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This is the Same Ocean #6

Author: Samuel Davison (ed.)
Title: This is the Same Ocean #6
Subject: Periodicals & Reprints
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Now in its sixth year, This is the Same Ocean returns to present new work from some of the world’s most intriguing contemporary photographers. Featuring a cover image by Foam Talent Heikki Kaski, issue 6 features the work of Tine Bek, Shannon May Powell, Lola Paprocka and Victoria Zschommler, alongside Kaski and editor Samuel J Davison.

22.00 EUR

Book of Mutter

Author: Kate Zambreno
Title: Book of Mutter
Publisher: Semiotext(e)
Subject: Literature & Poetry, Essays & Non-fiction
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Composed over thirteen years, Kate Zambreno’s Book of Mutter is a tender and disquieting meditation on the ability of writing, photography, and memory to embrace shadows while in the throes—and dead calm—of grief. Book of Mutter is both primal and sculpted, shaped by the author’s searching, indexical impulse to inventory family apocrypha in the wake of her mother’s death. The text spirals out into a fractured anatomy of melancholy that includes critical reflections on the likes of Roland Barthes, Louise Bourgeois, Henry Darger, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Peter Handke, and others. Zambreno has modeled the book’s formless form on Bourgeois’s Cells sculptures–at once channeling the volatility of autobiography, pain, and childhood, yet hemmed by a solemn sense of entering ritualistic or sacred space.

Neither memoir, essay, nor poetry, Book of Mutter is an uncategorizable text that draws upon a repertoire of genres to write into and against silence. It is a haunted text, an accumulative archive of myth and memory that seeks its own undoing, driven by crossed desires to resurrect and exorcise the past. Zambreno weaves a complex web of associations, relics, and references, elevating the prosaic scrapbook into a strange and intimate postmortem/postmodern theater

16.00 EUR

Born in Flames

Author: Lizzie Borden, Kaisa Lassinaro (ed.)
Title: Born in Flames
Publisher: Occassional Papers
Subject: Artists' Books
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Born in Flames – the publication – is the complete authorised graphic translation of Lizzie Borden’s mythical 1983 film ‘Born in Flames’. Kaisa Lassinaro’s post-facto screenplay captures all the political energy and visual brilliance of Borden’s film, which describes a futuristic society (eerily similar to our own) where the achievements of a past revolution are threatened by reactionary sexist forces. The film suggests various modes of female resistance – from armed struggle to intellectual opposition – without endorsing one strategy over another. The published version of Born in Flames allows for a frame-by-frame analysis of the film’s complex plot and soundtrack, with songs by The Bloods and Red Crayola. Included is an interview with Borden conducted by Lassinaro, in which the filmmaker looks back on the making of the film in late 70s/early 80s New York.

11.50 EUR

I Can't Work Like This

Author: Joanna Warsza (ed.)
Title: I Can't Work Like This. A Reader on Recent Boycotts and Contemporary Art
Publisher: Sternberg Press, Salzburg International Summer Academy for Fine Arts
Subject: Essays & Non-Fiction, Theory & Philosophy
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In recent years, artists and curators have often been confronted with the political dilemma of engagement or disengagement. The ideological, economic, or ethically objectionable circumstances of certain biennials and art exhibitions have raised the question of whether to continue and, if so, under what circumstances, with what consequences, and to what ends? From 2013 to 2015, biennials in Istanbul, St. Petersburg, Sydney, and Sao Paulo demonstrated that curating and art production can’t just carry on as if nothing had happened.

Contributions by Corina L. Apostol, Julieta Aranda, Burak Arikan, Dave Beech, Boris Buden, Brad Butler & Karen Mirza, Libia Castro & Olafur Olafsson, Tony Chakar, Chto Delat?, Ekaterina Degot, Galit Eilat, Charles Esche, Lara Fresko, Maria Galindo, Erdem Gunduz, Thomas Hirschhorn, Clara Ianni, Alevtina Kakhidze, Matthew Kiem, Kasper Konig, Vasif Kortun, Maria Kulikovska, Pablo Lafuente, Ana Lira, Vesna Madžoski, Angela Mitropoulos, Ahmet Ogut, Andrea Phillips, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Christoph Schafer, Gregory Sholette, Jonas Staal, Hito Steyerl, Chen Tamir, Nato Thompson, Gabrielle de Vietri, Dmitry Vilensky, Joanna Warsza, Tirdad Zolghadr

20.00 EUR

No Reservation: New York Contemporary Native American Art Movement

Author: David Bunn Martine
Title: No Reservation: New York Contemporary Native American Art Movement
Publisher: Amerinda Inc.
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
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The encounter of Native practices and influences with mainstream art created a community in which the relationship between art and indigenous sensibility was recognized and nurtured. These artists have shown in galleries in the heart of SoHo, written articles for publications such as Art in America, and produced work that incorporates the visual strategies of Abstract Expressionism, pop, conceptualism and various strains of postmodernism. Among the artists represented here are Leon Polk Smith, George Morrison, Jimmie Durham, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, G. Peter Jemison, Jeffrey Gibson, Brad Kahlhamer and Lloyd R. Oxendine.

29.00 EUR

Les Goddesses / Hemlock Forest

Author: Moyra Davey
Title: Les Goddesses / Hemlock Forest
Publisher: Dancing Foxes Press, Bergen Kunsthall
Subject: Artists' Writings
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This latest book by New York–based artist Moyra Davey is based on two related projects, Les Goddesses (2011) and Hemlock Forest (2016), which each take form through text, photography, and film. Layering introspection and personal narratives with meditations on the lives and works of other writers, filmmakers, and artists—ranging from 18th-century feminist writer and activist Mary Wollstonecraft to Chantal Akerman, Karl Ove Knausgård, and Davey’s own five sisters—the artist explores such themes as compulsion, artistic production, family, and life and its passing.

29.00 EUR

The Alphabet Book

Author: Eric Metcalfe, Gary Lee Nova, Glenn Lewis, and Paul Oberst
Title: The Alphabet Book
Publisher: Kunstverein Amsterdam
Subject: Artists' Books, Graphic Design
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In 1971, Michael Morris and Vincent Tarsov, founders of the Vancouver based artist network, Image Bank, invited Eric Metcalfe, Gary Lee Nova, Glenn Lewis, and Paul Oberst to create their own, unique alphabet. Now, 40 years later, with the permission of the participating artists and the help of Image Bank, these historic silk-screened alphabets have finally been published together. 'The Alphabet Book' is designed by Marc Hollenstein, who was inspired to re-initiate the alphabet publication project after having a conversation with Glenn Lewis during the opening of Lewis’ retrospective exhibition at Kunstverein back in 2014.

20.00 EUR

365 Days of Invisible Work

Author:  Werker
Title: 365 Days of Invisible Work
Publisher: Spector Books, Casco
Subject: Artists' Books
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365 Days of Invisible Work contains 365 images collected and compiled by the Domestic Worker Photographer Network. Members of this open network took photographs of themselves and others as gardeners, dishwashers, domestic workers, mothers, interns, artists, and as (illegal) migrants, generating a collective and political representation of domestic space. 365 Days of Invisible Work depicts a critical view of domestic work and work at home, as seen through the eyes of contemporary amateur photographers.

365 Days of Invisible Work is the third edition of the Werker Magazine series initiated by the founders of the Werker Collective, Marc Roig Blesa and Rogier Delfos. It was conceived as part of the Grand Domestic Revolution, a 'living research' project by Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht, that ran from 2009/10–12. The Werker Collective’s practice is inspired by the Worker Photography Movement of the 1920s and 1930s. Far from having a rhetorical approach, it looks into ways of reactivating the movement’s working methodologies, based on self-representation, self-publishing, image analysis, and collective learning processes.

20.00 EUR

Dunes

Author:  Antanas Gerlikas 
Title: Dunes
Publisher:  Contemporary Art Centre (CAC)
Subject: Artists' Books
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DUNES, by Antanas Gerlikas may be a result of a dream the artist had back in 2013 during which he experienced sounds he never heard before, coming from an instrument he’d never seen before and he was struck by the strong nonhuman powers which he had never encountered before. Not long after, he had a dream in which an invisible, inaudible force asked him if he would like to learn how to 'catch the right moment.' In another, the same force offered to teach him how to 'communicate with space and its diversity.' Unwavered by the staggering abyss of total groundlessness, he said yes to both and continued to pose his own questions related to those from the dreams -- how to govern things that cannot be governed? How to know when to give something up? Are dreams outside our reality?

The book is made up of conversations that Gerlikas had with people who may have had similar experiences, but who he mainly knew as experts in their crafts, who subscribe to the idea of apprenticeship and mastery and who, he also knew, allow the notion that some aspects of their work lie far beyond rational explanation. He thus approached carpenter Algimantas Verseckas, dowser and ethnic culture enthusiast Vaclovas Mikailionis and photographer Gintautas Trimakas – who later took the pictures in this book – as well as writer and self-aware 'amateur' Post Brothers. Jonas Žakaitis had earlier conducted an interview with Gerlikas, which mainly focused on the musical instrument is reprinted here as well. 

15.00 EUR

Tell Them I Said No

Author: Martin Herbert
Title: Tell Them I Said No
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Essays & Non-fiction
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This collection of essays by Martin Herbert considers various artists who have withdrawn from the art world or adopted an antagonistic position toward its mechanisms. A large part of the artist’s role in today’s professionalized art system is being present. Providing a counterargument to this concept of self-marketing, Herbert examines the nature of retreat, whether in protest, as a deliberate conceptual act, or out of necessity. By illuminating these motives, Tell Them I Said No offers a unique perspective on where and how the needs of the artist and the needs of the art world diverge. Essays on Lutz Bacher, Stanley Brouwn, Christopher D’Arcangelo, Trisha Donnelly, David Hammons, Agnes Martin, Cady Noland, Laurie Parsons, Charlotte Posenenske, and Albert York. 

18.00 EUR

Extra Extra 11

 

Turn your senses upside down. Extra Extra’s issue 11 transforms a tender gesture into a dance of stirring desire. Seeing bodies as monsters, Lucrecia Martel talks about unruly desires, suffering, and the geography of the body on the left bank of the Paraguay river in a candid talk with with Manuel Betancourt. The light of Tim Etchells’ neon signs flickers in Samuel Saelemakers’ head. Together they talk about the eroticism of semantic, phone sex, and ventriquolism. Anicka Yi’s conversation with Rosa de Graaf has a flavour that can spur longing, form sense memories, and reconfigure the sensuous politics of taste. QUINN LATIMER wonders how to live in another body by unmasking the erotic relationship between the performer and the audience. Out of sight, Fatos Ustek elaborates an exciting reading of Alain Badiou’s In Praise of Love in the essay titled Event Horizon. Cruising for discretion, Richard John Jones unravels the history of poppers, shares glimpses of Vito Acconci, amongst other provocative sparks. Nathalie Hartjes imagines the unnamed archetypal city inspired by the pathways and crevices of the Extra Extra archive. The sultry sound of the Paris suburbs by Tshegue uplifts our bodies beyond the fusion of vivid afros rhythm, garage rock, electro trance, and club-culture music. Through the eyes of ADOMAS NARKEVIČIUS ❤️, we witness the breakthrough of the hidden sensuality of VILNIUSand its liberation from the constraints of the past.

 

15.00 EUR

The Blind Man - New York Dada, 1917

Author: Marcel Duchamp, Beatrice Wood, Henri-Pierre Roche. Sophie Seita (ed.)
Title: The Blind Man - New York Dada, 1917
Publisher: Ugly Duckling Press
Subject: Periodicals and Reprints
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The Blind Man and rongwrong were seminal New York Dada magazines edited and published by Marcel Duchamp, Henri-Pierre Roche, and Beatrice Wood in 1917. This facsimile edition, introduced by Sophie Seita, celebrates the 100th anniversary of their publication. The box set also includes a two-color offset reproduction of Beatrice Wood’s poster for The Blind Man’s Ball (1917) and a letterpress facsimile of Man Ray’s The Ridgefield Gazook (1915). Translations of the French texts by Elizabeth Zuba accompany the facsimile reprints. 

The Blind Man and rongwrong were part of a network of little magazines that introduced audiences to avant-garde movements in art and literature; they featured contributions of poetry, prose, and visual art by Mina Loy, Louise Norton, Robert Carlton Brown, Erik Satie, Walter Arensberg, Francis Picabia, Alfred Stieglitz, and others. The Blind Man was the first print publication to circulate an image of Duchamp’s (OR MOST PROBABLY NOT - SEE: Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven) 'Fountain'  (photographed by Stieglitz) after its rejection from the first annual exhibition of the Society of Independent Artists, presenting a public challenge to the accepted definition of art during this time. 

74.00 EUR

PRVNC RRT AW 18/19

Author: Tobias Kaspar, Hannes Loichinger (eds.)
Title: PRVNC RRT Autumn Winter 2018-2019
Publisher: Provence, Spector Books
Subject: Periodicals and Reprints
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The PROVENCE REPORT AW 18/19 focal point is Art in the service of... We look at moments when artists use their practice and skills in the service of something or someone else. In the backdrop, we are confronted with an artistic field triggering 'descriptions' and suggestions like the Content Industrial Complex’s false sublation of art into life or—on the other end of the spectrum— the self-abolition of all art and art workers. While the former is some sort of Kulturindustrie takeover, the latter is drafted as a left political practice. Paradoxically, with both comes the end of the art world. In this highly volatile period of criticism, how might a re­newed interest in services comment on art’s relative autonomy? As thoughts without content are empty, primary research forms the basis for this issue of PROVENCE REPORT: where possible, we have elected for conversations held or reports written by practitioners in the field.

Contributions by Anke Dyes, Edgars Gluhovs, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Philip Pilekjær, Raphael Gygax, Nina Hollensteiner with Nadine Fraczkowski, Tobias Kaspar, Inka Meissner, Karl Holmqvist and Rirkrit Tiravanija, Inga Lace and Katerina Gregos, Matthew Linde Passageways, Adam Linder and Hannes Loichinger, llya Lipkin and Marc Asekhame, Tobi Maier and Jac Leirner, Emanuele Marcuccio, Isabel Mehl and Lynne Tillman Lynne Tillman's Critical Fictions, Inka Meissner and LaKela Brown, Julia Moritz, Shahryar Nashat and Anne Dressen, Miss Needle, Cecilie Norgaard and Karsten Pflum, Silvia Simoncelli, Hisachika Takahashi by Yuki Okumura.

19.00 EUR

F. R. David Autumn 2018 - What I Mean Is -

Author: (ed.) Will Holder
Title: F.R. David Spring 2018 - Flurry
Publisher: Uh Books, KW Institute of Contemporary Art
Subject: Periodicals & Reprints
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This issue examines the impartation of meaning through visible language, whether informative, instructive, transformative, narrative, or other. Contributions include Peter Culley’s restructuring of a botanical text as lyrical poetry, a vignette by Octavia E. Butler, a preface to ‘The Art of Science Writing’ by Worsley and Mayer, Daniel Victor’s report on an Oxford comma dispute, a wall text for ‘High Speed Geology’ at Museum für Naturkunde, ‘In the Shadow of the American Dream’ by David Wojnarowicz, ‘26 Theses on Craft’ by Sharon H. Poggenpohl, a report Charles and Ray Eames drew up for the Indian government to promote quality in small industries, and much more.

10.00 EUR

Spike Art Quarterly #57 - Autumn 2018

'THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS SOCIETY', Margaret Thatcher said in 1987. The dismantling of the welfare state, careerism, selfishness and lobby renovations. A rabid free-for-all for those with something; a big betrayal for those who would be left with nothing. It ushered in the political predicament we are still mired in today. But there was also a growing sense of community. In England workers took to the streets, in New York there were protests against the cynicism of the government’s response to the AIDS crisis. And for part of the art world, political collective engagement was more important than the market. This issue is about the 80s.

9.50 EUR

The Legend of Barbara Rubin. Film Culture 80

Author:  Jonas Mekas, Barbara Rubin. Chuck Smith, Charity Coleman, Christian Hiller, Sebastian Mekas, Anne Koenig, Sarai Meyron, Marc Siegel (eds.)
Title: The Legend of Barbara Rubin: Film Culture 60
Publisher: Spector Books
Subject: Essays & Non-fiction, Artists' Writings, Periodicals & Reprints

Having entered the New York underground in the 1960s while still a teenager, filmmaker Barbara Rubin quickly became one of its key figures. Her pioneering 1963 double-projection film Christmas on  Earth was both sexually provocative and aesthetically innovative. She worked regularly with Jonas Mekas and Andy Warhol, introduced Bob Dylan to Allen Ginsberg, and connected Warhol with The Velvet Underground. During an intense period of activity and travel, Rubin wrote passionate letters about film and the underground to Mekas. This special eightieth issue of the magazine Film Culture features her previously unpublished letters to Mekas. It also includes interviews and Rubin’s script, Christmas on Earth Continued, a planned sequel to her notorious film.

28.00 EUR

Carceral Capitalism

Author: Jackie Wang
Title: Carceral Capitalism
Publisher: Semiotext(e)
Subject: Essays & Non-fiction, Theory & Philosophy
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What we see happening in Ferguson and other cities around the country is not the creation of livable spaces, but the creation of living hells. When people are trapped in a cycle of debt it also can affect their subjectivity and how they temporally inhabit the world by making it difficult for them to imagine and plan for the future. What psychic toll does this have on residents? How does it feel to be routinely dehumanized and exploited by the police?—from Carceral Capitalism

In this collection of essays in Semiotext(e)'s Intervention series, Jackie Wang examines the contemporary incarceration techniques that have emerged since the 1990s. The essays illustrate various aspects of the carceral continuum, including the biopolitics of juvenile delinquency, predatory policing, the political economy of fees and fines, cybernetic governance, and algorithmic policing. Included in this volume is Wang's influential critique of liberal anti-racist politics, 'Against Innocence,' as well as essays on RoboCop, techno-policing, and the aesthetic problem of making invisible forms of power legible.

13.00 EUR

Is the Living Body the Last Thing Left Alive?

Authors: Cosmin Costinaș, Ana Janevski (Eds.)
Title: Is the Living Body the Last Thing Left Alive? The New Performance Turn, Its Histories and Its Institutions
Publisher: Sternberg Press, Para Site
Subject: Essays & Non-Fiction, Theory & Philosophy

Contributions by Belkis Ayon, Claire Bishop, Boris Buden, Amy Cheng, Bojana Cvejic, Adrienne Edwards, Patrick D. Flores, Gauri Gill, Simryn Gill, Inti Guerrero, Tetsuya Ishida, Eisa Jocson, Firenze Lai, Andre Lepecki, Xavier Le Roy, Miguel A. Lopez, Carol Yinghua Lu, Rabih Mroue, Ruth Noack, Fernanda Nogueira, Manuel Pelmuș, Goran Sergej Pristaš, Nelly Richard, David Riff, Emily Roysdon, Simon Soon, Marten Spangberg, Catherine Wood, Yangjiang Group, Anthony Yung

The choreographic turn in the visual arts from 1958 to 1965 can be identified by the sudden emergence of works created by very different visual artists in very different places—artists such as Allan Kaprow, Robert Morris, Carolee Schneeman, and Robert Rauschenberg in the United States; Lygia Pape and Helio Oiticica in Brazil; the Gutai group in Japan; and Yves Klein in France. Each explicitly or implicitly used dance or choreographic procedures to reinvent, reimagine, and reimage how the visual arts produced and conceived its images and objects—and therefore conceived itself both as practice and as discourse. Dedicated to the renewed encounter between dance and performance and the institutions of global contemporary art, Is the Living Body the Last Thing Left Alive? proposes that a 'new performance turn' has emerged in the second decade of the century, and looks at its correlations with other shifts in practices, discourses, and broader society. 

The new performance turn is closely related to, on one hand, the increasing tendency to bring contemporary dance into the museum, with more artists working in and around dance, and more museums, art centers, and biennials striving to deepen their commitment to performance in order to develop new aesthetic forms and new modes of production; on the other hand, this 'turn' is also related to specific developments in dance and choreography that took place in the mid-1990s. This publication tries to think about performance as more than a medium, beyond its liveness and ephemerality, and rather as a series of questions and reflections about how art mediates social relations among people. 

39.00 EUR

Vis-a-vision. Conversations with Russian Conceptual Artists, 1979-2013

Author: Victor Tupitsyn
Title:Vis-a-vision. Conversations with Russian Conceptal Artists, 1979-2013
Publisher: Spector Books
Subject: Essays & Non-Fiction, Theory & Philosophy
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In the Soviet era Victor Tupitsyn had already begun making recordings in Moscow kitchens and studios of conversations with Russian conceptual artists. They were intended for readers who had no access to these artists, as their work ran foul of official conceptions of art in the Soviet Union and were not shown in exhibitions. Today Russian conceptualism is considered as one of the most influential art tendencies of the late twentieth century. Like many other Russian intellectuals
and artists, Tupitsyn emigrated to New York in the 1970s, where he continued the conversations he had begun. In Vis-a-vision he emerges as an astute interview partner who knows how to build connections between the separate worlds. The conversations, which are here published in full for the first time, feature Ilya Kabakov, Boris Mikhailov, Komar & Melamid, Erik Bulatov, and the groups Collective Actions and Inspection Medical Hermeneutics as well as many others.

28.00 EUR

In Part: Writings by Julie Ault


Author: Julie Ault
Title: In Part: Writings by Julie Ault
Publisher: Dancing Foxes Press, Galerie Buhholz
Subject: Artists' Writings
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Introduction by Lucy R. Lippard*

Spanning more than three decades, this book brings together a full spectrum of the artist, writer, and activist’s published texts through carefully selected extracts in a singular volume. Reprinted in sequence alongside a selection of full-length texts, this series of excerpts contours a chronology that relates Ault’s continuous artistic growth, longstanding political concerns, and dynamic interpersonal affinities. Beginning in the 1980s with texts written with her collaborators in Group Material, In Part highlights Ault’s shift from exhibition making in the mid-1990s to include publishing and writing. Ault’s dialogic practice, extends to the present day through her sustained engagements and relationships with such artists as Corita Kent, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Nancy Spero, and Martin Wong. - Dancing Foxes Press

31.00 EUR

Is It My Body? Selected Texts

Author: Kim Gordon, Brandon W. Joseph (ed.)
Title: Is It Mu Body? Selected Texts
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Essays & Non-fiction, Artists' Writings

Throughout the 1980s and early ’90s, Kim Gordon—widely known as a founding member of the influential band Sonic Youth—produced a series of writings on art and music. Ranging from neo-Conceptual artworks to broader forms of cultural criticism, these rare texts are brought together in this volume for the first time, placing Gordon’s writing within the context of the artist-critics of her generation, including Mike Kelley, John Miller, and Dan Graham. In addressing key stakes within contemporary art, architecture, music, and the performance of male and female gender roles, Gordon provides a prescient analysis of such figures as Kelley, Glenn Branca, Rhys Chatham, Tony Oursler, and Raymond Pettibon, in addition to reflecting on her own position as a woman on stage. The result—Is It My Body?—is a collection that feels as timely now as when it was written. This volume additionally features a conversation between Gordon and Jutta Koether, in which they discuss their collaborations in art, music, and performance. 

