SIX CHAIRS BOOKS – art & theory bookstore

A Man With Dark Hair and a Sunset in the Background

Author: Paulius Petraitis
Title: A Man With Dark Hair and a Sunset in the Background
Publisher: Six Chairs Books, Lugemik
Subject: Photography, Artists' Books
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A man with dark hair and a sunset in the background explores the impact of visual recognition on photography. Each image was analysed by computer vision software developed by Microsoft. The resulting combinations of image and text highlight the gap between human and machine seeing, and are in turn poetic and humorous. These are not mistakes per se, but rather a differentiated perspective of the surrounding world – possibility to see and recognize things differently.

*With a newly commissioned text by Monika Kalinauskaitė*

What IS up? Dog?
90% Accuracy

Would you let me take you places and then stuff those places into a baseball cap with a grinning logo on the front, a little stained but still wearable, probably trash, but resting on your head like a crown?
82% Accuracy

If I were to move away from the sunset into a late-evening in what appears to be a densely populated city street, would you be able to guide me out of a possibly criminal situation involving a large amount of bank notes, a nervous individual and steam rising from the ground, submerging us in a cloud?
43 % Accuracy

15.00 EUR

Diary: How to Improve the World

Authors: John Cage; Joe Biel, Richard Kraft (eds.), with afterword by David W. Rose
Title: Diary: How to Imorove the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse)
Publisher: Siglio
Subject: Artists' Writings
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A repository of observations, anecdotes, proclivities, obsessions, jokes and koan-like stories, Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse) registers John Cage’s assessment of the times in which he lived as well as his often uncanny portents about the world we live in now. With a great sense of play as well as purpose, Cage traverses vast territory, from the domestic minutiae of everyday life to ideas about how to feed the world.

Cage used chance operations to determine not only the word count and the application of various typefaces but also the number of letters per line, the patterns of indentation, and color. The unusual visual variances on the page become almost musical as language takes on a physical and aural presence. While chance operations expand the possibilities of creating and shaping work beyond the limitations of individual taste and perspective, Diary nonetheless accumulates into a complex reflection of Cage’s own particular sensibilities as a thinker and citizen of the world, illuminating his social and political awareness, as well as his idealism and sense of humor: it becomes an oblique but indelible portrait of one the most influential figures of the 20th century American avant-garde.

24.00 EUR

The Saddest Thing Is That I Have Had to Use Words: A Madeline Gins Reader

Author: Madeline Gins; Lucy Ives (ed.)
Title: The Saddest Thing Is That I Have Had to Use Words: A Madeline Gins Reader
Publisher: Siglio
Subject: Artists' Writings, Architecture, Literature & Poetry
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Poet, philosopher, speculative architect and transdisciplinary artist, Madeline Gins (1941–2014) is well-known for her collaborations with her husband, the artist Arakawa, on the experimental architectural project Reversible Destiny, in which they sought to arrest mortality by transforming the built environment. Yet, her own writings—in the form of poetry, essays, experimental prose, and philosophical inquiries—represent her most visionary and transformative work. Expansive and playful, Gins’s vigorous and often ecstatic exploration of the physicality of language challenges us to sense more acutely the ways in which we can—and could—write and read. Like Gertrude Stein before her, Gins transfigures grammar and liberates words. Like her contemporaries in conceptual art, her writing is attuned to the energized, collaborative space between reader and page. She invites the reader into a field of infinite, ever-multiplying possibility.

The Saddest Thing Is That I Have Had to Use Words: A Madeline Gins Reader is a revelatory anthology, edited and with an introduction by the writer and critic Lucy Ives. It brings never-before-published poems and essays together with a complete facsimile reproduction of Gins’s 1969 masterpiece, WORD RAIN (or A Discursive Introduction to the Intimate Philosophical Investigations of G,R,E,T,A, G,A,R,B,O, It Says), along with substantial excerpts from her two later books What the President Will Say and Do!! (1984) and Helen Keller or Arakawa (1994). Long out of print or unpublished, Gins’s poems and prose form a powerful corpus of experimental literature, one which is sure to upend existing narratives of American poetics at the close of the twentieth century.

28.00 EUR

F-O-N-T-S

Author: Gailė Pranckūnaitė
Title: F-O-N-T-S
Publisher: Six Chairs Books
Subject: Artists' Books, Graphic Design
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In Gaile Pranckunaite’s publication ‘F-O-N-T-S’ you will discover a collection of 21 fonts created between 2017 and 2020.  To explore the shapes and forms of each font, the text is copied from a section on Reddit (reddit.com/r/climate/)) where the users are discussing a hypothetical question of how many trees would need to be planted on earth to absorb all the CO2 yearly emissions. 

Edition of 100, riso printing by Studio Ariel Ink 
Pre-order price - €14 , before 27 November 2020
Regular price -  €18

14.00 EUR

I Confess

Author: Moyra Davey
Title: I Confess
Publisher: Dancing Foxes Press, National Gallery of Canada
Subject: Artists' Writings, Artists' Books, Exhibition Catalogue
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Over the last forty years, Moyra Davey’s work in photography, film, and text presents a wide-ranging model of engagement with the world: reflections on producing and consuming, on writing and reading, and on novelty and obsolescence. Based on Davey’s eponymous 2019 film of the same title, i confess triangulates the lives and work of three writers: the American novelist and essayist James Baldwin, the Quebecois revolutionary Pierre Vallieres, and Ottawa-based political philosopher Dalie Giroux. With Baldwin’s 1962 novel Another Country as its point of departure, the narrative arrives at the work of each figure in succession, threading themes of race and poverty, language, and nationalism into Davey’s personal chronicle of the 1960s and 1970s  a turbulent period of Quebecois history marked by separatism and violence, unresolved to this day.

30.00 EUR

The Psychology of an Art Writer

Author: Vernon Lee
Title: The Psychology of an Art Writer
Publisher: David Zwirner Books
Subject: Art History, Theory & Philosophy
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An openly lesbian, feminist writer, Vernon Lee—a pseudonym of Violet Paget—is the most important female aesthetician to come out of nineteenth century England.

Though she was widely known for her supernatural fictions, Lee hasn’t gained the recognition she so clearly deserves for her contributions in the fields of aesthetics, philosophy of empathy, and art criticism. An early follower of Walter Pater, her work is characterized by extreme attention to her own responses to artworks, and a level of psychological sensitivity rarely seen in any aesthetic writing. Today, she is largely overlooked in curriculums, her aesthetic works long out of print. 

Ranging from deeply felt assessments of the way mood affects our ability to appreciate art, to detailed descriptions of some of the most powerful personal experiences with artworks, these writings provide profound insights into the fields of psychology and aesthetics. Her philosophical inquiries in The Psychology of an Art Writer leave no stone unturned, combining fine-grained ekphrases with high fancy and dense abstraction. The [Gallery Diaries, 1901-1904] diaries, in turn, establish Lee as one of the most sensitive writers about art in any language.

*with a foreword by Berkeley classicist Dylan Kenny

10.00 EUR

The Destruction of Lower Manhattan

Author: Danny Lyon
Title: The Destruction of Lower Manhattan
Publisher: Aperture, Fundación ICO
Subject: Photography, Cultural History
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After creating the series The Bikeriders and moving back to New York in 1966, Lyon settled into a downtown loft, becoming one of the few artists to document the dramatic changes taking place. Lyon writes, 'Whole blocks would disappear. An entire neighborhood. Its few last loft occupying tenants were being evicted, and no place like it would ever be built again.' Through his striking photographs and accompanying texts, Lyon paints a portrait of the people who lived there, of rooms with abandoned furniture, children’s paintings, empty stairwells. Intermingled within the architecture are portraits of individuals and the dem¬olition workers who, despite their assigned task, emerge as the surviving heroes. Danny Lyon’s documentation of doomed facades, empty interiors, work crews, and remaining dwellers still appeals to our emotions more than fifty years later, and Aperture’s reissue retains the power of the original.

*first published in 1969* facsimile edition

45.00 EUR

The Wild Book of Inventions

Author: Chus Martinez (ed.)
Title: The Wild Book of Inventions
Publisher: Sternberg Press, Institut Kunst at the FHNW Academy of Art and Design
Subject: Essays & Non-fiction, Artists' Writings
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Can contemporary art’s practitioners change the way we perceive nature? Employing a variety of forms that include speculative essays, poems, pencil sketches, and photo essays, twenty authors challenge the exclusive human claim to intelligence by pointing to, or inventing, new forms of coexistence for all life-forms. Far more complex than the necessary and continuous exercise of critique, these contributions introduce new ways to experience culture. [publisher's note]

Contributions by Nabil Ahmed, Armen Avanessian, Hannah Black, Kristina Buch, Tyler Coburn, Ann Cotten, Paul Feigelfeld, Fernando Garcia-Dory, Kenneth Goldsmith, Anke Hennig, Ingela Ihrman, Tiphanie Kim Mall, Chus Martinez, Momus, Ingo Niermann, Trevor Paglen, Filipa Ramos, Lin May Saeed, Emily Segal, Johannes Willi

24.00 EUR

Master of Voice

Author: Lisette Smits (ed.)
Title: Master of Voice
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Essays & Non-fiction
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The (non)human voice has always been part of modern art, notably within performance art, sound art, and conceptual art. However, Master of Voice temporary master program at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, mutated from this history, examining the voice as a unique 'discipline.' The graduate program’s focus was on the (non)human voice as a means to an end or an end in itself within artistic practice. A special orientation of the curriculum, co-developed with a team of artists with a longstanding interest in the (non)human voice, is the voice in relation to technology and gender. This book captures a two-year-long period of research—of thinking, talking, sharing, learning, making, acting, and creating by students and teachers, artists, and other practitioners—to find possible answers and approaches to the question of the voice and its prominent role in our postindustrial society.

Contributions by Tyler Coburn, Angelo Custodio, Thom Driver, Paul Elliman, Amelia Groom, Miyuki Inoue, Danae Io, Jamila Johnson-Small, Bin Koh, Snejanka Mihaylova, Maria Montesi, MPA, Natasha Papadopoulou, Duncan Robertson, Mrnie Slater, Cecile Tafanelli, Mavi Veloso, Geo Wyeth, Eva Šusova

16.00 EUR

In Another World, Notes, 2014–2017

Author: Isabelle Graw
Title: In Another World, Notes, 2014-2017
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Essays & Non-fiction
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In this book, Isabelle Graw lays hold of all the experiences and thoughts that don’t flow in her art-historical texts, merging memoir and social criticism in an original fashion. In elegantly written miniatures, Graw captures radical political, social, and cultural changes that occurred between 2014 and 2017, analyzing how these macro-shifts reach into her own life. She addresses topics ranging from the general turn to the political right, as seen in Brexit and Trump, to #MeToo, men with beards, and Balenciaga. While registering the symptoms of a world that clearly feels different, Graw also meditates on irretrievable personal losses. She describes how we find ourselves literally in another world after the death of our parents. With the theme of mourning as a leitmotif, In Another World is an attempt at exposing and analyzing painful emotions. Never before has Graw spoken to the reader as directly and openly as she does in these 159 notes.

25.00 EUR

Konrad Wachsmann’s Television. Post-architectural Transmissions

Author: Mark Wigley
Title: Konrad Wachsmann's Television. Post-architectural Transmissions
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Architecture, Essays & Non-fiction
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In this provocative intellectual biography, architectural historian Mark Wigley makes the surprising claim that the thinking behind modernist architect Konrad Wachsmann’s legendary projects was dominated by the idea of television. While architecture is typically embarrassed by television, preferring to act as if it never happened, Wachsmann fully embraced it. Investigating the archives of one of the most influential designers of the twentieth century, Wigley scrutinizes Wachsmann’s design, research, and teaching, closely reading a succession of unseen drawings, models, photographs, correspondence, publications, syllabi, reports, and manuscripts to argue that Wachsmann is an anti-architect—a student of some of the most influential designers of the 1920s that dedicated thirty-five post–Second World War years to the disappearance of architecture.

Wachsmann turned architecture against itself. His hypnotic projects for a new kind of space were organized around the thought that television liberates a different way of living together. Wachsmann dissolved buildings into pulsating mirages that were a huge influence on the experimental avant-gardes of the 1960s and 1970s. But Konrad Wachsmann’s Television: Post-architectural Transmissions demonstrates that this work was even more extreme than the experiments it inspired. The book offers a forensic analysis of a career to show that Wachsmann developed one of the most compelling manifestos of what architecture would need to become in the age of ubiquitous electronics. [publisher's note]

20.00 EUR

Exhibition-ism: Temporal Togetherness

Author: Mieke Bal
Title: Exhibition-ism: Temporal Togetherness
Publisher: Sternberg Press; Aarhus University and ARoS Art Museum
Subject: Essays & Non-fiction, Theory & Philosophy
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In Exhibition-ism, theorist and artist Mieke Bal develops the idea that exhibiting is a significant form of the contemporary. In an exhibition, visitors are in the actual company of artworks that can perform. This essay considers recent shows of Bal’s own video work, and is framed by observations on contemporary sculpture’s response to classics of the form. Looking at art as process, Bal makes the case that the being-together-in-time of an exhibition visit encourages and, if the curation is well thought-out, can heighten the sense of the contemporaneity—art being more capable of this than anything else.

8.00 EUR

Health

Author: Barbara Rodriguez Munoz (ed.)
Title: Health 
Publisher: Whitechapel (Documents of Contemporary Art)
Subject: Art History, Essays & Non-fiction, Artists' Writings
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In an era of fitness programs, increasing antidepressant usage, nutrition counseling and health-management apps, wellness is one of the defining issues of contemporary life, dictating every intimate aspect of our lives. Historically, art has been entwined with the values of medicine, beauty, and the productive body that have defined western scientific paradigms; contemporary artists are increasingly confronting and reshaping these ideologies, critically tackling illness and impairment in their practice while challenging ableist institutional dynamics. In this volume, artists, curators, writers, and thinkers engage with the ways the vulnerability of our bodies reveals structural aspects of our societies.

At a moment at which epidemics and global warming menace all forms of life, we see clearly how health intersects with sexuality, ethnicity, gender, class, and coloniality. By reclaiming other realities, beyond a state of health as a norm, this book questions the myths, stigmas, and cultural attitudes that shape normative perceptions, revealing the interdependence of our entangled existences. The book includes four newly commissioned texts: by artists Mahmoud Khaled and Patrick Staff, by curator Clare Barlow on disability in the museum, and by curator Portia Malatjie on the work of Dineo Seshee Bopape. It also features two texts on the current COVID-19 pandemic, by Anne Boyer and Filipa Ramos.

ARTISTS FEATURED: Oreet Ashery, Lucy Beech, Dineo Seshee Bopape, Lorenza Böttner, Canaries & Taraneh Fazeli, Grupo Chaclacayo, Anne Charlotte Robertson, Patricia Dominguez, Dora Garcia, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Luke Fowler, Alice Hattrick, Tamar Guimarães, Joseph Grigely, Gran Fury, Johanna Hedva, Mahmoud Khaled, Mujeres Creando, Carolyn Lazard, Simone Leigh, Park McArthur, Pedro Neves Marques, Tabita Rezaire, Jo Spence, Patrick Staff, Christine Sun Kim, Pedro Reyes, David Wojnarowicz

WRITERS: Aimar Arriola & Nanci Garin, Clare Barlow, Khairani Barokka, Dodie Bellamy, Anne Boyer, Rizvana Bradley, Eli Clare, Taraneh Fazeli, Theodore (ted) Kerr & Alexandra Juhasz, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, R.D. Laing, Miguel A. Lopez, Catalina Lozano, Audre Lorde, Portia Malatjie, Margarida Mendes, Peter Pal Pelbart, Naomi Pearce, Maria Puig de la Bellacasa, Filipa Ramos, Susan Sontag, Paul B. Preciado, Mary Walling Blackburn, Simon Watney & Sunil Gupta

19.00 EUR

Two Cities

Author: Cynthia Zarin
Title: Two Cities
Publisher: David Zwirner
Subject: Essays & Non-fiction, Literature & Poetry
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Here we encounter a writer deeply engaged with narrative in situ—a traveler moving through beloved streets, sometimes accompanied, sometimes solo. With her, we see, anew, the Venice Biennale, the Lagoon, and San Michele, the island of the dead; the Piazza di Spagna, the Tiber, the view from the Gianicolo; the pigeons at San Marco and the parrots in the Doria Pamphili. As a poet first and foremost, Zarin’s attention to the smallest details, the loveliest gesture, brings Venice and Rome vividly to life for the reader.

10.00 EUR

Letters and Other Texts

Author: David Lapoujade (ed.); Gilles Deleuze
Title: Letters and Other Texts
Publisher: Semiotext(e)
Subject: Essays & Non-fiction, Cultural History, Theory & Philosophy
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Letters and Other Texts is the third and final volume of the posthumous texts of Gilles Deleuze, collected for publication in French on the twentieth anniversary of his death. It contains several letters addressed to his contemporaries (Michel Foucault, Pierre Klossowski, Francois Chatelet, and Clement Rosset, among others). Of particular importance are the letters addressed to Felix Guattari, which offer an irreplaceable account of their work as a duo from Anti-Oedipus to What is Philosophy? Later letters provide a new perspective on Deleuze's work as he responds to students' questions. his volume also offers a set of unpublished or hard-to-find texts, including some essays from Deleuze's youth, a few unusual drawings, and a long interview from 1973 on Anti-Oedipus with Guattari.

18.00 EUR

Visions and Ecstasies: Selected Essays

Author: H.D.
Title: Visions and Ecstasies: Selected Essays
Publisher: David Zwirner
Subject: Essays & Non-fiction
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While she is best known for her elemental poetry, which draws heavily on the imagery of natural and ancient worlds, H.D.’s critical writings remain a largely underexplored and unpublished part of her oeuvre. Crucial to understanding both the formative contexts surrounding her departure from Imagism following World War I and her own remarkable creative vision, Notes on Thought and Vision, written in 1918, is one of the central works in this collection. H.D. guides her reader to the untamed shores of the Isles of Scilly, where we hear of powerful, transformative experiences and of her intense relationship with the paintings of Leonardo da Vinci. The accompanying essays, many published here for the first time, help color H.D.’s astute critical engagement with the past, from the city of Athens and the poetry of ancient Greece.

10.00 EUR

The Suspended Vocation

Author: Pierre Klossowski
Title: The Suspended Vocation
Publisher: Small Press
Subject: Artists' Writings, Literature & Poetry
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Made available in English for the very first time by NY based Small Press, Pierre Klossowski’s debut novel from 1950, The Suspended Vocation, fictionalizes and satirizes the great erotic artist, philosopher, and iconoclast's brief, wartime flirtation with the priesthood, portraying the Church as a haven for conspiracy, idolatry, perversion, and even atheism. Written in the form of a disapproving monograph on an anonymous, confessional novel (itself titled The Suspended Vocation), it is the story of the hapless Jerome, whose lust for holiness leads him astray in a cloistered world full of ideological and physical temptations.

Sometimes a knowing critique of 'religious fiction,' sometimes a wicked self-parody of Klossowski's own lifelong obsessions, and sometimes a sacerdotal spy novel, The Suspended Vocation is one of the strangest and most audacious debuts in twentieth-century literature.

15.00 EUR

Space is the Place. Current Reflections on Art and Architecture

Author: Lukas Feireiss (ed.)
Title: Space is the Place. Current Reflections on Art and Architecture
Publisher: Spector Books
Subject: Architecture, Exhibition Catalogue, Essays & Non-fiction
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The publication looks at contemporary artistic practices that turn spaces into places. Space and place are explored as topics and mediums of playful investigation and serious reflection. Together with artists, designers, architects, curators, historians, theoreticians and philosophers, it questions the experience, imagination and design of spaces and places in theory and practice. The  colourful collection of projects, performances, interviews and essays explores these notions within contemporary art and culture in all its complex and diverging, contemporary exposures.

Contributors: Franz Xaver Baier, Julius von Bismarck, Nuotama Bodomo, Beatriz Colomina, Olafur Eliasson, Andrea Fraser, Jeewi Lee, Bruce Nauman, Tom Sachs, Michael Sailstorfer and many more

24.00 EUR

Evolution

Author: Eileen Myles
Title: Evolution
Publisher: Grove Atlantic
Subject: Literature & Poetry
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'Evolution, Eileen Myles’s first all-new collection of poetry since 2011, circles back to classic themes such as their love of dogs, loneliness, and parental loss. These poems, however, are also immediate and pressingly contemporary. Myles is conducting an intimate exchange with the government, peering into their computer and saying hello to whoever might be surveilling them.'—Lambda Literary

14.00 EUR

Notes of a Native Son

Author: James Baldwin
Title: Notes of a Native Son
Publisher: Penguin
Subject: Essays & Non-fiction, Cultural History
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Written during the 1940s and early 1950s, when Baldwin was only in his twenties, the essays collected in Notes of a Native Son capture a view of black life and black thought at the dawn of the civil rights movement and as the movement slowly gained strength through the words of one of the most captivating essayists and foremost intellectuals of that era. Writing as an artist, activist, and social critic, Baldwin probes the complex condition of being black in America. With a keen eye, he examines everything from the significance of the protest novel to the motives and circumstances of the many black expatriates of the time, from his home in 'The Harlem Ghetto' to a sobering 'Journey to Atlanta.'

Notes of a Native Son inaugurated Baldwin as one of the leading interpreters of the dramatic social changes erupting in the United States in the twentieth century, and many of his observations have proven almost prophetic. His criticism on topics such as the paternalism of white progressives or on his own friend Richard Wright’s work is pointed and unabashed. He was also one of the few writing on race at the time who addressed the issue with a powerful mixture of outrage at the gross physical and political violence against black citizens and measured understanding of their oppressors, which helped awaken a white audience to the injustices under their noses. Naturally, this combination of brazen criticism and unconventional empathy for white readers won Baldwin as much condemnation as praise.

14.00 EUR

These Are Situationist Times! An Inventory of Reproductions, Deformations, Modifications, Derivations, and Transformations

Author: Ellef Prestsæter (ed.)
Title: These Are Situationist Times ! An Inventory of Reproductions, Deformations, Modifications, Derivations, and Transformations
Publisher: Torpedo Press
Subject: Periodicals & Reprints, Art History, Artists' Writings
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I’m proud you call us gangsters, nevertheless you are wrong. We are worse, we are situationists. — Jacqueline de Jong, 1962

The Situationist Times was a magazine edited and published by the Dutch artist Jacqueline de Jong during the years 1962–67. In its multilingual, transdisciplinary, and cross-cultural exuberance, it became one of the most exciting and playful magazines of the 1960s. Throughout its six remarkably diverse issues, The Situationist Times challenges the notion of what it means to be a situationist, as well as traditional understandings of culture in the broader sense and of how culture is created, formatted, and shared. These Are Situationist Times! provides an in-depth history of the magazine while probing its contemporary relevance. The book also presents the material De Jong assembled in the early 1970s in collaboration with Hans Brinkman for a never realized seventh issue of The Situationist Times, devoted to the game of pinball.

Lavishly illustrated and brimming with previously unseen archival material, These Are Situationist Times! presents new and compelling perspectives on situationism, experimental publishing, and artist-run magazines.

Commissioned contributions by 
Eric Alliez, Ruth Baumeister, Christophe Bourseiller, Larry D. Busbea, Eric C. H. de Bruyn, Matthew Fuller, Rodolphe Gasche, Dennis Gottel, Institute for Computational Vandalism, Jakob Jakobsen, Karen Kurczynski, Joao Pedro Leao, Iz Oztat, Juliette Pollet, Ellef Prestsæter, Margriet Schavemaker, Sean Snyder, McKenzie Wark

Historical texts by
Roland Barthes, Hans Brinkman, Max Bucaille, Friedrich Wolfram Heubach, Jacqueline de Jong, Asger Jorn, Friedrich Kittler, Joost Mathijsen, Piero Simondo, Gianni-Emilio Simonetti, Alexander Trocchi, Paolo Virno, Bernd Jürgen Warneken

40.00 EUR

Critical Care. Architecture and Urbanism For a Broken Planet

Authors: Angelika Fitz, Elke Krasny, Architekturzentrum Wien (eds,)
Title: Critical Care. Architecture and Urbanism For a Broken Planet
Publisher: MIT Press
Subject: Architecture
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Today, architecture and urbanism are capital-centric, speculation-driven, and investment-dominated. Many cannot afford housing. Austerity measures have taken a disastrous toll on public infrastructures. The climate crisis has rendered the planet vulnerable, even uninhabitable. This book offers an alternative vision in architecture and urbanism that focuses on caring for a broken planet. Rooted in a radical care perspective that always starts from the given, in the midst of things, this edited collection of essays and illustrated case studies documents ideas and practices from an extraordinarily diverse group of contributors.

Focusing on the three crisis areas of economy, ecology, and labor, the book describes projects including village reconstruction in China; irrigation in Spain; community land trust in Puerto Rico; revitalization of modernist public housing in France; new alliances in informal settlements in Nairobi; and the redevelopment of traditional building methods in flood areas in Pakistan. Essays consider such topics as ethical architecture, land policy, creative ecologies, diverse economies, caring communities, and the exploitation of labor. Taken together, these case studies and essays provide evidence that architecture and urbanism have the capacity to make the planet livable, again.

Essays by Mauro Baracco, Sara Brolund de Carvalho, Jane Da Mosto, Angelika Fitz, Helene Frichot, Katherine Gibson, Mauro Gil-Fournier Esquerra, Valeria Graziano, Gabu Heindl, Elke Krasny, Lisa Law, Ligia Nobre, Meike Schalk, Linda Tegg, Ana Carolina Tonetti, Kim Trogal, Joan C. Tronto, Theresa Williamson, Louise Wright

35.00 EUR

Rave

Author: Rainald Goetz
Title: Rave
Publisher: Fitzcarraldo Editions
Subject: Literature & Poetry
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‘Meet girls. Take drugs. Listen to music.’ In Rave, cult German novelist Rainald Goetz takes a headlong dive into nineties techno culture. From the cathartic release on the dance floor to the intense conversations in corners of nightclubs and the after-parties in the light of dawn, this exhilarating, fragmentary novel captures the feeling of debauchery from within. Dazzling and intimate, Rave is an unapologetic embrace of nightlife from an author unafraid to lose himself in the subject of his work.

‘Goetz employs a digressive quantity of scenes, within which his insights about dance music culture remain extraordinarily sharp (...) Rave distills a specific time in the mid-90s when the subculture had become an industry. Goetz’s respect for dance music lies not in how his characters occupy or regard it, but in the flux of the novel’s mercurial structure...Beyond his admiration for craft, he is touching as a witness to our helpless need to connect (...) In an extraordinary year, (...) the experience of reading Rave is a cruel suspension between agony and ecstasy.’— WIRE

14.00 EUR

Not to be sold for more than $100

Authors: Sol LeWitt; foreword by Virginia Dwan; introduction by Jason Rulnick; essay by Veronica Roberts
Title: Sol LeWitt: Not to be sold for more than $100
Publisher: Radius Books
Subject: Monographs
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Not to be sold for more than $100 explores the little-known but fascinating body of conceptualist pioneer Sol LeWitt’s folded, torn, and cut paper works, which he created from approximately 1971 to 1980. LeWitt referred to these works as the "R" drawings (for rip) and also as "hundred dollar drawings," since he wanted them to be sold for $100 in perpetuity. "His wall drawings were already selling for thousands of dollars, so he wanted to have some artwork that everybody could buy," notes Jason Rulnick. Thanks to extensive research throughout various private and public collections around the world, this volume includes over 100 color plates. In the high-flying commerciality of the contemporary art world, LeWitt’s intention and foresight for this body of work resonates more than ever.

63.00 EUR

Disordering the Establishment. Participatory Art and Institutional Critique in France, 1958–1981

Author: Lily Woodruff
Title: Disordering the Establishment. Participatory Art and Institutional Critique in France, 1958-1981
Publisher: Duke UP
Subject: Art History, Theory & Philosophy
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In the decades following World War II, France experienced both a period of affluence and a wave of political, artistic, and philosophical discontent that culminated in the countrywide protests of 1968. In Disordering the Establishment Lily Woodruff examines the development of artistic strategies of political resistance in France in this era. Drawing on interviews with artists, curators, and cultural figures of the time, Woodruff analyzes the formal and rhetorical methods that artists used to counter establishment ideology, appeal to direct political engagement, and grapple with French intellectuals' modeling of society. Artists and collectives such as Daniel Buren, André Cadere, the Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visuel, and the Collectif d’Art Sociologique shared an opposition to institutional hegemony by adapting their works to unconventional spaces and audiences, asserting artistic autonomy from art institutions, and embracing interdisciplinarity. In showing how these artists used art to question what art should be and where it should be seen, Woodruff demonstrates how artists challenged and redefined the art establishment and their historical moment.

25.00 EUR

Unjustified Texts: Perspectives on Typography

Author: Robin Kinross
Title: Unjustified Texts: Perspectives on Typography
Publisher: B42
Subject: Graphic Design, Essays & Non-fiction
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Over twenty-five years of engagement, somewhere in the borderlands between journalism and the academy, Robin Kinross has written for magazines and journals, making a case for typography as a matter of fine detail and subtle judgement, whose products concern all of us, every day. 

This selection of his shorter writings brings his major themes into focus: the unsung virtues of editorial and information design, the fate of Modernism in the twentieth century, the work of dissident and critical Modernist designers, the contributions of emigre designers from Europe in the English-speaking world, the virtues of a socially-oriented design approach. 

He argues for a design that is of use in the world, and against the cult of design and the delusions of theory. Pieces move from patient exposition, to sharp critique, to warm appreciation. This book presents an unexpected body of writing, which stakes out fresh territory between the purely academic and the merely journalistic. The whole is an unusual and powerful contribution to the subject of typography.

27.00 EUR

Concrete Doesn’t Burn

Author: Bertrand Cavalier
Title: Concrtete Doesn't Burn
Publisher: Fw Books
Subject: Photography, Artists' Books
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Bertrand Cavalier investigates how political upheaval becomes visible in the urban landscape and how this affects the lives of the people who live in it. He photographs places that have been marked by armed conflicts in the past. For inhabitants, this is often no more than the backdrop against which they live their lives. However, politics have a way of subliminally impacting on people’s habits and dictating behaviour. By photographing the townspeople in their own context, Cavalier reveals their true connection with their environment.

35.00 EUR

The Against Nature Journal No. 1

Authors: Aimar Arriola, Gregory Castera (eds.)
Title: The Against Nature Journal No. 1 - Summer 2020
Publisher: Council
Subject: Periodicals & Reprints
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The Against Nature Journal is a biannual arts and human rights magazine exploring 'crime against nature' laws and their legacies, in print, in person, and online. Authors and readers from law, activism, social sciences, and the arts are brought together to foster dialogue on sexual and reproductive rights and rethink nature anew.

This inaugural issue outlines the intersections between legislation, human rights activism, and spirituality. It celebrates the magical legacy of the late writer Binyavanga Wainaina with his first piece of fiction, accompanied by an essay on his lifework by Amatesiro Dore. The issue also includes legal scholar Vivek Divan’s commentary on a seminal verdict in the history of 'crime against nature' laws from India, essays on non-normative approaches to spirituality and religion by Mardi Nissinen and Linn Marie Tonstad, poetry by Abu Nuwas and Chekwube Danladi, an inspiring text on the moral authority of 'nature' by science historian Lorraine Daston, images from the colonial period in Vietnam by artist Danh Vo, and columns on recent events in Barbados, Brazil and Abya Yala, India, Kenya, Lebanon, Malaysia, Morocco, and Poland.

15.00 EUR

Social Matter, Social Design

Authors: Jan Boelen, Michael Kaethler (eds.)
Title: Social Matter, Social Design. For Good or Bad, All Design Is Social
Publisher: Valiz
Subject: Theory & Philosophy, Architecture
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When you start to deconstruct or question design, all sorts of questions emerge: How does design affect our behaviour, our use of resources, our choices and freedoms to participate in social, political or economic decision-making, and the extent to which we feel we have agency over our lives?’ — Jan Boelen in conversation with Michael Kaethler

Social matter, social design challenges the way we look at, think of, and interact with the social world by emphasising the role of materiality. This enlarged field for engagement demands that design incorporates a more nuanced and complex reading of how the social is intertwined with the material, which confronts the often reductive or simplistic notion of ‘social design’, and offers novel forms of critical and meaningful engagement at a time of mounting social contradictions.

The essays in this book explore and unveil uncanny, disconcerting or discordant connections, bricolages, assumptions or breaches at critical junctures for transformation. They are centred around four major themes: the bodyearththe political; and technology.

With contributions by Jonas Althaus, Stephane Barbier Bouvet, Mariangela Beccoi, Ellie Birkhead, Gali Blay, Jan Boelen, Nadine Botha, Pablo Calderon Salazar, Marianne Drews, Brecht Duijf, Anastasia Eggers, Gabriel Fontana, Saba Golchehr, Alorah Harman, Dick van Hoff, Michael Kaethler, Eric Klarenbeek, Kuang-Yi Ku, Gabriel .A. Maher, Henrique Nascimento, Elisa Otanez, Ottonie von Roeder, Søren Rosenbak, Angela Rui, Vera Sacchetti, Noud Sleumer, Vivien Tauchmann, Henriette Waal

20.00 EUR

Modern Typography. An Essay in Critical History

Author: Robin Kinross
Title: Modern Typography. An Essay in Critical History
Publisher: Editions B42
Subject: Graphic Design, Theory & Philosophy
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Situating the birth of modern typography around 1700, when it started to be distinct from printing, Robin Kinross introduces in Modern Typography a new understanding of the subject: as something larger and more deeply rooted than a modernism of style, echoing Jürgen Habermas’s proposition that modernity is ‘a continuing project’. Starting with the early years of the Enlightenment in France and Britain, different cultures and countries successively become the focus for the discussion as they gain significance. Examining the social, technical and material contexts in which typographers operate, the argument also considers principles and explanations of practice. This essay is seminal in many ways, providing a lively and critical narrative of historical development, a springboard for further investigation, and reproductions of not-often seen items.

'This is a book to read and reread. It is provocative, dense, opinionated, and thoroughly original. […] It deserves to become a classic.' - Alastair Johnston, Bookways

28.00 EUR

YES YES YES Revolutionary Press in Italy 1966-1977

Authors:  Emanuele De Donno, Amedeo Martegani (eds.)
Title: YES YES YES Revolutionary Press in Italy 1966-1977. From Mondo Beat to Zut
Publisher: Viaindustriae publishing, A+Mbookstore
Subject: Essays & Non-fiction, Art History
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Yes Yes Yes Revolutionary Press in Italy investigates the Italian scene of Revolutionary Press and editorial 'organs' printed as news sheets, newspapers, magazines, mimeographs, pamphlets, some daily papers and magazines, other discontinuous publications including single editions printed while awaiting authorization… Sometimes the journals were a one time only supplement or attachment, ephemeral and volatile. The dynamic printing activities were linked to the political, ideological, antagonist and counter-cultural struggle of a period of protest and occupation of civil spaces, areas of freedom and social creativity.

A critical selection of over 600 publications printed between 1966 and 1977 are cataloged in this book. This research is the natural continuation of the substantial publication, released in 2014 and published by the same publishers: Yes Yes Yes, Alternative press, 66-77 from Provo to Punk, curated by Emanuele De Donno and Amedeo Martegani. That first volume examined the role of European, American alternative, underground and counter-cultural press in a flourishing period: 1966-1977; this new edition focuses, on the same frame of time, on the Italian scene which extensive strategy of 'connivance' and the disparate regional geography, has made it necessary, in order to thematically section the topic, to offer a wide view not only of the underground, independent and counter-cultural alternative press media but also of counter-information, ultra-radical political and ideological publications.

*bilingual (English / Italian)

49.00 EUR

Pisti, 80 rue de Belleville

Author: Estelle Hoy
Title: Pisti, 80 rue de Belleville
Publisher: After 8 Books
Subject: Artists' Writings, Literature & Poetry
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Pisti, 80 rue de Belleville is Estelle Hoy’s latest novel. Elke is a young academic with a troubled past that keeps spilling onto her present. Just as she is about to leave town for a writing retreat, she meets Pisti, a charismatic, hard-boiled but luscious Hungarian left activist, who runs an anarchist collective in Paris. Over one night in a Belleville apartment, old friends and new lovers discuss–and act–polyamory, politics, and the art of conversation. 

A wry exploration of the seductive allure of tropes and cliche in the art world and politics, Pisti is also an experiment in writing, shamelessly flirting with namedropping and appropriation. The character of Pisti was appropriated from Chris Kraus’ novel Torpor.  


