RUNNING NEO-GEO GAMES UNDER MAME
Published by City Gallery Wellington, in association with Tristian Koenig, 2017
Softcover, 8 x 5.5 inches, 32 pages
Published on the occasion of the City Gallery Wellington presentation of the exhibition Petra Cortright: RUNNING NEO-GEO GAMES UNDER MAME.
Some Like It Cold
By Christopher Michlig and Jan Tumlir
Published by This is Happening Press, 2017
Letterpress cover, 144 pages, 7 x 4.5 inches
Edition of 100
Other Literature (English translation)
By Jorge Méndez Blake
Published by RM, 2016
Hardcover, 6.5 x 9.5 inches, 408 pages.
Other Literature (English translation), by leading Mexican artist Jorge Méndez Blake, highlights the importance of libraries as structures of knowledge and as architectural entities. Exploring the theme in works by Méndez Blake, the volume includes essays by renowned art critics and architects, including Sarah Demeuse, Verónica Gerber, and Luis Felipe Fabre.
FINDING COMFORT IN AN UNCOMFORTABLE IMAGINATION. A CATALOGUE OF IDEAS BY ANA PRVACKI
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.
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.
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.
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."
This catalog accompanies the exhibition "cOlOny cOlOr" at Von der Heydt-Museum Wuppertal and Kunstpalais Erlangen
Published by Verlag Kettler, Dortmund 2015
Format: 22 × 30 cm
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
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
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
335 pages/ soft cover
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
Printed in Chicago, IL
2014 Corbett vs. Dempsey
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
225 x 265 mm
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.
Texts by Dirk Snauwaert, Charles Goby and Mieke Bal
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)
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.
Musée d'Art Moderne, Saint-Étienne Métrople
Silvana Editoriale Spa and Cinisello Balsamom, Milano
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
The catalogue, Jessica Stockholder: Grab grassy this moment your I's, accompanied her exhibition this year at the Laumeier Sculpture Park. Laumeier paired the images of Stockholder's assemblies with poems by Mary Jo Bang.
Publisher: Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, 2011
This fully illustrated catalogue accompanied the exhibition Charline von Heyl at the ICA Philadelphia in 2011. It includes an essay by curator Jenelle Porter, Senior Curator, ICA/Boston, and an interview with the artist by Kaja Silverman, the Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Chair of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania. This catalogue also includes 18 fold-out color plates of works in the exhibition.
Publisher: Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 2011
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.
This fully illustrated monograph focuses on Parreno's extensive work in film from his emergence as a major artist in the 1990s to the present day, and features essays by Michael Fried, Nicolas Bourriaud and Dorothea von Hantelmann touching on themes including cinema, authenticity and the everyday. The book is produced in conjunction with a major exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery (25 November - 13 February) presenting a sequence of Parreno's most recent films, including the premiere of InvisibleBoy, 2010.
2010 © Philippe Parreno; Serpentine Gallery, London; Koenig Books, London; and the authors.
Available from Serpentine Gallery
First monograph: Charline von Heyl's paintings chronologically presented, each vis-à-vis a detail view manipulated by the artist, with four texts that shed light on the evolution of her work and contextualize her practice regarding the question of the renewal of contemporary painting. For this book, Charline von Heyl has assembled paintings made on the old and the new continent: in Germany at the beginning of the 1990s and in New York since 1996.
The book of lined up paintings, spread just about chronologically, is the first to really hold forth since it observes the paintings from a dual point of view: the rather objective colour reproduction with margins vis-à-vis the more determining and selective extract (far more than a detail) which is magnified, in black and white, and manipulated by the artist revealing the graphic structure of the paintings.
What happens when colours fall off the next page and a large starkly black and white surface only reveals a perfectly cropped extract? Suddendly the paintings are stripped to the bones, in uncomfortable close-ups, they unveil their structure. This becomes inevitably graphic but as it is followed through systematically throughout the entire body of work, it creates a syntax which highlights the process (without removing the pleasure) of the face to face confrontation with the actual painting.
Edited by Charline von Heyl and Franck Gautherot.
Texts by Franck Gautherot, Mark von Schlegell, Diedrich Diederichsen, Allison Katz.
Les presses du réel, 2010
20 x 26 cm (hardcover)
272 (139 color & 84 b/w ill.)
White's 2010 solo show at The Power Plant, 'Pae White: Material Mutters,' surveys her work from the past five years in a range of media, with a focus on her monumental tapestries. The exhibition and catalogue feature the new work Sea Beast (2010), which was commissioned by The Power Plant as a part of our Annual Commissioning Program begun in 2006. Sea Beast is a large-scale tapestry featuring an image of a found macrame wall hanging, which signals a new visual direction in her work - its source is a three-dimensional scan of a woven form that includes mussel shells, a price tag and tassels. Blown up and transformed, its own weave interpreted within another, the macrame simultaneously escapes and retains the sub-cultural associations that previously defined it.
