Markus Heinzelmann and Nicolaus Schafhausen
2004 / English and German / Exhibition catalog
7 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches / 242 pp / 14 b&w and 117 color
ISBN: 0-9745688-7-2 · Retail Price: $45.00
German Pavillon: 54th Venice Biennale 2011
The provocative German actor/director/artist Christoph Schlingensief was deep into planning Germany’s 2011 Venice Biennale pavilion when he died in August, 2010, at age 49. Rather than attempt to complete Schlingensief’s project, curator Susanne Gaensheimer and a circle of Schlingensief’s closest collaborators turned the pavilion into a tribute to this multifaceted artist. This extensively illustrated catalog focuses on existing theatrical productions and films by Schlingensief, offering insights into central aspects of his work, focusing particularly on the artist’s engagement with his own illness and biography, the wide field of cinema and film, and his initiative to found an “opera village” in the African nation of Burkina Faso. Includes commentary and tributes from over 30 internationally renowned curators, artists, critics and performers, including Voxi Bärenklau, Thomas Demand, Boris Groys, Carl Hegemann, Hans Ulrich Obrist, René Pollesch and more.
November 2011 / Softcover / 6 1/2 x 9 5/8 inches / 366 pp / 260 color
ISBN: 978-1-934105-42-9 · Retail Price: $34.95
Rosemary Heather & N icolaus Schafhausen (Eds.)
Kevin Schmidt is best known for addressing notions of displaced spectacle by staging elements of urban culture against the backdrop of the natural world. This compact but elegant exhibition publication, the fourth in the series from the artists’ residency, Fogo Island Arts, documents the installation and film EDM House (2013) in which Schmidt transformed the abandoned British Columbia homestead where he lived for four months into a meeting place of the urban and rural. By superimposing EDM (electronic dance music) and colored lights onto the remote location, Schmidt imbues the scenery with a chilling and exhilarating sense of displacement augmented by his disorienting camera work, and critiques our pioneering expeditions into the natural world. This slender volume includes stunning color photographs of the installation plus reflections on Schmidt’s practice by writer Jeff Derksen, a fictional narrative by novelist Michael Turner, and artist interview by Jack Stanley.
FOGO ISLAND ARTS, newfoundland
Softcover / 6 x 8 1/4 inches
96 pp / 33 color
ISBN: 978-3-95679-104-8 · Retail Price: $27.00
As the world reels from the recent financial meltdown, the always-relevant artist collective Jochen Schmith makes its comment on the situation – and on the perennial question of how value is determined in the art world – with the fascinating site-based project documented in this catalog. A bunch of tulips at the entry to the Salve Hospes Villa tips you off: the subject is the first great speculative bubble, Dutch merchant banks gambling on tulip bulbs in the 1630s, which ended in massive financial disaster and prices plunging more than 95 percent. As viewers tour the bourgeois villa, they experience interventions set up by Jochen Schmith – founded in 2000 by Carola Wagenplast, Peter Hoppe, and Peter Steckroth – like projections, veils and a copy of the stolen Brueghel painting “Flowers in a Glass Vase” painted by an assembly line in China. A playful, smart and thought-provoking project.
2010 / English & German / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 8 1/4 x 10 5/8 inches / 136 pp / 90 color
ISBN: 978-3-940953-52-0 · Retail Price: $49.95
Deus Ex Machina
A fascinating selection of new works by international art superstar Julian Schnabel comes together in this catalog of his first major solo exhibition in Germany since 2004. The synthetic backgrounds for these new pieces are mostly enlarged snapshots—photographs of images such as Indian deities or of historic paintings—taken by the artist himself. Also an acclaimed film director, Schnabel uses these materials and their history as reference points, or “fragments of the world.” He says that “using existing material adds an ethnographic aspect to the work, in that it introduces a real place and a real time to the aesthetic reality.” This slim, large-format book includes reproductions and installation photos and a text by critic Robert Fleck.
August 2012/ Hardcover/ 9 1/2 x 12 3/4 inches/ 58 pp/ 25 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-014-6 · Retail Price: $39.95
Die Nebel lichten sich/ The Fog Disperses
A deserted campsite, a car with no one inside … Is anybody home? What has happened? E volving from a project awarded the Kunsthalle Wien Prize 2014, the intent of contemporary artist Leander Schönweger’s latest installation, Die Nebel lichten sich (The Fog Disperses), documented in this slender exhibition catalog, is to engage the mystery rather than offer solutions. By leaving the event unexplained, Schonweger teases out questions regarding the power of knowledge, and the imbalance between control and controllability. Photographic fragments, preparatory notes, texts and recent sketches accompany color photographs of the installation. Both exhibition and catalogue are the outcome of a cooperative project between the Kunsthalle Wien and the University of Applied Arts. F oreword by Gerald Bast and curator and director of Kusthalle Wien, N icolaus Schafhausen.