' It's about time that someone want to pick up Michelle Bernstein’s habit of writing thinly veiled marxist horoscopes for horses. Pisti, 80 Rue de Belleville is a wild ride through the passionate yet caustic escapades of a new, yet already exhausted left, plotting the ultimate revolutionary gesture. An utterly brilliant attack on the pieties of the liberal life-style. En route to cult classic. - Anna Gritz.  Head Curator, KW Institute for Contemporary Art. Berlin

12.00 EUR

Dictionary of Color Combinations vol. 2

Author: Sanzo Wada 
Title: Dictionary of Color Combinations vol. 2
Publisher: Seigensha
Subject: Periodicals & Reprints
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From 1933 to 1934 Sanzo Wada published a collection of colour combinations that was the first of its kind in Japan. Following on that enduring bestseller, ‘A Dictionary of Color Combinations’ Vol. 2 brings back two more works by Wada published in 1935–1936 and 1938, respectively. The book presents 72 colour patterns themed on the Japanese seasons and another 165 drawn from early to mid-twentieth-century fashion, interior, and graphic design, making it an indispensable reference for designers, fashion and interior specialists, illustrators, photographers, writers, and indeed anyone engaged in creative work.

*billingual (Japanese / English)

17.00 EUR

The Lip Anthology: An Australian Feminist Arts Journal 1976–1984

Author: Vivian Ziherl (ed.)
Title: The Lip Anthology: An Australian Feminist Arts Journal 1976-1984
Publisher: Kunstverein Publishing
Subject: Periodicals & Reprints, Art History
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Lip magazine was self-published by women in Melbourne from 1976 to 1984 and stood as a lightning rod for Australian feminist artistic practice over the Women’s Liberation era. The art and ideas expressed over Lip’s lifetime track with groundbreaking moves into performance, ecology, social-engagement and labor politics; all at an intersection with local realities.

Collecting and presenting the materials of Lip for the first time since their original appearance, The Lip Anthology, edited by Vivian Ziherl, privileges the range and dynamism of contesting feminisms that comprised the Lip project. Selected interviews, artist-pages, essays and activist reports are re-produced in facsimile, preserving Lip’s graphic experimentation.

20.00 EUR

Transmissions

Authors: Nick Mauss; Karen Kelly, Barbara Schroeder (eds.) 
Title: Nick Mauss: Transmissions
Publisher: Dancing Foxes Press, co-published with Whitney Museum of American Art
Subject: Exhibition Catalogue, Monographs
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Over the past decade, Nick Mauss (b. 1980) has pursued a hybrid mode of working that melds the roles of curator, artist, and scholar. This catalogue leans heavily into the scholarship side of his practice, building on his 2018 Whitney Museum exhibition with a closer look at the relationship between modernist ballet and the New York avant-garde. In the 1930s through 1950s, ballet was introduced to a popular audience in New York and was simultaneously influenced by developments in Europe in painting, photography, fashion, music, and poetry. Mauss reflects on this period of rich cross-media production and synergy, ultimately arguing for the inseparability of dance and art history. Reproductions of texts and artworks—by Paul Cadmus, George Platt Lynes, Dorothea Tanning, Carl Van Vechten, and others—are included along with historical images and installation photography of Mauss’s Whitney exhibition. Three other distinguished authors contribute essays on the subjects of ballet and the body, Mauss’s work as an artist and curator, and performance within museum spaces.

Texts by Nick Mauss, Joshua Lubin-Levy, Scott Rothkopf, Elisabeth Sussman, and Allie Tepper

31.00 EUR

Potential History. Unlearning Imperialism

Author: Ariella Aïsha Azoulay
Title: Potential History: Unlearning Imperialism
Publisher: Verso Books
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
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Azoulay argues that the institutions that make our world, from archives and museums to ideas of sovereignty and human rights to history itself, are all dependent on imperial modes of thinking. Imperialism has segmented populations into differentially governed groups, continually emphasized the possibility of progress while it tries to destroy what came before, and voraciously seeks out the new by sealing the past away in dusty archival boxes and the glass vitrines of museums.

By practicing what she calls potential history, Azoulay argues that we can still refuse the original imperial violence that shattered communities, lives, and worlds, from native peoples in the Americas at the moment of conquest to the Congo ruled by Belgium's brutal King Léopold II, from dispossessed Palestinians in 1948 to displaced refugees in our own day. In Potential History, Azoulay travels alongside historical companions—an old Palestinian man who refused to leave his village in 1948, an anonymous woman in war-ravaged Berlin, looted objects and documents torn from their worlds and now housed in archives and museums—to chart the ways imperialism has sought to order time, space, and politics.

Rather than looking for a new future, Azoulay calls upon us to rewind history and unlearn our imperial rights, to continue to refuse imperial violence by making present what was invented as "past" and making the repair of torn worlds the substance of politics.

33.00 EUR

Natural Enemies of Books. A Messy History of Women in Printing and Typography

Authors: MMS (Maryam Fanni, Matilda Flodmark and Sara Kaaman)
Title: Natural Enemies of Books. A Messy History of Women in Printing and Typography
Publisher: Occassional Papers
Subject: Graphic Design, Essays & Non-fiction
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The Natural Enemies of Books is a response to the groundbreaking 1937 publication Bookmaking on the Distaff Side, which brought together contributions by women printers, illustrators, authors, typographers and typesetters. It highlights the print industry’s inequalities and proposes a takeover of the history of the book.

Edited by feminist graphic design collective MMS, Natural Enemies includes several new essays and poems by Kathleen Walkup, Ida Borjel, Jess Baines and Ulla Wikander. It also offers conversations with former typesetters Inger Humlesjo, Ingegard Waaranpera, Gail Cartmail and Megan Dobney as well as reprints of the original book.

16.00 EUR

Faux Pas. Selected Writings and Drawings

Authors: Amy Sillman; Charlotte Houette, Francois Lancien-Guilberteau, Benjamin Thorel (eds.)
Title: Faux Pas. Selected Writings and Drawings
Publisher: After 8 Books
Subject: Artists' Writings
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A key figure in the New York art scene, Amy Sillman is renowned for her singular approach to painting and drawing. Her writings extend a practice that challenges traditions and theoretical frameworks with criticality and humor, and advocates subjectivity: she reevaluates Abstract Expressionism with a queer eye, explores the meanings of color and shape, and discusses in depth the work of other artists—from Delacroix to Maria Lassnig to Laura Owens. In Faux Pas, a collection of her most recent essays, alongside her cartoons and original drawings, art—as personal as it is political—is a practice that responds to today’s struggles.

'In these seventeen scintillating essays Amy Sillman excites, provokes ideas, plunders and aggravates language, detonates words with innovation, the way she does paint, pencil, color, line, stroke, mark, etc. She uniquely renders words to foreground pictures and picture-making, and builds avenues, pathways to lead to other ways of apprehending art.—from the foreword by Lynne Tillman

*extra drawings on the life of John Chamberlain by Michael Smith

20.00 EUR

On Weaving

Authors: Anni Albers; afterword by Nicholas Fox Weber; contributions by Manuel Cirauqui and T'ai Smith
Title: On Weaving: New Expanded Edition
Publisher: Princeton UP 
Subject: Art History, Cultural History
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Written by one of the twentieth century’s leading textile artists, this splendidly illustrated book is a luminous meditation on the art of weaving, its history, its tools and techniques, and its implications for modern design. First published in 1965, On Weaving bridges the transition between handcraft and the machine-made, highlighting the essential importance of material awareness and the creative leaps that can occur when design problems are tackled by hand.

With her focus on materials and handlooms, Anni Albers discusses how technology and mass production place limits on creativity and problem solving, and makes the case for a renewed embrace of human ingenuity that is particularly important today. Her lucid and engaging prose is illustrated with a wealth of rare and extraordinary images showing the history of the medium, from hand-drawn diagrams and close-ups of pre-Columbian textiles to material studies with corn, paper, and the typewriter, as well as illuminating examples of her own work.

45.00 EUR

Feminist City. Claiming Space in a Man-made World

Author: Leslie Kern
Title: Feminist City. Claiming Space in a Man-made World
Publisher: Verso Books
Subject: Cultural History, Theory & Philosophy
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We live in the city of men. Our public spaces are not designed for female bodies. There is little consideration for women as mothers, workers or carers. The urban streets often are a place of threats rather than community. Gentrification has made the everyday lives of women even more difficult. What would a metropolis for working women look like? A city of friendships beyond Sex and the City. A transit system that accommodates mothers with strollers on the school run. A public space with enough toilets. A place where women can walk without harassment.

In Feminist City, through history, personal experience and popular culture Leslie Kern exposes what is hidden in plain sight: the social inequalities built into our cities, homes, and neighborhoods. Kern offers an alternative vision of the feminist city. Taking on fear, motherhood, friendship, activism, and the joys and perils of being alone, Kern maps the city from new vantage points, laying out an intersectional feminist approach to urban histories and proposes that the city is perhaps also our best hope for shaping a new urban future. It is time to dismantle what we take for granted about cities and to ask how we can build more just, sustainable, and women-friendly cities together.

16.00 EUR

Schismatics / Schizmatikai

Author: Goda Palekaitė
Title: Schismatics / Schizmatikai
Publisher: LAPAS books
Subject: Artists' Writings, Literature & Poetry
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Schismatics consists of 10 short stories, in a fictitious way dealing with forgotten historical personas. Among them, artist Goda Palekaitė includes Mary Anning – an amateur discoverer of dinosaurs, Emanuel Swedenborg – a mystic who empirically explored the architecture of heaven, and Essad Bey – a Jewish-Muslim writer and orientalist. Here their lives are revived and balance between the lines of history and story.

The book fuses elements of fiction, academic writing, and artistic research, and intertwines with rumors, forgeries, and inventions. Previously, its characters and narratives have already appeared in Palekaitė’s performances and installations, which are presented in the middle of this bilingual [Lithuanian, English] edition. In the introductory essay, Valerio Del Baglivo analyses the author’s exploration of facts and fiction, the mechanisms of knowledge production, and the trans-chronological perception of time. At the end of the book, Monika Lipšic ‘Riddle’ reflects on a ‘schismatic poetics’. 

Goda Palekaitė is a contemporary artist and researcher whose work combines visual, literary, performative, and anthropological practices. Exploring the politics of historical narratives, the agency of dreams and collective imagination, and social conditions of creativity, her work evolves around long-term projects that manifest as performances, scenographies, installations, and texts. Her performances, solo and group shows are being presented internationally. In 2019 Goda Palekaitė received The Golden Stage Cross and the Young Artist’s Prize for her artistic contributions across disciplines.

 

14.00 EUR

A Hard White Body

Authors: Candice Lin; Lotte Arndt, Yesomi Umolu (eds.)
Title: A Hard White Body
Publisher: Reva and David Logan Center for Arts; Chicago UP
Subject: Exhibition Catalogue, Artists' Books
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A Hard White Body weaves together material and nonhuman histories alongside the life and work of three historical figures: American writer James Baldwin (1924–1987); French explorer and global traveler Jeanne Baret (1740–1807); and artist and naturalist Maria Sibylla Merian (1647–1717). Lin uses porcelain, a material whose history includes nineteenth-century imperial and scientific uses, to highlight fantasies surrounding whiteness and purity, only to subject her porcelain assemblages to pungent organic materials. She thus stages processes of contamination between organic and inorganic materials, creating an unstable sculptural ecosystem. In addition to an essay by curator Lotte Arndt that discusses the various iterations of Lin’s project, the publication features an essay by Rizvana Bradley; a conversation between Jih-Fei Cheng and Mel Y. Chen; and a conversation between the artist and C. Riley Snorton. These texts are accompanied by a visual essay by the artist and a selection of exhibition views.

32.00 EUR

The FACIT Model

Author: Our Polite Society (ed.)
Title: The FACIT Model. Globalism, Localism, Identity.
Publisher: Spector Books
Subject: Graphic Design, Cultural History
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In Sweden, the FACIT brand is as well-known as IBM or Olivetti. Based in Åtvidaberg, the company produced mechanical calculators, typewriters, and office furniture in the period between 1922 and 1998. By the 1970s the company had grown from a local family business into one of the world’s leading manufacturers. The company-sponsored football team ÅFF was playing in the first division. A few years later the FACIT organisation had disappeared—worn down by global capitalism. The FACIT Model looks at this peculiar outgrowth of corporate modernism through the printed matter produced in FACIT’s inhouse print shops. Type specimens, manuals, advertising leaflets, and product catalogues bear witness to a culture in which many of the codes and forms familiar to us from today’s world of work were defined or invented. The FACIT Model documents the visual research carried out by Our Polite Society in the archives of FACIT AB.

32.00 EUR

Beyond the World’s End

Author: T. J. Demos
Title: Beyond the World's End: Arts of Living at the Crossing
Publisher: Duke UP
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
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In Beyond the World's End T. J. Demos explores cultural practices that provide radical propositions for living in a world beset by environmental and political crises. Rethinking relationships between aesthetics and an expanded political ecology that foregrounds just futurity, Demos examines how contemporary artists are diversely addressing urgent themes, including John Akomfrah's cinematic entanglements of racial capitalism with current environmental threats, the visual politics of climate refugees in work by Forensic Architecture and Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman, and moving images of Afrofuturist climate justice in projects by Arthur Jafa and Martine Syms. Demos considers video and mixed-media art that responds to resource extraction in works by Angela Melitopoulos, Allora & Calzadilla, and Ursula Biemann, as well as the multispecies ecologies of Terike Haapoja and Public Studio. Throughout Demos contends that contemporary intersections of aesthetics and politics, as exemplified in the Standing Rock #NoDAPL campaign and the Zad's autonomous zone in France, are creating the imaginaries that will be crucial to building a socially just and flourishing future.

24.00 EUR

Get Out

Authors: Jordan Peele; introduction by Tananarive Due
Title: Get Out
Publisher: Inventory Press
Subject: Artists' Books
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Jordan Peele’s powerful thriller Get Out debuted in 2017 to enormous public and critical acclaim, a Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? for the age of Obama and Trump that scared audiences and skewered white liberal pieties at the same time. Rather than rely on popular archetypes, Peele weaves together the material realities and daily manifestations of horror with sociopolitical fears and elements of true suspense, and combines them with pitch-perfect satire and timely cultural critique. 

This companion paperback to the film presents Peele’s Oscar®-winning screenplay alongside supplementary material. Featuring an essay by author and scholar Tananarive Due and in-depth annotations by the director, this publication is richly illustrated with more than 150 stills from the motion picture and presents alternate endings, deleted scenes and an inside look at the concepts and behind-the-scenes production of the film. Continuing in the legacy of 1960s paperbacks that documented the era’s most significant avant-garde films—such as Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon, Jean-Luc Godard’s Masculin/Feminin and Michelangelo Antonioni’s L’Avventura—Get Out is an indispensable guide to this pioneering and groundbreaking cinematic work.

19.00 EUR

Conrad McRae Youth League Tournament

Author: Ari Marcopoulos
Title: Conrad McRae Youth League Tournament
Publisher: Roma Publications
Subject: Photography, Artists' Books
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These photographs were taken by Ari Marcopoulos at the Conrad McRae Youth League Summer Tournament at Dean Street Playground in Brooklyn, NY, between 2014 and 2019. The yearly tournament began in the summer of 2000 in memory of Conrad Bastien McRae (1971-2000). McRae was an exceptionally talented basketball player, who had a successful career in Europe playing for teams in France, Italy, Greece and Turkey. He died in the summer of 2000 during practice at the Orlando Magic Camp in Irving, CA. His childhood friends, Anton Marchand, Cleon "Silk" Hyde and Troy Lemond, keep McRae's legacy alive every summer. The tournament has players from 6 years old and up and features some of the best basketball high school players from the greater New York area.

With text contributions by Andrea Lissoni, Damani McNeil, and Ari Marcopoulos. 
(4 different covers, randomly mixed).

45.00 EUR

Trigger 01 - Impact

Author: Donald Weber (ed.) 
Title: Trigger 01 - Impact
Publisher: Fw Books, FOMU
Subject: Photography, Periodicals & Reprints
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The first issue on ‘impact and photography’ is made in close collaboration with The Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KABK), The Hague, The Netherlands, and guest editor Donald Weber, teacher and researcher at KABK. The question that guides us through this TRIGGER issue on ‘Impact’: Can we still assume photography’s (age-old) impact in an image-saturated world, where fake news, the questioning of representative democracy and the return of colonial pasts are engaging different political cultures, publics, action and pression groups?

Through 20 contributions TRIGGER aims to cast impact as a re-enactment or assertion of radical intimacy, initiates a different gaze on the world and shows that impact can exist within an ecology or geography of photography too. Impact is social, participative, conflictual.

With contributions by Donald Weber, Steven Humblet, Ariella Azoulay, Simone Kalkman, Lewis Bush, Wilco Versteeg, Oliver Vodeb, Chris Becher and Mads Holm, Shahidul Alam, Alberto Garcia del Castillo, Andrea Stultiens, Andrew Jackson and Savannah Dodd, Sarah Dominici, M. Neelika Jayawardane, Peter Bouckaert, Rutger van der Hoeven, Florian Gottke, Taco Hidde Bakker, Walter Costa, Stefan Vanthuyne

16.00 EUR

Sub Rosa

Author: Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques
Title: Sub Rosa
Publisher: Spector Books
Subject: Photography, Exhibition Catalogue
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The Arco de la Victoria in the northwestern part of Madrid: Young people talk, laugh, smoke and skate, flirt, chat, and surf on their smartphones. They wear baseball caps, hoodies, T-shirts, sneakers, and socks by Adidas, Puma, and Nike. In his most recent video and sound installation Sub Rosa (2017–2019) Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques portrays adolescence as a phase not only of superficiality and narcissism but also of inner turmoil and loneliness. At the same time, he unmasks this image as a commercial tool used by the world’s biggest fashion empires to market their products. Sub Rosa is an installation distributed across a number of film tracks and combined with self-generative soundscapes. It won the C/O Berlin Talent Award in 2019. The book is published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name at C/O Berlin with texts by this year’s prizewinning author, Mira Anneli Naß. 

28.00 EUR

Nuožmi taika. Žlugusių režimų fotografija dokumentiniame kine

Author: Natalija Arlauskaitė
Title: Nuožmi taika. Žlugusių režimų fotografija dokumentiniame kine
Publisher: Vilniaus universiteto leidykla
Subject: Theory & Philosophy, Cinema
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Knygoje Nuožmi taika: žlugusių režimų fotografija dokumentiniame kine literatūros, kino ir vizualumo tyrinėtoja Natalija Arlauskaitė analizuoja, kaip žlugusių politinių režimų fotografija apmąstoma šiuolaikiniame dokumentiniame kine.

'Šioje knygoje bus svarbu ne tai, ar vaizdas dokumentinis, o tai, kaip istorinės dokumentikos pasakojimuose sąveikauja, jungiasi, konfliktuoja, derasi skirtingi vizualieji vaizdų režimai. Kaip jie kuria nuožmią taiką su praeitimi. Žlugusių režimų fotografinių dokumentų eksponavimas, taip pat kine, ne tiek būtinai su jais sutaiko, kiek kuria vizualųjį režimą, kuris nuožmią taiką padaro regimą ir artikuliuojamą ir sykiu reflektuoja jos sąlygas. Nuožmi atvaizdo taika visuomet susijusi su jos radimosi konteksto permąstymu, kuris neapsiriboja mechanišku atkartojimu. O permąstymas visuomet tiesiogiai arba per aplinkui verčia nusakyti savo vietą šioje istorinėje vaizduotėje ir optikoje', – teigia autorė.

Daugiausia dėmesio knygoje tenka represinių institucijų darytoms nuotraukoms ir privatiems šeimos fotografijų archyvams. Įvairūs būdai pakartotinai naudoti šias nuotraukas archyvinėje dokumentikoje, animacijoje ir šiuolaikiniame mene siejami su galios ir žinojimo formomis, kurias šios fotografijos dokumentuoja ir liudija. Fotografinių archyvų perdirbimas siūlo klausti, kaip šios formos išardomos ir kokios naujos kuriamos. Lietuviškoji medžiaga aptariama greta Portugalijos, Kambodžos, Rusijos, Suomijos, Vokietijos ir kitų šalių dokumentinio kino, animacijos ir šiuolaikinio meno projektų, dirbančių su fotografijos archyvais.

SPOILER! This book is in Lithuanian

16.50 EUR

Cecilia Vicuna: Seehearing the Enlightened Failure

Author: Miguel A. Lopez (ed.)
Title: Cecilia Vicuna: Seehearing the Enlightened Failure
Publisher: Witte de With Publihsers
Subject: Art History, Monographs
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Overlapping autobiography with sharp political reflections, Vicuna weaves visceral entanglements between word and seed, sound and thread, quipu and blood, body and dust, or rubbish and cosmos. This exhibition and accompanying publication is the most comprehensive survey today of a groundbreaking work that has been deeply influential among her peers and for later generations.

As the exhibition, this publication gives an overview of Vicuna's artistic practice as a poet, visual artist, and activist from the 1960s to the present day. It is edited by López, designed by Studio Manuel Raeder in Berlin, and includes a forward by Sofía Hernandez Chong Cuy, new essays by Miguel A. López, Julia Bryan-Wilson and Carla María Macchiavello, existing essays by Lucy Lippard and Dawn Adès, an anthology of texts authored by Cecilia Vicuna, and a number of previously unpublished visual documentation that expands our understanding of her work.

The book is fully illustrated. It includes color and black and white photography of more than 120 artworks by Vicuna, encompassing the full range of Vicuna's body of work: textiles, poetry, performances, film, collages, drawings, paintings, precarious objects, and activism. A chapter in the book is especially devoted to these images, which are organized in four thematic sections.

35.00 EUR

(H)OMBRES

Author: Arnoldas Kubilius
Title: (H)OMBRES
Publisher: self-published
Subject: Photography
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Shadows on male forms, male forms in shadows — these are the subjects of  (H)OMBRES, a book by Lithuanian-born, Luxembourg-based photographer Arnoldas Kubilius.  The title of this book fuses the Spanish word 'hombres' meaning men with the French word for shadows, 'ombres'. 

The hard-cover book, which combines dreamy images of bodies drowning in luscious colours with raw, carnal close-ups (51 photographs in total), has been co-created by the Netherlands-based British designer Jake Noakes.

(H)OMBRES also features an insightful essay by the American photographer Connie Imboden who has herself spent half a century investigating, as she herself puts it, the raw seduction of flesh.

39.00 EUR

All Men Become Sisters

Author: Joanna Sokolowska
Title: All Men Become Sisters 
Publisher: Sternberg Press; Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz
Subject: Art History, Exhibition Catalogue
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This book is both a record and a theoretical expansion of the exhibition 'All Men Become Sisters' at the Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź. Dedicated to the manifestation of sisterhood in art from the 1970s until today, the exhibition and the publication focus on art that resonated with feminist perspectives on work, production, and reproduction. 'Sisterhood' is a key concept and an impulse to work with imagination; built on the foundations of second-wave criticism of the patriarchal exploitation of women, it poses questions about the future from the perspective of feminist economics and ethics of care.

Contributions by Ines Doujak & John Barker, Joanna Bednarek, Raqs Media Collective, Joanna Sokolowska, Marina Vishmidt, Siona Wilson, Zofia Lapniewska

23.00 EUR

Agents of Abstraction

Author: Ana Ofak
Title: Agents of Abstraction
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Art History, Cultural History
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As the Cold War gained momentum in Europe, Tito’s break with Stalin led to Yugoslavia being expelled from the Eastern bloc in 1948. Confronted with this new reality, the Yugoslav government decided to bridge the indeterminacy of its cultural politics through a creative strategy: it commissioned young artists and architects to draft the aesthetics of a non-Soviet form of socialism. Guided by abstraction and the idiom of modernism, four friends and later founders of the EXAT 51 collective—Ivan Picelj, Zvonimir Radić, Vjenceslav Richter, and Aleksandar Srnec—gave shape to this endeavor. During the 1950s, they produced exhibitions at home as well as developed Yugoslav pavilions for trade fairs around the world, arguing the case for the possibility of an abstract socialism. Agents of Abstraction frames the liaison of socialist cultural politics and modernist artistic practice by interlinking ideas of decentralization, experiments in state-funded arts and architecture, non-representational forms, and self-reliance. The cultural and geopolitical contexts are accompanied by rare visual material, much of which appears in print for the first time.

29.00 EUR

No New Theories

Author: Kameelah Janan Rasheed
Title: No New Theories
Publisher: Printed Matter Inc. 
Subject: Artists' Books
Stock: sold out!

No New Theories builds on Kameelah Janan Rasheed’s accretive and associative installation work, bringing together xerox abstractions, poetic text fragments, and found as well as original photography to explore learning and unlearning as a spiritual, socio-political, ecological, and cognitive process.

With No New Theories Rasheed freely assembles her own writing, autocorrect algorithms, and Oulipian poems (short texts generated with the help of imposed constraints) alongside visuals drawn from her personal image archive, pop culture, zoological journals, quranic verses, and other sources. The work gathers these threads with an emphasis on the processes of revision and improvisation as she considers the entropic potential of meaning in place of fixed definitions.

At the heart of No New Theories is an expansive interview between Rasheed and Jessica Lynne, co-founder of the art criticism journal ARTS.BLACK. The conversation attempts to document their intellectual partnership, constructed through a layering process by which the original exchange is reworked and expanded with annotations, citations, and excerpted texts from writers Samuel R. Delany, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Emily Dickinson, and others.

26.00 EUR

Lithuanian Architects Assess the Soviet Era: The 1992 Oral History Tapes / Lietuvos architektai pasakoja apie sovietmetį: 1992 m. įrašai

Authors: John V. Maciuika, Marija Drėmaitė (eds.)
Title: Lithuanian Architects Assess the Soviet Era: The 1992 Oral History Tapes / Lietuvos architektai pasakoja apie sovietmetį: 1992 m. įrašai
Publisher: LAPAS books
Subject: Architecture, Cultural History
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In this book, the legendary Lithuanian architectural creators of modern Vilnius – Algimantas Nasvytis, Vytautas Edmundas Čekanauskas, Vytautas Brėdikis, and Gediminas Baravykas – offer their candid assessments of what it was like to plan, design, and build in the Lithuanian SSR. In 1992 the four architects were interviewed by the visiting Lithuanian-American John V. Maciuika, then a doctoral student at UC Berkeley, and currently a professor of art and architectural history at Baruch College and the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City. The interviews are presented in both the original Lithuanian and in English translation.

Introductory essays by the architectural historians John V. Maciuika and Marija Drėmaitė offer contrasting perspectives of the Soviet-Lithuanian historical context, as well as divergent modes for reconsidering the still-controversial Soviet legacy in Lithuania. 

This bilingual publication is lavishly illustrated throughout with rare archival images as well as photographs from the personal collections of the author and the architect-interviewees themselves.

13.00 EUR

Kolkata: City of Print

Author: Mara Züst
Title: Kolkata: City of Print
Publisher: Spector Books, Lyriqal Books
Subject: Graphic Design, Artists' Books
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Kolkata: City of Print is a literary essay by Mara Züst realized through research conducted during several stays in Kolkata and focused on different aspects of the print medium in this Indian city. Modern-day Kolkata is strongly identified with print, from artistic print making to lithographed circus posters produced in mass quantities. Print as an aesthetic element is also the mainstay of the design of the resulting experimental book project, which has just been released in English and Bengali. The book consists of a smallformat reader reproduced as a facsimile. It was produced locally in print workshops in Kolkata.

18.00 EUR

Creativity Exercises. Emancipatory Pedagogies in Art and Beyond

Authors: Dora Hegyi, Zsuzsa Laszlo, Franciska Zolyom  (eds.)
Title: Creativity Exercises. Emancipatory Pedagogies in Art and Beyond
Publishers: Sternberg Press, co-published with GfZK — Museum of  Contemporary Art Leipzig and tranzit.hu, Budapest
Subject: Art History, Exhibition Catalogue, Essays & Non-fiction
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The book contextualizes the Creativity Exercises—an amateur art course led by neo-avant-garde artists Miklos Erdely and Dora Maurer in Budapest from 1975 to 1977—within the postwar intellectual networks that connected artists, architects, educators, sociologists and other socially engaged professionals, fostering the exchange of ideas and concepts and making connections between different fields of knowledge. The first part of the publication consists of historical texts translated into English for the first time, including the exercise descriptions that functioned as the curriculum for the Creativity Exercises, studies written on the methods employed in the Creativity Exercises course, and parallel models for progressive pedagogies and art education. In the second part of the book, newly commissioned essays offer historical and transnational context for the 'case study' of the Creativity Exercises course. The impact that such 'creativity exercises' had on aesthetic, educational and institutional concepts, and the impulses for participation, co-creation, knowledge production and exchange that they continue to give—even beyond the realm of art—are the central themes of the book.

Laszlo Beke, Ildiko Enyedi, Miklos Erdely, Dora Maurer, Ferenc Merei and Tamas St. Auby, Eva Forgacs, Janna Graham, Dora Hegyi, Sandor Hornyik, Zsolt K. Horvath, Emese Kurti, Zsuzsa Laszlo, Marion von Osten, Axel Wieder

28.00 EUR

Tony Conrad. Writings

Authors: Tony Conrad; Constance DeJong and Andrew Lampert (eds.)
Title: Tony Conrad. Writings
Publisher: Primary Information
Subject: Artists' Writings, Art History
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Writings is the first collection to widely survey this singular polymath’s prolific activity as a writer. Edited by artists Constance DeJong and Andrew Lampert, the book spans the years 1961 – 2012 and includes fifty-seven pieces: essays originally published in small press magazines, exhibition catalogs, anthologies, and album liner notes, along with other previously unpublished texts. Conrad writes about his own work, with substantial contributions on The Flicker, Loose Connection, Four Violins, Articulation of Boolean Algebra for Film Opticals, Early Minimalism, Yellow Movies, Slapping Pythagoras, and Music and the Mind of the World, as well as that of his peers: Tony Oursler, Jack Smith, Rhys Chatham, and Henry Flynt, among others. He devotes critical essays both to grand subjects—horology, neurolinguistics, and the historical development of Western music—and more quotidian topics, such as television advertising and camouflage. He also writes on media activism, network communications, censorship, and the political and cultural implications of corporate and global media. No matter the topic or theme, Conrad always approaches his subjects with erudition, precision, and a healthy twist of humor.

Tony Conrad (1940–2016) was a multidisciplinary artist known for his groundbreaking art, music, films, and videos, although his work doesn’t fit comfortably within any of these disciplines. He eschewed categorization and actively sought to challenge the constraints of media forms, their modes of production, and the relationships of power embedded within them.

22.00 EUR

Dusty Pink

Author: Jean-Jacques Schuhl
Title: Dusty Pink
Publisher: semiotext(e)
Subject: Literature & Poetry
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Written with the hope of achieving a 'dreary distant banality,' Jean-Jacques Schuhl's first novel is a subjective stroll through an underground, glamorous Paris, a city that slips into the background but never disappears, hovering on the verge of its own suppression. An elegiac and luminous cut-up, Dusty Pink brings together race wire results, editions of France-Soir, the lyrics to well-known British songs, scripts from famous old films, pharmaceutical leaflets, fashion ads, and strips and scraps of culture in which the avant-garde and academicism blur in an overview of the cultural scene. This world of atmospheres, portraits, and dazzling associations of ideas creates a plane of shimmering surfaces.

Published in French in 1972, Jean-Jacques Schuhl's Dusty Pink became a cult classic. This is its first translation; translated by Jeffrey Zuckerman

14.00 EUR

The Householders. Robert Duncan and Jess

Author: Tara McDowell
Title: The Householders. Robert Ducan and Jess
Publisher: MIT Press
Subject: Art History, Literature & Poetry, Monographs
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"I'm a householder," the poet Robert Duncan once explained. "My whole idea of being able to work was to have a household." In this book, Tara McDowell examines the household (physical and conceptual) that Duncan established with the artist Jess, beginning in 1951 when the two men exchanged marriage vows, and ending with Duncan's death in 1988. For Duncan and Jess, the household—rather than the studio, gallery, or collective—provided the support structure for their art. Indeed, McDowell argues convincingly, their work was coextensive with their household. The material surroundings of their house in San Francisco and the daily rhythms of their domestic lives became part of their creative practice. 

Duncan wrote poetry that is romantic, ornate, and obscure; Jess (born Burgess Franklin Collins) created multi-imaged, complex collages and assemblages. McDowell explores their life and work—reading Duncan and Jess with and against each other, in alignment and misalignment. She examines their illustrated book Caesar's Gate, a collaborative effort that led them to reject collaboration; considers each man's lifelong preoccupation with an unfinished project, Jess's Narkissos and Duncan's The H.D. Book; and discusses their "origin myths" and self-made genealogies, describing them as a form of witness in the face of the calamities of the twentieth century.

28.00 EUR

Asukų knyga

Author: Beatričė Mockevičiūtė
Title: Asukų knyga
Publisher: self-published
Subject: Artists' Books
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Beatričė Mockevičiūtė associates the act of creating with the possibility to grasp that which is usually translucent and ephemeral in the everyday. Apartment blocks visited by reflections of the sun or truck tarpaulins blown about in the wind may be meticulously man-made, but they are also independent and unpredictable. A gaze is the main instrument which allows us to recognise and define such translucent characters of the everyday.

The book of 'Asukas' is the natural extension of the artist's exploration of the sun and the shadows, the translucent and the ephemera of the everyday. Limited edition of 50.

Gathered and bounded together on demand. 

45.00 EUR

Intermedia, Fluxus and the Something Else Press. Selected Writings

Author: Dick Higgins; Steve Clay, Ken Friedman (eds,)
Title: Intermedia, Fluxus and the Something Else Press. Selected Writings
Publisher: Siglio
Subject: Artists' Writings, Art History
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There are few art-world figures as influential—and as little known—as Dick Higgins (1938-1998), co-founder of Fluxus, 'polyartist,' poet, scholar, theorist, composer, performer and, not least, the publisher of the Something Else Press. In 1965 he restored the term 'intermedia' to the English language, giving it new dimension to recognize the dissolution of boundaries, the expansion of liminal spaces between traditional modes of art making, and the open field for new forms that cannot be compartmentalized. His own contributions to intermedia are many—as a participant and instigator of Happenings, as writer and composer straddling traditional and vanguard forms, among others—but it was the Something Else Press (1963-1974) that redefined how 'the book' could inhabit that energized, in-between space.

Something Else Press was as much a critical statement and radical experiment as it was a collection of books by some of the most luminary artists and writers of the twentieth century: Gertrude Stein, John Cage, Ray Johnson, Dieter Roth, Bern Porter, Emmett Williams, Robert Filliou, George Brecht, among many others. Along with his Great Bear pamphlet series and the Something Else Press newsletter, Higgins exploited and subverted conventional book production and marketing strategies to get unconventional and avant-garde works into the hands of new and often unsuspecting readers.

Edited by Granary Books publisher Steve Clay and Fluxus artist Ken Friedman, this judiciously curated and indispensable compendium of essays, theoretical writings and narrative prose by Higgins dives deep into the ever-influential ideas that he explored in theory and practice. (It also includes a substantial, highly illustrated Something Else checklist including Higgins’ jacket and catalog copy about the books he published.)

33.00 EUR

Kino

Author: Ricarda Roggan
Title: Kino
Publisher: Spector Books
Subject: Artists' Books
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Ricarda Roggan, an artist and passionate cineaste, frequently went to the cinema between 1994 and 1999 to photograph American films. She assigned her pictures to different categories: landscape, car, street, disaster, hotel. Her photos of America tell of a land of longing, of the hunger for images and the analogue possibilities of a pre-digital age as well as of the pleasure of watching explosions in half-empty cinemas at night. Kino shows a selection of her pictures shot on high-sensitivity 35 mm film.

28.00 EUR

Essays on Kitchens

Authors: chmara.rosinke; Ania Rosinke, Maciej Chmara (eds.)
Title: Essays on Kitchens
Publisher: Spector Books
Subject: Architecture, Cultural History, Design
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Essays on Kitchens summarizes contemporary discourses relating to the kitchen from the realms of sociology, design and gastrosophy. Based on six kitchens designed by the chmara.rosinke studio, the project examines different facets of the kitchen: its performative and representational functions and its social and societal role, as well as craft and design aspects. The volume explores how these norms and expectations have developed in public, gastronomic, and private settings, and how the kitchen has made its mark on cultural history.