15.00 EUR

Conversations with Filmmakers

Author:  Jonas Mekas
Title: Conversations with Filmmakers
Publisher: Spector Books
Subject: Essays & Non-fiction, Artists' Writings

Every week, from 1958 until 1977, Jonas Mekas published his 'Movie Journal' column in the Village Voice, conducting numerous interviews with filmmakers from all over the world. Conversations is the first time that these interviews with his filmmaker friends and associates have been put together in a book. Mekas recorded the conversations with his camera. From the films he shot with his interlocutors, Mekas selected one photo or still to introduce each interview. The collection of texts is supplemented by letters and extracts from related scenarios /scriptsand rounded out with an index of the people involved.

Jonas Mekas in conversation with Storm de Hirsch and Louis Brigante, Andy Warhol, Nico Papatakis, Albert and David Maysles, Peter Kubelka, Agnes Varda, Harry Smith, John Cassavetes, Stan Brakhage

38.00 EUR

I Had Nowhere to Go

Author:  Jonas Mekas
Title: I Had Nowhere to Go
Publisher: Spector Books
Subject: Essays & Non-fiction, Artists' Writings
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In 1944 Mekas and his younger brother Adolfas had to flee from the Nazis for copying leaflets. They were interned for eight months in a labour camp in Elmshorn. The Soviet occupation prevented him from returning to his native Lithuania after the war and, classed as a displaced person, he lived in DP camps in Wiesbaden and Kassel. Towards the end of 1949 he and his brother emigrated to New York. In his autobiography I Had Nowhere to Go he describes his survival in the camps and his arrival in New York. Mekas tells a universal story, that of an emigre who can never go back, whose loneliness in his new world is emblematic of human existence.

22.00 EUR

Poster Town

Author: Erich Brechbühl, Klaus Fromherz, Martin Geel, Michael Kryenbühl, Simon Rüegg, Raphael Schoen, Ivan Weiss, Megi Zumstein (eds.)
Title: Poster Town. Contemporary Poster Design from Lucerne
Publisher: Spector Books
Subject: Graphic Design, Exhibition Catalogue
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Lucerne—Switzerland’s poster town—has a vibrant graphic design scene, which in recent years has become known for its sophisticated posters well beyond the country’s borders. Professional colleagues are in awe of how a relatively small city can produce so many well-designed posters. Lucerne posters can be found in many exhibitions. To give one example: in 2015 alone, twenty-six of the hundred best posters from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland came from Lucerne and the surrounding area—in other words, more than a quarter of all the awardwinning works. What’s behind this? Is it coincidence or a preponderance of designers of above-average talent in a comparatively small area? The book Poster Town tracks this phenomenon with a wealth of images and texts and creates a record of Lucerne’s poster designs for posterity. 

WWW.POSTERTOWN.CH

36.00 EUR

Bauhaus World Heritage Site

Author: Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau (ed.)
Title: Bauhaus World Heritage Site (Bauhaus Paperback 21)
Publisher: Spector Books 
Subject: Architecture
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Between 1919 and 1933 the Bauhaus revolutionized the notions of architecture and design and construction methods that had hitherto prevailed. The buildings conceived by Walter Gropius and Hannes Meyer had a lasting influence on the architecture of the twentieth century. Accordingly, the Bauhaus buildings in Weimar and Dessau were added to the list of World Heritage Sites in 1996. This soft-cover book is published to mark UNESCO’s inclusion of a number of other buildings, among them the houses with balcony access in Dessau, the ADGB Trades Union School in Bernau, the Haus am Horn, and the old Art School and the old School of Arts and Crafts in Weimar.

10.00 EUR

Sundry Modernism

Author: Oraib Toukan
Title: Sundry Modernism. Materials for Study of Palestinian Modernism
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Architecture, Artists' Books
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With Sundry Modernism, Oraib Toukan presents an informal register of modernist Palestinian architecture—an assemblage of images and stories collected from 2013 to 2015 in the cities of Nablus, Ramallah, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and Jericho. Using her photographs as conversation prompts with various residents, historians, and architects, Toukan places the anecdotes collected thereby into political and historical context, weaving together narrative and critique. Sundry Modernism sets out to be a gesture, a nod, a salutation to, and a critique of, the lines and angles of Palestinian modernism. It is a provocation on the act of looking, and, in particular, it is a proposal for reading apolitical forms in politicized contexts.


Oraib Toukan is an artist and Clarendon Scholar at the Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford. This bilingual English and Arabic publication follows Toukan’s participation in the 5th Riwaq Biennale (2014–16), and has been produced with support from Mophradat.

15.00 EUR

Of Mongrelitude

Author: Julian Talamantez Brolaski
Title: Of Mongrelitude
Publisher: Wave Books
Subject: Literature and Poetry
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Finalist for the 2018 Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Poetry

Of Mongrelitude is a colloquy on the mongrel body, textual and actual, sexual, specieal, and racial. Composed in a hybrid style, it makes the argument that everything can and does come into ‘englyssh’: ancient and invented languages, european and indigenous, tongues not yet named. All of this ‘made up as medicine’, as ceremony for all creatures, as literal song.

16.00 EUR

Daugiakampis

Author: Valentinas Klimašauskas
Title: Daugiakampis
Publisher: Six chairs books
Subject: Literature and Poetry, Artists' Writings
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Polygon is firstly a reference to a plot device, but its logic is also used in the character development and language structure. Imagine the plot as if a feed in the social networks where the only thing in common between its posts is that they make a new multifaceted present. A foreigner with thousands of names who keeps on changing her appearances spends twenty-four hours in Vilnius. Or dogs and cats in the taxi monitors. Characters dissolving in a pervious structure of the city. When there is no outside neither inside. A quest for a password on the first of April. Post-truth era and the secret CIA prison in the outskirts of Vilnius. Blue and Green, the trigonometry of their relationship. A contemporary art exhibition engulfing the whole city. 'Purple', mysterious city gate. Holey texture of Vilnius. Key words and twaddle, password and flight (SPOILER: Book in Lithuanian)

10.00 EUR

Even the Dead Rise Up

Author: Francis McKee
Title: Even the Dead Rise Up
Publisher: Bookworks
Subject: Literature
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Even the Dead Rise Up, and the political becomes personal. In McKee’s first novel, observations of seances, scientific advances, group education outings, Kurdish protests for the ‘disappeared’, become mixed with his own Tarot influenced visions: a haunting spirit appears; the relation between political resistance and Spiritualism is cast as an insurrectionary force and a millenarian energy, celebrating the ecstatic moment. Histories of isolated early Christians and twentieth century mystics affect the psyche, all of this documented through journal entries that move from Scottish islands to Puerto Rico. Influenced by forms of 1960s new journalism, McKee pushes language to match the raw material of the stories, which become more erratic, signalling the looming fate of the text and its author.

Francis McKee is an Irish writer and curator working in Glasgow. He is Director since 2006 of the CCA, Glasgow, and a lecturer and research fellow at Glasgow School of Art. Since 2011 he has been working as lead researcher on an AHRC research project – The Glasgow Miracle: Materials Towards Alternative Histories. He curated the Scottish participation at the Venice Biennale with Kay Pallister in 2003, and has written and co-published extensively on the work of artists linked to Glasgow. Previously, McKee worked as an historian of medicine for the Wellcome Trust.

12.00 EUR

Private Book 3

Author: Lee Lozano
Title: Private Book 2
Publisher: Karma 
Subject: Artists' Books
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This third volume in Karma’s 11-volume facsimile edition of Lee Lozano’s Private Book project is primarily a calendar of Lozano’s personal, artistic and 'chemical' interactions in 1969–70. A prolific writer and documenter of both her art and her relationships, the painter Lee Lozano (1930–99) kept a series of personal journals from 1968 to 1970 while living in New York’s SoHo neighborhood. In 1972 she rigorously edited these books, thus completing the project. Eleven of these private books survive, containing notes on her work, detailed interactions with artist friends and commentary on the alienations of gender politics, as well as philosophical queries into art’s role in society and humorous asides from daily life.

24.00 EUR

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25.00 EUR

Pluriverse

Author: Akexander Kluge
Title: Pluriverse
Publisher: Spector Books
Subject: Monographs, Exhibition Catalogue
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To mark the occasion of Alexander Kluge’s eighty-fifth birthday, the Museum Folkwang is organizing a comprehensive show of the work of the film-maker, writer, philosopher, and artist. The exhibition is an introduction to Kluge’s artistic 'pluriverse' and sets out to illustrate his main methods, themes, and conceptual approaches, with the central focus on his filmic collages.
The accompanying book picks up on the themes addressed in the exhibition and concentrates on the principle of work collaboration, which is of key importance for Kluge: the process of 'thinking together' with academics and artists, such as Thomas Demand, Georg Baselitz, and Ben Lerner.

Contributors: Leslie A. Adelson, Christoph Streckhardt, Richard Langston, Ben Lerner, Alexander Kluge, Anna Fricke, a.o.

24.00 EUR

John Smith

Authors:  Tanya Leighton,  Kathrin Meyer (eds.)
Title: John Smith
Publisher: Sternberg Press, Mousse Publishing
Subject: Monographs
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This comprehensive new monograph on the influential British artist-filmmaker—renown for his playful and formally ingenious subversion of the everyday world—contains essays by Ian Christie, Martin Herbert, Kathrin Meyer, and Ethan de Seife. 

Herbert’s text provides an incisive overview of Smith’s work over the past four decades while Christie examines Smith’s oeuvre within the context of English eccentricity. Meyer’s essay discusses Smith’s film The Black Tower in relation to absence and abstraction while de Seife looks at cinematic scale through the prism of Smith’s Gargantuan.

The publication includes a complete fully illustrated filmography spanning 84 pages, with images and synopses from nearly fifty film and video works made between 1972 and 2012.

30.00 EUR

Goodbye, World! Looking at Art in the Digital Age

Author: Omar Kholeif
Title: Goodbye, World!  Looking at Art in the Digital Age
Publisher: Sternberg Press 
Subject: Theory & Philosophy

The way we see the world has changed drastically since NASA released the 'blue marble' image of the earth taken by Apollo 17 in 1972. No longer a placid slow-moving orb, the world is now perceived as a hothouse of activity and hyper-connectivity that cannot keep up with its inhabitants. The internet has collectively bound human society, replacing the world as the network of all networks. In Goodbye, World! Looking at Art in the Digital Age, writer and curator Omar Kholeif traces the birth of a culture propagated but also consumed by this digitized network. Has the internet transformed the way we see and relate to images? How has the field of perception been altered by evolving technologies, pervasive distribution, and our interaction with screens? How have artists working in diverse contexts, from eBay auctions to augmented reality, created new ways of emoting that are determined by these technologies? Focusing on a cultural and artistic landscape that has taken shape since the year 2000, Kholeif aims to put into context a new language for seeing, feeling, and being that has emerged through post-millennial technologies, and argues for a nuanced understanding of the post-digital condition. Taking cues from John Berger’s Ways of Seeing and Alvin Toffler’s Future Shock, this book—part memoir, part critical analysis—should prove essential for anyone interested in the changing world of the internet.

22.00 EUR

Private Book 2

Author: Lee Lozano
Title: Private Book 2
Publisher: Karma 
Subject: Artists' Books
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A prolific writer and documenter of both her art and her relationships, the public and private, Lee Lozano (1930-99) kept a series of personal journals from 1968 to 1972 while living in New York’s SoHo neighbourhood. Eleven of these private books survive. Private Book 2 is the second in a series of 11 pocket-sized books, which are printed as facsimiles with spiral binding. The notebooks contain notes on her work, detailed interactions with artist friends and commentary on the alienations of gender politics, as well as philosophical queries into art's role in society and humorous asides from daily life. In the decade before her infamous dropout piece— culminating in a move to Dallas where she would remain until her death — Lozano returned to these notebooks, editing the entries, sometimes blacking out entire pages. Private Book 2 is the second in a series of 11 pocket-sized books, which are printed as facsimiles with spiral binding.

24.00 EUR

The Love of Painting. Genealogy of a Success Medium

Author: Isabelle Graw
Title: The Love of Painting. Genealogy of a Success Medium
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
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Painting seems to have lost its dominant position in the field of the arts. However, looking more closely at exhibited photographs, assemblages, installations, or performances, it is evident how the rhetorics of painting still remain omnipresent. Following the tradition of classical theories of painting based on exchanges with artists, Isabelle Graw’s The Love of Painting considers the art form not as something fixed, but as a visual and discursive material formation with the potential to fascinate owing to its ability to produce the fantasy of liveliness. Thus, painting is not restricted to the limits of its own frame, but possesses a specific potential that is located in its material and physical signs. Its value is grounded in its capacity to both reveal and mystify its conditions of production. Alongside in-depth analyses of the work of artists like Edouard Manet, Jutta Koether, Martin Kippenberger, Jana Euler, and Marcel Broodthaers, the book includes conversations with artists in which Graw’s insights are further discussed and put to the test.

25.00 EUR

Writings, Conversations, Scripts

Author: Ane Hjort Guttu
Title: Writings, Conversations, Scripts
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Monographs, Artists' Writings

Writings, Conversations, Scripts is the first survey of text works by Ane Hjort Guttu. Written between 2003 and 2018, the texts range from public statements, poetic short prose, and film scripts to reflections on the role of the artist and essays on art for children. With a special focus on the significance of 'image-text constellations,' this anthology, edited by Rike Frank and designed by HIT, suggests connections between artistic writing and curatorial publishing.

25.00 EUR

REALLIFE Magazine: Selected Writings and Projects 1979-1994

Author: Miriam Katzeff, Thomas Lawson, and Susan Morgan (eds.)
Title:REALLIFE Magazine: Selected Writings and Projects 1979-1994
Publisher: Primary Information
Subject: Periodicals and Reprints, Artists' Writings

with introductions by Matthew Higgs, Thomas Lawson, and Susan Morgan 

REALLIFE Magazine: Selected Writings and Projects 1979-1994 highlights a selection of writings and artists’ projects from REALLIFE magazine, which was originally edited by artist, writer, and curator, Thomas Lawson and writer, Susan Morgan. Published in twenty-three issues from 1979-1994 as an intermittent black and white magazine, REALLIFE featured artists and art historians writing on art, media and popular culture interspersed with pictorial contributions. The development of the magazine through its 15 year history, traces the influences, development and transitions of artists through the 80s.

The anthology features writings by and about Dara Birnbaum, Eric Bogosian, Rhys Chatham, Mark Dion, Jack Goldstein, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Kim Gordon, Dan Graham, Thomas Lawson, Louise Lawler, Sherrie Levine, Allan McCollum, John Miller, Dave Muller, Matt Mullican, Adrian Piper, Richard Prince, David Robbins, Ed Ruscha, Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons, Michael Smith, John Stezaker, Bernard Tschumi, Jeff Wall, Lawrence Weiner, and James Welling among others.

29.00 EUR

On Writing a Literary History of the Contemporary, or What is, or was, "the Contemporary," and should we keep calling it that?

Author: Margaret-Anne Hutton
Title: On Writing a Literary History of the Contemporary, or What is, or was, "the Contemporary,” and should we keep calling it that?
Publisher: Sternberg Press, Aarhus University, ARoS Art Museum
Subject: Essays & Non-fiction, Theory & Philosophy
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'The contemporary' is an established term in a range of scholarly and disciplinary discourses, but what does it mean? Interweaving sections drawn from an (apparently) hypothetical and oxymoronic project—the writing of a literary history of 'the contemporary'—with a critical analysis of the term(s) 'the contemporary' and 'contemporary' in the work of a range of theorists, Margaret-Anne Hutton sets out to expose the inconsistencies and ambiguities in its terminological usage, and to unpick some of the knots which bind the substantive and adjective. How can '(the) contemporary' function as a critical term, and how might we map its history?

8.00 EUR

Phonetic Skin. A Library of Voices

Author: Annette le Fort
Title: Phonetic Skin. A Library of Voices
Publisher: Errant Bodies
Subject: Artists' Books
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A kind of experimental set-up: a table and two hands which, one after the other, hold various books, open them and then, during an imaginary process of reading, rub two pages together. This gives rise to sounds with a phonetic quality; the paper speaks. And just as the human voice carries within it traces of the body that produces it and these also 'speak', as it were, so too the different book-bodies here develop voices which are influenced by their respective materiality, paper, binding, etc. The sound of 38 books taken from the video Phonetic Skin (2009), are presented on this cd as an acoustical archive. The work deals with the process of reading and in doing so poetically interlinks the materiality and corporeality of voice and writing.

Annette Le Fort is an artist and typographer, researching in the field of language, with a focus on the relation between speech and writing, the act of writing, script as a trace of memory, palimpsest and synaesthesia. She explores this mainly through video work, sound projects, photograms and different forms of performative diaries. She is the editor of a series of publications revolving around the ‘materiality’ of language, which are based on her project at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht. Since 2009 she is Professor for Typography at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Kiel.

15.00 EUR

Sonic Somatic: Performances of the Unsound Body

Author: Christof Migone
Title: Sonic Somatic: Performances of the Unsound Body
Publisher: Errant Bodies
Subject: Theory & Philosophy 
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This book delineates a territory of investigation for sound art and its various manifestations through historical, theoretical, polemical and critical analyses of artistic, musical and literary works. In doing so, Migone gives radical definition to an auditory study that includes the complexity of silence and mutism, identity and abjecthood, and language and its stutterances. The recurring site of these stagings is the somatic under all its forms: embodied and disembodied, fragmented and amplified, vocal and mute.

Concrete sites that are investigated include: Antonin Artaud’s writings, Alvin Lucier’s recording I am sitting in a room, Erik Satie’s composition Vexations, Marina Abramovic’s performance Rhythm 0, Adrian Piper’s Untitled Performance for Max’s Kansas City, Melville’s short story Bartleby, the Scrivener, Bob Connolly and Robin Anderson’s documentary film First Contact, and John Cage’s composition 4’33”.

Christof Migone is an artist, curator and writer. He obtained an MFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design in 1996 and a PhD from the Department of Performance Studies at the Tisch School of the Arts of New York University in 2007. He currently is a Lecturer at the Department of Visual Studies and the Director/Curator of the Blackwood Gallery (University of Toronto).

21.00 EUR

Hegel after Occupy

Author: Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen
Title: Hegel after Occupy
Publisher: Sternberg Press, Aarhus University, ARoS Art Museum
Subject: Essays & Non-fiction, Theory & Philosophy
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Hegel after Occupy is a Western Marxist analysis of different attempts to understand the present historical situation and the way theories of postmodernity, globalization, and contemporaneity implicitly or explicitly conceptualize the relationship between the historical present and political action. They all persuasively describe a breakdown of former historical categories but paradoxically end up understanding this breakdown as the end of politics tout court. Analysis and 'position' thus merge, and the analytic diagnosis of a disavowal of the future (and the past) ends up as a disavowal of politics.

8.00 EUR

Portraits

Author: Erik Thys; Anthony Huberman, Scott Ponik, Robert Snowden (eds.)
Title: Portraits
Publisher: CAC Vilnius, kim? Contemporary Art Center, Riga
Subject: Artists' books
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The reputation of Erik Thys (b. 1961) rests on his work as a psychiatrist, not as an artist. Thys lives in Brussels where he composes music, draws, and practices in two psychiatric hospitals. On the occasion of this book, Thys invited a colleague, the British psychoanalyst Darian Leader, to reflect on his infatuation with automobiles. The drawings in this book are a small, almost pitiful, portion of the number Erik Thys provided. They came to us on all types of office paper, prescription pads, and whatever else was at hand.

Publsihed as part of XII Baltic Triennial

20.00 EUR

I am Built Inside You

Authors: Julia Grosse, Elke aus dem Moore, Yvette Mutumba (eds.)
Title: I am Built Inside You (C&)
Publisher: Sternberg Press, Contemporary And (C&), ifa Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen
Subject: Essays & Non-Fiction
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Over the past four years, the art magazine Contemporary And (C&) has called attention to exhibitions, artists, and curators from diverse African perspectives while boosting new areas of debate. I am built inside youC&’s first book, is a compilation of eighteen pieces published since the magazine was launched in 2013. The point of departure is a conversation with the great South African artist Helen Sebidi that took place on the occasion of the 32rd São Paulo Biennial in 2016. The volume collects significant pieces from the C& archive that expand upon and contextualize Sebidi’s concepts of home, history, and spirituality. Included as well are interviews with emerging South African artist Tabita Rezaire; Senga Nengudi, artist and core member of the African-American avant-garde in 1970s and ’80s Los Angeles; Thelma Golden, legendary director of the Studio Museum in Harlem; and pathbreaking academic Walter Mignolo.

Contributions by Naomi Beckwith, Clare Davies, Aïcha Diallo, Gabriele Genge, Thelma Golden, Gugulective, Elsa Guily, EJ Hill, Euridice Kala, Basia Lewandowska Cummings, Youssef Limoud, Misheck Masamvu, Walther Mignolo, Patrick Mudekereza, Senga Nengudi, Gabi Ngcobo, An Paenhuysen, Thiago de Paula Souza, Adriana Quinones León, Luciane Ramos-Silva, Tabita Rezaire, Magnus Rosengarten, Sidney Santiago Kuanza, Helen Sebidi, Lucelia Sergio, Olufemi Terry, Wana Udobang

19.00 EUR

Cosey Complex

Author: Maria Fusco & Richard Birkett (eds.)
Title: Cosey Complex
Publisher: Koenig Books
Subject: Monographs
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A major new publication shifting Cosey Fanni Tutti from noun to verb.
This book is the first major publication discussing and theorising Cosey as methodology. Contributors include: Martin Bax, Gerard Byrne, Daniela Cascella, Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Diedrich Diederichsen, Graham Duff, Anthony Elms, Chris Kraus, Patricia MacCormack, Clunie Reid, Rob Stone, Corin Sworn and Cosey Fanni Tutti. Designed by Zak Kyes.

28.00 EUR

A history of the world as it become known to me

Authors: Lia Gangitano, Fatima Hellberg, Jamie Stevens (eds.)
Title: Ellen Cantor. A history of the world as it become known to me.
Publisher: Sternberg Press, Kunstlerhaus Stuttgart, Participant Inc., CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts
Subject: Monographs, Artists' Writings
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Contributions by Dodie Bellamy, Jonathan Berger, John Brattin, Ellen Cantor, Lia Gangitano, Cy Gavin, Joseph Grigely, Clara Lopez Menendez, John Maybury

Ellen Cantor (1961–2013) combined ready-made materials with diaristic notes and drawings to probe her perceptions and experiences of personal desire and institutional violence. This book is concerned with, and a document of, Cantor’s work through the lens of Pinochet Porn (2008–16) and its making—an epic experimental film embodying and radically extending her multifaceted artistic practice. Taking the form of an episodic narrative about five children growing up under the regime of General Augusto Pinochet in Chile, and shot between her dual hometowns of London and New York, history is observed through Cantor’s fictive speculations on private experience within a totalizing political order. A history of the world as it has become known to me brings together writings and archival materials of Cantor’s, including a reproduction in full of her drawing-based script Circus Lives from Hell (2004), alongside contributions by writers, artists, collaborators, and friends reflecting on Cantor’s practice, Pinochet Porn, and a singularly transgressive vision: explicitly feminist, remorselessly emotional, dramatic in tone, and, as Cantor herself liked to put it, adult in subject matter.

