Eine Pinot Grigio, Bitte
Art in General, New York
2007 / Softcover / 6 /2 x 9 1/2 inches
150 pp / 2 b&w and 20 color
ISBN: 978-1-933128-17-7 · Retail Price: $24.95
The Standard Oil Commission
The publication coincides with the exhibition and auction of masterworks by Harry Bertoia from the Standard Oil Commission. In 1974, at the base of Edward Durell Stone’s modernist structure on Chicago’s lakefront, Harry Bertoia composed the largest installation of sounding sculptures. Three large-scale Sonambients, among the best to come to the market, along with a selection of tabletop sculptures and maquettes from the commission make up this historic collection. This volume documents some of Bertoia’s influential public commissions, including the story behind the Standard Oil Commission and its many details.
2013 / Softcover
10 3/4 x 10 3/4 inches / 59 pp / 12 b&w and 42 color
ISBN: 978-0-9718405-8-4 · Retail Price: $29.95
Andreas Baur, Esther Leslie & Marcus Weber (Eds.)
One of the driving forces in 20th-century painting—the process of de- and reconstruction of the image of the human body—is picking up speed once again. The title, Better than de Kooning, refers to a painting made in 2008 by the American artist Peter Saul, whose innovative politpop painting style was nourished by Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, underground comics and political caricature. Presenting over 50 paintings made between 1961 and the present by 14 international artists investigating mass-media influences in their work, this exhibition catalog demonstrates the conceptual interconnections among caricature, comics and 19th- and early 20th-century animated films. With works by Peter Saul, Lee Lozano, Maria Lassnig, Michel Majerus, Dieter Krieg, Tim Berresheim, Jana Euler, Katrin Plavcak, Jon Rafman, Gunter Reski, Matthias Schaufler, Jim Shaw, Amy Sillman and Sue Williams.
VILLA MERKEL, GERMANY
January 2016 / English & German / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 8 1/4 x 11 inches/ 144 pp / 50 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-137-2 · Retail Price: $39.95
English and German / 2006 / Softcover
4 3/8 x 6 3/4 inches / 100 pp / 25 color
ISBN: 0-9745688-5-6 · Retail Price: $19.95
Scarcely Able to Stand
Fine threads delicately stretch from the white blossoms of a bouquet of flowers across the exhibition space. This is, in fact, a living installation, one that changes with every visit, as petals wilt and the musty smell of decomposing greenery fills the gallery air. German artist Heike Beyer’s contemplative works allow us to “feel immediate welcoming kindness rather than vanitas,” states Catrin Lorch in his review of the installation at the Museum Ludwig, Cologne. This hybrid artist book cum catalog documents this site-specific work created only for the exhibition. Beyer’s works are not just about the subject of decoration or the transience and deception of beautiful appearances. Rather, her interest lies in the process of transformation: how forms change as they decay, how memory fades and what remains. Included is a text from Documenta XIII organizer Christine Litz and an interview with curator Kasper König.
MUSEUM FÜR NEUE KUNST FREIBURG, GERMANY
July 2014 / English & German / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 7 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches / 80 pp / 25 b&w and 50 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-082-5 · Retail Price: $39.95
Phenomenal Art and Design in the 21st Century
Mika Iwasaka (Ed.)
This gorgeous compendium of art installations currently on the forefront of art and technology is a must-have for all art libraries, collectors and artists pushing into this exciting new realm. Illustrated in full-bleed spreads with brief explanatory texts is the work of 59 world-renowned artists currently working in the area of phenomenal art and design. Projects such as WOW’s Bloom Skin (2012), Ryoji Ikeda’s Spectra London (2014), Olafur Eliasson’s Round Rainbow (2005) and Model for a Timeless Garden (2011), Zimoun’s 329 (2013), Troika’s Cloud (2008), Daito Manabe+Motoi Ishibashi’s Particles, Seiko Mikami’s Desires of Codes (2010), Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s Levels of Nothingness (2009), Random International’s Rain Room (2012) and The Workers’ After Dark (2014), among many others are organized into sections—sound, light, space, wind, sculpture and performance—and demonstrate how physical perception is being elaborated and extended through a variety of virtual technologies.