22.00 EUR

Conversations with Filmmakers

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

Graphic 44: Berlin Issue - Studio Rental Guide

Authors: Bernd Grether, Kim Young Sam, Lee Aram, Shin Dokho (eds.)
Title: Graphic 44: Berlin Issue - Studio Rental Guide
Publisher: Propaganda
Subject: Graphic Design, Periodicals & Reprints
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Berlin is considered as one of the most desirable cities for young creatives. But the average wage in Berlin is significantly lower than any other city in Germany, and the city has long suffered from deficit spending. Reasonable living costs and rents actually pushed Berlin to become a powerhouse of creativity, and yet a recent surge in rent prices threatens to fundamentally change the city’s cultural ecology. Fourteen different studios from all over the city, from iconic studios to lesser-known practices, share stories about Berlin from their own perspectives, about what has and has not changed, and about their expectations and worries, preconceptions and realities.

Contributors: Büro Bum Bum, David Benski, Dinamo, Eps51, Fehras Publishing Practices, FM Aussenwerbung, Ham Minjoo, Kim Jungyun, Kulturplakatierung, Madeleine Morley, Martin Conrads, preggnant, Rimini Berlin, Ruohan Wang, Schick Toikka, Serge Rompza (NODE), Stahl R, Studio Pandan, Studio Santiago da Silva, Studio Yukiko

24.00 EUR

It’s Freezing in LA - Ozone (issue 5)

Author: Martha Dillon (ed.)
Title: It's Freezing in LA - Ozone (issue 5)
Publisher: It's Freezing in LA
Subject: Periodicals & Reprints
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Nothing should have flourished here, in this desert, in this country, under this reactionary government – and yet it did, and doesAlexander Harris, IFLA! issue 5

As green commentators speculate about the future of environmentalism in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, it is more important than ever that green thinking should grow and evolve. In issue 5, we explore new approaches to ideas about climate change. Some articles propose big green changes which might fit into a ‘post-corona’ portfolio of green proposals. Some reflect on the outcomes of existing green approaches, and others interrogate the purpose and ethics of new technologies that aim to improve the environment.

8.00 EUR

Pathos

Author: Dovilė Šimonytė
Title: Pathos
Publisher: Self-published
Subject: Artists' Books
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‘Pathos’ is the first graphic novel by Dovilė Šimonytė. Its semi-fictional narrative is based upon both personal and less personal experiences of dealing with mental and women’s health, the treatments and complications. Stories were gathered in saunas, coffee shops, and kitchens under the influence of heat, nudity, caffeine, and trust. It is set in a world where illness is on par with superstition and treatments come from charlatans or local witches who apply rather bizarre methods and techniques. Collectively, it takes the form of a pathological lie entwined with a wellness cult, long queues, and hope to get better.

Dovilė Šimonytė uses superstition and a vague knowledge of occult practices to tell stories about everyday life. Noting her ability to tell a tale more convincingly than the anecdote that actually happened, Šimonytė has vowed never to reveal the complete truth.

Edition of 200, risography, linocut*

20.00 EUR

Deux Soeurs

Authors: Beatrice Gibson; Alex Wieder (ed.)
Title: Deux Soeurs
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Essays & Non-fiction, Artists' Writings, Literature & Poetry
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From Audre Lorde and Adrienne Rich to Basma Alsharif and Pauline Oliveros, Deux Soeurs brings together a chorus of voices that explore representations of parenthood, friendship, and disobedience. The book acts as a reader to artist Beatrice Gibson’s films, I Hope I’m Loud When I’m Dead (2018) and Two Sisters Who Are Not Sisters (2019), and includes material that informed Gibson’s working process, together with the artist’s texts and notes used in both films. Turning to the figure of the poet as a guide in times of chaos, Deux Soeurs presents a framework for an ethics of artistic and social collaboration.

Texts by Robert Gluck, Ursula K. Le Guin, Audre Lorde, Eileen Myles, Alice Notley, Pauline Oliveros, Adrienne Rich

Contributions by Basma Alsharif, Erika Balsom, CA Conrad, Adam Christensen, Beatrice Gibson, Mason Leaver-Yap, Eileen Myles, Irene Revell

16.00 EUR

One Number Is Worth One Word

Authors: Luis Camnitzer; Ben Eastham (ed.); foreword by Brian Kuan Wood
Title: One Number Is Worth One Word (e-flux journal)
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Artists' Writings, Essays & Non-fiction
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For nearly sixty years, Luis Camnitzer has been obsessing about the same things. As an art student in Uruguay in 1960, he was part of a collective of artists, students, and educators who reformed the School of Fine Arts in Montevideo. Today, he is still an 'ethical anarchist' preoccupied with the role of education in redistributing power in society. With mischievous wit and wisdom, Camnitzer’s writings summons an inherent utopianism in egalitarian, participatory models of art education to identify how meaning is made.

One Number Is Worth One Word spans over half a century of the Conceptual artist’s radical engagement with art education and its institutions, from his student days in Uruguay and move to New York in 1964 to his current work and writings, with many texts published for the first time. This is a singularly authoritative, antiauthoritarian gathering of a life’s work in art, education, and activism.

18.00 EUR

The New Model. An Inquiry

Authors: Lars Bang Larsen, Maria Lind (eds.)
Title: The New Model. An Inquiry
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Art History, Exhibition Catalogue, Architecture
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For three weeks in October 1968, Stockholm’s Moderna Museet was transformed into a sprawling adventure playground that was free to access for children: Gunilla Lundahl and Palle Nielsen’s The Model: A Model for a Qualitative Society concatenated art, research, and urban activism into a visionary hybrid framework.

Half a century later, through a series of seminars, exhibitions, and new artworks, The New Model revisited this utopian intervention, reviving discussions of public participation, children’s agency, and shifting ideals of collective being. Curated by Lars Bang Larsen and Maria Lind, this inquiry took place from 2011 to 2015 at and around Tensta konsthall in one of Stockholm’s late modernist suburbs. Through essays, exhibition documentation, and dialogues with the participating artists—among them Magnus Bärtås, Hito Steyerl, Ane Hjort Guttu, and Dave Hullfish Bailey—this volume charts the evolution of two artistic, curatorial, and institutional experiments.

Contributions by Dave Hullfish Bailey, Magnus Bartas, Jessica Gogan, Ane Hjort Guttu, Lars Bang Larsen, Maria Lind, Gunilla Lundahl, Palle Nielsen, Hito Steyerl

 

22.00 EUR

When Fact Is Fiction. Documentary Art in the Post-Truth Era

Author: Nele Wynants (ed.)
Title: When Fact Is Fiction. Documentary Art in the Post-Truth Era
Publisher: Valiz
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
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What is the value of fiction at a time when fake news, alternative facts, and infotainment undermine the integrity of politics and media? This question is the common thread of When Fact Is Fiction. It brings together contributions by and about artists who probe the boundaries between fact and fiction. The ambiguous relationship between the documentary and the imaginary has been investigated and questioned within the arts for decades. The artists discussed in this volume deliberately blur the boundaries between what is generally known as ‘fiction’ and as ‘reality’. They share a fascination with the same problem: the impossible challenge of representing reality. Their artistic re-interpretation of oral and archival sources often has an explicit critical potential to rewrite history, rethink our present time or imagine possible futures.

Contributors: Pascal Gielen, Andrea Gorki, Charlotte Lybeer, Sigrid Merx, Patricia Portela, Jonas Rutgeerts, Nienke Sholts, Katharina Smets, Elly Van Goethem, Stefan Vanthuyne, Ludovik Vermeersch, Nele Wynants

23.00 EUR

Design Dedication. Adaptive Mentalities in Design Education

Author: Annelys de Vet (ed.)
Title: Design Dedication. Adaptive Mentalities in Design Education
Publisher: Valiz, Sanberg Instituut
Subject: Theory & Philosophy, Graphic Design
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Design Dedication makes a plea for adaptive mentalities within design pedagogy, with a non-normative approach to design practices. It explores an attitude in and towards design education that is socially engaged, politically aware, generous in approach, lyrical in tone, experimental in form and collaborative in practice. How can we talk about and bring out the political that’s inherent in the work that design students are doing? How to work on specific urgencies that are rooted in experience and narration? What are the underlying values of such a pedagogy? What kind of practices are developed in the context? How can an institute support and safeguard this? 

Design Dedication explores these approaches through statements from within and reaches out to design students, designers, artists, and teachers who are open to questioning their own practices and reformulating values in design dedication for a yet unpredictable, but surely dedicated tomorrow.

Contributors: Hannes Bernard, Michele Champagne, Rana Ghavami, Anja Groten, Agata Jaworska, Anstasia Kubrak, Sherida Kuffour, Gui Machiavelli, Daniel van der Velden and others.

20.00 EUR

O.oo No Magic In Riso

Authors: Lu Ihwa, Liu Yuxian, Vivian Wang
Title: O.oo No Magic in Riso. A billingual Risograph Tool Book
Publisher: O.oo Risograph and Design
Subject: Graphic Design
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Risograph is a brand of digital duplicators that are designed mainly for high-volume photocopying and printing. The process creates micro-imperfections in printing, similar to spontaneity, or even comparable to how improvisation in jazz can lead to an unexpected but pleasant result. The result of two years of research by O.OO, a graphic design studio based in Taipei, the main focus of this publication is colour separation and experimentation with images. The studio does not claim the colour separation methods described here to be absolute or the 'right' way, but offer resources in hopes that they can provide helpful advice in practice while on the path to professionalism in this field.

42.00 EUR

Solution 295-304. Mare Amoris

Author: Ingo Niermann
Title: Solution 295-304. Mare Amoris
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Artists' Writings
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It was the concept of the ocean as a global commons, free for everyone—first formulated by Hugo Grotius in his 1609 treatise, Mare Liberum—that stimulated a free global market. Today, the free market and the free ocean both suffer from rigorous, exploitive use. A new concept of how to relate to the ocean could transform the global economy and global politics. Solution 295–304: Mare Amoris proposes new practical, technological, and metaphysical scenarios of how to fall in love with the sea, and, eventually, have the sea fall in love with us.

w/ contributions by Marah J. Hardt, Eduardo Navarro

15.00 EUR

Where Are the Tiny Revolts?

Authors: Jeanne Gerrity, Anthony Huberman (eds.)
Title: Where Are the Tiny Revolts?
Publishers: Sternberg Press, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts
Subject: Essays & Non-Fiction, Artists' Writings, Literature & Poetry
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Driven by the central question 'What are we learning from artists today?' the first volume of the new series edited by Anthony Huberman and Jeanne Gerrity at the CCA Wattis, A Series of Open Questions, is informed by themes found in the work of Dodie Bellamy, such as contemporary forms of feminism and sexuality, the rebirth of the author, and ways in which vulnerability, perversion, vulgarity, and self-exposure can be forms of empowerment. Where are the tiny revolts? comprises a broad array of contributions, including memoir, theoretical essay, art-historical analysis, poetry, and fiction, as well as diverse visual elements, ranging from photographs by Anne McGuire and Mike Kuchar, among others, collages by Mary Beth Edelson, and drawings by Rosemarie Trockel.

Texts by Sara Ahmed, Nicole Archer, Georges Bataille, Dodie Bellamy, Michele Carlson, Thomas Clerc, Combahee River Collective, Bob Flanagan, Ursula K. Le Guin, Johanna Hedva, Glen Helfand, Juliana Huxtable, Alex Kitnick, Julia Kristeva, Audre Lorde, Lisa Robertson

Contributions by Marcela Pardo Ariza, Justin G. Binek, Kaucyila Brooke, Tammy Rae Carland, Mary Beth Edelson, Mike Kuchar, Anne McGuire, Patrick Staff, Frances Stark, Rosemarie Trockel

15.00 EUR

Architecture Itself and Other Postmodernization Effects

Author: Sylvia Lavin
Title: Architecture Itself and Other Postmodernization Effects
Publisher: Spector Books
Subject: Architecture, Exhibition Catalogue
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Postmodern architecture was characterized by four dominant beliefs: that architecture was distinct from the materiality of things; that history had an operative role to play in the present; that the emergence of a culture dominated by images enabled architects to equate drawing with authorship; and that architecture could secure its status among the arts by staking a claim to the exhibition space. While each strand of this belief system had deep historical roots, the expanding reach of American corporations played a crucial role in transforming these ideas into what was then termed the first global style. Architecture Itself and Other Postmodernist Myths features a series of fragments salvaged from canonic buildings of the late twentieth century together with archival materials from the CCA and other museum collections.

30.00 EUR

Anamorfozės: iškreiptos perspektyvos

Author: Jurgis Baltrušaitis
Title: Anamorfozės: iškreiptos perspektyvos
Publisher: Six Chairs Books 
Subject: Art History, Theory & Philosophy
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Save vadinęs lietuvių meno teoretiku, dailės istorikas, medievistas Jurgis Baltrušaitis didžiąją savo gyvenimo dalį praleido Paryžiuje, tad ir šiandien jis kur kas labiau žinomas Prancūzijoje nei Lietuvoje. Baltrušaičio tekstuose persipina Kaukazo kraštų meno tyrinėjimai, fantastiškieji vaizdiniai, mįslingi regėjimai, senųjų geometrijos ir perspektyvos tekstų studijos. Tyrinėdamas istorines meno formas ir jų raidą, autorius kartu analizavo ir žmogiškąją vaizduotę bei medijų vartojimo įpročius. 

Pirmą kartą lietuvių kalba išleista autoriaus knyga  „Anamorfozės: iškreiptos perspektyvos” (prancūzų kalba knyga  „Anamorphoses ounperspectives curieuses” išleista 1955 m., vėliau – ne kartą papildyta), kurią iš prancūzų kalbos vertė Daina Habdankaitė, pristato kerinčią anamorfozės reiškinio, istoriją ir atskleidžia monstrišką perspektyvos pusę, paisančią tikslių geometrijos taisyklių ir jungiančią meną ir mokslą, dailę ir filosofiją. 

Kaip knygos įžangoje pastebi vaizdo kultūros tyrinėtoja, menotyrininkė Odeta Žukauskienė: „Baltrušaitis neapsiriko sakydamas, kad anamorfozės priklauso ateities laikui, kuris tikriausiai jau atėjo. Anamorfozių tyrimai persikėlė į architektūrą ir urbanistiką, dizainą, literatūrą, kino ir naujųjų medijų teoriją, psichologiją ir kitas sritis, atskleisdami daugiaperspektyvumo ir daugialypumo principus: daugybės žiūros taškų buvimą ir požiūrio šališkumą, realybės paviršių fiktyvumą ir virtualių įsivaizduojamybės pasaulių santykį su realybe. „Tobulų technologijų sukurtos iliuzijos – taip pat anamorfozių kerai”, teigė jis. Kai anamorfinio formato objektyvai tapo plačiaekranio kino dalimi, anamorfozė įsiliejo ir į kompiuterinį daugiamačio vaizdo modeliavimą.” 

SPOILER ! The book is in Lithuanian! 

17.00 EUR

Design In a Frame of Emotion

Authors: Hannah Beachler with Jacqueline Stewart and Toni L. Griffin; Marielle Suba (ed.)
Title: Design in a Frame of Emotion (The Incidents Series)
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Essays & Non-fiction, Artists' Writings, Architecture
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Hannah Beachler is known as an award-winning production designer, but she tells the audience that she considers herself to be more of a story designer. As film stills and concept art from a few of those stories—MoonlightMiles AheadCreedLemonade, and Black Panther—flash across a screen, Beachler engages in a conversation with Jacqueline Stewart and Toni L. Griffin about set building and curation, urban design, location scouting, Afrofuturism, fictional histories, and Black feminist narratives, and elucidates her role: a designer behind on-screen tableaux that provide not only visual feasts of artistry and imagination but also intimate spaces of emotion, humanity, and constructed memory.

14.00 EUR

Politics of Food

Authors: Danni Burrows, Aaron Cezar (eds.)
Title: Politics of Food
Publisher: Sternberg Press, Delfina Foundation
Subject: Essays & Non-fiction, Theory & Philosophy
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The last decade has witnessed a proliferation of artists and artist collectives interrogating the global politics and ethics of food production, distribution, and consumption. As an important document of new research and thinking around the subject, this book, published with Delfina Foundation, contains reflections on food by prominent artists, anthropologists, and activists, amongst others. Interviews with chefs, policy makers, and agronomists critically assess and illuminate the ways the arts confront food-related issues, ranging from the infrastructure of global and local food systems, its impact on social organization, alternatives and sustainability, climate and ecology, health and policy, science and biodiversity, and identity and community.

Texts by Tim Lang, Raj Patel, Harry G. West; Conversations between Ferran Adria and Marta Arzak, Tamara Ben-Ari and Asuncion Molinos Gordo, Mark Hix and Patrick Holden, Michel Pimbert and Thomas Uhnak, Michael Vazquez and Michael Rakowitz; Contributions from Kathrin Bohm, Center for Genomic Gastronomy, Leone Contini, Cooking Sections, Chris Fite-Wassilak, Amy Franceschini and Michael Taussig, Fernando Garcia-Dory, Melanie Jackson, Dagna Jakubowska, Nick Lessing, Jane Levi, Poppy Litchfield, Candice Lin, Christine Mackey, Taus Makhacheva, Elia Nurvista, Senam Okudzeto, Thomas Pausz, Daniel Salomon, Vivien Sansour, Standart Thinking, Serkan Taykan, Lantian Xie, Raed Yassin

24.00 EUR

Jan Tschichold and the New Typography

Author: Paul Stirton 
Title: Jan Tschichold and the New Typography. Graphic Design Between the World Wars
Publisher: Bard Graduate Center, Yale University Press
Subject: Graphic Design, Art History, Monographs
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Illustrated with images from Jan Tschichold’s little-known private collection of design ephemera, this book explores a legendary figure in the history of modern graphic design through the artists, ideas, and texts that most influenced him. Tschichold (1902–1974), a prolific designer, writer, and theorist, stood at the forefront of a revolution in visual culture that made printed material more elemental and dynamic. His designs were applied to everyday graphics, from billboard advertisements and business cards to book jackets and invoices.

This volume offers a new understanding of Tschichold’s work, and of the underlying theories of the artistic movement he helped to form, by analyzing his collections: illustrations, advertisements, magazines, and books by well-known figures, such as Kurt Schwitters, El Lissitzky, Aleksandr Rodchenko, and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, and lesser-known artist-designers, including Willi Baumeister, Max Burchartz, Walter Dexel, and Piet Zwart. This book also charts the development of the New Typography, a broad-based movement across Central Europe that included 'The Ring,' a group formed by Schwitters in 1927. Tschichold played a crucial role in defining this movement, documenting the theory and practice in his most influential book, The New Typography (1928), still regarded as a seminal text of graphic design.

28.00 EUR

Changes, Notes on Choreography

Author: Merce Cunningham
Title: Changes, Notes on Choreography
Publisher: The Song Cave, Merce Cunningham Trust
Subject: Artists' Writings, Periodicals & Reprints
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Originally published in 1968 by Dick Higgins’ iconoclastic Something Else Press, the book can be viewed as a 170-page print version of an art performance piece. Just as Cunningham spent most of his career approaching choreography and movement in time and space from an original point of view, this book offers notes, images, and drawings of his work in a non-linear, non-traditional way. Taken together, they form a rich panorama of his ideas, work, and impulses, shown through a lens particular to the time and place of its initial publication.

This new edition, co-published with the Merce Cunningham Trust, coincides with nationwide events, presentations, and discussions about Cunningham, dance, and his influence on culture, and will introduce a new generation to one of the most original choreographers and artists of the 20th century.

25.00 EUR

Underbelly

Authors: Pakui Hardware; Alfred Weidinger, Jeannette Stoschek (eds.)
Title: Underbelly
Publisher: MdbK Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig
Subject: Exhibition Catalogue
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The book was published on the occasion of the solo exhibition Underbelly by a Lithuanian artist duo Pakui Hardware (Neringa Černiauskaitė and Ugnius Gelguda) at MdbK Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig. It encompasses an extensive theoretical text by a scholar Dr. Btihaj Ajana on quantified subjectivities and contemporary biopolitics, art critic's Ingrid Luquet-Gad's essay inserting the practice of Pakui Hardware into a wider philosophical and art historical network, as well as short text by curator Thomas Thiel and an interview with the artists by curator Inga Lace. The publication presents Underbelly installation and selected works by Pakui Hardware of the years 2018-2020.

14.00 EUR

Earthrise. Ecological Visions on Both Sides of the Wall

Author: Marco Scotini (ed.)
Title: Earthrise. Ecological Visions on Both Sides of the Wall
Publisher: Archive Books
Subject: Theory & Philosophy, Essays & Non-fiction, Exhibition Catalogue
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*billingual (Italian / English)

There is no question that ecological ideas have acquired a central role in contemporary episteme. In contrast, the heuristic function that these ideas can assume in the current polarisation is questionable: that which, over the last decade, has identified the environmental crisis with the (categorical and totalitarian) concept of the Anthropocene. Ecological discourse positioned itself inside historically situated trajectories that contributed to the transformation of aesthetical paradigms and political practices.
 
In the scenario that 1968 opened up, the transversal nature of subjectivity allowed it to cover different fields, beginning with the tension between the logic of a unitary discourse and the creation of a multiplicity of possible worlds, between the molar and the molecular, the micro and the macro. Ecological thought, as such, cannot help but conflict with that which is assumed to be homogeneous and constant, with that which forces the earth to be centred, measured, and expropriated, just as life must be biogenetically controlled, colonised, and subjected to patriarchy.

w/ contributions by 9999, Gianfranco Baruchello, Enrico Bonanate, Oriett Brombin, Valeri Ceregini, Antonio D'Avossa, Maja Fowkes, Piero Gilardi, Caterina Iaquinta, Petra K. Kelly, Henry  Martin, Marco Ornella, Daniela  Palazzoli, Marko Pogačnik, Marco Scotini, Ettore Sottsass, Elvira Vannini.

20.00 EUR

The Christmas Tree Island

Author: Minsook Kang
Title: The Christmas Tree Island
Publisher: self-published
Subject: Artists' Books
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I couldn't sleep very well because of the big noise of firecrackers, their popping sound. I went out for a walk in the morning of the New Year. And the street of New Year's was red with firecrackers from the night before. And a lot of Christmas trees started to be thrown away after the New Year celebration on the street, which was quite strange and shocking too. The abandoned tree around the trash can remind me of a ghost, a monster, or even typical graveyards in Korea. This even made me wonder there these many trees came from. As time went by, more and more Christmas trees started to be piled up near a friend's house. - Minsook Kang

30.00 EUR

Yvonne Rainer. Work 1961-73

Author: Yvonne Rainer
Title: Yvonne Rainer. Work 1961-73
Publisher: Primary Information
Subject: Art History, Artists' Writings, Periodicals and Reprints
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I have a longstanding infatuation with language, a not-easily assailed conviction that it, above all else, offers a key to clarity. Not that it can replace experience, but rather holds a mirror to our experience, give us distance when we need it. So here I am, in a sense, trying to ‘replace’ my performances with a book, greedily pushing language to clarify what already was clear in other terms. But, alas, gone. This has seemed one good reason to compile a book ‘out of’ the remains of my performances, letting the language fall where it may. Let it be said simply 'She usually makes performances and has also made a book.' - Yvonne Rainer

Originally published in 1974 by the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Yvonne Rainer’s Work 1961-73 documents the artist’s landmark early works at the intersection of dance, performance, and art. The publication provides multifaceted insight into some of the artist’s most celebrated choreographic works, including Terrain (1962), Trio A (1966), Continuous Project-Altered Daily (1970), War (1970), Street Action (1970), and This is the story of a woman who … (1973)among many others.

Assembled ostensibly as a survey, Work 1961-73 features a multitude of documentary forms, including scripts, excerpts from the artist’s notebooks, press reviews, correspondence, photographic documentation, literary excerpts, contextualizing texts by the artist, diagrams, film stills, floor plans, scores, and more. As such, the publication resembles an artist book that generously gives the reader access to Rainer’s modes of working, as well as the social and political context around which the work was made. The publication is also a book of writing, with the artist’s frank, witty, and sometimes humorous prose intimately leading the reader through each work.

36.00 EUR

Laukinės sielos. Baltijos šalių simbolizmo dailė

Author: Algė Andriulytė, Eglė Mikalajūnė (eds.)
Title: Laukinės sielos. Baltijos šalių simbolizmo dailė / Wild Souls. Symbolism in the Art of the Baltic States
Publisher: Lithuanian National Museum of Art / Lietuvos nacionalinis dailės mujziejus
Subject: Exhibition Catalogue, Art History
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Published on the occassion of the exhibition Wild Souls. Symbolism in the Art of the Baltic States at the National Gallery of Art in Vilnius, this catalogue presents a broad selection of symbolist paintings, sculptures and drawings and illustrations from the late 19th through early 20th c. by the artists from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Amongst them –  works by Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Ferdinandas Ruščicas, Petras Kalpokas, Antanas Vivulskis, Petras Rimša, Antanas Žmuidzinavičius, Janis Rozentals, Vilhelms Purvitis, Johann Walter, Peteris Krastinš, Emilija Gruzite, Kristjan Raud, Konrad Magi, Nikolai Triik, Oskar Kallis and Peet Aren. 

With texts by Rodolpje Rapetti, Algė Anfriulytė, Daiva Beliūnienė, Marita Berzine, Aija Braslina, Ieva Burbaitė, Gundega Cebere, Eero Epner, Danutė Gruzdienė, Linda Kaljundi, Jaak Kangliaski, Lola Annabel Kass, Dace Lamberga, Laima Laučkaitė, Mai Levin, Gunta Madlinska, Aistė Praškevičiūtė, Bart Pushaw, Liis Pahlapuu, Julija Račiūnaitė, Jurgita Rimkutė-Vainiuvienė, Genovaitė Vertelkaitė-Bartulienė. With a newly commissioned text 'Different Lithuanians in Vilnius in Confrontation with History' by OSVALDAS DAUGELIS.

22.00 EUR

Stockhausen Serves Imperialism

Author: Cornelius Cardew
Title: Stockhausen Serves Imperialism
Publisher: Primary Information
Subject: Theory & Philosophy, Art History 
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Originally published in 1974, Stockhausen Serves Imperialism is a collection of essays by the English composer Cornelius Cardew that provides a Marxist critique of two of the more revered avant-garde composers of the post-war era: Karlheinz Stockhausen and John Cage. A former assistant to Stockhausen and a champion of Cage in England, Cardew provides a cutting rebuke of the composers’ works and ideological positions, which he saw as reinforcing an imperialist order rather than spotlighting and serving the struggles of the working class.

The author also provides constructive criticism of his contemporaries Christian Wolff and Frederic Rzewski for utilizing politically progressive content, yet failing to work in a musical form that would appeal to the proletariat. Cardew’s music does not escape his own scrutiny: the book contains critiques and repudiations of his canonical compositions from the 1960s and early 1970s, Treatise and The Great Learning. Complimenting Cardew’s essays are writings by Rod Eley, who contributes 'A History of the Scratch Orchestra,' and John Tilbury, who contributes an 'Introduction to Cage’s Music of Changes.'

Stockhausen Serves Imperialism was initially published in a single edition by Latimer New Dimensions in 1974 and this edition is the first time the book has been published in its original form since.

Cornelius Cardew was an English composer and musician. He became well known in the 1960s for his experimental music and as a proponent in the United Kingdom of avant-garde composers such as John Cage, Morton Feldman, and La Monte Young. He was one of the founders of the Scratch Orchestra and an early member of the free improvisational group AMM. Several of his works from this period are considered hallmarks of post-war experimental music. In the early 1970s, Cardew abandoned avant-garde music and devoted his work to the people’s struggle, becoming more directly involved in left-wing activism.

17.00 EUR

The (In)Visible Vintage Shop

Author: Minsook Kang
Title: The (In) Visible Vintage Shop
Publisher: self-published
Subject: Artists' Books
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Winter in the Netherlands feels longer and darker. One winter day, I wanted to buy a table lamp for reading. My friend introduced me to this vintage shop near my house, which I visited for the first time in February of 2017. After my first visit in 2017, I visited the shop five times on an irregular basis next year in 2017. Usually, we met at 3 p.m. on Thursdays, and we talked until it got dark and became hungry. In every meeting, we talked for about two to three hours, just casual conversation. In this book, I wrote about fifteen hours of conversations I had with the vintage shop owner, and I would like to share this story with you. - Minsook Kang

30.00 EUR

The Bear in The Mirror

Author: Simone Forti
Title: The Bear in the Mirror
Publisher: Cornerhouse Publications, Vleeshal
Subject: Artists' Writings, Literature & Poetry
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Iʼve gathered so many books (….), all about the family. This is all washing over me like a waterfall. I canʼt figure out the genealogy, the chronology flows like currents that wind around each other at different rates. (…). And now Iʼm recognizing that Iʼm part of this tribe, this family of writers writing about our tribe.

These sentences can be found in Simone Fortiʼs new publication, The Bear in the Mirror – a wonderful collection of stories, prose-poems, drawings, photos, letters, notes and memories.

Simone Forti dives into the (his)stories of her family and of the woollen mills they once owned, trying to put all the myths and fragments of information into some kind of perspective. She takes us on a mind-provoking, mesmerizing journey through time and place, from December 1938 till the present moment, from Italy to Los Angeles.

Along the journey we find ourselves in different cities and in the woods, where we meet her family, bears, dogs and spiders.

 & the design by the dearest Nerijus Rimkus 

20.00 EUR

Notes on Fundamental Joy; seeking the elimination of oppression through the social and political transformation of the patriarchy that otherwise threatens to bury us

Author: Carmen Winant
Title: Notes on Fundamental Joy; seeking the elimination of oppression through social and political transformation of the patriarchy that otherwise threatens to burry us
Publisher: Printed Matter Inc. 
Subject: Artists' Books, Photography
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Notes on Fundamental Joy is an experimental work that sits at the cross section of an artists’ project and historical document, drawing from archival images borne out of the Ovulars, a series of darkroom/photography workshops held in various feminist & lesbian separatist communes of the early 80s across the Pacific Northwest.

It holds up the work of JEB, Clytia Fuller, Tee Corinne, Ruth Mountaingrove, Katie Niles, Carol Osmer, Honey Lee Cottrell, and others, documenting a community of women/womyn in their collective embrace of the ‘back to the land’ movement. Through the lens of pervasive image-making—women holding cameras, women taking pictures of women—the project considers the radical potential of social and political optimism predicated on the absence of men.

The photographs are accompanied by a running essay from Winant, stretched across the bottom of each page as if a low horizon line, considering the images’ collective power in picturing intimacy and pleasure. The self-reflexive text contends with the pull Winant feels towards these works—for their unabashedness and beauty—and considers how the images may have life and meaning outside of the subculture that produced them.

28.00 EUR

Carolee’s Magazine

Authors: Carolee Schneemann, Jenny Jaskey, A. E. Benenson  (eds.)
Title: Carolee's Magazine
Publisher: Koenig Books, The Artist's Institute
Subject: Artists's Books, Periodicals & Reprints
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Carolee’s is the second issue of The Magazine of the Artist’s Institute. Dedicated to Carolee Schneemann, 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

The Invention of the Neue Wilde. Painting and Subculture Around 1980

Authors: Benjamin Dodenhoff, Ramona Heinlein (eds.)
Title: The Invention of the Neue Wilde. Painting and Subculture Around 1980
Publisher: Walther Koenig
Subject: Art History
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This fresh perspective on the German painting movement of the late '70s and early '80s explores the community of artists such as Georg Baselitz, Anselm Kiefer, Martin Kippenberger and Albert Oehlen, drawing on forgotten photographic and documentary material as well as artists' posters, records, newspapers, video works and artists' books to give a social context for the Neue Wilde.

40.00 EUR

Four Basic Kinds of Lines and Color

Author: Sol LeWitt
Title: Four Basic Kinds of Lines & Colour
Publisher: Primary Information, Printed Matter
Subject: Artists' Books, Periodicals & Reprints
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This publication is a facsimile edition of Sol LeWitt’s iconic Four Basic Kinds of Lines & Colour. Originally published in 1977, the publication stands as an enduring example of LeWitt’s rigorous process-driven practice, which utilized simple conceptual parameters to generate complex and formally-diverse visual works.

Four Basic Kinds of Lines & Colour is a composite of two earlier publications—Four Basic Kinds of Straight Lines (1969) and Four Basic Colours and Their Combinations (1971). Each left-hand page offers a black and white study of four types of lines (vertical, horizontal, right-facing diagonal, left-facing diagonal) executed in all possible combinations, while right-hand pages present a combinatory system of lines in four colors (yellow, black, red, blue). The book opens with a two-page key overviewing all permutations that follow.

It is no secret that as a founder of American Conceptualism and one of its early theoreticians, LeWitt valued the idea and logical formulations of an artwork over the art-object. However, while one might suspect that such an adherence would prevent the creation of an aesthetically pleasing work, LeWitt’s efforts here and beyond prove otherwise.

Sol LeWitt was an American artist who worked across a variety of media, including drawing, painting, photography, and sculpture. His early formulations around conceptualism helped to define a generation of artists who prioritized ideas and concepts rather than subjective decision-making in the creation of an artwork. These ideas are most clearly noted in his 'Paragraphs on Conceptual Art' (1967) and 'Sentences on Conceptual Art' (1969) and he is perhaps best-known for pioneering the wall drawing, a work derived from a series of formal operations applied directly to the wall. Throughout his life, LeWitt produced artists’ books and was a co-founder of Printed Matter in 1976.

14.00 EUR

Queer Anthology of Wilderness

Author: Richard Porter (ed.)
Title: A Queer Anthology of Wilderness
Publisher: Pilot Press
Subject: Literature & Poetry, Artists' Writings
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featuring Zoe Leondard, Eileen Myles, Jimmy DeSana, Princess Julia, Olivia Lang, Simon Costin, Timothy Thornton, Marry Manning and many more !

14.00 EUR

Readymade Bodhisattva: the Kaya Anthology of South Korean Science Fiction

Authors: Sunyoung Park, Park Sang Joon (ed.)
Title: Readymade Bodhisattva: the Kaya Anthology of South Korean Science Fiction
Publisher: Kaya Press
Subject: Literature & Poetry
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Readymade Bodhisattva: The Kaya Anthology of South Korean Science Fiction presents the first book-length English-language translation of science and speculative fiction from South Korea, bringing together 13 classic and contemporary stories from the 1960s through the 2010s. From the reimagining of an Asimovian robot inside the walls of a Buddhist temple and a postapocalyptic showdown between South and North Korean refugees on a faraway planet to a fictional recollection of a disabled woman's struggle to join an international space mission, these stories showcase the thematic and stylistic versatility of South Korean science-fiction writers in its wide array. At once conversant with the global science-fiction tradition and thick with local historical specificities, their works resonate with other popular cultural products of South Korea—from K-pop and K-drama to videogames, which owe part of their appeal to their pulsating technocultural edge and their ability to play off familiar tropes in unexpected ways.

(...) The book also features a critical introduction, an essay on SF fandom in South Korea, and contextualizing information and annotations for each story.

Authors include Geo-il Bok, In-Hun Choi, Djuna, Soyeon Jeong, Bo-Young Kim, Changgyu Kim, Jung-hyuk Kim, Young-ha Kim, Taewoon Lim, Yunseong Mun, Seonghwan Park, Min-gyu Pak, I-Hyeong Yun, Seonghwan Park, Mingyu Pak and I-Hyeong Yun.

25.00 EUR

The World’s Worst: a Guide to the Portsmouth Sinfonia

Authors: Christopher M. Reeves, Aaron Walker (eds.); foreword by Gavin Bryars
Title: The World's Worst: a Guide to the Portsmouth Sinfonia
Publisher: Soberscove Press
Subject: Art History
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In 1970, galvanized in part by the musical experiments of avant-garde composers Gavin Bryars, John Cage and Cornelius Cardew, students at Portsmouth College of Art in England formed their own symphony orchestra. Christened the Portsmouth Sinfonia, its primary requirement for membership was that all players, regardless of skill, experience or musicianship, be unfamiliar with their chosen instruments. This restriction, coupled with the decision to play 'only the familiar bits' of classical music, challenged the Sinfonia’s audience to reconsider the familiar, as the ensemble haplessly butchered the classics at venues ranging from avant-garde music festivals to the Royal Albert Hall. By the end of the decade, after three LPs of their anarchic renditions of classical and rock music and a revolving cast of over 100 musicians—including Michael Nyman and Brian Eno—the Sinfonia would cease performing, never officially retiring.

The first book devoted to the ensemble, The World’s Worst: A Guide to the Portsmouth Sinfonia examines the founding tenets, organizing principles and collective memories of the Sinfonia, whose historical position as 'the world’s worst orchestra' underplays its unique accomplishment as a populist avant-garde project in which music, collectivity and humor all flourished. The unorthodox journey of the Sinfonia unfolds here through interviews with the orchestra’s original members and publicist/manager, magazine publications, photographs and unseen archival material, alongside an essay by Christopher M. Reeves.