26.00 EUR

OKEANOS

Authors: Daniela Zyman, Cory Scozzar (eds.)
Title: Allan Sekula. OKEANOS
Publisher: Sternberg Press, Fundació Antoni Tàpies (Barcelona), Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (Vienna)
Subject: Monographs
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Contributions by Nabil Ahmed, Keller Easterling, Carles Guerra Rojas, Celina Jeffery, Laleh Khalili, Rosa Lleó, Gabriele Mackert, Jegan Vincent de Paul, Filipa Ramos, Cory Scozzari, Allan Sekula, Sally Stein, Philip Steinberg, Daniela Zyman

This publication intersperses essays from scholars, historians, and thinkers with a selection of Allan Sekula’s seminal texts and excerpts from his private notebooks. The title is a reference to Okeanos—son of Gaia, the Greek goddess of the earth—who ruled over the oceans and water. Made and written across the decades, Sekula’s sketches and texts focus on maritime space and the material, economic, and ecological implications of globalization. In projects such as his magnum opus Fish Story (1989–95), or films like Lottery of the Sea (2006) and The Forgotten Space (2010), Sekula provided a view from and of the sea. This publication expands on these oceanic themes, seeking to honor the scope and complexity of the late artist-theorist’s work, and situate his ideas in current political, social, and environmental discourses. 

29.00 EUR

Bas Jan Ader: Discovery File 143/76

Author: Marion van Wijk and Koos Dalstra (eds.)
Publisher: New Documents
Subject: Monographs, Artists' Books
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In 1976, Bas Jan Ader’s boat, the Ocean Wave, was found unmanned and partially submerged 150 miles off the coast of Ireland by a Spanish fishing vessel. The Dutch artist’s boat was taken to La Coruna for investigation. Days later, the boat was stolen and the cult of Ader, whose body was never recovered, was truly cemented. In this volume, artists Marion van Wijk and Koos Dalstra, compile ten years of research into this unsolved mystery. The Spanish police report documenting the theft is reproduced in facsimile alongside a translation into English, many pages of additional documentation, and the transcriptions of interviews produced during the editors’ investigations.

45.00 EUR

Job Interviews

Author: (ed.) Chris Evans
Title: Job Interviews
Publisher: Para Site, Uh Books
Subject: Exhibition Catalogue, Artists' Writings
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'The ritual of the job interview can be considered as a courtship that’s conditioned by protocols that ask for a quite particular display: with social relations as material, a dance of conformity, the attempted imagining and echoing of expectations.'

This anthology of commissioned writing includes contributions by Nadim Abbas, Howie Chen, Heman Chong, Matthew Dickman, Jason Dodge, Angie Keefer, Holly Pester, Natasha Soobramanien, Marina Vishmidt, and Jonas Žakaitis.

22.00 EUR

What’s Love (or Care, Intimacy, Warmth, Affection) Got to Do with It?

Authors: Julieta Aranda, Brian Kuan Wood, Stephen Squibb, Anton Vidokle (eds.)
Title: What's Love (or Care, Intimacy, Warmth, Affection) Got to Do with It?
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Essays & Non-Fiction, Theory & Philosophy
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With contributions by Paul Chan, Keti Chukhrov, Cluster, Antke Engel, Hu Fang, Brian Kuan Wood, Lee Mackinnon, Chus Martínez, Tavi Meraud, Fred Moten and Stefano Harney, Elizabeth A. Povinelli and Kim Turcot DiFruscia, Paul B. Preciado, Martha Rosler, Virginia Solomon, Jalal Toufic, Jan Verwoert, Slavoj Žižek

It is often said that we no longer have an addressee for our political demands. But that’s not true. We have each other. What we can no longer get from the state, the party, the union, the boss, we ask for from one another. And we provide. Lacan famously defined love as giving something you don’t have to someone who doesn’t want it. But love is more than a YouTube link or a URL. Love’s joy is not to be found in fulfillment, it is to be found in recognition: even though I can never return what was taken away from you, I may be the only person alive who knows what it is.

18.00 EUR

The School of Public Life: Doormats No. 4

Author: Fred Dewey
Title: The School of Public Life
Publisher: Errant Bodies, Doormats Series
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
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Drawing on two decades of interventions in politics and culture, Fred Dewey's The School of Public Life records the author's efforts to revive and rethink public space from Los Angeles to Berlin and beyond. Drawing on manifestoes, lectures, letters and experimental texts, the book chronicles one person's efforts to secure a space for public reality, culture, appearance and power. From helping to found neighborhood councils in Los Angeles to directing Beyond Baroque, a public space for poetry, art, sound work, publishing and debate, featuring discussions of the 1992 LA riots, Black Mountain College and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Dewey recounts a lived experience of self-government face to face with the rise of manufactured reality and an unknown political history. How can we answer the falsehoods of economics, parties and a new slavery of constructed powerlessness? Working from the examples of Hannah Arendt, poet Charles Olson, writer John Berger, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr. and others, Dewey's account of life experiences and thinking, public gesture proposes a new kind of school, one powerful enough to address all our conditions-a school for the people and their life.

12.00 EUR

Function Follows Vision, Vision Follows Reality

Authors: Frederick Kiesler
Title: Function Follows Vision, Vision Follows Reality
Publisher: Sternberg Press, Kunsthalle Wien
Subject: Artists' Writings, Essays & Non-fiction
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This collection of unpublished or rare texts by Frederick Kiesler written between 1927 and 1957 is published on the occasion of the exhibition 'Function Follows Vision, Vision Follows Reality' at Kunsthalle Wien (May 27–August 23, 2015), curated by Luca Lo Pinto and Vanessa Joan Müller. The exhibition, developed in cooperation with the Austrian Frederick and Lillian Kiesler Private Foundation, focuses on Kiesler’s ideas on display, and juxtaposes works of contemporary artists with a number of original drawings by Kiesler. Views of the exhibition are included in the pages of this publication.

With works by Leonor Antunes, Olga Balema, Celine Condorelli, Morton Feldman, Annette Kelm, Friedrich Kiesler, Charlotte Moth, Francesco Pedraglio, Luca Trevisani, Nicole Wermers

14.00 EUR

School: A Recent History of Self-Organized Art Education

Authors: Sam Thorne (ed.)
Title: School: A Recent History of Self-Organized Art Education
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Essays & Non-fiction, Theory & Philosophy
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Contributions by Bik Van der Pol, Bruce High Quality Foundation University, Tania Bruguera, Chto Delat?, Sean Dockray, Olafur Eliasson, Ryan Gander, Piero Golia, Fritz Haeg, Pablo Helguera, Jakob Jakobsen, Ahmet Oğuut, Yoshua Okon, Open School East, RUPERT (!), Wael Shawky, Tina Sherwell, Bisi Silva, Christine Tohme, Anton Vidokle

Sam Thorne’s School: A Recent History of Self-Organized Art Education is a chronicle of self-organized art schools and artist-run education platforms that have emerged since 2000. Comprising a series of twenty conversations conducted by Thorne with the artists, curators, and educators behind these schools, the book maps a territory at once fertile and contested. Spanning projects in London, Lagos, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Ramallah, Berlin, and Saint Petersburg, among other locations, these critical dialogues respond to spiraling student debt, the MFA system, and the 'pedagogical turn,' while offering proposals for the future of art education.

24.00 EUR

The Incidents. Abstract from the Concrete

Author: David Harvey
Title:  Abstract from the Concrete
Publisher: Sternberg Press, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Subject: Essays & Non-fiction
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Edited by Jennifer Sigler and Leah Whitman-SalkinFeaturing an interview with David Harvey by Mariano Gomez Luque and Daniel Ibanez

Marxist geographer David Harvey opened his lecture with a fact: between 2011 and 2013 China consumed 50 percent more cement than the United States had in the entire twentieth century. In Abstract from the Concrete, he asks why. Spiraling outward—geographically and materially—Harvey travels from the building industry in China to the foreclosed housing market in the United States to the automobile industry in Sao Paolo and back again. The why emerges as a direct result of 'anti-value,' of capital in crisis—intrinsic, he contends, to capital and capital cities today. 

 

12.00 EUR

You Can Call Him Another Man

Author:   Maria Kapajeva
Title: You Can Call Him Another Man
Publisher:  Kaunas Photography Gallery
Subject: Artists' Books
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This summer the first artist book of Maria Kapajeva ‘You can call him another man’ was published in collaboration with Kaunas Photography Gallery and partial support by Estonian Cultural Endowment. The project started with a box of negatives the artist found at her parents’ house a few years ago. There were about 200 processed and unprocessed films, shot by her father. Kapajeva excavated their contents, delving deeper into the lost images of the father’s life, to create her own stories by using these photographs he took before his marriage to artist's mother and her birth. She let herself enter into the world of a young man she  never knew, and find connections in what possibly cannot be connected being inspired by Italo Calvino’s words from his novel ‘If on a winter’s night a traveller’.

Shortlisted for the 2018 PhotoBook Awards (First PhotoBook category)

30.00 EUR

Non-Conscious Architecture

Authors: Gianni Pettena, edited by Marco Scotini in collaboration with Gabriele Sassone
Title: Non-Conscious Architecture
Publisher: Sternberg Press, Galleria Giovanni Bonelli
Subject: Architecture, Monographs
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This publication surveys the work of Italian critic, architect, and visual artist Gianni Pettena. Focusing on a rich ten-year period of production that began in the mid-sixties, it brings new attention to the artistic and intellectual practice of a figure known primarily as one of the main exponents of the Radical Architecture movement. International curators and writers consider a span of projects about landscape and the built form as well as objects and works documenting Pettena’s interests in labor, temporality, action, and the event. Published on the occasion of the exhibition 'About Non-Conscious Architecture' at Galleria Giovanni Bonelli, Milan, 2017, the book also contains a republished conversation between Pettena and artist Robert Smithson and an illustrated index detailing the trajectory of Pettena’s body of work and research.

22.00 EUR

Forensic Architecture. Violence at the Threshold of Detectability

Author: Eyal Weizman
Title: Forensic Architecture.  Violence at the Threshold of Detectability
Publisher: The MIT Press
Subject: Architecture, Theory & Philosophy
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In recent years, the group Forensic Architecture began using novel research methods to undertake a series of investigations into human rights abuses. Today, the group provides crucial evidence for international courts and works with a wide range of activist groups, NGOs, Amnesty International, and the UN. Forensic Architecture has not only shed new light on human rights violations and state crimes across the globe, but has also created a new form of investigative practice that bears its name. The group uses architecture as an optical device to investigate armed conflicts and environmental destruction, as well as to cross-reference a variety of evidence sources, such as new media, remote sensing, material analysis, witness testimony, and crowd-sourcing.

In Forensic Architecture, Eyal Weizman, the group's founder, provides, for the first time, an in-depth introduction to the history, practice, assumptions, potentials, and double binds of this practice. The book includes an extensive array of images, maps, and detailed documentation that records the intricate work the group has performed. Traversing multiple scales and durations, the case studies in this volume include the analysis of the shrapnel fragments in a room struck by drones in Pakistan, the reconstruction of a contested shooting in the West Bank, the architectural recreation of a secret Syrian detention center from the memory of its survivors, a blow-by-blow account of a day-long battle in Gaza, and an investigation of environmental violence and climate change in the Guatemalan highlands and elsewhere.

35.00 EUR

Parallel Encyclopedia #2

Author: Batia Suter
Title: Parallel Encyclopedia #2
Publisher: Roma Publications
Subject: Artists' Books
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Batia Suter’s work intuitively situates found images in new contexts to provoke surprising reactions and significative possibilities. This volume follows on from the first ‘Parallel Encyclopedia’, published in 2007. Underlying themes of Suter’s practice are the 'iconification' and 'immunogenicity' of old images, and the circumstances by which they become charged with new associative values. 'In my work, I collect groups of images based on various themes and characteristics, and I investigate how they can manipulate each other, depending on where and how they are placed. In the process of making this book, narrative lines unfolded before my eyes as I shifted images around.'

60.00 EUR

Animal Books For/ Dierenboeken Voor Jaap Zeno Anna Julian Luca


Author: Lous Martens
Title: Animal Books For / Dierenboeken Voor Jaap Zeno Anna Julian Luca
Publisher: Roma Publications
Subject: Artists' Books, Kids
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LOUS MARTENS: 'Seventeen years ago our grandson Jaap was born. That was the start of an animal book for Jaap. I used a dummy for the OASE journal of architecture and loosely pasted in pictures of animals that I had clipped from newspapers and magazines about art, literature and science. Plus stamps and photos from advertising brochures. Then Zeno was born and the same thing happened: an animal book for Zeno. Now I was working on two books at once. Then came Anna. Julian. Luca. At this point, there were five books-in-the-making on the table. And none of those five are finished yet. The children, as well as myself, enjoy seeing the small, ever-evolving changes. The additions. These books were never intended for the outside world where I had found all the pictures. Never intended to be published. Now they lie here, grouped into one big book, because others have convinced me it’s what they deserve.' - Roma Publications

34.00 EUR

ABC

Author: Bruno Munari
Title: ABC
Publisher: Corraini Edizioni
Subject: Artists' Books, Kids
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ABC is an alphabet book written and designed by Bruno Munari in 1960 with his characteristic, colourful humour. Originally conceived for the United States, it has become a simple and entertaining English lesson for Italian children and adults.

25.00 EUR

Trucks

Author: Wesley Willis
Title: Trucks
Publisher: Nieves, Rollo Press
Subject: Artists' Books, Kids
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12.00 EUR

A Tale of Three Little Birds

Author: Bruno Munari
Title: A Tale of Three Little Birds
Publisher: Corraini Edizioni
Subject: Artists' Books, Kids
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How happened that Chi, Chia and Chio ended up in a cage? Munari tells a story that will make us desire to open all those cages and make these little birds free again. A tale of three little birds is one of the eight books of the historic 1945 series. Munari devised these lively albums for children using large pictures, pages and inserts of different sizes and varying holes to arouse the curiosity of the observer and let him litteraly hang at each page. 

20.00 EUR

Romilda the Frog

Author: Bruno Munari
Title: Romilda the Frog
Publisher: Corraini Edizioni
Subject: Artists' Books, Kids
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Previously unpublished work of 1958. It tells the story of a frog that jumping from one topic to another undergoes a series of curious and entertaining adventures.

Hop hop !

18.00 EUR

Diagram of Historical Development of Fluxus and Other 4 Dimentional, Aural, Optic, Olfactory, Epithelial, and Tactile Art Forms

Author: George Maciunas
Title: Diagram of Historical Development of Fluxus and Other 4 Dimensional, Aural, Optic, Olfactory, Epithelial, and Tactile Art Forms
Publisher: Primary Information
Subject: Artists' Writings

George Maciunas’ Diagram of Historical Development of Fluxus and Other 4 Dimentional, Aural, Optic, Olfactory, Epithelial and Tactile Art Forms, was released in 1979 in the Swedish magazine Kalejdoskop (Issue 3). This issue of the magazine consisted of three versions of Fluxus, one being Maciunas’ historical diagram and the others being two essays (one in English and one in Swedish) summarizing the movement by Mats B. on the poster’s sleeve. Primary Information’s edition recreates all three as they originally appeared in 1979.

Maciunas’ Diagram of Historical Development outlines the development of Fluxus while situating it within a wider cultural and art historical spectrum, sometimes to humorous effect. The timeline begins with Roman circuses, medieval fairs, and Futurist theater and moves into Dada, Surrealism, and Vaudeville before addressing developing genres like Earth Art and Happenings and finally ending with FLUXGAMES in 1973. Maciunas’ vast outline dedicates a great deal of space to Fluxus activities, detailing both well-known and obscure performances, publications, and artists from 1961 through 1973. 

POSTER & SLEEVE

16.00 EUR

The Metaphysics Of Beer: A Symposium Of Humans And Microorganisms

Author: Vytenis Burokas
Title: The Metaphysics Of Beer. A Symposium Of Humans And Microorganisms
Publisher: &editions
Subject: Artists' Writings
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Rather than merely cite and quote his research, the artist stages an increasingly drunken discussion between himself and a crowd of philosophers, scientists, and theoreticians.  In the play, Burokas ventriloquises, and is inhabited by, a strange constellation of characters who have all dealt with the properties of the clinamen in some way, including the philosophers Aristotle, Epicurus, Lucretius, Julia Annas, and Michel Serres, the scientists Henri Poincare and Ilya Prigogine, and the composers and theorists John Rahn and Michel Dellvile, amongst many other voices. (text by Post Brothers)

12.00 EUR

Under the Radar. Underground Zines and Self-Publications 1965-1975

Author: Jan-Frederik Bandel, Annette Gilbert, Tania Prill (eds.)
Title: Under the Radar. Underground Zines and Self-Publicatins 1965-1975
Publisher: Spector Books
Subject: Exhibition  Catalogues, Artists' Books
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The mid-1960s witnessed a boom in underground and self-published works in West Germany. Hectographs, mimeographs and offset printing not only allowed for the production of small, low-cost print runs, but also promoted a unique aesthetic. Using wild mock-ups, these messianic amateurs combined typescript aesthetics, handwriting, scribbled drawings, assemblages of collaged visuals, porn photos, snapshots and comic strips, forging a new, wildly free, sensibility in the process. This book is the first to present the underground and self-published works that came out of West Germany in such depth, while also showing the international context in which they emerged – not as an anecdotal history but as an attempt to tap into the aesthetic cosmos of the Do-It-Yourself rebellion. Insomuch, Under the Radar also challenges us to take a new look at the current boom in independent publishing, the risograph aesthetic and more.

38.00 EUR

TV

Author: Algirdas Šeškus, Gintaras Didžiapetris (ed.)
Title: TV
Publisher: Lietuvos nacionalinis radijas ir televizija  / Lithuanian National Radio and Television
Subject: Artists' Books
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What you might take in your hands, is a selection of photographs made by Algirdas Šeškus while at work as a camera operator at the National Television. All of the images were made between 1975 and 1985. The book is published on the occassion of the 60 year anniversary since the first television broadcast in Lithuania

30.00 EUR

Desentimental

Author: Inga Navickaitė, Alfredas Drąsutis
Title: Desentimental
Publisher: Self-Published, edition of 30
Subject: Artists' Books
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Desentimental is a photography project which started on 31 December, 2016. The idea for this project came up in an effort to honorably bid farewell to an old and broken sofa which had served different generations and constantly changing tenants for more than 40 years. In a way, it is a relationship documentary. The same shot was taken every day, throughout a year, with the sofa as an unchanging part that only rotates several times. Other constants are the sheets and me who naturally changes poses in different photos and performs a certain choreography. This project is an intimate trace of a relationship and a way to 'desentimentalize' the object which has witnessed so many important moments

45.00 EUR

Carolee's Magazine

Author: Carolee Scheeman, Jenny Jaskey and A. E. Benenson (eds.)
Title: Carolee's Magazine
Publisher: Walther Konig, The Artists' Institute
Subject: Artists' Books, Periodicals & Reprints

Carolee’s is the second issue of The Magazine of the Artist’s Institute. Dedicated to CAROLEE SCHEEMAN, it features a previously unpublished image archive from Schneemann’s studio that documents half a century of morphological connections between her work and other visual material, including art, advertising, and popular culture. A new long-form profile of Schneemann by writer MAGGIE NELSON accompanies this project and considers the artist’s relationship to the history of her reception and Schneemann’s significant influence on subsequent generations of feminists.

30.00 EUR

Calamities

Author: Renee Gladman
Title: Calamities
Publisher: Wave Books
Subject: Literature and Poetry, Essays & Non-fiction
Stock: ✔

WINNER of the 2017 Firecracker Award for Nonfiction from the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP)

Reading Calamities is incantational. The reading experience is one drenched in the constant feeling of ignition and obstruction. Calamities at once demands and inhibits; it solicits and perturbs. It frustrates and tickles. And it reminds us, most forcefully, that narrative is erotically phenomenological. (Prathna Lor, Jacket2)

A collection of linked essays concerned with the life and mind of the writer by one of the most original voices in contemporary literature. Each essay takes a day as its point of inquiry, observing the body as it moves through time, architecture, and space, gradually demanding a new logic and level of consciousness from the narrator and reader.

15.00 EUR

The Great Outdoors

Author: Monika Kalinauskaitė, Monika Janulevičiūtė
Title: The Great Outdoors
Publisher: TLTRPress
Subject: Literature & Poetry, Artists' Books
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written by Monika Kalinauskaitė, illustrated and designed by Monika Janulevičiūtė


It’s 2017 and your life ISN’T a clusterfuck? Grow the fuck up. Though it’s often cloaked in reticence, the distance between what we want and what we’re offered is unravelling at the seams. Our fail-safes are falling apart. Our bodies are willed into cosmic orgies of fate, time, chance, and cum bubbles. Our universe is collapsing.  It’s no time for shyness—we need all hands on dick. What will happen when we bare it all in the open for everyone to see: our loves, our legs, and our late-night dirty texts, dirty secrets, and dirty pants? There’s a world busting open like a nut: Welcome to the Great Outdoors. ― Nathan Beyonce Ma

www.thegreatoutdoors.121.lt

12.00 EUR

Distributed

Author: David Blamey, Brad Haylock (eds.)
Title: Distributed
Publisher: Open Editions
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
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This new volume in the Occasional Table series of critical anthologies focusses attention on the act of distribution as a subject for serious creative consideration and one of great social and economic importance. Contributors from a variety of backgrounds paint a big picture that embraces the actions of the individual along-side the workings of global markets. From the attention-seeking impulse of the poseur to the democratisation of art and knowledge through books, digital networks, pop music and self-organised libraries, and to the question of what can be known and by whom, the urge to disseminate is explored here as an elemental phenomenon of our time.

Contributions by Ahmed Ansari, Stuart Bertolotti-Bailey, Justin Clemens, Alex Coles, Jonathan Lindley, Neil Cummings, Arnaud Desjardin, Markus Miessen, Bille Muraben, Patricia Reed, Adrian Shaughnessy, Freek Lomme, Eva Weinmayr et al.

25.00 EUR

The Autobiography of Video

Author:  Ina Blom
Title:  The Autobiography of Video. The Life and Times of a Memory Technology
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
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In this innovative take on early video art, Ina Blom considers the widespread notion that analog video was endowed with lifelike memory and agency. Reversing standard accounts of artistic uses of video, she follows the reflexive unfolding of a technology that seemed to deploy artists and artistic frameworks in the creation of new technical and social realities. She documents, among other things, video’s emergence through the framework of painting, its identification with biological life, its exploration of the outer limits of technical and mental time control, and its construction of new realms of labor and collaboration.

24.00 EUR

Whites, Jews And Us. Towards A Politics of Revolutionary Love

Author: Houria Bouteldja
Title: Whites, Jews and Us. Toward a Politics of Revolutionary Love
Publisher: Semiotext(e)
Subject: Theory & Philosophy

Why am I writing this book? Because I share Gramsci's anxiety: 'The old are dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms appear.' The fascist monster, born in the entrails of Western modernity. Of course, the West is not what it used to be. Hence my question: what can we offer white people in exchange for their decline and for the wars that will ensue? There is only one answer: peace. There is only one way: revolutionary love.

