A History of An Artist-Run Space (1992 – 1997)

Clouds, New Zealand
2008 / Softcover / 5 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches / 160 pp / Extensive b&w and color
ISBN: 978-0-9582789-6-6 · Retail Price: $39.95


Open Letter

Rike Frank & Grant Watson (Eds.)

An essential characteristic of textiles is their richly intertextual nature. Textiles: Open Letter stems from an exhibition at Museum Abteiberg, Germany, plus an extensive research project (2010–14) examining the place of textiles in the history of art and culture, media, society and technology through various voices. Representing traditions found in both applied and fine arts, textiles hover between formalism and functionalism; as objects and techniques, they mediate between self and world, between affect-driven and knowledge-driven processes of appropriation. Functionally versatile, textiles are the fulcrum of an ensemble of activities, and illustrate relations between subject and object, material and immaterial, artistic and artisanal labor, and different cultures. The contributions in this book reflect on this complex interplay, the attendant conflicts and antagonisms of power and value, and the interaction of artistic processes within their contexts.

July 2015 / English & German
Hardcover / 7 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches / 312 pp / 47 b&w and 128 color
ISBN: 978-3-95679-137-6 · Retail Price: $52.00

Diana Thater

Between Science and Magic

Claude Levi-Strauss wrote that “…art lies half-way between scientific knowledge and mythical or magical thought.” Influential film and video artist Diana Thater took Levi-Strauss’s idea a few steps further in the installation piece documented in this exhibition catalog/artist book. The piece – created expressly for the Santa Monica Museum of Art – is based on an iconic illusion, a magician pulling a rabbit out of a hat. Famed magician Greg Wilson performs the trick again and again; he was first filmed doing the illusion in a studio, then Thater screened the footage in the lavish, Art Deco Los Angeles Theater, and re-filmed the projection. In layer upon visual layer, using multiple points of view and multi-layered sound, Thater makes an absorbing film within a film within a film. Exciting work from an important artist.

Santa Monica Museum of Art, Los Angeles
August 2010 / Exhibition catalog / Hardcover
8 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches / 56 pp / 12 b&w and 12 color
ISBN: 978-0-9745108-6-6 · Retail Price: $29.95

The Danish Pavilion

51st Venice Biennale

Jacob Fabricius
Visual Art Center at the Danish Arts Agency
Pork Salad Press, Copenhagen
Lukas & Sternberg, New York
2005 / English, Danish and Italian text
Exhibition catalog / 6 3/4 x 8 inches
32 pp / 15 b&w
ISBN: 87-91409-13-6 · Retail Price: $19.00

The Populism Reader

Lukas & Sternberg, New York
2005 / English and German text
Softcover / 6 3/4 x 9 inches
200 pp / 16 color plus text
ISBN: 1-933128-04-6 · Retail Price: $29.95


Jens Hoffmann

Curator Jens Hoffman’s Theater of Exhibitions considers the plight of “art after the end of art” and asks whether inherited frameworks of making, theorizing and exhibiting art still apply to contemporary practice. Are exhibitions still an appropriate form of assembly and embodied ritual in our 21st-century global society? Drawing from his formation in theater and his own curatorial work, Hoffmann reflects on the current spaces of contemporary art—the gallery, the institution and the biennial. Ultimately he positions the discipline of curating in the context of a larger cultural sphere—one shaped by the political, social and economic conditions and demanding new attitudes and new thinking. The book also considers the commodification of the art industry and the distribution of images in the digital age and posits the exhibition as an anthropological endeavor, with curator as agent.

October 2015 / Softcover
5 x 7 1/2 inches / 88 pp / 8 color
ISBN: 978-3-95679-087-4 · Retail Price: $22.00


Pierre Punk, Vol. 3

Josh Garrett-Davis (Ed.)

The third volume in the Center Pivot Series from Last Chance Press and M12, This Road Leads to Nowhere brings together archives and reflections from a punk music scene that flourished in Pierre, a small town in South Dakota, from the early 1990s through 2010. Merging the tradition of DIY punk publications and regional travel guides, the book sings an unsung hymn of American underground culture. This paperback includes writings and images from Pierre community members, musicians who traveled through and played in the town, and kindred spirits from similar scenes further afield. Through interdisciplinary approaches, this series explores and connects the changing realities of rural landscapes and communities around the world. Editor Josh Garrett-Davis is the author of Ghost Dances: Proving Up on the Great Plains and an assistant curator at the Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles.

October 2017 / Softcover
4 ⅓ x 7 in. / 252 pp / 103 b&w
ISBN: 978-94-90322-67-0 · Retail Price: $19.95



Eva Maria Stadler & Mirjam Thomann (Eds.)

Berlin-based artist Mirjam Thomann’s work deals with spaces, gaps, architecture, buildings and their relationship to viewers. Designed by the artist, this monograph/ artist book presents a broad selection of her work from 2006 to 2015, including a ceramic project at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, spatial interventions at Galerie Christian Nagel in Cologne and Berlin, and a series of display sculptures based on a reconstruction of a 1960s exhibition design, among others. A preface by art historian and curator Eva Maria Stadler on the artist’s “setups” as a critique of exhibition design, and an essay on the artist’s process by art historian, critic and artist Tom Holert accompany over 100 illustrations. Thomann’s visuals—photographs of installations, booklets, invitations, performances and archival material collected by the artist such as postcards, video stills, floor plans and snapshots—are presented at similar scale and organized in a reversed timeline.

October 2015 / English & German / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 8 x 10 inches / 96 pp / 109 color
ISBN: 978-3-95679-135-2 · Retail Price: $22.00


The Unspeakable Freedom Device

Margaret Thatcher is the spectral protagonist in this dystopian folkloric work by London-based experimental narrative video artist Jennet Thomas. Using color and design to great effect, Thomas follows the movement of her characters as they navigate a new environment at once sinister and psychedelic, savage and ritualistic. In a world in which all signs have collapsed and meaning has imploded, two impoverished pilgrims stumble through a broken landscape in which profound disorientation leaves them unsure of which route to choose: red, blue or green? As the colors rotate, the fiction loops and the pilgrims must start their search again. Thomas’s video and performance work emerged through 1990s London’s experimental underground film and live art club scene, where she was co-founder of the Exploding Cinema Collective. Her film works are screened extensively at international film festivals, with retrospectives at Toronto’s Pleasure Dome and New York’s Anthology Film Archives, among others.

February 2016 / Softcover / 6 ½ x 9 inches
144 pp / Extensive b&w and color
ISBN: 978-1-906012-68-7 · Retail Price: $29.95

David Thorpe

Snoeck, Germany
Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Germany
2008 / English & German / Hardcover
8 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches / 88 pp / 4 b&w and 44 color
ISBN: 978-3-936859-84-3 · Retail Price: $54.00