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
Left and Right Back, High Up, Two Small Windows
Alexandra McIntosh & Nicolaus Schafhausen (Eds.)
A major new work by London-based contemporary British video artist Hannah Rickards at the Fogo Island Arts, Grey Light is a two-screen projected video installation with eight channels of sound. Structured rhythmically around the pattern of a foghorn sounding, the piece embraces the foghorn as an auditory marker for non-visibility, or imagelessness. This slender exhibition catalog and artist book, the second publication from Fogo Island Arts, features Rickard’s striking new photographic imagery drawn from the installation’s materials and production process. Like Rickards’s work, the publication aims to bridge the distance between visual experience and its expression in language, whether spoken, written or gestural. Text by British arts writer Melissa Gronlund and conversation between Rickards and internationally distinguished curator Nicolaus Schafhausen. Rickards’s work has been widely exhibited in Canada, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Whitechapel Gallery, London, Johann Koenig, Berlin and Witte de With, Rotterdam.
FOGO ISLAND ARTS, NEWFOUNDLAND
October 2016 / Exhibition catalog / Softcover
6 x 8 ¼ in. / 110 pp / 25 b&w and 15 color
ISBN: 978-3-95679-205-2 · Retail Price: $28.00
Mask, the new artist book by Swiss photographer Luciano Rigolini presents a series of automobile grilles—sculptures in their own right—from American cars built between 1955 and 1962, a period in which engineering technology ushered in unprecedented creative possibilities in automotive design. It is this object quality that interests Rigolini, who for several years now has been collecting images of objects such as urban furniture, emptied of human presence or trace, from sales or industrial catalogs. For Mask, Rigolini scanned images of various automobile fronts and placed each grille in the center of a blank page with only a caption indicating the year of manufacture, brand or model. The singular, decontextualized image produces a distancing but startling effect allowing the viewer to appreciate the raw design elements and unlimited possibilities of a country in the grips of a huge product and design revolution.
October 2015 / Hardcover
6 x 8 inches / 330 pp / 165 b&w
ISBN: 978-3-905929-81-2 · Retail Price: $60.00
Circles, Colour Structure Studies 1970/71
This elegant, slim catalog accompanies Bridget Riley’s exhibition Circles Colour Structure: Studies 1970/71, shown at Karsten Schubert in London November 2008-January 2009. This series of 22 gouaches was shown and published here for the first time, accompanied by an interview between the artist and her close friend Robert Kudielka, done in 1972, just following the creation of the works. “The studies I make have different purposes,” Riley said. “Obviously, many studies will be discarded en route to a painting, though they may still be interesting as visual statements.” A fascinating look at the process of this important artist.
2009 / Softcover / Exhibition catalog
9 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches / 48 pp / 22 color
ISBN: 978-1-905464-19-7 · Retail Price: $35.00
Colour, Stripes, Planes and Curves
An essential publication for followers of the influential painter Bridget Riley, this exhibition catalog traces the artist’s progress through the agency of stripes, planes and curves through her paintings and studies from the past 30 years. Riley’s early color paintings were strongly influenced by the discoveries of Seurat and the Impressionists. Study of Cézanne, in particular his practice of drawing with color and a desire to dig deeper into pictorial space, led to the introduction of planes in grids formed by the junction of intersecting verticals and diagonals – and of colors and contrasts. Includes an interview with the artist conducted by the Director of Kettle’s Yard, Michael Harrison.
April 2012 / Exhibition catalog / Hardcover
9.75 x 11.75 inches / 40 pp / 3 b/w and 23 color
ISBN: 978-1-905464-49-4 · Retail Price: $29.95