28.00 EUR

Alternative Art New York

Author: Julie Ault (ed.)
Title: Alternative Art New York
Publisher: Minnesota UP and The Drawing Centre, New York
Subject: Art History, Theory & Philosophy
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By the mid-1960s, New York’s art establishment-its major museums and galleries-had ceased to reflect the city’s diversity and had largely ignored the decade’s social, political, and cultural ferment. In response, marginalized artists created an oppositional network of organizations, exhibit spaces, and cooperative galleries that both paralleled and challenged the status quo. This alternative art movement flourished for more than two decades, repositioning New York at the center of international contemporary art. Alternative Art New York brings together a diverse group of artists and critics to explore the origins and evolution of this diffuse and vibrant cultural scene from a variety of perspectives: political, philosophical, organizational, economic, and aesthetic. 

Locating the movement within both the art world and its larger social and political context, these authors decipher the shifting configurations of cultural power in this period and the complex relationship between the mainstream and the marginal. With a unique, annotated chronology of the alternative art scene from 1965 to 1985, and illustrated with 150 images of key works, installations, and exhibits; reproductions of posters, communiques, and other ephemera; and photographs of protests and meetings, this volume is an important work of contemporary art history and a valuable sourcebook that suggests the basis for the return of an artist-driven cultural economy.

Contributors: Martin Beck; Juli Carson, UCLA; Jim Cornwell; David Deitcher, Cooper Union; Arlene Goldbard; Miwon Kwon, UCLA; Lucy R. Lippard; Alan Moore; Brian Wallis, International Center of Photography.

27.00 EUR

Touch Your Sky With Your Eye

Author: David Horvitz
Title: Touch the Sky With Your Eye
Publisher: Jean Boite Editions
Subject: Artists' Books, Kids
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Touch the sky with your eye is a children’s artist book designed by American artist David Horvitz. In the form of a bilingual alphabet, it offers to the young audiences familiarity with 26 words and concepts in English and French. The publication is also an opportunity to develop for each letter a performative action to make a collection of poetic instruments.

As part of the tradition of conceptual action books, David Horvitz proposes for Jean Boite Editions a long poem that will immerse adults in the children's imagination while allowing them to pay close attention to the nature that surrounds them. To play with the notion of stretching time or to move the immateriality of certain elements.

From 'In a forest find a tree as tall as you' to 'write a poem to a mountain', the ensemble is richly illustrated with 26 watercolors by David Horvitz, and translated into French by the artist Julien Bismuth.

17.00 EUR

Real Review 9

Author: Jack Self (ed.)
Title: Real Review 9
Publisher: Real Review
Subject: Periodicals and Reprints
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/Aren't these strange times? We interview Ryuichi Sakamoto on the meaning of good timing. Olafur Eliasson presents a special artwork to help us feel more together, while Will Self reviews deep adaptation and the ellipsis. Curator Sarah Mccory reviews the work of feminist artist Alexis Hunter, who in turn reviews why the wives of Marxists still do the housework. Extinction Rebellion publish a manifesto and call to arms, while Cressida Brotherstone and Harley Weir review art therapy and neurodiversity. Hito Steyerl reviews the algorithms designed to distinguish faces from butts. Giorgio Agamben reviews the contemporary.

Also in the issue: Amy Romer reviews modern-day slavery, while Jack Self reviews the invention of the Japanese housewife and how edging reframes being. Elisabeth Kendall reviews Jihadi poetry, Tamar Shafrir reviews Vitruvius, Raven Smith reviews the endless cycle of fashion and Zoe Ritts reviews the pop-up./

10.00 EUR

Picture Cycle

Author: Masha Tupitsyn
Title: Picture Cycle
Publisher: semiotext(e)
Subject: Essays & Non-fiction
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In exchange for studying what each fraudulent cell looks like under a merciless commercial and commodified lens, viewers enable late-capitalism to run more smoothly by calling in with their votes, as is the case with Reality TV. From the inside, secrecy appears eradicated, as though secrets or coded transparencies comprise the totality of injustice, rather than just one part. Justice is reduced to a vantage point. We see and we see and we see ad infinitum.—from Picture Cycle

With her debut collection Beauty Talk & Monsters (2007), Masha Tupitsyn established a new genre of hybrid writing that melded film criticism, philosophy, and autobiography. Picture Cycle continues Tupitsyn's multigenre investigation of the personal and cultural annals of memory, identity, and spectatorship, both on and off the screen. Composed over a ten-year period, Picture Cycle is a pioneering collection whose sharp and knowing vignette-like essays form a critical autobiography of the daily images in our lives. Deftly covering a range of theoretical and cinematic frameworks, Tupitsyn traces here the quickly vanishing line between onscreen and offscreen, predigital and postdigital. The result is a unique intellectual study of the uncanny formation of our life's biographies through images.

17.00 EUR

#30. New Lithuanian Painting / #30. Naujoji Lietuvos tapyba

Author: Birutė Pankūnaitė (ed.)
Title: #30. New Lithuanian Painting
Publisher: Artseria
Subject: Art History
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According to art historian David Joselit, contemporary painting is special in that 'it marks, stores, scores, and speculates on time'. Capturing a certain segments of the present time as a source of information about subjects is the main purpose of the publication. 

We do not want to asssert that painting leads other art forms or is superior to them. We also do not want to assert that it can be  definitively characterized, because no medium has a constant meaning or substance. Therefore, today's artistic practice is often somewhere 'beyond painting', seeking to emerge beyond itself and to redefine itself. It is a story of how painting absorbs non-painterly ideas and moves outward more than inward (...)

Therefore, this publication summarizes an innovative look at the traditional art discipline. In this digital age, a book of reproductions is still relevant: it finds its readers.  (...) In addition to illustrations, this publication contains critical exts from art historians of various generatoons as well as statemets by the artists, so it should be a book of interest to those seeking interpretations and information. Thirty young creators (up to the age of 25) have been selected. We looked for innovative views, actions and objects that take the traditional approach to painting in a new direction. - Birutė Pankūnaitė 

w/ texts by Eglė Juocevičiūte and Emilija Švobaitė

Artists: Kristina Ališauskaitė, Margarita Božkaitė, Kazimieras Barzdžiūnas, Eglė Butkutė, Algimantas Černiauskas, Adomas Danusevičius, Indrė Ercmonaitė, Mykolė Ganusauskaitė (Mykolė), Marija Griniuk, Eglė Jaucems, Jonas Jurcikas, Linas Jusionis, Eglė Karpavičiūtė, Petras Lincevičius, Kristina Mažeikaitė, Alina Melnikova, Rūtenė Merk, Auksė Miliukaitė, Donata Minderytė, Eglė Norkutė, Vita Opolskytė, Monika Plentauskaitė, Povilas Ramanauskas, Dominykas Sidorovas, Rosanda Sorakaitė, Simona Statkevičienė (Lukoševičiūtė), Gabrielė Šermukšnytė, Ina Šilina ir Darius Jaruševičius, Eglė Ulčickaitė, Rūta Vadlugaitė

*bilingual (LT/EN)

18.00 EUR

Foto Vėros Šleivytės

Authors: Milda Dainovskytė, Agnė Narušytė (eds.)
Title: Foto Vėros Šleivytės
Publisher: Kupiškio etnografijos muziejus
Subject: Photography, Monographs
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1906 m. gruodžio 6 d. Antašavoje gimusi Veronika (Vėra) Šleivytė, anksti suprato, kad nori tapti menininke ir ryžtingai siekė užsibrėžto tikslo. Baigusi keturias Kupiškio progimnazijos klases, metus (1923–1924 m.) mokytojavo kaimo bendruomenės įkurtoje mokykloje, organizavo kursus. 1924 m. ėmėsi studijų Kauno meno mokykloje, kur dėl silpnos sveikatos praleido dešimtmetį, bei įsitraukė į aktyvų visuomeninį gyvenimą. Dviejose skirtingose epochose gyvenusi menininkė, gimtinėje iki šiol buvo žinoma kaip grafikė ir tapytoja, tad nedaug kam buvo girdėta, kad tarpukariu ji reiškėsi kaip fotografė. Įsigijusi savo pirmąjį fotoaparatą Šleivytė aistringai fiksavo šeimos kasdienybę, keliones, parodas ir mylimasias, o likusi viena, asmeninėje erdvėje ji objektyvo pagalba neretai ironišku žvilgsiu stebi save tarsi klaustų – Kokia ta Vėra?

Leidinyje pristatoma plati autorės fotografijų kolekcija nejučia virstanti ištisu jos gyvenimo pasakojimu. Atidžiai, žalio rašalo antspaudu 'Foto Vėros Šleivytės' ir komentarais nuotraukas virtusias atvirlaiškiais žymėjusi Šleivytė tokiu būdu išsaugojo savo istoriją.

Autorės palikimas, kurį sudaro fotografijos, draugų ir mylimų moterų laiškai, eskizai, užrašai ir paveikslai, po jos mirties 1998 m. perduotas į Kupiškio etnografijos muziejaus fondus. 

Billingual! (LT/EN) Texts by Milda Dainovskytė, Ieva Burbaitė, Agnė Narušytė, Laima Kreivytė

 

40.00 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 Dimentional Aural, Optic, Olfactory, Epithelial, and Tactile Art Forms
Publisher: Primary Information
Subject: Art History, Artists' Books, Periodicals and Reprints
Stock: sold out !

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. This diagram is one of several versions that Maciunas made that traces the influences that he viewed as fundamental to Fluxus’ development and operation. As the movement’s founder, figurehead, and graphic designer, Maciunas was responsible for Fluxus’ strong graphic identity, which is evident here, and one can also see Diagram of Historical Development through the lens of Maciunas’ Learning Machines, which consisted of diagrams, maps, and lists that prized non-linearity and correlative overlap between various historical fields of knowledge.

14.00 EUR

Juozas Galkus. Kūryba / Creative Work

Authors: Gražina Gurnevičiūtė, Živilė Intaitė (eds.)
Title: Juozas Galkus. Kūryba / Creative Work
Publisher: Lithuanian Art Museum
Subject: Monographs, Graphic Design
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The Lithuanian poster is unimaginable without Juozas Galkus. He is one of the most prominent artists in this genre, who's artistic innovations have greatly contributed to the processes of modernisation in the latter part of the 20th century. He helped to shape the Lithuanian school of poster design and has represented the country at important international exhibitions. Many of his posters remain relevant today. His nearly 50 years of educational work at the Vilnius Academy of Arts (VAA) Graphic Art Department were highly memorable, having spawned a poster design teaching methodology and educated several generations of poster designers.

12.00 EUR

Over There. A Queer Anthology of Joy

Author: Richard Porter (ed.)
Title: Over Threre. A Queer Anthology of Rage
Publisher: Pilot Press
Subject: Artists' Writings, Zines
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Anthology number two asks what is joy? Is joy possible in the world today? If so, how do queer people imagine or experience it? Over 30 writers, artists and performers consider queer joy with contributors including Eileen Myles, Wayne Koestenbaum, Hilton Als, AA Bronson, Timothy Thornton, Sophie Robinson, Eley Williams and Honey Dijon.

16.00 EUR

Wages Against Artwork

Author: Leigh Claire La Berge
Title: Wages Against Artwork. Decommodified Labor and the Claims of Socially Engaged Art
Publisher: Duke UP
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
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The last twenty years have seen a rise in the production, circulation, and criticism of new forms of socially engaged art aimed at achieving social justice and economic equality. In Wages Against Artwork Leigh Claire La Berge shows how socially engaged art responds to and critiques what she calls decommodified labor—the slow diminishment of wages alongside an increase in the demands of work. Outlining the ways in which socially engaged artists relate to work, labor, and wages, La Berge examines how artists and organizers create institutions to address their own and others' financial precarity; why the increasing role of animals and children in contemporary art points to the turn away from paid labor; and how the expansion of MFA programs and student debt helps create the conditions for decommodified labor. In showing how socially engaged art operates within and against the need to be paid for work, La Berge offers a new theorization of the relationship between art and contemporary capitalism.

26.00 EUR

Propositions For Non-Fascist Living, Tentative and Urgent

Authors: Maria Hlavajova, Wietske Maas (eds.)
Title: Propositions For Non-Fascist Living, Tentative and Urgent
Publisher: BAK, MIT Press
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
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Propositions for Non-Fascist Living begins from the urgent need to model a world decidedly void of fascisms during a time when the rise of contemporary fascisms threatens the very foundations of a possibility for common life. Borrowing from Michel Foucault's notion of 'non-fascist living' as an 'art of living counter to all forms of fascism,' including that 'in us all… the fascism that causes us to love power, to desire the very thing that dominates and exploits us,' the book addresses the practice of living rather than the mere object of life.

Artists, theorists, activists, and scholars offer texts and visual essays that engage varied perspectives on practicing life and articulate methods that support multiplicity and difference rather than vaunting power and hierarchy. Architectural theorist Eyal Weizman, for example, describes an 'unlikely common' in gathering evidence against false narratives; art historian and critic Sven Lütticken develops a non-fascist proposition drawn from the intersection of art, technology, and law; philosopher Rosi Braidotti explores an ethics of affirmation and the practices of dying.

Contributors include Rosi Braidotti, Denise Ferreira da Silva, Jota Mombaca, and Thiago de Paula Souza, Forensic Architecture, Stefano Harney and Fred Moten, Patricia Kaersenhout and Lukaš Likavčan, Sven Lütticken, Jumana Manna, Dan McQuillan, Shela Sheikh, Eyal Weizman, Mick Wilson

18.00 EUR

Notes Made While Falling

Author: Jenn Ashworth 
Title: Notes Made While Falling
Publisher: Goldsmiths Press
Subject: Literature & Poetry
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Notes Made While Falling is both a genre-bending memoir and a cultural study of traumatized and sickened selves in fiction and film. It offers a fresh, visceral, and idiosyncratic perspective on creativity, spirituality, illness, and the limits of fiction itself. At its heart is a story of a disastrously traumatic childbirth, its long aftermath, and the out-of-time roots of both trauma and creativity in an extraordinary childhood.

Moving from fairgrounds to Agatha Christie, from literary festivals to neuroscience and the Bible, from Chernobyl to King Lear, Ashworth takes us on a fantastic journey through familiar landscapes transformed through unexpected encounters and comic combinations. The everyday provides the ground for the macabre and the absurd, as the narration twists and stretches time. Hovering on the edge of madness, writing, it seems, might keep us sane—or might just allow us to keep on living.

In Notes Made While Falling, Ashworth calls for a redefinition of the creative work of thinking, writing, teaching, and being, and she underlines the necessity of a fearlessly compassionate and empathic attention to vulnerability and fragility.

22.00 EUR

Choreografija: meno rašymas šiuolaikinėje dailės kritikoje

Author: Danutė Gambickaitė (ed.)
Title: Choreografija: meno rašymas šiuolaikinėje dailės kritikoje
Publisher: artbooks.lt, artnews.lt
Subject: Essays & Non-fiction, Art History
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Šis leidinys yra pirmoji knyga lietuvių kalba, kuri pristato meno rašymo reiškinį. Tai – dailės kritikos ir refleksijos būdas, peržengiantis įprastas meno kritikos žanrų ribas. Neretai tokiuose tekstuose atskleidžiama kaip teksto autorių paveikė paroda, menininkas, meno lauko reiškinys, patirtą objektą aprašant per save. Kaip įžangoje teigia knygos sudarytoja, "Tai yra pats nuogiausias, intymiausias ir jautriausias meno refleksijos būdas." Knygoje pristatoma meno rašymo teorija ir istorija, apžvelgiama termino reikšmė, jo formavimasis, adaptacija ir raida, aptariamos apraiškos Lietuvos šiuolaikinės dailės kontekste ir svarbiausi šio pobūdžio tekstų autoriai bei jų įtaka vaizduojamųjų menų kritikai. Leidinyje pateikiami reiškinio praktiniai pavyzdžiai, kuriuos iliustruoja Lietuvos kultūrinėje periodikoje nuo 2000 metų iki dabar publikuoti parodų recenzijų pavidalo tekstai. Dizainerio Nerijaus Rimkaus apipavidalintoje rinktinėje sugulė menotyrininkų, kuratorių ir menininkų – Tautvydo Bajarkevičiaus, Neringos Černiauskaitės, Aurido Gajausko, Danutės Gambickaitės, Monikos Kalinauskaitės, Aistės Kisarauskaitės, Valentino Klimašausko, Monikos Lipčic ir Agnės Narušytės – tekstai.

SPOILER ! This book is in Lithuanian!

13.00 EUR

The Ghetto Lane in Vilnius. Žydų gatvė

Authors: Moi Ver (Moišė Ravivas Vorobeičikas); Mindaugas Kvietkauskas (ed.)
Title: The Ghetto Lane in Wilna / Žydų gatvė
Publisher: The Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore / Lietuvių literatūros ir tautosakos institutas
Subject: Periodicals & Reprints, Photography
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‘The Ghetto Lane in Wilna’ was first published in Zürich and Leipzig in 1931. Written in four languages, for a long time already its first edition is considered a real bibliophile treasure, full of its legends and uncertain presumptions. The lovers of photography, Judaica or the history of Vilnius appreciate this mini-album as a remarkable publication where Vilnius – the Jerusalem of Lithuania  is turned into the space for the avant-garde photographical experiments.

*facsimile edition

33.00 EUR

Ways of Hearing

Author: Damon Krukowski
Title: Ways of Hearing
Publisher: MIT Press
Subject:  Music, Essays & Non-fiction
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Our voices carry farther than ever before, thanks to digital media. But how are they being heard? In this book, Damon Krukowski examines how the switch from analog to digital audio is changing our perceptions of time, space, love, money, and power.

In Ways of Hearing—modeled on Ways of Seeing, John Berger's influential 1972 book on visual culture—Krukowski offers readers a set of tools for critical listening in the digital age. Just as Ways of Seeing began as a BBC television series, Ways of Hearing is based on a six-part podcast produced for the groundbreaking public radio podcast network Radiotopia. Inventive uses of text and design help bring the message beyond the range of earbuds.

Each chapter of Ways of Hearing explores a different aspect of listening in the digital age: time, space, love, money, and power. Digital time, for example, is designed for machines. When we trade broadcast for podcast, or analog for digital in the recording studio, we give up the opportunity to perceive time together through our media. On the street, we experience public space privately, as our headphones allow us to avoid 'ear contact' with the city. Heard on a cell phone, our loved ones' voices are compressed, stripped of context by digital technology. Music has been dematerialized, no longer an object to be bought and sold. With recommendation algorithms and playlists, digital corporations have created a media universe that adapts to us, eliminating the pleasures of brick-and-mortar browsing. Krukowski lays out a choice: do we want a world enriched by the messiness of noise, or one that strives toward the purity of signal only?

18.00 EUR

Networking the Bloc. Experimental Art in Eastern Europe 1965-1981

Author: Klara Kemp-Welch
Title: Networking the Bloc. Experimental Art in Easter Europe 1965-1981
Publisher: MIT Press
Subject: Art History, Theory & Philosophy
Stock: sold out! 

Throughout the 1970s, a network of artists emerged to bridge the East-West divide, and the no less rigid divides between the countries of the Eastern bloc. Originating with a series of creative initiatives by artists, art historians, and critics and centered in places like Budapest, Poznań, and Prague, this experimental dialogue involved Western participation but is today largely forgotten in the West. In Networking the Bloc, Klara Kemp-Welch vividly recaptures this lost chapter of art history, documenting an elaborate web of artistic connectivity that came about through a series of personal encounters, pioneering dialogues, collaborative projects, and cultural exchanges. Countering the conventional Cold War narrative of Eastern bloc isolation, Kemp-Welch shows how artistic ideas were relayed among like-minded artists across ideological boundaries and national frontiers.

Much of the work created was collaborative, and personal encounters were at its heart. Drawing on archival documents and interviews with participants, Kemp-Welch focuses on the exchanges and projects themselves rather than the personalities involved.

45.00 EUR

Garden of Memory

Authors: Etel Adnan, Bon Willson, Simone Fattal; Mouna Mekouar (ed.)
Title: Garden of Memory
Publisher: Walther Koenig
Subject: Exhibion Catalogue, Artists' Writings
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Etel Adnan, Simone Fattal and Robert Wilson create a universe where poetry, sound and sculpture overlap, as well as a framework that enables them to construct situations in which memories are transformed into objects, objects into memories, fiction into reality, and reality into fiction. It is based on a succession of these shared memories and experiences, manifested in the form of a mental landscape, a non-linear narrative and a choreography filled with both immutable and variable elements. The thrust behind it all is the reading of a poem by Etel Adnan, Surge

The book, published in conjunction with an exhibition at Musee Yves Saint-Laurent in Marrakech, Morocco, include poems and an essay by Etel Adnan, as well as a conversation between Etel Adnan, Simone Fattal, and Mouna Mekouar.  

*Billingual (EN/FR)

20.00 EUR

Surveillance. A Typology of Oppression

Author: Valentyn Odnoviun
Title: Surveillance. A Typology of Oppression
Publisher: artprint.lt, Lithuanian Culture Research Institute
Subject: Photography
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The book consists of photographs of the walking yard and prison cell door spyholes in former political prisons in Eastern Europe (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Poland, Germany). The same places were used for similar purposes by different oppressive systems.

The actual work call into question the relation between what we see and what we perceive in advance of the act of recognition. These photographs emphasize the borders not only of human perception, but the border where the consequences of human action meet reason.

Texts by Agnė Narušytė, Jan Gustav Fiedler

35.00 EUR

The Detroit Printing Co-op

Author: Danielle Aubert
Title: The Detroit Printing Co-op. The Politics of the Joy of Printing
Publisher: Inventory Press
Subject: Essays & Non-fiction
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In 1969, shortly after moving to Detroit, Lorraine and Fredy Perlman and a group of kindred spirits purchased a printing press from a defunct militant printer and the Detroit Printing Co-op was born. The Co-op would print the first English translation of Guy Debord’s Society of the Spectacleand journals like Radical America, formed by the Students for a Democratic Society; books such as The Political Thought of James Forman printed by the League of Revolutionary Black Workers; and the occasional broadsheet, such as Judy Campbell’s stirring indictment, 'Open letter from ‘white bitch’ to the black youths who beat up on me and my friend.'

Fredy Perlman was not a printer or a designer by training, but was deeply engaged in ideas, issues, processes, and the materiality of printing. His exploration of overprinting, collage techniques, varied paper stocks, and other experiments underscores the pride of craft behind these calls to action and class consciousness. 

Building on in-depth research conducted by Danielle Aubert, a Detroit-based designer, educator, and the author of Thank you for the view, Mr. Mies, this book explores the history, output and legacy of the Perlmans and the Co-op in a highly illustrated testament to the power of printing, publishing, design, and distribution.

30.00 EUR

Optimizmo architektūra: Kauno fenomenas 1918–1940

Author: Marija Drėmaitė (ed.)
Title: Optimizmo architektūra: Kauno fenomenas 1918-1940
Publisher: Lapas
Subject: Architecture
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Kaunui netikėtai tapus laikinąja Lietuvos sostine, miesto transformacija prilygo stebuklui. Kauno tapatybė radikaliai pasikeitė: per mažiau nei 20 metų gyventojai pavertė miestą modernia, elegantiška, europietiška sostine. Architektūra čia atliko didelį vaidmenį.

Ši knyga yra ne vien apie miestą ir ne vien apie architektūrą. Ji yra apie nuolat gimstančias ir žlungančias viltis, apie kūrybos pastangas ir įkvepiantį optimizmą, apie idėjų ir formų migraciją, lokalumą ir bendrumą, apie meną ir laisvę, karą ir priespaudą. Apie praeities formų ir idėjų kaitą bei jų santykį su šiandiena.

Texts by Giedrė Jankevičiūtė, Marija Drėmaitė, Vaidas Petrulis, Vilma Akmenytė-Ruzgienė, Norbertas Černiauskas, Paulius Tautvydas Laurinaitis, Arvydas Pakštalis, Viltė Migonytė-Petrulienė.

Spoiler! This book is in Lithuanian! 

15.00 EUR

Anthropocene Poetics. Deep Time, Sacrifice Zones, and Extinction

Author: David Farried
Title: Anthropocene Poetics. Deep Time, Sacrifice Zones, and Extinction
Publisher: University of Minnesotta Press
Subject: Theory & Philosophy, Literature & Poetry
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The Anthropocene describes how humanity has radically intruded into deep time, the vast timescales that shape the Earth system and all life-forms that it supports. The challenge it poses—how to live in our present moment alongside deep pasts and futures—brings into sharp focus the importance of grasping the nature of our intimate relationship with geological time. In Anthropocene Poetics, David Farrier shows how contemporary poetry by Elizabeth Bishop, Seamus Heaney, Evelyn Reilly, and Christian Bok, among others, provides us with frameworks for thinking about this uncanny sense of time.

Looking at a diverse array of lyric and avant-garde poetry from three interrelated perspectives—the Anthropocene and the 'material turn' in environmental philosophy; the Plantationocene and the role of global capitalism in environmental crisis; and the emergence of multispecies ethics and extinction studies—Farrier rethinks the environmental humanities from a literary critical perspective. Anthropocene Poetics puts a concern with deep time at the center, defining a new poetics for thinking through humanity’s role as geological agents, the devastation caused by resource extraction, and the looming extinction crisis

20.00 EUR

Reverse Cowgirl

Author: McKenzie Wark
Title: Reverse Cowgirl
Publisher: semiotext(e)
Subject: Essays & Non-fiction, Theory & Philosophy
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ANOTHER GENRE FOR ANOTHER GENDER

What if you were trans and didn't know it? What if there were some hole in your life and you didn't even know it was there? What if you went through life not knowing why you only felt at home in your body at peak moments of drugs and sex? What if you expended your days avoiding an absence, a hole in being? Reverse Cowgirl is not exactly a memoir. The author doesn't, in the end, have any answers as to who she really is or was, although maybe she figures out what she could become.

Traveling from Sydney in the 1980s to New York today, Reverse Cowgirl is a comedy of errors, chronicling the author's failed attempts at being gay and at being straight across the shifting political and media landscapes of the late twentieth century. Finding that the established narratives of being transgender don't seem to apply to her, Wark borrows from the genres of autofiction, fictocriticism, and new narrative to create a writing practice that can discover the form of a life outside existing accounts of trans experience: an auto-ethnography of the opacity of the self.

15.00 EUR

Excerpts from the 1971 Journal of Rosemary Mayer

Authors: Rosemary Mayer; Marie Warsh (ed.)
Title: Excerpts from the 1971 Journal of Rosemary Mayer
Publisher: Soberscove
Subject: Artists' Writings, Art History
Stock: sold out! 

Rosemary Mayer (1943–2014) began her career in the late 1960s, experimenting with conceptual art while a student at the School of Visual Arts and as a contributor to the journal 0 TO 9. In 1971, she began to focus on the use of fabric as a primary medium for sculpture, to more actively pursue opportunities to exhibit her work, and to participate in a feminist consciousness-raising group. This was a pivotal period in Mayer’s life and career, and she documented it in remarkable detail in her 1971 journal.

With deep self-awareness and honesty, Mayer reveals herself, at age 28, in the process of committing more fully to life as an artist. In her journal, she records her ambitions and insecurities about her work, as well as her opinions about the art around her. She also chronicles how being an artist was interwoven into all aspects of her daily life, from concerns about money, to hanging out with friends, to being in love. The result is a striking document of the entanglement of art and life and an intimate view into the New York art scene of the 1970s, which, for Mayer, included Vito Acconci, Donna Dennis, Bernadette Mayer, Adrian Piper, and Hannah Weiner, among many others.

25.00 EUR

Dodie Bellamy Is on Our Mind

Authors: Jeanne Gerrity, Anthony Huberman (eds.)
Title: Dodie Bellamy Is on Our Mind
Publisher: MIT Press
Subject: Literature & Poetry, Monographs
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Dodie Bellamy (b. 1951, in North Hammond, Indiana) has lived and worked in San Francisco since 1978. A vital contributor to the Bay Area's avant-garde literary scene, Bellamy is a novelist and poet whose work has focused on sexuality, politics, feminism, narrative experimentation, and all things queer. In her words, she champions 'the vulnerable, the fractured, the disenfranchised, the fucked-up.'

Dodie Bellamy Is on Our Mind is the first major publication to address Bellamy's prolific career as a genre-bending writer. Megan Milks made several trips to San Francisco in order to spend time with Bellamy and craft a provocative and fascinating profile of the writer. Originally delivered as a lecture at the Wattis Institute, Andrew Durbin's text takes the form of a personal essay, expertly weaving anecdotes of his own encounters with Bellamy's writing with insights into broader themes in her work. Academic Kaye Mitchell takes a close look at the role of shame and its relationship to femininity in particular texts by Bellamy. And Bellamy and her late husband Kevin Killian offer deeply personal, emotionally wrenching ruminations on topics from the mundane (drawing) to the profound (mortality). These texts, alongside archival photos and a complete bibliography make, this book an important compendium on Bellamy.

22.00 EUR

Publishing Manifestos

Author: Michalis Pichler (ed.)
Title: Publishing Manifestos
Publisher: MIT Press, Miss Read: The Berlin Art Book Fair
Subject: Art History, Graphic Design, Cultural History, Artists' Writings
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Independent publishing, art publishing, publishing as artistic practice, publishing counterculture, and the zine, DIY, and POD scenes have proliferated over the last two decades. So too have art book fairs, an increasingly important venue—or even medium—for art. Art publishing experienced a similar boom in the 1960s and 1970s, in response to the culture's 'linguistic turn.' Today, art publishing confronts the internet and the avalanche of language and images that it enables. The printed book offers artists both visibility and tangibility. Publishing Manifestos gathers texts by artists, authors, editors, publishers, designers, zinesters, and activists to explore this rapidly expanding terrain for art practice.

The book begins in the last century, with texts by Gertrude Stein, El Lissitsky, Oswald de Andrade, and Jorge-Luis Borges. But the bulk of the contributions are from the twenty-first century, with an emphasis on diversity, including contributions from Tauba Auerbach, Mariana Castillo Deball, Ntone Edjabe, Girls Like Us, Karl Holmqvist, Temporary Services, and zubaan. Some contributors take on new forms of production and distribution; others examine the political potential of publishing and the power of collectivity inherent in bookmaking. They explore among other topics, artists' books, appropriation, conceptual writing, non-Western communities, queer identities, and post-digital publishing. Many texts are reproduced in facsimile—including a handwritten 'speculative, future-forward newspaper' from South Africa. Some are proclamatory mission statements, others are polemical self-positioning; some are playful, others explicitly push the boundaries. All help lay the conceptual foundations of a growing field of practice and theory.

Contributors AND Publishing, Oswald de Andrade, Archive Books, Art-Rite, Rasheed Araeen, Tauba Auerbach, Michael Baers, Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, Ricardo Basbaum, Derek Beaulieu, Bernadette Corporation, Riccardo Boglione, Bombay Underground, Jorge Luis Borges, bpNichol, Kate Briggs, Broken Dimanche Press, Eleanor Vonne Brown, Urvashi Butalia, Ulises Carrión, Mariana Castillo Deball, Paul Chan, Chimurenga, Arpita Das, Anita Di Bianco, Guy Debord, Constant Dullaart, Craig Dworkin, Ntone Edjabe, Zenon Fajfer, Marina Fokidis, General Idea, Annette Gilbert, Girls Like Us, Gloria Glitzer, Marianne Groulez, Alex Hamburger, Karl Holmqvist, Lisa Holzer, Mahmood Jamal, Tom Jennings, Ray Johnson, David Jourdan, Sharon Kivland, Kione Kochi, Kwani?, Bruce LaBruce, Tan Lin, El Lissitzky, Alessandro Ludovico, Sara MacKillop, Steve McCaffery, Jonathan Monk, Simon Morris, Mosireen, León Munoz Santini, Takashi Murakami, Deke Nihilson, Aurelie Noury, Johnny Noxzema, Clive Phillpot, Michalis Pichler, Seth Price, Riot Grrrl, Carlos Soto Roman, Allen Ruppersberg, Joachim Schmid, Oliver Sieber, Paul Soulellis, Matthew Stadler, Gertrude Stein, Paul Stephens, Hito Steyerl, Mladen Stilinović, Katja Stuke, Temporary Services, Nick Thurston, TIQQUN, Elisabeth Tonnard, V. Vale, Eric Watier, Erik van der Weijde, Lawrence Weiner, Eva Weinmayr, Jan Wenzel, Stephen Willats, Gil J Wolman, zubaan

28.00 EUR

Aleksandros Kašubos darbai

Author: Aleksandra Kašuba
Title: Aleksandros Kašubos darbai
Publisher: Lithuanian Museum of Art
Subject: Monographs
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Ši knyga yra nuostabą keliančio gyvenimo kelias (...) aprašantis dailininkės, skulptorės ir statytojos Aleksandros Kašubos asmeninio vaizdyno ir poetinių formų tapsmą, subrandintą beformuojant tiek biologinį, tiek utopinį pasaulį. Biomimikrija, akivaizdi natūraliose formose, kurios gimsta susiliejant veikiamoms įtampoms, čia jungiasi su utopiniu kito pasaulio erdvės pojūčiu - Nicholas Goldmsith 

Aleksandra Kašuba meno studijas pradėjo Lietuvoje, 1942−1943 m. mokėsi Kauno taikomosios ir dekoratyvinės dailės institute, 1943 m. − Vilniaus dailės akademijoje. 1944 m. artėjant frontui, kartu su vyru Vytautu Kašuba pasitraukė į Vakarus. 1947 m. emigravo į JAV, nuo 1963 m. gyveno ir dirbo Niujorke, 2001 m. persikėlė į Naujosios Meksikos valstiją.

Menininkė per aktyvųjį kūrybos laikotarpį išbandė įvairias raiškos priemones: figūrinę keramiką, mozaiką, kūrė abstrakčius sieninius reljefus iš plytų, marmuro, granito, skirtus viešosioms JAV miestų erdvėms. Bene garsiausias tokių reljefų pavyzdys yra 1986 m. įgyvendinta Pasaulio prekybos centro Niujorke sieninė puošyba, sunaikinta kartu su pastatu 2001 m. rugsėjo 11 d. teroro akto metu. Tačiau originaliausią Kašubos kūrybos dalį sudaro eksperimentinės tampraus audinio struktūros (...) 1942–2000 m. menininkės darbai saugomi Smithsonian instituto Amerikos menoarchyve - Elona Lubytė

SPOILER ! The book is in Lithuanian, lots of images though 

7.00 EUR

Radical Museology

Author: Claire Bishop
Title: Radical Museology
Publisher: Walther Koenig
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
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In the face of austerity cuts to public funding, a handful of museums of contemporary art have devised compelling alternatives to the mantra of ‘bigger is better and richer’.

In Radical Museology, art historian and critic, Claire Bishop presents the collection displays of the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, the Museo Nacional de Reina Sofía in Madrid and MSUM in Ljubljana as outlines of a new understanding of the contemporary in contemporary art.

Rather than denoting presentism, the contemporary comes to signal a dialectical method: scouring the past for the origins of our present historical moment, which in turn is the determining motivation for our interest in the past. It is an anachronic action that seeks to reboot the future through the unexpected appearance of a relevant past.

Accompanying and complimenting Claire Bishop’s text are illustrations by artist Dan Perjovschi.

13.00 EUR

Pierre Huyghe. Werke / Works 2009-2019

Authors: Pierre Huyghe; Rebecca Lewin, Natalia Grabowska, Melissa Larner (eds.)
Title: Pierre Huyghe. Werke / Works 2009-2019
Publisher: Serpentine Galleries, Walther Koenig
Subject: Monographs
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This publication is a survey of Pierre Huyghe's practice from the last ten years: 'The Host and the Cloud' (2009-2010) took place in a former museum in Paris; 'Untilled' (2012) was developed during documenta (13); 'After ALife Ahead' (2017) was conceived in a disused ice rink as part of Skulptur Projekte Münster; 'UUmwelt' (2018), which was installed first at the Serpentine Galleries in London, and later at Luma Arles, is the culmination of a ground-breaking approach to exhibitions. A conversation between Hans Ulrich Obrist and an essay by Dorothea von Hantelmann offer a comprehensive discussion of this period. Drawings, diagrams, plans, text and reference images, photographs and film stills add to over 400 pages and make this an important reference book.

28.00 EUR

Andrea Fraser. Collected Interviews 1990-2018

Authors: Andrea Fraser, Rhea Anastas, Alejandro Cesarco (eds.)
Title: Andrea Fraser. Collected Interviews 1990-2018
Publisher: Walther Koenig, Art Resource Transfer (A.R.T. Press)
Subject: Art History, Monographs
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The 560 page publication is a substantial archive and a singular point of entry with which to understand Andrea Fraser’s work and reception. The interview format provides intimate insight into Fraser’s self-positioning as a central aspect of her practice. By presenting the artist’s voice as mediated through interlocutors ranging from professional peers to popular media, it uniquely contextualizes Fraser’s practice in the artistic, institutional, and discursive fields in which she intervenes. As Fraser is engaged, challenged, and often misunderstood, from diverse perspectives, readers learn as much about her artistic commitments from the artist’s humor and affect as from her incisive analysis. 

