Els Silvrants-Barclay & Pieternel Vermoortel (Eds.)
Why, what, how and for whom should public art institutions collect today? What is the role and responsibility of the contemporary art museum? The first issue of the new publications series from Contemporary Art Heritage, Flanders, Cave 1: Territories invites historians, curators, artists and other thinkers to contribute fiction, art theory, research reports, art-historical case studies, archive documents, conversations, anecdotes, visual essays or artworks. From Jef Geys on Le Corbusier’s 1964 plan to build the Museum of Unlimited Growth in Antwerp to Clementine Deliss’s manifesto on the multidisciplinary claim to collections, 16 contributors address the role of museums and collections for identity making and territorial representation, the increasing invisibility of the collection, processes of inclusion and exclusion, and the general distrust of history in contemporary art museums. Designed like a folder, with a fold-out of museum floor plans nested inside, this publication is a hefty little package of ideas. Contributions by Beirut, Clémentine Deliss, Kersten Geers, Jef Geys, Anders Kreuger, Maarten Liefooghe, Jens Maier-Rothe, Doris Maninger, Winke Noppen, Louise Osieka, Jasper Rigole, Marije Sennema, Els Silvrants-Barclay, 3Maarten Van Den Driessche, Richard Venlet and Pieternel Vermoortel.
CONTEMPORARY ART HERITAGE FLANDERS, BELGIUM
October 2016 / Series #1 / Softcover
6 ¾ x 9 ½ in. / 176 pp w/ insert
Extensive b&w and color
ISBN: 978-3-95679-136-9 · Retail Price: $25.00
Interviews by John Reardon
John Reardon and David Mollin
An indispensable guide for artists, teachers and students, this volume of newly commissioned interviews focuses on artists teaching in the UK and Europe. The interviews provide an intriguing insight into the challenges and anxieties that affect the artist-teacher, and bring to light their often heroic endeavors to survive within the world of art education. Selected from a variety of institutions including Central St. Martins, Glasgow School of Art, Städelschule Frankfurt, and Kunstakademie Münster, each representing a different approach to teaching. Artists interviewed include John Armleder, Guillaume Bijl, Phyllida Barlow, Pavel Buchler, Michael Craig-Martin, Liam Gillick, John Hillard, Tobias Rehberger, Karin Sander, Christoph Schlingensief, Jon Thompson, Erwin Wurm and more.
2009 / Softcover / 6 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches / 384 pp
ISBN: 978-1-905464-13-5 · Retail Price: $35.00
Lolita Jablonskiene and Nicolaus Schafhausen
2002 / English and German text / Series 008 / Softcover / 4 3/8 x 6 3/4 inches
155 pp / extensive text with 12 color
ISBN: 0-9711193-9-2 · Retail Price: $19.95
Abu ElDahab, Binna Choi and Emily Pethick
Circular Facts is a collaborative endeavor between three of Europe’s most progressive contemporary art organizations: Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht; Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp; and The Showroom, London, in partnership with Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen and Electric Palm Tree. The project acted as an informal think tank to discuss the role of small contemporary art organizations in the cultural field and how they envision their future in today’s changing times while creating mutually supportive structures for the dissemination of artistic initiatives. Aiming to gather a spectrum of perspectives to explore the roles of specific projects, the multi-cultural group of contributors have produced essays that speak to their experiences within arts institutions, collaborative curatorial initiatives, and research networks. Contributions by Mai Abu ElDahab, Binna Choi, Emily Pethick, Heejin Kim, Anthony Huberman, Will Bradley, Miren Jaio and Leire Veraga, Anna Colin and Melanie Boutaloup, and Gabi Ngcobo; and an interview with Kim Einarsson.
April 2012 / Softcover / 6 x 10.5 inches / 96 pp
ISBN: 978-1-934105-65-8 · Retail Price: $19.95
Binna Choi, Maria Lind & E mily Pethick (Eds.)
