Publications

 

Jorge Méndez Blake - Other Literature

 


Otra literatura / Other Literature

Ediciones MP

2015

Texts by Sarah Demeuse, Verónica Gerber Bicecci, Luis Felipe Fabre, Geovana Ibarra, Brenda Lozano, Humberto Moro, etc.    

 
 

Diana Thater - The Sympathetic Imagination

 

2015

Hardcover, 224 pages, 10 x 11 x 1 in., 152 color illustrations

Exclusive access to a moving image supplement


Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination offers a mid-career retrospective of the work of Diana Thater, one of the most important and innovative artists working today. This book was produced in conjunction with the exhibition at LACMA from November 22, 2015 to April 17, 2016. Contributions from Giuliana Bruno, Lynne Cooke, Michael Govan, Christine Y. Kim, Lisa Gabrielle Mark, Patti Podesta, Jason E. Smith and Diana Thater.

Also included are an interview with the artist and essays on a wide range of topics that Thater addresses in her work—from the history and politics of the Chernobyl disaster to beauty and Baroque architecture. This publication also gives readers exclusive access to a moving image supplement, featuring a film conceived and created by Thater in collaboration with production designer Patti Podesta, as well as an illustrated checklist with short video clips.

 
 

Ana Prvacki - Finding Comfort in an Uncomfortable Imagination

 


FINDING COMFORT IN AN UNCOMFORTABLE IMAGINATION. A CATALOGUE OF IDEAS BY ANA PRVAčKI


Published by the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore on the occasion of the exhibition Ana Prvački: Finding comfort in an uncomfortable imagination, 12 December 2015 to 3 February 2016.


ISBN: 978-981-09-7821-1

 
 

Fiona Banner - Scroll Down And Keep Scrolling

 

2015, 832 page Paperback, 29.5 x 21 x 6cm

Published by The Vanity Press in association with Ikon, Birmingham and Kunsthalle Nuremberg

This book considers the relevance of the publication in the Internet age.

Known or exhibited works are adequately represented on the web, here Banner's work is represented through the ephemera surrounding it, the stuff that is not exhibited.  It does not seek to present the work formally or as finite, but as a process.The title 'Scroll Down And Keep Scrolling' refers to the act of looking back historically, but also to something endless. Scrolling down the page is how we read digitally; at the same time it refers to a time before books.

The book focuses on informal photographs and related material from an archive spanning the last 30 years. It takes the material form of a large directory, over 800 pages long and typeset in a font designed especially for this project, titled Font. The font is an amalgamation of typefaces Banner has worked with previously, through full stop sculptures and typeset and published works: "It's a family tree arrangement where the child of Avant Garde and Courier mates with Peanuts and Didot's child. Bookman and Onyx mate; their child mates with Capitalist and Klang's offspring – the final font is an unpredictable bastardisation of styles and behaviours."

 
 

Fiona Banner - Heart of Darkness

 
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Heart of Darkness

By Joseph Conrad

A work by Fiona Banner

Photographs by Paolo Pellegrin

Designer: John Morgan

Four Corners Familiars number 12

In 2012, Fiona Banner was invited to select an exhibition of works drawn from the Archive of Modern Conflict, a London-based collection of photographs and ephemera relating to war and conflict. After much time delving into the archive, Banner observed a lack of images relating to conflict in the here and now. In a reversal of roles, Banner commissioned Paolo Pellegrin, a conflict photographer who has worked extensively in the Congo, to observe the City of London – its streets and trading floors, its costume and strip-clubs – through Conrad's Heart of Darkness. The resulting photographs were first exhibited at Peer, London under the title Mistah Kurtz – He Not Dead.

A selection of these images now form part of the Archive, they can be found filed under 'Heart of Darkness, 2014'. They also form the illustrations for this new publication of Conrad's novella, which takes the form of a luxury magazine.

Heart of Darkness (first published in 1899) is a story of trade and corruption, and of our own conflicts and desires. From a boat moored on the banks of the Thames, Marlow narrates his story in which he travels to the heart of the Congo in search of renegade ivory trader Kurtz, who has mesmerised and enslaved his workers. 

