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
Sanatorium Operations Manual
Continuing Mexican artist Pedro Reyes’s interest in creatively “reimagining” public institutions, this book accompanies his ongoing Sanatorium project. Viewers are invited to become participants in this “temporary clinic,” which offers therapies and short treatments developed by the artist and intended as a delivery system of placebos. Previously exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, in 2011 and Documenta XIII, the project aims to recover and modernize the idea of “Sociatry”—a 1930s term for the art of healing society—for 21st century urban illnesses such as stress, loneliness and hyper-stimulation. The publication, which acts as a manual and document of the project, includes texts from Alejandro Jodorowsky, Alice W. Flaherty and Antanas Mockus; along with an artist interview by Laurent Schmid.
GENEVA UNIVERSITY OF ART AND DESIGN, SWITZERLAND
September 2013 / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 6 x 9 inches / 200 pp / 50 color
ISBN: 978-1-909932-11-1 · Retail Price: $35.00
Stripe Paintings 2003–2013
Building on the history of stripe paintings from Barnett Newman, Kenneth Noland, Bridget Riley, Gerhard Richter, Frank Stella, Gabriele Evertz and others, Berlin-based artist Anselm Reyle’s (b. 1970) sumptuous and tactile contemporary stripe paintings are based on the colors and textures of found objects. His visually exciting works from 2004–12 are captured in this full-bleed seven-color exhibition catalog featuring both installation views and details of the individual paintings. An essay by writer- curator Anna-Catharina Gebbers explicates Reyle’s method and describes how the artist “links painting with an expansion of the concept of the readymade.” Framing a critique of high art and low culture, Reyle’s fascination with high-gloss effects and decorative materials from the merchandising world questions where these extremes merge and prompts reflection on our consumer culture values. A wonderful addition to this young artist’s exciting career by CFA, Berlin.
CONTEMPORARY FINE ARTS, BERLIN
February 2016 / English & German / Exhibition catalog
Hardcover / 9 ½ x 12 ¾ inches / 32 pp / 4 b&w and 14 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-155-6 · Retail Price: $42.00
Daniel Richter’s figurative, large-format oil paintings epitomize the contemporary landscape painting of neo-romanticism. This richly designed, oversized exhibition catalog includes dozens of his paintings and collages, narrative pictorial worlds combining set-pieces from the media and everyday life with mastermind-images from pop culture. Whether he’s showing in his native Germany, or at important galleries like Saatchi in London, Regan Projects in Los Angeles or David Zwirner in New York, Richter is recognized as an exciting voice in contemporary art. This catalogue presents Richter’s latest series comprising many large-format paintings for the first time; this book is the only one available on the artist’s work.
April 2012 / Exhibition catalog / Softcover
13.5 x 10 inches / 92 pp / 70 color
ISBN: 978-3-940953-97-1 · Retail Price: $69.95
Chromos Goo Bugly
Beate Ermacora (Ed.)
Whether showing in London, Los Angeles, New York or Berlin, German artist Daniel Richter is recognized as a driving voice in the international contemporary painting world. Featured in this elegantly designed and image-packed exhibition catalog from Galerie im Taxispalais is a first-time survey in Austria on the artist’s work from 2000 through 2014. The paintings range from Richter’s early figurative/ sociopolitical paintings to the most recent oversized canvases exploring singular figures and their psychological states. Referred to by the artist as both an artist’s book and survey catalog, Chromos Goo Bugly leads the viewer on a dark journey into Richter’s vision of culture life and the individual in our complex contemporary culture. With essays by Beate Ermacora and Cord Riechelmann. An excellent companion to his many single-series monographs.
GALERIE IM TAXISPALAIS, AUSTRIA
Release Date: May 2015
English & German / Exhibition catalog
Hardcover / 8 3/4 x 11 inches
144 pp / 80 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-105-1 · Retail Price: $49.95