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New Titles in Art 30 May 2017
Yvonne Rainer - Moving And Being Moved

Isbn 9789491843884
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 17272
EUR 28.30

Edited by Yvonne Rainer, this selection of texts and images by Rainer and various authors offers a retrospective portrait of her work, focusing on some of her most notable performances and projects from both the late 1960s (‘Trio A’, ‘The Mind Is a Muscle’) and since her return to dance with the White Oak Dance Project in 2000. Rainer is known for her challengingly experimental and sometimes minimalist work as a dancer, choreographer, and filmmaker, which spearheaded the rise of postmodern dance. An essay by Rainer frames things from the perspective of an ageing dancer who is aware of her physical limitations. With a conversation between Rainer and dancer Trisha Brown.

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

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Peter Doig: Studiofilmclub

Isbn 9788494619021
Publisher Cac Malaga
Idea code 17218
EUR 59.80

Published with the first exhibition in Spain of work by Scottish figurative painter Peter Doig, a highly sought after artist who has earned a reputation as a “contemporary classic”, this catalogue brings together 166 works of Doig’s signature alternative worlds and magical dreams, perceptions where fantasy blurs with recollections, photographs, and images from his memory. Doig’s paintings are fuelled by his highly sophisticated manner of interweaving different references, and his dual passion for music and cinema forms the central theme of this presentation at CAC Málaga, which features the posters he made for his film club, based on his particular interpretation of each movie.

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

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Steve Carr - Variations For Troubled Hands

Isbn 9780995358638
Publisher Perimeter Editions
Idea code 17255
EUR 38.25

Leveraging the long history of hands in art and film – from the fetishistic symbolism of Surrealists Man Ray, Salvador Dalí, and Luis Buñuel, to the nonchalant minimalism of choreographer and experimental filmmaker Yvonne Rainer – prominent New Zealand artist Steve Carr's Variations for Troubled Hands lifts its title from an imagined technical manual for ballerinas. Featuring more than 200 photographs of Cadence – a teenage ballet prodigy apprenticed to the Royal New Zealand Ballet – Carr's debut book presents a serial composition in 12 parts, choreographed and performed by fingers, forearms, tendons, palms, wrists and thumbs.

528 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 21 cm, pb, English

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Na Kim - Set (Revised Edition)

Isbn 9789491843914
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 17227
EUR 30.85

Updated reprint in black of a book featuring a collection of Na Kim’s work from 2006 to 2015 published on the occasion of her fourth solo exhibition, SET (named after this publication) at DOOSAN Gallery New York, from October 8 to November 5, 2015. For this book, fragments of her works are set in more or less personal categories, taking on a form reminiscent of a sample book. In contrast with the first edition, published before the show’s opening, this book also contains images of the actual exhibition and a text by Jae Seok Kim.

136 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 30 cm, pb, Korean/English

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Isbn 9783946848004
Publisher Grass Publishers
Idea code 17232
EUR 30.65

The use of typography in art can convey an unmistakable presence that visually communicates a desired idea or attitude. But besides being a carrier of information or visual expression, it can also serve as a decorative element. For the fourteen artists in this book, including Ed Ruscha, Fiona Banner, Shannon Ebner, Liam Gillick, Tsang Kin-Wah, and Rose Nolan, it is a fundamental tool. Intentionally or not, this leads to the emergence of an individual “handwriting” in their work. According to Tino Graß, art and visual communication employ the same tools, which leads to similar or identical forms of expression. The artists and works he has interviewed and gathered reflect an outstanding typographic quality.

256 p, ills colour & bw, 12 x 16 cm, pb, German/English

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The Painted Bird - Dreams And Nightmares Of Europe

Isbn 9789492095367
Publisher Valiz
Idea code 17237
EUR 25.70

Europe, are we dancing on a volcano again? Are renewed nationalism, xenophobia, the distrust of politics and democracy, the arrival of refugees, and economic insecurity preparing us for a terrible meltdown? It is well possible. It should give us hope for this project, since the best art is produced on the verge of despair. This book chronicles the creation of 'The Painted Bird', a colossal, collaborative mural painting created in Marres, House for Contemporary Culture, in Maastricht. Made by 19 artists, the painting will cover the entire interior of Marres, with beautiful and frightening impressions of Europe.

