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JÜRGEN PARTENHEIMER

Seeds and Tracks and Folded Spirits: South African Diary

Jochen Kienbaum & Bronwyn Law-Viljoen (Eds.)

Part of the Kienbaum Artists’ Books series, this illustrated hardcover compiles drawings and diary entries from 2011 made during an inspiring sojourn in South Africa by the multi-faceted German artist Jürgen Partenheimer. His writing complements the subtle nuances, delicate lines and tones of his graphic work, oils, graphite on canvas and sculptures in bronze, wood or wire. The symbolic essence of Partenheimer’s work is the fragility that derives from the line, visible even in his great stele towering some seven meters above the ground. Now based near Cologne, Partenheimer has long been noted for his literary endeavors, such as his diary when he was guest artist at the famous residential complex designed by Oscar Niemeyer in São Paulo, or his drawings and notes from 2007, when he was invited to the Nietzsche House in Sils-Maria. Writings by Jürgen Partenheimer and Bronwyn Law-Viljoen.

SNOECK, GERMANY
January 2013/ German & English
Exhibition catalog/ Hardcover
9 2/3 x 13 inches/ 82 pp/ 65 color
ISBN: 978-3-86642-035-1 · Retail Price: $45.00

JÜRGEN PARTENHEIMER

Calliope

Anne-Claire Schumacher

At the invitation of the Nymphenburg porcelain factory in Munich, renowned German artist Jürgen Partenheimer (b. 1947) created three sculptural vessels that convey his minimalist, yet highly personal and poetic vocabulary. In drawings and documentary photographs, Calliope documents the history of the factory, the eponymous exhibition and Partheimer’s working process in which the hand-turned vessels undergo a quite unpredictable transformation during their shaping, firing and glazing. The exhibition at the Musée Ariana in Geneva and this publication are part of the Nymphenburg Porcelain Factory’s invitational in which artists are invited to create a new work based on an historical object from their archives. Partenheimer approaches his subject matter at the very boundary of its corporeality as it transitions between immateriality and materiality.

SNOECK, GERMANY
MUSÉE ARIANA, GENEVA
February 2016 / English & French / Exhibition catalog
Hardcover / 9 ½ x 12 ¾ inches / 136 pp / 1 b&w and 105 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-147-1 · Retail Price: $42.00

PASADENA TO SANTA BARBARA:

A Selected History of Art in Southern California, 1951-1969

Decades before today’s major Los Angeles museums realized the potential of contemporary art, the pioneering institutions Pasadena Art Museum and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art under curator-directors Thomas Leavitt and Walter Hopps championed talented local and internationally recognized painters. Part of the Getty Research Institute’s Pacific Standard Time initiative, this crisp exhibition catalog reconstructs the partially forgotten history through photos and reproductions. Storied moments such as Kienholz’s first solo show (1961), Duchamp’s chess game with a naked Eve Babitz (1963) and Diebenkorn’s first major exhibition (1963) reenter the annals of 20th-century American art history.

THE GETTY FOUNDATION, LOS ANGELES SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART, SANTA BARBARA
August 2012/ Hardcover/ 9 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches/162 pp/ B&W and color
ISBN: 978-0-89951-113-9 · Retail Price: $39.95

PASSENGERS

Dagmar Keller & Martin Wittwer

Backlit, oneiric and softly colored as a Caravaggio painting, the portraits in this striking photo book by Dusseldorf–based artists Dagmar Keller and Martin Wittwer feel lost in time. While staying in Warsaw as artists-in-residence at CSW Zamek Ujazdowski, Keller and Wittwer decided to leave the city and hit the road. They traveled by late-night bus, linking the villages, small towns and cities of Poland. During those journeys, they captured passengers obscured behind stained, ice-covered windows in the pale light of the stations: portraits of people, lost in thought, resting or dozing, dazed from lack of sleep or simply bored. The striking contrast between the subtle portraits and the almost-banal circumstances of their creation is what makes this publication so magical, alongside the breathtaking full-bleed reproductions of their pigment inket prints.

SPECTOR BOOKS, LEIPZIG
KW INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, BERLIN
2014 / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 7 1/4 x 10 2/3 inches
164 pp / 109 color
ISBN: 978-3-944669-02-1 · Retail Price: $55.00

PASSINGS TO PRESENTS

Silence & Golden in the Work of Fillipo Minelli

Italian artist Fillipo Minelli has produced a body of land art based work that in his own words, “points out the gap between the reality we still live in and the ephemeral world of technologies.” Travelling to remote and economically strained corners of the world—from Mali to Cambodia—Minelli tags favelas and hillsides with terms from contemporary social media: “Flickr” on a lean-to in Phnom Phen, “Facebook” on a landfill in Barnako. This ephemeral poetry, moving beyond its roots in street art, disseminates our social networks by simultaneously criticizing our misplaced fixation on virtual technology and affirming opportunities for real-life sharing and negotiating. In Minelli’s first artist book, texts are featured on neutralized white pages while their corresponding visual is hidden yet accessible inside Japanese folded pages. This conceptual format confronts the typical hyper-speed of image circulation in our networked society.

