Art School Drawings from the 1960s and 70s

Turner Prize-nominee Alison Wilding rose to prominence in the late 1970s, counting among her cohort Richard Deacon and Tony Cragg. Though she is best known for abstract sculptures that incorporate unlikely materials like alabaster, beeswax, silk and PVC, this slim exhibition catalog from London’s Karsten Schubert Gallery focuses on 12 drawings from Wilding’s days as an art student. The nine drawings known as “Ethos of the Petrol Station” are accompanied by a revealing text from Peter Cartwright, who relates both his memories of teaching Wilding and the student project that inspired the drawings. An intimate glimpse into at important artist’s origins and growth.

August 2012/ Softcover/ 8 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches/ 32 pp/ 14 color
ISBN: 978-1-905464-45-6 · Retail Price: $10.00


Vanish & Detail

British artist Alison Wilding’s conceptual sculptures combine forms and techniques such as modeling, carving and casting to defuse and challenge the viewer’s expectations, revealing her philosophical and perceptual interest in light, boundary and territory. This unique artist monograph selects more than 20 works featured in the ambitious 2013 exhibition at Tate Britain, London. Each of the five major works on display brings together contrasting materials—from copper and alabaster to rubber and PVC—while testing the relationship between scale and weight. In this rich overview, lush illustrations complement an artist interview with Tate curator Carmen Julía, along with a survey text by art historian Anna Moszynska that explores Wilding’s 40-year career.

May 2014 / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 8 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches / 96 pages / 35 color
ISBN: 978-1-905464-85-2 · Retail Price: $32.00



War is Swell

Smart Art Press, Los Angeles
2000, Hardcover, 12 x 9 inches
126 pp, 112 b&w reproductions
ISBN: 1-889195-39-1 · Retail Price: $25.00


A Selection of Paintings & Drawings, 1947-1986

The Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
1986, Softcover, 9 x 12 inches
105 pp, 32 duotone and 52 color reproductions
ISBN: 0-911291-12-1 · Retail Price: $20.00


A Critical Reader

Doro Globus

An anthology of critical texts and interviews with the fascinating American conceptual artist Fred Wilson, who describes himself as of “African, Native American, European and Amerindian” descent. Recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant, Wilson’s subject is social justice and his medium is museology. This publication focuses on the artist’s pivotal exhibitions and projects, and includes a wide range of significant texts that mark the critical reception of Wilson’s work over the last two decades. Concentrating on some of the most significant moments of Wilson’s career, the book will also include extracts from seminal exhibition catalogues such as Mining the Museum and Speak of Me as I Am – Wilson’s installation in the American Pavilion at the 50th Venice biennale exhibition.

2011 / Softcover / 5 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches
512 pp / 122 color
ISBN: 978-1-905464-36-4 · Retail Price: $39.95


Art School

Filled with photographs of unpopulated studios, Paul Winstanley’s exploration of British art schools highlights their importance at a time when the art school system’s existence is more fraught than ever.

In his latest series, Paul Winstanley documents undergraduate studio spaces from over 50 art colleges across the United Kingdom. These rough and ready, nearly neutral spaces are photographed as found: empty between school years.

Collectively, the works highlight the abstraction of the interior with their temporary white walls, paint stains, neutral floors and open spaces. Photographed in this manner, their sterile nature is juxtaposed by their intended purpose of fostering intense creativity for a future generation of artists.

Over 200 full-colour images, which combine various schools to form their own abstract space, are accompanied by a text by renowned professor Jon Thompson and an interview with the artist by Maria Fusco.

Jon Thompson is an artist, writer and former Professor of Goldsmiths, University of London, London. Maria Fusco is Chancellor’s Fellow at Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh.

2014 / Hardcover
9 x 11 inches / 288 pp / 200 color
ISBN: 978-1-905464-78-4 · Retail Price: $49.95


A unique group of Wool’s paintings were sold at auction in 2013, documented here with details about the artist’s techniques and the story behind these select works from the collection of his former studio assistant. Rooted deeply in contemporary experience and popular culture, Wool relays his relationship to the world through historical modes of production. Guided by formal and technical constraints, he manipulates, distorts and repeats motifs and themes creating works of art that remind us that flaws and imperfections are what make the world most interesting.

2012 / Softcover
6 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches / 24 pp / 3 b&w and 10 color
ISBN: 978-0-9718405-7-7 · Retail Price: $29.95


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

Yang Fudong

Seven Intellectuals in Bamboo Forest

Office for Discourse Engineering, Beijing
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