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New Titles in Art 10 March 2016
Everyone Is An Artist: On Authenticity, The Position Of The Artist, And The Creative Industries

Isbn 9789080179356
Publisher V2_publishing
Idea code 16100
€ 14.00

Personal authenticity was once the primary domain of the arts. Artistic expression was seen as “the most individual expression of the most individual emotion,” in the words of the poet Willem Kloos. Today, a century later, authenticity has become a societal ideal. It has also become an economic good, something we buy and sell. The creative industries play a central role in this commercial context. As a generator of artificial scarcity, it creates the desire for unique products, experiences and lifestyles, and promotes the permanent renewal of our living and working environment.

88 p, ills bw, 12 x 17 cm, pb, English


Frank Reijnders: Masterpieces/ Masterstrokes

Isbn 9789188031099
Publisher Art And Theory Publishing
Idea code 16095
€ 27.50

Art historian Frank Reijnders offers a critical examination of the masterpiece, taking specific artworks as the point of departure for a number of theoretical considerations. Today, most people think of the masterpiece as being old art in large museums, or of huge, crowded exhibitions displaying the work of famous “masters”. For contemporary artists, it seems the masterpiece no longer has any meaning, dismissed as a somewhat comical, outmoded term inescapably intertwined with the art market and publicity. Regardless, certain works have succeeded in placing themselves outside time, having retained their inspiration and relevance. Reijnders investigates why this is the case.

144 p, ills bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, English

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Alexandra Leykauf

Isbn 9789491843563
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 16098
€ 28.00

Alexandra Leykauf studied audio-visual media and photography, and is based in Berlin. In her work, she appropriates the gender-oriented or feminine cultural gaze via the medium of photography, playing with varying degrees of appropriation in order to reveal the superficiality of images. Leykauf often deconstructs various features of photography and cinema, thereby revealing the complexity inherent to the construction of images. This substantial artist’s book presents numerous of these appropriations and deconstructions, along with critical texts by Dominikus Müller, Jonathan Pouthier, Robert Barry, and Maria Barnas. A conversation with Leykauf completes this in-depth analysis.

240 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 28 cm, pb, English

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Bart Lodewijks - Sligo Drawings

Isbn 9789491843549
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 16065
€ 22.00

In 2012, Dutch artist Bart Lodewijks began a three-year commission from The Model contemporary art centre in Sligo, Ireland. This book marks the culmination of that assignment, which entailed making public drawings in the city’s neighbourhoods, and resulted in an exhibition. It also marks a significant point in the artist’s career, where fifteen years of practice is reflected through a continuum of drawings and encounters with communities who have hosted the artist. His enigmatic yet beautiful chalk lines, enacted upon urban surfaces such as walls, buildings, fences, and sidewalks, are a fleeting testament to the challenges and interactions the artist experiences in his work. The book comes with a cover in four different colours.

120 p, ills colour, 17 x 22 cm, pb, Dutch/English

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Gabriel Kuri: With Personal Thanks To Their Contractual Thingness

Isbn 9780934324694
Publisher Aspen Art Press
Idea code 16044
€ 64.65

Using familiar materials such as receipts, newspaper and plastic bags, Mexican-born, Los Angeles–based artist Gabriel Kuri (born 1970) is interested in the way that money mediates almost all human relationships. This publication accompanies his Aspen Art Museum exhibition, comprising a selection of works that center on Kuri's interest in the transactional residue of daily life and broad-based ideas of tracking systems in economics, politics, consumption and production. The catalogue also features essays by Daniel McClean and Heidi Zuckerman, as well as an interview between Kuri and Sofia Hernández Chong Cuy.

310 p, ills colour, 21 x 30 cm, pb, English

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Haim Steinbach: Object And Display

Isbn 9781941366028
Publisher Gregory R. Miller & Co.
Idea code 16093
€ 64.65

Primarily known for his paradigmatic "shelves" displaying everyday objects, Haim Steinbach has developed a practice that evolved from early minimalist painting with grids and monochromes to later large-scale installations that have seldom been seen in the US. Growing out of a traveling exhibition that features works drawn from throughout Steinbach's career, as well as archival materials and new site-specific installations, 'Once Again the World Is Flat' urges readers to take a closer look at this artist's works.