ONOMATOPEE, THE NETHERLANDS
October 2014
Softcover
6 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches / 128 pp / 100 color
ISBN: 978-94-91677-18-2 · Retail Price: $39.95

MICHA PATINIOTT

Curiously Human

In 2010, the prestigious Stedelijk Museum Schiedam presented the first solo museum show for young Dutch painter Micha Patiniott along with this slim but wonderfully engaging exhibition catalog. Patiniott’s paintings, rooted in personal experience and imagination, capture reality with a twist. In his work, trivial situations soon get out of hand and lead to poetic, bizarre or amusing images. Patiniott is primarily a story-teller. His paintings are impulses to anecdotes or scenes from a narrative. Viewers can project their emotions on to them or use the ingredients for their own interpretations. Patiniott’s stories are unfinished. They do not confirm images, they create them. Patiniott’s career includes a year residency at the Fine Arts Work Ctr., Provincetown, Massachusetts, along with continued international exposure.

POST EDITIONS, THE NETHERLANDS
April 2012 / Exhibition catalog / Softcover
9 x 11.5 inches / 80 pp / Full color
No ISBN · Retail Price: $32.00

RICHARD PATTERSON

Richard Patterson’s complex, multilayered paintings sit firmly within the grand tradition of European and American art, to which he has added his own. One of the Young British Artists to emerge in the late 1980s, and a participant in both the Freeze and Sensation exhibitions, the artist has continued to challenge and push the boundaries of painting today. His collage paintings are steeped in pop culture allusions ranging from films, magazines and music to advertising and consumerism, while simultaneously testing the links between painting, iconography and the narrative. At long last a comprehensive survey on Patterson’s rich career. Texts by Toby Kamps and Jeremy Strick and an artist interview by Martin Herbert.

RIDINGHOUSE, LONDON
July 2013 / Exhibition catalog
Hardcover / 10 x 12 inches / 192 pp / 150 color
ISBN: 978-1-905464-40-1 · Retail Price: $49.95

NOVA PAUL

Form Next to Form Next to Form

Gwynneth Porter (Ed.)

This trip into Maori culture and landscape is a collaboration between New Zealand artist Noval Paul and the celebrated graphic design collective Åbäke. Paul’s 16mm film, This  is  not  Dying, was shot using a three-color separation process, later composed to form a single image with a creeping aura of turquoise, pink, lilac and apricot. Mesmerizing multi-colored stills from the film are reproduced along with a poetic essay from Paul and editor Gwynneth Porter, “The Virtue of Trees,” that, like a tree, grew from conversations spanning ideas of sovereignty, resistance, film analysis, genealogy and care of self and the world around us. Evocatively accompanied by a 7” LP with a recording of ‘Whakarongo Mai,’ played by Ben Tawhiti on slide and steel guitar (released by 1:12 Records, Auckland).

CLOUDS, AOTEAROA
NEW ZEALAND DENT-DE-LEONE, LONDON
April 2013/ Exhibition catalog
Softcover w/ 7-inch LP/
11 1/2 x 7 inches/ 64 pp/ 38 color
ISBN: 978-0-9864628-7-0 · Retail Price: $35.00

 

PAUL WONNER

Abstract Realist

The Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
1981, Softcover, 10 x 10 inches
72 pp, 43 duotone and 9 color reproductions
ISBN: 0-911291-07-5 · Retail Price: $15.00

EDDIE PEAKE

The Forever Loop

The second title in the exciting new Barbican series documenting art installations at the unique Curve gallery (yes, it is a curved space), London-based artist Eddie Peake’s Forever Loop combines live performance, sculpture, video, installation and painting to create an energetic gallery experience. Engaging with sexuality, elf-representation and language, Peake’s latest installation is a spectacle that posits the body as sculptural and sexual object. Accompanying the artist’s exhibition (2016), this volume examines the playful web of performance, sculpture, video and painting that Peake created for the space. Alongside installation views, related work and an interview with the artist by Alona Pardo, an essay by Omar Kholeif explores the allusions embedded in Peake’s work from the classical nude to pop culture and underground music.

RIDINGHOUSE, LONDON
BARBICAN CENTRE, LONDON
February 2016 / Exhibition catalog / Hardcover
6 ¾ x 9 ½ inches / 48 pp / 24 color
ISBN: 978-1-909932-16-6 · Retail Price: $15.95