Affirmation Dungeon

A common man’s Jeff Koons, Dan Arps is a major world artist based in New Zealand, and this huge exhibition catalog is the most important book yet on his work. Arps is an installation artist known for making spaces – dystopic, uncomfortable, decrepit, paranoid, aspirational – that exist in their own reality. Influenced by James Joyce’s concept of the epiphany of daily life, Arps creates obsessively complete environments out of humble and rejected materials. Like Fluxus and Pop artists, he transforms these materials into installations like the “affirmation dungeon,” and other highly detailed, perceptive commentaries on social expectations and the alchemy of empty spaces. Also featured are insightful essays by Dan Arps, Jon Bywater, Matthew Hyland and Narelle Pathways.

April 2012 / Exhibition catalog / Hardcover
9.25 x 8.25 inches / 340 pp / 320 b/w and 295 color
ISBN: 978-0-9864628-9-4 · Retail Price: $59.95


Jan Paul Evers, Leon Kahane & Jumana Manna

Since 1953 the ars viva Prize annually awards young German artists whose work stands out for innovative potential and quality. The 2017 recipients are Jan Paul Evers, Leon Kahane and Jumana Manna. Evers’s photographic works begin with either found or directly created images produced using a combination of digital and analog processes. Paired to create a visual effect, his pieces transcend the boundary between painting and photography. Kahane’s videos, photographs, and installations address economic migration and the construction of territorial borders against the backdrop of medial upheaval and global development. Manna creates video and sculptural narratives that can be read as “possible histories.” Combined with archaeological discoveries, these “histories” interrogate the concept of national cultural heritage. The catalog is a smart blending of installation shots and details with noted essays by Nicolaus Schafhausen, Florian Ebner, Tirdad Zolghadr and Anna Prizkau. This year’s award also includes a residency at the Fogo Island Arts Center in Newfoundland.

February 2017 / English & German
Softcover / 8 ¼ x 11 in. / 120 pp
24 b&w and 46 color
ISBN: 978-3-95679-257-1 · Retail Price: $28.00

Art and Survival

Patricia Johanson’s Environmental Projects

Caffyn Kelley
Islands Institute, British Columbia, Canada
December 2005, Softcover, 8 x 8 3/4 inches
180 pp, 28 b&w and 132 color reproductions
ISBN: 0-9738332-0-3 · Retail Price: $24.95

Art: 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century

Volume 6

Susan Sollins

This lavishly illustrated volume, a companion to the sixth season of the Peabodywinning PBS series on contemporary art, offers unparalleled access to 14 of the most dynamic artists working today. The reader journeys behind the scenes into homes and studios for a look at the lives and work of world-renowned artists like Ai Weiwei, who was recently imprisoned by the Chinese government for his politically incendiary work, and Polish performance artist Marina Abramovic, who populated MOMA NY with installations featuring groups of nudes. The book features the artists’ own words, artist biographies, and lush, full color illustrations. Other artists included are Mary Reid Kelley, Glenn Ligon, David Altmejd, Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Lynda Benglis, Tabaimo, El Anatsui, Catherine Opie, Rackstraw Downes, Robert Mangold and Sarah Sze. ART: 21 once again takes on the role of historian and recorder of the important international artists working today.

April 2012 / Hardcover / 8.5 x 11.5 inches
208 pp / 57 b/w and 355 color
ISBN: 978-0-615-54566-0 · Retail Price: $45.00


Jannis Kounellis and Mario Merz
Snoeck, Germany
2007 / English and German / Exhibition catalog
Hardcover / 9 x 11 inches / 152 pp / 95 color
ISBN: 978-3-936859-67-6 · Retail Price: $66.00


A Secret History of Modern Art 1872–1972

Pamela Kort & Max Hollein (Eds.)

What do Vegetarian Apostles, Nature Prophets, and Inflation Saints all have in common? German-speaking, self-styled artist-mystics working from the 1870s through the 1930s, they deeply influenced later artist-visionaries Joseph Beuys, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Egon Schiele, František Kupka, Johannes Baader and Jorg Immendorf, among others. Yet the life and work of these artist-prophets have been largely overlooked by art history until now. A Secret History of Modern Art, an encyclopedic scholarly exhibition catalog from Frankfurt, rectifies this omission. Thoroughly researched and wonderfully illlustrated, this encyclopedic exhibition catalog describes their work and demonstrates its influence on future generations of artists who shared their penchant for mysticism as well as their commitment to effecting significant social, personal and economic change. With full chronology, bibliography and illuminating text in both German and English by curator Pamela Kort.

July 2015 / English & German
Exhibition catalog / Softcover
9 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches / 512 pp, 470 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-116-7 · Retail Price: $78.00



Pilar Perez

Smart Art Press, Los Angeles
1999, Exhibition catalog
Softcover, 8 x 8 inches
64 pp, 30 b&w and 40 color reproductions
ISBN: 1-889195-41-3 · Retail Price: $15.00


Antje Majewski and Ingo Niermann

Lukas & Sternberg, New York
May 2004, English and German text
Softcover, 7 1/2 x 9 inches
136 pp, 40 color reproductions
ISBN: 0-9745688-2-1 · Retail Price: $29.95

Danielle Aubert

Marking the Dispossessed

Corinn Gerber (Ed.)

In her third artist book, graphic artist, Danielle Aubert reproduces the underlines, marginalia and bookmarks gathered from the pages of more than one hundred copies of Ursula K. Leguin’s 1974 science fiction novel, The Dispossessed, about a physicist from an anarchist planet where the concept of private ownership does not exist. All original text is removed so that the marks left by past book owners become the content. Marking the Dispossessed is published in conjunction with the polyphonic recording of a “used audio book” made in collaboration with Jason Treuting and Mobius Quartet from the same collection of books. Author of Sixteen Months Worth of Drawings in Microsoft Excel and a co-author of Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies, Aubert is a member of the graphic design group Clanada, which has presented work at PS1/MoMA, NY; Printed Matter, Motto, Berlin; and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

July 2015 / Softcover
6 x 9 1/4 inches / 416 pp / 400 b&w and 16 color
ISBN: 978-3-940215-16-1 · Retail Price: $25.00


Stories, Myths, Ironies, and Other Songs: Conceived, Directed, Edited, and Produced by M. Auder

Quinn Latimer & Adam Szymczyk (Eds.)

At once poetic and critical, cruel and confessional, internationally known French artist Michel Auder’s casually virtuosic videos have for over five decades disrupted traditional perceptual habits of moviegoers and art audiences alike, subverting notions of filmic narrative and process. Employing new video formats as they become available, the New York–based Auder has produced short and feature films, video installations and photography that transgress genres, borrowing from art history, literature, commercial television, and experimental cinema, and was most recently featured at the 2014 Whitney Biennial. The richly illustrated monograph/artist book includes “Twenty Film-Poems for M. Auder,” a series of mini-essays on selected videos by Basel-based American poet and critic Quinn Latimer, and an extensive interview with the artist by Kunsthalle Basel director Adam Szymczyk, and a catalogue raisonné of Auder’s video works. The unique design, including a cut-out cover, creates an exciting visual experience while viewing the rich contents.

Kunsthalle Basel, BERLIN
January 2015 / Softcover w/Die-cuts
8 x 11 1/2 inches
368 pp / 1000 b&w and color
ISBN: 978-3-95679-023-2 · Retail Price: $59.00