Young German Art
2008 / English & German / Accordion book in box
11 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches / extensive b&w
ISBN: 978-3-936859-85-0 · Retail Price: $54.00
Art After Death
Anne Walsh and Chris Kubick
2002, Volume 2, Audio CD 65:31 TRT
5 1/2 x 5 inch plastic jewel box
8-panel color foldout with text and images
ISBN: 0-9703860-1-X · Retail Price: $15.00
Portraits and Sketches
A “time capsule made of words,” this fascinating and thoroughly entertaining collection of 21 short vignettes shines a personal and penetrating light on a score of mainstream and countercultural figures, including William Burroughs, Norman Mailer, Mary Hemingway, Paul Theroux, John Cheever, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, James Michener and Nelson Algren. As one enviably close to the originators of the Beat Generation as well as post-Beat and Fluxus writers and artists, author Jan Herman offers invaluable insights and historic perspective gained from his involvement in the avant-garde underground of the 1960s. Including an essay on his own life titled “My Adventures in Fugitive Literature Or, How I got to San Francisco, clerked at City Lights, started a little magazine, published William Burroughs, and landed in Vermont as Editor of Something Else Press.” The book’s title refers to Harvard’s so-called Z closet, where treasures like Charles Dickens’s walking stick and Emily Dickinson’s entire writing room are stored.
July 2015 / Softcover
5 x 8 inches / 240 pp / 1 b&w
ISBN: 978-1-939901-07-1 · Retail Price: $15.00
A Conversation with an Imagined Israeli Filmmaker Named Avi Mograbi
Co-founder of the Arab Image Foundation, Akram Zaatari is an endlessly creative curator and artist exploring the history and politics of the Middle East through photography. In this engrossing book, he invents a “conversation” with an imagined Israeli filmmaker, and uses it to explore the encounter between subjective, personal history and violent historical events. Zaatari looks at the history of the Israeli wars against Lebanon through letters, photographs and personal stories by former Lebanese prisoners in Israel, which the artist then presents in videos. All of these elements are perfectly edited to tell a deep and engaging story. Zaatari’s Arab Image Foundation is dedicated to promoting photography and the photographic image in the Middle East, North Africa and the Arab diaspora.
LES LABORATOIRES D’AUBERVILLIERS, FRANCE
August 2012 / English & French / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 6.75 x 8.75 inches / 56 pp / 23 color
ISBN: 978-1-934105-85-6 · Retail Price: $17.00
The Question of Perception
Javier Hontoria & Eva Schmidt (Eds.)
For renowned Swiss conceptual artist Rémy Zaugg (1943–2005), the artist’s role in society and the influence of perception on artistic production and its reception was as central to his work as his painting. Zaugg considered painting to be basic research for his artistic practice—a practice marked by its interdisciplinary approach and theoretical foundation. His theoretical discussions—in particular the book, The Art Museum of My Dreams. Or the Place for Work and People (1987)—are important texts for art historians and artists, and his many collaborations with world-renowned architects Herzog & de Meuron have met with international praise. Timed to coincide with the tenth anniversary of Zaugg’s death, this retro- spective publication gathers the artist’s paintings, works on paper, public sculptures, architectural designs, and selected writings by the man who questioned everything the world took for granted, garnering the title, “philosopher-artist.” Essays by Mathilde de Croix, Christian Spies and Jean-Christophe Royoux.
MUSEUM FÜR GEGENWARTSKUNST, GERMANY
MUSEO NACIONAL CENTRO DE ARTE REINA SOFÍA, MADRID
February 2016 / Softcover / 6 ¾ x 9 ½ inches
216 pp / 15 b&w and 305 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-142-6 · Retail Price: $55.00
Towards a Further Word
Thomas Thiel (Ed.)
Rotterdam- and Belgrade-based artist Katarina Zdjelar’s video, sound and text works document a moment of physical expression—the visual and audible transition from speech to music. Bringing together a selection of her work from the past six years, the compact exhibition catalog Towards a Further Word is a dynamic presentation of the video work in her solo exhibition at the Bielefelder Kunstverein (2014). Intertwined with texts by art historian Sabeth Buchmann, writers Dominikus Müller and Thomas Thiel and curator Arnisa Zeqo, the book includes six video works plus a text-based piece on musicality and voice demonstrating how historical and geopolitical forces shape individual or collective desires. In The Perfect Sound (2009), Zdjelar recorded a session in which an English speech therapist trains an immigrant to lose his accent, a practice theoretically aimed at facilitating a smooth integration into British society and protecting against abuse, or, at least, that is the authority’s stated intention.
BIELEFELDER KUNSTVEREIN, GERMANY
July 2015 / English & German / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches / 88 pp / Extensive color
ISBN: 978-3-944669-77-9 · Retail Price: $29.95
Works Since 1987
This is the first truly retrospective catalog to showcase German artist Peter Zimmermann’s entire artistic production since the 1980s, comprehensively documenting his book jackets, poster hoardings, box objects, and sculptures as well as the broad spectrum of his lacquer paintings. (Included just for fun is the fashion line presented by Tara Jarmon in Paris in 2007 which was based on Zimmerman’s paintings.) Zimmermann has always explored the possibilities of chance, used consciously as compositional medium or active invocation, to create an ever-expansive form of pictorial abstraction. “Contingency is life’s governing principle!” declares this versatile artist, whose works range widely but always are the result of conscious artistic decisionmaking. Includes a text by Andrea Madesta.
2009 / English, French & German / Exhibition catalog
Hardcover / 9 1/2 x 13 inches / 160 pp / extensive color
ISBN: 978-3-940953-03-2 · Retail Price: $69.95