The collection spans three decades, from the early 90s to the present, and is organized chronologically with minimal editing. Its unmediated format allows Fraser’s key ideas and themes to attain deeper resonance through repetitions and subtle differentiations over multiple conversations. Andrea Fraser Collected Interviews 1990-2018 exemplifies the ways in which artistic strategies can question and recast social norms at an individual and institutional level. This collection is a singular resource for all who are concerned with art’s social roles in the broader public sphere.

30.00 EUR

Menas ir politika Vilniaus viešosiose erdvėse

Author: Rasa Antanavičiūtė
Title: Menas ir politika Vilniaus viešosiose erdvėse
Publisher: Lapas
Subject: Art History, Cultural History
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Rasa Antanavičiūtė tyrinėja istoriją, kad suprastų ir paaiškintų šiandienos procesus. Knygoje 'Menas ir politika' ji nuosekliai pasakoja apie Vilniaus viešųjų erdvių simbolinio ženklinimo raidą 1895–1953 m.: nuo vėlyvosios Rusijos imperijos iki stalininės Sovietų Sąjungos. Skaitytojams prieš akis iškyla aikštės ir paminklai, gimę iš skirtingų politinių paskatų, atskleidžiama, kaip viena kitą keitusios valdžios įsivaizdavo ir formavo miestą. Vaizdų tekstą dar labiau pagyvina virš 150 Vilniaus kaitą iliustruojančių archyvinių nuotraukų ir atvirukų iš Lietuvoje ir svetur sukauptų atminties institucijų rinkinių. Kai kurie vaizdai publikuojami pirmą kartą.

SPOILER! This book is in Lithuanian! 

23.00 EUR

Summa: lietuvių dailininkų poezijos antologija

Authors: Gintarė Bernotienė, Petras Repšys (eds.)
Title: Summa: lietuvių dailininkų poezijos antologija
Publisher: Vilniaus dailės akademijos leidykla
Subject: Artists' Writings, Literature & Poetry
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Į šią antologiją atrinkta dailininkų sukurta ­poezija yra dėmesio vertas lietuvių kultūros reiškinys, vystęsis maždaug nuo XX a. 7-ojo ­dešimtmečio ir gyvas iki pat šių dienų, jau ­turintis savo istoriją ir hagiografiją. Jo pradžia sutapo su laikotarpiu, kuomet lietuvių menininkų 'pastangos išlikti gniuždančioje sovietinės okupacijos aplinkoje' ėmė įgauti ryškesnių ­savarankiško veikimo bruožų: organizuotos ­parodos, kuriose, nelaukiant meno ideologų pritarimo, eksponuoti drąsiausi ir inovatyviausi kūriniai (įsakymai nedelsiant juos nukabinti tik pastip­rindavo priešinimosi primetamiems ideologiniams reikalavimams aistras), pamažu daugėjo privačiose erdvėse rengiamų alternatyvaus, novatoriško neoficiozinio meno ekspozicijų, tegu ir parą tekabėjusių, o neformaliuose me­nininkų susibūrimuose buvo skaitoma pačių ir kitų autorių poezija.

Texts by Arvydas Ambrasas, Albertas Donatas Belevičius, Aušra Čapskytė, Juta Čeičytė, Viktorija Daniliauskaitė, Audrius Dzikaras, Stasys Eidrigevičius, Gintautas Gavenavičius, Petras Gintalas, Robertas Gritėnas, Ieva Gudmonaitė, Leonardas Gutauskas, Jurga Ivanauskaitė, Eduardas Juchnevičius, Rūta Katiliūtė, Klemensas Kupriūnas, Algimantas Jonas Kuras, Gvidas Latakas, Česlovas Lukenskas, Vytautas Mačiuika, Antanas Martinaitis, Antanas Olbutas, Auris Radzevičius-Radzius, Jolanta Sereikaitė, Jolita Skablauskaitė, Algis Skačkauskas, Algimantas Julijonas Stankevičius, Arvydas Šaltenis, Vytautas Šerys, Šarūnas Šimulynas, Algimantas Švėgžda, Vitolis Trušys, Veronika Vildžiūnaitė, Simas Žaltauskas. 

SPOILER! This book is in Lithuanian

14.00 EUR

Black Lives 1900: W.E.B. Du Bois at the Paris Exposition

Authors: W.E.B. Du Bois; introduction by Jacqueline Francis, Stephen G. Hall, forword by David Adjaye, contribution by Henry Louis Gates Jr. 
Title: Black Lives 1900: W.E.B. Du Bois at the Paris Exposition
Publisher: The Red Stone Press
Subject: Cultural History
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At the 1900 Paris Exposition the pioneering sociologist and activist W. E. B. Du Bois organised an exhibit demonstrating the progress of African Americans since the abolition of slavery. In striking graphic visualisations, hand-drawn charts, maps and photographs he showed the changing status of a newly emancipated people across the United States and more specifically in Georgia, the state with the largest Black population.

W. E. B. Du Bois became the most influential Black civil rights activist of the first half of the twentieth century. His exhibit at the Paris Exposition continues to resonate as a powerful affirmation of the equal rights of Black Americans to lives of freedom and fulfilment. This beautiful new book reproduces the photographs alongside the revolutionary graphic works for the first time, and includes a marvellous essay by two celebrated historians, Jacqueline Francis and Stephen G. Hall.

34.00 EUR

El Plàstico, the Sun that lives inside the Rock

Authors: Goda Budvytytė, Viktorija Rybakova
Title: El Plàstico, the Sun that lives inside the Rock
Publisher: BOM DIA BOA TARDE BOA NOITE, The Baltic Notebooks of Anthony Blunt
Subject: Artists' Books
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This publication El Plástico, the Sun that lives inside the Rock is an observation on evolution of material plasticity, it is a story about plastic whose native land is Mesoamerica. It explores the past, present and future of plastic through encounters with various people — a weaver from Oaxaca, a taxi driver, a sociologist working on trash collection in Mexico City and the owner of a small family-run plastic factory. The book contains a polymorphous project resulting from several years of research by artist Viktorija Rybakova and designer Goda Budvytytė, it also includes a conversation between philosophers Kristupas Sabolius and Catherine Malabou, and essays by Post Brothers and Chris Fitzpatrick.

26.00 EUR

Städelschule Lectures 1

Authors: (eds.) Philippe Pirottem Arielle Bier
Title: Städelschule Lectures 1
Publisher: Koenig Books
Subject: Art History, Theory & Philosophy, Essays & Non-fiction
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Städelschule Lectures 1 presents lectures, conversations, and interviews by Monika Baer, Petra Van Brabandt, Douglas Gordon, Mark Leckey, Joshua Oppenheimer, Philippe Parreno, Philippe Pirotte, Lucy Raven, Willem de Rooij, Martha Rosler, Adi Rukun, Georgia Sagri, Mark von Schlegell, Amy Sillman, and Josef Strau. This publication is the first of a series cataloguing selected presentations from the past twenty years. 

20.00 EUR

A Frank O'Hara Notebook

Authors: Bill Berkson; Jordan Kantor (ed.)
Title: A Frank O'Hara Notebook
Publisher: MIT Press
Subject: Artists' Writings, Literature and Poetry, Art History
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Poet and art critic Bill Berkson (1939–2016) had planned for many years to write a lengthy study on his friend and mentor Frank O'Hara (1926–1966) but died with the project still incomplete. This volume reproduces the sketchbook in which Berkson gathered notes, images, and poems about O'Hara, focusing on his memories of their collaborations in New York, from their initial meeting in 1960 to O'Hara's untimely death in 1966. A Frank O'Hara Notebook offers a fascinating first-person account of the heyday of O'Hara's creative life, and memorably sketches the heady social milieus of the poetry and art worlds of New York that O'Hara inhabited in the early 1960s. In addition to an exact-scale photographic reproduction of Berkson's handwritten notebook, this volume includes a typesetting of Berkson's notes and two texts on O'Hara derived from these notes published under Berkson's direction, titled 'A Frank O'Hara File' and 'What Frank O'Hara Was Like.' The book shows the evolution of Berkson's ideas from notes to fragmentary phrases and sentences into finished pieces of writing. Ultimately, this collection reveals as much about Berkson's writing practice as it does about his famous subject and friend.

42.00 EUR

Haunted Bauhaus. Occult Spirituality, Gender Fluidity, Queer Identities, and Radical Politics

Author: Elizabeth Otto
Title: Haunted Bauhaus. Occult Spirituality, Gender Fluidity, Queer Identities, and Radical Politics
Publisher: MIT Press
Subject: Art History
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The Bauhaus (1919–1933) is widely regarded as the twentieth century's most influential art, architecture, and design school, celebrated as the archetypal movement of rational modernism and famous for bringing functional and elegant design to the masses. In Haunted Bauhaus, art historian Elizabeth Otto liberates Bauhaus history, uncovering a movement that is vastly more diverse and paradoxical than previously assumed. Otto traces the surprising trajectories of the school's engagement with occult spirituality, gender fluidity, queer identities, and radical politics. The Bauhaus, she shows us, is haunted by these untold stories.

Otto enlarges this narrow focus by reclaiming the historically marginalized lives and accomplishments of many of the more than 1,200 Bauhaus teachers and students, arguing that they are central to our understanding of this movement. Otto reveals Bauhaus members' spiritual experimentation, expressed in double-exposed 'spirit photographs' and enacted in breathing exercises and nude gymnastics; their explorations of the dark sides of masculinity and emerging female identities; the 'queer hauntology' of certain Bauhaus works; and the role of radical politics on both the left and the right—during the school's Communist period, when some of the Bauhäusler put their skills to work for the revolution, and, later, into the service of the Nazis.

32.00 EUR

Fascination

Author: Kevin Killian
Title: Fascination. Memoirs
Publisher: semiotext(e)
Subject: Literature & Poetry, Queer
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Fascination brings together an early memoir, Bedrooms Have Windows (1989) and a previously unpublished prose work, Bachelors Get Lonely, by the poet and novelist Kevin Killian, one of the founding members of the New Narrative movement. The two together depict the author's early years struggling to become a writer in the sexed-up, boozy, drug-ridden world of Long Island's North Shore in the 1970s. It concludes with Triangles in the Sand, a new, previously unpublished memoir of Killian's brief affair in the 1970s with the composer Arthur Russell. Fascination offers a moving and often funny view of the loneliness and desire that defined gay life of that era—a time in which Richard Nixon's resignation intersected with David Bowie's Diamond Dogs—from one of the leading voices in experimental gay writing of the past thirty years. "Move along the velvet rope,” Killian writes in Bedrooms Have Windows, 'run your shaky fingers past the lacquered Keith Haring graffito: 'You did not live in our time! Be Sorry!''

16.00 EUR

Fandom as Methodology. A Sourcenbook for Artists and Writers

Authors: Catherine Grant, Kate Random Love (eds.)
Title: Fandom as Methodology. A Sourcebook for Artists and Writers
Publisher: Goldsmith Press
Subject: Art History, Theory & Philosophy
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Fandom as Methodology examines fandom as a set of practices for approaching and writing about art. The collection includes experimental texts, autobiography, fiction, and new academic perspectives on fandom in and as art. Key to the idea of 'fandom as methodology' is a focus on the potential for fandom in art to create oppositional spaces, communities, and practices, particularly from queer perspectives, but also through transnational, feminist and artist-of-color fandoms. The book provides a range of examples of artists and writers working in this vein, as well as academic essays that explore the ways in which fandom can be theorized as a methodology for art practice and art history. 

Fandom as Methodology proposes that many artists and art writers already draw on affective strategies found in fandom. With the current focus in many areas of art history, art writing, and performance studies around affective engagement with artworks and imaginative potentials, fandom is a key methodology that has yet to be explored.

Contributors Taylor J. Acosta, Catherine Grant, Dominic Johnson, Kate Random Love, Maud Lavin, Owen G. Parry, Alice Butler, SooJin Lee, Jenny Lin, Judy Batalion, Ika Willis.

Artists featured in the artist pages Jeremy Deller, Ego Ahaiwe Sowinski, Anna Bunting-Branch, Maria Fusco, Cathy Lomax, Kamau Amu Patton, Holly Pester, Dawn Mellor, Michelle Williams Gamaker, The Women of Colour Index Reading Group, Liv Wynter, Zhiyuan Yang

31.00 EUR

Public Knowledge. Selected Writings by Michael Asher

Authors: Michael Asher; Kirsi Peltomaki (ed.)
Title: Public Knowledge. Selected Writings by Michael Asher
Publisher: MIT Press
Subject: Artists' Writings, Art History
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The California conceptual artist Michael Asher (1943–2012) was known for rigorous site specificity and pioneering institutional critique. His decades of teaching at CalArts influenced generations of artists. Much of Asher's artistic practice was devoted to creating works that had no lasting material presence and often responded to the material, social, or ideological context of a situation. Because most of Asher's artworks have ceased to exist, his writings about them have special significance. Public Knowledge collects writings by Asher about his work—including preliminary notes and ideas, project proposals, exhibition statements, and letters to curators and critics—most of which have never been previously published. 

Asher gave few interviews, didn't write art criticism, and rarely published extensive accounts of his own work. Yet writing was central to his artistic practice, serving as a tool for working out ideas, negotiating institutional parameters, and describing thought processes. In these texts, he considers writing and documentation, discusses artistic practice, offers notes for gallery and museum talks, presents artist statements for exhibition-goers, describes individual works and their situational context, and reflects on teaching and art education. Among other things, Asher provides his definition of site specificity, addresses the function of art in public space, and analyzes the intersection of teaching art and institutional models of education.

28.00 EUR

Artists’ Publications: The Belgian Contribution

Author: Johan Pas
Title: Artists' Publications: The Belgian Contribution
Publisher: Koenig Books
Subject: Art History, Cultural History
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This is the first book completely dedicated to books and maga­zines by Belgian artists and art publishers. The focus of the study is on artists’ publications from the 1950s to now, but it also ­covers avant-garde books and magazines of the late 19th and early 20th century.

Johan Pas lectures on modern art and on artists’ publications at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. He is the author of books about contemporary art and artists’ publications, a curator and a collector. He recently founded the Collection for Research on Artists’ Publications.

45.00 EUR

Black Dada Reader

Author: Adam Pendleton; Stephen Squibb (ed.)
Title: Black Dada Reader
Publisher: Walther Koenig
Subject: Artists' Writings, Essays & Non-fiction
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Black Dada Reader is a collection of texts and documents that elucidates "Black Dada," a term that acclaimed New York–based artist Adam Pendleton (born 1984) uses to define his artistic output. The Reader brings a diverse range of cultural figures into a shared conceptual space, including Hugo Ball, W.E.B. Du Bois, Stokely Carmichael, LeRoi Jones, Sun Ra, Adrian Piper, Joan Retallack, Harryette Mullen, Ron Silliman and Gertrude Stein, as well as artists from different generations such as Ad Reinhardt, Joan Jonas, William Pope.L, Thomas Hirschhorn and Stan Douglas. It also includes essays on the concept of Black Dada and its historical implications from curators and critics, including Adrienne Edwards (Walker Arts Center/Performa), Laura Hoptman (MoMA), Tom McDonough (Binghamton), Jenny Schlenzka (PS122) and Susan Thompson (Guggenheim).

25.00 EUR

A *New* Program for Graphic Design

Author: David Reinfurt
Title: A *New* Program for Graphic Design
Publisher: Inventory Press
Subject: Graphic Design, Theory & Philosophy
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A *New* Program for Graphic Design is the first Communication Design text book expressly of and for the 21st century. Synthesizing the pragmatic with the experimental, A *New* Program for Graphic Design builds upon mid- to late-20th-century pedagogical models to convey advanced principles in an understandable form for students of all levels. 

David Reinfurt, a graphic designer, writer, and educator, has developed a design curriculum at Princeton University in which three courses provide a broad and comprehensive introduction to the field for students coming from a range of other disciplines. These courses—Typography, Gestalt, and Interface—are the foundation of this book. 

Through a series of in-depth historical case studies and assignments that progressively build in complexity, the book serves as a practical guide to visually understanding and shaping the increasingly networked world of information and design.

25.00 EUR

Site Read. Seven Curators on Their Landmark Exhibitions

Author: Paula Marincola (ed.)
Title: Site Read. Seven Curators on Their Landmark Exhibitions
Publisher: Mousse Publishing with The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Philadelphia
Subject: Essays & Non-fiction, Art History
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In this anthology, seven exhibition makers lay out the motivations, conditions, logistics, and consequences of shows they organized that now stand as icons of structural innovation in terms of site. These exhibitions treat the museum as a studio (with works realized on-site); appear outside the museum (in the landscape, in domestic spaces, in the street, in the sky); and take the form of publishing or broadcasting (in books, online, or on television), dispersing or networking (as mail art, or simultaneous happenings in different cities), or interspersing (interventions in the public sphere). Getting these curators on the record in their own voices gets at the core of their innovations—how the shows came to be, and what they became—and brings out the story and character of exhibitions that have, in many cases, already been written about extensively, while mitigating hagiography and historicization. This anthology provides a useful framework for understanding the foundations and mechanisms of current practice.

Texts by Yves Aupetitallot, Mary Jane Jacob, Lu Jie, Raimundas Malašauskas, Alan W. Moore, Seth Siegelaub with Teresa Gleadowe, Jennifer (Licht) Winkworth; w/ an introduction by Bruce Altshuler

18.00 EUR

radiniai, sidabro dulkės ir kitos gėlės

Author: Rokas Pralgauskas
Title: radiniai, sidabro dulkės ir kitos gėlės
Publisher: Lietuvos fotomenininkų sąjunga
Subject: Artists' Books
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Roko Pralgausko kūrybą apibūdinti išties sudėtinga: viena vertus, naujoje menininko serijoje 'Radiniai, sidabro dulkės ir kitos gėlės' kuriamos savotiškos kasdienybės mizanscenos, kita vertus, šį ciklą 'pertraukiantys' eilėraščiai atriboja nuo buities ir verčia fotografijose ieškoti mylimosios pėdsakų. Vis dėlto ilgiau žvelgiant į seriją susidaro jausmas, kad menininkas pateikia netobulą mūsų tikrovę, tokią tolimą šiandieniame estetikos pasaulyje, kur kone kiekvienas blykstės išdegintas kadras atliepia paskutines dizaino madas.

Pats menininkas teigia: 'Ši vaizdinių serija daugeliu atvejų yra studijoje skenuoti ar perfotografuoti pamesti žmonių daiktai, rastos šiukšlės, pamiršti seni eskizai, juodraščių liekanos, dūlančios kūrybos archyvuose, atvirukų nuoplėšos, negatyvai, kiti pavieniai objektai – tiek fiktyviai sukonstruoti, tiek rasti buityje, gamtoje – sąmoningai atrinkti ir atrūšiuoti jie virsta gyva, kalbančia fotografija. Nors tokia vizuali tarpusavyje nesusijusių objektų dokumentacija gali pasirodyti apie nieką, visgi savo estetine išraiška, kuriama nuotaika, absurdo humoru ir vaizdiniais sąmojais emocionaliai paveiki fotografija paliečia žiūrovą savo metaforomis tarp eilučių – kaip gera poezija.'

Pralgausko fotografijų knyga – tarsi menininko dienoraštis, kurį, ko gero, taikliausiai apibūdino Agnė Narušytė, savo įvadinį tekstą užbaigdama šia mintimi: 'Tegyvuoja neideali ir visada vienintelė tikrovė, kurioje viskas ne taip, kaip turėtų būti.'

SPOILER ! THE BOOK IS IN LITHUANIAN

18.00 EUR

eeK 2014-2018

Authors: Robertas Narkus, Nerijus Rimkus (eds.)
Title: eeK 2014-2018. Eksperimentinės inžinerijos stovykla eeKūlgrinda
Publisher: Six Chairs Books 
Subject: Artists' Books
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Within the management of circumstances career that the artist Robertas Narkus has created for himself, the role of Eek - a yearly two week break with a daily fluctuating number of artists - has received little attention yet it has played an important role. In fact Kartena, an archetypical Lithuanian village just a few-hours drive from Vilnius, located on the banks of the river Minija, surrounded by hills and lush forests areas, with its one-main-square, one-restaurant, one-shop, one-bus-stop, one-candle-factory and one-cemetary-at-the-edge-of-town was the perfect set to see Narkus’ hazy practice in its clearest form. 

For five consecutive years Eek functioned as a focus point for good food, good drinks, lots of smoking, telling stories, jokes and experiment. Aside from a super fast internet connection, not much more was provided to guests and the bare staging of the surroundings served as a reminder of the artificiality of this group of people being there. The attendees of Eek weren’t asked to create or show any work, they were just asked to show up and spend time together. Yet a potent mixture of pragmatics, time and enthusiasm shared between the attendees instigated that over the course of the days spent there things would start to take shape. And, as the photographs of the several editions of Eek featured in this book allow us to see, what a gathering place Eek was.  - YANA FOQUE

with texts by Auridas Gajauskas, Jokūbas Čižikas, Valentinas Klimašauskas, Yana Foque, Monika Kalinauskaitė, Žygimantas Kudirka and with thanks to everyone who joined the roads. 

SPOILER ! The book is in Lithuanian! 

10.00 EUR

Architektūros link

Author: Le Corbusier; with an introduction by Marija Drėmaitė
Title: Architektūros link
Publisher: Lapas
Subject: Architecture, Artists' Writings
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Ikoniškojo šveicarų architekto Le Corbusier manifestas 'Architektūros link' (Vers une architecture, 1923) yra vienas svarbiausių 20 a. architektūros tekstų, žymintis ir paties autoriaus įspūdingos karjeros pradžią. Ekspresyvia ir aštria kalba parašytas manifestas tapo galingu įrankiu skleidžiant funkcionalizmo architektūros idėjas ir kritikuojant eklekticizmą bei miesčionišką gyvenimo būdą. 

Le Corbusier knyga 'Architektūros link' yra privalomas skaitinys architektams, miesto planuotojams, kultūros istorikams ir visiems, kuriuos domina radikalių pokyčių teorijos. Tiek likusios popieriuje, tiek tapusios tikrove, jos visam laikui pakeitė mūsų supratimą apie aplinką, kurioje gyvename. Le Corbusier idėjos apie architektūrą šiandien gali atrodyti beprotiškos, juokingos arba negailestingai autoritarinės, tačiau jomis žavėjosi ir sekė didžiuma 20 a. architektų ir planuotojų. O kiek jos aktualios šiandien?

SPOILER! This book is in Lithuanian! 

22.00 EUR

Viduramžių ruduo

Author: Johan Huizinga
Title: Viduramžių ruduo
Publisher: Aukso žuvys
Subject: Theory & Philosophy, Cultural History
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Viduramžių ruduo – bene garsiausia nyderlandų istoriko ir kultūrologo Johano Huizingos studija, pirmą kartą išleista 1919 m. Tai įtraukiantis, vaizdingas, tarsi žodžiais nutapytas pasakojimas, kuriame, remiantis dailės ir literatūros kūriniais, taip pat publicistiniais tekstais, atskleidžiama  XIV–XV a. žmogaus mąstysena ir gyvensenos ypatumai. Pagrindinė veiksmo vieta – Burgundijos hercogo dvaras, pagrindiniai herojai – riteriai ir miestelėnai, kurių aukštieji idealai ir kasdienės godos neatsiejami nuo tikėjimo, meilės, mirties, šventumo vaizdinių.

Huizingos įžvalgos apie vienalaikį Viduramžių ir Renesanso susiliejimą buvo ne tik novatoriškos, bet ir žymėjo naują kryptį istoriografijoje, kurios esmė – aprėpti kultūros formų visumą. Tad ir šioje knygoje nuo socialinės hierarchijos tvarkos ir riterystės idėjos aptarimo nuosekliai pereinama prie gyvenimo stiliaus estetikos ar pokyčių religinėje jausenoje.

SPOILER! This book is in Lithuanian! 
21.00 EUR

Witkacy. Plėšrūniškas protas

Authors: Janusz Degler, Przamysław Pawlak, Helmutas Šabasevičius (eds.)
Title: Witkacy. Plėšrūniškas protas
Publisher: Aukso žuvys
Subject: Monographs, Art History, Artists' Writings
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Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz-Witkacy (1885–1939) – ypatinga lenkų modernizmo ir avangardo asmenybė, ryškus ir įvairiapusis menininkas: dailininkas, fotografas, dramaturgas, filosofas, rašytojas, meno teoretikas, žmogus, mąstęs, kūręs ir gyvenęs nešabloniškai. Witkacy buvo Zakopanės bohemos žvaigždė, tačiau taip pat ir nepaprastai darbštus kūrėjas, vengęs nuobodulio ir nuspėjamumo spąstų, skeptiškai vertinęs ateitį ir pasirinkęs joje nedalyvauti.

Knygoje pirmą kartą pristatoma šio lietuviškų šaknų turinčio menininko kūryba– literatūros kūriniai, tapyba, fotografija, kiti darbai – bei ją komentuojantys lenkų ir lietuvių tyrinėtojų tekstai.

SPOILER! The book is in Lithuanian only! 

24.00 EUR

Šaltojo karo kapsulė: lietuvių dizainas Londone 1968

Author: Karolina Jakaitė
Title: Šaltojo karo kapsulė: lietuvių dizainas Londone 1968
Publisher: Lapas
Subject: Art History, Cultural History
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Pačiame Šaltojo karo įkarštyje, 1968 m., Londone vyko Sovietų Sąjungos prisistatymo paroda, kurioje daug dėmesio buvo skirta Baltijos šalims. Lietuvos paviljoną kurti patikėta jauniems menininkams – architektui Tadui Baginskui ir vitražistui Algimantui Stoškui.

Apie tai, koks dizainas, eksportiniai leidiniai, mada ir suvenyrai parinkti reprezentuoti tuometę sovietinę Lietuvą, kas juos kūrė ir kaip spalvingame Londone jautėsi iš už geležinės uždangos ištrūkę jauni kūrėjai, pasakoja dizaino istorikė Karolina Jakaitė.

Knygoje publikuojama virš 200 iliustracijų, minima per 100 Lietuvos dizaino vardų – septinto dešimtmečio kūrėjų: nuo svarbiausių paviljono menininkų iki smulkiausių prekės ženklų autorių, pakuočių ir bukleto dizainerių. Knygoje pirmąkart pristatomos Tado Baginsko ir Algimanto Stoškaus 1968-ųjų Londono nuotraukos: nuo oro uosto prieigų, gerai atpažįstamų centrinių gatvių, ryškių reklamų iki užmiesčio vaizdų. Daugiausia kadrų yra iš garsiosios Carnaby Street, kuri septinto dešimtmečio viduryje buvo tapusi spalvingos jaunimo mados ir dizaino centru.

SPOILER! This book is in Lithuanian! 

21.00 EUR

Festac ‘77: The 2nd World Festival of Black Arts and Culture

Authors: (ed.) Chimurenga
Title: Festac '77: The 2nd World Festival of Black Arts and Culture
Publisher: Chimurenga, Afterall Books
Subject: Periodicals & Reprints, Essays & Non-fiction, Art History
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Early in 1977, thousands of artists, writers, musicians, activists and scholars from Africa and the black diaspora assembled in Lagos for FESTAC ’77, the 2nd World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture. With a radically ambitious agenda underwritten by Nigeria’s newfound oil wealth, FESTAC ’77 would unfold as a complex, glorious and excessive culmination of a half-century of transatlantic and pan-Africanist cultural-political gatherings.

As told by Chimurenga, this is the first publication to address the planetary scale of FESTAC alongside the personal and artistic encounters it made possible. Featuring extensive unseen photographic and archival materials, interviews and new commissions, the book relays the stories, words and works of the festival’s extraordinary cast of characters. w/ Wole Soyinka, Leopold Sedar Senghor, Ahmed Sekou Tpure, Archie Shepp, Miriam Makeba, Allioune Diop, Jeff Donaldson, Louis Farrakhan, Stevie Wonder, Abdias do Nascimento, Keorapetse Kgositsile, Mario de Andrade, Ted Joans, Nadi Qamar,Carlos Moore, Ayi Kwei Armah, Ama Ata Aidoo, Johnny Dyani, Werewere Liking, Marilyn Nance, Barkley Hendricks, Mildred Thompson, Ibrahim El-Salahi, Jayne Cortez, Atukwei Okai, Jonas Gwangwa, Theo Vincent, Lindsay Barrett, Gilberto de la Nuez, Sun Ra and many others.  & featuring new writing by Akin Adesokan, Moses Serubiri, Harmony Holiday, Semeneh Ayalew, Hassan Musa, Emmanuel Iduma, Michael McMillan, Dominique Malaquais and Cedric Vincent, Molefe Pheto, Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi, Hermano Penna and Alice Aterianus.

25.00 EUR

Eros Paintings

Author:  Dorothy Iannone
Title: Eros Paintings
Publisher: Innen, Centre d’edition contemporaine, Geneva
Subject: Artists' Books
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Eros Paintings is a collection of full color erotic paintings by American artist Dorothy Iannone. Named for the Greek god of love (known as Cupid in Roman mythology), Iannone’s publication centers on work created over a three-year period between 1969 and 1971, all of which seek to affirm sexual pleasure, experience, and erotic love, through both visual and integrated text elements.

Influenced by cultures and religions from the Asian, African, and European continents, Iannone’s work draws on various artistic sources, influencing form, medium, and subject. In one painting, I Begin to Feel Free (1970), Iannone depicts herself and former partner Swiss artist Dieter Roth as Antony and Cleopatra.

*offset, colours, 16 pages, 16,5 x 23,6 cm.

15.00 EUR

Reading Sedwick

Author: Lauren Berlant (ed.)
Title: Reading Sedwick
Publisher: Duke UP
Subject: Theory & Philosophy, Essays & Non-fiction
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Over the course of her long career, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick became one of the most important voices in queer theory, and her calls for reparative criticism and reading practices grounded in affect and performance have transformed understandings of affect, intimacy, politics, and identity. With marked tenderness, the contributors to Reading Sedgwick reflect on Sedgwick's many critical inventions, from her elucidation of poetry's close relation to criticism and development of new versions of queer performativity to highlighting the power of writing to engender new forms of life. As the essays in Reading Sedgwick demonstrate, Sedgwick's work is not only an ongoing vital force in queer theory and affect theory; it can help us build a more positive world in the midst of the bleak contemporary moment.

w/ contributions by Lauren Berlant, Kathryn Bond Stockton, Judith Butler, Lee Edelman, Jason Edwards, Ramzi Fawaz, Denis Flannery, Jane Gallop, Jonathan Goldberg, Meridith Kruse, Michael Moon, Jose Esteban Munoz, Chris Nealon, Andrew Parker, H. A. Sedgwick, Karin Sellberg, Michael D. Snediker, Melissa Solomon, Robyn Wiegman

28.00 EUR

Gyvenimo lai(š)kai

Author: (ed.) Kęstutis Pikūnas; Jonas ir Adolfas Mekai
Title: Gyvenimo lai(š)kai
Publisher: Post Scriptum. Littera
Subject: Essays & Non-fiction
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Nuo 1957 iki 1995 metų iš Niujorko megapolio į Semeniškių kaimą Jonas ir Adolfas Mekai išsiuntė daugybę mamai, broliui Petrui ir kitiems artimiesiems adresuotų laiškų. Laiškuose pasakojamos išskirtinės brolių istorijos, minimos neįtikėtinos pažintys ir patirtys Amerikoje, tačiau dauguma jų persmelkti vaikystės ilgesio ir prisiminimų iš Lietuvos. Daugiau nei šimtas knygoje pirmą kartą viešai publikuojamų laiškų atskleidžia ne tik itin artimą ryšį tarp Jono ir jo jauniausio brolio Adolfo, bet ir visos Mekų šeimos istoriją.

Originalius laiškus, iškarpas ir nuotraukų albumus išsaugojo brolis Petras Mekas, o su knygos sudarytoju Kęstučiu Pikūnu šia medžiaga pasidalijo Biržuose gyvenančios Mekų dukterėčios Edita Rubinienė ir Ina Guogienė. Knygoje gausu ir mažai kam matytų šios giminės gyvenimą iliustruojančių nuotraukų, kurios surinktos iš plačios Mekų giminės asmeninių albumų bei žinomų Lietuvos fotografų Algimanto Kunčiaus, Antano Sutkaus, Viktoro Kapočiaus ir kitų fotomenininkų archyvų. Beveik šimtą metų apimantis foto pasakojimas papildytas šeimos narių prisiminimais.

SPOILER! The book is in Lithuanian

30.00 EUR

Womens Work

Authors: Alison Knowles and Annea Lockwood (eds.)
Title: Womens Work
Publisher: Primary Information
Subject: Art History, Periodicals & Reprints
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Originally published in the mid-1970s, Womens Work was a magazine that sought to highlight the overlooked work of female artists working at the cusp of the visual arts, music, and performance. The magazine was edited by Alison Knowles and Annea Lockwood and featured text-based and instructional performance scores by the following 25 artists, composers, and choreographers:

Beth Anderon, Ruth Anderson, Jacki Apple, Barbara Benary, Sari Dienes, Nye Ffarrabas (participating as Bici Forbes), Simone Forti, Wendy Greenberg, Heidi Von Gunden, Françoise Janicot, Alison Knowles, Christina Kubisch, Carol Law, Annea Lockwood (also included as Anna Lockwood), Mary Lucier, Lisa Mikulchik, Ann Noël (included as Ann Williams), Pauline Oliveros, Takako Saito, Carolee Schneemann, Mieko Shiomi, Elaine Summers, Carole Weber, Julie Winter, and Marilyn Wood.

The magazine was designed by Alison Knowles, who deliberately chose off-white paper and brown inks as a contrast to the sterile, white-paged publications prevalent at the time. The works contained in the magazine range in scope and take on a multitude of forms, employing both typed and written text, often with visual elements such as diagrams, drawings, and photographic images. The editors were and remain adamant that the work should be performed; that they not remain static as an artifact.

We wanted to publish work which other people could pick up and do: that aspect of it was really important…this was not anecdotal, this was not archival material, it was live material. You look at a score, you do it. - Annea Lockwood

23.00 EUR

May 25 Is Now October

Author: Bardhi Haliti
Title: May 25 Is Now October
Publisher: Cpress
Subject: Artists' Books, Graphic Design
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May 25 is now October 1 is an extensive research across Kosovar newspapers published between 1974 and 2018. The book documents sports activities that took place in seven identical sports halls in seven cities of Kosovo. The images have been cropped, zoomed in on, and paired together by similarity. The choreography is not meant to render them jewels or treasures, but rather to help find their meaning beyond their meaning within the now unfashionable sports halls. Through repetition, the images and texts reveal the multifunctional nature of community space in which larger sociopolitical and cultural cycles are reflected.

APERTURE FIRST PHOTO BOOK AWARD (SHORTLIST), 2019

34.00 EUR

The Disintegration of a Critic

Authors: Jill Johnston; Fiona McGovern, Megan Francis Sullivan, Axel Wieder (eds.)
Title: The Disintegration of a Critic
Publisher: Sternberg Press, Bergen Kunsthall
Subject: Essays & Non-fiction
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JILL JOHNSTON  —cultural critic, auto/biographer, and lesbian icon—was renowned as a writer on dance, especially on the developments around JUDSON DANCE and the 1960s downtown New York City scene, and later as the author of the radical-feminist classic Lesbian Nation (1973). This book collects thirty texts by Jill Johnston that were initially published in her weekly column for The Village Voice between 1960 and 1974. The column provided a format in which Johnston could dissolve distinctions between the personal, the critical, and the political. Her writing took turns and loops, reflecting its times and contexts, and set a stage for the emergence of Johnston as a public figure and self-proclaimed radical lesbian that defied any prescribed position. 

Johnston’s original texts are accompanied by three new contributions by Ingrid Nyeboe, Bruce Hainley, and Jennifer Krasinski, as well as an appendix with archival material related to a panel Johnston organized in 1969, titled 'The Disintegration of a Critic: An Analysis of Jill Johnston'.

