Fabian Schöneich (Ed.)
South Korean artist Minouk Lim explores Korea’s traumatic political history through media representation, collective memory and rituals in United Paradox. The petite artist’s catalog from her solo exhibition at Portikus, Frankfurt (2015) and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, includes color illustrations of the installations, performances, videos and sculptures along with interview with Lim by artist and theoretician Hyunsuk Seo and a script by Seoul’s Yonsei University History and Space Studies Professor Sunghoon Han. Also inculded is a selection of Lim’s personal writings on the relationship among historiography, historical events and contemporary experience. The South Korea in Lim’s project is a nation with a hole in its chest—a nation of families divided by territorial disputes and traumatized by civilian massacres, victims of an authoritarian power in service of ideological control and economic growth. Reflecting on the representation and reappropriation of historical events in South Korea, Lim explores the past in a present that prefers to forget. A sadly relevant subject for our times.
Softcover / 5 x 7 ½ in. / 132 pp / 8 b&w and 21 color
Retail Price: $18.00
British artist and member of the “YBA generation,” Sarah Lucas (b. 1962) is known for the visual puns and bawdy humor of her irreverent artworks and installations. For her sixth exhibition and publication at Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin (2017), Lucas staged a four-day communal happening on Easter weekend she referred to as a “work in progress.” Lucas’s new exhibition, FunQroc, invited visitors to participate in a happening in which foot washings were offered by the artist on Holy Thursday, an afternoon concert on Good Friday and an action-painting-happening, 1000 Eggs, encouraging women to throw eggs at a gallery wall on Saturday. On Easter Sunday, poetry readings, music and visual works, plus a finale featuring an action painting for men titled Ejaculation ended the weekend event. This unassuming slender exhibition catalog opens up to 100 vivid color plates documenting every aspect of this wild and free-flowing event. At a time when art is usually so calm, this chaotic document is a breath of fresh air!
English & German / Hardcover
9 ½ x 12 ¾ in. / 96 pp / 100 color
Retail Price: $55.00
KUNSTVEREIN HEILBRONN , GERMANY