With Whites, Jews, and Us, Houria Bouteldja launches a scathing critique of the European Left from an indigenous anti-colonial perspective, reflecting on Frantz Fanon's political legacy, the republican pact, the Shoah, the creation of Israel, feminism, and the fate of postcolonial immigration in the West in the age of rising anti-immigrant populism. Drawing upon such prominent voices as James Baldwin, Malcolm X, and Jean Genet, she issues a polemical call for a militant anti-racism grounded in the concept of revolutionary love.

14.00 EUR

A Slow, Contemporary Violence: Damaged Environments of Technological Culture

Author:  Jussi Parikka
Title:  A Slow, Contemporary Violence: Damaged Environments of Technological Culture (The Contemporary Condition)
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Essays & Non-fiction, Theory & Philosophy
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The contemporary moment is comprised of many overlapping speeds, rhythms, and periods of time. A central theme of Jussi Parikka’s book concerns slowness instead of acceleration: a different sort of a temporal horizon in order to understand some of the environmental temporalities that media and technological arts are involved in. This is approached through art and design practices that unfold this multiplicity of time, closely entwined with contemporary concerns in aesthetic theory, to understand and engage with the planetary time scales of slow environmental violence. 

8.00 EUR

The Long 80s

Author: Nick Aikens, Teresa Grandes, Nav Haq, Beatriz Herraez, Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez (eds.)
Title: The Long 80s. Constellations of Art, Politics, and Identities: A Collection of Microhistories
Publisher: Valiz
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
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The 1980s triggered a fundamental reorientation in the relationship between governments and their publics, in turn shaping the imaginative landscape of the 21st century. Art and culture played a central role in responding to, pre-empting, and articulating these changes. Although globalisation has produced greater inequality and mixed economic results, it has also permitted the emergence of new regional cultural and activist networks, along with the possibility of a new global or transnational culture. How the effects of this shift have impacted our contemporary condition is told in diverse microhistories which compare very different geopolitical situations in Europe and beyond.

Contributions by Nick Aikens, Henry Andersen, Zdenka Badovinac, Barıs Gencer Baykan, Cristina Camara Bello, Hakim Bey, Manuel Borja-Villel, Rosi Braidotti, Boris Buden, Jesus Carrillo, Bojana Cvejić, Luc Deleu, Ayşe Düzkan, Diedrich Diederichsen, Nazım Hikmet Richard Dikbaş, Corinne Diserens, Merve Elveren, Charles Esche, Marcelo Expósito, Božidar Flajšman, Annie Fletcher, Diana Franssen, June Givanni, Lisa Godson, Teresa Grandas, Nav Haq, Beatriz Herraez, Lubaina Himid, Lola Hinojosa, Antony Hudek, Tea Hvala, Gal Kirn, Neža Kogovšek Šalamon, Anders Kreuger, Elisabeth Lebovici, Rogelio López Cuenca, Geert Lovink, Amna Malik, Pablo Martínez, Lourdes Mendez, Aleš Mendiževec, Ana Mizerit, Alexei Monroe, Meric Oner, Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez, Bojana Piškur, Marta Popivoda, Carlos Prieto del Campo, Pedro G. Romero, Rafael Sanchez Ferlosio, Igor Španjol, Chris Straetling, Erman Ata Uncu, Jelena Vesić, Mar Villaespesa, Vladimir Jerić Vlidi, Ana Vujanovic.

27.50 EUR

The Complete Madame Realism and Other Stories

Author: Lynne Tillman
Title: The Complete Madame Realism and Other Stories
Publisher: Semiotext(e)
Subject: Essays & Non-fiction, Literature & Poetry
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The Complete Madame Realism and Other Stories gathers together Lynne Tillman's groundbreaking fiction/essays on culture and places, monuments, artworks, iconic TV shows, and received ideas, written in the third person to record the subtle, ironic, and wry observations of the playful but stern 'Madame Realism.'

Through her use of a fictional character, Tillman devised a new genre of writing that melded fiction and theory, sensation, and critical thought, disseminating her third-person art writer's observations in such magazines as Art in America and in a variety of art exhibition catalogs and artist books. Two decades after the original publication of these texts, her approach to investigation through embodied thought has been wholly absorbed by a new generation of artists and writers. Provocative and wholly pleasurable, Tillman's stories/essays dissect the mundane with alarming precision. As Lydia Davis wrote of her work, 'Our assumptions shift. The every day becomes strange, paradox is embraced, and the unexpected is always around the corner.'

16.00 EUR

Marcel Duchamp: The Afternoon Interviews

Author: Calvin Tomkins, Marcel Duchamp
Title: Marcel Duchamp: The Afternoon Interviews
Publisher: Badlands Unlimited
Subject: Essays & Non-Fiction

In 1964, Calvin Tomkins spent a number of afternoons interviewing Marcel Duchamp in his apartment on West 10th Street in New York. Casual yet insightful, Duchamp reveals himself as a man and an artist whose playful principles toward living freed him to make art that was as unpredictable, complex, and surprising as life itself. Those interviews have never been edited and made public, until now. 

The Afternoon Interviews, which includes an introductory interview with Tomkins reflecting on Duchamp as an artist, guide and friend, reintroduces the reader to key ideas of his artistic world and renews Duchamp as a vital model for a new generation of artists

 

14.00 EUR

Learning What Love Means

Author: Mathieu Lindon
Title: Learning What Love Means
Publisher: Semiotext(e)
Subject: Essays & Non-fiction
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'I loved Michel as Michel, not as a father. Never did I feel the slightest jealousy or the slightest embitterment or exasperation when it came to him.  … I was intensely close to Michel for a full six years, until his death, and I lived in his apartment for close to a year. Today I see that time as the period that changed my life, my cut-off from a fate leading to the precipice. In no specific way I'm grateful to Michel, without knowing for exactly what, for a better life.'—from Learning What Love Means

In 1978, Mathieu Lindon met Michel Foucault. Lindon was twenty-three years old, part of a small group of jaded but innocent, brilliant, and sexually ambivalent friends who came to know Foucault. At first the nominal caretakers of Foucault's apartment on rue de Vaugirard when he was away, these young friends eventually shared their time, drugs, ambitions, and writings with the older Foucault. Lindon's friend, the late Herve Guibert, was a key figure within this group. The son of the renowned founder of Editions de Minuit, Lindon grew up with Marguerite Duras, Alain Robbe-Grillet, and Samuel Beckett as family friends. Much was expected of him. But, as he writes in this remarkable spiritual autobiography, it was through his friendship with Foucault—who was neither lover nor father but an older friend—that he found the direction that would influence the rest of his life.  

 The book won the prestigious Prix Medicis in 2011 when it was published in French.

16.00 EUR

The Happy Hypocrite 10 - Tolstoyevsky

Author: Virginija Januškevičiūtė (ed.)
Title: The Happy Hypocrite 10 - Tolstoyevsky
Publisher: Bookworks
Subject: Periodicals 
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‘Tolstoyevsky is not a Russian writer; it is a monster of sorts – a chimera, a composite of two and true to neither one nor a sum. It can make jokes (and threats) fly so fast they skip the funny parts. Here it lends its name to an issue that is about how humour is often not humour, or about how it sometimes doesn’t work, and how half our lives are filled with things that don’t work. Which probably means they work, right?’ – Virginija Januškevičiūtė, from the Outro

The Happy Hypocrite – Tolstoyevsky is, ideally, like a room full of high-spirited people playing a game, trying to do or say some nonsense, folding embarrassment and losses in translation into part of the exchange. The main portion of the journal is made up of responses to an open call; submissions picked up on cues within two short stories: ‘Moles & Mice’ by Candice Lin, and ‘Tolstoyevksy’, written by Virginija Januškevičiūtė about a hospitable man with a house full of books who exclaimed ‘Oh I have read all your Tolstoyevskys!’ when asked what he had read.

With contributions and new work by ateate, David Bernstein, Monika Kalinauskaitė, Zoe Kingsley, Erika Lastovskyte, Michael Lawton, Candice Lin, Elena Narbutaitė, Nick Norton, Kim Schoen, Isabel Waidner, and Jonas Žakaitis. Complemented by old work (images, illustrations) from Pierre Bonnard, Giovanni di Paolo, Felix Vallotton, and Edouard Vuillard.

12.00 EUR

Žurnalas Kaunui "Į" #2 / Magazine for Kaunas "Į" #2

Author: -
Title: Žurnalas Kaunui "Į" - #2 / Magazine for Kaunas "Į" #2
Publisher: Kaunas Photography Gallery
Subject: Periodicals 
Stock: ✔

All about WATERS in Kaunas

Contributions by Ona Bričkutė, Rasa Chmieliauskaitė, Gintaras Česonis, Gabrielė Gudaitytė, Agnė Jonkutė, Eglė Kabašinskaitė, Gediminas Kasparavičius, Kun. Artūras Kazlauskas, Viltė Migonytė – Petrulienė, Inga Navickaitė, Jorūnė Nemčinskaitė, Rūta Nenortienė, Kęstas Kirtiklis, Vika Pranaitytė, Julija Račiūnaitė, Saulė Rimkevičiūtė, Ugnė Rudinskaitė, Donatas Stankevičius, Tomas Terekas, Aira Urbonavičiūtė, Gintarė Visockytė.

15.00 EUR

Like a Woman

Author: Quinn Latimer
Title: Like a Woman. Essays, Readings, Poems
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Essays & Non-fiction, Poetry

Moving from Southern California to central and southern Europe, crossing geographies and genres, Quinn Latimer's texts record specters and realities of culture, migration, and displacement, compounding the vagaries of rhetoric and poetics with those of personal history and criticism. 

Composed in the space between the page and live performance, Latimer’s recent essays and poems collected here examine issues of genealogy and influence, the poverty and privilege of place, architecture’s relationship to language, and feminist economies of writing, reading, and art making. Shifting between written language and live address, between the needs of the internal and the external voice, Like a Woman retrieves the refrain, the litany, and the chorus, exploring their serial ecstasies and political possibilities.

20.00 EUR

Into Words: The Selected Writings of Caroll Dunham

Author: Caroll Dunham
Title: Into Words: Selected Writings of Caroll Dunham
Publisher: Badlands Unlimited
Subject: Essays & Non-Fiction

'No one writes about art like this.'—Amy Sillman, Bookforum

Artist Carroll Dunham (b. 1949) is one of the most acclaimed and innovative painters of his generation. But he is also an astute writer who has engaged with a wide variety of artists in the form of reviews, catalog essays, and interviews. Collected here for the first time, Into Words reveals the true depth of Dunham’s writing. From reviews of Pablo Picasso and Jasper Johns to a gonzo Peter Saul interview, to an appreciation of Kara Walker’s films and reflections on his own practice, Dunham writes about what is made and why it matters with real wit and candor. Into Words is an invaluable reader for anyone interested in contemporary art and culture. With an introduction by Scott Rothkopf, chief curator of the Whitney Museum of American Art, and a publisher’s foreword by Paul Chan.

Every order of Into Words comes with a free poster designed by Paul Chan.

25.00 EUR

The Baltic Atlas

Authors: Kārlis Bērziņš, Jurga Daubaraitė, Petras Išora, Ona Lozuraitytė, Niklāvs Paegle, Dagnija Smilga, Johan Tali, Laila Zariņa, Jonas Žukauskas  (eds.)
Title: The Baltic Atlas
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Architecture, Essays & Non-fiction
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This atlas is a gradient between two questions. The first: 'what is possible to imagine?' focuses on interpretations, fictional stories, analyses, and reflections on the ongoing processes, and proposes future projections. The second: 'what is possible?' is an inquiry into the methods, resources, and parameters that define space.

All texts have been specially written for this publication. Parallel discourses are positioned next to each other—overlaid in an atlas that works in range of different modes. An atlas is a medium that unravels multiple ways of seeing the region of the Baltic States as an intensification of networks, agendas, and ideas that are relevant on a global scale. Along with the Baltic Pavilion exhibition, this publication offers a sense of an open-ended ecology of practices—a forum on what is to come.

Contributions by Åbäke, Indrek Allmann, Reinis Āzis, Viesturs Celmiņš, Nancy Couling, Tom Crosshill, Muriz Djurdjevic, Leonidas Donskis, Jānis Dripe, Keller Easterling, David Grandorge, Felix Hummel, Gustav Kalm, Karolis Kaupinis, Maroš Krivý, Jonathan Lovekin, Carl-Dag Lige, Laura Linsi, Agata Marzecova, Timothy Morton, Kaja Pae, Thomas Paturet, Ljeta Putāne, Eglė Rindzevičiūtė, Markus Schaefer, Jack Self, Nasrine Seraji, Tuomas Toivonen, Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas, Jānis Ušča, Aro Velmet, Ines Weizman.

30.00 EUR

The Ordinary Man of Cinema

Author: Jean Louis Schefer
Title: The Ordinary Man of Cinema
Publisher: Semiotext(e)
Subject: Theory & Philosophy

When it was first published in French in 1980, The Ordinary Man of Cinema signaled a shift from the French film criticism of the 1960s to a new breed of film philosophy that disregarded the semiotics and post-structuralism of the preceding decades. Schefer describes the schizophrenic subjectivity the cinema offers us: the film as a work projected without memory, viewed by (and thereby lived by) a subject scarred and shaped by memory. The Ordinary Man of Cinema delineates the phenomenology of movie-going and the fleeting, impalpable zone in which an individual’s personal memory confronts the cinema’s ideological images to create a new way of thinking.

It is also a book replete with mummies and vampires, tyrants and prostitutes, murderers and freaks—figures that are fundamental to Schefer’s conception of the cinema, because the worlds that cinema traverses (our worlds, interior and exterior) are worlds of pain, unconscious desire, decay, repressed violence, and the endless mystery of the body. Fear and pleasure breed monsters, and such are what Schefer’s emblematic 'ordinary man' seeks and encounters when engaging in the disordering of the ordinary that the movie theater offers him.

16.00 EUR

Last Seen Entering the Biltmore

Author: Gary Indiana
Title: Last Seen Entering the Biltmore. Plays, Short Fiction, Poems 1975-2010
Publisher: Semiotext(e)
Subject: Literature & Poetry

Before publishing his celebrated first novel, Horse Crazy, in 1987, Gary Indiana wrote and directed twelve plays for an informal company whose performers included the painter Bill Rice, composer Evan Lurie, the poet George-Therese Dickenson, writer and film actress Cookie Mueller, Warhol superstar and painter Viva, writer Victoria Pedersen, singer/actress Sharon Niesp, photographer Allen Frame, the legendary Taylor Mead, novelist Larry Mitchell, and others. Performed at the Mudd Club, Club 57, The Performing Garage, and Bill Rice's E. 3rd Street studio, Indiana's plays offered a kind of community theater for New York's underground.

This volume presents highlights of that repertoire, including Alligator Girls Go to CollegeThe Roman Polanski Story, and Indiana's script for Michel Auder's videofilm A Coupla White Faggots Sitting Around Talking, accompanied by archival performance photographs and selections from Indiana's contemporaneous journals and poems. These hilarious, incisive writings and scripts evoke a vivid and accurate portrait of writers and artists in the lower Manhattan of the 1980s—arguably America's last avant-garde—and anticipates Indiana's impressive subsequent literary career.

16.00 EUR

Facing Gaia. Eight Lectures on the New Climatic Regime

Author: Bruno Latour
Title: Facing Gaia. Eight Lectures on the New Climatic Regime
Publisher: Polity Press
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
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The emergence of modern sciences in the seventeenth century profoundly renewed our understanding of Nature. For the last three centuries new ideas of Nature have been continuously developed by theology, politics, economics, and science, especially the sciences of the material world. The situation is even more unstable today, now that we have entered an ecological mutation of unprecedented scale. Some call it the Anthropocene, but it is best described as a new climatic regime. And a new regime it certainly is, since the many unexpected connections between human activity and the natural world oblige every one of us to reopen the earlier notions of Nature and redistribute what had been packed inside. So the question now arises: what will replace the old ways of looking at Nature?


This book explores a potential candidate proposed by James Lovelock when he chose the name 'Gaia' for the fragile, complex system through which living phenomena modify the Earth. That he was immediately misunderstood proves simply that his readers have tried to fit this new notion into an older frame, transforming Gaia into a single organism, a kind of giant thermostat, some sort of New Age goddess, or even divine Providence.

22.00 EUR

Public Sphere by Performance

Author: Bojana Cvejic, Ana Vujanovic
Title: Public Sphere by Performance
Publisher: b_books
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
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"There are few questions as politically pressing as that of the public - who it is, what it desires, and perhaps more crucially, who wants to destroy it in the name of neoliberal privatisation and the order imposed by the state’s own image of a ‘public’ mobilised against its own people. By addressing the question of the public through the prism of performance, Bojana Cvejić and Ana Vujanović acutely outline the past, present and future of the ‘public’ in an era when all of its supports—the welfare state, a strong image of democracy, collective movements—have been marginalised or destroyed." Nina Power, senior lecturer in philosophy at Roehampton University, London.

16.00 EUR

We Are Here, But Is It Now? (The Submarine Horizons of Contemporaneity)

Author: Raqs Media Collective
Title: The Contemporary Condition: We Are Herem But Is It Now? (The Submarine Horizons of Contemporaneity)
Publisher: Sternberg Press, Aarhus University, ARoS Art Museum 
Subject: Artists' writings, Theory & Philosophy
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It is said that we know more about far-away galaxies than we do about the bottom of the oceans on earth. One could say something similar about our relationship to the future and to the contemporary. The distant future can seem more familiar than the deep present. We know it will come, regardless of whether or not we are around to witness it. Searching for the present is a bit like deep sea diving. How to dive without drowning in the turbulent waters of now? How to find and share sources of illumination in submarine darkness? When to surface and how to ride a strong current? Why stay afloat on the present moment at all? And what to look for while beachcombing the sea-floor of our time? These are some of the questions that Raqs Media Collective address in their account of contemporaneity, guided by a motley collection of figures lost and found in the turbulence of their practice.

8.00 EUR

Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema (Rose / Mulvey)

Author:  Rachel Rose
Title: Laura Mulvey: Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema
Publisher: Afterall Books
Subject:  Theory & Philosophy, Artists' Writings

Since it first appeared in Screen in 1975, Laura Mulvey's essay ‘Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema’ has been an enduring point of reference for artists, film-makers, writers and theorists. Mulvey’s compelling, structured and polemical analysis of visual pleasure has provoked and encouraged others to take positions, challenge pre-conceived ideas and produce new works that owe their possibility to the generative qualities of this key essay.

In this book, the artist Rachel Rose has produced an innovative work that extends and adds to the essay’s frame of reference. Drawing on eighteenth and nineteenth-century fairy tales, and observing that their flat narratives matched the flatness of their depictions, Rose has drawn a connection between what happened in these illustrations before cinema, and what Mulvey describes in her essay – cinema flattening sexuality into visuality. Rose’s intricately layered work, with its mixing of genres and histories, is a complex and playful reformation.

This title is a unique Two Works book: an artist responds to a key text that has informed their understanding of art and its histories.

13.00 EUR

Against the Anthropocene

Author: T.J. Demos
Title: Against the Anthropocene: Visual Culture and the Environment Today
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
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Addressing the current upswing of attention in the sciences, arts, and humanities to the new proposal that we are in a human-driven epoch called the Anthropocene, this book critically surveys that thesis and points to its limitations. It analyzes contemporary visual culture—popular science websites, remote sensing and SatNav imagery, eco-activist mobilizations, and experimental artistic projects—to consider how the term proposes more than merely a description of objective geological periodization. This book argues that the Anthropocene terminology works ideologically in support of a neoliberal financialization of nature, anthropocentric political economy, and endorsement of geoengineering as the preferred—but likely disastrous—method of approaching climate change. To democratize decisions about the world’s near future, we urgently need to subject the Anthropocene thesis to critical scrutiny and develop creative alternatives in the present.

18.00 EUR

The Dept. of Corrections

Author: Bob Nickas
Title: The Dept. of Corrections
Publisher: Karma
Subject: Essays & Non-Fiction
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This volume is comprised of years of recent writing by the influential New York–based critic and curator Bob Nickas, widely considered one of the few independent voices still at work today. The 50 essays and interviews, written since 2007, are spread across five chapters, touching on encounters with artists from the 1960s to the ’80s to the present – among them, Jack Smith, Andy Warhol, Frank Stella, On Kawara, Isa Genzken, Steven Parrino, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kara Walker, Wolfgang Tillmans, Kelley Walker and Pierre Huyghe.
29.00 EUR

I'm Very into You

Author: Kathy Acker, McKenzie Wark
Title: I'm Very Into You: Correspondence, 1995-1996
Publisher: Semiotext(e)
Subject: Essays & Non-Fiction

'Why am I telling you all this? Partly ‘cause the whole queerness/identity thing for me stretches through everything, absolutely everything. Slipping between straight/gay is child’s play compared to slipping between writer/teacher/influence-peddler whatever. I forget who I am. You reminded me of who I prefer to be.' [M.W.]

'It’s two in the morning. . . I know what you mean about slipping roles: I love it, going high low, power helpless even captive, male female, all over the place, space totally together and brain-sharp, if it wasn’t for play I’d be bored stiff and I think boredom is the emotion I find most unbearable. . . ' [KA]
—from I’m Very into You

13.00 EUR

God, I Don't Even Know Your Name

Author: Andrea Mcginty
Title: God, I Don't Even Know Your Name (New Lovers 3)
Publisher:  Badlands Unlimited
Subject: Literature
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Eva is a hot mess. When her promising art career in New York takes a plunge, she enters rehab and finds sobriety-but not peace of mind. She escapes to Europe and loses herself in one hook up after another using Bangly, the newest dating app. She meets a run-of-the-mill Finnish curator and thinks it's love. Or is it just wanderlust?

God, I Don't Even Know Your Name by Andrea McGinty is the third installment of New Lovers, a series of short erotic fiction published by Badlands Unlimited. Inspired by Maurice Girodias' legendary Olympia Press, New Lovers features the raw and uncut writings of authors new to the erotic romance genre. Each story has its own unique take on relationships, intimacy and sex, as well as the complexities that bedevil contemporary life and culture today.

14.00 EUR

Eugene Ostashevsky

Author: Eugene Ostashevsky
Publisher: Fivehundred places
Subject: Poetry 
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10.00 EUR

Weird Fucks

Author: Lynne Tillman
Title: Weird Fucks
Publisher: New Herring Press
Subject: Literature and Poetry

FICTION. WOMEN'S STUDIES. ART BY AMY SILLMAN. The long out-of-print 1978 novella by the brilliant Lynne Tillman catalogs a series of encounters and relationships spanning the 60s and the 70s. Fucking is involved. So is weird, but in a way that means more than just weird. Think wyrd, like the witch sisters of Macbeth, or already feeling like a ghost, or waiting in a Victorian nightgown on Valium for two months, or knowing more about the cock of the baby alien in your bed than about his face. It's an early work, but already the sentences are classic Lynne Tillman, brutal, funny, concrete, and haunted. This is how WEIRD FUCKS should have always been, alone and beautiful and shiny in the world. The 8 full color artworks by Amy Sillman rub up against the words, and the fine detail and construction make it a pleasurably Weird Fuck to read and hold.

