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.
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
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.
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
Big Objects Not Always Silent
Luca Lo Pinto (Ed.)
French-born, Italy-based artist Nathalie Du Pasquier (b. 1957) was one of the founding members of Memphis, the groundbreaking Milanese design and architecture collective. During her time with Memphis, she designed patterns for textiles, carpets, objects and furniture, and later, patterns for American Apparel. Since 1987, her main passion has been painting and still life. In honor of the artist’s rich career, this very personal two-volume artist book accompanying a traveling retrospective by Kunsthalle Wien and the ICA, University of Pennsylvania, features over 30 years of Du Pasquier’s drawings and paintings, plus installation views. Influences range from Africa, Le Corbusier to de Chirico and Morandi. An interview with the artist by Luca Lo Pinto and essays by Andrew Ayers, Dafne Boggeri, Stephen Piccolo, Lodovico Pignatti Morano and Barbara Radice provide an informative and subjective view of her artistic practice.
KUNSTHALLE WIEN, VIENNA
ICA, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, PA
February 2017 / Exhibition catalogs / Softcover / 2-volume set
8 ¼ x 11 ¾ in. / 224 pp & 56 pp / 20 b&w and 170 color
ISBN: 978-3-95679-255-7 · Retail Price: $40.00
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.
6 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches / 128 pp / 100 color
ISBN: 978-94-91677-18-2 · Retail Price: $39.95
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.
April 2012 / Exhibition catalog / Softcover
9 x 11.5 inches / 80 pp / Full color
No ISBN · Retail Price: $32.00
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.
July 2013 / Exhibition catalog
Hardcover / 10 x 12 inches / 192 pp / 150 color
ISBN: 978-1-905464-40-1 · Retail Price: $49.95
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).
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
1981, Softcover, 10 x 10 inches
72 pp, 43 duotone and 9 color reproductions
ISBN: 978-0911291070 · Retail Price: $15.00
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.
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
Thomas Köllhofer & Frits Scholten
Co-published by Stichting Lon Pennock and Jap Sam Books, this attractive hardcover survey catalog brings together over 100 pieces from the playful, poetic body of work of Dutch artist Lon Pennock (b. 1945). By investigating simple forms seemingly borrowed from objective reality, Lon Pennock developed an aesthetic language which draws solely on such geometric elements as the rectangular solid, the cube, the cone or the cylinder. As co-author Frits Scholten remarks, “Often in Pennock’s oeuvre, movement and peripety are created through the use of diagonals—in sculpture, always a classic way to break through the stagnation and to suggest Iife.”
STICHTING LON PENNOCK, THE NETHERLANDS
February 2017 / English & German / Hardcover
9 ½ x 11 ½ in. / 120 pp / 4 b&w and 101 color
ISBN: 978-94-90322-80-9 · Retail Price: $40.00