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New Titles in Art 31 August 2016
Georgia O'keeffe: Watercolors

Isbn 9781942185048
Publisher Radius Books
Idea code 16406
€ 62.70

'Georgia O’Keeffe: Watercolors' catalogues the first major exhibition of the nearly 50 watercolours created by O’Keeffe between 1916 and 1918, while she lived in Canyon, Texas. These years mark a period of radical innovation for the artist, during which she firmly established her commitment to abstraction. While her work in Texas is often understood as merely a prelude to her career in New York City, these watercolours and drawings mark a seminal stage in O’Keeffe’s artistic formation, representing the pivotal intersection of her disciplined art practice and her allegiance to the revolutionary techniques of her mentor, Arthur Wesley Dow.

140 p, ills colour, 25 x 33 cm, hb, English

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Aline Kominsky Crumb & Robert Crumb - Drawn Together

Isbn 9783856168193
Publisher Christoph Merian
Idea code 16453
€ 40.85

Aline Kominsky-Crumb and Robert Crumb make an odd couple in both life and art. As part of the underground comic scene, they pioneered an autobiographical style, expressing this tension on paper in crazy stories they would draw jointly. With a boundless delight in depicting content forbidden in the mainstream, free from taboos, the two transformed their own lives into a comical drama. The differences between men and women, the radical social upheavals of the 1970s, and a few tangible neuroses play major roles. On offer are selected episodes from “Aline & Bob”, including stories never before published in Europe, plus solo works by both artists and biographical material.

184 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 29 cm, hb, German/English

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Richard Long - Cold Stones

Isbn 9788494435430
Publisher Cac Malaga
Idea code 16379
€ 32.30

Born in Bristol in 1945, artist Richard Long has created his body of work by walking through the landscapes of each continent and making sculptures from the materials he finds in situ along the way. Combining minimalist, conceptual, and Arte Povera practices, he has been a leading figure in the Land Art movement since its beginnings in the late 1960s. His interest lies in natural, primal materials like stones, water, and mud, and simple, universal forms like circles, lines, and crosses. Published on the occasion of an exhibition at CAC Málaga which mainly focuses on his most recent works since the turn of the century, this catalogue presents reproductions and installation views.

120 p, ills colour & bw, 25 x 16 cm, hb, Spanish/English

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Nigel Peake - Receipts / Recus / Quittungen

Isbn 9780957213739
Publisher Nigel Peake
Idea code 16470
€ 19.75

Everyone is familiar with the phenomenon of finding a soft, crumpled piece of paper in your pocket that has outlived its usefulness or function. This is especially prevalent when traveling from place to place, or visiting a new city. Supermarket receipts, tram and bus stubs, restaurant checks, train tickets, museum entrance cards, and all manner of refuse confirming a curious life on the go seems unwilling to disappear so easily. Artist Nigel Peake, rather than simply tossing these forlorn scraps into the rubbish bin, has taken it upon himself to immortalise each by drawing a portrait of it, exactly like the wrinkled and folded state in which he unearthed it from the depths of his pockets.

32 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 26 cm, pb, English

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Prophetic Zoological Atlas

Isbn 9788875705954
Publisher Corraini Edizioni
Idea code 16427
€ 60.45

There isn’t any single reality, nor a unique way of looking at things. Seeing things from different angles is a very fruitful way to come to terms with our living in this world. The youngsters from Atelier dell’Errore, a laboratory of visual arts created at the initiative of visual artist Luca Santiago Mora as a complementary service to the Child Neuropsychiatric clinics of Reggio Emilia and Bergamo, know this very well. Their creative imagination is focused on the representation of animals depicted as ancestral figures, living organisms foreign to any traditional order of scientific classification. The Atelier animals certainly embody the fears and defeats of those drawing them, but more so their need for protection and their powerful drive towards self-assertion.