Like many artists of her generation Banner has lived just outside the boundaries of London's financial district since the early 90s observed the area's close proximity to the Square Mile and its apparent separation from it. This publication links with Banner's first artist book The Nam (1997) that references Apocalypse Now, a film that uses Conrad's text as its narrative template.

 
 

Jan Albers - cOlOny cOlOr

 

This catalog accompanies the exhibition "cOlOny cOlOr" at Von der Heydt-Museum Wuppertal and Kunstpalais Erlangen

Published by Verlag Kettler, Dortmund 2015

ISBN: 978-3-86206-455-7

Pages: 176

Format: 22 × 30 cm

 
 

Fiona Banner - Wp Wp Wp

 

Wp Wp Wp, 2014

160 Page paperback

29 x 21 x 2 cm.

Printed with two covers

Published by the Vanity Press, London and Yorkshire Sculpture Park

ISBN: 978-1-907631-55-9

 
 

SUPERFLEX - The Corrupt Show and the Speculative Machine

 

This catalogue was published on the occasion of The Corrupt Show and the Speculative Machine, a survey exhibition of SUPERFLEX curated by Patrick Charpenel and Daniel McClean at Fundacion/Coleccion Jumex.

Book No. 1: The Corrupt Show (360 pages) Book No. 2: The Speculative Machine (Archive), Insert No. 1: Contracts (8 pages), Insert No. 2: Supergas (12 pages). Edited by Patrick Charpenel & Daniel McClean. Text in English and Spanish.

Publisher: Fundacion/Coleccion Jumex

Authors: Patrick Charpenel, Daniel McClean and SUPERFLEX

ISBN: 9786079584542

 
 

SUPERFLEX - An Artist With Six Legs

 

An artist with six legs, 253 works, 20 years, 8 curators, 1 exhibition is the catalogue of the exhibition Working Title: "A Retrospective Curated by XXXXXXXXX" held at Kunsthal Charlottenborg from 13 December 2013 to the to the 2nd of February 2014.


Author: Pernille Abrethesen (Ed.)

Publisher: Kunsthal Charlottenborg

Language: danish/english

335 pages/ soft cover

ISBN: 8798788944976

 
 

SUPERFLEX - Superkilen Book

 


SUPERKILEN - a project by BIG, TOPOTEK 1 and SUPERFLEX


Superkilen, designed by BIG, TOPOTEK 1 and SUPERFLEX, is a one kilometer long urban space wedging through one most the most ethnically diverse and socially challenged neighborhoods in Denmark.  The wedge (in Danish: kilen) is structured along three spatial zones (red, black and green) and populated by 108 objects and 11 trees from all over the world.


Since its inception, Superkilen has been widely and controversially debated. The book invites readers behind the scenes of its making through the reflections of its main protagonists. It discusses the implications of the project in relation to changes in conception of public space and to conflicts, and discusses the possibilities of a shared, yet heterogeneous space. By providing first hand and background information about Superkilen, the artists hope to further stimulate public discourse on the project.


Publisher: Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing, Stockholm / Oslo

224 Pages

225 x 265 mm

ISBN 9789187543029

 
 

Charline von Heyl - Interventionist Demonstration (WHY-A-DUCK?)

 

New catalogue accompanying Charline von Heyl's solo exhibition Interventionist Demonstration (WHY-A-DUCK?) at Corbett vs. Dempsey on view through June 7, 2014.


First Printing, edition of 1000

ISBN 978-0-9896512-7-1

Printed in Chicago, IL

2014 Corbett vs. Dempsey

 
 

Ann Veronica Janssens - Serendipity

 

This publication derives from Ann Veronica Janssens' solo exhibition at WIELS, entitled Serendipity, constructed around a set of works outlining her artistic research over the last few decades. This catalogue attempts to account for these phenomena, beginning with photographic documentation of the Serendipity exhibition in the specific spatial context of the premises at WIELS.


Publisher: WIELS

ISBN 978-9-07893-715-9

Texts by Dirk Snauwaert, Charles Goby and Mieke Bal

 
 

Paul Winstanley - Art School

 

Filled with photographs of unpopulated studios, Paul Winstanley's exploration of British art schools highlights their importance at a time when the art school system's existence is more fraught than ever.


