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MICHAEL AUDER

Stories, Myths, Ironies, and Other Songs: Conceived, Directed, Edited, and Produced by M. Auder

Quinn Latimer & Adam Szymczyk (Eds.)

At once poetic and critical, cruel and confessional, internationally known French artist Michel Auder’s casually virtuosic videos have for over five decades disrupted traditional perceptual habits of moviegoers and art audiences alike, subverting notions of filmic narrative and process. Employing new video formats as they become available, the New York–based Auder has produced short and feature films, video installations and photography that transgress genres, borrowing from art history, literature, commercial television, and experimental cinema, and was most recently featured at the 2014 Whitney Biennial. The richly illustrated monograph/artist book includes “Twenty Film-Poems for M. Auder,” a series of mini-essays on selected videos by Basel-based American poet and critic Quinn Latimer, and an extensive interview with the artist by Kunsthalle Basel director Adam Szymczyk, and a catalogue raisonné of Auder’s video works. The unique design, including a cut-out cover, creates an exciting visual experience while viewing the rich contents.

STERNBERG PRESS, BERLIN
Kunsthalle Basel, BERLIN
January 2015 / Softcover w/Die-cuts
8 x 11 1/2 inches
368 pp / 1000 b&w and color
ISBN: 978-3-95679-023-2 · Retail Price: $59.00

ILIT AZOULAY

Finally Without End

Orit Bulgaru (Ed.)

Concerned with the scraps and remains of the everyday from architectural debris to spools of thread, Israeli artist, Ilit Azoulay’s meticulously composed photographs capture the ambiguity of objects detached from their original purpose. Created during a five-month residency at the KW Institute for Contempory Art, Berlin, the sumptuous monograph features work from her recent series Implicit Manifestations, in which architectural fragments she collected from ten cities were collaged into site-specific installations. Several essays discuss her practice. Sarit Shapira describes the artist’s 2008 series Unknown Aspects; Michal Ben-Naftali offers a psychoanalytic reading of Azoulay’s uncanny images; Shalom Shpilman explores the theme of viewer participation; and show curators Aya Lurie and Gabriele Horn meditate on two concurrent exhibitions of Azoulay’s photographs as events-in-progress—forever unfolding and forestalling conclusion.

STERNBERG PRESS, BERLIN
KW, BERLIN
January 2015 / Softcover
8 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches
192 pp / 19 b&w and 128 color
ISBN: 978-3-95679-109-3 · Retail Price: $47.00

ILIT AZOULAY

Shifting Degrees of Certainty
KW Pocket 3

Adela Yawitz (Ed.)

Third in the KW Pocket Series is the catalog Shifting Degrees of Certainty from the exciting young Israeli artist, Ilit Azoulay. During her 2013 five-month residency at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Azoulay traveled throughout Germany collecting and photographing objects and architectural fragments in towns and cities from Berlin to Bamberg, as well as in the KW building itself. Her interest in the archaeology of cities resulted in the 2014 exhibition of the same title at the KW Berlin. Documented in this pocket-sized catalog accompanying the exhibition are images of the 93 objects she photographed, the site-specific installation, and narratives Azoulay developed about her finds based on correspondence with squatters, botanists and taxidermists. Combined with texts from the exhibition audio guide, the publication, edited by curators E llen Blumenstein and Adela Yawitz, also features an essay by Katia Reich examining the project’s archival character.

SPECTOR BOOKS, LEIPZIG
KW, BERLIN
January 2015
Exhibition catalog / Softcover / 4 1/2 x 6 inches
194 pp / 42 b&w
ISBN: 978-3-944669-99-1 · Retail Price: $18.00

KNUT ÅSDAM

The Long Gaze, The Short Gaze

In a companion book to the challenging exhibition at Bergen Kunsthalle, viewers experience the latest work of Norwegian artist Knut Åsdam, one of Europe’s central contemporary practitioners of film, video art and installation. This publication brings together a collection of new commissioned texts on the projects in the exhibition: Åsdam’s new films, Abyss and Tripoli (both 2010), and a new installation work based on the artist’s own archive of found photo material. Exploring once again themes of transformation and relocation, borders and boundaries, inside and outside, Asdam confronts issues like the migration of people between land areas, or physical movement and the bodily experience of architecture in urban surroundings.

STERNBERG PRESS, BERLIN / NEW YORK
BERGEN KUNSTHALL, NORWAY
2011 / Hardcover / 8 x 10.5 inches
160 pp / 175 color
ISBN: 978-1-934105-28-3 · Retail Price: $39.95

Miroslaw Balka

Lichtzwang

SNOECK, GERMANY
September 2006, English and German text
Exhibition catalog, Softcover, 9 1/8 x 11 1/8 inches
40 pp, 40 color reproductions
ISBN: 3-936859-40-X · Retail Price: $25.00

STEPHAN BALKENHOL

Deichtorhallen Hamburg

SNOECK, GERMANY
2009 / Exhibition catalog / Hardcover
7 x 9 3/4 inches / 190 pp / 22 b&w and 54 color
ISBN: 978-3-936859-56-0 · Retail Price: $54.00

Stephan Balkenhol

Balanceakt

In an interview with the editor Matthias Winzen, Stephan Balkenhol – who has subjected one of his trademark patiently forbearing figures on this occasion to a “Balancing Act” for the anniversary of German reunification – also maintains that a meaningful monument to commemorate German unity is a tricky enterprise. In the capital, Berlin, not far from Checkpoint Charlie and in front of the high-rise Springer Building, a man wearing a white shirt and black trousers is balancing on a piece of stylized wall that is itself situated at a flashpoint of German post-war history. The book gives an account of this important work’s development in the studio, and serves as a short, yet engrossing, reader on the history of the City of Berlin.

Snoeck, Germany
February 2011 / Hardcover / 8.5 x 11.5 inches
96 pp / 10 b&w and 110 color
ISBN: 978-3-940953-35-3 · Retail Price: $49.95

STEPHAN BALKENHOL

In Sankt Elisabeth

Apostolic General Vicariate Fulda (Ed.)

Kassel’s prestigious documenta in the Church of St. Elisabeth presents Stephan Balkenhol’s wooden sculptures in an installation of somber and engaging human figures. This comprehensive exhibition catalog describes and depicts the large-format wooden reliefs on the nave, a female figure in the chapel tower and a male figure on a golden sphere high up in the bell tower. The connections between Balkenhol’s wooden craftsmanship and historic German religious art will be highlighted by the beautiful and historic venue. Though controversial in its placement, Balkenhol’s installation will undoubtedly enrich the every-fifth-year summer event, which transforms the city into a Mecca for the art world. Accompanying essays by Helmut Krausser, Rainer Marten, Josef Meyer zu Schlochtern and Matthias Winzen.

SNOECK, GERMANY
August 2012/ Hardcover/ 9 × 11 inches/ 98 pp/ 90 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-020-7 · Retail Price: $29.95

STEPHAN BALKENHOL

STEPHAN BALKENHOL
SNOECK, GERMANY
February 2007, English and German text
Exhibition catalog, Hardcover, 9.5 x 11.25 inches
304 pp, 250 color reproductions
ISBN: 978-3-936859-46-1 · Retail Price: $79.95

BALLERINA IN A WHIRLPOOL

SNOECK, GERMANY
February 2007, English and German text
Exhibition catalog, Hardcover, 9.5 x 12 inches
120 pp, 90 color reproductions
ISBN: 978-3-936859-47-8 · Retail Price: $42.00