John-Paul Stonard & Pamela Kort
This book offers the first English-language overview of German abstract painter Ernst Wilhelm Nay’s life and work. John-Paul Stonard’s extensive survey details development of Nay’s art and his relationship to the culture and politics of his time, from the Weimar Republic through the Third Reich to the postwar partition of Germany. Pamela Kort introduces Nay’s rise to fame in Germany, followed by a comprehensive overview of Nay’s reception outside of Germany, specifically in America and Britain. The two texts are accompanied by full-color illustrations of Nay’s paintings and archival imagery of the artist’s life. Texts by John-Paul Stonard, Pamela Kort and Sir Norman Rosenthal
April 2013/ English/ Exhibition catalog Hardcover/
10 x 11 1/2 inches/ 192 pp/ 140 color
ISBN: 978-1-905464-54-8 · Retail Price: $35.00
Lost Between the Extensivity / Intensivity Exchange
To visualize a brainstorm through diagrams is a proven strategy to generate innovative thinking. According to Giles Deleuze, “The diagram is indeed a chaos, a catastrophe but it is also a germ of order or rhythm.” Warren Neidich is a Berlinand Los Angeles–based post-conceptual artist who explores the interfaces between cultural production and brain research. In this project, Neidich attempts to give rise to the physical form of the “brainstorm” using performative wall drawing. This catalog includes documentation of that project as well as essays by Lia Gagintano and Sven-Olaf Wallenstein.
2009 / Exhibition catalog / Hardcover
9 2/3 x 13 inches / 128 pp / 6 b&w and 65 color
ISBN: 978-90-78454-26-7 · Retail Price: $59.95
Stefania Ferchedau (Ed.)
Ioana Nemes was one of the most remarkable figures in the new generation of contemporary Romanian artists. Her brief but extraordinary career is artfully presented in this graphically sophisticated monograph that intertwines images of her work, critical essays, letters and conversations with the artist. Fascinated with time, language and nonlinear narrative, Nemes’s artistic practice was predicated on an ongoing and unconstrained process of self-evaluation. On the slippery margins between art and life, her Monthly Evaluations project, realized in different formats and media, recorded the artist’s daily thoughts and experiences, measuring each day against a specific set of parameters: physical, emotional, intellectual, financial and chance. In addition to her work as a visual artist, Nemes’s diverse practice also included cross-disciplinary collaborative projects that allowed her to work cohesively across fashion, design, scenography and visual art—most notably her work with the fashion collective Rozalb De Mura and the interior design collaborative Liste Noire.
July 2015 / English & Romanian
Softcover / 8 x 10 3/4 inches / 256 pp / 25 b&w and 37 color
ISBN: 978-3-944669-87-8 · Retail Price: $38.00
Mark Von Schlegell
Dystopia has been called “utopia’s wretched flipside,” yet contemporary science-fiction author Mark von Schlegell has figured out how to see dystopia not as pure apocalypse, but as a tabula rasa – a context from which luck, hope and a possible utopian future can emerge. Von Schlegell’s illustrated screenplay-as-science fiction novel is the jumping-off point for this exhibition catalog from the Musée d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux. With many illustrations, reproductions and installation photos on the theme from several dozen important contemporary artists, including Wallace Berman, Isa Genzken, Franz West, Cosima von Bonin and the Pathetic Sympathy Seekers, among others.
CAPC, Museum of Contemporary Art, Bordeaux
November 2011 / English & French / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 5 1/8 x 7 3/8 inches / 272 pp / 96 color
ISBN: 978-1-934105-54-2 · Retail Price: $24.95
Let the Other Thing In
Rosemary Heather & Nicolaus Schafhausen (Eds.)
In Kate Newby’s site-responsive installations, handcrafted and found objects are often combined with words or phrases to form artworks that engage with the particularities of place. The New Zealand artist’s intimate engagement with materials and nonhierarchical involvement with space exhibit a sophisticated understanding of the role that architecture plays in the shaping of thought and perception, our sense of self in the body and in community.
FOGO ISLAND ARTS, NEWFOUNDLAND
2014 / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 6 x 8 1/4 inches
144 pp / 63 color
ISBN: 978-3-943365-87-0 · Retail Price: $30.00
Gwynneth Porter (Ed.)