Over 200 full colour images, which combine various schools to form their own abstract space, are accompanied by a text by renowned professor Jon Thompson and an interview with the artist and Maria Fusco.


Publisher: Ridinghouse 2013

ISBN: 978 1 905464

Hardback/228 pp

 
 

Mieke Bal - Endless Andness: The Politics of Abstraction According to Ann Veronica Janssens

 

In Endless Andess, Mieke Bal pioneers a new understanding of the political potential of abstract art through an intense engagement with the work of sculptor Ann Veronica Janssens. In a series of vividly recalled encounters with Janssens' practice over a number of years, Bal presents a new conception of embodied perception--art experienced in a body conjured into participation and transformed by the experience.

Publisher: Bloomsbury

ISBN: 978-1-4725-2818-6

 
 

Lane Relyea - Your Everyday Art World

 

Lane Relyea's Your Everyday Art World (2013) "is a smart account of the fuctionality of the art world in the context of information-age capitalism. Relyea's sharp readings of trends, exhibitions, and artworks attend closely to the interweaving of the social and the economic in the art world's 'networked culture' of platforms, flexibility, and mobility, demonstrating how closely its values adhere to those of contemporary neoliberalism"

-Frazer Ward, author of No Innocent Bystanders: Performance Art and Audience


Publisher: The MIT Press

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA 02141

ISBN: 978-0-262-01923-1


Cover photo: Jorge Pardo, Sarah Seager, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Lincoln Tobier, installation view of kitchen, group show (at 1301, Santa Monica), July - August 2013. Courtesy of 1301PE, Los Angeles. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen

 
 

Jan Albers - cOmeclOse

 

Catalogue for Jan Alber's 2013 exhibition cOmeclOse Jan Albers at the Leopold-Hoesch-Museum and the Papiermuseum Duren.


Publisher: Verlag Kettler

ISBN: 978-3-86206-297-3

 
 

Jessica Stockholder - Fundación Barrié

 

Catalogue for Jessica Stockholder's 2012 retrospective at the Fundación Barrié. The Fundación Barrié introduced for the first time in Spain a retrospective exhibition around the work of American artist Jessica Stockholder.


Publisher: Fundación Barrié

Design: DARDO (Maria Agra)


ISBN 978-84-9752-087-4

 
 

Jessica Stockholder - Wide Eyes Smeared Here Dear

 

Jessica Stockholder's catalogue for her solo exhibition Wide Eyes Smeared Here Dear at the Musée d'Art Moderne, Saint-Étienne Métrople, June 23rd - September 30th 2012. The catalogue gives an overview of both early Stockholder work and installations included in the exhibition.


Publisher:

Musée d'Art Moderne, Saint-Étienne Métrople

Silvana Editoriale Spa and Cinisello Balsamom, Milano


ISBN 9-782907-571579

 
 

Fiona Banner - The Vanity Press

 

Fiona Banner's recent publication The Vanity Press is a 32 page catalogue published by the Vanity Press and Summerhall on the occasion of the 2013 Edinburgh Art Festival.


Publisher: The Vanity Press and Summerhall

Designed by Fraser Muggeridge Studio & The Vanity Press, special thanks to Eleanor Brown.


ISBN 978-1-907631-51-04

 
 

Jorge Méndez Blake - La habitación de escritor

 

On March 31, 2013, artist Jorge Méndez Blake stayed at the Habita Downtown Hotel in Mexico City, house of the Ateneo Mexicano in the XIX century. During his overnight stay in room number 4, between check-in and check-out, he wrote 17 poems, one for each room. La habitación del escritor (The Writer's Room) is a compilation of these 17 poems.


La habitación del escritor (The Writer's Room)

Printed in Mexico, DF

Design: JMB / MCH

Edition of 500

Sources: Akzidenz Grotesk and Corporate S

This publication was made possible with the support from the National Fund for Culture and the Arts through the National Artists Program 2009.

 
 

Ann Veronica Janssens - Chapelle Saint Vincent Grignan

 

An artist book, Chappelle Saint Vincent Grignan, beautifully documents Ann Veronica Janssens's 2013 light installations at the Saint Vincent Chapel in Brussels. The project was made in partnership with the Ministry of Culture and Communication. The artist book is available through Ronny Van de Velde and comes in an edition of 60.