180 p, ills colour, 23 x 28 cm, hb, English

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David Altmejd

Isbn 9788862083454
Publisher Xavier Hufkens
Idea code 16027
€ 50.00

David Altmejd is known for his intricate and highly worked room-size installations and sculptures. Seamlessly moving between a variety of aesthetic modes--from an almost ascetic minimalism in works employing plaster and mirror to works teeming with accumulations of crystals, gold chain, thread, taxidermied birds and animals, among other objects--Altmejd's work offers beautifully wrought meditations on the cycles of life and death, interiority and exteriority, sexuality and spirituality. The full range of Altmejd's nearly 20 years of work is featured in the book, from his earliest work – where the vast aesthetic vocabulary he has evolved over the years took shape – to his most recent series.

384 p, ills colour, 25 x 31 cm, hb, English

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Callum Innes - Edges

Isbn 9788494282034
Publisher Ivorypress
Idea code 16041
€ 21.50

A previously unpublished work by Scottish painter Callum Innes, ‘Edges’ is presented as a small book with a text by Colm Tóibín. Each of the abstract works has a boundary, where a softly rendered field of colour ceases to exist and empty whiteness begins. The eye is therefore unerringly drawn to this demarcation, raising questions about what lies beyond, the unseen continuity in either direction. In his short piece, Tóibín writes, “Nothing is stable, no colour under this light is stable; the shadows grow darker and the things on the earth merge with each other, just as what all of us did merges into one action, and all our cries and gestures merge into one cry, one gesture.

84 p, ills colour & bw, 11 x 15 cm, pb, English

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Sarah Morris - Crease Folds

Isbn 9788494282072
Publisher Ivorypress
Idea code 16058
€ 21.50

This small book chronicles the making of ‘Strange Magic’ (2014), a film by artist Sarah Morris. The film surveys the Vuitton empire’s production and manufacturing of luxury goods as the source of capital for the construction of the Louis Vuitton Foundation. Morris deconstructs the mechanisms behind this cultural currency – fashion, fragrance, champagne, and architecture – to probe France’s national identity and the inherent fantasy in the concept of luxury. Morris had met Oscar-winning screenwriter Roger Avary in 2012, and asked him to write a fictional text about her, also included here. The book thus becomes a juxtaposition of fiction and fantasy in the making of an artwork.

120 p, ills colour, 11 x 15 cm, pb, English

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Philip Guston: Late Paintings

Isbn 9781906129903
Publisher The Royal Botanic Garden Edinb
Idea code
€ 47.05

In 1967 Philip Guston (1913–80) left New York City for Woodstock, where – abandoning the Abstract Expressionism of the previous decades – he revisited the figurative imagery of his youth. Cartoonlike in quality, these paintings began to incorporate motifs familiar to him since childhood, from the hooded figures of the Ku Klux Klan to everyday objects such as lightbulbs, shoes and cigarettes. When these paintings were shown for the first time in 1970, they proved highly controversial but soon gained critical recognition and are now widely regarded as some of the most compelling and influential works of the late twentieth century.

60 p, ills colour, 30 x 33 cm, hb, English


Catalogue, Simon Fujiwara (2016)

Isbn 9784908062162
Publisher He He
Idea code 16079
€ 60.25

Produced in conjunction with the exhibition ‘White Day’ at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, this book documents 34 works by Simon Fujiwara produced between 2008 and 2015. The artist collects physical remainders through a pseudo-scientific process of archaeology, anthropology, and historical research. These traces form a pattern which opens a flow of narrative possibilities intertwined in a process of personal identification, resulting in a narrative story, performed by Fujiwara himself and especially prevalent in his sculptural work. His narrative and performative installations function both as a memory and a trace of a complex research into identity and cultural heritage.

204 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 30 cm, pb, English/Japanese

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Michael Heizer Sculpture In Reverse

Isbn 9782918685098
Publisher Lutanie
Idea code 16046
€ 37.65

A facsimile reedition of an interview with Land art pioneer Michael Heizer and curator Julia Brown first published in a 1984 catalogue.

72 p, ills bw, 25 x 28 cm, pb, English/French

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Phillip King

Isbn 9782840666721
Publisher Les Presses Du Reel
Idea code 16045
€ 37.65

The work of Phillip King (born 1934 in Tunis, lives and works in London) is remarkable for its richness, variety of shapes and materials, and its freedom with which he went from one expression to another. From 1957 to 1958 he studied with Anthony Caro at St Martin's School of Art in London and became assistant to Henry Moore shortly after that. The reuse of existing forms and copying or resizing of his works are recurrent. Some of his works exist in several copies and in different materials. His teaching career in London and Berlin has had a great influence on the contemporary art scene and has deeply influenced many of his students such as young Richard Long.