224 p, ills colour, 17 x 24 cm, pb, English

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Being Public How Art Creates The Public (Making Public)

Isbn 9789492095282
Publisher Valiz
Idea code 17252
EUR 19.90

'Being Public' is an anthology of essays investigating, from different perspectives, the notion of "public". "Public" is one of the most issued categories in current debates on culture, yet the notion itself remains largely un-reflected. The meaning of both "art publics" and "public space" have become complex in a time where boundaries between public and private are shifting, and where "the public" actually comprises different groups of changing composition and identity. What does it mean to be public today? And what is the role of art in constituting both "public space" as well as "a public"? Taking these questions as a starting point, the book aims to create a better understanding of the relationships between art and the notion of the public.

200 p, ills bw, 17 x 22 cm, pb, English

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Compassion A Paradox In Art And Society (Making Public)

Isbn 9789492095299
Publisher Valiz
Idea code 17251
EUR 20.45

This publication was developed in close collaboration with artist Rini Hurkmans, initiator of a conceptual art work called the 'Flag of Compassion'. The book aims to show what space an artwork can occupy in the public domain, as well as a network of philosophical notions, art theory, societal institutions, collective identity formation and individual experience. Through its hybrid character it wants to form a case study for a new form of art analysis. Simultaneously, it deals with the social effectivity of art and questions how art nowadays can be relevant on a social and political level.

156 p, ills in b&w, 17 x 22 cm, pb, English

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Megan Francis Sullivan - The Bathers (Inverted)

Isbn 9789491843907
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 17238
EUR 18.50

This book extends from Megan Francis Sullivan’s 2016 exhibition at Kunsthalle Bern, titled ‘The Unanswered Question’. Its format refers to a publication by Ian Wilson from 1984, which also appeared at Kunsthalle Bern. Offering a showcase of her recent series of “inverted” Cezanne paintings, this poetic object likewise gives a nod to the institutional framework of conceptual art, interweaving specific references to suggest the future negotiability of history. The publication has been designed by the artist together with HIT, and includes a text by Anne Rorimer.

48 p, ills colour, 14 x 22 cm, pb, English

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Jos De Gruyter & Harald Thys - 30 Jahre Kunst

Isbn 9789491843891
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 17228
EUR 18.50

The eighth instalment in Kunstverein München’s ‘Companion’ series, this “Verkaufskatalog” contains images, prices, material descriptions, and gallery designations for each of the works by artists Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys included in the exhibition ‘30 Jahre Kunst’. The diverse spectrum of the duo’s collaborative practice – drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs, kinetic objects, and videos – is represented over the book’s 192 pages, all printed in black and white. In addition, a number of lost, destroyed, or forgotten works are featured, as well as new works that were specially commissioned for the exhibition.

192 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 30 cm, pb, German/English

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Antony Gormley - Living Room

Isbn 9789491245183
Publisher Xavier Hufkens
Idea code 17235
EUR 33.15

Encounters with Antony Gormley’s practice can be seen as a search for the meaning of the human figure. Yet his oeuvre possesses a far more stringent, radical, and systemised nucleus. Gormley’s earliest pieces were casts of his own body, though they are copies that are neither self-portraits nor portraits. Instead, they represent an area or a space that divests the bodily form from both the individual and the physical. He operates not in biology and psychology, but rather geometry and architecture, and as this catalogue demonstrates, such figures also comfortably inhabit the white cube. The publication includes a conversation with the artist and Benno Tempel.