The Dialectionary is a handy little compendium of ideas and projects by Cluster, a network of eight contemporary visual arts organizations located in the residential peripheries of European cities (and one in Israel) who are focused on commissioning, producing and presenting experimental process-driven contemporary art. The artists’ entries are organized alphabetically by keywords such as Alliances, Chaos, Empathy, Energy, Noise, Network, Stranger, Sustainability, Thing and Time, among many others. Compiled from a series of meetings over two years, Dialectionary positions the work of these visual arts organizations in relation to wider sociopolitical and cultural concerns. Cluster members include: CAC Brétigny, Brétigny-sur-Orge; Casco—Office for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht; CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Móstoles, Madrid; The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon; Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Paris; P74 Center and Gallery, Ljubljana; The Showroom, London; and Tensta konsthall, Stockholm.
casco , the netherlands
Softcover / 4 x 5 3/4 inches
ISBN: 978-3-956790-60-7 · Retail Price: $18.00
Jeremy Akerman and Eileen Daly
The collected writings of British artist, writer and curator Jon Thompson come together in this volume. As a teacher of artists at Goldsmiths, Thompson is credited as one of the most influential of his generation, a key promoter of the so-called Young British Artists of the 1990s, including Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin. Leaving the minimalists behind by the late 1970s as he wrote about more politically and socially connected artists, Thompson’s careful research, historical knowledge and insight into an artist’s work was quickly recognized as fresh and exciting. This is a long-overdue anthology of Thompson’s commentary, which has been published in exhibition catalogues for the Hayward Gallery and Serpentine Gallery as well as numerous art magazines and journals.
October 2011 / Softcover / 5 5/8 x 8 1/4 inches / 528 pp / 1 color
ISBN: 978-1-905464-37-1 · Retail Price: $39.95
A Critical Reader in Contemporary Art
In the second edition of this idea-packed reader – first published to accompany the 2005 exhibition, “Soft Target. War as a Daily, First-Hand Reality” at BAK – artists, curators, theorists and others speak on the urgent subject of war in the post-9/11 world. The voices of artists are still needed to make sense of the current state of global conflict, financial meltdown and ecological disasters such as the BP oil spill. This edition, based on the “Undercurrents” series of symposia and conversations which followed the original show, includes a new preface and an extensive index, which allows key themes within the contributions to become visible on another level. With contributions by Ross Birrell, Boris Buden, Jordan Crandall, Bregje van Eekelen, Boris Groys, Viktor Misiano, Irit Rogoff, Martha Rosler, Sean Snyder and Hito Steyerl.
2011 / Softcover / 4.5 x 6.5 inches / 256 pp / 35 b&w
ISBN: 978-94-6083-027-3 · Retail Price: $39.95
A Report on Current Conditions and Future Scenarios
Maria Lind & Olav Velthuis (Eds.)
How will artists and galleries produce and distribute their work? How much money will everyone make? This pocket-sized reader provides a provocative look into the future by mapping the complex entanglements of contemporary art and its commercial markets. In cheeky, controversial essays, critics, academics and artists offer insights into the artwork as an asset category and celebrity accessory, the rise of the art fair and the increased competition of auction houses. The first in a series from Temsta Konsthall and Sternberg Press.
August 2012 / Softcover / 4 1/4 x 6 inches / 272 pp
ISBN: 978-1-934105-99-3 · Retail Price: $27.00
Geoff Cox & Jacob Lund (Eds.)
Can we speak of composition when we are in a state of decomposition? Art being made today as the world spins into chaos and disorder defies coherent categorization. Revising his well-known histories of contemporary art, Terry Smith argues that visual artists must respond to the compelling need for order and composition during this time of divisive difference. This second volume in the Contemporary Condition series traces how visual artists across the globe are rising to this challenge.
AARHUS UNIVERSITY, DENMARK
AROS ART MUSEUM, DENMARK
February 2017 / Softcover / Vol. 2
4 ¾ x 7 ½ in. / 88 pp
ISBN: 978-3-95679-283-0 · Retail Price: $12.00
Geoff Cox & Jacob Lund (Eds.)
The contemporary moment is comprised of many overlapping speeds, rhythms and periods of time. Damaged Environments of Technological Culture, the third volume of the Contemporary Condition series, concerns slowness: a different temporal horizon in which to understand the environmental temporalities of media and technological arts. Jussi Parikka looks at art and design practices closely entwined with aesthetic theories that unfold the multiplicity of time, to understand and engage planetary time scales of slow environmental violence.
AARHUS UNIVERSITY, DENMARK
AROS ART MUSEUM, DENMARK
February 2017 / Softcover / Vol. 3
4 ¾ x 7 ½ in. / 48 pp
ISBN: 978-3-95679-282-3 · Retail Price: $12.00