Existing somewhere between a survey of recent work and artist’s book, Incredible Feeling is punctuated with four new photographic essays by New Zealand artist Kate Newby. The entire photo-based book is interspersed with specimens from Newby’s recent series, Skim Stones—delicate ceramic facsimiles of gems and common rocks found across her travels. Previously presented in a more traditional taxonomical format, here the stones are given to the artist’s friends to toss across the water at meaningful locations of their choice. These joyful, personal snapshots are interspersed with illustrations of a full range of Newby’s other recent projects including Let the other thing in (2013), the subject of her last publication from an artist residency on Fogo Island, Newfoundland. Creative texts from Sarah Hopkinson, Chris Kraus and Tahi Moore contribute to Newby’s winsome approach to making art in the everyday world.
HOPKINSON MOSSMAN, NEW ZEALAND
July 2014 / Softcover
6 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches / 144 pp / 90 color
ISBN: 978-0-9876593-8-5 · Retail Price: $35.00
2008 / Softcover / 7 1/2 x 10 inches
128 pp / 60 color
ISBN: 978-0-911291-33-9 · Retail Price: $35.00
Escalier du Chant
Eva Wilson (Ed.)
How do songs reflect political events? How does a song become a political song? Artist Olaf Nicolai invited 11 international composers to write songs referencing political events of current relevance to them. Without prior announcement, a total of 58 songs were performed as a cappella pieces on 12 Sundays in 2011 on the central staircase of the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich. Visitors to the museum found themselves as actors in a staged performance for brief instances of time. A smartly designed three-volume boxed set, Escalier du Chant, works almost like a scrapbook of the event. Included are excerpts from the songs and commentaries by the composers in the form of 58 music sheets along with a booklet featuring photographs of the performances. Including songs by Tony Conrad, Georg Friedrich Haas, Georg Katzer, Liza Lim, Samir Odeh-Tamimi, Enno Poppe with Marcel Beyer, Rolf Riehm, James Saunders, Elliott Sharp, Mika Vainio and Jennifer Walshe.
January 2015 / 3-volume set / English & German
Softcovers w/slipcase / 7 x 9 ¾ inches
120 pp / 42 b&w
ISBN: 978-3-940064-65-3 · Retail Price: $130.00
Le Pigment de la Lumière
A collaboration between sculptor Olaf Nicolai and photographer Heidi Specker, this artist book poetically captures Nicolai’s intervention during the reconstruction of the Bauhaus Masters’ Houses—once home to Moholy-Nagy, Kandinsky and Klee, among others—in Dessau. Coating the walls with marble dust with varying degrees of granulation to create geometrical patterns, Nicolai produced a subtle relief that responds to the homes changing light conditions. Specker in turn gives the camouflaged surfaces a heightened sense of presence through her photographic renderings that direct the viewer’s gaze to the interplay of contour, surface, space and light. In Nicolai and Specker’s joint publication, an aesthetic intervention in a reconstructed space finds another iteration through the medium of photography in book form. The soft cover and Chinese fold give this elegant artist book and abstract journey through an iconic space a supple, organic feel.
July 2015 / English & German
Softcover w/Chinese fold / 8 x 10 1/2 inches / 48 pp / 35 color
ISBN: 978-3-944669-58-8 · Retail Price: $45.00
It’s Always Night, Or We Wouldn’t Need Light
This beautiful, softcover catalog documents a joint presentation of Astrid Nippoldt’s films accompanied by painted installations by Hansjoerg Dobliar at the Villa Merkel in Esslingen. It showcases two artists who follow in the footsteps of Romantic traditions, creating art which inspires dreaming. Dobliar, for his part, harnesses his large over-paintings of magazine photographs in colorfully gloomy constructions to form the effect of cosmic space with these seemingly crystalline structures. Nippoldt, whose films are evocative fragmented narratives, uses witty detail to define, gently, the absurdity of existence. Don’t miss Hans-Jurgen Hafner’s marvelous essay, written from the imagined future. Includes several photographs of the installations along with essays by Andreas Baur, Doris Krystof and Johannes Meinhardt.
2010 / English & German / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 9 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches / 64 pp / 35 color
ISBN: 978-3-940953-37-7 · Retail Price: $32.00