 

18.00 EUR

The Forerunner

Author: Marin Buschel
Title: The Forerunner
Publisher: New Herring Press
Subject: Literature and Poetry
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8.00 EUR

The Flood of Rights

Author: Thomas Keenan, Suhail Malik, Tirdad Zolghadr (eds.)
Title: The Flood of Rights
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Essays & Non-Fiction, Theory & Philosophy
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It is difficult to imagine making claims for human rights without using images. For better or worse, images of protest, evidence, and assertion are the lingua franca of struggles for justice today. And they seem to come in a flood, more and more, day and night. But through which channels does the torrent pass? The Flood of Rights examines the pathways through which these images and ideas circulate—routes that do not merely enable, but actually shape human-rights claims and their conceptual background. What are the technologies and languages that structure the global distribution of humanism and universalism, and how do they leave their mark on these ideas themselves? Which narratives and imageries have proven easier to export and import, and whose interests are at stake in the configurations in question? 

Contributions by Amanda Beech, Rony Brauman, David Campbell, Olivia Custer, Rosalyn Deutsche, Thomas Keenan, Eric Kluitenberg, David Levine, Suhail Malik, Sohrab Mohebbi, Sharon Sliwinski, Hito Steyerl, Bernard Stiegler, Tirdad Zolghadr

26.00 EUR

What is Poetry? (Just Kidding, I Know You Know). Interviews from the Poetry Project Newsletter (1983-2009)

Author: Anselm Berrigan (ed.)
Title: What is Poetry? (Just Kidding, I Know You Know). Interviews from the Poetry Project Newsletter (1983-2009)
Publisher: Wave Books
Subject: Literature and Poetry, Essays & Non-Fiction

The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church was founded in 1966 for the overlapping circles of poets in the Lower East Side of New York. These interviews from The Poetry Project Newsletter form a kind of conversation over time between some of the late 20th century's most influential poets and artists, who have come together in this legendary venue over the past 50 years. Includes interviews with Charles North, Anne Waldman, Bernadette Mayer, David Rattray, Allen Ginsberg, Kenneth Koch, Harryette Mullen, Barbara Henning, David Henderson, Lisa Jarnot, Alice Notley, Ed Sanders, Samuel Delany, Harry Matthews, Victor Hernandez Cruz, Renee Gladman, Lorenzo Thomas, Fred Moten, Stan Brakhage, Alex Katz, Lewis Warsh, Ron Padgett, Maggie Nelson, Wayne Koestenbaum, Eileen Myles, and more.

22.00 EUR

Communal Nude

Author: Robert Glück 
Title: Communal Nude. Collected Essays
Publisher: Semiotext(e)
Subject: Literature, Essays & Non-fiction
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Since cofounding San Francisco’s influential New Narrative circle in 1979, Robert Glück has been one of America’s finest prose stylists of innovative fiction, bending narrative into the service of autobiography, politics, and gay writing. This collection brings together for the first time Glück’s nonfiction, a revelatory body of work that anchors his writing practice. Glück’s essays explore the ways that storytelling and selfhood are mutually embedded cultural forms, cohering a fractured social reality where generating narrative means generating identity means generating community. 

Glück’s essays affirm this radical narratorial precept in rich spirals of reading, self-reflection, anecdote, escapade, and 'metatext.' These texts span the author’s career and his creative affinities—from lost manifestos theorizing the poetics of New Narrative; to encomia for literary and philosophic muses (Kathy Acker, the HOW(ever) poets, Frank O’Hara, Georges Bataille, and others); to narrative journalism, book reviews, criticism, and public talks. Many of the texts are culled from obscure little magazines and ephemeral online sources; others have never been published. As lucid as story, as lush as theory, and as irresistible as gossip, Glück’s essays are the quintessence of New Narrative theory in practice.

17.00 EUR

Design Thinking in the Digital Age

Author: Peter G. Rowe
Title: Design Thinking in the Digital Age
Publisher: Sternberg Press, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Subject: Architecture
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In 1987, Peter G. Rowe published his pioneering book Design Thinking. In it, he interrogated conceptual approaches to design in terms of both process and form. Thirty years later, in a lecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Rowe offered a reappraisal of his earlier work, describing ways in which the capacities of the digital age have changed the way we perceive and understand creative problem-solving in architectural design. In this new account of 'design thinking' based on that memorable talk, Rowe charges that ideas about the 'precision' and 'incompleteness' of information have become exaggerated and made more manifest. He dives into the crucial role of schema theory and the heuristics that flow from it, but concedes that the 'ineffable characteristics of design problems and of design thinking also appear to have remained.'

12.00 EUR

When is the Digital in Architecture?

Author: Andrew Goodhouse (ed.)
Title: When is the Digital in Architecture?
Publisher: Sternberg Press, Canadian Centre for Architecture
Subject: Architecture, Essays & Non-fiction

When is the digital in architecture? What are the conditions that led architects to integrate digital tools into their practices? Over the course of its research program Archaeology of the Digital, the CCA has collected the archival records of twenty-five projects realized between the late 1980s and the early 2000s in order to understand this period as a point of origin for the digital. But if we take care to identify the digital as a condition that is made possible by the conceptual foundations of digital media and not necessarily by digital media itself, the boundaries of the digital moment—when it began and under what circumstances—become less clear. 

There are eight million stories of the origins of the digital in architecture, and this book brings together fourteen of them. The arguments address specific changes in ways of thinking about architecture, building, and cities, as well as the shifts in technology that resulted from these changes, marking both a capstone of Archaeology of the Digital and the start of an investigation into other beginnings of the digital in architecture.

Contributions by Stan Allen, Phil Bernstein, Nathalie Bredella, Mario Carpo, Wolfgang Ernst, Marco Frascari, Peter Galison, Orit Halpern, Greg Lynn, Antoine Picon, Molly Wright Steenson, Bernard Tschumi, Mark Wigley, Andrew Witt

29.00 EUR

Atelier Bow-Wow with K. Michael Hays: Architectural Ethnography

Authors: Yoshi Tsukamoto, Momoyo Kaijima, K. Michaael Hays
Title: Atelier Bow-Wow with K. Michael Hays: Architectural Ethnography
Publisher: Sternberg Press, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Subject: Architecture, Essays & Non-fiction
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When Yoshi Tsukamoto and Momoyo Kaijima of the Tokyo-based firm Atelier Bow-Wow arrived at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design as guest professors, in the winter of 2016, they challenged students to deeply consider their surroundings and record their reactions as a large pencil drawing. In this 'public drawing' time is suspended and expanded; futures, presents, and pasts converge; and the act of drawing becomes an instrument of dialogue and engagement.

Tsukamoto and Kaijima later spoke about the project with K. Michael Hays, Eliot Noyes Professor of Architectural Theory at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, and reflected on representation, occupation, and the democracy of architecture. They unfolded their concept of an 'ecology of livelihood' 
wherein shadowless figures, objects, and spaces coexist with construction details. Explaining their belief in the 'behavioral capacities' of humans, architecture, and nature, Tsukamoto and Kaijima revealed the generosity of spirit in their work, and the importance of pushing such capacities to their most yielding limits.

12.00 EUR

Public Space? Lost and Found

Authors: Gediminas Urbonas, Ann Lui, Lucas Freeman  (eds.)
Title: Public Space? Lost and Found
Publisher: The MIT Press
Subject: Architecture, Theory & Philosophy
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atelier d'architecture autogeree * Dennis Adams * Bik Van Der Pol * Adrian Blackwell, Ina Blom * Christoph Brunner with Gerald Raunig * Nestor Garcia Canclini * Colby Chamberlain * Beatriz Colomina * Teddy Cruz with Fonna Forman * Jodi Dean * Juan Herreros * Brian Holmes * Andres Jaque * Caroline Jones * Coryn Kempster with Julia Jamrozik * Gyorgy Kepes * Rikke Luther * Matthew Mazzotta * Metahaven * Timothy Morton * Antoni Muntadas * Otto Piene* Marjetica Potrč * Nader Tehrani * Troy Therrien * Gedminas and Nomeda Urbonas * Angela Vettese * Mariel Villere * Mark Wigley * Krzysztof Wodiczko * Ana María León * T. J. Demos * Doris Sommer and Catherine D'Ignazio

37.00 EUR

On Continuous and Systematic Nutrition Improvement

Author: Indrė Klimaitė
Title: On Continuous and Systematic Nutrition Improvement
Publisher: Jan van Eyeck Academie
Subject: Artists' Books
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It is a narrative of human culture within a system. It is insider view that lifts sheets to ideology mechanism, it’s propaganda and practice. This publication extends history and itself becomes a plan for tomorrow.

Research itself is based on textual and visual materials collected from Soviet public catering books between 1935 until 1990. Material spans over a broad range of documents, from official sanitation memorandum to archeological photographs, from woman liberation slogans to dishwashing instructions, from technical plans for the classification of potatoes to dinner room schemes, from soviet gastronomy recipes to sanitary norms and measures to fight rodents and microbes. Human life as a never stopping potato washing machine.

20.00 EUR

Spike Art Quarterly #56 - Summer 2018

CULTURE WARS The culture wars are raging. Neoliberalism and right-wing populism have co-opted the critique of the 1960s and turned it against art, science and the democratic public sphere, while the left is consumed by infighting. This issue is about the return to battle, strategies of (dis-)engagement, and the question of what art is capable of in the aftermath of the great weirding.

Along with pieces on Christoph Schlingensief, Sandra Mujinga, Marianna Simnett, new American rappers, and the influence of the right on culture across Europe, Spike #56 features an essay by Alison Gingeras and Jamieson Webster on the failed experiment of Otto Muehl’s commune and what it can tell us about our own time.

9.50 EUR

Decolonizing Nature

Author: T. J. Demos
Title: Decolonizing Nature. Contemporary Art and the Politics of Ecology
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
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While ecology has received little systematic attention within art history, its visibility and significance has grown in relation to the threats of climate change and environmental destruction. By engaging artists’ widespread aesthetic and political engagement with environmental conditions and processes around the globe—and looking at cutting-edge theoretical, political, and cultural developments in the Global South and North—Decolonizing Nature offers a significant, original contribution to the intersecting fields of art history, ecology, visual culture, geography, and environmental politics. Art historian T. J. Demos, author of Return to the Postcolony: Specters of Colonialism in Contemporary Art (2013), considers the creative proposals of artists and activists for ways of life that bring together ecological sustainability, climate justice, and radical democracy, at a time when such creative proposals are urgently needed.

22.00 EUR

The Contemporary Composition

Author:  Terry Smith
Title:  The Contemporary Composition (The Contemporary Condition)
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Essays & Non-fiction, Theory & Philosophy

Can we speak of composition when we are in a state of unfathomable decomposition? Art being made today defies coherent categorization, and the world presents itself, day after day, as spinning into confused chaos, structural disintegration, and violent disorder. Revising his well-known histories of contemporary art, Terry Smith argues that we must respond to the compelling need for coeval composition at a time defined by the contemporaneity of divisive difference. This book traces how—despite many obstacles—visual artists across the globe are rising to this challenge.

The second volume of the Contemporary Condition series continues the investigation into contemporaneity as a defining condition of our historical present. The series aims to question the formation of subjectivity and concept of temporality in the world now. It begins from the assumption that art, with its ability to investigate the present and make meaning from it, can lead to an understanding of wider developments within culture and society. Addressing a perceived gap in existing literature on the subject, the series focuses on three broad strands: the issue of temporality, the role of contemporary media and computational technologies, and how artistic practice makes epistemic claims.

8.00 EUR

How to Train Your Virgin

Author: Wednesday Black
Title:  How to Train Your Virgin (New Lovers 1)
Publisher:  Badlands Unlimited
Subject: Literature

14.00 EUR

BILL 1

Author: Julie Peeters
Title: Bill 1
Publisher: Roma Publications
Subject: Periodicals & Reprints
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First issue of an annual magazine of photographic stories, edited and designed by Julie Peeters. Twelve contributors present new or previously unpublished work. BILL prioritizes visual reading without distraction, the images that appear in the magazine are printed without any accompanying text. Contributors to the first issue are: Jochen Lempert, Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili, Katja Mater, Elena Narbutaite, Rosalind Nashashibi & Vivian Suter, Arthur Ou, Scott Ponik, Adam Putnam, Johannes Schwartz, Algirdas Šeškus, Linda Van Deursen and Stand Up Comedy.

22.00 EUR

Eileen Myles

Author: Eileen Myles
Publisher: Fivehundred places
Subject: Poetry 
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10.00 EUR

Pontus Hulten and Moderna Museet: The Formative Years

Author:  Anna Tellgren (ed.)
Title: Pontus Hulten and Moderna Musset. The Formative Years
Publisher: Koenig Books
Subject: Monographs
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The legendary curator Pontus Hulten (1924-2006) worked at Moderna Museet in Stockholm between 1958 and 1973. In 1960 he was appointed director. It was in this role that he built the collection and the museum's international reputation, with exhibitions such as Movement in Art (1961), American Pop Art (1964), Niki de Saint-Phalle's She-A Cathedral (1966) and Warhol's first European solo exhibition (1968). In 2005 Hultén donated his art collection, library and archives to Moderna Museet. 

Pontus Hulten and Moderna Museet: The Formative Years explores Hultén's practice as a curator and director. In addition to new essays, the book contains archival photographs and documents as well as a previously unpublished 1962 text by Hultén outlining his ideas on how an art museum should run.

 

24.00 EUR

The Great Outdoors: Soft Voices & Flat Earths 1

Author: Monika Janulevičiūtė, Miša Skalskis
Title: The Great Outdoors: Soft Voices & Flt Earths 1
Publisher: TLTRPreß
Subject: Artists' Books, Artists' Writings
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Freshly bound 'Soft Voices' and 'The Flat Earths 1' further explore The Great Outdoors universe. The doublet brings about familiar yet uncharted social fabric(s) in the form of a promiscuous sci-fi. Unitedly being driven by short attention span, they are all about the extremes. In a traction of microsecond narratives sway from being intimately close, consoling, and suddenly lifting up, unbounding internal heat and instigating shiver.

Set of 2 softcover publications*
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8.00 EUR

e-flux journal. Art Without Death: Conversations on Russian Cosmism

Author: Julieta Aranda, Brian Kuan Wood, Stephen Squibb, Anton Vidokle (eds.)
Title: e-flux journal. Art Without Death: Conversations on Russian Cosmism
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Essays & Non-fiction, Theory & Philosophy

Contributions by Bart De Baere, Franco 'Bifo' Berardi, Boris Groys, Elena Shaposhnikova, Marina Simakova, Hito Steyerl, Anton Vidokle, Brian Kuan Wood, Arseny Zhilyaev, Esther Zonsheim 

According to the nineteenth-century teachings of Nikolai Fedorov—librarian, religious philosopher, and progenitor of Russian cosmism—our ethical obligation to use reason and knowledge to care for the sick extends to curing the dead of their terminal status. The dead must be brought back to life using means of advanced technology—resurrected not as souls in heaven, but in material form, in this world, with all their memories and knowledge. 

his book of interviews and conversations with today’s most compelling living and resurrected artists and thinkers seeks to address the relevance of Russian cosmism and biocosmism in light of its influence on the Russian artistic and political vanguard as well as on today’s art-historical apparatuses, weird materialisms, extinction narratives, and historical and temporal politics. This unprecedented collection of exchanges on cosmism asks how such an encompassing and imaginative, unapologetically humanist and anthropocentric strain of thinking could have been so historically and politically influential, especially when placed alongside the politically inconsequential—but in some sense equally encompassing—apocalypticism of contemporary realist imaginaries.   

18.00 EUR

KUNTALINI

Author: Tamara Faith Berger
Title: KUNTALINI (New Lovers 7)
Publisher:  Badlands Unlimited
Subject: Literature
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Eat ass, pray, love. Twenty-five year-old Yoo-hoo experiences a sexual awakening in her yoga class. She breaks up with her boyfriend and travels to Niagara Falls where she meets a cold-fish teen prostitute and an ex-army troglodyte deep in the falls. Yoo-hoo's unforgettable yogic journey sweeps across the realms of hysteria, asana and enlightenment.

Kuntalini is the latest volume in Badlands Unlimited's New Lovers series of short erotic fiction. Inspired by Maurice Girodias' legendary Olympia Press, New Lovers features the raw and uncut writings of authors new to the erotic romance genre. Each story has its own unique take on relationships, intimacy and sex, as well as the complexities that bedevil contemporary life and culture today. 

14.00 EUR

The Happy Hypocrite 8 - Fresh Hell

Author: Sophia Al-Maria (ed.)
Title: The Happy Hypocrite 8 - Fresh Hell
Publisher: Bookworks
Subject: Periodicals
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‘What fresh hell is this? There’s an inferred question in the title of this issue. But it’s a rhetorical one. Because we know exactly what fresh hell this is. Fossil Fuel – that paralytic drug – has leeched into our collective bloodstream. It’s difficult to recognize the beasts that are eating us in this very moment.’ – Sophia Al-Maria, from the Editor’s note, The Happy Hypocrite 8

The Happy Hypocrite – Fresh Hell treats in different ways the subject of oil. Adopting an exploded methodology for intake, image and text contributions, this issue takes a hoarding, brutally accelerative approach and considers reading, too, as an unsustainable activity. Guest editor Sophia Al-Maria’s archive acts a sort of proto-Tumblr composed of school notebooks, war games and oil industry pamphlets scattered as a series of identifying clues. All windows are open, all browsers are burning: The Happy Hypocrite asks what happens when reblogged information is translated into paper-based print.

With contributions and new work by Abdullah Al-Mutairi, Monira Al Qadiri, Stephanie Bailey, Alex Borkowski, Judy Darragh, William Gibson, Navine G. Khan-Dossos, Malak Helmy, Raja’a Khalid, Omar Kholeif, McKenzie Wark, Simon Sellars, Francesco Pedraglio and Lena Tutanjian.

10.00 EUR

PHILE 2

Title: Phile 2
Subject: Periodicals & Reprints
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the international journal of DESIRE AND CURIOSITY

Issue No. 2 will feature 130 pages of cerebral content and thought provoking imagery. Our contributors range in ethnic background as well as gender and sexual identities. PHILE contains articles, interviews, photo essays and creative writing which explore how communities reject societal structures and create space to explore sexuality.

The publication combines elements of an academic journal, an art book and an erotic magazine. Phile dissects forms and practices of sexuality with the aim to encourage a more empathetic understanding towards people and communities who live outside of normative or binary structures. - PHILE

18.00 EUR

F.R. David Spring 2018 - Flurry

Author: (ed.) Will Holder
Title: F.R. David Spring 2018 - Flurry
Publisher: Uh Books, KW Institute of Contemporary Art
Subject: Periodicals & Reprints
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Included are writings by Emmie McLuskey, Krist Gruijthuijsen, Bitsy Knox, Maurin Dietrich, Camille Pageard, Frances Stark, Eileen Myles, and more.

According to editor Will Holder, ‘Flurry’ came about after being asked to propose ten books for acquisition by the Gerrit Rietveld Academie library in Amsterdam. He gave a talk about that selection, for which he preferred reproducing original material over commentary, and wanted to allow others to speak. The outcome was a reading back and forth between the ten books. It soon became clear that this reading would readily lend itself to an issue of ‘F.R. David’. Associated material came up in the process of transcription. 

10.00 EUR

Oceans of Love: The Uncontainable Gregory Battcock

Author: Gregory Battcock
Title: Oceans of Love: The Uncontainable Gregory Battcock
Publisher: Koening Books, Printted Matter Inc. 
Subject: Essays & Non-Fiction

Gregory Battcock (1937–1980, US) was a New York–based artist who gave up his practice as a painter to become an art critic; he wrote on Minimalism, Conceptual art, video art, and performance, and generally championed artists pushing the boundaries and definitions of contemporary art. On Christmas Day in 1980 Battcock was found stabbed to death on the balcony of his holiday home in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The murder remains unsolved.

In 1992, Joseph Grigely was exploring the recently abandoned facilities of a storage company in the same building as his studio when he found Battcock’s archive of manuscripts, photographs, and correspondence strewn throughout the space. After making copies of some of the material, a bulk of the collection was donated to the Archives of American Art. In making the exhibition The Gregory Battcock Archive, Grigely created a labyrinth of vitrines in which photographs, manuscripts, letters, and postcards, are juxtaposed in a way to construct portraits of both Battcock and the 1970s New York art world. The publication Oceans of Love: The Uncontainable Gregory Battcock, expands on this material, and includes a lengthy introduction by Grigely that investigates Battcock’s biographical history and his contributions to art criticism.

25.00 EUR

Spike Art Quarterly #55 - Spring 2018

FASHION Brands such as Y/Project, Telfar and Vetements have found new ways to pick up where the designers of the 90s left off. Aided by strategies borrowed from art, they are transforming the fashion system from within and widening its boundaries beyond recognition. Fashion is succeeding precisely where art is not, wresting autonomy out of enormous political and social shifts. Is it now art’s turn to learn from fashion?

With Emily Segal and Alessandro Bava discussing art, fashion and the contemporary; Ella Plevin on Bernadette Corporation and Elsa Schiaparelli's "The Tears Dress"; Matthew Linde on the origins of the fashion show; Sylvie Fleyry in conversation with Dean Kissick; our Questions answered by Jack Self, Andra Dumitrascu and Youths In Balaclava; Natasha Stagg on Micro-Influencing; Dominikus Müller on painter Lukas Duwenhögger and Marina Fausr on the Margiela retrospective in Paris.

Also: A Curator’s Key by Kaat Debo, director of MoMu Fashion Museum Antwerp; Matthew Linde in conversation with Marco Pecorari on fashion ephemera; Dominikus Müller on colette Paris and the end of the concept store; Artist’s Favourites by Jakob Lena Knebl; a postcard from Sydney by Rare Candy; Christian Muhr and Wally Salner on Fast Forward, a 1999 exhibition in Vienna of the decade’s most influential designers; “The End Is Night” by Natasha Stagg; artists’ contributions from Yves Saint Laurent, Torbjorn Rodland, Puppies Puppies, Pelican avenue and Johannes Schweiger and more …

9.50 EUR

Žurnalas Kaunui "Į" #1 / Magazine for Kaunas "Į" #1

Author: -
Title: Žurnalas Kaunui "Į" - #2 / Magazine for Kaunas "Į" #2
Publisher: Kaunas Photography Gallery
Subject: Periodicals 
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All about YARDS in Kaunas

 

15.00 EUR

The Artist as Curator. An Anthology

Author:  Elena Filipovic (ed.)
Title:  The Artist as Curator. An Anthology
Publisher: Mousse, Koenig Books
Subject: Theory & Philosophy

This is an anthology of essays that first appeared in The Artist as Curator, a series that occupied eleven issues of Mousse from no. 41 (December 2013/January 2014) to no. 51 (December 2015/January 2016). It set out to examine what was then a profoundly influential but still under-studied phenomenon, a history that had yet to be written: the fundamental role artists have played as curators. Taking that ontologically ambiguous thing we call 'the exhibition' as a critical medium, artists have often radically rethought conventional forms of exhibition making. This anthology surveys seminal examples of such exhibitions from the postwar to the present, including rare documents and illustrations.

