Haegue Yang

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.

Sternberg Press, Berlin/New York
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.

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.

January 2015
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.

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

Yves klein speaks!

Art After Death

Anne Walsh and Chris Kubick
Archive, Los Angeles
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
Jan Herman

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.

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.

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


Without going to New York and Paris, life could be internationalized

Li Qi (Ed.)

Chen Zhen (1955–2000) is largely recognized as one of the most important international Chinese-born, Paris-based conceptual artists from the global art scene. A member of the Chinese avant-garde, Chen chose exile over political repression, leaving home for Paris in 1986. After some years in seclusion, he began showing his pioneering “open sculptures,” which swiftly found international acclaim. Chen’s pieces present utopias of multicultural dialogue, poetic landscapes of unusual material alliances, hybrids and new connections between Eastern traditions and Western artistic vocabulary. Packaged in a raw, pressed-cardboard binding, this simple but elegant catalog documents the eponymous exhibition at the Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai (2015) covering his massive installations, personal notebooks and sketches of existing and unrealized projects from 1997 to 2000. A thoughtful essay by curator Hou Hanru contextualizes and personalizes the artist’s ideas and methods. Chen’s work has been featured internationally including solo shows at ICA, Boston and P.S. 1, NY.

July 2016 / Exhibition catalog / English & Simplified Chinese
Hardcover / 6 ½ x 9 ½ / 343 pp w/ inserts / 210 color
ISBN: 978-3-956791-78-9 · Retail Price: $45.00