2008 / English and Farsi text / Softcover / 7 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches / 112 pp / extensive b&w
ISBN: 978-90-5973-079-3 · Retail Price: $19.95
2009 / English & Farsi / Softcover
8 1/2 x 13 1/ 4 inches / 80 pp / 35 b&w
ISBN: 978-90-5973-099-1 · Retail Price: $19.95
Two Days after Forever: A Reader on the Choreography of Time
The Cyprus Pavilion, Biennale Arte 2015
Omar Kholeif (Ed.)
Cypriot artist Christodoulos Panaylotou uses archaeology as a discipline to explore the mechanisms governing the relationship between tradition and modernity. Physical artifacts cover the pavilion, from ancient mosaics and shoes made of fake leather handbags to a mountain of shredded Cyprus dollars. Published to accompany the installation at the Cyprus Pavilion, 56th Venice Biennale, this reader adopts a variety of modes of address—critical writing, poetry, open-ended letters, sketches, provocations, new and existing texts—as theater for considering the questions: How does one choreograph a history that is constantly being reimagined? Is there an anthropology of movement? Cyprus becomes the site of multiple imaginaries with new routes of escape, exploring materiality as performance and quiet gestures as subversive counterpoints to homogenous nationalistic narratives. Contributors include Elke Wittrock, Mirjam Brusius, Malak Helmy, Yannis Hamilakis, Uzma Z. Rizvi among others.
CYPRES MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND CULTURE
October 2015 / Softcover
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches / 224 pp / 10 b&w and 1 color
ISBN: 978-3-95679-138-3 · Retail Price: $28.00
German videographer/photographer Stefan Panhans is well-established in Europe for his biting, sardonic cultural satire and surrealistic environments. This is his sixth monograph-exhibition catalog, the first available in the United States, where he is on the cusp of discovery by Americans. This artist’s book brings together several bodies of work, including Sorry – with stills from the work, and documents of the process of making the video – and When does the moon actually come out?, which includes seven video installations and 35 photographic works. Panhans’ work focuses on “mental archaeology,” a kind of artistic research; his themes include isolation, oppression, police intervention and government authority.
August 2011 / English & German / Exhibition catalog
Hardcover / 5 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches / 86 pp / 64 color
ISBN: 978-3-940953-73-5 · Retail Price: $45.00
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
1999, Exhibition catalog
Softcover, 11 x 10 inches
251 pp, 174 color reproductions
ISBN: 0-914357-73-5 · Retail Price: $39.95
Italian artist Laurina Paperina’s Braindead is a pop-culture feat of comedy and commentary. In the 80 colorful drawings included here, Paperina applies her free-wheeling brand of cultural satire to a wide range of iconic characters. Who else could mix Homer Simpson (whose brain is depicted as a donut with sprinkles), Jackson Pollock and the Pope in one sharply observed book? Yes, there’s plenty of Technicolor brain tissue, but instead of leaving the viewer feeling repulsed, Paperina uses her stylized graphic motifs to hit on the essence of each character - what makes them tick - and as a result, the surprising clumps of brain become laugh-aloud funny.
September 2008 / Softcover / 8 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches
96 pp / 66 color
ISBN: 978-88-87327-14-4 · Retail Price: $35.00
Rheingold at Dyck Castle
2008 / Softcover / 8 1/2 x 11 inches / 160 pp / 134 color
ISBN: 978-3-936859-94-2 · Retail Price: $45.00
Alex Coles (Ed.)
Tecoh is a sprawling series of buildings designed by Jorge Pardo deep in the Yucatán jungle. Taking over six years to fabricate and engaging existing ruins of a nineteenth-century hacienda, the project is by far the artist’s most ambitious work to date. Over 100 color images guide the reader around its myriad buildings and landscaping—from subterranean concrete forms peaking out of the wild jungle grasses to quiet details of tiles and furniture to Pardo’s iconic bulbous lamps. Michael Govan, the director of LACMA, sets Tecoh within a deeper history the artist’s work, while Alex Coles proposes a critical framework for its interpreta- tion. This handsome publication offers the only available in-depth document of the project.
BERLIN LA VACA INDEPEDIENTE, MEXICO
January 2013/ Exhibition catalog Hardcover/
9 x 11 1/2 inches/ 186 pp/ 119 color
ISBN: 978-3-943365-44-3 · Retail Price: $52.00
Head in the Railings
2005 / Softcover / 4 1/2 x 6 7/8 inches / 64 pp / 30 b&w
ISBN: 1-870699-85-8 · Retail Price: $16.00
This exhibition catalog for the influential French artist Philippe Parreno spans a year-long retrospective to be held in five venues: the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (New York), Kunsthalle Zurich, Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin, and the Serpentine Gallery in London. Parreno’s wide-ranging, highly experimental work is rooted in Conceptual Art, and ranges across media including film, video, science fiction, art theory and drawing. The catalog focuses on Parreno’s recent film, June 8, 1968, which reinterprets Robert F. Kennedy’s funeral train procession, as well as No Ghost, Just a Shell, a collaboration between Parreno and Pierre Huyghe. Commentary on program of related events is included, as well as texts by Maria Lind, Tom Eccles, Simon Critchley, Jörn Schaffaff and others.
2010 / Exhibition catalog / Softcover / 4 5/8 x 7 1/4 inches / 58 pp / 4 color
ISBN: 978-1-934105-13-9 · Retail Price: $14.95