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59 Illustrations for the new impressions of Africa
Raymond Roussel, Henri-Achille Zo
“Saint Louis in his prison in Damietta”, “A house engulfed in flames ...”, “A snowman, such as children build ...”: The painter and illustrator Henri-Achille Zo (1873–1933) received a total of 59 instructions of this kind in the early 1930s.
For a Manifesto of the New Ceramics
Per un Manifesto della nuova ceramica
Manifesto per una nuova ceramica [For a Manifesto of the New Ceramics] is born from the necessity to shape a shared feeling, a “trembling,” that crossed the Italian and international ceramics landscape in the past few years. Irene Biolichini, curator and professor, intercepted this sensation and,
Let the Sea Eat Me: To Perform a Ferry
To Perform a Ferry is a book that holds eight performance scripts and other material to be spoken. Inspired by the figure of the renegade who leaves land behind and crosses the sea or leaves civilization to take refuge in the vast desert, the eight scripts embody the state of migrating, through space but also through languages, bodies, and writing genres. Written in English by Mohamed Abdelkarim.
POEM(S) aka SOME MORE SONNET(S)
In 1972, Ulises Carrión produced his first artist’s book SONNET(S) which consists on 44 variations of a sonnet by Dante Gabriel Rosetti titled “Heart’s Compass”. Using the language as a material, Carrión writes Rossetti’s poem over and over again on a typewriter, in slightly different versions.
Making Something from Some Things
For the exhibition Making Something from Some Things, the living room on the 3rd floor of the Badischer Kunstverein will become an exhibition space. This room is usually made available to artists as a temporary living and working space during their production residency in Karlsruhe. The opening of the space offers the public a
Ernesto de Sousa, Exercises of Poetic Communication with Other Aesthetic Operators
VVAA, Lilou Vidal (Eds.)
Ernesto de Sousa (1921–1988) was a major and multifaceted figure from the Portuguese avant-garde—artist, poet, critic, essayist, curator, editor, filmmaker, and a promoter of experimental ideas and artistic expressions. Reflecting questions of hierarchy, authorship, and the complexity of framing or dividing within the multiple and complementary practices of
Joke Robaard Folders, Suits, Pockets, Files, Stocks
Brigitte van der Sande (eds.), Jorinde Seijdel
How does clothing 'work' socially? Combines images and notes by the artist with sources of inspiration from film, art, literature and philosophy
X Magazine issue 1 – inside the outlying bodies
Achille Fillipponi (eds.), Matteo Milaneschi (Eds.)
X is an annual magazine focusing on visual culture and experimental literature: a collective artwork, a material flow of reality that eludes any prediction. X freezes on paper the power of contemporary art and writing, welcoming with joy the delirum of participating in such pursuits. Pain, battles, sequences of errors, vanished memories and unwanted prophecies; X is born because we can still be against everything and also against ourselves.
L'Ano Solare. A year long programme on sex and self-display
The book is the outcome of research on the themes of sex, sexuality and performativity which started in summer 2019 and was concluded in autumn 2021. The investigation starts from a curatorial perspective, situated in the field of contemporary Italian visual and performing arts, and evolves by absorbing contents from a variety of disciplines (philosophy, literature, history and pornography). The research is based on the firm conviction – here turned into a method – that a critical theory able to go beyond the disciplinary compartments of knowledge is an important practical tool for facing the political challenges of our contemporary world.
She Didn't Say It Was Her Phone, She Said Her Girlfriend Heard a Phone Ringing
The volume is an epistolary narrative produced via text message with a community of anonymous correspondents. Following on from a performative work, conceived by Simon Asencio, this book stages a relation between two protagonists, U and I. Through identitarian slips and glyphs, the book explores the narrative ambiguities of experimental writing, to generate a space for fluidity and uncertainty, at the intersection of the artistic and the literary.
Los Angeles Studio Conversations
Sixteen Women Talk About Art
Los Angeles Studio Conversations ist der vierte Band einer laufenden Interviewserie, die 2013 von der Kunsthistorikerin Stephanie Buhmann in New York ins Leben gerufen wurde. Mit bislang siebzig bis publizierten Gesprächen zielt dieses Projekt darauf ab, ein permanentes und wachsendes Forum für internationale zeitgenössische Künstlerinnen zu schaffen. Los Angeles Studio Conversations stellt die folgenden Künstlerinnen vor: 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, und Diana Thater.
