Notes 3

Jasper Henderson (Ed.)

Q.S. Serafijn is a visual artist, writer, and publicist. In his work disciplines are closely interrelated; for example when Serafijn works on an assignment for the public space, he accompanies the image with a story that reflects on the genesis of the picture and, casually, analyzes the public space and the job situation. For the first time in Notes  3, a wide selection of his visual work, blog entries, mini-essays and short stories have been gathered and published. Six writers reflect on Serafijn’s career, including Dirk van Weelden exploring Serafijn’s idiosyncratic relationship with art and reality, Anna Tilroe on the concept of commitment, Harry Starren about modern patronage, Ragna Siguroardottir on relationships between text and image, Ruud Kaulingfreks his hybrid discipline and Siebe Thissen on the relationship of citizens to art in public spaces.

January 2013/ Exhibition catalog
Softcover/ 9 x 6 3/4 inches
224 pp/ 90 color
ISBN: 978-94-6083-063-1 · Retail Price: $39.95

Anna Sew Hoy: Suppose and a Pair of Jeans

Anna Sew Hoy, Math Bass, Julia Bryan-Wilson, Trinie Dalton, Rita Gonzalez, Jennie Sorkin, A.L. Steiner, Alice Konitz

Suppose and a Pair of Jeans is the first book to consider the work of Los Angeles-based artist Anna Sew Hoy, whose prolific practice originates in sculpture and reaches into craft, performance, and ceramics. Organized into groupings that emphasize the interrelation of form, process, function, and influence, this generously-illustrated volume is punctuated by texts and “manifestos” responding to Sew Hoy’s work by fellow artists, writers, art historians, curators, and collaborators including Math Bass, Julia Bryan-Wilson, Trinie Dalton, Jennifer Doyle, Eve Fowler, Rita Gonzalez, Alice Könitz, Jenni Sorkin, and A.L. Steiner.

Oslo Editions
May 2013 / Softcover
6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches
189 pp / 75 color / 114 b&w
ISBN: 978-0-9830773-2-9 · Retail Price: $25.00

Jim Shaw


After years out of print, this re-issue of the 1995 Dreams once again reveals internationally renowned artist/writer Jim Shaw’s innermost fears, obsessions and sexual fantasies. This bizarre journal takes the reader into the imagination of the Los Angeles-based artist through painstaking pencil drawings that bring the nocturnal world of this inventive, anti-elitist artist to life. Shaw is known for his preoccupation with dream imagery, pop culture and odd-ball, even pornographic, subject matter; his works span drawings, sculpture, prints and photos. This massive, diary-like picture book is an in-depth look at one of the most important facets of this seminal artist’s work.

Smart Art Press, Los Angeles
September 2008 / Second edition / Softcover / 6 x 8 inches / 288 pp / extensive b&w
ISBN: 978-0-9646426-0-7 · Retail Price: $30.00

Sheikh ‘n’ Vac

Yara El-Sherbini
2006 / Softcover / 4 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches
48 pp / 4 b&w and 2 color
ISBN: 1-870699-82-3 · Retail Price: $16.00

Mark Sheinkman

Wisps of smoke? Clouds? Woven threads? An unknown species of jellyfish? New York artist Mark Sheinkman’s romantic, mysterious and delicate drawings are the focus of this catalog from his first European solo exhibition. To create these dramatic works of art, Sheinkman applies graphite powder to the ground and rubs it into the completely black surface until the white plumes appear chiselled out of the darkness of the paper, in a mesmerizing filigree effect. The drawings, some as large as six feet across, inspired curator Ulrike Schick to write that Sheinkman “describes time through space … the fleetingness of a moment that is captured without becoming rigid.” Photos include the gallery installation from the museum show.

Snoeack, Germany
January 2010 / Exhibition catalog / Softcover
7 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches / 124 pp / 120 color
ISBN: 978-3-940953-24-7 · Retail Price: $39.95


Iftikhar Dadi (Ed.)

