A Stellar Key to the Summerland
2008 / Softcover /5 x 6 3/4 inches
112 pp /112 b&w reproductions
ISBN: 978-1-870699-86-0 · Retail Price: $29.95
Rise Early, Be Industrious
Remco de Blaaij, Gerrie van Noord & Olivia Plender (Eds.)
The first significant survey of work by British artist Olivia Plender (b. 1977), this substantial monograph navigates the artist’s evolving attitudes to historical and contemporary forms of communication and education in her research-based practice. From a reappraisal of her project Google Office (2010), in which artistic agency meets Liberation Management, to her rethinking of the Open University as a model for the educational role of television, her work is a critical envisioning of labor’s extensive influence. To this end, she also addresses the work ethic embedded into mainstream educational systems during the industrial era, and the alternative movements that placed creativity and the arts as central to an attempt at emancipation. In specially commissioned essays and interviews, archival material, and new texts by the artist, this publication addresses the in-depth investigation of Plender’s research and artwork into educational models and their relation to social organization. Essays by Angus Cameron, Maeve Connolly, Lars Bang Larsen and Tirdad Zolghadr.
THE BANFF CENTRE, CANADA
CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS, GLASGOW
February 2016 / Exhibition catalog / Softcover
6 ¾ x 9 ½ inches / 256 pp / 95 b&w and 95 color
ISBN: 978-3-95679-174-1 · Retail Price: $42.00
With bold colors and expressive brushstrokes, emerging Cologne- based artist Andreas Plum collages colored strips of paper onto canvas and then applies paint or groups the strips to bring forth an explosive cathartic vision. In his first exhibition catalog, Plum adopts the motifs of Pop Art as well as the abstract thrust of hard-edge painting and blends the two approaches with the lingering resonance of arte povera in mixed media on canvas. Plum’s multi-colored paper streamers appear as an eruption of a psychedelia, breathing new life into the sterility of conceptual art with paradoxical visual and material choices.
October 2012/ Softcover/ 8 1/4 x 11 inches/ 80pp/ 45 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-021-4 · Retail Price: $29.95
Esther Schlicht, Roland Wetzel & Max Hollein (Eds.)
During the 1940s and 1950s, the Affichistes appeared in Paris with a new and revolutionary artistic format: the tearing down of posters. In the resulting looted random images, they created a radical contradiction to the dominant abstract painting of the postwar period. This catalog, accompanying the exhibition by Museum Tinguely and the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, provides a comprehensive look at activities spanning two decades (1948–68) by an important postwar avant-garde in France including artists Raymond Hains, Jacques Villeglé, François Dufrêne, Mimmo Rotella, and Wolf Vostell. Highlighting their backgrounds in decollage, action and happening, this handsome oversized book allows for beautiful reproductions of their complex collaged works, which appear still fresh and radiant today. A full chronology and timeline of the movement is included in the back along with interviews or writings about the artists by curators Esther Schlicht and Roland Wetzel plus Bernard Blistene, Fritz Emslander, Didier Semin and Dominique Stella.
MUSEUM TINGUELY, BASEL
January 2015 / English & German
Exhibition catalog / Softcover / 9 3/4 x 12 inches
280 pp / 30 b&w and 140 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-103-7 · Retail Price: $72.00
Dirck Möllmann & Elisabeth Fiedler (Eds.)
Timed to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Europe’s liberation from Nazi totali- tarianism, the six contemporary projects featured in Political Landscape focus on the geography, sociology and history of the Ausseerland region and the western Totes Gebirge, areas active in both supporting and opposing Hitler’s fascism during the mid-1940s. Few witnesses of these past events are still alive and many interpretations are contested. Aiming to awaken collective and individual memory, an international group of artists—Clegg & Guttmann, Eva Grubinger, Florian Hüttner, Angelika Loderer, Susan Philipsz and Bojan Šarcevic—present varying interpretations of the historic landscape. This handsome book with rounded corners and an embossed cover was published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition and functions as a walking project and history guide. Text and images of each project, the artists and sites are included along with details and local anecdotes.
February 2016 / English & German / Softcover
5 ¼ x 8 ¼ inches / 195 pp / 8 b&w and 60 color
ISBN: 978-3-95679-161-1 · Retail Price: $26.00
The Multiplication of Humour
Eva Schmidt (Ed.)
With his sheets, maps, books, photographs and objects, Sigmar Polke opened up completely new pathways for art in the 20th century by means of experimental media. While related to his painting practice, Polke’s 200 editioned works link the artist’s larger oeuvre to a diverse circle of collaborators. Colored serial prints with everyday motifs appear as German Pop in the vicinity of reportage-like, socially critical photos or mixed-media images produced on decorative furnishing materials. This exhibition catalog showcases Alex Ciesielski’s complete collection of Polke’s editioned works. Full-color reproductions pair with a remarkable amount of original texts—from Hubertus Butin, Thomas Kapielski, Stefan Koldehoff, Stefanie Kreutzer and Inse Rüttinger, among others—each reflecting on a single edition from perspectives alternatively academic and anecdotal.
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SIEGEN, GERMANY
September 2013 / English, French & German Exhibition catalog / Hardcover
9 1/4 x 12 1/2 inches / 176 pp / 120 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-042-9 · Retail Price: $59.95
Axel Ciesielski is an avid collector of Sigmar Polke’s work, probably the only person in the world who can say that he owns each one of the artist’s editions. This catalog presents all the posters produced for Polke’s museum and gallery exhibitions—posters almost exclusively designed and determined by the artists’ ironic eye. A particularly fascinating aspect of Ciesielski’s collection is that it includes perfect copies of all these posters as ephemeral counterparts to Polke’s work; the artist himself included the posters in his catalog raisonné, pointing to their hybrid state between artwork and advertisement. The book is also a journey through the art world of the 1960s, revealing Polke’s early benefactors as well as the institutional retrospectives that subsequently promoted and reflected his worldwide fame.
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SIEGEN, GERMANY
2014 / English & German
Hardcover / 9 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches
336 pp / 162 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-054-2 · Retail Price: $69.95
Sonehati CG Works 1999
1999, Softcover with CD-ROM, 8 1/2 X 11 3/4 inches
130 pp, 130 color reproductions
ISBN: 4-87280-387-6 · Retail Price: $42.00
Technology, Experimental Film, Conceptual Art
Martin Ebner and Florian Zeyfang
Poor Man’s Expression examines the relationship between film, video, technology and art, with a particular focus on the reciprocal influences between conceptual art and experimental film. Works, lectures, and performances by international artists – created for the exhibition of the same title in Berlin in 2006, and expanded for the publication – are set alongside historical experimental films. This profound book asks whether the infiltration of experimental film into the realm of 1980s and 90s media art is analogous to general social and media trends brought about by the fragmentation caused by consumer society. Featured artists include Stephanie Taylor, Sebestyén Kodolányi, Sebastian Lütgert, Henrik Olesen, Mathias Poledna, Sean Snyder, Daria Martin, Kirsten Pieroth, Martin Ebner, Florian Zeyfang.
Arsenal Institute for Film and Video Art, Berlin
May 2011 / Softcover / 9.5 x 12 inches
240 pp / 100 b&w and 200 color
ISBN: 978-1-934105-01-6 · Retail Price: $34.95
2007 / Exhibition catalog / Flexicover
12 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches / 37 pp / full color reproduction
ISBN: 978-1-895086-17-1 · Retail Price: $29.95