258 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 28 cm, hb, Italian/English

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Sam Falls - Plein Air

Isbn 9781938560972
Publisher Karma
Idea code 16345
€ 35.25

Los Angeles–based artist Sam Falls’ latest publication, 'Plein Air', documents a year the artist spent outdoors making his large-scale pigment-on-canvas paintings in four separate locations around the world: Hartland, Vermont; Venice, California; Hudson, New York; and Sarvisalo, Finland. Nature has always been a principle theme in Falls’ work and the splendour and unpredictability with which the seasons change is transferred directly onto his canvas through the use of saturated pigments and the natural elements. The resulting paintings are lush, familiar silhouettes of ferns, flowers and the boughs of native trees.

176 p, ills colour, 22 x 28 cm, hb, English

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Sam Falls Now

Isbn 9788897503675
Publisher Nero
Idea code 16415
€ 26.90

The catalogue for an exhibition at Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, this book documents a mixed-media installation by American artist Sam Falls in which he explores ways of faithfully representing and understanding time through the medium of art. For Falls, time is elusive and the future is “filled with meaning” only when it becomes “now”. The present, divided between past and future, has the optimism of production and the melancholy of aging. Installation views of neon tubes, luminous balloons, and framed pictures are interrupted by photographs of flowers or close-ups of a word drawn in the sand being inevitably washed away by waves at the beach.

224 p, ills colour, 17 x 21 cm, pb, English/Italian

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Theaster Gates & The Black Monks Of Mississippi: The Black Monastic

Isbn 9789727393299
Publisher Serralves
Idea code 16407
€ 41.95

Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates has developed a body of work that includes space development, object-making, performance, and critical engagement with many publics. Together with members of The Black Monks of Mississippi, a music ensemble, he used a two-week residency and so-called “monastic retreat” at the Serralves Foundation in Porto to further develop their collective practice. This book documents the actions and interactions which took place in both public and private spheres throughout the buildings and gardens, from playing instruments and shaping clay to posing or walking in line. With essays, an interview, and many photographs.

200 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 28 cm, pb, Portuguese/English

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Glenn Brown Fondation Van Gogh

Isbn 9782358640923
Publisher Analogues
Idea code 16362
€ 27.95

Combining the artist's early works and the most recent series inspired by van Gogh's oeuvre, this monograph underlines the variety of Brown's practice as well as his exceptional way of interpreting and appropriating the Old Masters. Among contemporary British artists, Glenn Brown is one of the most unusual and most unique. Largely unknown to the French public, Glenn Brown's art presents us with the suggestive force of his translations of reproductions of works by earlier masters, his “atomization” of painting, and the inexhaustible inventiveness of his practice, which appropriates the styles and outlines of drawings and classical paintings.

96 p, ills colour, 25 x 31 cm, pb, English/French

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Unlimited History

Isbn 9783957632920
Publisher Revolver Publishing
Idea code 16383
€ 49.00

Ramesch Daha combines aspects of her family history with events of profound historical significance. Her latest research project stems from the Tehran Conference, the first meeting of the Allied leaders in World War II, and pursues the historical links between Iran and the “Big Three”. Crucial to this story is the Trans-Iranian Railway, a project which marked the nation’s first steps into the age of industrialization. Daha also uncovers pivotal facts on the link between Nazi Germany and the railway’s construction. With a research diary approach, Daha compiles complex historical interfaces using original documents, stamps, letters, sketches, and maps excerpted from her research.

176 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 30 cm, hb, German/English

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Goshka Macuga: Time As Fabric

Isbn 9781942607335
Publisher New Museum
Idea code 16447
€ 25.85

Polish-born, London-based Goshka Macuga (born 1967) adopts the roles of an artist, curator, collector, researcher and exhibition designer, working across a variety of media to explore how and why we remember both cultural and personal events. She particularly focuses on how we build our own classificatory systems for creating and remembering knowledge in times of rapidly advancing technology and information saturation. This book, published for the exhibition To the Son of Man Who Ate the Scroll, is organized as an atlas and retraces for the first time Macuga's career from 1993 to the present day.

