Proof of Nothing / Beweis zu Nichts
Vanessa Joan Müller & Nicolaus Schafhausen (Eds.)
Marcel Odenbach (b. 1953) is widely known as a pioneering video artist, however, the connections between his video pieces and his works on paper call for equal recognition. Many of his past works reflect the lasting impact of National Socialism, past and present, while bestowing a universal perspective on what is considered a German concern. Reflections on the familiar and the foreign, elements of his own biography, and the interplay between subjective remembrance and collective memory are crucial themes in his work. Departing from his eponymous exhibition at Kunsthalle Wien, this publication examines new works that are contextualized within a broader conversation. Named after an early poem by Ingeborg Bachmann (1926–1973), the exhibition reflected the atmosphere of the postwar period that dominated Bachmann’s poetry. Odenbach’s works develops interconnected motifs, linking memorial remembrance of the atrocities committed during the Nazi period to individual memories. Essays by Jörg Heiser, Maria Muhle, Vanessa Joan Müller, and Nicolaus Schafhausen.
Hardcover / 6 ¼ x 9 in. / 200 pp / 36 b&w and 62 color
Retail Price: $32.00
KUNSTHALLE WIEN, VIENNA
Photographs by Mary Frank
For sixty years, New York artist Mary Frank (b. 1993, England) has been making deeply personal work that has found broad appeal through countless exhibitions and publications. Her work has taken a variety of forms during this time—from sculpture and oil paintings to multimedia installations—but in the last ten years, her focus has been increasingly on the use of photography in the service of ideas that she has evolved throughout her artistic life. These photographs are not like any others and represent an amalgamation of themes and subjects that have appeared in all other media in which the artist has worked. Renowned poet and critic John Yau and environmental activist and author Terry Tempest Williams contribute essays that offer insight and dimension into these new collage-based works. Frank has been widely exhibited in museums and galleries since the 1950s and the subject of three major monographs, Mary Frank (Abrams, 1990), Shadows of Africa (Abrams, 1992), and Mary Frank: Encounters (Abrams, 2000).
11 ½ x 12 in. / 86 pp / 80 color
Retail Price: $65.00