SoiL Thornton. Choosing Suitor
A multifaceted play with language and meaning can be grasped in their work and exhibition titles. In their practice, they have been working against the grain of some of the art world’s conventions, from medium specificity to questions of branding and commodification.
Daniel Muzyczuk, Anna Remešová, Mykola Ridnyioemi Smolik, …
The book to be released in conjunction with the exhibition includes an essay by Daniel Muzyczuk that explores the context of Ridnyi’s new film The District and his interest in the Polish artist Władysław Strzemiński’s (1893–1952) Theory of Vision.
“Folded” is a documentary photo book by Zoran Shekerov published by PrivatePrint. The book researches and presents the Pehlivan wrestling tradition from an authentic and contemporary angle. Shekerov’s style - so visible through the photographs - is bright and unpredictable, and carries the viewers closer to the subject matter, where they never expected to be.
delaine le bas
delaine le bas, Stephen Ellcock, Francesca Gavin
Zur Ausstellung erscheint eine Publikation mit einem Essay von Stephen Ellcock, in dem er die spirituellen und mythologischen Bezüge in Delaine Le Bas’ Werk und insbesondere in der für die Secession konzipierten Installation exemplarisch anhand von Referenzen aus der griechischen Mythologie und altägyptischen Totenkulten darlegt.
Healing The Museum
"Healing The Museum" is a mid-career monograph looking at Grace Ndiritu’s diverse practice over the last twenty years, which encompasses performance, film, social actions, painting, publications, textile work, and collection research.
Another Gaze — a feminist film journal #05
Daniella Shreir, Missouri Williams, María Palacios Cruz, …
On subjects including an interrogation on cinephilia and gender, surveillance, infant observation during the pandemic and the screen as psychic portal, Beirut on film, devotional labour, prisons during lockdown, the notion of solidarity, reproduction and futurity, and much more... Roundtables about Sarah Maldoror; hands and fate, work, pleasure, touch, and surveillance; early women's travel films…
They Will Say I Killed Them
They Will Say I Killed Them is the result of a one-year research marked by visits to public film archives, private foundations, and meetings with important testimonies of Italian cinema. The aim was to conduct an in-depth investigation on those Italian movies—from the 1950s to the 80s—that due to censorship have been left on the shelf in the form of a screenplay, or filed away
The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction
Ursula K. Le Guin, Lee Bul, Donna Haraway
In The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction, visionary author Ursula K. Le Guin tells the story of human origin by redefining technology as a cultural carrier bag rather than a weapon of domination.
Liesel Burisch, Syephanie Moore, Eva Riis
Queer Nursing offers an alternative, inclusive way for both performing and supporting nursing. Written as a human manual, it takes the reader through the nursing process from start to finish. Through easy, loving language it supports nursing parents, other parental figure(s) and friends in their journey of emotional and physical milestones as well as offering gentle ways to take care of each other. The manual includes a new way of nursing by introducing the phasing system, which will aid the family in both starting and ending nursing in a calm, caring way. Queer Nursing is Gorilla Milk’s first release.
DUETS: Julie Ault & David Deitcher in Conversation on William Olander
Barbara Schroder, Kyle Croft, Karen Kelly, …
Julie Ault and David Deitcher illuminate the life and work of the influential art historian, New Museum curator, and Visual AIDS co-founder William Olander (1950–1989). Olander’s exhibitions challenged oppressive institutional boundaries, blew open dichotomies, and boldly confronted discrimination, sexual difference, and AIDS, shaping curatorial practice for decades to come.
A collective effort from a vital scene in Kampala, KIKOMMANDO takes its name from Ugandan street food of flat bread and beans. As a ‘food of soldiers’ offering maximum energy for minimum funds, the eponymous mixtape, video series and book project is an equally nourishing and ambitious proposition. It all began in the East African summer of 2018, during a two-month residency at the Nyege Nyege label and collective’s villa, in collaboration with their sublabel Hakuna Kulala. Producer and PAN artist Simone Trabucchi (aka STILL) opened the door to his temporary studio in the city and a crucial cross-cultural collaboration was born.Includes a set of stickers & mixtape download code.
Bandra Sentimental, the new photography book on the block, documents style on the streets of Mumbai. With a cast chosen from the city’s streets, their flamboyant styles intact, the book aims to showcase everyday life in the city. Commonplace to the Indian, sometimes shocking to an outsider, the fearless amalgamation of colour, fabric, pattern, design and cut, worn by men out and about, comes not from wanting to make a statement but a natural sensibility within.
