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ROLAND REISS

A Seventeen-Year Survey

The Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
1991, Softcover, 11 x 9 inches
96 pp, 17 duotone and 64 color plates
ISBN: 0-911291-19-9 · Retail Price: $24.00

ROPPONGI CROSSING 2016

My Body, Your Voice

Araki Natsumi & Sasaki Hitomi (Eds.)

Every three years since 2006, Mori Art Museum has hosted Roppongi Crossing, a sprawling showcase featuring only Japanese contemporary art. This year’s edition, My Body, Your Voice, presents work by 20 artists and artist groups exploring issues of identity, body politics, history and gender. The work presented dates from 2008 to the present and covers such loaded topics as natural disaster, labor and the US military presence in Okinawa. Despite the breadth of subject matter, the exhibition shows how Japanese artists are revisiting familiar tropes using immersive storytelling, formal strategies and direct engagement with difficult subject matter. The elegant catalog is filled with installation views, video stills and details of works along with artists’ bios and essays by the four exhibition curators, Araki Natsume (Mori Musuem), Kim Sunjung (South Korea), Ozawa Keisuke (Tokyo) and We Dar-Kuen (Taipei). Artists included are Yuko Mohri, Ryuichi Ishikawa, Nile Koetting, Hiraki Sawa, Jay Chung and Q Takeki Maeda and more. Complete list of artists include Yuko Mohri, Mari Katayama, Ryuichi Ishikawa, Hiraki Sawa, Daisuke Yamashiro, Akira Takayama, Nomura Kazuhiro(b.1958), Futoshi Miyagi, Hikaru Fujii, Yasuka Goto, Shun Sasa, Nobuhiro Shimura, Aya Momose, Nile Koetting, Tomona Matsukawa, Erika Kobayashi, Nishihara Nao, Jun Yang, Jay Chung, Q Takeki Maeda and Ai Hasegawa.

BNN, INC., JAPAN
MORI ART MUSEUM, JAPAN
July 2016 / Exhibition catalog
English & Japanese / Softcover
8 ¼ x 11 ¼ in. / 208 pp / Full color
ISBN: 978-4-8459-1606-1 · Retail Price: $48.00

CHRISTIAN ROSA

I am in love with the Coco

I am in love with the Coco, the second publication by young, fast-moving international artist Christian Rosa documents his most current paintings in this handsome overscaled exhibition catalog from Kustverein Heilbronn, Berlin. The Vienna- and Los Angeles-based artist’s works on canvas are minimal compositions— colorful loops, craquelures, obliterations and casually painted bubbles and squares—on unprimed, rough beige canvas. His playful reductive approach to form and color is reminiscent of the work of Cy Twombly and Joan Miró and implicitly recalls Roland Barthes’s Empire of Signs. Painting since 2006, Rosa is currently considered one of the most compelling young contemporary artists. His first catalog, Love’s gonna save the day, was published in collaboration with CFA Gallery Berlin (2014). Also included is an insightful essay by exhibition curator Marrhia Lobke.

SNOECK, GERMANY
KUNSTVEREIN HEILBRONN, GERMANY
July 2015 / English & Germany / Exhibition catalog
Hardcover / 9 1/2 x 13 inches / 64 pp / 50 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-123-5 · Retail Price: $39.95

CHRISTIAN ROSA

Love’s Gonna Save the Day

The first monograph on the compelling young Brazilian painter Christian Rosa features a selection of his most recent work in graphite, oil and spray paint. Born in Rio in 1982 and now living and working in Los Angeles, Rosa studied at the Academy of F ine Arts in Vienna with Daniel Richter. His current pieces on unprimed, rough, beige canvas are minimal with colorful loops, craquelures, erasures, and carelessly painted bubbles and squares. His extremely reduced repertoire is reminiscent of Cy Twombly, one of the most enduring American abstract painters. Rosa also calls on the “Empire of Signs,“ initially determined by Roland Barthes for Twombly. In addition to Oscar Murillo and David Ostrowsky, Christian Rosa is considered a rising star in contemporary art today. An exhibition catalog out of the CFA Berlin with essay by German writer and curator Roberto Ohrt.

SNOECK, GERMANY
CFA, BERLIN
January 2015 / English & German
Exhibition catalog / Hardcover / 9 1/2 x 12 3/4 inches
80 pp / 60 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-085-6 · Retail Price: $49.95

ROEE ROSEN

The Blind Merchant

Internationally recognized Israeli-American writer, filmmaker and artist Roee Rosen (b. 1963) juxtaposes text and image, history and its revision in the publication of her artist book The Blind Merchant (1989–91). Produced at a moment when the idea of originality was being questioned, this compelling artist book shows that classic stories are open for new angles of approach that reflect the time of their reading. Composed of three elements: the complete text of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice; a “parasitical” text by Rosen from the perspective of Shylock running alongside the play; and 145 pen-and-ink drawings presenting Rosen’s approach to the drama’s staging and casting of characters. The artist uses the blind drawing technique to depict Shylock, the blinded merchant in this dramatic retelling of the Shakespearian tragedy. Blind Merchant accompanies a solo exhibition at Tel Aviv Museum of Art (2016) plus a foreword by Joshua Simon. Past Sternberg publications include the cult classic Justin Frank: Sweet Sweat (2009) and Maxim Komar-Myshkin: Vladimir’s Night (2014).