It includes an introduction and the twenty essays that first appeared in Mousse, a newly commissioned afterword by Hans Ulrich Obrist, and two additional essays that appear here for the first time, discussing twenty-two exhibitions by the Avant-Garde Argentinian Visual Artists Group; Mel Bochner; Marcel Broodthaers; Hank Bull, Shen Fan, Zhou Tiehai, Shi Yong, and Ding Yi; John Cage; Judy Chicago, Miriam Schapiro, and the CalArts Feminist Art Program; Collaborative Projects Inc. (Colab); Alice Creischer, Andreas Siekmann, and Max Jorge Hinderer; Liam Gillick and Philippe Parreno; Group Material; Richard Hamilton and Victor Pasmore; David Hammons; Martin Kippenberger; Mark Leckey;  Goshka Macuga; Lucy McKenzie and Paulina Ołowska; Helio Oiticica; Walid Raad and Akram Zaatari; Martha Rosler; Avdey Ter-Oganyan; Philippe Thomas; and Andy Warhol.

25.00 EUR

The Complete Plays

Author:  Guy de Cointet; Hugues Decointet, Francois Piron, Marilou Thiebault (eds.)
Title:  The Complete Plays
Publisher: Paraguay Press
Subject: Artists' Writings, Literature & Poetry, Monographs
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Guy de Cointet (1934–1983) was fascinated with language, which he explored primarily through performance and drawing. His practice involved collecting random phrases, words, and even single letters from popular culture and literary sources—he often cited Raymond Roussel's novel Impressions of Africa as influential—and working these elements into nonlinear narratives, which were presented as plays to his audience. 

Paintings and works on paper would then figure prominently within these performances. In his play At Sunrise . . . A Cry Was Heard (1974), a large painting depicting letters bisected by a white sash served as a main subject and prop, with the lead actress continuously referring to it and reading its jumble of letters as if it were an ordinary script. His drawings likewise are almost readable but just beyond comprehension. De Cointet is recognized as one of the major figures in the conceptual art movement that emerged in Los Angeles in the 1970s, having strongly influenced a number of prominent artists working in southern California, including Paul McCarthy and Mike Kelley.

Guy de Cointet: The Complete Plays gathers for the first time all the theatrical works by Guy de Cointet, written between 1973 and 1983. With twenty-five plays in the original French and English and in translation, the book also features commentaries, interviews, and documents relating to their intended design and staging, including notebooks, drawings, photographs, posters, and invitation cards from the archives of Guy de Cointet Estate at the Centre Pompidou's Kandinsky Library in Paris.

39.00 EUR

Yvonne Rainer. Moving and Being Moved

Author: Yvonne Rainer (ed.)
Title: Yvonne Rainer. Moving and Being Moved
Publisher: Roma Publications
Subject: Monographs, Artists' Writings
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Edited by Yvonne Rainer, this selection of texts and images by Rainer and various authors, offers a retrospective portrait of her work, focusing on some of her most notable performances and projects from both the late 1960s (‘Trio A’, ‘The Mind Is a Muscle’) and since her return to dance with the White Oak Dance Project in 2000. Rainer is known for her challengingly experimental and sometimes minimalist work as a dancer, choreographer, and filmmaker, which spearheaded the rise of postmodern dance. An essay by Rainer frames things from the perspective of an ageing dancer who is aware of her physical limitations. With a conversation between Rainer and dancer Trisha Brown.

28.00 EUR

F. R. David Spring 2017 - Inverted Commas

Author: (eds.) Will Holder, Riet Wijnen
Title: F.R. David Spring 2017 - INVERTED COMMAS
Publisher: Uh Books, KW Institute of Contemporary Art
Subject: Periodicals & Reprints
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Contibutions by Michael Asher, Joan Didion, Harun Farocki, Lucy Lippard, Amiri Baraka, Stanley Brown, Silvia Federici and many more !

F.R.DAVID is a typographical journal, edited by Will Holder, dealing with the organisation of reading and writing in contemporary art practises. This 13th issue of F.R.DAVID is edited with Riet Wijnen, and has its origins in her Registry of Pseudonyms, an online database which accounts for who is who and why who is who. ‘Inverted Commas’ follows ‘pseudonym’ through names, naming, bodies, brains, self, author, other, reader, labour.

10.00 EUR

Treinte Ban

Author: Bhanu  Kapil
Title: Treinte Ban. A Psychiatric Handbook to Accompany a Work Undone
Publisher: New Herring Press
Subject: Literature and Poetry
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8.00 EUR

Burning Blue

Author: Cara Benedetto
Title: Burning Blue (New Lovers 6)
Publisher: Badlands Unlimited
Subject: Literature
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Josey, an ex-model and struggling artist, leaves her loveless husband behind in New York to focus on her work upstate. Her retreat is interrupted when she meets brash and alluring Trish, who opens Josey up to a new sexual awakening. But when she gets her big break back in city, will Josey's ambitions pull the new lovers apart?

Burning Blue by Cara Benedetto is one of the New Lovers, a series of short erotic fiction published by Badlands Unlimited. Inspired by Maurice Girodias' legendary Olympia Press, New Lovers features the raw and uncut writings of authors new to the erotic romance genre. Each story has its own unique take on relationships, intimacy and sex, as well as the complexities that bedevil contemporary life and culture today.

14.00 EUR

Concorde

Author: Wolfgang Tillmans
Title: Concorde
Publisher: Walther Konig
Subject: Artists' Books

According to photographer Wolfgang Tillmans, "For the chosen few, flying Concorde is apparently a glamorous but cramped and slightly boring routine while to watch it in air, landing or taking off is a strange and free spectacle, a super modern anachronism and an image of the desire to overcome time and distance through technology." With no text other than the inner-front flap's description, this fourth printing of Tillmans' iconic artist's book consists of 62 color photographs of the Concorde airplane--taking off, landing or in flight, and sometimes as just a tiny, bird-like silhouette in the sky. The photographs speak of both the beauty and the environmental devastation produced by this fabled French airplane, both sides of which Tillmans captures in his casual yet formally elegant signature style.

20.00 EUR

Sundogz

Author: Mark von Schlegel
Title: Sundogz
Publisher: Semiotext(e)
Subject: Literature
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Was there some sort of accident? The Doll was now certain that the Japanese didn’t consider him a human. He was concerned with Deary alone. Her flukes lifted to maintain her treading water, left her pale bottom and sex exposed. Was he watching simultaneously from below? The Doll let his tendrils obscure. 5 hours till orbital synch, he remembered. The Doll called up the red-screen into his mindspace and traced the instantly visible tags: Mab's Buoy relay SFS Good Fortune, Wawagawanet 2145270401:33 —from Sundogz

14.00 EUR

The Amme Talks

Author: Ulf Stolterfoht 
Title: The Amme Talks
Publisher:  Triple Canopy
Subject: Literature
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Translated by Shane Anderson with an afterword by Peter Dittmer.

The Amme Talks is a conversation between poet and machine. In 2003, poet Ulf Stolterfoht and a chatbot named Amme (which means “wet nurse” in German) met in Berlin. For one week, Stolterfoht interrogated Amme: not just a chatbot, actually, but a steel-and-glass construction with a computer interface, which is connected to a glass of milk, a robotic arm that tips over the glass, and a tube that releases water, as if urinating.

Stolterfoht asked Amme—the creation of artist Peter Dittmer—about the nature of authorship and the agency of language; he intended to turn the answers into an essay on poetics. While Amme replied to every question, Stolterfoht observed that the output was 'highly self-reflexive, if not entirely self-referential,' and impossible for him to assimilate into his writing. He’d hoped to glean something from Amme’s performance of an idiosyncratic and mechanical form of human speech. Instead, he stumbled on a remarkable 'second-order realism' in which words refer not to things but to themselves.

10.00 EUR

Etudes des Gottnarrenmaschinen

Author: Shane Anderson
Title: Etudes des Gottnarrenmaschinen
Publisher: Broken Dimanche Press
Subject: Literature & Poetry
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It’s not often that a collection of writing reaches as far and wide as Shane Anderson’s debut work, Etudes des Gottnarrenmaschinen. Broken Dimanche Press is extremely excited to be publishing this bold collection which includes three works that explore the boundaries of fiction and poetry. Utilising a plethora of devices – erasures, pseudo application forms, Oulipo constraints, and the limits of the paragraph – this is indeed a virtuoso collection that takes on the problems of (modern) travel, power relations, historical and mental representation. Using humor as a tool to diffuse these heavy-handed themes, Etudes des Gottnarrenmaschinen takes the musical analogy of the ‘etude’ seriously, considering these to be studies, 'lessons,' difficult, all aimed towards a future idea of what fiction could be, pushing up against a static Aristotelian scheme.

In this collection the reader moves from a Rome both ancient and modern to a reconfigured world of global travel, and on to a unique, philosophical examination of translation, rationalism and the possibility of the transcendent. Instead of being envious of the video game as the site of literary potential, Anderson has boldly taken on the form in the first piece of this collection, 'Failed Proposals,' and what we get as the result is the closest one can come to having a Playstation story that Barthelme or Perec would be happy to sit down and pla

10.00 EUR

Radical Museology

Author: Claire Bishop
Title: Radical Museology: Or What's Contemporary in Museums of Contemporary Art?
Publisher: Koening Books
Subject: Essays & Non-Fiction, Theory & Philosophy

With austerity cuts to public funding, many contemporary art museums have been forced to scale down their budgets, staff and acquisitions. In Radical Museology, New York–based art historian Claire Bishop argues that the incommensurability of fiscal and cultural temporality--one fast, the other slower--points to an alternative world of values in which museums (and by extension, culture, education and democracy in general) are not subject to the banalities of a spreadsheet, but enable us to access a rich and diverse history, to question the present and to realize a different future. She discusses creative solutions implemented at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, the Museo Nacional de Reina Sofía in Madrid and MSUM in Ljubljana. This book is a manifesto for the importance of a politicized representation of the contemporary in today’s art.

13.00 EUR

Friendship of Nations: Polish Shi'ite Showbiz (New Edition 2017)

Author: Slavs and Tatars
Title: Friendship of Nations: Polish Shi'ite Showbiz (New Edition 2017)
Publisher: Bookworks
Subject: Monographs, Exhibition Catalogues

Beginning as an investigation into the apparently disparate events that bookend the twentieth and twenty-first century – the collapse of Communism and the Islamic Revolution in Iran – Friendship of Nations: Polish Shi’ite Showbiz traces unlikely points of convergence in Iran and Poland’s economic, social, political, religious and cultural histories. Drawing on Slavs and Tatars’ multi-disciplinary practice encompassing research, installations, lecture-performances and print media, this publication embraces new contributions in the form of essays, interviews, and archival presentation on subjects that range from seventeenth-century Sarmatism to the twenty-first-century Green Movement, taking in along the way, tales of the Polish Exodus, Wojtek the bear, craft, hospitality, Passion plays and taziyeh, and the political lessons of a Polish slow burn revolution for contemporary Iran.

Slavs and Tatars is a faction of polemics and intimacies devoted to an area east of the former Berlin Wall and west of the Great Wall of China and is joined here by Agata Araszkiewicz, Ramin Jahanbegloo and Adam Michnik, Mara Goldwyn, Shiva Balaghi and Michael D. Kennedy.

29.00 EUR

The Long Road to Xico

Author: Pedro de Llano (ed.)
Title: The Long Road to Xico / El Largo Camino a Xico. Maria Thereza Alves 1991-2015
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Monographs, Catalogues
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The Long Road to Xico, 1991–2015 is the first monograph of Brazilian artist Maria Thereza Alves, and the outcome of her solo show at the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo in Seville in 2015. It gathers more than twenty projects realized between 1991 and 2015, including rarely viewed early works that help us see her most recent production from a new perspective. This publication also collects a selection of Alves’s writings and contextualizes her work in the political and cultural debates from the 1980s, when she became an activist—in the United States and Brazil—and an early participant in discourses around 'postcolonialism' and 'ecology'. Together with these materials, the book contains essays by the editor, Pedro de Llano, and T. J. Demos, professor of art and visual culture at the University of California, Santa Cruz. 

20.00 EUR

Critical Spatial Practice 7

Author:  Felicity D. Scott
Title:  Disorientation: Bernard Rudofsky in the Empire of Signs
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Architecture
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Edited by Nikolaus Hirsch, Markus Miessen; featuring artwork by Martin Beck

Viennese emigre architect Bernard Rudofsky (1905–1988) is most frequently recalled for curating 'Architecture without Architects,' the famous 1964 photography exhibition of vernacular, preindustrial structures at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Far from simply a romantic or nostalgic invocation of cultures lost to industrial modernity, Rudofsky’s exhibition drew on decades of speculations about modern architecture and urbanism, particularly their semantic, technological, institutional, commercial, and geopolitical influences.

Focusing on Rudofsky’s encounters with Japan in the 1950s—he described postwar Japan as a 'rear-view mirror' of the American way of life—architectural historian Felicity D. Scott revisits the architect’s readings of the vernacular both in the United States and Japan, which resonate with his attempts to imagine architecture and cities that refused to communicate in a normative sense. In a contemporary world saturated with visual information, Rudofsky’s unconventional musings take on a heightened resonance.

15.00 EUR

Workshop of the Film Form

Authors: Marika Kuźmicz, Łukasz Ronduda (eds.)
Title: Workshop of the Film Form
Publisher: Sternberg Press, Fundacja Arton 
Subject: Monographs
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Workshop of the Film Form provides an in-depth overview of the achievements of Warsztat Formy Filmowej (WWF; Workshop of the Film Form), a group of avant-garde artists who were working at the Leon Schiller National Higher School of Film, Television and Theatre in Lodz, Poland, between 1970 and 1977. WWF was founded by the students and graduates of the school, now known as the National Film School, and included: Wojciech Bruszewski, Paweł Kwiek, Andrzej Różycki, Józef Robakowski, Zbigniew Rybczyński, Kazimierz Bendkowski, Antoni Mikołajczyk, Janusz Połom, and Ryszard Waśko. As pioneers of video art in Poland and structural cinema in Central and Eastern Europe, the artists refused classical narrative and traditional film media, working instead somewhere between cinematography and contemporary art. 
 
This publication examines all aspects of WFF’s activity, from their films, photographic experiments, video art, and performative actions to their teaching work, which includes previously unexplored pedagogical contributions to the National Film School. Drawing on the private archives and oral testimonies of the WWF, Workshop of the Film Form attempts to provide a full account of the group’s history as well as a comprehensive survey of each member’s practice. The writers who were invited to respond to the WWF for this book provide insightful new readings of the group’s output and activities, contextualizing their work in the history of the prewar Polish avant-garde and the politics of experimental filmmaking in Poland under the rule of the Polish United Workers’ Party (PZPR).

25.00 EUR

What Is Different? Jahresring 64

Authors: Wolfgang Tillmans, Brigitte Oetker (eds.)
Title: What Is Different? Jahresring 64
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Theory & Philosophy, Essays & Non-fiction
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Since the early 2000s Tillmans has been working on truth study centre, a cycle of works concerned with absolute claims of truth in social and political contexts. Circling around contemporary issues of newly resurfaced right-wing populism, the phenomenon of fake news, and psychological findings such as the backfire effect, Tillmans, rather than analyzing the status quo, focuses on what has changed in the past ten, twenty, thirty, forty years. Why are societal consensus and institutions now under attack? 

Tillmans interviewed scientists, politicians, journalists, and social workers, highlighting the issues at stake from various angles. The publication also contains analytic texts and studies that shed further light on what happens in our brain, ethics, and online behavior when we are confronted with statements that oppose our political beliefs. Tillmans associated these texts with his own images as well as visual material found in print and online. While designing this year’s Jahresring, he has created photocopy works using the four-color scan process on a machine from the 1990s—an early digital collage technique that resonates with the complexity of the situation we find ourselves in today.

25.00 EUR

I shout "That‘s me!" Stories of Czech fanzines from the 80s till now

Author: Miloš Hroch
Title: I shout "That‘s me!" Stories of Czech fanzines from the 80s till now
Publisher: Page Five
Subject: Graphic Design
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Published in November 2017 by PageFive, for the first time the book takes its readers through uncharted waters of the Czech fanzine scene, that is, of unofficial amateur magazines. It brings to light stories of those who fell for computer games or wrote sci-fi stories, who obsessively compiled their own metal music charts, who were driven to street demonstrations by hardcore punk music or who wanted to change the standing of women in society. And who then wrote about it freely in their magazines.

The bi-lingual publication I shout "That‘s me!" Stories of Czech fanzines from the 80s till now of over 230 pages features unique archival content and should be of interest to local as to foreign reades as well, as the fanzine culture outside of the Anglo-American scene is practically unmapped.

25.00 EUR

Becoming Palm

Author: Simryn Gill, Michael Taussig; edited by Ute Meta Bauer, Anca Rujoiu
Title: Becoming Palm
Publisher: Sternberg Press, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore
Subject: Essays & Non-Fiction, Artists' Books

Becoming Palm is the outcome of a conversation between two friends, artist Simryn Gill and antropologist Michael Taussig responding to 'the enormous transformations, human, and ecological, that this crop engenders' (Michael Taussig) in two remote geographical locations, Southeast Asia and South America.

19.00 EUR

Pateř 2116

Author:  Jan Novak (concept, graphic design, typography), Tomaš Bilina (story)
Title: Pateř 2116
Publisher: Page Five
Subject: Graphic Design, Artists' Books
Stock: ✔

Pater is a raw science-fiction novel and futuristic design polemic, taking place in streets of Prague in a year 2115.

Bit by bit, you lose patience. You thumb through the manual angrily. Nothing. You find the contents. The modest imprint only confirms that the pages containing the key to the system’s language, necessary to overcome the programmable barrier, isn’t there. You turn on AČ, who’s trying to cut the composite tape on the AC vent.

'Are you fucking kidding me, asshole?!' AČ shrivels up in anticipation of another blow. You aim the paralyzer at him. He’s huddled in the corner, whining like a beaten dog.

'I don’t know anything. I really don’t know anything! I swear!'

Not again. 'What did we say about swearing?!' The paralyzer beam hits one of his kidneys. 'I’ll give you one more chance to tell the truth. I won’t lie, you’ll get another one afterwards, but then you’ll have no kidneys left, so think about what you’re gonna say.'

AČ’s become a crying, salivating wreck only barely reminiscent of a person. Not that he was a feast for the eyes before the radiotherapy, but this is too much.

25.00 EUR

I Watch the Human

Author: Laurie Weeks
Title: I Watch the Human
Publisher: New Herring Press
Subject: Literature and Poetry

Laurie Weeks’ fiction and other writings have been published in The BafflerViceNestIndexLA Weekly, Semiotext(e)’s The New Fuck You, and Dave Eggers’ The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2008. She has taught in writing programs at UC San Diego and the New School, and has toured the US with the girl-punk group Sister Spit.

8.00 EUR

I Would Do Anything for Love

Author: Al Bedell
Title: I Would Do Anything for Love (New Lovers 5)
Publisher: Badlands Unlimited
Subject: Literature

High school freshman Cecily Nicole Scott is looking for love in all the wrong places. She finds it first with Mike A in the back of his car. Then she meets Mike B, a "Professional Devirginizer." Smart, tender and depraved, IWDAFL is Spring Breakers meets Judy Blume.

I Would Do Anything for Love by Al Bedell is one of the New Lovers, a series of short erotic fiction published by Badlands Unlimited. Inspired by Maurice Girodias' legendary Olympia Press, New Lovers features the raw and uncut writings of authors new to the erotic romance genre. Each story has its own unique take on relationships, intimacy and sex, as well as the complexities that bedevil contemporary life and culture today.

14.00 EUR

We Love Lucy

Author: Lilith Wes
Title:We Love Lucy (New Lovers 2)
Publisher: Badlands Unlimited
Subject: Literature

On the night of her 30th birthday, Lucy's best friend Nicholas gives her just what she's always wanted-the chance to watch him and his handsome boyfriend James get it on in the flesh. But what happens when Nicholas' gift merely whets her appetite? When a feast for the eyes leaves her heart and body famished, how far will Lucy go to satisfy her hunger? And what will it mean for their friendship? 

We Love Lucy by Lilith Wes is the second book of New Lovers, a series of short erotic fiction published by Badlands Unlimited. Inspired by Maurice Girodias' legendary Olympia Press, New Lovers features the raw and uncut writings of authors new to the erotic romance genre. Each story has its own unique take on relationships, intimacy and sex, as well as the complexities that bedevil contemporary life and culture today.

14.00 EUR

Miamification

Author: Armen Avanessian
Title: Miamification
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Essays & Non-Fiction, Theory & Philosophy
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Strange how many deja vus you have here. 

How might we conceive of comradeship with a present that is increasingly predetermined by algorithms and governed by techno-politics? Armen Avanessian chronicles his stay in Miami as an experiment in writing about our times of individual optimization and digitization. An inventory of the self in the second person—and a philosopher’s reflections in the infinity pool of the art world—this book reckons with a new time complex as well as the aesthetics and infrastructures of the contemporary. Can we advance from conditions of financial feudalism and climate change to a progressive poetics of the digital? The city of tropical noir becomes a case study for a geopolitics and economics of the future—Miami vision, Miami vacation, Miami fiction, Miamification.

18.00 EUR

Before Pictures

Author:  Douglas Crimp
Title: Before Pictures
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Subject: Essays & Non-Fiction
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Before Pictures tells the story of Crimp’s life as a young gay man and art critic in New York City during the late 1960s through the turbulent 1970s.  The book begins with his escape from his hometown in Idaho, and we quickly find Crimp writing criticism for ArtNews while working at the Guggenheim—where, as a young curatorial assistant, he was one of the few to see Daniel Buren’s Peinture-Sculpture before it was removed amid cries of institutional censorship. We also travel to the Chelsea Hotel through to his days as a cinephile and balletomane to the founding of the art journal October, where he remained a central figure for many years. As he was developing his reputation as a critic, he was also partaking of the New York night life, from drugs and late nights alongside the Warhol crowd at the Max’s Kansas City to discos, roller-skating, and casual sex with famous (and not-so-famous) men. As AIDS began to ravage the closely linked art and gay communities, Crimp eventually turned his attention to activism dedicated to rethinking AIDS.

32.00 EUR

Word, Image and Institutional Critique

Author: (ed.) Christa-Maria Lerm Hayes
Title:  Brian O'Doherty / Patrick Ireland.Word, Image and Institutional Critique
Publisher: Valiz
Subject: Essays & Non-fiction
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This collection of essays assembles investigations of Brian O’Doherty’s / Patrick Ireland’s seminal work: his visual art practice, art criticism, institutional leadership and critique, media work, and literary writing. The international authors provide fresh perspectives on an oeuvre that has resonance on both sides of the Atlantic. 
O’Doherty’s role in and for conceptual art and minimalism in New York through, among others, publication of a box-shaped journal, Aspen 5+6 (1967) is as much a theme as his seminal critique of the Modernist white cube gallery (Inside the White Cube, 1976), his art-historical ventures, and Irish origins. O’Doherty’s key role in creating funding mechanisms for conceptual and live art in the US (as a Director of the National Endowment for the Arts) is featured, together with his differentiation and calling into question of many categories, such as landscape, drawing, the senses, and word and image relations. 