NEXT SPRING: PARIS MAY 16
An Occasional Series of Reviews
Next Spring is an occasional series of reviews that offers a different approach to the writing of art criticism. Focused on the reading of one film work, each book in the series presents a parallel text on the artwork as both a critical response and literary production. The film selected and the text produced consider ecological issues, environmental concerns, and systematic revisionings. The language of place is given priority and image reproductions used nominally. Paris, May 16, the pilot issue, includes writings by Clara Schulmann, Barbara Sirieix, and Jennifer Teets, as well as a visual essay by Scott Rogers on the invitation of Richard Frater.
Disassembled Dictionary: “Portrait”
Sandra Praun, Oscar Guermouche
The Disassembled Dictionary is a growing series of books that each, in various ways, discusses a particular word. “Portrait” consists of a glossary of synonyms and an essay by artist and poet Leif Holmstrand.
Disassembled Dictionary: “Non-territorial”
Sandra Praun, Oscar Guermouche, Jörg Heiser, …
The Disassembled Dictionary is a growing series of books that each, in various ways, discusses a particular word. “Non-territorial” consists of texts by Yoko Andersson Yamano, Rachel Armstrong, Ylva Björnberg, Athena Farrokhzad, Jörg Heiser, Rolf Hughes, Ronald Jones, Lundahl & Seitl, Petra Malm, Aldy Milliken, David Neuman, Aleksander Perski, Tessa Praun, Theodor Ringborg, Robert Stasinski and Alessandra Di Pisa, and Liv Stoltz.
Disassembled Dictionary: “Black”
Sandra Praun, Oscar Guermouche
The Disassembled Dictionary is a growing series of books that each, in various ways, discusses a particular word. “Black” consists of the A–Z list and an adapted version of the essay by Oscar Guermouche from the book Noir – A Serendipitous Encyclopedia Inspired by 1001 Names for the Color Black by Sandra Praun, and a part of an interview with Pierre Soulages. Rotolito / Nava Press
IN THE FACE OF WAR
Nikita Kadan, Yevgenia Belorusets, Lesia Khomenko
Afterwords by Timothy Snyder & Yuval Noah Harari and Nan Goldin. In partnership with the Office of the President of Ukraine and the PinchukArtCentre. Published on the occasion of the 2022 Venice Biennale exhibition This is Ukraine: Defending Freedom, issue seven is the culmination of Yevgenia's war diary, alongside monumental work by Kadan and Khomenko. 'The young artists in this book continue to live and work in wartime Ukraine. They confront the daily onslaught of death and its reckoning. But, in the face of war, they still preserve its unintelligibility. It is by such means that history might walk down another path than the one its perpetrators intend.'.
NEW RUSSIAN FEMINIST POETRY
Galina Rymbu, Oksana Vasyakina, Elena Georgievskaya, …
F LETTER assembles the feminist poets who have palpably changed the Russian language over the last decade. Against the backdrop of state violence and oppression, this is electric dissent in pursuit of a democratic, egalitarian future. A lexicon for revolution worldwide. But this anthology's brilliance lies in its rhythm, energy, and depth of emotion - in its universal relevance rather than applied politics. As Eileen Myles writes of its verse in a foreword to the work, "there are lines like a curse that yodel radiantly out of the toothy mouth of the curser...lines that are just so fucking metonymic in their grace...I've been invited to witness. To smell the crowd and be charged by history."
Inside the Death Drive:
Excess and Apocalypse in the World of the Chapman Brothers
This new study critically assesses the work of one of the art world's most creative and controversial duos. It includes a rare specially commissioned interview with Jake Chapman and features essays from leading international art scholars and commentators. Brothers Jake and Dinos Chapman enrage some with their art and reduce others to hysterics, but no one is neutral about two of Britain's most outstanding artistic provocateurs.
Rudolf Bott. Enduro
Katalog Museum Villa Stuck
In 2018, the Museum Villa Stuck presented a comprehensive retrospective with works by the goldsmith and silversmith Rudolf Bott. The book accompanying the exhibition is a 672-page monumental work. Far from a usual catalog with colorful illustrations, it is "thought in black and white" like the entire exhibition. With a 340-page photo report by Jörg Koopmann and Lene Harbo Pedersen, who photographed the objects across Europe at the lenders and in Bott's studio.