136 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 29 cm, hb, English

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Bigert & Bergstroem: Works 1986-2016

Isbn 9789188031464
Publisher Art And Theory Publishing
Idea code 17243
EUR 50.90

Swedish artists Mats Bigert and Lars Bergström first began their creative partnership in 1986, and have since become internationally recognised for a wide range of art projects ranging from large-scale sculptures and installations to performance and film. The duo is known to analyse current societal and environmental issues, often using humour as a tool. They tend to focus on scientific, climate-related and social issues, and the intersection between these things. This detailed monograph covers their entire artistic oeuvre, from its very beginnings to the present moment – a wealth of material that allows for an in-depth examination of their practice and its continuing relevance.

356 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 25 cm, hb, English

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History Unfolds - Contemporary Art Meets History

Isbn 9789188031488
Publisher Art And Theory Publishing
Idea code 17197
EUR 26.00

For this international art exhibition, the Swedish History Museum invited artists to engage with its research and cultural history collections through their work. The project problematizes notions of history, making the invisible visible and addressing highly relevant issues regarding how history and cultural heritage are shaped and used. The accompanying publication comprises a presentation of the artworks in the exhibition, as well as articles by scholars from different fields who probe and reveal hidden structures and unfold new insights. The participating artists include Dušica Dražic, Elisabeth Bucht, Hiwa K, Jananne Al-Ani, Algün Ringborg, and Minna L. Henriksson, among others.

248 p, ills colour, 17 x 24 cm, pb, Swedish/English

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Theory Arts Practices

Isbn 9789491444395
Publisher Artez Press
Idea code 17208
EUR 25.60

Theoretical concepts are important in contemporary art practice. The ongoing and fascinating discussion of exactly what role theory should play, and the influence of theory on art practice, are at the heart of this collection. By presenting the seemingly simple question ‘Why, what and how theory?’ to a range of people who are involved in international art education in the realm of fine art and performing art, this book provides an inventory of current opinions in this area.

208 p, ills bw, 15 x 22 cm, pb, English

Notes On Ghosts Disputes And Killer Bodies

Isbn 9789491400315
Publisher Design Academy Eindhoven
Idea code 17168
EUR 7.20

At the Salon del Mobile 2017, Design Academy Eindhoven shows #TVclerici, a live TV studio where media is presented in the making. It is an experiment with facts and fiction, props and performance, as well as individual bodies and objects. An alternative reality is created for a world of designed fakery, from biometrics, cybernetics, and GPS fences, to gendered architecture and the era of khaki. This small book takes a behind-the-scenes look to reveal the underlying conversations, inspirations, controversies, narratives, and points of view. In addition, it uncovers how the positions taken by the students connect to what is going on in the world, beyond the safe confines of the academy.

110 p, ills colour & bw, 11 x 18 cm, pb, English

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The Incantation Of The Disquieting Muse - On Divinity, Supra-Realities Or The Exorcisement Of Witchery

Isbn 9783941644953
Publisher The Green Box
Idea code 17221
EUR 21.00

How do "witchery" phenomena and practices manifest within cultural, economical, political, religious, and scientific spaces in Africa and beyond? This publication is a compendium to the exhibition project and public programme 'The Incantation of the Disquieting Muse...' curated by Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung and Elena Agudio at SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin, in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut South Africa in the framework of the project 'African Futures'. Through an exhibition and a series of "Invocations", the project considered "witchery" as an epistemological space and a medium of continuities between the African continent and its Diaspora.

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

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Saadane Afif - Fountain 1917 Fontaine 1917 Fontane 1917

Isbn 9783906217093
Publisher B. Frank Books
Idea code 17226
EUR 49.75

French conceptual artist Saâdane Afif has gathered hundreds of postcards picturing fountains, thereby constructing an almost daily history of the year 1917. With the development in the early 20th century of mechanical pumps and indoor plumbing, even the most provincial European town could boast a fountain that was no longer functional but purely decorative. Afif connects these advancements to parallel progress in photography and its reproduction, as well as the expansion of the postal service. Altogether, the book with its fascinating mementos of correspondence becomes a keen reflection on the initial stages of globalisation as we know it today. With a text by Tacita Dean.