This eighty-page hardcover catalogue is designed by White and Juliette Bellocq who previously collaborated with the artist on her catalogue, Pae White: Lisa Bright and Dark. The catalogue features an overview of White's exhibition with a specific focus on Sea Beast. Along with high-resolution images of this and past exhibitions, this catalogue includes a visual overview of White's ever-evolving practice, and a cloth cover with a foil treatment that reflects the pattern White produced for her piece, Future Fabric (2010). Alongside the unique cover and stunning images is an insightful essay by German professor, art historian, art critic, and curator Oliver Zybok, as well as an incisive and frenetic take on White's tapestries by writer Susan Emerling.
Pae White: Material Mutters
Introduction by: Gregory Burke
Essays by: Susan Emerling and Oliver Zybok
Publisher: The Power Plant, Toronto, ON, 2010
Hard cover, 80 pages, full colour
Jessica Stockholder, ABC TASTE, The Perfect Guest, 2010
Format : 26 x 24cm / 10.2 x 9.4 in., Skinplast wrapped cover, fluorescent green stitch binding, 56 pages, 240g Munken Lynx paper with cut-out motif, printed in six colors. Edition of 1000 of which 20 signed and numbered deluxe editions plus 4 artist's proofs, include an original drawing and collage of Jessica Stockholder's "Sex Poem", Rubber up Behind the Eye Balls. ISBN: 978-2-9533912-2-0
ABC TASTE, The Perfect Guest is a multivalent romp through an adult's ABC primer at speed. Taste is an expansive concept that evokes thoughts on decorum, olfactory sensations, flavor and likability. For the cover, Stockholder prints a photomontage in mauve onto the tactile surface of "Skinplast" - a rubbery substance that invites touch. The armatures that pull Taste together are the alphabet, the inventive repetitive of a cut-out hole, and the attendant artist's word poem, The Perfect Guest.
Taste is built on a pretext of overlapping systems. Poetry, alphabet and word play jockey with the languages of collage, wax crayons, and fluorescent colors. Within the tangle of entry points, there lies a nonchalant precision, the coherence of Stockholder's exacting working process, and a gutsy beauty
Born in Buenos Aires in 1961, contemporary artist Rirkrit Tiravanija resides in New York, Berlin and Chiang Mai, Thailand. His installations often take the form of stages or rooms for sharing meals, cooking, reading or playing music; architecture or structures for living and socialising are a core element in his work. The Cook Book contains 23 recipes, previously performed in museums and galleries throughout the world. All were cooked once more in his Chiang Mai kitchen and documented in the photographs by Antoinette Aurell. In addition, an essay by Thomas Kellein of the Kunsthalle Bielefeld and an extended interview between him and the artist shed additional light on Rirkrit's work. Through this book the reader will understand more of what moves the artist as well as being able to cook such Thai staples from Pad Thai to Flaming Morning Glory, as well as new interpretations of Swedish, German and Spanish classics such as meatballs, Fladlesoup and Paella.
Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: River Books Press (November 16, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 7.1 x 0.9 inches
Tribe's rigorously crafted, large-scale projects in film, video and installation form an ongoing investigation into memory, subjectivity, and doubt. Each of the new works which make up Dead Star Light takes shape using different technology - 16mm film, reel-to-reel audio and video - and each considers its material form from a structural standpoint. The works build on one another, and a number of common themes emerge (flight, alienation, erasure) which gain resonance when the projects are taken together as a whole.
Hardcover: 64 pages
Publisher: Arnolfini, Camden Arts Centre, Modern Art Oxford (2010)
ISBN: 9780 901138 98 5
Between Science and Magic beautifully weaves together Diana Thater's new film work, the evolution of the classic illusion to "pull a rabbit out of a hat" and cinematic history from George Melies to Hollis Frampton.
Elsa Longhauser's forward sets the stage for Diana Thater and Pernilla Holmes' enlightened discussion in 'These Tricks Are Not Easy'. Thater and Holmes' expansive conversation on the elusion of making art, cinema and magic creates a rich understanding of the artists practice.
Helen Varola's essay 'Rabbit As If In a Hat' examines the origin of "pulling a rabbit out of a hat" and it cultural meaning today.
The color illustrations through out chronicle Diana Thater's making of Between Science and Magic from the original shot with magician Greg Wilson and Josephine to the stunning French rococo movie palace of Los Angeles Theatre and finally the presentation of Between Science and Magic at the Santa Monica Museum of Art and David Zwirner.
Hardcover with reversible dust jacket
56 pages 12 color illustrations
"Fiona Banner has long been fascinated by how signs translate experience. She has used the written word like a picture to represent a film; she has made sculptures of punctuation marks to show how an icon functions. Her work reminds us of the true meaning of 'iconic', it takes a sign and reminds us of its power."