INDIAN MINUTE CAMERA PHOTOGRAPHERS
Sean Foley, Lukas Birk
Bringing forth the silent voices in the history of photography, this publication highlights key aspects of image production and representation by four ‘minute camera’ practitioners in India: Bharat Bhushan Mahajan (Delhi), Teekam Chand Pahari and Surendar Kumar Pahari (Jaipur); and Kinshan Chand Hemlani (Pushkar).
Lewis Carroll's Photography and Modern Childhood
Lewis Carroll began photographing children in the mid-nineteenth century, at a time when the young medium of photography was opening up new possibilities for visual representation and the notion of childhood itself was in transition. In this lavishly illustrated book, Diane Waggoner offers
Architekturtheorie und Architekturkritik
Texte aus sechs Jahrzehnten
Bruno Flierl gehört zu den bedeutenden Architekturkritikern unserer Zeit. Diese Textsammlung umfasst eine Auslese seiner wissenschaftlichen Arbeit als Historiker, Theoretiker und Kritiker der Architektur und des Städtebaus seit den Sechzigerjahren des 20. Jahrhunderts.
L'Uso Di Libri – The Use of Books
You ever read the back of a book and blah blah blah words and more words, and function. Poets depend on the emotional character of words. Manuals depend on the instructiveness of words. Yet words can be pronounced backwards or cut up and given new meaning, they can be looked at for their mathematical value, pondered over how they change in translation or seen as hiding messages within them.
Antny Kreeg 47 and his lady-friend Contruh Guerre (pronounced “Country Girl”) had a rent-controlled apartment on the 112th floor (where the players dwell) of the Empire World Trade Twin Towers and they were never heard of again after 9/11. The ideas in this book were buried under
TAG: name writing in public space
Editors: Edward Birzin, Javier Abarca & Matthias Hübner
François Chastanet, Konstantina Drakopoulou, Argiro Papathanasiou, …
Tagging has rarely been the subject of serious examination. The Tag Conference is a first attempt to conceptually frame contemporary tagging, and to study it alongside its abundant but largely ignored historical antecedents. Informal name writing in public spaces is
VON WUNDERBARER KLARHEIT
FRIEDRICH SIMONYS GLETSCHERFOTOGRAFIEN 1875–1891
Monika Faber, Magdalena Vuković, Andrea Fischer, …
»Von wunderbarer Klarheit« – mit diesen Worten beschrieb Friedrich Simony die Aussicht vom Gipfel des Dachsteins im Jahr 1847. Diesen Pionier der Alpenforschung und Geografie faszinierte
Die Wiener Gruppe
Konrad Bayer, Friedrich Achleitner, Elfriede Jelinek, …
Die Wiener Gruppe – Friedrich Achleitner, H. C. Artmann, Konrad Bayer, Gerhard Rühm, Oswald Wiener – entstand zwischen 1952 und 1955 aus einem Kreis avantgardistischer Künstler, die dem Wiener „Art-Club“ verbunden waren. Bei aller Verschiedenartigkeit
Das Bildarchiv eines Kernforschungszentrums betreffend
Susanne Kriemann, Judith Milz, Friederike Schäfer, …
Unbekannte Dame in der Strahlenschutzabteilung, Pfütze, tanzendes Paar im Kostüm, Beschädigung einer Mülltonne, Verabschiedung eines Rentners, Bleiabschirmung, ausgebranntes Handschuhfach, Skorpion mit Mikrochip – das sind alles
karrabing film collective. no storyboard, no script
Massimiliano Mollona, Karrabing Film Collective, Natasha Bigfoot, …
Intervention by the artists: Karrabing Film Collective has created a limited-edition series of four cards for the publication, one of which is enclosed with each copy. The faces of the cards show image-text collages in Karrabing’s characteristic technique of layering and
Lorenzo Giusti, Dieter Roelstraete
Between December 2022 and March 2023, Vivian Suter shared hundreds of photos, all taken with her mobile phone, with the designer and editor of this book. A selection of these snapshots, condensed, juxtaposed, complementing each other, now forms a kind of photographic journal. It offers insights into
margaret salmon . cinematographa
Peggy Ahwesh, Betzy Bromberg, Rose Lowder, …
Conceived by artist and filmmaker Margaret Salmon, this publication is a tribute to a group of innovative sister cinematographas and to the analogue motion picture camera. The book pairs an enquiry into women’s filmmaking practice with a comprehensive survey of experimental analogue technique across generations.