July 2015 / Softcover
8 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches / 194 pp / 200 color
ISBN: 978-4-86100-951-8 · Retail Price: $45.00
Landscapes and buildings haunted by their layered histories are the protagonists in British artist Zarina Bhimji’s photographs and large-scale film installations, with India and East Africa the repeat locations for her forays into the archaeology of place. This catalog of a major survey exhibition spanning 25 years presents the first overview of Bhimji’s work. Sound and picture combine to transform image into metaphor, politics into poetry. Spans early installation pieces from She Loved to Breathe: Pure Silence (1987), to her critically acclaimed film Out of Blue (2002), first shown at documenta XI, and her much-anticipated latest work, Yellow Patch (2011). Includes an in-depth conversation between the artist and the exhibition’s curators, Achim Borchardt-Hume and Kathleen Bühler plus an essay by art historian and writer TJ Demos in which he analyses what he calls Bhimji’s ‘Cinema of Affect’.
WHITECHAPEL GALLERY, LONDON
KUNSTMUSEUM BERN, SWITZERLAND
NEW ART GALLERY WALSALL, UNITED KINGDOM
April 2012 / Exhibition catalog / Softcover
10 x 8.5 inches / 128 pp / 75 color
ISBN: 978-1-905464-51-7 · Retail Price: $39.95
Fetishes of Crisis
A compact catalog – mini, in fact – is the perfect accompaniment for the cheeky exhibition BigMinis at Bordeaux’s Museum of Contemporary Art. Bringing together works by more than 40 artists, the show considers important questions for our time, especially the nature of the scaled-down object in a time of recession. The compact object is nowadays regarded as simultaneously cute (meaning minority and superfluous) and disquieting (subversive and hard to see). Is the mini a herald of the current economic crisis, or a reflection of it? Is it actually a smart adaptation to the times? Riveting texts in English and French by an all-star roster of critics enhance an equally stellar list of featured artists, including everyone from Pablo Picasso, Carl Andre and Yoko Ono to Jason Meadows, Cathy Opie and Laurie Simmons.
CAPC MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, FRANCE
2011 / Softcover / 4 x 2.75 inches / 416 pp / 180 color
ISBN: 978-1-934105-25-2 · Retail Price: $19.95
Hans Arp in a Dialogue with Current Artist Positions
Hans Arp, considered one of the pivotal artists of the early 20th century, is still influencing artists today. This inventive, complex exhibition catalog from Germany’s Hans Arp Museum focuses on Arp as a pioneer in organic abstraction – using the shapes and processes of nature, growth and change in his work – and shows his work in tandem with a plethora of contemporary works that reverberate with his influence. Terrific photos and a thoughtful, absorbing text compare and contrasts Arp’s work with works by Gerhard Mantz, Tony Cragg, Louise Bourgeois, Ernesto Neto, Birgitta Weimer and many others. As Arp said in the 1930s, “We were looking for an elemental form of art which would cure mankind of the madness of our times.” Apparently as a culture and as artists, we’re still looking.
November 2011 / English & German / Exhibition catalog
Hardcover / 8 1/4 x 11 inches / 120 pp / 120 color
ISBN: 978-3-940953-83-4 · Retail Price: $49.95
#wtf. Playful Subversion.
A collection of 474 web pics
The artist book / exhibition catalog Playful Subversion from Swiss artist Beni Bischof is a wild journey through 945 black-and-white images taken from every available web portal in a crash of cultures, identity, humor and political comment— a riotous paranoia about the world we live in and the billion of images that assault our senses every single day. It reads like an oversized flipbook except you will need one hell of a pocket to tuck this fat little monster into your coat pocket. Produced for his first Austrian solo exhibition at Fotohof Salzburg, it does exactly as the title suggests. A highly entertaining vade mecum, it blends together the great icons of the culture industry in a high-contrast panorama of our postmodern media culture. The contrast of black-and-white reproductions not only deconstructs and profanes the odd hero or two but also generates a subversive maelstrom, the pull of which is difficult to escape.
LASER MAGAZIN, SWITZERLAND
February 2016 / Exhibition catalog / Softcover
4 ¼ x 7 inches / 480 pp / 474 b&w
ISBN: 978-3-902993-18-2 · Retail Price: $30.00