-Penelope Curtis, Director, Tate Britain
Softcover: 16 pages
Publsher: Tate Britain (2010)
With powerful, confident gestures, Judy Ledgerwood fills her gigantic canvases with rows of large forms, such as circles and loops, which initially recall such male-dominated styles as Abstract Realism or Pop art. But Ledgerwood's formal vocabulary is also full of references to ornamental and crafts traditions and decorative color combinations.
Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: Hatje Cantz; Bilingual edition (January 31, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 12 x 9.7 x 0.7 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds
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 ArtistsProgram 2009.
Revised and expanded edition of a book originally published to accompany an exhibition at ArtBrussels 2009.
Publisher: Meessen De Clerq / OMR
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
The catalogue gorillagorillagorilla was published in conjunction with Diana Thater's exhibition at Kunsthaus Graz and includes an introductory text by Peter Pakesch and essays by Adam Budak, Bergit Arends, Frans B. M. de Waal, Laurence A. Rickels, Giorgio Agamben and Jason Smith. The catalogue's image part comprises both installation shots from the Kunsthaus Graz and a photographic essay by Diana Thater with an index "These Are Their Names" and a visual material taken during the filming of gorillagorillagorilla in Cameroon.
Paperback: 168 pages
Publisher: Walther Konig; Bilingual edition (August 31, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.6 x 0.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
"You would not know where to begin to read the image. It looks simple enough. [...] There are so many routes into the image, so many points of recognition within the composition, and yet you do not know where to begin and, for that matter, where to close off or frame your reading. In Paul Winstanley s work the image is defined according to a frame of perception, where the image exists both to represent a scene witnessed, and to convey a position for the viewer within that. This much is given. Where the witness once was so now you stand in a reconstruction of the scene. This much you think you know."
Perfect Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Clouds & Artspace; 1st edition (May 1, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 7.5 x 0.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
Published on the occasion of The Drawing Center's exhibition, Rirkrit Tiravanija: Demonstration Drawings presents a selection of nearly 100 works on paper from the artist's ongoing series of commissioned drawings derived from photographs of demonstrations published in the International Herald Tribune. While public protests and mass demonstrations are often associated with the politics of the 1960s, Tiravanija's ongoing project reconsiders their relevance in today's political climate. The Demonstration Drawings provide a perspectival view of collective actions, political protests, and popular sovereignty movements worldwide turning ephemeral images of strife and social conflict into documents of political aspiration. The book, number 79 in the Drawing Papers series, features a newly commissioned essay, Making the News New Again, by author and journalist David Rieff, as well as a text by the exhibition curator, Joao Ribas.
Paperback: 142 pages
Publisher: The Drawing Center; First edition (September 11, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
Catalogue produced in conjunction with Kerry Tribe's 2005-2006 Guna S. Mundheim Fellowship in the Visual Arts at the American Academy in Berlin and the artist's residency at the International Studio Program of the Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin.
Paperback: 162 pages
Publisher: American Academy in Berlin (2006)
This is the second artist's book made by Fiona Banner and the first publication from the Vanity Press. Her first book, The Nam, was a sizable 2.338kg volume of 1,000 leaves of text describing shot by shot six Vietnam War buddy movies (AM207). All The World's Fighter Planes, 2004, is very different. The book is also without text, except for the residual and fractured words around the images cut-out from newspapers: on page 74 a Lynx helicopter seems to have a rotary blade made from newsprint.
Paperback: 172 pages
Publisher: The Vanity Press (February 2006)
Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 6.3 x 0.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
Born in Berlin in 1958 and now based in Los Angeles, Uta Barth is among the most influential artists working with photography to have emerged in the last decade. Her photographs take the complete opposite approach to the famous Dusseldorf school of photographers which include Thomas Struth and Andreas Gursky. While they record their subjects in sharply objective archival detail, Barth's images of interiors, buildings, suburban roads or natural environments are often out of focus, perversely cropped and apparently empty of any foreground subject. Yet what emerges from this reduction and abstraction of subject matter is a body of photographs of extraordinary, haunting beauty, evocative of great moments in the history of painting, from Vermeer to Whistler, or of a cinematic ambience such as the fume-laden neon haze of Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver.
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Phaidon Press (November 1, 2004)
Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 9.9 x 0.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
"General Idea Editions 1967-1995" was published by the Blackwood Gallery to accompany the traveling retrospective exhibition of editioned works by the seminal artists' collective General Idea. Containing over 200 full-page b&w and colour reproductions, the 320-page book documents the complete editions produced from 1967 (in the two years prior to the official formation of the group in 1969), through the vast array of works that spanned their historic 25-year collaboration until 1994, the year in which Felix Partz and Jorge Zontal died from AIDS-related causes. The visual documentation concludes with "XXX Voto (for the Spirit of Miss General Idea"), published posthumously by the group's sole surviving member AA Bronson in 1995.
