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.
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
Requests and Antisongs
Mason Leaver-Yap & James Richards (Eds.)
The first extensive publication and solo museum exhibition for fast-moving British video, sound and installation artist James Richards (b. 1983) is a lyrical meditation on the body as a site for the flow of material and sensations. In place of a traditional catalog, Richards has produced an image-driven artist’s book through the use of collage. Selected fragments from multiple sources including recent museum shows, re-create on paper the highly affective visual effects of his videos which combine footage from a wide range of sources such as newscasts, medical documentaries, and French erotica as well as each institutions’ own archives of video documentation. Richards’s video works have been shown at the New Museum, NY, The Walker Art Center and will be included in the upcoming Whitney Biennial 2017. The exhibition toured in 2016 to Bergen Kunsthall, Norway; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; and Kestner Gesellschaft, Hanover (2016 -17). Essays from Dan Fox, Ed Atkins, Steve Reinke, Chris McCormack, and Fatima Hellberg.
BERGEN KUNSTHALL, BERGEN
INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS, LONDON
February 2017 / Exhibition catalog / Softcover
9 ½ x 11 ⅘ in. / 172 pp / 45 b&w and 84 color
ISBN: 978-3-9567-92-86-1 · Retail Price: $34.00
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
Unique Pieces in Series
Hubert Butin & Thomas Olbricht (Eds.)
At first glance, the phrase “Unique Pieces in Series” seems to be a contradiction in terms. How can something that supposedly exists only once be present several times? Yet, some editions by German artist Gerhard Richter (b. 1932) embody this particular principle of uniqueness in series. In his painting editions, photographic works, prints, drawings and multiples, Richter has developed a way of varying individual pieces within their respective identical production method. An entire edition thus consists of unique variants that are deliberately different. In conjunction with the upcoming exhibition, Gerhard Richter: The Editions, Museum Folkwang, Essen (2017), an informative hardbound catalog will follow combining both featured works along with examples from associated series and mediums. Gerhard Richter’s former studio assistant, Hubert Butin, along with curator Thomas Olbricht have joined together to create this important look into the world of Richter and his unique artistic practice.
May 2017 / English & German / Hardcover
8 ¼ x 10 ⅓ in. / 80 pp / 36 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-200-3 · Retail Price: $45.00
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