Nina Power (Ed.)
The Counsel of Spent is to be used as a field guide, lovingly prepared with words and images that do not satisfy but irritate. It is a book that wishes to add its voice to those who desire to have done with the endless vacillating between slavery and appeasement, fear and denial. It is a book that demands that all cast off the burden of debt and go out onto the street—for a true democracy necessitates a commitment where one acknowledges that there is nothing left to hang on to, that there is nothing left to lose and everything to transform. These are pages that fan the flames of bonfires and simple music. Written by Inventory, a collective of British artists, writers and art theorists founded in 1996 and edited by Nina Power as part of the Common Objectives series.
300 pp / Extensive b&w
Retail Price: $34.95
A–Z Life Coaching
New York–based Israeli artist, writer and filmmaker Keren Cytter (b. 1977) is one of the most innovative and multifaceted contemporary artists working today. Cytter captures and explores human relationships, particularly the behaviors and interactions of everyday life. Working with narrative in both her art and novels, she plays with humorous, absurd, and subtle dialogues mixing fictitious situations with real life. A–Z, Life Coaching (an incomplete guide for life), accompanies her solo exhibition of new video works at the Künstlerhaus, Graz (2016). Characters, noted by letters A through Z, explore the idea of a “life coach” in an attempt to find happiness, fulfillment or even financial success in their lives. When the character-object turns into a subject, the letter representing their name is marked in bold. A-Z, Life Coaching aims to expose the owners of an innocent heart to reality’s true structures in hopes of spiritual growth. Numerous other works by Cytter have been published by Sternberg Press.
5 x 7 ½ in. / 130 pp
Retail Price: $18.00
KÜNSTLERHAUS, HALLE FÜR KUNST & MEDIEN GRAZ, AUSTRIA