The first monograph on the work of Romanian artist team Mona Vatamanu and Florin Tudor, with extensive images since 2000, on the occasion of the Surplus Value exhibition. This rich goulash of film, photography, painting, performance, and site-specific projects is complemented by specially commissioned texts critically analyzing Vatamanu and Florin’s work in relation to history and contemporary art. The way these artists look at issues such as collective memory, erasure, the remnants of fallen regimes, and amnesia towards recent history has positioned them among the most compelling and literate interpreters of our contemporary post-communist condition, extending far beyond their native Romania to the “former West” and further afield. With an in-depth interview with the artists by Bucharest-based curator and writer Mihnea Mircan.
Bak Basis Voor Actuelle Kunst, The Netherlands
January 2010 / Exhibition catalog / Hardcover
4 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches / 112 pp / 16 b/w and 84 color
ISBN: 978-94-60830-03-7 · Retail Price: $35.00
Bergen Assembly 2013
Ekaterina Degot & David Riff (Eds.)
Monday Begins on Saturday is the title of a fantasy novel from the 1960s about a magical research institute in the Soviet Union, written by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky. It is also the title of the first edition of Bergen Assembly, a new triennial of contemporary art.
2014 / Softcover
7 x 9 1/2 inches / 344 pp
249 b&w and color
ISBN: 978-3-943365-74-0 · Retail Price: $47.00
Rotterdam artist Olaf Mooij is famous for his hilarious car sculptures, like the Braincar, a car whose top has been transformed into a giant replica of the human brain. During the day, the car drives through the city, and at night it dreams of its day through video projections on the matte white brain surface. This generously illustrated exhibition catalog, a retrospective reaching back to 1999, also includes the DJ Mobile (with a professional sound system, 14 speakers and a built-in DJ booth), the car condoms called Rubbers, and installation photos of smaller works. “I try to make artworks that are related to people to help them understand art,” says Mooij, whose influence range from Dada to Detroit. “I also want to put humor in my art that will make people smile.” With several essays in English and Dutch.
2010 / English & Dutch / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 9 1/8 x 12 3/8 inches / 148 pp / full color
ISBN: 978-94-6083-022-8 · Retail Price: $39.95
Fabienne Eggelhöfer (Ed.)
An intriguing conversation exploring the relationship of Henry Moore’s career to that of Paul Klee is the focus of this handsome exhibition catalog accompanying the exhibition at Zentrum Paul Klee. Curators Sebastiano Barassi of the Henry Moore Foundation, Matthew Gale of the Tate Modern and Fabienne Eggelhofer of the Paul Klee Center have assembled a cross-section of Moore’s sculpture and paintings that demonstrate—though the two artists never met, their closely related anti-academic stance and shared idea of a natural creative process. Both artists avoided the avant-garde debates on figuration and abstraction, and both, argue the show’s curators, were concerned with allowing their work to combine abstract and surrealist, classical and romantic elements, in a sense, pointing the way toward postmodern stylistic diversity. With 80 images and essays by the three curators, this publication is a welcome addition to scholarship in the field.
CENTER PAUL KLEE, BERN
English & German / Exhibition catalog/ Hardcover
8 1/2 x 11 inches / 140 pp / 80 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-110-5 · Retail Price: $49.95
A well-deserved survey for the internationally acclaimed Argentinian film and video artist Sebastián Díaz Morales. Covering 15 years of work (1998–2013), Ficcionario is a kind of autopoetic sum of his prolific career re-created through film stills, texts and reports by participants. Exhibited and collected by institutions such as the Tate Modern and the Centre Pompidou and a Guggenheim Fellow (2009), Morales has participated in major film and video festivals and art biennials worldwide. His particular view of reality—a fusion of poetic and realistic narrative style—represents the Latin American literature of magical realism as well as the docu-fictional style of South American cinema. Writings and drawings drifting through the artist’s film stills give the book an almost diaristic feel. Contributions by noted American video artist Gary Hill, Indonesian video artist Hafiz Rancajale, independent curator Dick Verdult and political South African photographer Jo Ratcliff among others.
January 2015 / English & Spanish
Hardcover / 8 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches
260 pp / 120 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-093-1 · Retail Price: $72.00
Falling Into Place
In this beautiful, limited-edition artist’s book, British artists Heather and Ivan Morison continue their inquiry into cultures of self-sufficiency and the topography of escape, bringing together sketches, drawings and an engrossing narrative: part science fiction, part history, part autobiography and part fairytale. The Morisons represented Wales at the 2007 Venice Biennale with their timber structures Pleasure Island and Fantasy Island, which were inspired by the hand-built shelters associated with the “back-to-the-land” movements of the ‘sixties and ‘seventies. As they write, “It got to the point where I just had to get out. That’s when I built my first escape vehicle.” Printed offset in an edition of 1,500 copies, with dust jacket with gold blocking.
April 2010 / Softcover / 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches / 144 pp / b/w and color
ISBN: 978-1-906012-09-0 · Retail Price: $29.95
It’s Just a Certain Sound I’m After
2008 / English & German / Hardcover / 9 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches / 96 pp / 60 color
ISBN: 978-3-936859-78-2 · Retail Price: $45.00
Giving the Story a Treatment
2005, Series 011, 220 pp, 25 color reproductions
English and German text
Softcover, 3 3/8 x 6 3/4 inches
ISBN: 0-9745688-48 · Retail Price: $19.95
1999, 24 postcards in CD shelter
ISBN: 4-309-90290-1 · Retail Price: $19.95
1999, English and Japanese text
Softcover, 8 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches
160 pp, 100 plus color reproductions
ISBN: 4-309-90280-4 · Retail Price: $42.00