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New Titles in Art 16 March 2016
Istanbul. Passion Joy Fury

Isbn 9788874627837
Publisher Maxxi
Idea code 16112
EUR 35.35

Like the eponymous exhibition at the MAXXI in Rome, this substantial volume tackles the dynamics, changes, and cultural demands of contemporary Turkey, a bridge between West and East. Dealing with Istanbul’s social, architectural, and political landscape, and comprising 100 works from 45 artists, architects, and film-makers, each section addresses different subtopics related to change within the city’s urban environment. Beginning with the protests at Gezi Park, still fresh in recent memory, the exhibition examines five major themes: urban transformations, political conflicts and resistance, innovative models of production, geopolitical urgencies, and hope.

300 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 28 cm, pb, Italian/English

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Wim Delvoye ( Tehran Museum )

Isbn 9789082364712
Publisher Recta
Idea code 16135
EUR 49.75

Published on the occasion of an exhibition of work by Belgian neo-conceptual artist Wim Delvoye at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, curated by Leila Varasteh and Vida Zaim, this beautifully bound and illustrated volume demonstrates not only the diversity of the artist’s oeuvre, but also reflects his ability to blur the line between tradition and modernity. Incorporating a wide range of artistic practices, from the Northern Gothic style to the geometrical patterns of Islamic art, and from Iranian traditional painting and Dutch Delftware to embossed ornaments, crucifixes, gas canisters, vehicular parts, and laboratory equipment, Delvoye’s artworks hold inherent contradictions.

184 p, ills colour & bw, 25 x 30 cm, hb, Iranian/English

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Dirk Zoete - The Be- Part Exercises

Isbn 9789491843570
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 16120
EUR 25.70

This book documents the act of drawing in the midst of becoming. The exercises it presents were created for an exhibition by Dirk Zoete in 2016. He used the space to translate his drawings into three-dimensional theatrical sculptures, embodied by actors photographed in filmic series. The images were then digitally edited and drawn upon. The characters seem to be frozen in a re-enactment of the drawings upon which they were based. Through repetition and change, they reflect a geometrical rhythm in different patterns and constellations. Zoete’s drawings essentially explore the creation of space through line, but without ever aspiring to become an “actual” space.

128 p, ills colour, 20 x 26 cm, pb, English

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Ola Vasiljeva - You've Got Beautiful Stairs, You Know

Isbn 9789491843587
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 16123
EUR 18.50

This book is the fourth instalment in Kunstverein München’s ‘Companion’ series, and was released parallel to Ola Vasiljeva’s eponymous exhibition. The publication’s 100 full-colour and black-and-white pages combine facsimiles of zines, records, and posters Vasiljeva produced collaboratively as OAOA, intercut and overlaid with 35mm slides, drawings, and photographs taken by the artist during the production of previous exhibitions, as well as a manic letter to the artist by Chris Fitzpatrick. Design by Julie Peeters.

96 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 30 cm, pb, English

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Crawling Doubles - Colonial Collecting And Affect

Isbn 9782917855683
Publisher Editions B42
Idea code 16109
EUR 26.55

In his contribution for the 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art (2014), Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc takes as a departure point the ethnographic and entomologic collections that his grandfather gathered in Gabon and French Guyana in 1931 while working as a health officer. Such practice inevitably raises questions about the ways in which modern scientific knowledge was closely tied to and facilitated by colonialism. This book, based on a series of discursive events organised in the framework of Abonnenc’s project, fosters and continues critical conversations between artists, researchers, activists, and theorists. With contributions by Lotte Arndt, Catalina Lozano, and others.

326 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 22 cm, pb, French/English

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Monuments Should Not Be Trusted

Isbn 9781907421082
Publisher Art Data
Idea code 16117
EUR 24.50

'Monuments Should Not Be Trusted' brings together over 30 leading artists and groups from the “golden years” of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia – the period between the early 1960s and the mid 1980s. Over 100 artworks and artefacts illuminate the key contradictions of this single party state – built after WWII on socialist principles, yet immersed in “utopian consumerism.” This is the first time in the UK that the art of this period, which has attracted increasing attention, has been shown in the context of the social, economic and political conditions that gave rise to it. It draws on new and innovative research on this period, and features many of its most celebrated artists.

202 p, ills colour & bw, 18 x 26 cm, hb, English

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Wdw Xxv - In Light Of 25 Years

Isbn 9789491435454
Publisher Witte De With
Idea code 16096
EUR 15.45

This volume features works commissioned by the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art as part of ‘In Light of 25 Years’ (2015–2016). Curated by Defne Ayas and Samuel Saelemakers, the project involved nine international artists: Özlem Altin, Wineke Gartz, Camille Henrot, Germaine Kruip, Mahony, Raimundas Malašauskas, Zin Taylor, Freek Wambaq, and Xu Zhen. The participants were invited, based on a number of qualities present in their respective practices, to create a new work departing from a reference of their choosing, selected from the institution’s archive. In doing so, they show the ongoing need to translate and interpret the world’s happenings through art.