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

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Cally Spooner: On False Tears And Outsourcing

Isbn 9781942607342
Publisher New Museum
Idea code 16448
€ 25.85

The live performances of British artist Cally Spooner (born 1983) consider the ways in which labor and communication make demands on our bodies. Spooner engages actors, vocalists, dancers and musicians who collectively interrogate gesture and language. The artist’s 2016 exhibition at the New Museum, 'Cally Spooner: On False Tears and Outsourcing', marks an important shift in her live performances, extending their duration to the length of a museum exhibition. The choreography is structured according to the logic of corporate development meetings, and appropriates gestures from both romantic movies and competitive contact sports.

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

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Andra Ursuta: Alps

Isbn 9781942607328
Publisher New Museum
Idea code
€ 25.85

Combining formal innovation with dark humour and social commentary, the work of Romanian-born artist Andra Ursuta (born 1979) uses parody and blasphemy to expose power dynamics, probe the vulnerability of the human body and examine modes of desire. Ursuta’s sculptures and installations engage a visual language that weaves an art-historical homage with a homespun, anarchic sensibility. Ursuta has lived in the US since the late 1990s, but many of the facets of her upbringing – from occult folk traditions to nationalist propaganda – resonate throughout her work. This volume, the artist’s first catalogue, marks her 2016 solo exhibition at the New Museum.

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


Nicole Eisenman: Al-ugh-ories

Isbn 9781942607311
Publisher New Museum
Idea code
€ 25.85

Brooklyn-based artist Nicole Eisenman (born 1965) combines the imaginative with the lucid, the absurd with the banal, and the stereotypical with the countercultural and queer. In her narrative compositions she draws equally from art history and popular culture, making way for accessible and humorous, yet also critical and poignant images of contemporary life. Gathering a body of work produced over the last two decades, Nicole Eisenman: Al-ugh-ories marks the artist’s 2016 exhibition at the New Museum and dedicates special attention to the symbolic nature of her depictions of individuals and groups.

92 p, ills colour & bw, 18 x 23 cm, pb, English


Arie Altena Wat Is Community Art

Isbn 9789080179370
Publisher V2
Idea code 16431
€ 9.90

Er wordt de laatste jaren vaak gesteld dat er in de hedendaagse westerse kunst een sociale wending heeft plaatsgevonden. Het gaat niet langer om kunst om de kunst, niet om kunst als uitdrukking van de persoonlijke visie van een eenling, maar om kunst (of projecten) die mensen (en dingen) samenbrengen en zo de wereld veranderen. Tot op zekere hoogte is deze sociale wending terug te voeren op het verlangen naar ‘gemeenschap’ dat veel kunstenaars eigen lijkt te zijn. De filosofische opvattingen van de gemeenschap en het sociale raken aan de preoccupaties van kunstenaars die zich met het sociale bezighouden.

74 p, , 11 x 17 cm, pb, Dutch


Rosalyn Drexler: Who Does She Think She Is?

Isbn 9781941366097
Publisher Gregory R. Miller & Co.
Idea code 16445
€ 58.80

Rosalyn Drexler has always moved between worlds. In the late 1950s and early ’60s, she showed sculpture at New York’s Reuben Gallery, a gathering place for artists like Allan Kaprow and Claes Oldenburg who combined installation and performance with traditional media. In addition to a comprehensive selection of Drexler’s major paintings, this book also recovers the artist’s early sculptures, recently rediscovered and not exhibited since 1960. Documentation of Drexler’s performances and theatrical work, photographs evoking her role in the downtown New York scene and a selection of her books present her work across multiple mediums, offering a comprehensive look at Drexler’s varied career.