 
 

Kirsten Everberg - In A Grove

 

Pomona College Museum of Art exhibition catalogue published on the occasion of Kirsten Everberg's Project Series 45 exhibition. "Kirsten Everberg: In A Grove" consists of a new suite of four paintings and four drawings based on her exploration of the Japanese crime drama Rashomon (1950) by filmmaker Akira Kurosawa.

Publisher: Pomona College Museum of Art

ISBN: 978-0-9818955-3-6

 
 

Jorge Pardo - Tecoh

 

Tecoh is a sprawling series of buildings designed by the artist Jorge Pardo deep in the Yucatán jungle. Taking over six years to fabricate, and engaging existing ruins of a nineteenth-century hacienda, the project is by far the artist's most ambitious work to date. This book offers the only available glimpse of the project, as it was primarily conceived as a private residence. Over 100 color images choreograph the reader around the myriad buildings and landscaping that constitute Tecoh—from subterranean concrete forms peaking out of the wild jungle grasses to quiet details of tiles and furniture to Pardo's iconic bulbous lamps.

Publisher: Sternberg Press

ISBN: 978-3-943365-44-3

 
 

Angela Bulloch - Witte de With Source Book 10/2012

 

Combines critical essays and visual notes compiled in the process of the Canadian-born, Berlin-based artist's collaboration with composer and musician George van Dam and a TV script written by Christine Lang and Christoph Dreher.

Publisher: Witte de With

ISBN: 978-94-91435-00-3

 
 

Angela Bulloch - Time & Line

 


Angela Bulloch's works often deal with systems of rules and viewer interaction. Drawings make up the core of this publication, including Drawing Machines, a series begun in the 1990s, which involve observers in the production process.

Publisher: Hatje Cantz

ISBN: 978-3-7757-3171-3

 
 

Jorge Méndez Blake - Mountain Building Book: Selected Works 2005-2010

 

Revised and expanded edition of a book originally published to accompany an exhibition at ArtBrussels 2009.

Publisher: Meessen De Clerq / OMR

ISBN: 978-2-930528-03-8

 
 

Kerry Tribe - Speak, Memory

 

Kerry Tribe: Speak, Memory is a 65-page critical reader that accompanies and addresses the exhibition of the same name. Contextualizing a new project through a selection of past works, the exhibition Speak, Memory offers insight into Tribe's ongoing interest in memory and the history and apparatus of film. Engaging image, text and sound, Tribe's work considers cognition, typically revealing its content through a kind of structural storytelling. Often working with multiple projections and timed loops, her use of the literal mechanics of the moving image suggests that the medium is capable of mirroring processes of comprehension, memory and doubt.

Publisher: The Power Plant

ISBN: 978-1-894212-36-6

 
 

Ann Veronica Janssens - 18th Biennale of Sydney: all our relations

 

The visual and thematic record of the 2012 Biennale of Sydney encapsulates the themes of the exhibition and reproductions of works of over 200 artists through a 160 page split binding device that gives the reader the ability to reconfigure the intended curation to create new relationships and meanings between the works.

Publisher: Biennale of Sydney Ltd

ISBN: 978-0-646-57199-7

 
 

Jack Goldstein X 10,000

 

This important retrospective volume highlights Jack Goldstein's far-reaching influence. During the late 1970s, Jack Goldstein helped initiate an avant-garde art movement informally known as the "Pictures Generation." Along with fellow artists such as Sherrie Levine, Robert Longo, and Troy Brauntuch, Goldstein merged the concerns of Conceptual art with media issues raised by Pop art and helped initiate a paradigm shift in art that focused on the critical examination of images. Goldstein's films of the mid-1970s, among his most recognized achievements, appropriated and restaged imagery that referenced its media sources. This companion volume to a new retrospective of Goldstein's work, organized by the Orange County Museum of Art, includes stills from these films as well as reproductions of sculptures, records, installations, paintings, and text-based works to show the breadth of his artistic production.