66 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 28 cm, pb, English

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Edith Dekyndt Ombre Indigene

Isbn 9782840668480
Publisher Les Presses Du Reel
Idea code 16122
EUR 38.70

Born 1960 in Ypres, Belgium, Edith Dekyndt lives and works in Tournai, Belgium. Her practice embraces video, drawing and sculpture. It is grounded in a meticulous observation of natural forces and physical phenomena, as they take place on a daily basis, but not always visually appear to us. Her experiments do not relate to any scientific analyses but are presented as figures of contemplation and reflection. This book is published on the occasion of the eponymous double exhibition at Le Consortium, Dijon, between October 2015 and January 2016, and at Wiels, Brussels, from February 5 to April 24, 2016. These two exhibitions do not include any identical work, and their organisation follows different directions, thus denying the “free exchange” rule of the travelling exhibition often at work in artistic events.

184 p, ills colour & bw, 19 x 25 cm, hb, English/French

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William N. Copley

Isbn 9788887029642
Publisher Prada Arte
Idea code 16119
EUR 68.10

William N. Copley (1919–96) was a multifaceted American artist and art-world catalyst. Creator of madcap narrative paintings, drawings and installations, Copley was a unique figure in postwar art history well known for his humorous and sarcastic imagery. Known by his nom de plume CPLY, he was a self-taught artist pushing the limits of art-world decorum, as well as a collector, gallerist and connector of some of the most important artists of the 20th century, in particular European Surrealists and Dadaists such as Max Ernst, Man Ray and Marcel Duchamp, and American Pop artists.

384 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 29 cm, pb, English

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Sissi - Anato-My Lessons

Isbn 9788875705541
Publisher Corraini Edizioni
Idea code 16107
EUR 41.45

Italian artist Sissi launches her artistic research from a recurrent and almost scientific analysis of the human body, borrowing elements from disciplines such as archaeology and anatomy, to reach an imaginative dimension capable of giving things new and unexpected forms and aspects. The method behind ‘Parallel Anatomy’, the art project that Sissi has been developing for years, is laid out in this artist’s book, which is read both in relation to her work and to that of the great anatomists who opened windows to the subcutaneous basement. It offers a way of speaking about emotions as intangible organs that, in order to take on a body, inhabit other organs and modify them.

160 p, ills colour, 21 x 30 cm, pb, Italian/English

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New York Studio Conversations - Seventeen Women Talk About Art

Isbn 9783941644830
Publisher The Green Box
Idea code 16143
EUR 19.90

'New York Studio Conversations' presents a series of sixteen interviews with female artists conducted by the art historian Stephanie Buhmann. Looking for an approach beyond the mainstream media coverage of the art market, Buhmann visited the artists in their studios and gained insights in this intimate space of artistic practices. All based in New York, the artists represent a wide range of different styles and media. This book uncovers their artistic practices and creative approaches as well as philosophy, sources of inspiration, and personal stories.

216 p, ills bw, 12 x 18 cm, pb, English

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Keith Sonnier: Portals

Isbn 9781942607175
Publisher Karma, New York
Idea code
EUR 44.80

Keith Sonnier, along with his contemporaries Eva Hesse, Barry Le Va, Bruce Nauman, Richard Serra, Joel Shapiro and Richard Tuttle, was a leader in Postminimalist art who radically reinvented sculpture in the late 1960s. The artist experimented with previously unused materials – latex and satin, found objects, transmitters and video – until he settled upon his signature work with neon. Sonnier sketches lines, arches and curves before rendering them in glass tubing enclosed neon, creating works of line and color that become architectural installations. 'Keith Sonnier: Portals' documents the artist’s latest series of 14 wall-mounted sculptures.

104 p, ills colour, 22 x 29 cm, hb, English

Kimsooja To Breathe (Book/dvd)

Isbn 9791091490252
Publisher A.p.r.e.s.
Idea code 16121
EUR 24.55

A DVD-book which documents Korean artist Kimsooja's transfigurational installation at the Centre Pompidou-Metz, as part of the France-Korea year.Glazed surfaces covered with light-diffracting film and floors turned into endless mirrors reframe all sense of horizontality and verticality. Through the projection of a color spectrum accompanied by the artist breathing, space is transformed into an immense three-dimensional frame; a metamorphosis into a dreamlike, sensitive landscape visitors enter and traverse. This DVD-book includes a film by Gilles Coudert, images from the exhibit and of other works by Kimsooja, and an essay by art historian and critic Doris von Drathen.

96 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 21 cm, pb, English/French

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Notes On My Dunce Cap - Jesse Ball

Isbn 9780990593546
Publisher Pioneer Works Press
Idea code
EUR 22.40

A text for those curious about education as a context for creativity and collaboration, and for teachers who want to reconsider hierarchy in their classrooms, Jesse Ball’s 'Notes on My Dunce Cap' includes advisory material regarding the creation of syllabi and the manner in which groups may evaluate the work of an individual without harm. Ball is renowned for the unique courses he teaches at the Art Institute of Chicago, which are compiled in this volume along with extended notes on pedagogy.

150 p, ills colour & bw, 12 x 18 cm, pb, English

Gianni Piacentino

Isbn 9788887029635
Publisher Prada Arte
Idea code 16118
EUR 52.15

The artistic path of Gianni Piacentino (born 1945) represents an absolute escape the imperfection, instantaneity and randomness of making art, in order to access a universe of perfection, calculation and concentration that can compete with a motor or flight vehicle, on both sublime and absolute levels. This publication in three books features images of sketches and art works, and text by Germano Celant, including a conversation with the artist and a chronology of the artist’s exhibitions history.

394 p, ills colour & bw, 16 x 23 cm, pb, English

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