240 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 27 cm, hb, English

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Mark Flood: Gratest Hits

Isbn 9781933619590
Publisher Contemp. Arts Museum Houston
Idea code 16446
€ 47.05

'Mark Flood: Gratest Hits' is the first survey of the work of Houston-based artist Mark Flood (born 1957) dating from the 1970s to 2016. Described by The New York Times as a “painter and punk propagandist,” Flood has, despite remaining barely visible at the museum level, maintained an active and influential career for decades in painting and, increasingly, exhibition practice, producing work characterized by deep wisdom and trenchant humour.

208 p, ills colour, 22 x 28 cm, pb, English

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Miss Van - El Viento En Mi Pelo

Isbn 9788494435461
Publisher Cac Malaga
Idea code 16378
€ 25.60

Born in Toulouse, Miss Van is considered one of the best-known painters of the graffiti scene. In her work, which has moved from urban canvases into galleries over the years, hair is a device that keeps the artist in touch with her emotions: its manifestations display different sides of the same person. Hair forms a protective halo around her muses, who are simultaneously innocent in appearance yet perverse in their poses and attitudes, while animal masks and garish costumes add mystery and subtly. As such, her work represents both stereotypical and realistic aspects of feminine nature. This exhibition and catalogue is devoted to recent paintings produced in the last three years.

100 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 25 cm, pb, Spanish/English

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Pilar Albarracin - Ritos De Fiesta Y Sangre

Isbn 9788494435454
Publisher Cac Malaga
Idea code 16380
€ 32.30

Known for her performances, video works, drawings, photography, and interactive sculptural installations, Pilar Albarracín chooses symbols of popular culture and adopts a specific stance towards them, using imagery thick with timeworn clichés and thus also opening dialogues that question their authenticity. Her focus is on the cultural construction of Spanish identity, especially that of the Spanish woman, and her representations are often highly theatrical and full of parodies. Like the exhibition at CAC Málaga, this catalogue presents a selection of moments in Albarracín’s recent work. Seemingly disparate in nature, the works are united by their didactic nature.

122 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 25 cm, pb, Spanish/English


In Terms Of Painting

Isbn 9783957633095
Publisher Revolver Publishing
Idea code 16419
€ 23.35

Rooted in the international conference “Hidden Forces: ‘Painting in the 1960s and 1970s” (MMK Frankfurt, 2013), this book reconsiders the role of painting through essays that examine its presence and practice in this defining period of postmodernism. As such, “painting” can be seen as an embattled parameter in an evolving anti-formalist discourse, a parallel activity within an artist’s oeuvre, or as conceptually integrated in another medium. Besides a reconsideration of artists like Donald Judd, John Baldessari, and Robert Morris, it provides in-depth analyses of lesser-known artistic positions, and of those whose relation to painting has remained largely unexplored until now.

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

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J.c. Ebbinge Wubben - Museumdirecteur Met Een Missie 1945-1978

Isbn 9789069182926
Publisher Boijmans Van Beuningen
Idea code
€ 20.00

J.C. Ebbinge Wubben werd in mei 1945, kort na de bevrijding van Nederland, waarnemend directeur van Museum Boymans, zoals het toen nog heette. Het was de bedoeling dat hij die functie tijdelijk zou bekleden, maar het liep anders. Pas op 31 maart 1978 legde hij de directeurstaak neer. Hij had vanaf het begin torenhoge ambities. Zijn streven was om Rotterdam nationaal en internationaal cultureel op de kaart te zetten, met snel wisselende toptentoonstellingen en een vaste collectie van hoog niveau. Daarnaast wilde hij het museum laagdrempeliger maken voor het publiek. In deze Boijmans Studie wordt het ambitieuze beleid van Ebbinge Wubben onder de loep gelegd. Is zijn missie geslaagd?