16.00 EUR

Houses that Talk

Authors: Aelita Ambrulevičiūtė, Gintė Konstantinavičiūtė, Giedrė Polkaitė-Petkevičienė
Title: Houses that Talk. Everyday Life in Žydų Street in the 19th and 20th Century (up to 1940)
Publisher: Aukso žuvys
Subject: Cultural History
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*bilingual (LT/ EN)

This quiet little street in the Old Town was once one of the liveliest streets of the 'Black Quarter' of Vilnius. Here stood the Great Synagogue and the Strashun Library with the Vilna Gaon himself residing in the area; it was a place of the hustle and bustle of markets and restaurants shouldered by numerous little shops, and where Vilnius’s Jewish population lived, suffered from poverty and traded.

This culture guide to Žydų Street is like a longlost archive that has been re-discovered. Its chronological narrative and numerous photographs, sketches and other material create a fascinating panoramic account of the street in the 19th-20th century: its defunct and surviving buildings, names of residents, their professions and daily lives. 

 It is not by accident that the authors decided to collaborate on this book-project: all three studied history at a similar time, took similar courses, and worked in a similar professional environment. The detailed and informative chapters on possessions make up the main body of the book and are based on meticulous archival research, revised and selected by Aelita Ambrulevičiūtė and Giedrė Polkaitė- Petkevičienė. The review of the social and cultural history of the Litvaks, based on historiographical sources was prepared by Gintė Konstantinavičiūtė, whereas the historical survey of the 19th- and early 20th-century social history is the result of a shared scholarly endeavour of all three authors.

11.00 EUR

Tai yra Vilnius / This Is Vilnius

Authors:  Andrej Vasilenko; Gediminas G. Akstinas, Gerda Paliušytė (eds.)
Title: Tai yra Vilnius / This is Vilnius
Publisher: Self-published
Subject: Artists' Books
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Andrej Vasilenko’s new photobook is a presentation of his ongoing project, started in 2014, and his first solo publication. ‘This is Vilnius’ draws a portrait of the Lithuanian capital as a diverse city in constant flux. It captures Vilnius’ multilayered history, laconically builds the storylines of its alternative versions, and test the possibilities of exposing the city’s chimeric identity through artistic and investigative documentary. According to Gerda Paliušytė, one of the book’s editors, in these photographs Vilnius, much like a drive around town without a definite aim, is just as personal as it is universal, and its definition, as well as the romanticism, humor or melancholy evoked thusly, rests not only on long-term social and cultural changes, but also on the daily individual experience of the city and the natural change of seasons. 

30.00 EUR

Re-Printed Matter

Author: Karel Martens
Title: Re-Printed Matter
Publisher: Roma Publications
Subject: Graphic Design, Artists' Books, Monographs
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The work of Karel Martens occupies an intriguing place in the present European art-and-design landscape. Martens can be placed in the tradition of Dutch modernism, in the line of figures such as Piet Zwart, H.N. Werkman, Willem Sandberg. Yet he maintains some distance from the main developments of this time: from both the practices of routinized modernism and of the facile reactions against this. His work is both personal and experimental. At the same time, it is publicly answerable. Over the decades of his practice, Martens has been prolific as a designer of books. He has also made contributions in a wide range of design commissions: including stamps, coins, signs on buildings. Also a renowned teacher of graphic design, Karel Martens is co-initiator of the Werkplaats Typografie, a two-year master’s design programme related to ArtEZ, Arnhem, and guest professor at Yale University, New Haven. Intimately connected with this design work has been his practice as an artist. This started with geometric and kinetic constructions, and developed in work with the very material of paper. Over a long period he has been making monoprints.

This book looks for new ways to show and discuss the work of a designer and artist, and is offered in the same spirit of experiment and dialogue that characterizes the work it presents. 

35.00 EUR

Curating Research

Authors: Paul O'Neil, Mick Wilson (eds.)
Title: Curating Research
Publisher: Open Editions
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
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This anthology presents a series of detailed examples of the different kinds of knowledge production that have recently emerged within the field of curatorial practice. The first volume of its kind to provide an overview of the theme of research within contemporary curating, Curating Research marks a new phase in developments of the profession globally. Consisting of case studies and contextual analyses by curators, artists, critics and academics, this publication will be an indispensible resource for all those interested in the current state of art, with particular regard to curating. [*published in 2014]

Texts and contibutions by Hyunjoo Byeon, Carson Chan & Joanna Warsza, Chris Fite-Wassilak, Olga Fernandez Lopez, Kate Fowle, Maja & Reuben Fowkes, Liam Gillick, Georgina Jackson, Sidsel Nelund, Simon Sheikh, Henk Slager, tranzit.hu, Jelena Vesic, Marion von Osten,  Vivian Ziherl

25.00 EUR

Gustav Metzger. Writings 1953-2016

Authors: Gustav Metzger; Mathieu Copeland and Clement Dirie (eds.)
Title: Gustav Metzger. Writings 1953-2016
Publisher: JRP | Ringier
Subject: Artists' Writings
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Bringing together more than 180 texts written between 1953 and 2016, this comprehensive volume establishes artist and activist Gustav Metzger (1926–2017) as a towering figure of the 20th century, a long-overdue recognition of the artist’s influential vision.

Renowned for his use of unstable materials and chemical reactions to create artworks that embody processes of change, destruction, and renewal, Metzger was also a prolific writer, theoretician, and satirist. His interest in technology and science lead him to create such concepts as auto-destructive and auto-creative art—terms he coined with his manifestos on ‘Auto-destructive Art’ in 1959 and ‘Auto-creative Art’ in 1961. He put these ideas into action with artworks made to decay, disintegrate, or change following natural processes.

Edited by Gustav’s long-time friend and curator Mathieu Copeland, this anthology of writings makes Metzger’s key thinking from the 1950s onward available to a wide audience. It includes seminal writings such as his manifestos of auto-destructive and auto-creative art (both 1961), ‘On Random Activity in Material/Transforming Works of Art’ (1964), ‘The Possibility of Auto-Destructive Architecture’ (1966), his inspiring interview with R. Buckminster Fuller from 1970, ‘The Artist in the Face of Social Collapse’ (1998), and his legacy manifesto entitled ‘Remember Nature’ from 2013, as well as art criticism, political satires, and lecture transcriptions.

25.00 EUR

Black Mountain. An Interdisciplinary Experiment 1933 –1957

Authors: Eugen BlumeMatilda FelixGabriele KnapsteinCatherine Nichols (eds.)
Title: Black Mountain. An Interdisciplinary Experiment 1933-1957
Publisher: Spector Books
Subject: Art History, Essays & Non-fiction
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The interdisciplinary and experimental educational ideas espoused by Black Mountain College (BMC), founded in North Carolina in 1933, made it one of the most innovative schools in the first half of the twentieth century. Visual arts, economics, physics, dance, architecture, and music were all taught here on an equal footing, and teachers and students lived together in a democratically organized community. The first rector of the school was John Andrew Rice, and Josef Albers, John Cage, Walter Gropius, and Buckminster Fuller were among the many adepts to give courses here. In consequence, BMC witnessed the development of a range of avant-garde concepts. This richly illustrated book appears in conjunction with the Black Mountain exhibition. It is the first comprehensive publication on BMC in the German-speaking world and traces the key moments in the history of this legendary school.

Texts by Gabriele Brandstetter, Brenda Danilowitz, Arnold Dreyblatt, Fabienne Eggelhofer, Matilda Felix, Mary Emma Harris, Gabriele Knapstein, Annette Jael Lehmann, Catherine Nichols, Andi Schoon, Craig Schuftan, Alice Sebrell

42.00 EUR

Sad Sack

Author: Sophia Al-Maria
Title: Sad Sack
Publisher: Bookworks
Subject: Artists' Writings
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Sad Sack is a book of collected writing by Sophia Al-Maria, taking feminist inspiration from Ursula K. Le Guin’s 1986 essay 'The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction’; opposing ‘the linear, progressive, Time’s-(killing)-arrow mode of the Techno-Heroic.’ Encompassing more than a decade of work, Sad Sack tracks Al-Maria’s speculative journey as a writer, from the first seed of her ‘premature’ memoir, through the coining and subsequent critique of ‘Gulf Futurism’, towards experiments in gathering, containing, welling up and sucking dry.

Sophia Al-Maria is an artist and writer living in London. She is contributing editor of Bidoun, and guest editor of The Happy Hypocrite – Fresh Hell, issue 8 (Book Works, 2015). Al-Maria’s memoir, The Girl Who Fell to Earth (Harper Perennial, 2012), was translated into Arabic and published by Bloomsbury Qatar in 2015, and her short stories have been published in various collections including The Djinn Falls in Love (Solaris, UK, 2017). In 2016 Al-Maria presented ‘Black Friday’, her first US solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and was nominated for Film London’s Jarman Award. Recently, she has been screenwriting for film and television, alongside solo exhibitions at Project Native Informant in London (‘ilysm’, 2018), Third Line Gallery in Dubai, and further presentations, participation in film festivals and arts events internationally.

18.00 EUR

Building Critique. Architecture and Its Discontents

Authors: Gabu HeindlMichael KleinChristina Linortner (eds.)
Title: Building Critique. Architecture and Its Discontents
Publisher: Spector Books
Subject: Architecture, Essays & Non-fiction
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For much of the 20th century, critique played an important part in what was considered “modern” architecture; the canon of modern architecture considered itself dedicated to both formal progress and social critique. But as the 1960s spurred a rereading of modern architecture from a perspective informed by Marxism and the decade’s new social movements, many concluded that a building practice could not be critical, owing to its interdependent relationship with power and business.

With recent economic crises hitting the building and property sectors, and research playing an increasingly large role in architectural practice, we are witnessing a renewed interest in critique in contemporary architecture, especially from postcolonial and feminist positions. The essays contained in this book, authored by a variety of international architects and thinkers, address this revived moment of critique, arguing that, far from being dead, architectural critique is now indispensable.

Texts by  Iva Cukic / Ministry of Space, Liza Fior, Eyal Weizman / Forensic Architecture, Gabu Heindl, Ana Jeinic, Michael Klein, Christina Linortner, Johannes Pointl / Nina Kolowratnik, Jane Rendell, Ruth Sonderegger, Pelin Tan, Matteo Trentini

22.00 EUR

Self-Organized

Authors: Stine Hebert, Anne Szefer Karlsen (eds.)
Title: Self-Organized
Publisher: Open Editions
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
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Exploring one of the most influential methods of contemporary cultural production, Self-Organised takes a broad view on the matter. Artists, curators and critics discuss empirical and theoretical approaches from Europe, Africa and South and North America to how self-organisation today oscillates between the self and the group, self-imposed bureaucratisation and flexibilism, aestheticisation and activism. The contributors identify their time as a crucial moment to propose ways forward for parallel initiatives and institutions alike: from de-organisation and waiting, to rupture and coexistence of aesthetics and politics. However, what they all seem to share is a refreshing search for critical platforms of citizenship, harnessing self-determination in the wake of neo-liberal mainstreaming and right-wing populism alike. [*published in 2013]

Texts and contributions by Julie Ault, Maibritt Borgen, Celine Condorelli & Johan Frederik Hartle, Anthony Davies, Stephan Dillemuth & Jakob Jakobsen, Ekaterina Degot, Charles Esche & David Riff, Barnaby Drabble, Jonas Ekeberg, Linus Elmes, Juan A Gaitan, Abdellah Karroum, Livia Pancu, Jan Verwoert, What, How & For Whom / WHW

25.00 EUR

I Seem to Live. The New York Diaries. vol. 1, 1950-1969

Authors: Jonas Mekas, Anne Konig (ed.)
Title: I Seem to Live. The New York Diaries. vol. 1, 1950-1969
Publisher: Spector Books
Subject: Artists' Books, Essays & Non-fiction
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I Seem to Live. The New York Diaries, 1950–2011 is Jonas Mekas’s key literary work. The first volume of this magnum opus, covering the period from 1950-69, appears posthumously one year after his death. It stands on an equal footing with his cinematic oeuvre, which he initially developed together with his brother Adolfas after their arrival in New York. In 1954, the two brothers founded Film Culture magazine, and in 1958 Jonas began writing a weekly column for The Village Voice. It was in this period that his writing, films, and unflagging commitment to art began to establish him as a pioneer of American avant-garde cinema and the barometer of the New York art scene.

'Jonas Mekas was a force of nature – an untiring artistic energy field. He disregarded genres and broke all the rules, always favoring pure expression and experimentation over formulas and expectations. He was / is one of the most inspiring artists I’ve ever encountered – the poets’ version of a Kung Fu Master. Long live Jonas Mekas!' –Jim Jarmusch

38.00 EUR

What’s the Use? On the Uses of Use

Author: Sarah Ahmed
Title: What's the Use? On the Uses of Use
Publisher: Duke UP
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
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In What’s the Use? Sara Ahmed continues the work she began in The Promise of Happiness and Willful Subjects by taking up a single word—in this case, use—and following it around. She shows how use became associated with life and strength in nineteenth-century biological and social thought and considers how utilitarianism offered a set of educational techniques for shaping individuals by directing them toward useful ends. Ahmed also explores how spaces become restricted to some uses and users, with specific reference to universities. She notes, however, the potential for queer use: how things can be used in ways that were not intended or by those for whom they were not intended. Ahmed posits queer use as a way of reanimating the project of diversity work as the ordinary and painstaking task of opening up institutions to those who have historically been excluded.

25.00 EUR

Seven Years. The Rematerialization of Art from 2011 to 2017

Author: Maria Lind
Title: Seven Years. The Rematerialization of Art from 2011 to 2017
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Theory & Philosophy, Art History, Essays & Non-fiction
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This is a subjective chronicle of contemporary art from 2011 to 2017. During this period, the curator, writer, and educator Maria Lind regularly wrote a column for the print edition of ArtReview. The writings focused on individual art works and exhibitions, extending to conversations and debates that were developing in the art world and beyond during these seven years. Works by Haegue Yang, Hassan Khan, Uglycute, Tania Perez-Cordova, and Walid Raad, among others, are thought through, alongside exhibitions such as dOCUMENTA (13), the 2014 Sharjah Biennial, the 2015 Ural Industrial Biennial, as well as several editions of the Venice Biennale.

In Seven Years, Lind’s writings are complemented with an introduction by artists Goldin+Senneby, who discuss Lind’s materialist approach through the use of the word 'hand' and how it applies to art. The writings are further complemented by the book’s design produced by long-term collaborators Metahaven. Three additional essays then filter her writing: Sofía Hernandez Chong Cuy reflects on how writing can affect curatorial work, and the other way around, both for Lind and for herself. Artist Ahmet Ogut conducts an imagined interview with Maria Lind, and Philippe Parreno weaves a summary of the years between 2010 and 2018, highlighting the notion of potentiality. The book closes with a postscript by Joanna Warsza, fellow curator, in which she compiles a glossary of the book’s key ideas and terms.

22.00 EUR

Dust and Data. Traces of the Bauhaus across 100 Years

Authors: Ines Weizman (ed.)
Title: Dust & Data. Traces of the Bauhaus across 100 Years
Publisher: Spector Books
Subject: Art History, Architecture, Theory & Philosophy
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This publication brings together case studies by scholars from around the world that engage with the history of the Bauhaus as an entangled problem—the multiple historiographies of the Bauhaus and the global history of modernist architecture within which it is located. The aim of this book is to read Bauhaus objects, documents, and buildings as molecular units of politics and history. Taking these objects as a starting point, it also sets out to plot their complex patterns of circulation and migration and trace forms of connection that are otherwise invisible to architectural history. Bauhaus history, as this book seeks to show, is indeed a history of migration: of its architects, artists, documents, objects, and, of course, its ideas, as they have scattered across a fragmented world, leading to disputes and sometimes to legal challenges concerning authenticity, physical and intellectual ownership, and copyright.

Contributions by Pep Aviles, Anya Bokov, Peter Bernhard, Nicholas de Moncheaux, MARIJA DRĖMAITĖ, Christopher T. Green, Hamed Khosravi, Norbert Korrek, Michael Kubo, Jorg Paulus, Alina Payne, Robin Schuldenfrei, Bernhard Siegert, Ines Sonder, Daniel Taliesnik, Georg Vrachliotis, Anselm Wagner

45.00 EUR

Grace Crowley

Author: Riet Wijnen (ed.)
Title: Grace Crowley
Publisher: Kunstverein Amsterdam
Subject: Artists' Writings, Essays & Non-fiction
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Grace Crowley is a publication based on letters sent to the Australian artist and pioneer of modernist painting Grace Crowley (1890–1979) by friends, family and colleagues. Parts of those letters, which are now housed in the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the State Library of New South Wales archives in Sydney, were transcribed and categorized by Wijnen in subsections such as ‘Marital Status’, ‘Teaching’, ‘Hosting’, ‘Eurasia’, ‘X’, ‘Being A Woman’, ‘War’, ‘$’, and ‘Making Work’. The result is an alternative biography constructed solely through a living set of relations.

20.00 EUR

Neringos architektūros gidas

Authors: Aistė Galaunytė, Ūla Ambrasaitė (eds.)
Title: Neringos architektūros gidas
Publisher: Leidykla Lapas
Subject: Architecture
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Neringos architektūros gidas – tai įtraukiantis pasakojimas apie Kuršių nerijos žvejų kaimelius, tapusius prestižiniu šalies kurortu.  Jūros ir marių skalaujama Kuršių nerija ir jos pušynai, balto smėlio paplūdimiai, kopos, maži išpuoselėti miesteliai bei laukinė gamta kasmet pritraukia dešimtis tūkstančių lankytojų iš viso pasaulio, nors čia nėra prabangių viešbučių ir SPA, restoranų ant jūros kranto ar atrakcionų. Kur slypi Neringos vietos dvasios paslaptis? Kas ją tokią suformavo?

Skaitydami Neringos architektūros gidą sužinosite, kad iki Antrojo pasaulinio karo Kuršių nerijos kurortinis centras buvo ištaigingomis vilomis garsėjanti Juodkrantė, o Nidoje ramybės ieškojo menininkai, nuo kopų sklandytuvus kėlė 'oro bei vėjo romantikai'– sportininkai sklandytojai; kad didžioji dalis šiandienos poilsiaviečių pastatyta sovietmečiu, gryną modernistinę architektūrą vėliau keitė regionalistinė, o nepriklausomybės laikotarpiu nepastatyta beveik nieko naujo.

w/ introductory texts by Vasilijus Safronovas, Marija Drėmaitė, Viltė Migonytė-Petrulienė and Martynas Mankus

SPOILER (!) The book is in Lithuanian

16.00 EUR

Politics of Study

Authors: Sidsel Meineche Hansen, Tom Vandeputte (eds.)
Title: Politics of Study
Publisher: Open Editions
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
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There's not a single contemporary art college or university today that isn't a battleground. These wars are wars about value, meaning, pedagogy, criticality, and above all, unfortunately, the market. Whether we rise above them, move sideways, go underground, embrace or escape these fights, we did not choose them and their terms generate increasing losses for all those who still desire a relationship to something irreducible to money. This collection of interviews contains passionate visions and analyses that lay bare the stakes of our contemporary political, emotional and educational predicament. [*published in 2015]

Interviews w/ Judy Chicago, Andrea Fraser, Melissa Gordon & Marina Vishmidt, Brian Holmes, Gal Kim, Suhail Malik, The New Centre for Research & Practice, Gerald Raunig, Ruth  Sonderegger

19.00 EUR

Trial and Error

Author: Reinis Lismanis
Title: Trial and Error
Publisher: Skinnerboox
Subject: Photography, Monographs
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Trial and Error is an accumulation of artworks, photographs, videos and installations that Reinis Lismanis has made over a period of six years. 

Lismanis has been exploring photographic production and the traditional systems that lie behind the scenes of its processes and methods. In a self-reflective manner, his work both acknowledges and challenges the conventional structures of image making, exhibition display systems and artistic production in general. This publication is a comprehensive overview of the artist’s recent practice, in a non-hierarchical way mixing snapshots from his studio and trips to various cities around the world with documentation of exhibitions the artist has recently held.

'I have found photography, in its classical mode of being, to be an extremely fertile ground to stand on, albeit a limiting one as well. As part of my explorations, looking at the intrinsic elements of production – be they technological, social, economical – is often the point of departure, and everything is as important as everything else,' Lismanis states.

w/ texts by Christos Hadjioannou, Reinis Lismanis, Paulius Petraitis and Ilaria Speri

28.00 EUR

How to Make Art at the End of the World

Author: Natalie Loveless
Title: How to Make Art at the End of the World. A Manifesto for Research-Creation
Publisher: Duke UP
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
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In recent years, the rise of research-creation—a scholarly activity that considers art practices as research methods in their own right—has emerged from the organic convergences of the arts and interdisciplinary humanities, and it has been fostered by universities wishing to enhance their public profiles. In How to Make Art at the End of the World Natalie Loveless draws on diverse perspectives—from feminist science studies to psychoanalytic theory, as well as her own experience advising undergraduate and graduate students—to argue for research-creation as both a means to produce innovative scholarship and a way to transform pedagogy and research within the contemporary neoliberal university. Championing experimental, artistically driven methods of teaching, researching, and publication, research-creation works to render daily life in the academy more pedagogically, politically, and affectively sustainable, as well as more responsive to issues of social and ecological justice.

22.00 EUR

Specialism

Author: David Blamey (ed.)
Title: Specialism
Publisher: Open Editions
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
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It is widely assumed that everyone is ‘interdisciplinary’ nowadays, that we all work at the intersections of conventional disciplines. But if being flexible, multi-skilled and polymathic are the prerequisites of survival in today’s world, why do educators and art marketeers still find it imperative to maintain conditions of production that advocate specialist outcomes? The aim of this anthology in the Occasional Table series is to critically reflect upon the role of specialism in art and society and to understand better how the claim of those who seek to transcend the parameters of specialisation contrasts to that of others who maintain that deep levels of achievement can only be attained within highly focused methods and forms.

Texts and contributions by David Blamey, Matthew Cornford, Neil Cummings, Dan Fox, Anouchka Grose, Mingyuan Hu, Stephen Knott, Frances Loeffler, Nina Power, Rick Poynor, Alistair Rider, Andrew Robinson, Irit Rogoff & Ruth Sonderegger, Chris Watson & Jon Wozencroft, Ian Whittlesea

23.00 EUR

The Story of Bern, [or] Showing Colors

Authors: Dorothy Iannone; Clement Dirie (ed.)
Title: The Story of Bern, [or] Showing Colors
Publisher: JRP|Editions
Subject: Periodicals & Reprints, Artists' Books
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'As much as Love and Eros have defined my work since its beginnings, so too has censorship or its shadow, accompanied it,' recalls Dorothy Iannone in her introduction to this facsimile publication of her legendary 'The Story of Bern, [or] Showing Colors.'

First published in 1970, the book documents the censorship of Iannone's work 'The (Ta)Rot Pack' (1968–1969) and the subsequent removal of all his works by her then companion, artist Dieter Roth, from a collective exhibition at the Kunsthalle Bern. For his exhibition entitled 'Freunde,' Harald Szeemann invited Karl Gertsner, Roth, Daniel Spoerri, and Andre Thomkins who all decided to exhibit their artists friends; Roth chose Iannone alongside Emmett Williams. The censorship of Iannone, and Roth's protest, eventually led to Harald Szeemann's resignation as the director of the institution. 

Telling the story of this act of censorship as well as the context of the exhibition in Bern and its iteration in a non-censored version in Düsseldorf, 'The Story of Bern' is emblematic of Iannone's distinctive, explicit, and comic book style, and of her openness about sexuality and the strengthening of female autonomy

Accompanied by a 4-page insert that includes a new text by Dorothy Iannone and an essay about the context of the book publication by Centre Pompidou curator Frederic Paul, this publication is a facsimile of the original 1970 book. 

40.00 EUR

Sisters Alike

Author: Lene Markusen
Title: Sisters Alike. Female Identities in the Post-Utopian
Publisher: Spector Books
Subject: Monographs, Artists' Books
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Lene Markusen first visited St. Petersburg in 1993. With only a very rudimentary knowledge of Russian, she made drawings of the women she observed in the urban environment. Both of her films GRAD (2004) and Sankt – Female Identities in the Post-Utopian (2017) are set in St. Petersburg (Sankt Petersburg in Russian) or the former LeninGRAD. They revolve around a female perspective on the post-socialist transformation and the societal and political changes that took place after the fall of the Iron Curtain. They deal with what these upheavals mean for the lives of individual women. Through drawings, film stills, and excerpts from the film scripts Lene Markusen offers a subjective, temporal narrative, delineating the living conditions, contemporary and historical figures of women, and the construction of female identities in relation to the former so-called 'East' and 'West”.

26.00 EUR

The Feminist Bookstore Movement

Author: Kristen Hogan
Title: The Feminist Bookstore Movement. Lesbian Antiracism and Feminist Accountability
Publisher: Duke UP
Subject: Essays & Non-fiction, Theory & Philosophy, Communities
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From the 1970s through the 1990s more than one hundred feminist bookstores built a transnational network that helped shape some of feminism's most complex conversations. Kristen Hogan traces the feminist bookstore movement's rise and eventual fall, restoring its radical work to public feminist memory. The bookwomen at the heart of this story—mostly lesbians and including women of color—measured their success not by profit, but by developing theories and practices of lesbian antiracism and feminist accountability. At bookstores like BookWoman in Austin, the Toronto Women’s Bookstore, and Old Wives’ Tales in San Francisco, and in the essential Feminist Bookstore News, bookwomen changed people’s lives and the world. In retelling their stories, Hogan not only shares the movement's tools with contemporary queer antiracist feminist activists and theorists, she gives us a vocabulary, strategy, and legacy for thinking through today's feminisms.

28.00 EUR

Enghelab Street, a Revolution through Books: Iran 1979-1983

Author: Hannah Darabi
Title: Enghelab Street, a Revolution through Books: Iran 1979-1983
Publisher: Spector Books
Subject: Artists' Books
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Enghelab Street, Revolution Street, is located in the centre of Tehran—a main artery in the city’s cultural life with a host of bookshops. The publication presents a variety of photographic and propaganda books collected by Iranian artist Hannah Darabi. Drawing on works published between 1979 and 1983—years corresponding to the short period when freedom of speech prevailed at the end of the Shah’s regime and the beginning of the Islamic government—she takes us to the heart of an intense artistic and cultural period in Iranian history. Darabi has developed a visual essay accompanied by a critical apparatus written by Chowra Makaremi. The publication with its extensive landscape of books gives us the opportunity to look at rare printed matter for the first time.


48.00 EUR

Do We Need to Be Healed? Wellness Ideologies in Culture

Author: Saulė Noreikaitė (Vaivilavičiūtė)
Title: Do We Need to Be Healed? Wellness Ideologies in Culture
Publisher: Self-published
Subject: Artists' Books
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This book follows artistic research on the contemporary ideology of wellness and its sources in the late 19 century. Noreikaitė follows how multiple practices of wellness such as nudism, vegetarianism, yoga and other was first being treated as anti-capitalist practices and later commodified as the idols of neoliberal capitalist markets. Quite a few pieces by artists (AA Bronson, Ivo Dimchev or Lygia Clark) are discussed as case studies throughout the publication. All of them critically discuss relations between art, health and wellness.

22.00 EUR

Too Good to Be Photographed

Author: Paul Paper (ed.)
Title: Too Good to Be Photographed
Publisher: Lugemik
Subject: Photography
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Too Good To Be Photographed is a project which explores the various sides of photographic failure. On the one hand, it delves into an inability of photography to accurately replicate vision. On the other, there is a larger cultural issue at focus. It relates to our societal investment in photography to truly depict what we see and endow it with an attribute of 'truthfulness'.

The project deals with a special discrepancy: that moment when photography breaks. When the camera collapses as a mechanical-eye, and when the medium fails as a cultural replicator of our looking. In other words, the project presents photography’s B-sides, failures, non-successes, defeats. Which ultimately leads to questions about our desires of what photography should be and should be able to do.

Artists featured in the publication: Hieronymus Ahrens (DE), Cassidy Araiza (US), Roxana Azar (US), Sergiy Barchuk (US/UKR), Tine Bek (UK), Alexander Binder (DE), Etienne Courtois (BE), Paloma Dooley (US), Yael Eban (ISR), Jason Fulford (US), Harry Griffin (US), Alexander Harding (US), Aaron Hegert (US), Mishka Henner (UK), Sam Hutchinson (UK), Janna Ireland (US), Go Itami (JPN), Tim Johannis (NL), Cole Don Kelley (US), Wawrzyniec Kolbusz (PL), Paul Kuimet (EE), Daniel Kukla (US), Fred Lahache (FR), Inka & Niclas Lindergård (SE), Tom Lovelace (UK), Carlos Lowenstein (US), Michael Marcelle (US), Katja Mater (NL), Lydia Mccarthy (US), Nich Hance McElroy (US), Aso Mohammadi (IRN/CH), Awoiska Van Der Molen (NL), Ryan L. Moule (UK), Luke Libera Moore (US), Erin O’Keefe (US), Eva O’Leary (US), Kristina Õllek (EE), Ke Peng (CHN), Hanna Putz (AT), Johan Rosenmunthe (DK), Margaux Roy (FR), Erik Schubert (US), Brea Souders (US), Javier Torok (AR/US), Athena Torri (ECU/IT), Casey James Wilson (US), Jaclyn Wright (US)

28.00 EUR

Plasticity of the Planet. On Environmental Challenge for Art and Its Institutions

Authors: Magdalena Ziółkowska (ed.)
Title: Plasticity of the Planet. On Environmental Challenge for Art and Its Institutions
Publisher: Mousse Publishing
Subject: Essays & Non-fiction, Theory & Philosophy
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Can plastic planetarism replace neoliberal globalization? This publication is informed by Catherine Malabou’s conception of destructive plasticity—an irreversible destruction of form that makes it possible for new phenomena to emerge. Here, the idea provides a framework for reflecting on an environmental crisis that is turning into an increasingly serious social crisis before our very eyes. This is a challenge to which neither contemporary art nor its institutions can remain indifferent; they must urgently develop their responses to it. The theoretical essays contained in this publication shed light on the nature and consequences of the destructive changes taking place in the natural/social environment. They are juxtaposed with artists’, curators’, and art researchers’ comments on more specific practices, protocols, and formats of reaction, with the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art serving as a particular case study. In a conversation conducted specially for the book, Malabou speaks of the consequences of man’s destructive activities and introduces the notion of ecological plasticity.

w/ contributions by Defne Ayas, Viviana Checchia, Grzegorz Czemiel, Daniel Falb, Cathy Fitzgerald, Mira Gakjina, Alexander Hope, Anne Szefer Karlsen, Jarosław Lubiak, Małgorzata Ludwisiak, Ewa Majewska, Catharine Malabou, Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez, Małgorzata Sugiera, and Magdalena Ziółkowska

25.00 EUR

F. R. David, Spring 2020. Very Good

Authors: Paula Abbott, Will Holder (ed.)
Title: F. R. David (Spring 2020): Very Good
Publisher: uh Books, KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Subject: Periodicals & Reprints, Essays & Non-fiction, Literature & Poetry
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Like music, the issue’s 'theme' is better off unaccounted for, and up in the air, like a flock of birds (creatures who feature heavily), circling around performance, listening bodies, given time, and loving relations.

This issue serves as a reader for 'We can still see the horizon (and it’s curved)' a Summer residency at Hospitafield, Scotland; led by Will Holder and Paul Abbott.

w/ contributions and texts by Ibn Al-Razzaz Al Jazari, Robert Ashley, Lula Bak, Jorge Luis Borges, Judith Butler, Italo Calvino, Hugo Cole, Ornette Coleman, Milford Graves, Keira Greene (& Alexandrina Hemsley) , Wilson Harris, Barbara Herrnstein Smith, Bernadette Mayer, Sophie Nys, Evan Parker, Harry Partch, Paul Pitchford, Marcel Proust, Cecil Taylor, Wu Tsang & Fred Moten, Michel Serres, Lucy Skaer, Gertrude Stein, Ian White, WH. 

11.00 EUR

Productive Universals - Specific Situations

Authors: Anne Kockelkorn, Nina Zschocke (eds.) 
Title: Productive Universals - Specific Situations. Critical Engagements in Art, Architecture, and Urbanism
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Essays & Non-fiction, Theory & Philosophy, Architecture
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In today’s increasingly digitalized and neoliberal societies, debates on universals and specifics have gained new momentum. This volume situates the contemporary return to universal claims and concepts in the fields of art, architecture, and urbanism, and highlights the interrelation of the specific and the universal in diverse historical situations from the nineteenth century to the present. The collection’s essays thus venture an epistemic shift of the concept of universality: from essence to modality, from the abstract and static to the performative and productive.

'To counter the populist pull of a post-truth era this collection dares to return to a thought of universality—and successfully introduces the applicable concept of the productive universal. It must work! Planetary urbanism, the algorithmic management of a global population, and climate crises are all at stake. This thought-provoking book invites architects and urbanists to think through the friction of concrete occasions toward concerns that are universally shared.' Helene Frichot, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm

CONTRIBUTIONS BY Ursula Biemann, Ariane Varela Braga, Gaia Caramellino, Manuel Shvartzberg Carrió, Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll, Johan F. Hartle, Samia Henni, Christa Kamleithner, Anne Kockelkorn, Filippo De Pieri, Katarzyna Ruchel-Stockmans, Emily E. Scott, Laila Seewang, Alla Vronskaya, Andrew Stefan Weiner, Nina Zschocke

25.00 EUR

Los Angeles Studio Conversations. Sixteen Women Talk About Art

Author: Stephanie Buhmann (ed.)
Title: Los Angeles Studio Conversations. Sixteen Women Talk About Art
Publisher: The Green Box
Subject: Essays & Non-fiction
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Los Angeles Studio Conversations marks the fourth Volume of an ongoing interview series conducted by art historian Stephanie Buhmann, which originated in 2013. ike its predecessors, New York Studio Conversations (2016), Berlin Studio Conversations (2017), and New York Studio Conversations II (2018), this book offers an intimate glimpse of the creative process while keeping an eye on diversity. The fifteen artists featured here work in a variety of media, ranging from film, photography, painting, sculpture, installation, and performance to drawing. In addition, they herald from different generations and represent various levels of renown. While some of them work primarily in the United States, most have shown internationally for a considerable amount of time. All of them have experienced different stages in their careers and have one immediate thing in common: they currently choose to live and work in Los Angeles.

By speaking with the artists about particular groups of work, characteristic approaches, personal philosophies, and political engagement, among others, Buhmann explores the many challenges and faceted lines of thought that go into the making of art. As the discussion of the commercial value of art increases, largely due to ever-soaring auction records and the wide media coverage these receive, this interview series serves as a reminder that most art starts as a private contemplation in the isolation of the artist’s studio.

Los Angeles Studio Conversations introduces the following artists: Lita Albuquerque, Sarah Cain, Andrea Fraser, Liza Lou, Shana Lutker, Kristen Morgin, Catherine Opie, Silke Otto-Knapp, Monique Prieto, Alison Saar, Analia Saban, Fran Siegel, Lisa C. Soto, Despina Stokou, and Diana Thater.

18.00 EUR

Art-Rite

Authors: Edit DeAk, Walter Robinson (eds.)
Title: Art-Rite
Publisher: Primary Information
Subject: Art History, Periodicals & Reprints
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Edited by Walter Robinson, Edit DeAk, and Joshua Cohn, Art-Rite was published in New York City between 1973 and 1978. The periodical has long been celebrated for its underground/overground position and its cutting, humorous, on-the-streets coverage and critique of the art world. Art-Rite moved easily through the expansive community it mapped out, paying homage to an emergent generation of artists, including many who were—or would soon become—the defining voices of the era. Through hundreds of interviews, reviews, statements, and projects for the page—as well as artist-focused and thematic issues on video, painting, performance, and artists’ books—Art-Rite’s sharp editorial vision and commitment to spotlighting the work of artists stands as a meaningful and lasting contribution to the art history of New York City and beyond.

ALL ISSUES OF ART-RITE ARE COLLECTED AND PUBLISHED HERE

Featured artists include Vito Acconci, Kathy Acker, Bas Jan Ader, Laurie Anderson, John Baldessari, Gregory Battcock, Lynda Benglis, Mel Bochner, Marcel Broodthaers, Trisha Brown, Chris Burden, Scott Burton, Ulises Carrión, Judy Chicago, Lucinda Childs, Christo, Diego Cortez, Hanne Darboven, Agnes Denes, Ralston Farina, Richard Foreman, Peggy Gale, Gilbert & George, John Giorno, Philip Glass, Leon Golub, Peter Grass, Julia Heyward, Nancy Holt, Ray Johnson, Joan Jonas, Richard Kern, Lee Krasner, Shigeko Kubota, Les Levine, Sol LeWitt, Lucy Lippard, Babette Mangolte, Brice Marden, Agnes Martin, Gordon Matta-Clark, Rosemary Mayer, Annette Messager, Elizabeth Murray, Alice Neel, Brian O’Doherty,Genesis P-Orridge, Nam June Paik, Charlemagne Palestine, Judy Pfaff, Lil Picard, Yvonne Rainer, Judy Rifka, Dorothea Rockburne, Ed Ruscha, Robert Ryman, David Salle, Carolee Schneemann, Richard Serra, Jack Smith, Patti Smith, Robert Smithson, Holly Solomon, Naomi Spector, Nancy Spero, Pat Steir, Frank Stella, Alan Suicide (Vega), David Tremlett, Richard Tuttle, Andy Warhol, William Wegman, Lawrence Weiner, Hannah Wilke, Robert Wilson, Yuri, and Irene von Zahn.

