The Rough Law of Gardens
Richard Flantz (Ed.)
The Rough Law of Gardens documents Berlin-based German artist Olaf Holzapfel (b. 1967) and Tel Aviv-based Israeli sculptor Nahum Tevet’s (b. 1946) eponymous joint exhibition exploring the intergenerational differences between two artists. Holzapfel and Tevet each reject the global logic of growth and traverse the bounds of sculpture and painting to produce work that involves ideas on materiality, learning, and memory. Rather than a conventional two-person show, however, the concurrent exhibitions and the accompanying softcover catalog highlight the ways in which work by one artist is developed, exaggerated, inverted, or simply ignored in the work of the other. The juxtaposition of the very different approaches of these two artists raises questions regarding the relationship, or lack thereof, between art practices, and reflects their respective connection with or isolation from historical circumstances and social realities. With introductory essay by curator Galia Bar Or, this exhibition was concurrently shown at the Kunstmuseum, Germany, and the Mishkan Museum of Art, Israel (2015).
Softcover / 6 ½ x 9 ¼ in.
82 pp / 4 b&w and 40 color
Retail Price: $19.00
KUNSTMUSEUM BOCHUM, GERMANY
Andrew Hunt & Nicola Simpson (Eds.)
Widely recognized by his contemporaries as one of the leading theorists and outstanding practitioners of concrete poetry, Dom Sylvester Houédard (1924–92) is an unsung intellect of the 20th century. This elegant oversized hardback monograph reinstates the Benedictine monk and artist as an important pioneer in the countercultural and transnational art movement of the 1960s and early 1970s, especially within kinetic and concrete poetry. Presented for the first time in full-color illustrations are an extensive array of Houédard’s spare and highly personal “typestracts”—typewriter works from the 1960s and early 1970s. Houédard’s work is deeply relevant to our digital age and the man himself would have been delighted by the permutational possibilities offered by a tweet, or the visual shorthand of emojis and hashtags. Introduction and essays and interview by curators Nicola Simpson, Charles Verey, Guy Brett and Andrew Hunt on the artist, his work, and his context, as well as numerous writings including an autobiographical statement by Houedard.
Hardcover / 9 ¾ x 13 in. / 160 pp
Extensive b&w and color
Retail Price: $45.00
RICHARD SALTOUN GALLERY, LONDON