Layering postwar geometric abstraction with Arabic calligraphic forms, Anwar Jalal Shemza’s rich and imaginative body of work combining the visual traditions of East and West is surveyed for the first time in this comprehensive volume. Born in India in 1928, Shemza attended art school in Lahore, Pakistan, and was a leading artist and literary figure when he moved to London in the mid-1950s to study at the Slade College of Fine Art. His subsequent work in painting, drawing and printmaking engaged dilemmas of identity, culture and place in rigorously deployed geometric and calligraphic forms. Accompanying over 130 illustrations of works and rare archival material, a text by art historian Iftikhar Dadi provides an overview of his career alongside essays by artists Shezad Dawood and Rachel Garfield, art historian Courtney J. Martin and London-based curator Hammad Nasar on his work, contemporary reception and influence on younger generations. This publication coincides with Tate Britain Spotlight exhibition (2015–16).

February 2016 / Exhibition catalog / Hardcover
9 ¾ x 11 ¾ inches / 216 pp / 132 color
ISBN: 978-1-909932-13-5 · Retail Price: $49.95


Cinematographers on Cinematography

Richard van Oosterhout, Maarten van Rossem & Peter Verstraten (Eds.)

An indispensable text for contemporary filmmakers, Shooting  Time is a collection of conversations with directors of photography (DP) all over the world talking about the transition of their profession from analog to digital cinema. The conversations center around two main areas: film language and digital revolution. How does each DP employ his own visual style? How do contemporary DPs relate to the cinematography of previous eras? How do the new digital tools transform their profession and, is it for better or for worse? Moreover, how do hypermodern cameras affect the language of the cinema? Cinematographers in conversation include Vilmos Zsigmond, Robby Müller, Dante Spinotti, Christian Berger, Slawomir Idziak and Frederick Elmes. Also included are four articles on celluloid in the digital age.

January 2013/ Exhibition catalog
Softcover/ 6 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches
224 pp / 5 b&w / 42 color
ISBN: 978-94-6083-061-7 · Retail Price: $39.95


Interviews on Films and Works

Quinn Latimer (Ed.)

This collection of interviews with Los Angeles artist Paul Sietsema by prominent writers and curators was published on the occasion of his first solo museum exhibition at Kunsthalle Basel (2012). The aesthetics of Sietsema’s practice result from the translation of visual information between mediums—like the presentation of his sculptures and paintings on film rather than in their original media. These discursive texts consider issues central to the artist’s work, including the perception of present time and the relationship of materials to form. Stills from newly produced films and reproductions of paintings and works on paper continue Sietsema’s ongoing investigation into the mechanics of knowledge within image culture. With interviews by Andrew Berardini, Gintaras, among others.

January 2013 / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 8 1/3 x 10 1/2 inches
144 pp / 50 b&w, 31 color
ISBN: 978-3-943365-24-5 · Retail Price: $34.00



Prem Krishnamurthy (Ed.)

American artist Amie Siegel’s Catalogue is a publication that poses as and functions like an artist’s book, but is in fact is a compilation of scanned auction catalog images of 1950s furniture designed by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret for Chandigarh, India. Part of her recent three-part exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum and subject of her film Provenance (2013), the trading of the furniture in these sumptuous spreads charts the migration of the spoils of modern design and larger movements of capital. Working between film, installation, photography and performance, Amie Siegel questions the tropes of cinematic form and in this project strips back the layers of patrimony that influence the cultural and market value of objects. An unusual exhibition catalog designed to showcase this layered work by an exciting young artist. Sielgel’s work has been showcased at CCA, Tel Aviv, MAXXI, Rome, the Hayward Gallery, London and MOMA, NY.

January 2015 / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 10 x 13 inches
320 pp / 158 color
ISBN: 978-1-941753-03-3 · Retail Price: $65.00


Sculpture, Photography, Film

Spanish artist Santiago Sierra’s genius lies in using his art to allow the public to see the structure of power in the contemporary world. At the Spanish Pavilion at the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003, he built a wall and hired a security firm to police the door—only admitting those visitors who were able to provide Spanish or Mexican identity documents. The Guardian of London wrote that the shocking nature of Sierra’s most recent work was not that he solicited some junkies to get tattoos in exchange for drugs; the ah-ha moment is the small shift of perception that reminds us of the daily human rights violations worldwide that we don’t even notice. This expansive catalog, accompanying a retrospective exhibition of countless performance remains and installations, was compiled by Sierra himself and offers a deep overview of the artist’s career.

July 2013 / English & German / Exhibition catalog
Hardcover / 9 1/4 x 12 inches / 176 pp / 400 b&w
ISBN: 978-3-86442-040-5 · Retail Price: $65.00