Conversations with Time, Past and Present
This inspirational book includes an introduction to Karshan’s unique drawing practice and personal history by Jonathan Casciani, a transcript from the film
Bernhard Cella, William Lancelot Lowther
The notebook of James William Lacelot Lowther brings together drawings, sketches, dreams, watercolours, and paintings that document the artistic work of the artist. William, who passed away at the age of 21, was a talented, passionate, and empathetic young artist.
Pollution Diaries is a collectively written text, based on a small corpus of authentic recordings from the WhatsApp group of the same name, intended to share daily experiences of life in one of the most polluted cities in the world - Delhi.
The Donkey Field
Sarah Dobai’s The Donkey Field weaves a link between a racist attack in on a young boy and the story of the persecution of Marie and Balthazar in the acclaimed film Au Hasard Balthazar (Robert Bresson, 1966).
The Egyptian Postures
The Egyptian Postures is a guide to the most advanced Mazdaznan exercises that Johannes Itten taught his students at the Bauhaus. Often performed while singing or humming the postures were intended to activate glands and re-channel internal energies, stirring the blood in ways that contributed to the perpetual evolution of humanity. They were also said to induce auto-illumination, the participant’s body generating an intense light from within.
Philatelic Items documents 220 works produced over the last ten years by Lolly Batty. It includes an index showing the envelopes followed by a selection printed at actual-size.
C21ST RECENT HISTORY
The collaborations and collected works of Alison Jones & Milly Thompson 2010 – 2014
Martha Rosler, Nicholas Cullinan, Mark Harris, …
C21ST RECENT HISTORY: Handmade in an edition of 100, B&W digital and four-colour riso plates on Munken Pure smooth 120gsm paper, Stardream Metallic SILVER 120gsm, Xerox Bright White coated 170gsm with matt black foil debossed Fedrigoni Ultra Black 185gsm boards; pearl Plastikoils binding;
Har Shaam Shaheen Bagh
Har Shaam Shaheen Bagh is an ode to the infinite courage and resilience of the women of Shaheen Bagh, Delhi, who sat in protest for a 100 days and nights. A book of photographs, drawings, songs, letters and other material gathered as a record of the iconic protest, marks an extraordinary moment in the political and contemporary history of India.
We Love Our Employees
Fernando Gallegos, Alejandro Cartagena
The photographs that are included in this book form part of the archive of the photographer Alberto Flores Varela. The majority were taken
It Takes Energy to Die
The publication is an essay written by Kirsty Bell on “Help the Dead” by Every Ocean Hughes. Part concert, part theatre, “Help the Dead” draws inspiration from a series of workshops the artist attended, where Ocean Hughes was learning how to be a death doula, to care for dead bodies and to perform home funerals.
I don't care (About Football)
Giulia Iacolutti, Maddalena Fragnito, Igor Peres, …
I don’t care (about football) is a participatory artistic project involving the players of the Marangoni 105 football team, created in 2011 as part of one of the rehabilitation residences of the Udine Mental Health Department managed by the Duemilauno Agenzia Sociale Cooperative. The title, inspired by the words of a girl from the community, suggests how the game is not an end in itself but rather a practice of social inclusion and integration.
Mizna 23.2 – The Black SWANA Issue
Mizna: The Black SWANA Issue, guest-edited by Safia Elhillo and produced by an all-Black takeover team, explores the infinitely varied and kaleidoscopic nature of the Black SWANA experience.
I USED TO BE A LOVELY BOY BUT TURNED OUT QUEER
AN ARCHIVE OF PERSONAL BELONGINGS
In the book “I used to be a lovely boy but turned out queer,” the author Jovan Josifovski, through photos from family albums, home phone books, and personal belongings, interprets his experiences and the term queer.
Dolce Vota 1
12 individual sheets with prints of drawings. 12 einzelne Blätter mit Druckgrafiken. Edition of 100
Dolce Vita 2
12 individual sheets with prints of drawings. 12 einzelne Blätter mit Druckgrafiken. Edition of 100
1.COLOR 2.HOLE AND 3.JOKE
Selected Works on Paper
Ulrike Müller, Rachel Harrison, Raymond Pettibon, …
Drawing became fashionable in the 18th century when it left the confines of the artist’s studio to enter a broader field of discourse, culture, politics, and social life. This transformation was most evident in France, where drawing was significantly and influentially repositioned and
Artists’ Letters is a collection of intriguing, entertaining, moving, significant, surprising, witty and insightful correspondence from great artists. Arranged thematically, it includes writings and musings on love, work, daily life, money, travel and the creative process.