Paperback: 321 pages
Publisher: Blackwood Gallery University of Toronto (March 2003)
Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6.5 x 1 inches
Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
North is West / South is East is organized around a series of drawings collected from strangers I approached at Los Angeles International Airport and asked to make maps of LA. Around half were drawn by people who actually live in Southern California. These tend to trace commutes, diagram neighborhoods, and mark the locations of events and environments significant in the lives of their makers. The rest were made by visitors from all over the world - Australia, Mexico, Hungary, New Jersey. These start to picture the idea of a Los Angeles that precedes it: palm trees and traffic, surfers and freeways, Baywatch, money and grids. Taken together these chance encounters begin to describe a place at once real and imagined. And in drawing from the generosity of strangers at LAX, the project hopes to disturb the instrumental logic of the airport, itself a non-place, where the only reason you visit is to get yourself somewhere else.
Paperback: 55 pages
Publisher: Kerry Tribe (2002)
Edition of 1000
Rule Book is an extensive collection of guides, instructions, manuals and rules that have been amassed by Angela Bulloch. They are taken from sources as disparate as: parking restrictions, the Ten Commandments, the standing order of the House of Commons, hankie colour codes, Birkenstock care tips and the detoxification diet.
By displacing these rules from their social and political context Bulloch reveals their 'man-made structure' as well as a society that, in order to maintain a stable social structure, imposes regulations and controls on every conceivable form of activity. As such, the book forms an intriguing snapshot of society at the close of the twentieth century.
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Book Works (October 1, 2000)
Known for his paintings based on photographs of uninhabited interiors and landscapes, British painter Paul Winstanley has been doing basically the same thing for a long time. Winstanley works with a range of subtle effects taken from photographic technologies. Particularly notable are the digital-like shifts in saturation that play out over a number of the works, where it sometimes feels, when walking from one canvas to the next, as though the brightness has been turned up on the world. Drained of colour, the artificial light from fluorescent lamps travels across the steel and glass construction, drawing our eyes along the empty passage.
Hardcover: 120 pages
Publisher: Maureen Paley Interim Art (December 2, 2000)
Barth's work draws its strength from its blurring of the familiar and strange, bringing the viewer to a liminal space between the two. It is in this space that Barth begins her investigation into the very nature of perception, where the epistemological importance of such formal qualities as lighting and composition becomes astoundingly evident. Uta Barth: In Between Spaces is the first comprehensive book on Barth's oeuvre, presenting a carefully selected survey of her works, and as such is a must-have for viewers, collectors and students attracted to contemporary art and photography. The poetic resonance, radical intelligence and sheer beauty of Barth's pictures are given perfect illustration in this book, designed with the artist herself. Uta Barth's work is represented in numerous public and private collections worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York; the Tate Gallery, London; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. She has had solo exhibitions in Los Angeles, New York, London, San Francisco, and Stockholm.
Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: Henry Art Gallery; illustrated edition edition (November 15, 2000)
Product Dimensions: 11.8 x 10.3 x 1 inches
Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
Catalog of a group exhibition held at the Salzurger Kunstverein, 3 June-18 July, 1999. Consists of artist's pages by Andrea Bowers, Jessica Bronson, Sam Durant, T. Kelly Mason, Joe Mama-Nitzberg and Eric Saks; with an essay by Diana Thater. Printed in blue on pink and fuschia paper; spiral-bound.
Category: Source Book
Paperback: 55 pages
Dimensions: 23 x 26 cm
Satellite, a book conceived and constructed by Angela Bulloch, samples texts written by numerous writers, ranging from Ulf Poschard to Mae West. Organized around current interests pursued by the artist, her own work, photographs, and other material in the book are divided into the following sections: " Places," "Behavior," "Vehicles," "Time Passing," "Construction" and "Tools." Included are examples of Bulloch's early videos, collaborative work with Liam Gilick, her interactive drawing machines through to her most recent work "Superstructure with Satellites."
Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Black Dog; Bilingual edition edition (September 1, 1998)
Product Dimensions: 10 x 7.9 x 0.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
The Nam is a 1000 page all text flick book. It is a compilation of total descriptions of well known Vietnam films, Full Metal Jacket, The Deer Hunter, Apocalypse Now!, Born on the Fourth of July, Hamburger Hill and Platoon. The films apparently never begin or end, but are described in their entirety, spliced together to make a gutting 11 hour supermovie.
Published in April 1997 by Frith Street Books and The Vanity Press with assistance from the Arts Council of England. The Nam is a 1000 page, 280,000 word hardback.