The Red Snowball

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photos and texts which will be exhibited at the Dutch Culture Center at World Expo 2010 in Shanghai, is an important historical document.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.

Jap Sam Books, The Netherlands
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

Episode Publishers, The Netherlands
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


Warm Equations

Rachel Valinsky (Ed.)

Warm Equations is a monograph that’s not a monograph but more of a chorus of voices on the mercurial new collage paintings by New York–based artist Alan Reid. The concept of this substantial book pivots around the artist’s deferral of authorial closure, shifting the emphasis from his work to multiple contributors. Edited by independent curator Rachel Valinsky, Reid’s paintings are interleaved with writings and poems by eight authors including Matthew Brannon, Corinna Copp, Jill Gasparina, Kristen Kosmas, Ella Kruglyanskaya, Lisa Robertson, Chris Sharp, Rachel Valinsky and Jamieson Webster, who pronounce their own concerns and set textual tempos and rhythms that run amok non-hierarchically, latching onto Reid’s metaphors or installing their own. Valinsky’s multi-voice concept is the perfect response to Reid’s mixed-media collaged portraits of androgynous models. Sketched over with references to music, poetry, sex, clothing, dresses and decorations, they hover aloof, between kitsch and the elegantly sublime.

January 2017 / Softcover
7 x 10 in. / 200 pp / 50 color
ISBN: 978-3-906803-04-3 · Retail Price: $50.00


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.

October 2014
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.

Edition Patrick Frey
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.

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

Anna-Catharina Gebbers

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.

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