440 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 26 cm, hb, English/French

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Takeshi Murata

Isbn 9780692397619
Publisher Salon 94
Idea code
€ 47.00

Takeshi Murata (born 1975) first became known as an early innovator of "datamoshing," a form of "glitch art" that requires compressing two videos together until their respective pixels merge into one mashed-up picture. Since then, inspired by Giorgio de Chirico and traditional 17th-century Dutch and Flemish painting, Murata's work has ventured into the realm of hyper-realism in a series of uncanny prints and videos that explore our inner and exterior lives via everything from B-grade horror film imagery to relics of a 1980s childhood.

112 p, ills colour, 24 x 32 cm, hb, English


Charlotte Lybeer: Epidermis I I

Isbn 9789490800406
Publisher Art Paper Editions
Idea code 16023
€ 25.00

The tension between the real world and the parallel world is intensified in these portraits of morphsuits. The design and theatricality of public space extends into the private realm. Self-design is a statement in the virtual arena that is the Internet. How do I present myself to the other’s gaze? Which lifestyle do I use to construe an imaginary identity? In their Zentai suits these morphers succeed in escaping from the obligatory, omnipresent perception, the pressure of being seen, all the time, everywhere. They are encapsulated and unrecognisable in a completely enclosed form, vanishing into a trans-human identity that suddenly infiltrates reality in the place where Lybeer portrays them.

72 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 30 cm, pb, English

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Hacking Habitat - Art Of Control

Isbn 9789462082687
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 16105
€ 29.95

'Hacking Habitat' presents a pressing, topical theme that appeals to a wide audience: the way we are controlledby technological systems and the way counterforces are organized. Innovation goes hand in hand with control: surveillance cameras observe us and inimitable Google algorithms manipulate our behaviour. We risk losing control over our lives. Worldwide, people are waking up to the fact that they need to regain control of their lives and reclaim their living environment (habitat). In a collection of essays, this book makes us aware of the high-tech systems that have control over our society, and provides tools to use to escape the regulation and control.

232 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 28 cm, pb, English

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An Eyckian Crucifixion Explored: Ten Essays On A Drawing

Isbn 9789069182902
Publisher Boijmans Van Beuningen
Idea code 16061
€ 25.00

In 2012 a hitherto unknown "Eyckian" drawing of the 'Crucifixion' was exhibited in 'The Road to Van Eyck' in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. Forty years earlier Wim Hofman, a psychiatrist and art collector from Groningen, had bought the drawing – as a reproduction – for just ten guilders at a local estate auction. He was convinced, however, and rightly so, that it was an original work of art, and he spent the rest of his life researching it. The Rotterdam museum acquired the drawing shortly after the exhibition. In this book leading specialists examine various aspects of this mysterious drawing – its discovery, the scientific and technical research into the materials, and the identity of the artist.

160 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, English

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Torrent 3: Winter 2015

Isbn 9783033053557
Publisher The Office, Paris
Idea code 16094
€ 19.80

Edited by Linda Jensen and Daniel Kurjaković, this magazine for source material by artists includes diverse types of documents constitutive of the artistic processes. These include preparatory materials such as project sketches, screenshots, newspaper articles, storyboards, photographs, and much more. The magazine examines how these documents come to represent the circumferential sphere around conceiving and realising works, hinting at procedures, subtexts, informational noise, and potential extra-narratives of artistic practice. With contributions from Berni Doessegger, Sam Durant, Mariah Lookman, Adam Vačkář, and Peter Voss-Knude.

96 p, ills colour & bw, 18 x 24 cm, pb, English

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Jules Verne Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea

Isbn 9781909829060
Publisher Four Corners
Idea code 16072
€ 26.35

The latest in the Four Corners Familiars series, where artists are asked to create new artwork to illustrate a classic novel, puts a new twist on the notion of illustration, which this time takes the form of music by Jonny Trunk accompanying Jules Verne’s classic tale of underwater adventure. Newly composed music is on a coloured vinyl lp that slips inside a book of the complete Verne novel. For readers who haven’t kept their old turntables, the book comes with instructions on how to download an mp3 version of the music.

120 min, 31 x 31 cm, English

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