38.00 EUR

Freedom Within Us. East German Photography 1980-1989

Authors: Sonia Voss; Philippe Seclier (ed.)
Title: Freedom Within Us. East German Photography 1980-1989
Publisher: Walther Koenig
Subject: Art History, Photography
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Nearly thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall (the Anniversary will be celebrated in 2019), what do we know about East German photography? This body of work - a territory, borne of a country that, since the 1920s has played a central role in the history of photography; a period spanning four decades, from 1949 to 1989 - should be brought to light. From the various perspectives possible, the book focusses on how, in an authoritarian state relying on the physical constraints of the body (denial of the individual in favour of the people , confinement within G.D.R. borders, normativity bodies regarded as tools of production and vectors of ideology, constant Stasi surveillance), photography was a medium where the individual asserts, resists and expresses its freedom. The photographs presented here represent the decade predating the fall of the Wall and were taken by 14 different photographers.

38.00 EUR

Labas, vaizduote

Author: Ieva Stankutė
Title: Labas, vaizduote
Publisher: self-published
Subject: Artists' Books, Kids 
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Menininkės Ievos Stankutės knyga LABAS, VAIZUOTE – tai savotiškas vaizduotės pratimų atlasas, skaitytojus (tiek vaikus, tiek suaugusiuosius) kviečiantis įspėti ir nupiešti įvairias abstrakčias formas puslapiuose. 

Knyga sukurta naudojant mišrias technikas, surišta rankomis. Išleista ribotu 70 egz. tiražu. SPOILER ! The book is in Lithuanian. 

 
20.00 EUR

Babette Mangolte Selected Writings, 1998–2015

Author: Babette Mangolte
Title: Babette Mangolte. Selected Writings, 1998–2015
Publisher: Sternberg Press, Kunstahelle Wien
Subject: Artists' Writings, Essays & Non-Fiction
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A single black-and white photograph taken by Babette Mangolte has come to epitomize New York's downtown art scene of the 1970s. The dancers performing Trisha Brown’s Roof Piece characterize perfectly the wild spirit of the time. Choreographed as an echo of movement unfolding across SoHo’s rooftops, the dancers mimed the chimneys, water towers, and fire escapes which surrounded them across that skyline. Influenced early on by Dziga Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera and the work of Stan Brakhage and Jonas Mekas, Mangolte began studies in 1964 at the renowned École nationale de la photographie et de la cinematographie in Paris, one of the school’s first female students. In 1970, having become disillusioned with the film scene in France, Mangolte moved to New York and became involved in the avant-garde film and dance milieus of the Kitchen and the Anthology Film Archives. 

Selected Writings, 1998–2015
 is a collection of texts by Mangolte in which she reflects on her practice as a photographer and filmmaker and her collaborative work with filmmakers, artists, dancers, and choreographers. She provides insights into the techniques and methods she created as well as her relationships with notable collaborators such as Marina Abramović, Chantal Akerman, Trisha Brown, and Yvonne Rainer.

24.00 EUR

Allegories of the Anthropocene

Author: Elizabeth M. DeLoughrey
Title: Allegories of the Anthropocene
Publisher: Duke UP
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
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In Allegories of the Anthropocene Elizabeth M. DeLoughrey traces how indigenous and postcolonial peoples in the Caribbean and Pacific Islands grapple with the enormity of colonialism and anthropogenic climate change through art, poetry, and literature. In these works, authors and artists use allegory as a means to understand the multiscalar complexities of the Anthropocene and to critique the violence of capitalism, militarism, and the postcolonial state. DeLoughrey examines the work of a wide range of artists and writers—including poets Kamau Brathwaite and Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, Dominican installation artist Tony Capellan, and authors Keri Hulme and Erna Brodber—whose work addresses Caribbean plantations, irradiated Pacific atolls, global flows of waste, and allegorical representations of the ocean and the island. In examining how island writers and artists address the experience of finding themselves at the forefront of the existential threat posed by climate change, DeLoughrey demonstrates how the Anthropocene and empire are mutually constitutive and establishes the vital importance of  allegorical art and literature in understanding our global environmental crisis.

25.00 EUR

Tacit Knowledge. Post Studio/Feminism – CalArts 1970-1977

Author: Annette Jael Lehmann (ed.)
Title: Tacit Knowledge. Post Studio / Feminism - CalArts 1970-1977
Publisher: Spector Books
Subject: Essays & Non-Fiction, Art History
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Tacit Knowledge provides an insight into the complex artistic and educational practices that characterized the first decade of the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). There is a special focus on the conceptual and feminist strategies developed in and from John Baldessari’s Post Studio class as well as Judy Chicago and Miriam Schapiro’s Feminist Art Program, which was initiated in 1970 and brought to the newly founded art school in 1971. As Post Studio and feminist practices at CalArts are often characterized by the specific entanglement of cognitive and (habitual) bodily forms of knowledge, the idea of tacit knowledge, and thus learning through social and performative contexts of action, functions as an overarching principle linking all the contributions in the book. Combining short introductions with in-depth case studies and a broad range of documental and photographic material, the experimental publication takes the form of a magazine, allowing a diverse and lively approach to the ideas shaping the early years of CalArts. 

Authors: Kim Albrecht, Lea Becker, Katharina Brandt, Léïla Douliba, Carla Gabriel, Jennifer Gaschler, Pauline Gründing, Verena Kittel, Friederike Krause, Vivien Lambert, Annette Jael Lehmann, Alice Rugai, Jeffrey Schnapp, Anna Sønderup 

28.00 EUR

Wild Blue Media. Thinking Through Seawater

Author: Melody Jue
Title: Wild Blue Media. Thinking Through Seawater
Publisher: Duke UP
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
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In Wild Blue Media, Melody Jue destabilizes terrestrial-based ways of knowing and reorients our perception of the world by considering the ocean itself as a media environment—a place where the weight and opacity of seawater transforms how information is created, stored, transmitted, and perceived. By recentering media theory on and under the sea, Jue calls attention to the differences between perceptual environments and how we think within and through them as embodied observers. In doing so, she provides media studies with alternatives to familiar theoretical frameworks, thereby challenging scholars to navigate unfamiliar oceanic conditions of orientation, materiality, and saturation. Jue not only examines media about the ocean—science fiction narratives, documentary films, ocean data visualizations, animal communication methods, and underwater art—but reexamines media through the ocean, submerging media theory underwater to estrange it from terrestrial habits of perception while reframing our understanding of mediation, objectivity, and metaphor.

25.00 EUR

T*

Authors: Giordano Bonora; Ilaria Bombelli (ed.)
Title: T*
Publisher: Mousse Publishing
Subject: Photography,  Communities
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This book is inspired by the pictures that Giordano Bonora, a young streetcar operator and aspiring photographer, took of Bologna’s small transgender community in 1980 (although it would be more correct to speak, in this case, of proto-Transgenderism). Reproduced here for the first time, these raw and gilded images reflect—during a period in Italy characterized by subversive movements and political revolts that were not just rooted in questions of identity—attempts made by T* people at a construction of the self outside the binary logic of the genotypically XY male/genotypically XX female. By people like Valerie—a woman’s face, a hairless chest with no breasts, a fleur-de-lis tattooed on the shoulder, and two pairs of pantyhose—for whom 'gender' is not determined biologically but something to be embraced depending on the circumstances. A box containing a jigsaw puzzle with a picture that is constantly changing. Bundled with the photographs, a handful of texts set out to explain how the question of gender involves two cultural levels of sexual difference, the normative and the dissident, and how the decision-making power over organs outside heteropatriarchal systems of sexuality and processes of disidentification are the stakes in the new 'somato-political' struggle against hegemonic regimes of oppression conducted by enchanting, allied, opaque, and vulnerable bodies.

18.00 EUR

BIRTH V - Hi and Bye

Authors: Kris Lemsalu; Maria Arusoo (ed.)
Title: BIRTH V - Hi and Bye
Publisher: Mousse Publishing, Estonian Centre for Contemporary Art
Subject: Monographs, Exhibition Catalogue
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The work of Kris Lemsalu is pagan and it’s punk and it’s hers and it’s ours. . . . It’s the lightning of heaven and the volcanic heat in the abyssal ocean. It’s the carnival of objects Frankensteined together into concoctions as fragile as life itself. It’s life.–Andrew Berardini

Kris Lemsalu is an Estonian-born artist who creates mixed-media sculptures, installations, and performances utilizing unexpected materials. Often underscored by feminist themes, her works evoke the bestial side of humanity and civilizations. This book offers a peek into Lemsalu’s explorations in art and life, which in her case are inseparable. The rich visual material, selected by the artist herself, ranges from exhibition views; to analog photos of the artist, her friends, and her collaborators; to her everyday work at the studio; to the wild parties she attends. Essays by Los Angeles–based writer Andrew Berardini and Estonian curator and writer Tamara Luuk overview Lemsalu’s oeuvre with a particular focus on BIRTH V: Hi and Bye, her biggest project yet, which was co-published by Mousse Publishing and the Estonian Centre for Contemporary Art and produced for the Estonian Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale in 2019.

22.00 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

36.00 EUR

Vilnius dailėje / Vilnius in Art 1939-1956

Author: Rima Rutkauskienė (ed.)
Title: Vilnius dailėje / Vilnius in Art 1939-1956
Publisher: Lithuanian Art Museum
Subject: Exhibition Catalogue, Art History
Stock: 

*bilingual 

The public has already seen Vilnius depicted in the artworks from differenf periods, previously displayed at numeruous events. This publication offers a look at Vilnius through the eyes of the artists who lived anx worked in the capital during the hardships of war and the dofficulties of post-war yearss (1939-1956). 

Artists featured in the publication: Petras Povilas Aleksandravičius, Mečislovas Bulaka, Rafael Chwoles, Zygmunt Mieczyslaw Czaykowski, Vladas Drėma, Rimtautas Vincentas Gibavičius, Antanas Gudaitis, Pranas Gudynas, Rapolas Jakimavičius, Vytautas Kazimieras Jonynas, Eugenija Jurkūnienė (Macytė-Mikšienė), Vytautas Kalinauskas, Juozapas Kamarauskas, Leonas Katinas, Anastazja Korttowna, Vaclovas Kosciuška, Leon Komukski, Antanas Kučas, Edward Kuczynski, Lukas Lukošius Petras, Vytautas Mackevičius, Jozef Marian Marcinkowski, Ivan Medvedev (Jonas Meškauskas), Levas Chaimas Mergašilskis, Juozas Mikėnas, Bronė Mingilaitė-Uogintienė, Bronius Murinas, Barbara Narębska-Dębska, Zigmas Petravičius, Rolocz Stanislaw, Samuelis Rozinas, Augustinas Savickas, Piotr Siergijewicz, Irena Trečiokaitė-Žebenkienė, Bronius Uogintas, Liuda Vaneikytė, Adolfas Valeška, Justina Vienožinskis, Jonas Vilutis, Viktoras Vizgirda, Czeslaw Znamierowski, Antanas Žmuidzinavičius.

Texts by Rima Rutkauskienė, Vidas Poškus, Gražina Mareckaitė. Published also are the excerpts from Sofia's Lelyukhina's diary (1946-1964)

17.00 EUR

En algun lado y en ninguno. Poemas

Authors: Sun Ra; Mariana Castillo Deball, Tania Islas Weinstein and Alberto Ortega (eds.)
Title: En algun lado y en ninguno. Poemas
Publisher: Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite
Subject: Artists' Writings, Literature & Poetry
Stock: sold out !

*billingual: Spanish / English

En algun lado y en ninguno is a compilation of poems by the jazz musician and poet Sun Ra (Alabama 1914 – Birmingham 1993), selected and translated into Spanish by Mariana Castillo Deball, Tania Islas Weinstein and Alberto Ortega.

The adventure began in a library that looks like a spaceship, next to a monument in the shape of a burned marshmallow that celebrates the first atomic reaction generated by humans. A plaque in the monument suggests that the powerful energy should be used for beneficial purposes. Inside this lunar library is the Special Collections Centre at the University of Chicago, that keeps the archive of Alton Abraham – Sun Ra Collection, comprising the period 1822-2008. Alton Abraham (1927-1999), entrepreneur and hospital technician, was a friend and partner of Sun Ra, and throughout his life he collected manuscripts, ephemera, artifacts, photographs and audio-visual recordings of the work of Sun Ra and his collaborators. Within the archive, which occupies 48 m of linear shelf space (146 boxes and a large folder) we found Sun Ra’s wallet, containing his lawyer’s business card, the insurance receipt for his car, a cabalistic amulet, and a million dollar bill perforated in the center. We also discovered Sun Ra’s typed poems, with handwritten corrections and in various versions.

20.00 EUR

Daugiakampis

Author: Valentinas Klimašauskas
Title: Daugiakampis
Publisher: Six chairs books
Subject: Literature & Poetry, Artists' Writings
Stock: ✔

A foreign investigator lands in Vilnius on April Fool’s Day on a mission to collect all possible information that would help to crack a password and unlock a sensitive dataset. The investigator has only twenty four hours to meet the locals who could be useful in the search of any clues to untangle the hint phrase – a purple city gate. Together with a poet and a retired detective they visit the main landmarks of Vilnius and even find themselves in a former CIA Black Site. They discuss history and art, memorisation techniques, plane spotting and news making. What kind of keywords or facts can they find in a post-truth era, when neither media nor government or one’s own eyes and language can not be trusted?

Polygon is firstly a reference to a plot device, but its logic is also used in the character development and structure of language. Imagine the plot as if it was a feed in the social networks where the only thing in common between its posts is that they make a new multifaceted present. The story is augmented with a highly subjective repertoire of the artworks that represent the everyday circumstances where we all often find ourselves struggling. The author’s kaleidoscopic vision draws another perspective on contemporary experience, liquid identity, veering between contrasting values and discourses, and asks what does the truth mean in today’s click driven economy.

 (SPOILER: Book in Lithuanian)

10.00 EUR

Coloring Book

Author: Dr. Lakra
Title: Coloring Book
Publisher: Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite; BOM DIA Kinder
Subject: Kids
Stock: sold out! 

Dr. Lakra is a Mexican artist living in Oaxaca, Mexico. The images compiled inside this coloring book come from various references, inspirations, as well as drafts for the tattoos that Dr. Lakra has made, or wishes he’d made over the years. This is an insight into the world of Dr. Lakra, where many of the interests present in his work collide; ancient mythologies, punk rock fanzines, classic tattoo designs, popular culture icons, Japanese monsters, animal illustrations etc.

14.00 EUR

Art and Language International: Conceptual Art Between Art Worlds

Author: Robert Bailey
Title: Art & Language International: Conceptual Art Between Art Worlds
Publisher: Duken UP
Subject: Art History, Theory & Philosophy
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In Art & Language International Robert Bailey reconstructs the history of the conceptual art collective Art & Language, situating it in a geographical context to rethink its implications for the broader histories of contemporary art. Focusing on its international collaborations with dozens of artists and critics in and outside the collective between 1969 and 1977, Bailey positions Art & Language at the center of a historical shift from Euro-American modernism to a global contemporary art. He documents the collective’s growth and reach, from transatlantic discussions on the nature of conceptual art and the establishment of distinct working groups in New York and England to the collective’s later work in Australia, New Zealand, and Yugoslavia. Bailey also details its publications, associations with political organizations, and the internal power struggles that precipitated its breakdown. Analyzing a wide range of artworks, texts, music, and films, he reveals how Art & Language navigated between art worlds to shape the international profile of conceptual art. Above all, Bailey underscores how the group's rigorous and interdisciplinary work provides a gateway to understanding how conceptual art operates as a mode of thinking that exceeds the visual to shape the philosophical, historical, and political.

25.00 EUR

Work! A Queer History of Modelling

Author: Elspeth H. Brown
Title: Work! A Queer History of Modelling
Publisher: Duke UP
Subject: Essays & Non-fiction, Theory & Philosophy
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From the haute couture runways of Paris and New York and editorial photo shoots for glossy fashion magazines to reality television, models have been a ubiquitous staple of twentieth- and twenty-first-century American consumer culture. In Work! Elspeth H. Brown traces the history of modeling from the advent of photographic modeling in the early twentieth century to the rise of the supermodel in the 1980s. Brown outlines how the modeling industry sanitized and commercialized models' sex appeal in order to elicit and channel desire into buying goods. She shows how this new form of sexuality—whether exhibited in the Ziegfeld Follies girls' performance of Anglo-Saxon femininity or in African American models' portrayal of black glamour in the 1960s—became a central element in consumer capitalism and a practice that has always been shaped by queer sensibilities. By outlining the paradox that queerness lies at the center of capitalist heteronormativity and telling the largely unknown story of queer models and photographers, Brown offers an out of the ordinary history of twentieth-century American culture and capitalism.


28.00 EUR

Who am I?

Author: Adam Higton
Title: Who am I?
Publisher: Nieves
Subject: Kids, Artists' Books
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*note the dimensions!  10,5 x 10,5 cm, 28 pages (ill.)

Have you ever seen a tree waving like a hand? Or heard autumn leaves whispering a song? Or thought that caterpillars look like eyebrows? Maybe they are… but whose are they?

Who Am I? is a children’s book conceived by Adam Higton. It’s small square size was inspired by the Pixi children’s books and by the Nupuset series from Petomies. Illustrator Adam Higton is best known for his images of psychedelic, folkloric characters, drawn in his distinctive, nostalgic style. He lives and works in York, UK

4.00 EUR

The Brutal Turtle

Author: Keren Cytter
Title: The Brutal Turtle
Publisher: Pork Salad Press
Subject: Kids, Artists' Books
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The Brutal Turtle tells the story of a Turtle wandering in the desert, trying to reach the animal farm. Facing cruel obstacles during his journey, he becomes angry and terrorizes the farm's people once he arrives at the farm. A tale on power's relativity, hate, violence, and on the importance to be nice.

15.00 EUR

Planet Earth: 21st Century

Author: Daniela Comani
Title: Planet Earth: 21st Century
Publisher: Humboldt Books
Subject: Artists' Books, Architecture
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Planet Earth: 21st Century stems from visual material sourced from Apple Maps Flyover and from Google Earth Virtual Reality, Apps that allow you to fly over cities and buildings in 3D. Between 2015 and 2019 Daniela Comani flew through virtual city views and made her own pictures, then she turned those screenshoots in black and white postcards. The book collects the spoils of her virtual trip: 360 postcards with streets, buildings, and monuments from all around the world. Re-enacting geography in the era called Anthropocene, the focal point of the project Planet Earth: 21st Century is the interaction between human perception of the planet, urban landscapes, and technology of the 21st Century.

26.00 EUR

Spalvink Vilnių. Miesto įkūrimas

Authors: Lina Steponavičiūtė, Dalia Sirgedaitė, Laima Bačkienė (eds.)
Title: Spalvink Vilnių. Miesto įkūrimas
Publisher: Lietuvos nacionalinis dailės muziejus / Lithuanian Art Museum
Subject: Art History, Kids, Architecture
Stock: 

SPOILER! The publication is in Lithuanian only

Ši spalvinimo knyga skirta pažinti Lietuvos sostinę Vilnių nauju būdu  – spalvinant nuostabius grafikos, tapybos darbus, kuriuos per šimtmečius kūrė Vilnių mylėję menininkai. Didžioji dalis atrinktų kūrinių yra saugomi Lietuvos nacionaliniame dailės muziejuje, kelių eksponatų skaitmeninius vaizdus leido naudoti Vytauto Didžiojo karo muziejus, Nacionalinis M. K. Čiurlionio dailės muziejus, Kernavės archeologinės vietovės muziejus. 

3.00 EUR

Fair Game Leipzig

Author: Nathalie Du Pasquier
Title: Fair Game Leipzig
Publisher: Nieves
Subject: Artists' Books, Drawings
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This publication was planned before it was decided to coincide it with the exhibition Fair Game Leipzig at the Museum of Contemporary Art Leipzig. It is composed of drawings that I made in 2013. The cover instead was designed in 2019 in relation to the exhibition in Leipzig. I wanted it to be in contrast with the gentle drawings inside. - Nathalie Du Pasquier

Nathalie Du Pasquier’s work is at the interface of design and fine art. She was a founding member ofthe designer's group Memphis for which she designed numerous textiles and carpets, along with objects and furniture. Since 1987, Nathalie Du Pasquier has increasingly devoted herself to painting. Most of her paintings describe the relationship between shapes, objects and spaces. The space and the work form an inseparable whole. Various objects reappear as protagonists in different contexts of her work. The journey through her work is a journey through the world of her things. The game referred to in the ambiguous title is concerned with several things at the same time: playing with things, playing with constructions and compositions in the picture and in the space, the challenge to the viewers.

12.00 EUR

The Artist’s Novel. A New Medium

Author: David Maroto
Title: The Artist's Novel. A New Medium
Publisher: Mousse Publishing
Subject: Theory & Philosophy, Art History, Essays & Non-fiction
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Why do artists write novels? What impact does the artist’s novel have on the visual arts? How should such a novel be experienced? In recent years, there has been a proliferation of visual artists who create novels as part of their broader art practice. They do so in order to address artistic issues by means of novelistic devices, favoring a sort of art predicated on process and subjectivity, introducing notions such as fiction, narrative, and imagination. In this sense, it is possible to see the novel as a new medium in the visual arts; yet very little is known about it. This two-volume publication is the first to explore in depth the subject of the artist’s novel. 

Part 1, A New Medium, is a theoretical examination that looks critically at the different ways contemporary artists employ the artist’s novel, focusing mainly on four key case studies: Benjamin Seror’s Mime Radio, Cally Spooner’s Collapsing in Parts, Mai-Thu Perret’s The Crystal Frontier, and Goldin+Senneby’s HeadlessIt seeks to situate the artist’s novel within the broader context of the visual arts in the hopes of sparking a much-needed discussion about a practice that has long been ignored by critical strands in art discourse. It includes valuable resources, such as the only existing bibliography of artists’ novels. 

*An essay by David Maroto, accompanied by interviews with Benjamin Seror, Cally Spooner, Mai-Thu Perret, Goldin+Senneby, Francis McKee, Vivian Ziherl, Natasha Soobramanien, Clive Phillpot, Alex Cecchetti, Łukasz Gorczyca, Jan Jasiński

22.00 EUR

The Glossary of Cognitive Activism – (For a Not So Distant Future)

Author: Warren Neidich
Title: Glossary of Cognitive Activism – (For a Not So Distant Future)
Publisher: Archive Books
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
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This glossary is meant to accompany the three-volume publication The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism Part 1, 2 and 3. It reflects the concerns contained in those volumes. It marks the beginning of a long-term process of creating a dictionary of terms with which to understand and eventually destabilize the complex ways through which a future Neural Capitalism will work in creating contemporary forms of neural subsumption. Neural subsumption is a future condition brought about by an assemblage of networked neural technologies that will link our brainwaves to the Internet of Everything (IoE) and then encode them to use in advanced data analysis. No thought conscious or unconscious will be left unrecorded, encoded or surveyed. Furthermore this data will be used for a future form of data inscription upon the connectome: the data set describing the connection matrix of the nervous system and which represents the network of anatomical connections linking neural elements together. This in the end constitutes what I have called the Statisticon.—Warren Neidich

18.00 EUR

Children’s Games

Authors: Cuauhtmoc Medina, David MacDougall, Francis Alys, Jaap Guldemond, Marente Bloemheuvel (eds.)
Title: Francis Alys: Children's Games
Publisher: Eye Filmmuseum & Nai010 publishers
Subject: Exhibition Catalogue, Monographs
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Francis Alys has documented children at play all over the world, from kids playing knucklebones in Nepal to musical chairs in Mexico or flying kites in Afghanistan. He filmed in peaceful towns and villages, but also against the backdrop of conflict and tension, such as at a Yezidi refugee camp in Iraq or in besieged Kabul. This book shows the ways children everywhere pass the time and create their own fantasies in games and leisure, whether skipping stones, sandcastles, marbles, or hopscotch. The project is presented here as a series for the first time, with contributions by journalist Lorna Scott Fox, filmmaker David MacDougall, and art critic and curator Cuauhtemoc Medina.

21.00 EUR

Rehearsing Hospitalities

Authors: Yvonne Billimore, Jussi Koitela (eds.)
Title: Rehearsing Hospitalities
Publisher: Archive Books, Frame Contemporary Art Finland
Subject: Essays & Non-fiction, Theory & Philosophy
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Upon what kind of power structures of knowledge and knowing are contemporary art and artistic institutions dependent? Do practitioners in the art field reproduce oppressive Western epistemic paradigms through artistic practices and institutional structures, and if so, is there space for emancipatory ways of knowing? What are the ways that intersectional subjectivities open up new epistemic processes within the artistic field? These are among the questions and considerations that provide a critical lens for the 2019 Rehearsing Hospitalities programme by Frame Contemporary Art Finland, Helsinki.

15.00 EUR

The Legend of Barbara Rubin. Film Culture 80

Authors:  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
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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

Full Scale False Scale. A Reader of Sorts

Authors: Experimental Jetset
Title: Full Scale False Scale. A Reader of Sorts
Publisher: Roma Publications
Subject: Graphic Design, Artists' Books
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Four years after Statement and Counter-Statement (2015), Experimental Jetset returns with their second paperback for Roma Publications. Whereas the previous publication had a more overall monographic scope, Full Scale False Scale focuses on a single project: the long-term, site-specific installation that the studio recently created for the Museum of Modern Art in New York (commissioned to coincide with the museum's reopening in October 2019). Part reader part collage, the book forms a subjective archive of documentary material, just as constructed as the installation itself - a research project that took them from esoteric colour theories to dark political alliances, and from modernist diagonals to postmodern arches. The 276-page paperback comes with a 24-page zine, filled with photos by Johannes Schwartz - fully documenting the installation, in colour and black & white.

22.00 EUR

Don’t Trust Anyone Over Thirty

Author: Dan Graham
Title: Don't Trust Anyone Over Thirty
Publisher: Koenig Books
Subject: Monographs, DVDs, Artists' Books
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Continuing the artist’s cultural analysis of the ’60s, this is a satiric entertainment which began with Graham’s 1981 video, Rock My Religion, dealing with the evolution of youth culture during the ’50s, ’60s, and after. Don’t Trust… is set in the late ’60s to early ’70s period when the ‘hippie’ tribes moved their ‘counter culture’ to settlements to the bucolic ‘wilderness’ of the countryside. The work as Graham originally conceived it was meant to be staged as a puppet show, like The Muppets, for entertainment of former hippie fathers or grandfathers to see as a historical recreation by their children or grandchildren.

This is an artist book with an accompanying DVD of the film, Don’t Trust Anyone Over Thirty.

25.00 EUR

The Readymade Century

Author: Dieter Daniels
Title: The Readymade Century
Publisher: Spector Books
Subject: Essays & Non-fiction, Art History
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When Marcel Duchamp invented the readymade one hundred years ago, there was no way of knowing that these random objects taken from everyday life would have such a lasting influence on art. The book The Readymade Century examines his readymades from two perspectives: the Readymade Index investigates the genesis and consistency of Duchamp’s concept in the first fifty years (1914 – 1964) of the 'readymade century'. The second part, Readymade Exposition, describes the history of its reception, which extends far beyond the artist’s lifetime. The edition of Duchamp’s readymades as multiples and the exhibition of Andy Warhol’s Brillo Boxes constitute the hinge between the two sections. Occurring at the same time – although independently of one another – these two events in 1964 mark a turning point in the middle of the readymade century that has direct relevance for contemporary artistic practices of the “already made”. The book combines theoretical reflection with the visual staging of art.

W/ a contribution by Olaf Nicolai

16.00 EUR

Film Lexicon of Sexual Practices / Prohibited Imports

Authors: Maria Eichhorn, Scott Watson (ed.)
Title: Film Lexicon of Sexual Practices / Prohibited Imports
Publisher: Walther Koenig
Subject: Monographs, Exhibition Catalogue
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This book tracks two ongoing projects by German installation artist Maria Eichhorn (born 1962), both of which explore the representation of sexual imagery. Prohibited Imports now consists of four books that were censored by Japanese customs; Film Lexicon of Sexual Practices currently comprises 20 films.

The essays by Nina Power, Nora M. Alter, Pamela M Lee, and Scott Watson engage the critical dimension of these compelling works.

30.00 EUR

The Making of Husbands. Christina Ramberg in Dialogue

Authors: Christina Ramberg, Anna Gritz (ed.)
Title: The Making of Husbands. Christina Ramberg in Dialogue
Publisher: Walther Koenig, KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Subject: Monographs, Exhibition Catalogue
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Christina Ramberg was one of the most intriguing painters to emerge within a generation of Chicago Imagists. She left a significant body of comic, formally elegant, erotically sinister paintings. Her understanding of the body as an environment that is closely intertwined with its surrounding, shaped by corsets, hairdos as well as behavioural conventions was central to the exhibition at KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin) in 2019 – in connection to which this book was published – proposing an analysis of conduct based on her approach as something constructed by the structures that externally and internally determine our existence.

This clothbound book contains a representative selection of Ramberg’s paintings and drawings and places them in dialogue with the work of fellow artists such as Alexandra Bircken, Sara Deraedt, Gaylen Gerber, Frieda Toranzo Jaeger, Konrad Klapheck, Ghislaine Leung, Hans-Christian Lotz, Senga Nengudi, Ana Pellicer, Richard Rezac, Diane Simpson, Terre Thaemlitz and Kathleen White.

The book also comprises texts by Dodie Bellamy, Kathrin Bentele, Jen George, Larne Abse Gogarty, Judith Russi Kirshner, Leon Kruijswijk.

30.00 EUR

Much Obliged

Author: Stephen Sutcliffe; Gavin Everall (ed.)
Title: Much Obliged
Publisher: Bookworks
Subject: Artists' Writings
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This book is called Much Obliged for two reasons. The first is that it is what Stephen’s dad says when he has been served in shops. The second is because Stephen has noticed that he only does things to stop himself letting people down.

Joe Brainard’s I Remember is the inspiration for Stephen Sutcliffe’s similarly constructed assemblage of loosely connected reminiscences, each containing a reference to ‘Stephen’. John Ashbery described Brainard’s writing as ‘humane smut’, and, drawing on the comedy of childhood, experience of work, and school friends, as well as family snapshots and Stephen’s own collages, Much Obliged finds a similar tone, firmly rooted in class, the challenge to authority, self-doubt and self-deprecation.

15.00 EUR

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

Authors: Jan-Frederik Bandel, Annette Gilbert, Tania Prill (eds.)
Title: Under the Radar. Underground Zines and Self-Publicatins 1965-1975 (2nd edition)
Publisher: Spector Books
Subject: Exhibition  Catalogues, Artists' Books
Stock: sold out!

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.

42.00 EUR

Between the Sum and the Parts

Authors: Lydia Cabrera; Karen Marta, Gabriela Ranger (eds.)
Title: Between the Sum and the Parts
Publisher: Walther Koenig, Americas Society
Subject: Literature & Poetry, Monographs
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Ever the trickster, Lydia Cabrera blurred the lines between historian and storyteller, reality and fiction. Finding their initial audience in the avant-garde milieu of interwar Paris, Cabrera's stories influenced by Afro-Cuban myths and folktales continue to delight and inspire generations of artists, writers, and scholars. When the rise of fascism forced Cabrera's return to her native Cuba, she devoted her life to the preservation of Afro-Cuban cultures, work that culminated in her scholarly masterpiece, El Monte, in which the voices and rituals of the dead animate Cuba's wilderness. The first English volume dedicated to her life and work, this publication introduces her substantial legacy to a new audience.

Texts by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Gabriela Rangel, Asad Raza, and Christopher Winks, with a facsmile of a story illustrated by Alexandra Exter.

24.00 EUR

Sol LeWitt: Folds and Rips 1966-1980

Author: Sol Lewitt, Dieter Schwartz (ed.)
Title: Sol LeWitt: Folds and Rips 1966-1980
Publisher: Walther Koenig
Subject: Monographs, Exhibition Catalogue
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In 1966, Sol LeWitt conceived a new type of work, ‘drawings without drawing’, replacing traditional drawing by using various ways of folding paper.

In 1969, he started to regularly produce what he called Folds, first as gifts to friends, but then as works to be distributed by his dealers. In 1971 he added the Rips, drawings made of ripped paper. LeWitt went from ripping papers of various sizes and colours in different ways, to working with city maps, air view photos of Florence, Manhattan and Chicago from which he removed areas.The systematic approach on which LeWitt’s work is based, was also applied to the Folds and Rips, and so they most often were created in series.

The book presents these works for the first time, with a historical essay by influential Swiss curator Dieter Schwarz, and a complete catalogue of the Folds and the Rips.

40.00 EUR

Composing the Space. Sculptures in the Avant-garde

Authors: (eds.) Malgorzata Jedrzejczyk, Katarzyna Sloboda
Title: Composing the Space. Sculptures in the Avant-garde. A Reader / Anthology
Publisher: Walther Koenig
Subject: Art History, Theory & Philosophy
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Guided in part by the concerns of Polish sculptor Katarzyna Kobro, Composing the Space looks at avant-garde sculpture’s dialogues with various conceptions of space, movement and the human body. Kobro’s artistic experiments are presented in the context of comparable sculptural endeavors by artists such as Naum Gabo, Friedrich Kiesler and El Lissitzky. In Kobro’s view, the dynamism of our motor skills should be counterbalanced with a carefully measured and organized sequence of plastic (sculptural, architectural) rhythms unfolding in both time and space.

According to Kobro, sculpture was becoming a model of the new order to be introduced in our immediate environment, based on a psychophysical coordination of human beings leading to a rationalized and purposeful construction of the space of everyday life. Included here are texts by Naum Gabo, Barbara Hepworth, Katarzyna Kobro, Laszló Moholy-Nagy, Vladimir Tatlin and Georges Vantongerloo, alongside critical commentary by Yve-Alain Bois, Carola Giedion-Welcker, Rosalind Krauss, Megan Luke and Alex Potts.

35.00 EUR

Holding the Camera

Author: Alberto Vieceli
Title: Holding the Camera
Publisher: Spector Books
Subject: Artists' Books
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How one tilts the camera, holds it with both hands in front of the waist. How one looks through the viewfinder, gazes one-eyed into the world. How one hides it in stockings, behind the back, and how one lets it peep out from behind the corner of a building, as though it were a detective. Holding the Camera shows a pictorial genre from the now extinct era of analogue photography. Like the dinosaurs, supposedly the victims of a violent meteorite bombardement, also these images that were once distributed a million times over in instructions and advertisements, have been erased, deleted. -  Nadine Olonetzky

32.00 EUR

Bauhaus #11

Author: (ed.) Claudia Perren (Bauhaus Dessau Foundation)
Title: Bauhaus 11. Centenary
Publisher: Spector Books
Subject: Periodicals & Reprints, Architecture
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The magazine Bauhaus No. 11 appears at the end of the major Bauhaus anniversary year. A review as preview. What was, what remains, and, most importantly, what is to come at the Bauhaus Dessau after '100 Years of Bauhaus'? The magazine looks back at an eventful jubilee and captures special moments, atmospheres, encounters, and insights. Bauhaus No. 11 presents the radical ideas that the Bauhaus has inspired in 100 young architecture students from all over the world and asks what a modern-day Bauhaus school might look like—it dances on the stage, browses in the building research archive, visits the new Bauhaus Museum Dessau, and experiences the Dessau Bauhaus buildings in a completely new way. In the process, it meets Bauhaus experts and newcomers, fans and sceptics, tourists and performance artists, historians and shapers of the future.

12.00 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

Painting Beyond Itself

Authors: Isabelle Graw, Ewa Lajer-Burcharth (eds.)
Title:  Painting Beyond Itself. The Medium in the Post-medium Condition
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Essays & Non-fiction, Theory & Philosophy
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In response to recent developments in pictorial practice and critical discourse, 
Painting beyond Itself: The Medium in the Post-medium Condition seeks new ways to approach and historicize the question of the medium. Reaching back to the earliest theoretical and institutional definitions of painting, this book—based on a conference at Harvard University in 2013—focuses on the changing role of materiality in establishing painting as the privileged practice, discourse, and institution of modernity. Myriad conceptions of the medium and its specificity are explored by an international group of scholars, critics, and artists. Painting beyond Itself is a forum for rich historical, theoretical, and practice-grounded conversation.

