The Named and Unnamed
at the University of British Columbia
April 2003, Exhibition catalog, Hardcover, 7 x 9 3/4 inches
64 pp, 4 b&w and 26 color reproductions
ISBN: 0-88865-628-9 · Retail Price: $25.00
Canadian curator Tom Morton is really the focus of this thought-provoking catalog for an exhibition with the deliberately ultra-bland title Recent British Painting. Morton—a star of the London art world who staged the notorious Cyprien Gaillard exhibition at the Hayward Gallery, and a noted contributor to Frieze—looks at the world of appropriation as it applies to curators, not just to artists. The premise draws upon the programming and aesthetic of a certain group of exhibitions and publications, such as those by the British Council from the 1970s and 1980s. The specificity of these now seemingly passé exhibitions resided in the fact that there was no curatorial input; today, the curatorial reference to this exhibition practice permits the questioning of the meaning of every work under the banner of the “new.” Eleven artists are featured, including Edwin Burdis, Nicholas Byrne, Milea Dragicevic and others. From the Grimm Gallery in Holland.
September 2013 / English & German
Exhibition catalog / Hardcover / 9 1/2 x 13 inches
128 pp / 150 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-037-5 · Retail Price: $45.00
Ten Years of Cross-Cultural Activities:
Chinese European Art Center
A richly illustrated publication marking the tenth anniversary of the Chinese European Art Center (CEAC) in Xiamen, established to promote artistic exchange between the two countries. The Dutch founders of CEAC engaged with the Chinese art community before contemporary art there became a fad and a high-priced commodity. The result is a dynamic institution that has facilitated creative interaction between artists in China and Western Europe. This fine book, full of archival photos and texts which will be exhibited at the Dutch Culture Center at World Expo 2010 in Shanghai, is an important historical document. Includes work by former resident artists such as Aam Solleveld, Amy Wong, Arnoud Noordegraaf, Bas Princen, Hulya Yilmaz, Charlotte Schleiffert, Chen Quingqing, Fahretin Öhrenli, Gerald van der Kaap, Folkert de Jong, Gu Yue and Hartmut Wilkening.
2010 / English & Chinese / Softcover
4 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches / 320 pp / Extensive b&w and color
ISBN: 978-94-90322-11-3 · Retail Price: $69.95
Rock Paper Scissors
2009 / Hardcover / 9 x 13 1/2 inches / 80 pp / 46 color
ISBN: 978-3-940953-01-8 · Retail Price: $69.95
Heart of Glass: Paintings and Drawings 1967-2012
Stephan Berg (Ed.)
A New York-based painter born in San Diego, Reed is a Guggenheim Fellow whose work is included in important international collections. This extensively illustrated retrospective exhibition catalog displays Reed’s abstract work and highlights him as a colorist whose narrow “brushstroke” paintings collapse the distance between European and American painting. Although best known for the “bedroom paintings” in which he inserted his own work into key scenes from Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo, he also finds a way to replace the frenzied subjectivity of Abstract Expressionism with a cool, seductive aestheticism. Essays by curator Stephan Berg, Christoph Schreyer and Richard Shiff.
August 2012/ Softcover/ 9 1/2 x 12 inches/ 144 pp/ 70 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-013-9 · Retail Price: TBA
It Was The Moment She Finally Snapped…Rehab
2008 / English & Dutch / Softcover
9 1/2 x 13 inches / 68 pp / extensive b&w
ISBN: 978-90-5973-070-0 · Retail Price: $55.00
When KGB spy Rudolph Abel (best known for his exchange of information through a hollow nickel) was arrested in 1957, the FBI found 50 oil paintings in his NYC studio apartment. Abel had used his work as an amateur artist as his cover—his favorite “subject”: lonely old men in the big city. Amateur is artist Fabian Reimann’s retelling of a true story of international espionage. Reimann trolled through FBI archives to learn about the life and circumstances of the elusive artist-spy. Photos of Abel’s studio and workspace show him as someone as adept at priming canvas as making wiretaps. This artist’s book/catalog accompanies Reinmann’s exhibition Amateur und Überflieger (Amateur and Overachiever) at the Kunstverein Hannover. Accompanying texts by Louise Bernikow, Ulrike Boskamp and René Zechlin.
KUNSTVEREIN HANNOVER, GERMANY
September 2013 / English & German
Exhibition catalog / Softcover / 8 1/2 x 11 3/4
116 pp / 237 b&w
ISBN: 978-3-940064-75-2 · Retail Price: $45.00
A Survey of Narrative Practices across Media
Ana Teixeira Pinto (Ed.)
The explosion of interest in narrative practices since the end of the 20th century is predicated on the notion that life is storied, and the idea—as Jacques Ranciere put it—that the real must be fictionalized in order to be thought. Displacing the symbolic unity of high modernism, postmodernism rekindled an interest in the fictive, the chronicle and the anecdotal. Treating these two positions as poles of a recurring movement, The Reluctant Narrator surveys works that intertwine personal biography, historical events and stories that fell through the crevices of history, mapping narrative modes as they migrate across media. Co-published with the Museu Coleção Berardo, the exhibition catalog includes visual and textual narratives by 18 artists and writers including Kader Attia, Karl Holmqvist, Christoph Keller, Bojan Šarcevic, Hito Steyerl and others. With contributions by Erika Balsom, Sladja Blazan, Kerstin Stakemeier and Ana Teixeira Pinto.
Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon
January 2015 / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches
136 pp / 19 b&w and 35 color
ISBN: 978-3-95679-092-8 · Retail Price: $32.00
40 Years Galerie Max Hetzler
Jean-Marie Gallais (Ed.)
Published on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Galerie Max Hetzler, this volume documents the breadth of exhibitions held at the iconic conceptual art gallery since 1974. Tracking the gallery’s move across Germany—from Stuttgart to Cologne to Berlin—Remember Everything takes the form of a documentary archive through conversations with 21 artists who have, at various times, been represented by the gallery: Glenn Brown, Rineke Dijkstra, Jeff Koons, Albert Oehlen, Yves Oppenheim, Bridget Riley, Thomas Struth, and Christopher Wool, among others. Featured are over 500 illustrations of recent exhibitions and historical material, and texts by Frog Magazine editor Jean-Marie Gallais and Hermitage curator Julie Sylvester recounting the gallery’s history through personal observations. Remember Everything is an A–Z index of a singular gallery that continues to offer an illuminating account of contemporary art in Germany and abroad.
HOLZWARTH PUBLICATIONS, BERLIN
GALERIE MAX HETZLER, BERLIN
Exhibition catalog, Hardcover
8 1/2 x 11 1/4 inches / 308 pp / 546 color
ISBN: 978-1-905464-94-4 · Retail Price: $65.00
Urban America Revisited
Regula Bochsler & Philipp Sarasin
Art from snapshots taken off Apple Maps from urban scapes across the US: deserted streets, buildings and industrial plants, trees, streets and machinery are collected and edited by Regula Bochsler and Philipp Sarasin for this large-scale artist book. Blurred outlines, distortions and reflections lend these images a handmade, painterly beauty. Insightful essays touch on the history of aerial photography, the nature and effects of 3-D simulation and the theoretical ramifications of surveillance technology.
2014 / English & German / Hardcover
8 3/4 x 13 inches / 288 pp / 9 b&w and 131 color
ISBN: 978-3-905929-54-6 · Retail Price: $69.95