Features contributions by:  Alexander Alberro, Hans Belting, Anne-Marie Bonnet, Lucy Cotter, Patricia Falguières, Christina Kennedy, Ingmar Lähnemann, Christa-Maria Lerm Hayes, Thomas McEvilley, Brenda Moore-McCann, Barbara Novak, Whitney Rugg, Yvonne Scott, Mary-Ruth Walsh

25.00 EUR

What Was I Thinking?

Author: Jalal Toufic
Title: What Was I Thinking?
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Essays & Non-Fiction, Theory and Philosophy

What Was I Thinking? is an initiation into thinking. With a mind that is extremely analytical and yet extremely capable of rendering all kinds of knowledge and experiences permeable to each other, Jalal Toufic creates here a 'summa,' but an open-ended one. He looks into the arts as if they were the privileged site of thinking, even when they inevitably fail, and still confronts his insights/thoughts with texts taken from the traditional religions and mystics of the past. He has reached in this work an Olympian attitude—tuned to his basically Dionysian temperament—that announces the beginning of a detachment, of a remarkable serenity (a joy in thinking that Nietzsche had already understood) (...) To imagine the best possible worlds, to go into uncharted territory; these worlds are eminently those of the arts (as he practices them, as he delves into their layers, their paradoxes, their darings, ever admitting their maddening inbuilt inaccessibility). His kind of an endeavor takes a tremendous courage. And a unique freedom: letting his mind go into unpredicted ascertainments, so that his writing 'does not fall apart two days later.'(...)  —Etel Adnan

Ah İstanbul from Jalal Toufic on Vimeo.

18.00 EUR

Bedančiai / Toothless

Author: Inga Navickaitė
Title: Bedančiai / Toothless
Publisher:  Self-published, ink press, edition of 30
Subject: Artists' Books
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'Bedančiai is a village in the municipality of Raseiniai district, Šiluvos neighborhood. My parents moved here from Kelmė district, so I grew up here. Bedančiai village has four things which are necessary to be mentioned then telling guests about this land: monument of nature The Grąžusis (Beautiful) Oak, First World War cemetery, Dubysa river regional park and of course 32 residents which, I guess, have 32 teeth each.
These photos are of the village people who are living there. The strange meaning of the name of the village Bedančiai (toothless) would be totally forgotten by residents if there would not be any newcomers who occasionally asks questions about the need of dentists in the village or asks to grin and show how many teeth they have.
The people of the village captured during the studies in Vilnius Academy of Arts Faculty of Kaunas are migrating sometimes: they are leaving to England, then returning back or moving to a larger city in Lithuania. But it is very rare for someone to move in. In the spring of 2015 there were 32 people who posed in the white background – today there would be less. Aging decreases the teeth in the mouth and Bedančiai is decreasing in population.'

35.00 EUR

Extra Extra #9

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Lick your lips, snap your fingers, and let Extra Extra No 9 trigger a trick. 

Palme d’Or winner Apichatpong Weerasethakul sits on Extra Extra table and shares mythical sensory experiences, tenderness and warm humor with the writer Paul Dallas. Do you also wonder how relationships can heal and expend our consciousness?
Devouring an artwork by Laure Prouvost is to swallow the seductive elements that fathom and stick the audience through lactation, smell, secretion, and corpulence; curator Natasha Hoare explores in what way Laure succumbs to a state of lush and allurement.


Daring a view of Aaron McElroy’s crude and delicate photographs, meanwhile sucking a toe, and pulling out the tang; artist Sarah Anne Johnson blows up sparkles of abstract paint on your bed, beyond the surrealist nudes; photographer Nikolay Bakharev brings a sweltering and delicate worlds of affection through his lens; artist Sam Samiee composes posters for your bedroom, sensibly depicting boys’ voluptuousness when asleep. Do you want to play with Extra Extra writer Fatos Ustek? Her Musings piece is a philosophical emulation about the sensuality of play, and what elapses an encounter.


Biting, chewing words, performer Michael Portnoy explores the unity between sex and language in diverse societies and intriguing rituals, and how the rhythm of thoughts unfolds through prose-poetic in our feature Some Thoughts On. Do you ever night walk? Author Matthew Beaumont takes you on a literary journey in the sensuous and obscure streets of London in the delicious company of you my dear reader, together we share the dangerous and the sensual of night walking. The Urbex on Hamburg lies in the hands of author Kerstin Niemann, who opens to us the gate of pleasure, sharing stories of sailors, crocodiles, and drag queens

15.00 EUR

Edgewise. A Picture of Cookie Mueller

Author:  Chloe Griffin (ed.)
Title: Edgewise. A Picture of Cookie Mueller
Publisher: b_books
Subject: Essays & Non-Fiction

Cookie Mueller was a firecracker, a cult figure, a wit, a WILD child, a writer, a go go dancer, a mother, an unlikely queer icon, an alchemist, a lightning rod in dark times. A child of suburban 50‘s Maryland and post-beatnik 60’s freakdom, she made her name first as an actress in the films of John Waters, and then as an art critic and columnist, a writer of hilarious and sublime stories and short fiction and a maven of the Downtown art world. Edgewise tells the story of Cookie‘s life through an oral history composed from over 80 interviews with the people who knew her. After tracing back some of the steps of the author’s 7-year trip in search of Cookie, the voices take us from the late 60’s artist communes of Baltimore to 70’s Provincetown where romantics and queers crawled the dunes and discos, to the sleepless creative high of post-industrial Bohemian New York, through 80‘s West Berlin and Positano, and into the depths and contradictions of Cookie’s life and loves.

22.00 EUR

Somewhere I've Never Been

Author: Steph Kretowicz, Tom Clark (ed.)
Title: Somewhere I've Never Been
Publisher: TLTRPress, Pool
Subject: Artists' Writings

Can you tell a story of a place in the same fracturing way it was experienced?

Pulling together field recordings from international soundscapes, Somewhere I've Never Been follows the author's account of loss and being alone in a self-started journey through the US, Europe and the Middle East. One part of an expanded narrative on many platforms (more at: http://thepoweroflove.cz/), and against the grain of dominant visual narratives, the book is told through the sounds of corporate expansion and pop cultural hegemony heard in an ever-uneven era of globalisation and cultural mediation.

Drawn away from the music of loaded family pasts and brittle presents to the sprawling inertia of a US road trip, Kretowicz is hooked by Jason Derulo, Fairuz, Harry Partch, Lipgloss Twins, poorly pronounced Polskibus safety announcements, the crucial influence of Celine Dion; in the end pulled back to the jarring patter and endless shifts of London.

14.00 EUR

Object-Oriented Feminism

Author: Katherine Behar (ed.)
Title: Object- Oriented Feminism
Publisher: Minnesota UP
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
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 The essays in Object-Oriented Feminism explore OOF: a feminist intervention into recent philosophical discourses—like speculative realism, object-oriented ontology (OOO), and new materialism—that take objects, things, stuff, and matter as primary. Object-oriented feminism approaches all objects from the inside-out position of being an object too, with all of its accompanying political and ethical potentials. 

This volume places OOF thought in a long history of ongoing feminist work in multiple disciplines. In particular, object-oriented feminism foregrounds three significant aspects of feminist thinking in the philosophy of things: politics, engaging with histories of treating certain humans (women, people of color, and the poor) as objects; erotics, employing humor to foment unseemly entanglements between things; and ethics, refusing to make grand philosophical truth claims, instead staking a modest ethical position that arrives at being “in the right” by being “wrong.” 

26.00 EUR

The George Kuchar Reader

Author:  Andrew Lampert (ed.)
Title: The George Kuchar Reader
Publisher: Primary Information
Subject: Artists' Writings 
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Despite being a consummate polymath, George Kuchar (1942–2011) is best known as a pioneering underground film and video maker with a disarming do-it-yourself aesthetic and a hilariously eccentric sensibility. Quirky and ingenious, heartfelt and campy, Kuchar’s movies know no boundaries and are an entirely unique development in the history of cinema. The artist’s characteristic instinct for kitsch, his humor and conceptual brilliance, were not confined to the screen alone; they can be glimpsed in all the activities he carried out throughout his life. The George Kuchar Reader, edited by Andrew Lampert, collects a wide swath of previously uncollected and newly unearthed writings and visual work, including essays, comics, drawings, paintings, photographs, film stills, scripts, movie blurbs, correspondence, letters of recommendation for his students, documentation of his UFO sightings, excerpts from his dream journal, selections from his private notebooks and much more.

 

32.00 EUR

In Memoriam...Mary Cecil,Victoria Callihoo (nee Belcourt), and Eleanor (Helene) Thomas Garneau

Author:  Postcommodity, Alex Waterman, Ociciwan Contemporary Art Collective 
Title: In Memoriam...
Publisher:  Uh Books
Subject: Artists' Books
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in memoriam… adds a new score and production by Postcommodity and Alex Waterman to a suite of four early scores by the American composer Robert Ashley. The fifth score honours the lives of Mary Cecil, Victoria Callihoo (nee Belcourt), and Eleanor (Helene) Thomas Garneau, three Indigenous women from territory at the turn of the Century as it became the province of Alberta. This significant addition continues Ashley’s project investigating the connections between musical forms and constructs of historicization, opening a conversation regarding whom and how we memorialize individuals and inscribe their legacies.

[from essay by Candice Hopkins] What histories are remembered and who is doing the remembering? What form do these rememberings take? It is not as simple as taking down one monument and replacing it with another. We need to ask more questions, take note of the voids that stand in for the past, and actively make way for other voices, particularly those are trapped under the ‘sea ice of English’. 'Listen for sounds', writes the Tlingit poet and anthropologist Nora Marks Dauenhauer, 'They are as important as voices. Listen. Listen. Listen. Listen.'

15.00 EUR

Scrapbook of the Sixties. Writings 1954-2010.

Author:  Jonas Mekas
Title: Scrapbook of the Sixties. Writings 1954-2010
Publisher: Spector Books
Subject: Essays & Non-fiction, Artists' Writings

Jonas Mekas developed a form of film diary in which he recorded his daily observations. He became the barometer of the New York art scene and a pioneer of American avant-garde cinema. Every week, starting in 1958 he published his legendary 'Movie Journal' column in the Village Voice, writing on a range of subjects that were by no means restricted to the world of film. He conducted numerous interviews with artists, some of which will now appear for the first time in his Scrapbook of a Sixties. The book contains published and unpublished texts that reveal Mekas as a thoughtful diarist and an unparalleled chronicler of the day — a phenomenon that has continued now for over fifty years.

28.00 EUR

The Movement of Clouds around Mount Fuji

Author:  Helmut Volter
Title: The Movement of Clouds around Mount Fuji
Publisher: Spector Books
Subject: Artists' Books

In the late 1920s, the Japanese physicist Masanao Abe built an observatory with a view of Mount Fuji. From it, over the course of fifteen years, he recorded the clouds that surrounded the mountain. He was interested in the scientific question of how the air currents around Fuji could be visualized by means of film and photography. Albeit unintentionally, Abe’s motifs fit into a long iconographic tradition: the mountain and the clouds. For decades his archive was left untouched in a Tokyo garden shed. Helmut Völter, who discovered Abe’s legacy while working on his book »Cloud Studies«, sifted through the images of the passionate cineaste who saw a combination of individual images, moving pictures and stereo recordings as the ideal form of scientific evidence. The mere contemplation of these dynamic cloud photographs centring on snow-covered Fuji seems to lift the viewer into the air.

Photographed and filmed by Masanao Abe

56.00 EUR

This is Not My Book

Author:  Erik van der Weijde
Title: This is Not My Book
Publisher: Spector Books
Subject: Artists' Books
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In the last ten years, the Dutch photographer Erik van der Weijde has been responsible for over fifty publications: these include not only slim photozines and simply produced brochures but also voluminous cloth-bound books — many of them distributed via his own publishing house 4478ZINE.

This Is Not My Book provides for the first time an overview of his work, which constitutes one of the most important artistic positions at the interface between photography and independent publishing. The book uses large-format representations to show the lines of connection between the individual publications. It also contains van der Weijde’s 4478ZINE publishing manifesto and other texts as well as five conversations with the publishers Anne König and Jan Wenzel. This Is Not My Book indicates a full stop, an act of punctuation set down by the author with his published work.

32.00 EUR

All Books

Author: Liam Gillick
Title: All Books 
Publisher: Bookworks
Subject: Artists' Writings, Literature & Poetry
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The cover of the book, as told by the artist himself, is a drawing of him made by his friend about ten years ago envisagaging his look ten years later... which is today !

Collected here for the first time are Liam Gillick’s major fictional texts: McNamara PapersIbukaDiscussion Island/Big Conference CentreThe Winter School, with Erasmus is Lateand Literally No Place. Within each history, and the utopias and alternative visions of society envisioned by writers, filmmakers, philosophers, and scientists are presented and speculated on, often through the fictionalised voices of secondary historical characters. Traversing genres of fiction and critical discourse, ideas are explored in a nonlinear, open-ended discursive format, in which the textual structure mirrors the structuring of the presented ideas. In each text Gillick’s concern is to explore complex, paradoxical historical moments and the ideologies that shaped them, reflecting on how the redundant utopian elements of the past continue to structure contemporary society and remain impulses within speculations of our post-utopian future.

20.00 EUR

The New Existentialism

Author: (ed.) Tim Griffin
Title: The New Existentialism
Publisher: Les Presses du Reel
Subject: Theory & Philosophy, Essays & Non-Fiction
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In the face of radical transitions in social organization, technology, and the living environment, numerous thinkers have moved away from semiotic and psychoanalytic critical models in order to question human agency and imagine a broader material one existing in the world. Yet the language attending such endeavors—often put forward in the spirit of 'scientific' or 'objective' exercise—suggests we would benefit from revisiting another era's interrogations of rationalism to engage the dilemmas of our own time. The New Existentialism takes stock of contemporary art in light of these philosophical dialogues, proposing how the tenuous human subject is again faced with the prospect of defining its parameters and context in order to arrive at different terms for ethical thinking, conduct, and meaning.

Features contributions by Emily Apter, Patricia Falguières, Tristan Garcia, Patrice Maniglier, and Matthew Ritchie.

20.00 EUR

Critical Spatial Practice 9

Author:  Andrew Herscher
Title:  Displacements. Architecture and Refugee
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Architecture
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In architectural history, just as in global politics, refugees have tended to exist as mere human surplus; histories of architecture, then, have usually reproduced the nation-state’s exclusion of refugees as people out of place. Andrew Herscher’s Displacements: Architecture and Refugee, the ninth book in the Critical Spatial Practice series, examines some of the usually disavowed but arguably decisive intersections of mass-population displacement and architecture—an art and technology of population placement—through the twentieth century and into the present. Posing the refugee as the preeminent collective political subject of our time, Displacements attempts to open up an architectural history of the refugee that could refract on the history of architecture and the history of the refugee alike.

15.00 EUR

Manifestly Haraway

Author: Donna Haraway
Title: Manifestly Haraway
Publisher: Minnesota UP
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
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Electrifying, provocative, and controversial when first published thirty years ago, Donna Haraway’s Cyborg Manifesto is even more relevant today, when the divisions that she so eloquently challenges—of human and machine but also of gender, class, race, ethnicity, sexuality, and location—are increasingly complex. The subsequent Companion Species Manifesto, which further questions the human–nonhuman disjunction, is no less urgently needed in our time of environmental crisis and profound polarization.

Manifestly Haraway brings together these momentous manifestos to expose the continuity and ramifying force of Haraway’s thought, whose significance emerges with engaging immediacy in a sustained conversation between the author and her long-term friend and colleague Cary Wolfe. 

18.00 EUR

When Species Meet

AuthorDonna Haraway
Title: When Species Meet
Publisher: Minnesota UP
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
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In 2006, about 69 million U.S. households had pets, giving homes to around 73.9 million dogs, 90.5 million cats, and 16.6 million birds, and spending more than 38 billion dollars on companion animals. As never before in history, our pets are truly members of the family. But the notion of "companion species"—knotted from human beings, animals and other organisms, landscapes, and technologies—includes much more than "companion animals."

In When Species Meet, Donna Haraway digs into this larger phenomenon to contemplate the interactions of humans with many kinds of critters, especially with those called domestic. At the heart of the book are her experiences in agility training with her dogs Cayenne and Roland, but Haraway’s vision here also encompasses wolves, chickens, cats, baboons, sheep, microorganisms, and whales wearing video cameras.

23.00 EUR

F. R. David Autumn 2017

Author: Will Holder, Scott Rogers (eds.)
Title:  F. R. David (Autumn 2017): RECOGNITION
Publisher: Uh Books, KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Subject: Periodicals & Reprints
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Texts by Mason Leaver-Yap, Scott Rogers, Reza Negarestani, Ian White, Eileen Myles, Ayesha Siddiqi, Marcel Broodthaers, Donna Haraway and more !

'Recognition' is concerned with bodies, ecology, empathy, gazing at the world, and reading (environments) from non-anthropocentric POVs—nonetheless described and written by humans. Animals, birds, and trees feature heavily.

Copernicus told us that the earth was not the center. Darwin told us that man is not the center. If we listened to the anthropologists we might hear them telling us, with appropriate indirectness, that the White West is not the center. The center of the world is a bluff on the Klamath River, a rock in Mecca, a hole in the ground in Greece, nowhere, its circumference everywhere. Perhaps the utopist should heed this unsettling news at last. Perhaps the utopist would do well to lose the plan, throw away the map, get off the motorcycle, put on a very strange-looking hat, bark sharply three times, and trot off looking thin, yellow, and dingy across the desert and up into the digger pines.

Ursula K. Le Guin, A Non-Euclidean View of California as a Cold Place to Be (1982)

10.00 EUR

Puffy Grip Logic

Author: Martin Kohaut, Matilda Tjäder
Title: Puffy Grip Logic
Publisher: TLTRPress
Subject: Artists' Books
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Contributions by Sasha Engelmann and Jol Thomson, Kaspars Groševs, Monika Kalinauskaitė, Nora N. Khan, Žygimantas Kudirka, Nathan Beyonce Ma, Susan Ploetz, Felix Riemann, Daniel Taylor, and Matilda Tjäder. Designed by Monika Janulevičiūtė. Directed by Martin Kohout and Matilda Tjäder.

The publication by Martin Kohout, Matilda Tjäder, and invited guests uses so-called gamebook structure, where readers themselves choose the steps they want to take in its space and plot. The events and insights presented by the text resemble some kind of fantastic multitasking fever and information overload. The main story-line is written by Martin Kohout, but the book is a collective result, where invited co-authors create their own islands, parallel story lines, or unpredictable interruptions.

10.00 EUR

Mažoji a

Author:  Tautvydas Bajarkevičius
Title: mažoji a
Publisher: No Routine Books 
Subject: Essays & Non-Fiction
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9.00 EUR

Monica Ross. Ethical Actions

Author: Susan Hiler, Suzanne Treister (eds.)
Title: Monika Ross. Ethical Actions. A Critical Fine Art Practice
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Monographs, Exhibitio Catalogues
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British artist Monica Ross (1950–2013) left behind forty years of socially engaged, feminist, and performative artwork, which has had a deep effect on contemporary art and society. This fully illustrated publication documents Ross’s works from 1970 to 2013, including early feminist collaborative works, drawings made at the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp in the 1980s, poster designs for the antinuclear movement, works relating to the writings of Walter Benjamin, and documentation from the sixty performances of Anniversary—an act of memory (2008–13), solo, collective, and multilingual recitations from memory of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which concluded with a final collaborative performance at the UN in Geneva on the day of Ross’s death. With essays by Esther Leslie, Eric Levi Jacobson, Alexandra M. Kokoli, Denise Robinson, and Yve Lomax, this book is a valuable art-historical document.

22.00 EUR

Charlemagne Palestine. Gessammttkkunnstt MeshuggahhLaandtttt

Author: Luca Lo Pinto, Samuel Saelemakers (eds.)
Title: Charlemagne Palestine. GessammttkkunnsttMeshuggahhLaandtttt
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Monographs, Exhibition  Catalogues
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Charlemagne Palestine works form a highly personal universe of rituals, intoxication, and shamanism. In the last four decades, the artist has created an extensive body of experimental musical compositions, bodily performances, and, in later years, visual art works that are inhabited by stuffed animals. To Palestine, teddy bears figure as powerful shamanic totems, which he fondly calls Divinities.

24.00 EUR

Lampedusia. Image Stories from the Edge of Europe

Author: Migrant Image Research Group
Title: Lampedusia. Imgae Stories from the Edge of Europe
Publisher: Spector Books
Subject: Exhibition Catalogue
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Images are just as much in motion as people. In a globalized world they can move faster and more freely than humans. When artist Armin Linke was invited more than seven years ago to participate in a photographic project on the island of Lampedusa, he left his camera at home because he thought that there would already be plenty of photos available there. Instead, he took with him on the trip a team from the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design so that they could talk with local image makers about their photographs. Four years later, he approached Spector Books about the possibility of turning the photos and interview material he had collected into a book. The publishing house studied the pictures and suggested adopting the form of a photo-graphic novel, in which drawings comment on the photographs, thus creating an external perspective on the images. The three years long research of the Migrant Images Research Group was funded by the TURN Fund of the German Federal Cultural Foundation.

The Migrant Images Research Group is composed of illustrators Emilie Josso, Paula Bulling, Haitham El-Seht, and Mohammed El-Seht, photographers Andreas Langfeld and Karolina Sobel, artists Lisa Bergmann and Leon Kahane, photo historian Estelle Blaschke, graphic designers Elisa Calore, Ina Kwon, Valeria Malito, and Helmut Völter, and the publishers Jan Wenzel and Anne König, who, together with Armin Linke, have been the project’s artistic directors since 2014.

28.00 EUR

The Hobbyist

Author: Thomas Seelig, Olivia Baeriswyl, Doris Gassert, Pierre Hourquet, Anna Planas (eds.)
Title: The Hobbyist
Publisher: Spector Books
Subject: Exhibition Catalogue
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What happens when photographers and artists incorporate hobbies into their work as a means of challenging established practices and hierarchies? How do hobbyists represent their passions photographically, not least today in our era of digital communication? The Hobbyist is the first major exhibition to explore the relationship between photography and hobby culture, in connection both to the photographing of hobbies and to photography as a hobby. From the hippy cultures and avant-garde tendencies of the 1960s’ through the 1980s’ DIY movement to today’s maker movement, The Hobbyist explores photography’s engagement with a wide variety of lively, often quirky obsessions. The book, which appears in a magazine format, brings together interviews with artists, short anecdotal texts, and in-depth essays. The Hobbyist is published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name at the Fotomuseum Winterthur (9 September 2017 – 28 January 2018).

The exhibition The Hobbyist is curated by Pierre Hourquet, Anna Planas, and Thomas Seelig with artworks by Chris Burden, Jeremy Deller and Alan Kane, Stephanie Kiwitt, Mike Mandel, NEOZOON, Lotte Reimann, Bill Owens, and others. Text: Thilo Koenig, Evgeny Morozov, NEOZOON, Therese Steffen, a. o.

