Homestead of Dilution
Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk (Ed.)
Homestead of Dilution is a collaboration between Italian artist Domenico Mangano (b. 1976) and Dutch architectural historian Marieke van Rooy (b. 1974) while they were attending the art and psychiatry residency at the Altrecht psychiatric institution in Holland in 2015. Focusing on the psychiatric institutions that lately have become subject to gradual dismantling, the duo drew from a 1970s utopian experiment for their project, which brought together healthy and mentally ill people to offset the increasing polarization in society at that time. In their exhibition of video, sculptures, drawings and photographs, they take a wider look into the difference between illness and sickness, normal and healthy, and ask how the concept of “dilution” could bridge and unify radical forms of otherness through an artistic process. The accompanying publication is an extensive reader on the concept of dilution featuring the duo’s artworks and installations along with writings by John Foot, Ilaria Gianni, Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk, Aaron Schuster, Esther Vossen and Marieke van Rooy.
Softcover / 5 ¼ x 8 in. / 132 pp / 28 color
Retail Price: $25.00
Aru Kuxipa—Sacred Secret
Daniela Zyman, Eva Ebersberger & Franziska Sophie Wildförster (Eds.)
The exhibition at TBA Contemporary, Vienna, and its accompanying publication, Aru Kuxipa—Sacred Secret, was conceived by Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto (b. 1964) as a personal tribute to Brazil’s Huni Kuin people. Full-bleed color photographs of tribal rituals, related contemporary installations and small-scale drawings interleaved throughout the texts make this oversized Chinese-fold catalog a vibrant demonstration of the power of collective vision grounded in the sharing of knowledge and its preservation within ancestral communities. Neto and the editors have brought together over 20 contributors to explore the potential rooted in and inspired by deeply traditional cultures. Included are essays, oral histories, drawings, photographs and songs gathered by an international group of writers, researchers, anthropologists, scientists, artists, curators, filmmakers, historians and theorists, inspired by multiple exchanges between 32 Huni Kuin communities. Together, they describe and celebrate the way unique kinships produced within an indigenous cosmos and vision can shape our present moment.
Softcover w/Chinese binding & inserts
8 ¼ x 11 ½ in. / 208 pp / Extensive b&w and color
Retail Price: $44.00
THYSSEN-BORNE MISZA ART CONTEMPORARY, VIENNA