272 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, French/German/English

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Paul Hendrikse: The Ideal Form

Isbn 9780992903985
Publisher Occasional Papers
Idea code 17274
EUR 11.85

'The Ideal Form' is the latest manifestation of an ongoing body of work by the Antwerp-based artist Paul Hendrikse. As with Hendrikse’s related installations, performances, and printed works, the book considers the complex legacy of Lode Craeybeckx, the mayor of Antwerp who oversaw the city’s rapid expansion from 1946 until his death in 1976. Among his many initiatives, Craeybeckx was instrumental in turning the Middelheim park outside of Antwerp into the world-class sculpture museum it is today. Sampling the Middelheim’s collection allows Hendrikse to chart the intricate relations between modernist form, the politics of postwar reconstruction, and the various performances involved in collecting, displaying, and looking at ‘public’ sculpture.

62 p, ills colour & bw, 12 x 20 cm, pb, English

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Mels Van Zutphen - The Speed Of Light

Isbn 9789492051257
Publisher The Eriskay Connection
Idea code 17239
EUR 18.50

In September 2011, in an underground laboratory in Italy, researchers could not quite believe what they were seeing. They recorded tiny particles (neurtinos) fired from another lab in Switzerland, seven hundred kilometres away, arriving sooner than expected. Sooner even than a beam of light would have done! Visual artist and filmmaker Mels van Zutphen, fascinated by science and technology, decided to create an artistic and slightly ironic visual statement on these scientific events. He followed the track of the neutrinos from Cern to Gran Sasso by car in twelve days. A neutrino only needs 0,0024 seconds to travel this distance.

26 , ills colour & bw, 14 x 22 cm, leporello, English

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Artists On Hanne Darboven

Isbn 9780944521823
Publisher Dia Art Foundation
Idea code 17210
EUR 16.35

'Artists on Hanne Darboven' is the first installment in a series culled from Dia Art Foundation’s 'Artists on Artists' lectures, focused on German conceptual artist Hanne Darboven. Established in 2001, the lecture series highlights the work of modern and contemporary artists from the perspective of their colleagues and peers.The inaugural 'Artists on Artists' title is published in conjunction with the opening of Darboven’s 1980–83 installation “Kulturgeschichte 1880–1983” (“Cultural History 1880–1983”) at Dia:Chelsea in New York City,

136 p, ills colour, 13 x 18 cm, pb, English

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Wondrous Machine. The Sun On The Flag - Assaf Iglesias

Isbn 9788493968229
Publisher Cabeza De Chorlito
Idea code 17107
EUR 2.50

As Rubén Suárez has said, the sheer originality that manifests in the oeuvre of Assaf Iglesias stems from its very personal figurative iconography in which fantasy and reality are intertwined. Rich in details and precise in its execution, these pieces lean towards a lucid self-consciousness whose signification takes us into the personal and enigmatic universe of the artist. In this book, Iglesias recounts how, at age eighteen, he discovered the San Diego Air and Space Museum and fell in love with the aircraft he saw there – “beautiful machines”, as he describes them. Years later, he travelled to Seattle, using some old Polaroid film to make pictures at the Boeing Museum and in the city.

96 p, ills colour & bw, 13 x 23 cm, hb, Spanish/French/English

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Evelyn Taocheng Wang - Unintended Experience

Isbn 9782955948606
Publisher After 8 Books
Idea code 17150
EUR 16.60

Published on the occasion of the exhibition ‘Evelyn Taocheng Wang: Allegory of Transience’ at De Hallen Haarlem in 2017, this slim monograph comprises a collection of diary-like texts previously posted by the artist on her Facebook page. The subject is the aesthetic, intellectual, and sentimental experiences she had as an undercover transgender masseuse in a massage parlour in Amsterdam, some of which are also quite humorous. Vicariously, we meet the workers at the salon and a variety of clientele seeking to fulfil different needs. It goes without saying that inaccuracies of language are an integral part of the narrative. A series of watercolours accompanies and illustrates the texts.

34 p, ills colour, 20 x 28 cm, pb, English

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