18.00 EUR

Not Here - a Queer Anthology of Loneliness

Title: Not Here - a Queer Anthology of Loneliness
Publisher: Pilot Press
Subject: Artists' Books
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Richard Dodwell launches his publication Not here, a queer anthology of lonelinessWhat does it mean to be lonely? What does loneliness look like? Feel like?

31 artists, poets, performers and writers consider the experience of loneliness, with contributors including Olivia Laing, Colby Keller, Marc Hundley, Monique Mouton, Timothy Thornton, Alice Goodman, Charlie Porter and David Hoyle.

Not here is the debut publication from Pilot Press, founded in London by the artist Richard Dodwell to shed new light on contemporary queer lives.

12.00 EUR

Club Univers

Author: Chus Martínez
Title: Club Univers
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Essays & Non-Fiction
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'I've been writing these notes continuously for years but I never thought about publishing them. These pages gather some thoughts on artists who continue to be a source of motivation for me to invest in complexity and who also all possess a rare sense of humor. I write these texts mostly at the end of a working day or in the very early morning, which for me are not the hours for argumentation. They expose no foreseeable line of research or an unequivocal sequence of arguments. However, through continuous exchange with the students at the Institute of Art of the FHNW Academy of Arts and Design in Basel, I came to the conclusion that it would be useful to publish this peculiar research as a strange textbook. Its sole goal is to motivate the students to keep our conversation going and to further open this possibility up to others.'

12.00 EUR

Smoking Nurse

Author: Matt Burt
Title: Smoking Nurse
Publisher: TLTRPress
Subject: Artists' Writings, Poetry & Literature

Smoking Nurse is the first printed selection of Matt Burt's poetry. Written during the late 90s for his spoken word performances, the pieces were a continuation of his earlier writings, which he recorded on a semi-broken micro-cassette player. These primitive recordings were later sampled by Burt's musician friend Helge Sten, which is how I found out about his work a decade ago. In the early 90s, Sten (later known as Deathprod) encouraged Burt to leave his job as a farm journalist for the second smallest newspaper in Wisconsin, USA, and move to Trondheim, Norway, to study at the local art academy. In 2004, Burt started his own band (Dog & Sky) and since has written and performed spoken word, music, and short stories, as well as collaborated with Norwegian bands like Motorpsycho and Spidergawd. Susanna and the Magical Orchestra covered his song These Days on their Melody Mountain album (Martin Kolhout)


12.00 EUR

Peer Confession

Authors:  Rachel B. Glaser & John Maradik
Title: Peer Confessions
Publisher: New Herring Press
Subject: Literature and Poetry
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Norene and I both want boyfriends. Years ago we just pretended to want them, but now I actually feel achy. My life will totally flip once I get one. It will be like when B.C. switched to A.D. Once I get him, I will pour my love into him like magic in a funnel. Norene and I want tall, hilarious boys. I am going to make mine spin like a statue on a music box. I will shine my flashlight all over him, and understand his penis and why it looks like that. Norene will have hers do her homework.

8.00 EUR

When The Sick Rule The World

Author: Dodie Bellamy
Title: When The Sick Rule The World
Publisher: Semiotext(e)
Subject: Literature
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A moving meld of essay, memoir, and story, When the Sick Rule the World collects Dodie Bellamy’s new and recent lyric prose. Taking on topics as eclectic as vomit, Kathy Acker’s wardrobe, and Occupy Oakland, Bellamy here examines illness, health, and the body—both the social body and the individual body—in essays that glitter with wit even at their darkest moments.

In a safe house in Marin County, strangers allergic to the poisons of the world gather for an evening’s solace. In Oakland, protesters dance an ecstatic bacchanal over the cancerous body of the city-state they love and hate. In the elegiac memoir, 'Phone Home,' Bellamy meditates on her dying mother’s last days via the improbable cipher of Steven Spielberg’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Finally, Bellamy offers a piercing critique of the displacement and blight that have accompanied Twitter’s move into her warehouse-district neighborhood, and the pitiless imperialism of tech consciousness. 

17.00 EUR

M. A. Vizsolyi

Author: M.A. Vizsolyi
Publisher: Fivehundred places
Subject: Poetry 
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10.00 EUR

Memories of the Star

Author: Elena Narbutaitė
Title: Memories of the Star
Publisher: CAC Vilnius
Subject: Artists' books
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Memories of the Star (Žvaigždės atsiminimai) is a 56-page artist book by Elena Narbutaitė published in two separate Lithuanian and English editions alongside the artist's solo exhibition Prosperity (June 16 – August 13, 2017). It includes writings by Elena Narbutaitė, Candice Lin, Marcel Proust, Bernardo Jose de Souza, Luca Turin and Raimundas Malašauskas.

Three fragments from Les plaisirs et les jours by Marcel Proust, translated from French by Louise Varese, are reprinted from the book’s first English edition (Pleasures and Regrets, Crown Publishers, New York, 1948). The book contains a fragment of Rosalind Nashashibi’s painting Dust (2017) and a photograph from Dalia Dūdėnaitė’s personal album. Cover photograph is by Darius Petrulaitis.

5.00 EUR

PHILE 1

Title: Phile 1
Subject: Periodicals & Reprints
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the international journal of DESIRE AND CURIOSITY

w/ contributions by: AA Bronson, Adrienne Kammerer, Andrew B. Myers, Annie Sprinkle, Bibbe Hansen, Bruce LaBruce, Cait Mckinney, Colby Keller, Darby Milbrath, Dennis Cooper, Daniel Shea, Fan Wu, Mark Peckmezian, Matt Lambert, Matthew Tammaro, Molly Matalon, Tairan An, Sholem Krishtalka, Susanna Paasonen, Whitney Mallett, Yael Malka & more

18.00 EUR

When The World Becomes Flesh

Author: Paolo Virno
Title: When The World Becomes Flesh. Language and Human Nature
Publisher: Semiotext(e)
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
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When the Word Becomes Flesh provides a compelling contribution to the understanding of language and its relation to human nature and social relationships. Adopting Aristotle’s definition of the human being as a linguistic and political animal, Paolo Virno frames the act of speech as a foundational philosophical issue—an act that in its purely performative essence ultimately determines our ability to pass from the state of possibility to one of actuality: that is, from the power to act to action itself. As the ultimate public act, speech reveals itself to be an intrinsically political practice mediating between biological invariants and changing historical determinations. In his most complete reflection on the topic to date, Virno shows how language directly expresses the conditions of possibility for our experience, from both a transcendental and a biological point of view.

17.00 EUR

Super Duper

Author: Inga Navickaitė
Title: Super Duper
Publisher:  Self-published, risography, edition of 30
Subject: Artists' Books

Super Duper is a project inspired by Lithuanian mythology, which here has taken form of several interactive mediums such as printed publication, animation and screen prints. In the book, mythological creatures are shown as super heroes possesing supernatural powers and wearing tight latex suits. Here their physical and behavioral traits are shown. As well as depictions of their super powers and relationships among each other.

50.00 EUR

Mr. Peanut Drawings

Author:  Vincent Trasov, Jeff Khonsary (ed.)
Title: Mr. Peanut Drawings
Publisher: New Documents
Subject: Artists' Books, Artists' Writings 
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In 1970, Trasov assumed the identity of Mr. Peanut, donning a handmade paper mache replica of the mascot of the Planters Peanut Company. Soon after, he produced The Mr. Peanut Mayoralty Campaign of 1974, a twenty-day performance developed in collaboration with members of the Vancouver arts community. The legume quickly became Trasov’s cipher and central component of his practice. Mr. Peanut Drawings collects nearly a hundred of Trasov’s Peanut drawings together with a text by Nancy Tousley.

40.00 EUR

Grey, But not Grey

Author:  Algirdas Šeškus 
Title: Grey, But not  Grey
Publisher: Kaunas photography gallery, Galerie du Château d'Eau
Subject: Artists' Books
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Vilnius based artist Algirdas Šeškus (b. 1945) is often cited by the texts on art criticism and the history of photography to mark the breaking stage in Lithuanian photography.

The artist made his debut in 1980 during the young photographers’ exhibit in Vilnius, held by the Union of Lithuanian Art Photographers. The very first of his showcased photos revealed a new phenomenon challenging Soviet culture.

However, his art has not as of yet received a comprehensive analytical investigation and appraisal. A recent dialogue with the artist breaking the silence of nearly thirty years was inspired by his retrospective at the National Art Gallery in Vilnius, where the works of Algirdas Šeškus – the pioneer of Lithuanian photography avant-garde were on.

20.00 EUR

Carl Phillips

Author: Carl Phillips
Publisher: Fivehundred places
Subject: Poetry 
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10.00 EUR

Improper Life

Author: Timothy C. Cambell
Title: Improper Life. Technology and Biopolitics from Heidegger to Agamben
Publisher: Minnesota UP
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
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Has biopolitics actually become thanatopolitics, a field of study obsessed with death? Is there something about the nature of biopolitical thought today that makes it impossible to deploy affirmatively? If this is true, what can life-minded thinkers put forward as the merits of biopolitical reflection? These questions drive Improper Life, Timothy C. Campbell’s dexterous inquiry-as-intervention.

Campbell argues that a "crypto-thanatopolitics" can be teased out of Heidegger’s critique of technology and that some of the leading scholars of biopolitics—including Michel Foucault, Giorgio Agamben, and Peter Sloterdijk—have been substantively influenced by Heidegger’s thought, particularly his reading of proper and improper writing. In fact, Campbell shows how all of these philosophers have pointed toward a tragic, thanatopolitical destination as somehow an inevitable result of technology.

20.00 EUR

Body Starting to Change

Author: Elena Narbutaitė
Publisher: CAC Vilnius
Subject:  Artists' Books
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Body Starting to Change is a conversation on music between two artists. When in 1960s despite the official ban foreign radio stations gained in availability within USSR, the newscasts and political comments broadcasted by them became an important part of alternative education. Musical programmes were of no less or perhaps of even more importance as they exposed the vitality of youth culture (or subculture) behind the Iron Curtain. Deimantas Narkevičius shares his musical experiences with Elena Narbutaitė, starting with this period of ‘catching waves’ and continuing until 1993, when the introduction to the London music scene became the turning-point (sooner or later experienced by many) in the artist’s relationship to the changing urban culture. The publication includes watercolours by Elena Narbutaitė, the reproduction of the cover of Satori, an album by Flower Travelling Band, stills from July 20, 2015, the new film by Narkevičius, and graphics by Mark Geffriaud.

5.00 EUR

EXTRA EXTRA No. 8

Title: EXTRA EXTRA Nouveau Magazine Erotique
Issue No. 8
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http://www.extraextramagazine.com/playlist/

15.00 EUR

Bulletins of the Serving Library #12

Author: Fancesca Bertolotti-Bailey, Stuart Bertolotti-Bailey, Angie Keefer, David Reinfurt (eds.)
Title: Bulletins of the Serving Library
Publisher: The Serving Library
Subject: Periodicals & Reprints
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This issue comprises various outlooks on perspective. This might be taken to mean something as specific as a particular opinion or as general as an axonometric projection; in short, different ways and means of looking at the world. And so you find Vincenzo Latronico attempting to get in touch with E.T., a collection of Lucy McKenzie’s illusory quodlibets, a conversation between Jumana Manna and Robert Wyatt on art and ethics, a timely analysis of 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous' by Sarah Demeuse, along with other points of view from Mark de Silva, Jocelyn Penny Small, Abigail Reynolds, James Langdon & Mathew Kneebone, Johan Hjerpe, and the inimitable 9mother9horse9eyes9.

20.00 EUR

San Rocco #13. Pure Beauty

Author: Matteo Ghidoni (ed.)
Title: San Rocco 13. Pure Beauty
Publisher: San Rocco
Subject: Periodicals & Reprints, Architecture
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18.00 EUR

The Exibitionist

Author:  Jens Hoffman (ed.)
Title: The Exhibitionist. Journal on Exhibition Making. The First Six Years.
Publisher: The Exhibitionist
Subject: Essays & Non-Fiction, Periodicals & Reprints
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'The Exhibitionist: Journal on Exhibition Making' is an anthology of the first 12 issues of the journal about contemporary curating that bears the same name. Established in 2009 as a forum for critical reflection on exhibition-making and curatorial practice, The Exhibitionist has always defined itself as 'by curators, for curators.' Modeled after the iconic French film journal Cahiers du cinema, The Exhibitionist has served a critical role in examining current curatorial practices by focusing specifically on the exhibition format as a site of experimentation and inquiry.

Very much reduced price (from 40 EUR) because of a hole discovered in the paper cover*

25.00 EUR

Speculations V: Aesthetics in the 21st Century

Publisher: punctum books
Title: Speculations V: Aesthetics in the 21st Century
Subject: Periodicals & Reprints
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Ever since the turn of the century aesthetics has steadily gained momentum as a central field of study across the disciplines. No longer sidelined, aesthetics has grown in confidence. 

This special volume of Speculations explores the ramifications of what could be termed the new speculative aesthetics. In doing so, it stages a three-fold encounter: between aesthetics and speculation, between speculative realism and its (possible) precursors, and between speculative realism and art and literature.

19.00 EUR

Speculations VI

Publisher: punctum books
Title: Speculations VI
Subject: Periodicals & Reprints
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In this sixth issue of Speculations, a serial imprint created to explore post-continental philosophy and speculative realism, a wide range of contemporary philosophical issues pertaining to the contemporary philosophical scene is touched upon, from the continental realism of Tristan Garcia, Graham Harman and Quentin Meillassoux to the ‘new realism’ of Maurizio Ferraris, from Lacanian and Laurellian speculations to the synthetic philosophy of Fernando Zalamea’s mathematics.

19.00 EUR

Gerhard Benedikt Friedl: An Approach by Helmut Färber

Author: Helmut Färber
Title: Gerhard Benedikt Friedl: An Approach by Helmut Färber
Publisher: Harun Farocki Institut & Motto Books
Subject: Artists' Writings, Essays & Non-Fiction
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In An Approach by Helmut Färber, an unpublished text written in 2007, documentary filmmaker Gerhard Friedl (Knittelfeld. A Town without a History, Wolff von Amerongen. Did He Commit Bankruptcy Offences?) describes his experience of Färber’s courses at film school – a method of scrupulous, close analysis at the editing table that also played a crucial role in Harun Farocki’s teaching. Farocki got to know Färber in the 1970s and remained deeply indebted to his thoughts and methods throughout his career.

4.00 EUR

Memoirs of a Hypnotist

Author: Marcos Lutyens
Title: Memoirs of a Hypnotist. 100 Days
Publisher: Sternberg Press, Kunstverein Toronto, CAC Vilnius / XII Baltic Triennial
Subject: Artists' Writings 
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Edited by Kari Cwynar
Foreword by Raimundas Malašauskas

When Marcos Lutyens arrived in Kassel in the summer of 2012, he didn’t know he would end up staying for the entire 100 days of documenta 13 to perform 340 hypnotic sessions with the audience. Unfolding in the Reflection Room in Kassel’s Karlsaue Park, it was the most involved installment of the Hypnotic Show to date—“an exhibition that exists only in the mind of the audience,” according to Lutyens’s collaborator Raimundas Malašauskas. 

Lutyens also didn’t know that he would write a book about it: Memoirs of a Hypnotist: 100 Days, an intimate and hardly qualifiable document. Here, the artist chronicles the Hypnotic Show and puts together all kinds of improbable experiences for his readers: research of cognition and neurological activity, deep exploration of varying states of consciousness, and, at the center, the possibility for contingency and embodied dematerialization within the current thinking of art.

14.00 EUR

San Rocco #11. Bramante

Author: Matteo Ghidoni (ed.)
Title: San Rocco 11. Bramante
Publisher: San Rocco
Subject: Periodicals & Reprints, Architecture
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12.00 EUR

San Rocco #10. Ecology

Author: Matteo Ghidoni (ed.)
Title: San Rocco 10. Ecology
Publisher: San Rocco
Subject: Periodicals & Reprints, Architecture
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SAN ROCCO • ECOLOGY Rui Aristides and Campomarzio on the Saline Royale at Arc-et-Senans * Ido Avissar on tranquillity in disorder * Francesca Benedetto on the island of the lakes * Caitlin Blanchfield on landscape and the New Deal * Dominic Broadhurst on Mad Max * Paolo Carpi digs into compost * Ludovico Centis at Niagara Falls * Rania Ghosn and El Hadi Jazairy on Beijing’s air * Fabien Giraud and Max Turnheim on ecology and emancipation * Robert Alexander Gorny introduces Gestaltungsgesellschaften * Stefano Graziani in conversation with Rene Gabri * Harry Gugger and Barbara Macaes Costa on urban nature * Wonne Ickx on the stump of a Sequoia * Emma Letizia Jones on Berlin’s parkway * Ali Karimi tells a fable about Bahrain * MAP Office envisions multiple Hong Kongs * Maria Chiara Pastore on sewers * Giovanni Piovene offers some notes on territory * Bas Princen finds oil * Davide Rapp explores ventilation ducts * Irenee Scalbert on apples * Sabine Schulz Blank on wilderness * Tuomas Toivonen heats the sauna * With photos by Stefano Graziani and Bas Princen

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12.00 EUR

Humanity's End

Author: Nicholas Agar
Title: Humanity's End
Publisher: MIT Press
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
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Proposals to make us smarter than the greatest geniuses or to add thousands of years to our life spans seem fit only for the spam folder or trash can. And yet this is what contemporary advocates of radical enhancement offer in all seriousness. They present a variety of technologies and therapies that will expand our capacities far beyond what is currently possible for human beings. In Humanity’s End, Nicholas Agar argues against radical enhancement, describing its destructive consequences. 

Agar examines the proposals of four prominent radical enhancers: Ray Kurzweil, who argues that technology will enable our escape from human biology; Aubrey de Grey, who calls for anti-aging therapies that will achieve 'longevity escape velocity' Nick Bostrom, who defends the morality and rationality of enhancement; and James Hughes, who envisions a harmonious democracy of the enhanced and the unenhanced.

23.00 EUR

Mary Ruefle

Author: Mary Ruefle
Publisher: Fivehundred places
Subject: Poetry 
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10.00 EUR

Anna McDonald

Author: Anna McDonald
Publisher: Fivehundred places
Subject: Poetry 
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10.00 EUR

Roger Reeves

Author: Roger Reeves
Publisher: Fivehundred places
Subject: Poetry 
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10.00 EUR

Mathew Dickman

Author: Matthew Dickman
Publisher: Fivehundred places
Subject: Poetry 
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10.00 EUR

Object Oriented Environs

Author: Jeffrey Jerome CohenJulian Yates (ed.) 
Title: Object Oriented Environs
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
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Contributions by Lizz Angello, Sallie Anglin, Keith M. Botelho, Patricia A. Cahill, Jeffrey Cohen, Drew Daniel, Christine Hoffmann, Neal Klomp, Julia Lupton, Vin Nardizzi, Tara Pedersen, Tripthi Pillai, Karen Raber, Pauline Reid, Emily Rendek, Lindsey Row-Heyveld, Debapriya Sarkar, Rob Wakeman, Jennifer Waldron, Luke Wilson, and Julian Yates.

Object Oriented Environs is the lively archive of a critical confluence between the environmental turn so vigorous within early modern studies, and thing theory (object oriented ontology, vibrant materialism, the new materialism and speculative realism). The book unfolds a conversation that attempts to move beyond anthropocentrism and examine nonhumans at every scale, their relations to each other, and the ethics of human enmeshment within an agentic material world. The diverse essays, reflections, images and ephemera collected here offer a laboratory for probing the mystery and potential autonomy of objects, in their alliances and in performance.

19.00 EUR

Collapse Volume VII

Author: Reza Negarestani, Robin Mackay (eds.)
Title: Culinary Materialism
Publisher: Urbanomic
Subject: Theory & Philosophy, Periodicals & Reprints
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Cookery has never been so high on the agenda of Western popular culture. And yet the endlessly-multiplying TV shows, the obsessive interest in the provenance of ingredients, and the celebration of ‘radical’ experiments in gastronomy, tell us little about the nature of the culinary. Is it possible to maintain that cookery has a philosophical pertinence without merely appending philosophy to our burgeoning gastroculture? 

Drawing on resources ranging from anthropology to chemistry, from hermetic alchemy to contemporary mathematics, Collapse VII: Culinary Materialism undertakes a trans-modal experiment in culinary thinking. A wide range of contributors including philosophers, chefs, artists, historians, and synaesthetes examine the cultural, industrial, physiological, alchemical and even cosmic dimensions of cookery, and propose new models of culinary thought for the future.

Contributions by Iain Hamilton Grant, John Gerrard, Michael A. Morris, FIELDCLUB, Rick Doljphin, Manabrata Guha, Carol Goodden, Gordon Matta-Clark, AO&, John Cochran, Richard Wrangham, Vanina Leschziner, Andrew Dakin, Sean A. Day, Jeremy Millar, Dan Mellamphy, Nandita Biswas Mellamphy, Eugene Thacker, Eduardo Viveiros de Castro, Dorothee Legrand, Gabriel Catren, Fernando Zalamea.

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17.00 EUR

Collapse Volume VI

Author: Robin Mackay (ed.)
Title: Geo/Philosophy
Publisher: Urbanomic
Subject: Theory & Philosophy, Periodicals & Reprints
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Real and imaginary geographies and cartographies have played a dual role in philosophy, serving both as governing metaphor and as ultimate grounding for philosophical thought; but urgent contemporary concerns introduce new problems for geophilosophy: planetary political, technological, military, and financial mutations have scrambled territorial formations, and scientific predictions now present us with the apocalyptic scenario of a planet without human thought.

Collapse VI brings together philosophers, theorists, eco-critics, leading scientific experts in climate change, and artists whose work interrogates the link between philosophical thought, geography and cartography, in order to create a portrait of the present state of ‘planetary thought’.

Contributions by Charles Avery, Angela Detanico, Rafael Lain, Stephen Emmott, Renee Green, Gilles Grelet, Manabrata Guha, Owen Hatherley, Nicola Masciandaro, Timothy Morton, Greg Mclnerny, Reza Nagerastani, Drew Purves, F.W.J. Schelling, Eyal Weizman, Rich WIlliams.

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17.00 EUR

Collapse Volume IV

Author: Robin Mackay (ed.)
Title: Concept Horror
Publisher: Urbanomic
Subject: Theory & Philosophy, Periodicals & Reprints.
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Collapse IV features a series of investigations by philosophers, writers and artists into Concept Horror. Contributors address the existential, aesthetic, theological and political dimensions of horror, interrogate its peculiar affinity with philosophical thought, and uncover the horrors that may lie in wait for those who pursue rational thought beyond the bounds of the reasonable.

Contributions by Kristen Alvanson, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Iain Hamilton Grant, Graham Harman, Michel Houellebecq, Oleg Kulik, Thomas Ligotti, Quentin Meillassoux, China Mieville, Reza Negarastani, Benjamin Noys, Steven Shearer, George Sieg, Eugene Thacker, Keith Tilford, Todosch, James Trafford.

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17.00 EUR