STERNBERG PRESS, BERLIN
October 2016 / Softcover / 8 ½ x 11 ¼ in.
312 pp / 145 b&w
ISBN: 978-3-95679-186-4 · Retail Price: $32.00

MATHILDE ROSIER

Ceremonially Infused

French artist Mathilde Rosier creates atmospheric environments which draw on her interest in the occult, Freudian analysis and ancient rites and rituals. This full-color exhibition catalog, Rosier’s first monograph, brings together the artist’s exquisite paintings with her sculptural assemblages, installations and film. These specially constructed environments evoke a journey between conscious and unconscious realms, using motifs like a bed or a cat representing a threshold to buried psychic states. The dreamlike elements transport the viewer into a heightened sensual state. The book combines drawings and text to provide direct access to this richly imaginative artist’s intellectual world. With commentary by curator Claudia Emmert.

SNOECK, GERMANY
April 2012 / English & German / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 8.5 x 10.5 inches / 128 pp / 140 color
ISBN: 978-3-940953-95-7 · Retail Price: $45.00

MONICA ROSS

Ethical Actions: A Critical Fine Art Practice

Susan Hiller & Suzanne Treister (Eds.)

British artist Monica Ross (1950–2013), a pivotal artist in the 1980s feminist movement, left behind a 40-year body of pioneering and socially engaged performance-driven artwork. Her timeless pieces continue to have a deep effect on contemporary artists and society today. Presented for the first time is this extensively illustrated document of Ross’s works from 1970 to 2013 including Ross’s early feminist collaborative works, drawings made at the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp in the 1980s, poster designs for the antinuclear movement, works relating to the writings of Walter Benjamin, and documentation from the sixty performances of Anniversary—an act of memory (2008–13), solo, collective and multilingual recitations from memory of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which concluded with a final collaborative performance at the UN in Geneva on the day of Ross’s death. Informative essays by Jorn Ebner, Esther Leslie, Eric Levi Jacobson, Alexandra M. Kokoli, Denise Robinson,Monica Ross and Yve Lomax along with extensive archival documentation by Bernard G. Mills.

STERNBERG PRESS, BERLIN
February 2017 / Softcover
6 ¼ x 9 in. / 144 pp / 96 color
ISBN: 978-3-95679-202-1 · Retail Price: $26.00

DIETER ROTH & ARNULF RAINER

Collaborations

Barry Rosen (Ed.)

The dark humor and conceptual intensity of Fluxus pioneer Dieter Roth and painter Arnulf Rainer were concentrated exponentially in their sustained collaboration. Since 1974, the creation of their almost 500 shared works has been shrouded in wild anecdotes. Though both were keen to let their individual ideas collide freely, resulting in works of comedic performativity and pictorial wit, for the most part this body of work is totally separate from their individual oeuvres. This gorgeously designed and overscaled exhibition catalog reproduces their mixed media paintings, drawings and Misch- u. Trennkunst graphic works, alongside stills from their (quite athletic) performances. Often, the slender Rainer would provoke the larger and more corpulent Roth to aggression or even physical altercation. The catalog includes texts from curator Robert Fleck and Dieter’s son, Björn Roth, who was also a frequent collaborator from the 1980s on.

SNOECK, GERMANY
HAUSER & WIRTH, LONDON
July 2014 / Exhibition catalog / Softcover
10 1/4 x 13 inches / 166 pp / 50 b&w and 100 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-084-9 · Retail Price: $72.00

EVA ROTHSCHILD

Michael Dempsey & Doro Globus (Eds.)

The candy-colored, serpentine forms of Eva Rothschild’s sculptural compositions present a refreshingly whimsical take on modernism’s forms and utopian ideals. Owing obvious debt to Minimalism, Pop and Color Field, the Irish-born artist has lately found herself on the international stage with exhibitions at the Nasher Sculpture Center, NY Public Art Fund, and the Tate Modern. This exhibition catalog, accompanying a solo exhibition at her hometown Dublin City Gallery, features extensive installation photographs of her recent sculptures as well as a tongue-in-cheek series of gallery visitors holding her “snakes.” Essays from noted critic Brian Dillon and curator Michael Dempsey examine her development as an artist and her ties to art history.

RIDINGHOUSE, LONDON
January 2015
Exhibition catalog / Softcover
9 1/2 x 13 inches / 96 pp / 40 color
ISBN: 978-1-905464-91-3 · Retail Price: $32.00

Alun Rowlands

Three Communiqués

Book Works, United Kingdom
2008 / Three Pamphlets with Gatefold Binding
4 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches / 80 pp / 5 b&w and 5 color
ISBN: 978-1-870699-91-4 · Retail Price: $28.00