KUNSTHALLE wien, switzerland
January 2015 / English & German
Exhibition catalog / Softcover / 5 x 7 1/2 inches
48pp / 24 b&w and 16 color
ISBN: 978-3-95679-113-0 · Retail Price: $15.00
German painter Josef Maria Schröder (1886–1965) was confronted with all the adversities and deprivations of the war years and the interwar period. A temporary exhibition ban, cancelled commissions, dire financial straits and a general lack of support for the arts made him a representative of the “Lost Generation.” With this release of Schröder’s first monograph, his striking and highly stylized paintings, drawings and abstract works can finally be appreciated. His early artistic explorations culminated in a ballpoint-pen technique that he developed from 1950 on. These later works integrated a wide range of artistic styles from the first half of the 20th-century to produce intensely luminous abstract compositions of a surrealist cast. Until the death of his daughter in 2008, Schröder’s works were never shown or sold. Post Fine Arts acquired the work from the estate in 2012, and by exhibiting the work have brought public recognition to an artist whose work deserves to be seen.
May 2017 / English & German / Softcover
6 ½ x 9 ½ in. / 160 pp / 150 b&w and color
ISBN: 978-3-906803-37-1 · Retail Price: $40.00
B OT BO TBO T
German painter Andreas Karl Schulze’s minimalist color installations flowing through the Albers Museum, Bontrop, are intense and immediate. The staging, structuring and shifting of color ratios in irregular patterns on objects, museum walls and freestanding plywood panels engage and enliven both the museum collection and the gallery spaces. Twenty color plates methodically edited for this intimate exhibition catalog amply convey both the artist’s intent and the dance of Schulze’s color pattern installations among Albers’s iconic paintings of color squares. In terms of perception and reduction, Schulze is an ideal partner for Josef Albers’s homage to the square. An interview by museum curator Heinz Liesbrock with Schulze gets to the heart of the Schulz’s work, which the artist himself describes as turning “attempts to understand into perceiving and experiencing.” Since 1996, Schulze has engaged in grand-scale projects extending to five countries—from the US (Chinati Foundation, Texas, invited by Donald Judd) to Siberia, Russia; Thule, Greenland; Brisbane, Australia; and Hyogo, Japan.
JOSEF ALBERS MUSEUM QUADRAT BOTTROP, GERMANY
October 2016 / Exhibition catalog / English & German
Softcover / 6 ½ x 9 ½ in. / 44 pp / 22 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-176-1 · Retail Price: $35.00
Catalog Raisonné 1969–1993
Max Schulze, Karin Menne & Phillip Schulze (Eds.)
The first detailed catalogue raisonné ever produced on self-taught German painter Memphis Schulze (1944–2008) includes a complete document of the artist’s work through 1993 plus extensive personal photographs of Schulze, his friends including Sigmar Polke and Achim Duchow, and the Dusseldorf art scene of which he was a part for two decades. Assembled by his sons Max and Philip together with writer Katrin Menne, this book is a tribute to an artist little known outside of Europe but deeply influential to many younger artists of his time. An unexpected addition is a complete list of Schulze’s legendary LP collection of American and London rock music from 1955–88, shared with the German art community in those post war years. Essays by Polke specialists Petra Lange-Berndt and Dietmar Rübel elucidate the social and aesthetic relationships within that scene and the influence of America and American culture on the younger German generation.
January 2015 / English & German
Hardcover / 9 1/2 x 12 inches
280 pp / 120 b&w and 280 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-086-3 · Retail Price: $72.00
Waiting for the Barbarians
With lines between fact and fiction increasingly blurring in politics and culture, the recent paintings of New York–based artist Dana Schutz (b. 1976) reflect the anxiety and foreboding that seem omnipresent in society. Viewers of her earlier large-format oil paintings have been reminded of Dix, Kirchner, Grosz, and Picasso. But Schutz’s latest works are more drastic. In Fight in an Elevator 5 carnage seems to have taken place: a grim old man, baring his teeth as he opens an elevator door, holds the severed head of a younger man on his head, and on the ground we see the severed head of a blonde woman. We are not automatically reminded of art-historical examples as we revel in the artist’s dark humor. But we do search for them, not wanting to accept that decapitations take place in our everyday reality. Included is an informative essay by Marcus Woeller. Schutz is represented by Petzel Gallery, NY and Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin.
CFA CONTEMPORARY FINE ARTS, BERLIN
February 2017 / Exhibition catalog / English & German
Softcover / 9 ½ x 12 ½ in. / 36pp / 22color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-201-0 · Retail Price: $25.00