Sonehati CG Works 1999
1999, Softcover with CD-ROM, 8 1/2 X 11 3/4 inches
130 pp, 130 color reproductions
ISBN: 4-87280-387-6 · Retail Price: $42.00
The invisible architecture of scent is the starting point of Swiss-based, Boston-born video and installation artist Elodie Pong’s (b. 1966) latest project, Paradise Paradoxe. Immersing her audience in images, smells and color-saturated light, Pong probes the interface between fiction and reality for her exhibition at Helmhaus, Zürich. Her accompanying artist book is dense and euphoric with dreamy, over saturated color images of her installations and includes 12 essays touching on ideas within olfactory art including the relationship between odor and music, how we perceive odors, and odor as a tool of social and historical analysis, among other concepts. The book is a comfortably designed soft-cover publication with the texts flanked by two sections of full-bleed color photographs overlaid here and there with the names of perfumes: Omnia, Pure, Rouge, Rien. A university-trained sociologist and anthropologist, Pong deals with social structures in her artistic work, including intimacy and separation, and unstable communications in a pluralistic and individualized society. With texts by Harry Baker, Justin Vivian Bond, Jim Drobnick, Holly Dugan, Jack Halberstam, Rachel Herz, Andreas Keller, Georg Kohler, Chus Martínez, Daniel Morgenthaler, Gayil Nalls and Elodie Pong.
July 2016 / Exhibition catalog / Softcover
7 ½ x 10 ¼ in. / 296 pp / 200 color
ISBN: 978-3-906803-01-2 · Retail Price: $55.00
Poor Man’s Expression
Technology, Experimental Film, Conceptual Art
Martin Ebner and Florian Zeyfang
Poor Man’s Expression examines the relationship between film, video, technology and art, with a particular focus on the reciprocal influences between conceptual art and experimental film. Works, lectures, and performances by international artists – created for the exhibition of the same title in Berlin in 2006, and expanded for the publication – are set alongside historical experimental films. This profound book asks whether the infiltration of experimental film into the realm of 1980s and 90s media art is analogous to general social and media trends brought about by the fragmentation caused by consumer society. Featured artists include Stephanie Taylor, Sebestyén Kodolányi, Sebastian Lütgert, Henrik Olesen, Mathias Poledna, Sean Snyder, Daria Martin, Kirsten Pieroth, Martin Ebner, Florian Zeyfang.
Arsenal Institute for Film and Video Art, Berlin
May 2011 / Softcover / 9.5 x 12 inches
240 pp / 100 b&w and 200 color
ISBN: 978-1-934105-01-6 · Retail Price: $34.95
2007 / Exhibition catalog / Flexicover
12 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches / 37 pp / full color reproduction
ISBN: 978-1-895086-17-1 · Retail Price: $29.95
British artist Nicholas Pope was best known in the 1970s and early 1980s for his large-scale sculptures made of wood, metal, stone, sheet lead or chalk. Following his 1980 exhibition representing Britain at the Venice Biennale, Pope was awarded a cultural visitor grant to Zimbabwe and Mozambique, an experience that affected the rest of his life and twisted his artistic practice completely. In a move toward softer, more malleable materials such as glass, porcelain, texture, molded aluminum and ceramics, Pope began to make abstract works that reference complicated themes of religion, suicide and society.
2014 / Softcover
9 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches
224 pp / 150 color
ISBN: 978-1-905464-77-7 · Retail Price: $49.95
British artist Nicholas Pope’s (b. 1949) vivid, energetic drawings have informed his sculpture throughout his career. Variations on circles and holes in graphite and charcoal in the 1970s and 1980s were followed by more complex and vibrant arrangements of color in India ink, paint and biro in the early 1990s. The new hardcover catalog following his survey from Ridinghouse features over 90 drawings culled from the past 40 years, an essay by art historian James Hamilton and an exchange between the artist and curator Jon Wood focusing on Pope’s deployment of color and the relationship of his drawings to his sculpture. Pope’s large-scale wood, metal, stone and lead sculptures gradually became more abstract and malleable as he shifted to glass, porcelain, molded aluminum and ceramics in the mid-1990s. Representative of Britain at the Venice Biennale (1980), Pope’s work can be found in the permanent collections of the Tate Modern, the Stedlijk and others.
October 2016 / Hardcover / 9 ½ x 11 ¼ in.
128 pp / 100 b&w and color
ISBN: 978-1-909932-23-4 · Retail Price: $32.00
Ice Cream Empire
Francesco Pedraglio and Gavin Everall
London-based painter, writer and performance artist Kit Poulson is one of the busiest people in the contemporary British art scene, creating everything from sound art installations to carnival floats to this zany, experimental narrative. Three characters freed from the flow of causality intertwine through the experience of conversation. Evoking the writings of Malevich and Schwitters, the pastoral moments of Traffic and the ventriloquized insanity of Little Richard, history is revealed as a flow of conversations glancing off random precious artifacts, all shaped by the fluid, crystalline structure of the most delicious of desserts, ice cream. Ice Cream Empire is commissioned as part of the Time Machine, a project that asks us to forget about archives and embrace the confusion of the present, in order to consciously experiment with all our imaginable histories and expected futures.
April 2012 / Softcover / 6 x 9 inches
104 pp / 1 b/w
ISBN: 978-1-906012-34-2 · Retail Price: $19.95
Power?… To Which People?
Dutch installation artist/political activist Jonas Staal has made a career of making people angry, with projects like roadside “monuments” featuring the face of a notorious right-wing politician and Car Bomb Wreckage, in which he exhibited the debris from two Iraq car bombings as sculpture in Rotterdam. This book is an extensive collection of texts, pamphlets and manifestoes either written by Staal or written by an international group of critics and curators inspired, infuriated, transformed or amazed by his work. No matter what their viewpoint, the contributing authors focus, literally and figuratively, on the formulation of new forms of resistance against the culture of irony – a field in which Staal is an undisputed leader.
2010 / Softcover / 5 1/8 x 8 7/8 inches / 228 pp / 2 b&w and 62 color
ISBN: 978-94-90322-02-1 · Retail Price: $35.00
A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO UNCONSCIOUS REASONING
Marcus Coates likes to photograph his subjects draped in animal furs—wild and shamanistic, yes, but as his recent Frieze profile perceptively recognized, Coates’ real subjects are not the outdoors and the unknown but interiority and introspection… the true locus of ‘nature’ in the modern world [is] in the withered memory of something wild and ancient, buried deep within ourselves.” Adopting the format of an instruction manual, Coates’ new book presents a step-by-step guide to accessing and exercising our primitive reasoning. Based on a combination of practical maneuvers and “journeys,” the book’s aim is to provide an in-depth guide to a form of practical problem-solving outside the rational. Coates’ interpretations of shamanic practice are not traditionally spiritual, but based on his own experience, and draw from a course—The School of the Imagination (co-produced by Nomad)—he taught at CREATE, London. This is the sixth book in Book Works Co-Series.
Co-Series / No. 6 / Softcover
5 x 7 inches / 320 pp / 70 b&w and 5 color
ISBN: 978-1-906012-61-8 · Retail Price: $25.00
Percentage for Art in the Netherlands 2004-2006
2007, Softcover, 61/2 x 91/2 inches
464 pp, extensive color reproductions
ISBN: 978-90-5973-060-1 · Retail Price: $59.95