Publisher: OCMA / Prestel

ISBN: 978-3791351933

 
 

Charline von Heyl - Now or Else

 

Charline von Heyl's painting displays an amalgam of the most diverse effects, which generate vibrating energies and tensions: dynamic forms enfold graphic structures, dazzling colours encounter muted shades, abstract gestures collide with the fleeting memory of something real.

She creates pictures that "have the iconic value of signs yet always remain ambivalent and mysterious in their meaning. (…)."

"Now or Else" offers an in-depth insight into von Heyl's fascinating oeuvre and shows a focused selection of paintings dating from the mid-1990s as well as some current works on paper. Published on the occasion of an exhibition at the Tate Liverpool and Kunsthalle Nürnberg.

Publisher: Kerber Verlag

ISBN: 978-3-86678-733-9

 
 

Fiona Connor - Made in L.A. Hammer Museum Catalogue

 

Bringing together the work of 60 artists from in and around Los Angeles--many of them emerging or under-recognized--this collection of paintings, sculpture, installations, and stills from video and performance art offers a snapshot of the current trends and practices coming out of one of the world's most active and energetic art communities.

Publisher: Hammer Museum / DelMonico Books

ISBN: 9783791352312

 
 

Uta Barth - to draw with light

 

This publication includes work from Uta Barth's series …and to draw a bright white line with light along with images from Compositions of Light on White, and a new series being created for the publication of this book.

Publisher: Blind Spot

ISBN: 978-0-9839989-3-8

 
 

Philippe Parreno - C.H.Z.

 

The project CHZ, which began with the construction of a black garden in Portugal, is the basis for this volume published by Damiani. The book collects the series of ink drawings of the garden, some frames from the film, a narrative by the artist and an essay written by Nancy Spector, deputy director and Chief Curator of the Guggenheim Museum. Published in conjunction with Parreno's exhibition at Fondation Beyeler, 10 June to 30 September 2012.

Publisher: Fondation Beyeler / Damiani
ISBN: 978-88-6208-253-2


 
 

Kirsten Everberg - Looking for Edendale

 

The exhibition at SMoCA was Everberg's first major solo exhibition in a U.S. museum. Featuring new and recent painting, the show marked the first cohesive presentation of the full scope of this significant and profound body of work. The catalog presents images of each painting shown in the exhibition and is accompanied with an essay by the curator, Cassandra Coblentz, titled Looking for Edendale, Evanescent Appearances in the Paintings of Kirsten Everberg.

Publisher: The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

ISBN: 978-0-9798936-3-6

 
 

SUPERFLEX/ RIRKRIT TIRAVANIJA/ PAE WHITE/ PHILIPPE PARRENO/ JORGE PARDO - PRINT/OUT MoMA Catalog

 

Periodically, the Department of Prints and Illustrated Books embarks on a seemingly straightforward project: to present an exhibition reflecting on the state of contemporary printmaking. This catalog shows images from the work in the exhibition as well as several interviews, including Rirkrit Tiravanija.

Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art, New York

ISBN: 978-0-87070-825-1

 
 

SUPERFLEX - IHME Contemporary Art Festival 2011

 

IHME is an annual event dedicated to contemporary art. A key element of IHME is the commissioning of a work from an international artist to be carried out in public space. IHME's aim is to enhance the visibility of visual art and to improve the relationship between visual art and the public. This publication documents the IHME Contemporary Art Festival in 2011. It focuses on film and sculpture called Modern Times Forever (Stora Enso Building, Helsinki) by SUPERFLEX and curator and Director of Situations Claire Doherty.
This book is a special edition of a digital publication, print run 200 copies.

 
 

SUPERFLEX - FREE SOL LEWITT

 

This publication gives an insight into SUPERFLEX's concept of FREE SOL LEWITT, discusses some key issues arising out of the project and includes essays by Charles Esche, Christiane Berndes and Daniel McClean.

ISBN: 978-3-86895-086-1

 
 

SUPERFLEX - FREE SHOP

 

Free Shop Book documents the project Free Shop in Germany, Japan, Poland, Denmark and Norway. It contains interviews with customers and participating shop owners.

Publisher: Pork Salad Press

Format: paperback, 96 pages, 148x210cm

ISBN: 978-87-91409-41-7

 
 

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