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Our World

André Platteel

In 2007, when Rotterdam proclaimed itself European Youth Capital 2009, Dutch marketing strategist-writer-coach-idea generator Andre Platteel was hired to find out what, exactly, “youth” (meaning the multi-ethnic, economically diverse 12-to-27-year olds in Rotterdam) wanted, hoped for, dreamed about. This book is a multi-media chronicle of his search and the fascinating, wildly successful results – more than 100,000 young people in Rotterdam participated in one or more of the 500 projects and events. Photographs, interviews, writings, reports, installations all illuminate the theme of connection, and show how the first generation to grow up totally in an information culture uses that knowledge. As Platteel writes, optimistically, “They consider the world to be too precious to let egotism destroy it. The world they imagine has connectedness at its heart.”

Post Editions, The Netherlands
2010 / Hardcover / 8 x 10 1/4 inches / 328 pp / 30 b&w and 130 color
ISBN: 978-94-6083-019-8 · Retail Price: $49.95

OUT OF SHANGHAI

Focusing on three Shanghai-based Chinese contemporary artists – Shen Fan, Ding Yi and their teacher Yu Youhan – this bright yellow exhibition catalog documents a landmark show in Germany. Asking what exactly is Chinese about Chinese contemporary art, the exhibition answers the question with reference to millienia-old Chinese traditions and their interplay with Western modernism. All three artists make non-figurative work, but Yu Youhan, shaped by the repressive Cultural Revolution, had to pursue his art in secret, at great risk, with the goal of freeing Chinese art from the propagandistic style of social realism. Yu pushed the door open for his students, whose work reflects the dramatic changes in China since Tiananmen Square. With reproductions and many photos of the exhibition itself.

SNOECK, GERMANY
2011 / Exhibition catalog / Hardcover
7.5 x 11.75 inches / 128 pp / 100 color
ISBN: 978-3-940953-57-5 · Retail Price: $49.95

oVer

Lukas & Sternberg, New York, Plan.B Publishing, Bangkok
November 2005, Volume 3
Softcover with audio CD, 10 1/2 x 15 3/4 inches
52 pp, 52 color reproductions
ISSN: 1686-8889 · Retail Price: $29.95

PAGES Issue #5

On the Verge of Vertigo

Episode Publishers, The Netherlands
2007 / English and Farsi text
80 pp / Softcover / 7 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches
ISBN: 0-000-10001-1 · Retail Price: $19.95

PAGES Issue #6

Eventual Spaces

EPISODE PUBLISHERS, THE NETHERLANDS
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

PAGES 7

In Translation

Episode Publishers, The Netherlands
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

Christodoulos Panayiotou

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.

STERNBERG PRESS, BERLIN
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

STEFAN PANHANS

Sorry

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.

Snoeck, Germany
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

 

PANZA: THE LEGACY OF A COLLECTOR

The Panza di Biumo Collection at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
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

LAURINA PAPERINA

Braindead

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.

Perugi Artecontemporanea, Italy
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