Illustrated with over 1,000 images, Guess Who Is the Happiest Girl in Town is the first memoir by Swiss-German party girl Susi Wyss (b. 1938). The 40-year history begins in the 1970s with Wyss studying fashion design in Zürich, where at 18 years old she was initiated into the fast-moving life of the European jet set, a world revolving around the elite names in the international music and fashion scene. A regular model for Helmut Newton, the young Wyss enjoyed the company of noted celebrities ranging from Dennis Hopper and Iggy Pop to J. Paul Getty. After years of partying with rock-n-roll royalty she became one of Paris’s top madams and finally, in her early 60s, a writer. This intimate autobiography / photographic diary is a fascinating record capturing a time when the world of drugs, sex, and rock and roll was at its zenith.
6 x 9 in. / 800 pp / 1,000 color
Retail Price: $50.00
Contour Biennale 8
Natasha Ginwala (Ed.)
The Contour Biennale 8, Polyphonic Worlds: Justice as Medium, curated by Natasha Ginwala, brings together 25 international and local artists and art collectives working in lens-based media, sound, performance, drawing and installation. Taking place in Mechelen, Belgium (2017), the exhibition embraces the communal spirit of the biennale by including many-sided collective voices as well as discrete, individual creative positions. The accompanying reader, Hearings, like the exhibition, takes a polyphonic approach borrowed from juridical and musical spheres. Originally published as an online journal, Hearings is comprised of 32 texts tracing the artistic processes, conceptual methods and historical research—including textual, images and video-based contributions— of a range of artists, writers, poets, anthropologists and filmmakers. Artists and writers range from Hunter Braithwaite and Trevor Paglen to T. J. Demos, Basir Mahmood and Cooking Sections. This is not a traditional reader but complements the biennale, engaging current ideas and discourses, reorienting relationships around the artwork as a site of evidence and as a testimonial record.
6 x 8 ¾ in. / 248 pp / Extensive b&w and color
Retail Price: $25.00
CONTOUR BIENNALE, BELGIUM