112 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, Dutch


Michaela Fruhwirth - Latent Image

Isbn 9789491843648
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 16397
€ 25.00

According to the essay by Manuela Ammer, the drawing practice of Michaela Frühwirth “responds to sites where the balance of matter and energy is negotiated, where physical force has acted on or is acting on its surroundings.” It can be thought of as a negotiation of matter and energy, through works in which tons of rock detritus is transformed into a delicate web of abstract lines, or where the structure of a hydroelectric dam is detailed in countless graphite strokes. Five of Frühwirth’s seemingly monolithic drawings are reproduced in this artists’ book on fold-out pages and through installation views. With additional texts by Raviv Ganchrow and Maaike Lauwaert.

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

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Qiu Zhijie Unicorns In A Blueprint

Isbn 9789491435447
Publisher Witte De With
Idea code 16372
€ 20.00

This small book presents the large-scale maps made by Chinese artist Qiu Zhijie and departs from Blueprints, an exhibition at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam. To produce his maps and diagrams, the artist drew from major political and historical narratives, charting new paths, centres, nodes, and relationships, and scrutinizing the mutable boundaries that outline histories of world thought. The publication offers a reading on four works, and features essays from contemporary thinkers like Charles Esche, Chus Martínez, Eugene Y. Wang, and Bik Van der Pol. Inserted in the book is a foldout reproduction of Qiu Zhijie’s intricate Map of the Third World.

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

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Under The Clouds: From Paranoia To The Digital Sublime

Isbn 9789727393206
Publisher Serralves
Idea code 16409
€ 36.60

Since the second half of the twentieth century, we have lived under the shadow of two clouds: the mushroom cloud of the atomic bomb, and now the cloud of information networks. How did the symbol of post-war paranoia become the utopian metaphor for today’s interconnected world? 'Under the Clouds' presents the interrelated effects and affects of these two clouds on life and work, leisure and love, and on images, bodies and minds. With contributions by Thomas Hirschhorn, Sean Landers, Metahaven, Seth Price, João Ribas, Frances Stark, Hito Steyerl, and Stan VanDerBeek.

300 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 28 cm, pb, Portuguese/English

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Silvestre Pestana: Tecnoforma

Isbn 9789727393367
Publisher Serralves
Idea code 16408
€ 38.70

The Serralves Museum presents the first major exhibition dedicated to Silvestre Pestana (1949, Madeira). Over the last five decades, Pestana has built up an oeuvre as a visual artist, poet and performer. First associated with a group of experimental poets in the 1960s, Pestana went on to become a pioneer of performance and video art in Portugal, whose work addresses the connections between technology and art — from early computing, to virtually reality and drones. This book offers a crucial insight into the influence of experimental poetry in Pestana’s work, with an overview of the artist’s career.

260 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 32 cm, pb, Portuguese/English

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Frontier Imaginaries Edition No 1

Isbn 9789082564907
Publisher Frontier
Idea code 16424
€ 12.00

The frontier marks the point at which the soaring ideals of modernity touch ground, indicating how the “outside” was produced, exploited, and policed through colonialism. Frontier Imaginaries is a research and art commissioning project dedicated to studying the ongoing significance of the frontier in the global era. Launching from the standpoint of the settler-colony, the project touches various cities around the globe. In each edition contributors participate in remapping the global dramas of property and progress, seeking to challenge their precepts in the process. This first volume compiles materials from two exhibitions in Brisbane with new essays and interviews.

208 p, ills colour & bw, 13 x 21 cm, pb, English

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Agnes Denes - Work 1969-2013

Isbn 9788867491636
Publisher Mousse Publishing
Idea code 16363
€ 37.65

Born in Budapest, Denes lived in Stockholm from the age of nine, before spending her teenage years, from 1954 on, in New York, where she still lives and works today. Since the late 1960s, Agnes Denes has combined a conceptual approach to drawing and printmaking with interventions in the natural and urban environment, which were altogether pioneering in terms of her ecological origins and scope. “Although I deal with difficult concepts, my work remains visual. The process of ‘visualization’ is double important since aspects of the work explore invisible systems, underlying structures, and patterns inherent in our existence,” Denes said in 1978. This catalogue provides incontrovertible evidence to the statement.

264 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 32 cm, pb, French/English

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