Dorothee Böhm, Petra Lange-Berndt & Dietmar Rübel (Eds.)
British poet G.K. Chesterton’s apocalyptic anarchist classic—The Man Who Was Thursday (1908)—proves the unlikely starting point for this exhibition and publication from the Kunstverein Hamburg. Chesterton’s mysterious crime story about a seven-headed anarchist council, which consists of spies from London’s secret police, addresses a world in a permanent state of emergency. This atmosphere of discomfiting paranoia resonates in many ways with contemporary society; A World of Wild Doubt intertwines original essays on the skepticism of classical modernity toward absolute freedom with parallel artworks by Andreas Fischer, Bruce Nauman, Mike Kelley, Olaf Metzel, Tony Oursler, Lawrence Weiner and many others whose work criticizes the dominance of neoliberal and plutocratic models in our society. Contributions from Dorothee Böhm, Joachim Koester, Petra Lange-Berndt and Slavoj Žižek.
July 2013 / English & German / Exhibition catalog Softcover / 6 1⁄2 x 9 inches / 216 pp / 182 color
ISBN: 978-3-943365-66-5 · Retail Price: $31.00
The What If?… Scenario (after LG)
Eva Wilson & Daniela Zyman (Eds.)
This catalogue accompanies the eponymous exhibition at TBA21–Augarten in Vienna and brings together threads and voices of leading contemporary artists, scientists, and theoreticians exploring Cerith Wyn Evans’s polyphonic oeuvre.
2014 / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 9 1/3 x 11 3/4 inches
128 pp / 5 b&w and 56 color
ISBN: 978-3-943365-88-7 · Retail Price: $40.00
Seven Intellectuals in Bamboo Forest
2008 / Hardcover / 8 3/4 x 11 1/4 inches / 224 pp / extensive b&w
ISBN: 978-91-976351-3-4 · Retail Price: $69.95
Siblings and Twins
Siblings and Twins, an exhibition catalog of Haegue Yang’s installation works, documents the exhibition held at Portikus, Frankfurt. The exhibition was part of a serial project designed by Yang in which she staged additional distinct but interconnected installations in other international exhibition sites. Yang’s current works are based on the lives of a variety of historical characters marked by an intense struggle with their own fate in pursuit of their political ideals. In the Frankfurt show, Yang worked with two personal heroes: Kim San, the fighter for Korea’s freedom, and the French author Marguerite Duras. Yang is distinguished by her ability to place abstractly conceived, complex states of affairs into a self-supporting language of formal abstraction. Bringing additional insight into Yang’s work are essays by Doryun Chong, Bart van der Heide and Melanie Ohnemus.
2010 / Exhibition catalog / Softcover / 7 x 9 7/8 inches / 160 pp / 35 color
ISBN: 978-1-934105-03-0 · Retail Price: $29.95
Dare to Count Phonemes and Graphemes
Korean artist Haegue Yang‘s internationally known works are appreciated for their eloquent and seductive language of visual abstraction combined with sensory experiences. Lesser known is her ongoing research, which is empowered by nontraditional methods of analyzing sounds and language, and built on underlying references to cultural, social and political history. This catalog accompanies two parallel solo exhibitions relating to these themes: Journal of Bouba/kiki, the practice of mapping shapes to sounds, and Journal of Echomimetic Motions, the process of replicating sounds through words. The catalog includes illustrations of Yang’s appealing sculptural nickel bell installations alongside newly commissioned texts by curator and technologist Ute Meta Bauer and curator Kathy Noble, as well as an interview with the artist by Kyla McDonald and Steinar Sekkingstad.
BERGEN KUNSTHALL, NORWAY
GLASGOW SCULPTURE STUDIOS, SCOTLAND
July 2014 / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 7 x 10 inches / 202 pp / Extensive b&w and color
ISBN: 978-3-943365-91-7 · Retail Price: $43.00
Bling blang, ching chang, give me some of that yin yang
The first survey of the (2010–14) work by the young Swiss and Danish duo Yarisal & Kublitz, this monograph gives us a deeper look into their emblematic, enigmatic, imaginative and often humorous work. Sculptures mixing the inorganic with the organic, traditional religious symbols and their New Age counterparts with common everyday references and popular culture blur the line between what is considered holy and what is considered secular. At once commonplace and strange, their sculptures expand our associations by releasing iconography from its common paradigms. Curator/critic Elizabeth Grady writes, “Ultimately, their work as a whole explores the territory of the human condition; from our physical embodiment to our metaphysical state of being.” Essays by Elizabeth Grady, Norwegian filmmaker/photographer Marius Ektvedt and curator/filmmaker Joshua Simon along with preface by Alex Gartenfeld.
Hardcover / 9 1/2 x 11 1/4 inches
88 pp / 10 b&w and 32 color
ISBN: 978-3-95679-103-1 · Retail Price: $32.00
Pries der Kunsthalle Wein 2015
Anastasiya Yarovenko (b. 1983) is a Ukrainian-born conceptual artist and the second recipient of the 2015 Kunsthalle Wien Prize in partnership with the Academy of Fine Arts and the University of Applied Arts, Vienna. Yarovenko’s sculptural installations concern the body’s relationship to societal structures, behaviors and space. In her featured installation, Mimicry, at Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz, Yarovenko assembled a selection of collapsible modular furniture-like elements and seemingly nonfunctional sculptures made of light materials that don’t represent any definitive state but can interact with the viewer and surroundings. All the objects fit together into a single portable case, thus signaling mobility and transitory states. Along with a multi-page color insert, this publication includes an essay on the artist’s work by Hemma Schmutz, an artist’s conversation with Lucas Gehrmann and Kunsthalle director Nicolaus Schafhausen and foreword by Eva Bliminger. This is an ongoing series documenting the recipients of the Kunsthalle Wien Prize.
KUNSTHALLE WIEN, VIENNA
February 2017 / Exhibition catalog / English & German / Softcover
5 ¼ x 7 ½ in. / 48 pp w/ color insert / 22 b&w and 5 color
ISBN: 978-3-95679-226-7 · Retail Price: $13.00
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