With contributions by Carol Armstrong, Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, Sabeth Buchmann, Rene Demoris, Isabelle Graw, David Joselit, Jutta Koether, Ewa Lajer-Burcharth, Jacqueline Lichtenstein, Julie Mehretu, Matt Saunders, Amy Sillman

15.00 EUR

Art and (Bare) Life

Author: Josephine Berry
Title:  Art and (Bare) Life
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
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Art and (Bare) Life: A Biopolitical Inquiry analyzes modern and contemporary art’s drive to blur with life, and how this is connected to the democratic state’s biologized control of life. Art’s ambition to transform life intersects in striking ways with modern biopower’s aim to normalize, purify, judge, and transform life—rendering it bare. In these intersecting yet different orientations toward life, this book finds the answer to the question: How did autonomous art become such an effective tool of the capitalist state?  

From today’s 'creative cities' to the birth of modern democracy and art in the French Revolution, Art and (Bare) Life explores how the Enlightenment’s discovery of life itself is mirrored in politics and art. The galvanizing revelation that we are, in Michel Foucault’s words, 'a living species in a living world,' free to alter our environment to produce specific effects, is compared here to the discovery that art is an autonomous system that can be piloted toward its own self-determined ends—art for art’s sake. But when both art and the capitalist state seek to change life rather than reflect it, they find themselves set on a collision course.  

'The millennial body of the human is a territory marked by sacred codes, disciplines, and abstractions. To the technologies of biopower Josephine Berry waves the Medusa head of the art of rebellion.'

—Matteo Pasquinelli, Professor in Media Theory, Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design

25.00 EUR

Pusiniai namai

Author: Inga Navickaitė
Title: Pusiniai namai / Half Houses
Publisher: Self-published
Subject: Artists' Books, Architecture
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This project started as an aesthetic riddle: is this house not lacking its second half? So then we returned to Vilijampolė, Kaunas for a bunch more times, wandering through its streets and yards, seeking to re-think and re-imagine the stories behind these halves. Strange feeling of compositional lack comes to us every time when we look at these pictures. It is a forceful reflection of the loss here experienced: the missing half of the city's history. However neither the houses nor their inhabitants seem to forget that which has been lost, its legacy can be heard even in a brief chat that interrupts their daily toil. 

Photographs and interviews with the residents are tied together by a paperclip, like a cadastral file. Techniques used: ink, offset and silkscreen printing. Edition of 100! 

25.00 EUR

Scrapbook of the Sixties (Reprint) Writings 1954-2010

Authors: Jonas Mekas, Anne Konig (ed.)
Title: Scrapbook of the Sixties (Reprint). Writings 1954-2010
Publisher: Spector Books
Subject: Artists' Books, Essays & Non-fiction
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Andy Warhol, Susan Sontag, John Lennon & Yoko Ono — Jonas Mekas was well acquainted with a great many New York artists. Born in Lithuania, he came to Brooklyn via Germany in 1949 and began shooting his first experimental films there. 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

Žurnalas Kaunui ‘Į’ #4

Authors: Akvilė Anglickaitė,Viktoras Bahmetjevas, Miglė Ceinorytė, Gintaras Česonis, Gintarė Krasuckaitė, Viktorija Mašanauskaitė-Rinkšelė (eds.)
Title: Žurnalas Kaunui 'Į': įvairiatautis Kaunas
Publisher: Kaunas Photography Gallery
Subject: Periodicals & Reprints
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Kaunas pastarąją pusę amžiaus gyvavo įsitikinimu, kad yra lietuviškiausias miestas pasaulyje. Tai buvo tiesa. Lyginant su Vilniumi, Klaipėda ar Panevėžiu, Kaune iš tiesų buvo didžiausias lietuvių nuošimtis. Tačiau tai ne visa tiesa. Iki pat Antrojo pasaulinio karo šis miestas buvo itin mišrios tautinės sudėties, tokiu jis po truputį virsta ir dabar.

Šiame numeryje bandome apžvelgti daugiakultūrį Kauną. Žydai, rusai, lenkai, vokiečiai, indai, totoriai, italai atsiskleidžia pačiais įvairiausiais rakursais ir pjūviais. Kaunas, pasirodo, nėra toks vienalytis, kokiu save laiko. Tai buvo vienas atradimas, nuspėjamas, tačiau vis tiek įdomus.

Tačiau rengiant šį numerį nutiko ir kitas dalykas. Bandydami atkapstyti kitas, nelietuviškas, kultūras Kaune, neišvengiamai turėjome priimti ir pamatyti tų kultūrų žvilgsnį į save. Tai, ką laikome duotybe, lietuviškumu, norma, čia mums grįžo tarsi veidrodžio atspindy – kitų kultūrų atstovai atvėrė Kauną, kuris mums gal šiek tiek neįprastas ir naujas, tačiau įdomus ir vis tiek savas. Čia aptikome ir indus, žaidžiančius kriketą, ir kenijietę, sudėjusią meilės dainą Kaunui, ir net indišką šventyklą Rotušės aikštėje.

15.00 EUR

Borrowed Sympathy

Author: Kristina Alijošiūtė
Title: Borrowed Sympathy
Publisher: Self-published, 
Subject: Artists' Books, Photography, Zines
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Borrowed Sympathy is a collective diary containing 14 personal stories from different individuals. It's a call to share details acquainted by simpky living one's day-to-day life with irs brights and darks. It can be a feeling, self-criticism, random observation or anything we would usually find not significant enough to be shared on social media. 

sympathy (noun): understanding between people; common feeling; support in the form of shared feelings or opinions; agreement with or an approval of an option or aim; a favourable attituted. 

Contributions by Algė Ramanauskienė, Eglė Ožalaitė, Elisa Rodríguez, Demian Jacob, Justas Ambrizas, Kelly A. Berry, Kristina Alijošiūtė, Lisa-Mary Dickinson, Mariejem Tordjo, Robert Pantel, Stasys Mačiulskas, Vaiva Žemaitytė. All the photos were submitted by contributors. 

Risography (printed by Drucken 3000, Berlin), limited edition of 75. 
Cover picture and the color of  a rubber band may vary. 

14.00 EUR

Archives (Pohulianka)

Author: Algirdas Šeškus
Title: Archives (Pohulianka). Photographs 1975-1983
Publisher: Lithuanian Art Museum
Subject: Monographs
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The name of Algirdas Šeškus, a photographer from Vilnis, is often mentioned by art critics and historians of photography when marking a turning point in Lithuanian photography. Šeškus focuses on the nature of the visible, on the matching of the intention and the meaning with the fact (the event being the act of photographing itself), the de-contextualisation of the content. Developing his creation without a direction, without any topics, without artistic research into objects, without conceptual projects, and thus cultivating the aesthetics of "amateurishness", the artist has balanced between artistic nihilism and the fetishism of the creaive act, between the underground and the official, between collectivism and individualism (...) His position is expressed in indistintict, blurred snapshots, devoid of any order and messy from the point of view of composition, and the bleak, minimalist form of the print, lacking in contrast, as well as by the valueless and uninteresting choice of content. 

The 1875-1983 archive of photographs reveals a (neo)avant-garde(anti)aesthetics, experimental expression, and original ideas, which found their expression beyond its limits of traditional Lithuanian photography. - Margarita Matulytė

*In the past Pohulianka (now it is Jono Basanavičiaus st.) was a well-known part of Vilnius. The name originated from Polish word pohulanka, and means "to have a drink, a pub crawl, a feast".

6.00 EUR

A Queer Anthology of Rage

Author: Richard Porter (ed.)
Title: A Queer Anthology of Rage
Publisher: Pilot Press
Subject: Artists' Writings, Zines
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The final anthology in the trilogy looks at rage with contributors including AA Bronson, Christeene, Sarah Schulman, Olivia Laing, Paul Lee, Chris Kraus, Paul P. and G.B. Jones, John Maybury, David Rattray, FAG MOB, and many more.

18.00 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

36.00 EUR

Love and Ethnology

Authors: Diedrich Diederichsen, Anselm Franke (eds.)
Title: Love and Ethnology. The Colonial Dialectic of Sensitivity (after Hubert Fichte)
Publisher: Sternberg Press, Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW)
Subject: Theory & Philosophy, Essays & Non-fiction, Artists' Writings
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Can the ethnological observations and feelings on Afro-diasporic cultures of a German writer be 'restituted'? What are the possibilities and limits of using self-reflection and gay sexuality as research tools?

Since 2017, the exhibition and publication project Hubert Fichte: Love and Ethnology has followed these questions through Hubert Fichte’s cycle of novels Die Geschichte der Empfindlichkeit (The History of Sensitivity). Fascinated by Afro-diasporic arts and religions, Fichte (1935–1986) traveled to cities such as Salvador da Bahia, Santiago de Chile, Dakar, New York, and Lisbon. For the project, translations from his Geschichte der Empfindlichkeit became the basis for critical local receptions and new artistic works in these cities. The final exhibition Love and Ethnology – The Colonial Dialectic of  Sensitivity (after Hubert Fichte) at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin presents these reflections against the background of the relationship between ethnology and the aesthetic avant-garde in post-war West Germany.

w/ contributions by Dulcie Abrahams Altass, Kader Attia, Jan-Frederik Bandel, Jürgen Bock, Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz, Lisa Deml, Diedrich Diederichsen, Rosa Eidelpes, Erhard Eppler, Anselm Franke, Renee Green, Ayrson Heraclito, Koyo Kouoh, Dirck Linck, Tiona Nekkia Mcclodden, Mario Navarro, Amilcar Packer, Marleen Schroder, Denise Ferreira da Silva, David Simo, Kerstin Stakemeier, Yesomi Umolu. 

28.00 EUR

Kaip vogti knygas

Author: David Horvitz
Title: Kaip vogti knygas
Publisher: Six Chairs Books, Edition Taube 
Subject: Artists' Books
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The artists’ book 'How to shoplift books' by David Horvitz is a guide on how to steal books. It details 80 ways in which one can steal a book, from the very practical, to the witty, imaginative, and romantic.

'Hide the book inside a fake rock.'

This textbook is readable, but also shamelessly draws attention to its existence as an object, a conversation starter, a thing that can be acquired by fair means or foul. This is a book that turns a point of sale display into an intellectual and ethical adventure. 

The work is romantic and anachronistic: as our primary source for buying books becomes impersonal online shops (that pretend to deliver a personal experience) it is almost impossible to spontaneously steal anything, and the act of disobedience becomes a story of the past. Horvitz’ compendium of delightfully written performance instructions is a collection of modern culture scripts and is, so to speak, writing history.

SPOILER! The book is in Lithuanian 

10.00 EUR

Aesthetics of Standstill

Authors: Barbara Gronau, Reinhold Gorling, Ludger Schwarte     (eds.)
Title: Hospitality. Hosting Relations in Exhibitions
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
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'Standstill' could be the name for the exact kind of experience that is the hiatus between social expectations and real possibilities of agency. Standstill may also be the name of an aesthetic strategy to instill a non-linear time of resistance and experience into the political protocol of progress. Finally, standstill can be the name for the temporal fissure in the midst of the subject, for the lapse between the subject of the enunciation and the subject of a statement, the limit that is the border between the inside and the outside. It can be the name for the mode of potentiality, for the moment of gesture, or, with Walter Benjamin, the medium of the dialectical image. The essays of this book transverse these dimensions of standstill as an in-between of time. The book includes essays by Georges Didi-Huberman, David Lapoujade, Peter Osborne, Jacques Rancière, Christine Ross, and others as well as conversations with Via Lewandowsky, Aernout Mik and Marcel Odenbach.

22.00 EUR

Thinking Through Painting

Authors: Daniel Birnbaum, Isabelle Graw, Nikolaus Hirsch (eds.)
Title: Thinking Through Painting. Reflexivity and Agency Beyond the Canvas
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
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Painting has demonstrated remarkable perseverance in the expanding field of contemporary art and the surrounding ecology of media images. It appears, however, to have dispelled its own once-uncontested material basis: no longer confined to being synonymous with a flat picture plane hung on the wall, today, painting instead tends to emphasize the apparatus of its appearance and the conduits of its circulation. With contributions by Peter Geimer, Isabelle Graw, and Andre Rottmann, Thinking through Painting investigates painting’s traits and reception in cultural and socioeconomic discourse.

12.00 EUR

Dedication(s)

Author: Robin Waart
Title: Dedication(s)
Publisher: Self-published
Subject: Artists' Books
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To C.L.S.’, ‘For A.L.M.’, ‘In Memory of J.V.C.’ – Starting from his collection of three-letter dedications, “Dedication(s)” looks at public yet hidden modes of address. While these dedications appear in printed books, they remain private, intimate allusions between author and intended recipient. The project infers the strange position of the reader who encounters these cryptic dedications, which perhaps get in the way of—or better clarify?—the relationship between author and audience. Waart’s project questions the relationship between a work and the reality in which it comes about, and why, and for whom, we make what we make.

37.00 EUR

Curatorial Things

Authors: Beatrice von Bismarck, Benjamin Meyer-Krahmer (eds.)
Title: Curatorial Things
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
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The meaning, function, and status of things have changed decisively over the past two decades—a development that stems from increasing skepticism about the ability of things to present culture. This questioning of thingness is an integral part of presentation and has shaped the relevance of the field of the curatorial. Immanent to presentation as a mode of being (public) in the world, the curatorial has the potential to address, visualize, and investigate the central effects of the changing status and function of things. The presentational mode has played a generative role, vitally participating in the mobilization of things through its aesthetic, semantic, social, and, not least, economic dimensions. Intertwining transdisciplinary discourses, transcultural perspectives, and methods of practice, the anthology Curatorial Things provides new insight into the analysis of things.

w/ Arjun Appadurai, Annette Bhagwati, Beatrice von Bismarck, Bill Brown, Sabeth Buchmann,  Clementine Deliss, Andre Lepecki, Maria Lind, Sven Lütticken, Florian Malzacher, Benjamin Meyer-Krahmer, Sarah Pierce, Peter J. Schneemann, Jana Scholze, Kavita Singh, Lucy Steeds, Leire Vergara, Katharina Weinstock, Judith Welter. 

19.00 EUR

The Language of Secret Proof. Indigenous Truth and Representation

Authors: Nina Valerie Kolowratnik; Nikolaus Hirsh, Markus Miessen (eds.)
Title: The Language of Secret Proof. Indigenous Truth and Representation
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Architecture, Theory & Philosophy
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In The Language of Secret Proof, Nina Valerie Kolowratnik challenges the conditions under which Indigenous rights to protect and regain traditional lands are currently negotiated in United States legal frameworks. The tenth volume in the Critical Spatial Practice series responds to the urgent need for alternative modes of evidentiary production by introducing an innovative system of architectural drawing and notation.

Today, most Western legal forums utilized by Indigenous communities for recognition of their rights continue to employ evidentiary rules that do not allow for Native truths to be accepted as 'reliable' evidence. When tribes are asked to provide proof of their traditional connection to the land, what Western legal forums accept as documentation does not truly represent or respect tribal culture and traditional formats of knowledge transfer.

Kolowratnik’s research focuses on the double bind Pueblo communities in the American Southwest confronted with when they become involved in a legal effort to reclaim and protect ancestral lands, since the process of producing evidence runs counter to their structural organization around oral history and cultural secrecy. The spatial notational systems developed by Kolowratnik with the support of Hemish people, members of Jemez Pueblo in northern New Mexico, and presented in this volume are an attempt to produce evidentiary documentation that speaks Native truths while respecting demands on secrecy. These systems also attempt to instigate a dialogue where there currently is none, deconstructing the fixed opposition between secrecy and disclosure within Western legal systems.

15.00 EUR

The Mill

Authors: Jesse Birch, Will Holder (eds.)
Title: The Mill
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Artists' Writings, Exhibition Catalogue
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The Mill is the second of three projects to engage the resource industries of Vancouver Island (mining, forestry, and fishing) through contemporary art and writing. This publication responds to forestry: a mobile industry of logging camps that follow the trees; prices that rise and fall; mills that open and close; communities that boom and bust. In The Mill, artworks are accompanied by a multiplicity of voices, including forestry workers, plant ecologists, and indigenous land stewards. Together, these perspectives chart the cultural and material shifts brought about when trees become commodities.

Contributions by E. Richard Atleo (Umeek), Celestine Aleck, Marian Penner Bancroft, Myrtle Bergren, Peter Culley, Jason de Haan and Miruna Dragan, Wilmer Gold, Al Bersch and Leslie Grant, Bus Griffiths, Robert Guest, Ursula K. Le Guin, Richard Hebda, Robert Wall Kimmerer, Duane Linklater, Liz Magor, Anne Pask-Wilkinson, George Sawchuk, Carol Sawyer, W. G. Sebald, Kathy Slade, Kate Stefiuk, Kika Thorne, Nancy Turner, Fred Wah, Elias Wakan, Merv Wilkinson, Ashes Whityman. 

20.00 EUR

Radio Revolten

Authors: Corax e.V., Knut Aufermann, Helen Hahmann, Sarah Washington, Ralf Wendt (eds.)
Title: Radio Revolten. 30 Days of Radio Art
Publisher: Spector Books
Subject: Exhibition Catalogue, Essays & Non-fiction
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Leading art institutions such as Tate Modern, the São Paulo Biennial, and Documenta have now recognized that an ongoing artistic use of the airwaves has generated an autonomous genre called radio art. Over the last few decades independent radio stations in North America and Europe have provided crucial support for this art form to develop and flourish. In October 2016 the International Radio Art Festival Radio Revolten, organized by community radio station CORAX, brought together today’s radio artists in Halle (Saale) in Germany. Radio Revolten featured a dedicated radio art station, installations, live performances, conferences, workshops, and public interventions. This book documents the world’s most extensive radio art festival, which presented community radio as an open-access medium for cultural use.

Texts by: Knut Aufermann, Helen Hahmann, Sarah Washington, Ralf Wendt.
With additional contributions by: Xentos Fray Bentos, Anna Friz, Hartmut Geerken, Lucinda Guy, Martin Hartung, Lukas Holfeld, Udo Israel, Tina Klatte, Jan Langhammer, Sophea Lerner, Michael Nicolai, Gabi Schaffner, Helen Thein, Nina Westermann, Gregory Whitehead, Florian Wüst and Elisabeth Zimmermann

28.00 EUR

An Exhibition Always Hides Another Exhibition. Texts o Hans Ulrich Obrist

Author: April Lamm (ed.)
Title: An Exhibition Always Hides Another Exhibition. Texts on Hans Ulrich Obrist
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Essays & Non-fiction
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Hans Ulrich Obrist’s every undertaking is a journey. Here, it is a journey into his own night, that of his memories, of his life. Since his childhood he has looked to go further, with the Swiss mountains as the first horizon for him to cross. And go further he has. From one thing to the next, moving but never stopping.
—Etel Adnan

An Exhibition Always Hides Another Exhibition is a collective portrait of Hans Ulrich Obrist composed by friends, collaborators, admirers, and inquisitors. From personal anecdotes to analytic estimations to visual representations, the contributions respond to the questions that frame the book: Who is HUO? What does HUO do? What has HUO done?

Contributions by Etel Adnan, Bruce Altshuler, Ed Atkins, Daniel Birnbaum, Stefano Boeri, Sophie Collins, Douglas Coupland, Cui Jie, Manthia Diawara, Michael Diers, Andrew Durbin, Jimmie Durham, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Simone Fattal, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Giorgio Griffa, Joseph Grigely, Boris Groys, Jacques Herzog, Ho Rui An, Jamian Juliano-Villani, Alex Katz, Koo Jeong A, Bruno Latour, Sophia Al-Maria, D. T. Max, Yoko Ono, Alan Pauls, Raqs Media Collective, Gerhard Richter, Torbjørn Rødland, Adrian Villar Rojas, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Adam Thirlwell, Agnès Varda, Wong Hoy Cheong

15.00 EUR

A Mental Masquerade

Authors: Mary Josephson, Brian O'Doherty, Astrid Mania
Title: A Mental Masquerade. When Brian O'Doherty was a female Art critic: Mary Josephson's collected writings
Publisher: Spector Books
Subject: Art History, Essays & Non-fiction
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Between 1971 and 1973 American conceptual artist and author Brian O’Doherty published several essays and exhibition reviews under the name Mary Josephson, his sole female pseudonym. These appeared in various magazines, among them Art in America, which he was editor of at the time. In 1988 he wrote the short story 'The History of X' for Artforum. O’Doherty only revealed the identity of his four alter egos some forty years later in his lecture 'Divesting the Self: A Striptease', which appeared in The Recorder magazine in 2012. Writing about Mary Josephson, he said, 'I wanted to think and write from a female persona, to free myself from limiting male selfhood, to substitute another voice for that inner voice that never stops speaking, that won’t leave us alone.' Mary Josephson was the only fictitious female art critic in the early 1970s. The publication brings together her texts for the first time.

16.00 EUR

New York Studio Conversations II. Twenty-one Women Talk About Art

Author: Stephanie Buhmann (ed.)
Title: New York Studio Conversations. Part II. Twenty-One Women Talk About Art
Publisher: The Green Box
Subject: Essays & Non-fiction
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For the third volume of this ongoing series entitled New York Studio Conversations (Part II) art historian Stephanie Buhmann conducted interviews with twenty artists, whose ages range from early 41 to 96. While the featured genres, processes and aesthetic approaches vary decisively, all participants have one thing in common: they work and usually live in New York. 

Conceived as a counter-balance to the notion of art as a commodity, which has spread in the media with ever-soaring auction records, the project further aims to provide a permanent forum for some of the inspiring female artists working today. To this end, Buhmann has visited the artists in their studios or on site of a major public installation, discussing their unique processes, individual philosophies, inspirational sources, and personal histories. 

New York Studio Conversations (Part II) introduces the following artists: Mary Abbott, Ghada Amer, Petah Coyne, Louise Fishman, Judy Glantzman, Lorrie Goulet, Julie Heffernan, Alicia Henry, Virva Hinnemo, Sharon Horvath, Julie Mehretu, Keiko Narahashi, Shirin Neshat, Leslie Roberts, Carolee Schneemann, Shahzia Sikander, Rebecca Smith, Pat Steir, Jessica Stockholder, Kim Uchiyama.

19.00 EUR

Extended French Theory and the Design Field...On Nature and Ecology: a Reader

Authors: Catherine Geel, Clement Gaillard (eds.)
Title: Extended French Theory & the Design Field... On Nature and Ecology: a Reader
Publisher: T&P Publishing
Subject: Theory & Philosophy, Essays & Non-fiction, Graphic Design
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Professor, critic, and curator Catherine Geel directed the anthology of reference texts that comprises this book, which is published to document the common reflections of practitioners and researchers of the French section for ‘Broken Nature’, the 22nd International Exhibition of La Triennale di Milano. Besides an original text by Alain Badiou, the publication contains texts by Quentin Meillassoux, Philippe Descola, Claude Imbert, Gilles Deleuze, Georges Bataille, Andre Gorz, Jean-Baptiste Vidalou, Tristan Garcia, Michel Serres, Vinciane Despret, Emanuele Coccia, Barbara Glowczewski, Henri Lefebvre, Bruno Latour, Andre Corboz, Vildm Flusser, Pierre Damien Huyghe, Andre Leroi Gourhan, Gilbert Simondon, Bernard Stiegler, Gregoire Chamayou, Mathieu K. Abonnenc, Samir Boumediene, Antoinette Rouvroy, Thomas Berns, Edouard Glissant.

19.00 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, Essays & Non-Fiction
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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

What do people do?

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This is a travel magazine about creative life & unconventional work

We know the feeling of loneliness related to freelance work and not having someone to help out or offer a compassionate advice when times get difficult. So we created this textbook-like magazine! While talking to bright and creative minds we share practical advice and discuss how to make your (and our) dreams and hobbies into a sustainable career path.

We also see that young and creative people are leaving their home countries for cities like Berlin and London in search for better opportunities and a more creative life. Places like these have created a reputation of being full of potential. Yet, people often overlook the struggles they may face by moving to such places and the very real opportunities and unique lifestyle they can have back home.

So we travel to explore undiscovered creative economies in search for a balanced and happy life where one can live and work without exhaustion, insomnia and anxiety.

17.00 EUR

Private Book 5

Author: Lee Lozano
Title: Private Book 5
Publisher: Karma 
Subject: Artists' Books
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This is the fifth volume in Karma’s 11-volume facsimile printing of Lee Lozano’s 'Private Book' project. It is primarily a calendar of Lozano’s personal, artistic and chemical interactions in 1969-1970.

*A prolific writer and documenter of both her art and her relationships, the public and private, 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 aside

23.00 EUR

In Order of Dissapearance

Author: Deimantė Jasiulevičiūtė
Title: In Order of Dissapearance
Publisher: Self-published, Graphic design
Subject: Artists' Books
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Phone-wallet-keys. A typical scenario everyone is running through their head when leaving the house. But what if keys are soon a thing of the past?

In 2017 a U.S. tech company first introduced microchips to their employees that turned this convention on its head. On a voluntary basis the company began offering its staff the possibility to insert a small chip under the skin, between the thumb and index finger, which could be used to unlock doors and computers in the office buildings without the necessity of physical keys or having to memorize any passwords.

Since the early 2000s, biohacking has become a 'thing' among tech aficionados and the pressing question that has arisen in this field is whether or we will still need to carry keys in the future. This question extends not only to our keychains but also to our wallets. Can we maybe replace all bank or credit cards with just one chip that sits comfortably millimeters under our skin?

But through 'keys' also notions of security, safety and privacy arise, which all become matters of debate when a lock breaks or a key gets lost, stolen or hacked. Similarly keys and locks connote ownership and accessibility, so can we even begin to imagine a (Western) world without them?

6.00 EUR

The Serving Library Annual 2019/20

Authors: Francesca Bertolotti-Bailey, Stuart Bertolotti-Bailey, Vincenzo Latronico, and David Reinfurt (eds.)
Title: The Serving Library Annual 2019/20 (Bruno Munari Obvious Code)
Publisher: Roma Publications
Subject: Essays & Non-fiction, Periodicals & Reprints
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The 2019/20 issue of The Serving Library Annual is entirely devoted to the late Italian designer, artist, inventor and polymath Bruno Munari. The core of the annual is the first English translation of Obvious Code, the 1971 collection of Munari‘s own writings, sketches and poems about his own work, published by arrangement with Corraini, who issued the book's anastatic edition in 2017. It includes iconic design objects such as the Abitacolo, ground-breaking artworks such as his 1952 series of hand-made projection slides, and little known rhymes about the art market, as well as an original piece from his 'unreadable books' series. In the margins, dozens of artists, designers, writers and curators have been invited to annotate Munari‘s texts — with a sketch or a quotation, an in-depth analysis, a fragment of conversation, a free association — as a testament to the depth of the influence exerted on international art by an often under acknowledged pioneer, whose visual experiments were so iconic as to become a self-evident part of visual culture, an anonymous invention: an obvious code.

Marginalia is provided by: Giovanni Anceschi, Thom Andersen, Paola Antonelli, Leonor Antunes, Justin Beal, Eugenia Bell, Stuart Bertolotti-Bailey, Robert Bresson, Barbara Casavecchia, Celine Condorelli, Matali Crasset, Michael Crowe, Valerie Da Costa, Umberto Eco, Morgan Fisher, Davide Fornari, Jason Fulford, Rob Giampietro, Shannon Harvey & Adam Michaels, Anthony Huberman, Jenny Jaskey, Emily King, James Langdon, Louis Lüthi, Lauren Mackler, Marco Meneguzzo, Laszló Moholy-Nagy, Jenny Monick, Rosalind Nashashibi, Julie Peeters, Arturo Carlo Quintavalle, David Reinfurt, João Ribas, Elodie Royer & Yoann Gourmel, Giovanni Rubino, Alberto Salvadori, Tamara Shopsin, Saul Steinberg, Franciszka & Stefan Themerson, Joseph Weizenbaum, Orson Welles, Luca Zaffarano, and Olimpia Zagnoli. 

29.00 EUR

Talker #3. Richard Maxwell

Authors: Richard Maxwell; Giles Bailey (ed.)
Title: The Talker #3
Publisher: self-published / Giles Bailey / Talker
Subject: Periodicals & Reprints, Essays & Non-fiction
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This is issue #3. It features a conversation with the director and playwright Richard Maxwell. 

Since 1999 he has worked with his company New York City Players producing theatre work for the stage, for galleries and as moving image. His plays are set in the everyday environments of lobbies, living rooms, karaoke bars and highway intersections. Often non-professionals, his actors portray American archetypes through spare, stylised dialogue and occasionally sing. Recent productions include Queens Row at ICA London, Paradiso at Greene Naftali Gallery and Good Samaritans at Abrons Arts Centre. 

TALKER is an interview zine about performance produced by artist Giles Bailey

6.00 EUR

The Place is Here

Author: Nick Aikens, Elizabeth Robles  (eds.)
Title: The Place is Here. The Work of Black Artists in 1980s Britain
Publisher: Sternberg Press, Van Abbemuseum
Subject: Essays & Non-fiction
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Contributions by Nick Aikens, Sonia Boyce, Laura Castagnini, Deborah Cherry, Alice Correia, Chandra Frank, June Givanni, Sunil Gupta, Evan Ifekoya, Claudette Johnson, Raisa Kabir, Gail Lewis, Amna Malik, Samia Malik, Priyesh Mistry, Dorothy Price, susan pui san lok,  Raju Rage, Elizabeth Robles, Ashwani Sharma, Marlene Smith, Leon Wainwright, Michelle Williams Gamaker, Rehana Zaman


The publication developed from the exhibition and research project The Place Is Here (2016–19), which traced the urgent and wide-ranging conversations taking place between black artists, writers, and thinkers in Britain during the 1980s. Within the context of Thatcherism and a racist art establishment, a new generation of black artists and intellectuals produced some of the most compelling ideas and images in recent British cultural history. Across four exhibitions, The Place Is Here brought together over one hundred works by forty artists and collectives, spanning painting, sculpture, installation, photography, video, and expanded archival displays. Richly illustrated, the book includes thematic essays, close readings of works, and a series of panel discussions bringing together key scholarly, critical, and artistic voices foundational to art in Britain in the 1980s. The result is an intergenerational dialogue around pressing intellectual, political, and aesthetic debates, highlighting the significance of the work of these artists for the present.  

30.00 EUR

Anachrony, Contemporaneity, and Historical Imagination

Author: Jacob Lund
Title: Anachrony, Contemporaneity, and Historical Imagination
Publisher: Sternberg Press, Aarhus University, ARoS Art Museum
Subject: Essays & Non-fiction, Theory & Philosophy
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Taking its point of departure in an 'anachronic' exhibition, 'Soulèvements' (2016–18), this book is a theoretical exploration of how the notion of contemporaneity—understood as the coming together of different times in the same historical present—relates to the end of a certain history of art. Critical of hitherto dominant chronological, ahistorical, and/or culturally restricted notions of the contemporary, Lund’s overall aim is to make an argument for 'the contemporary contemporary' as the point of departure for any anachronic relationship with time today, and as the inescapable point of departure for any possible historical imagination.

8.00 EUR

Jolly Rogers

Author: Peter Wächtler
Title: Jolly Rogers
Publisher: Sternberg Press, Bergen Kunsthalle, Kunsthalle Zurich
Subject: Artists' Writings
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Jolly Rogers is a collection of Peter Wächtler’s latest short texts, written in preparation of his two solo exhibitions at Bergen Kunsthall and Kunsthalle Zürich (both 2019), and combined with a nearly complete collection of the artist’s drawings and prints from recent years. The texts operate like vignettes to a larger story, and the images as unreliable illustrations to the narrative. However, the larger story never really is revealed. Each individual text, each single work, articulates itself by means of an intense focus. It is as if we were suspended in a continual zooming motion, as if the artist and author wanted to tell and show it all. But alas, such is life under the microscope: always larger-than-life, but at the wrong scale at a time driven by individual interests, self-optimization, and egos that stage themselves simultaneously as victims and disruptors.

Peter Wächtler works in a variety of media: bronze, ceramics, drawings and video. But in many ways 'stories' could be described as his main artistic material. His works often evoke a narration, with animals or human figures in animated states. They are made in ways that use and adapt elements of fiction and folklore, relating to specific traditions and common tales, and materialize the ways of telling a story as much as the story itself.

25.00 EUR

Mycelium

Author: Annette Weisser
Title:  Mycelium
Publisher: Semiotext(e)
Subject: Literature & Poetry
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Going to openings and parties, setting up a studio and breaking up with her longtime boyfriend, Noora is living the post–art school life in Berlin when, in 2005, she's diagnosed with breast cancer. Vaguely restless, until now she's been neither happy nor unhappy, but her entry into what she calls 'Cancerland' forces her to question the assumptions by which she lived her life so far. Uneasily, she realizes that the 'relationships of the soul' she and her friends value over everything else might not be as indelible as family, after all. 

In this sharp and picaresque first novel, conceptual artist Annette Weisser depicts the transformation of Berlin from the frontier city of the cold war to an international art hub as an analog and backdrop to the chaotic, corporeal transformation Noora undergoes through cancer and its treatments. Written in the casual, associative style of a female coming-of-age novel, Mycelium examines German trauma, art school dramas, and the inevitable parsing into winners and losers that her generation undergoes as they enter their mid-thirties.

15.00 EUR

Atlantic Island

Author: Tony Duvert
Title: Atlantic Island
Publisher: Semiotext(e)
Subject: Literature & Poetry
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Tony Duvert's novel Atlantic Island (originally published in French in 1979) takes place in the soul-crushing suburbs of a remote island off the coast of France. It is told through the shifting perspectives of a group of pubescent and prepubescent boys, ages seven to fourteen, who gather together at night in secret to carry out a series of burglaries throughout their neighborhood. The boys vandalize living rooms and kitchens and make off with, for the most part, petty objects of no value. Their exploits leave the adult community perplexed and outraged, especially when a death occurs and the stakes grow more serious.

Duvert's portrayal of adult life on this Atlantic Island is savage to the point of satire, but the boys and their thieving and sexuality are explored with sympathy. A novel on the loneliness of childhood and the solitude induced by geographical space, it is also an empathetic and generous homage to youth, a crime novel without suspense, and an unsettling fairytale for adults.

16.00 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

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

BRUT Boredom. High-rises, Emptiness and Play

Author: Marija Nemčenko, Ana Tudos
Title: BRUT Boredom. High-rises, Emptiness and Play / BRUT nuobodulys. Daugiabučiai, tuštuma ir žaidimai
Publisher: self-published
Subject: Artists' Books, Architecture
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BRUT. High-rises, emptiness and play. is based on a conversation between architecture professor Edward Hollis, researcher Hussein Mitha, curator Anna Tudos and artist Marija Nemcenko. It delves into the complexities of brutalist architecture, housing solutions and public spaces as they exist in different cities across Europe. The four writers address the aspects of architectural heritage, preservation, progress, gentrification and exotification of the concrete colonies through their written works, which follow each other as a dialogue, each having a connecting link to the previous text.

Contributions by Marija Nemčenko, Edward Hollis, Hussein Mitha and Anna Tudos.

10.00 EUR

Talker #2. Kate Valk

Authors: Kate Valk; Giles Bailey (ed.)
Title: The Talker #2
Publisher: self-published / Giles Bailey / Talker
Subject: Periodicals & Reprints, Essays & Non-fiction
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It features a conversation with performer Kate Valk. As a founding member of experimental theatre company the Wooster Group, she has contributed to some of the most vital and exploratory live work of the past three decades. This interview took place in October 2016 as her first directorial contribution to the company Early Shaker Spirituals was being performed at the Pompidou Centre. 

TALKER is an interview zine about performance produced by artist Giles Bailey.

6.00 EUR

Talker #4. Sue Tompkins

Authors: Sue Tompkins; Giles Bailey (ed.)
Title: The Talker #4
Publisher: self-published / Giles Bailey / Talker
Subject: Periodicals & Reprints, Essays & Non-fiction
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Tompkins is based in Glasgow and at the heart of her practice is a unique treatment of language. This finds form as typed works on paper, installations, paintings and live performances.

The interview focuses on how the performances are made and the situations in which they are experienced. We speak about movement, migraines, parenthood and a desire not to leave the visual world.

TALKER is an interview zine about performance produced by artist Giles Bailey.

6.00 EUR

Talker #1. Ian White

Authors: Ian White; Giles Bailey (ed.)
Title: The Talker #1
Publisher: self-published / Giles Bailey / Talker
Subject: Periodicals & Reprints, Essays & Non-fiction
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Issue #1 features a co