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New Titles in Art & Essays 25 September 2017
F.R.DAVID Autumn 2017 Recognition

Isbn 9780995713338
Publisher Uh Books / Kw Institute
Idea code 17416
EUR 10.70

Each issue of ‘F.R. David’ features a wide array of artists and writers and a unique theme. This fourteenth release features “The Labor of the Inhuman” by Reza Negarestani, “Vaster than Empires and More Slow” by Ursula K. Le Guin, poems by Ralph Hotere, and “The Companion Species Manifesto” by Donna Haraway. Further, Zoe Todd investigates indigenous relationships to fish in Canada, while Ayesha Siddiqi writes about the growth of online communities for marginalised groups, plus contributions by Aurelia Armstrong, Kosen Ohtsubo, Ian White, Eileen Myles, Marcel Broodthaers, Witold Gombrowicz, Ian McCammon, Noam Chomsky, Gilles Deleuze, and more.

254 p, ills bw, 12 x 19 cm, pb, English

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Kara Walker - MCMXCIX

Isbn 9789491843990
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 17403
EUR 24.70

Kara Walker began this sketchbook in Munich in 1999, when she was 29 years old. Like most sketchbooks it served as a portal between the real world and the realm of her imagination. Although it was never intended to be shared, nevertheless quite a bit of “work” came out of this particular book, including the installation ‘Insurrection! (Our Tools Were Rudimentary, Yet We Pressed On)’, which is in the collection of the Guggenheim Museum. However, that is an exception to the rule. For the most part the pages in this sketchbook reflect uneasy, unrefined, unfinished thoughts and anxieties, written and drawn with no objectives, no ulterior motives, and no filters.

212 p, ills colour, 15 x 23 cm, pb, English

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Aglaia Konrad - Schaubuch: Skulptur (Looking At Sculpture)

Isbn 9789492811028
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 17429
EUR 20.60

The photographs in this publication, taken by Austrian photographer Aglaia Konrad between 2010 and 2017 in numerous museums throughout Europe, share an interest in “sculptural architecture”. Although she is widely known for pictures that explore urban space in large cities, here Konrad focuses on the spatial display of sculpture. The approach allows her, together with the viewer, to read these scenes and the portrayed objects with unrestricted freedom in terms of subjective interpretation.

192 p, ills bw, 13 x 20 cm, pb, English

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Marjan Teeuwen - Destroyed House

Isbn 9789492095374
Publisher Valiz
Idea code 17415
EUR 30.35

Marjan Teeuwen creates large-scale architectural installations in buildings that are subsequently demolished following her interventions. She disrupts the materials of construction and structure and builds new artistic images in which floors are tilted, walls are removed, and stacks of debris either run rampant or are painstakingly ordered into architectural sculptures. Constructive forces go hand in hand with destruction and decay in Teeuwen’s work. This book presents several installations from her ‘Destroyed House’ series, including the recent project ‘Destroyed House Gaza’. By choosing to work in occupied territory, Teeuwen allows the socio-political context to penetrate her method.

160 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 33 cm, pb, Dutch/English

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Rafael Rozendaal Everything Always Everywhere

Isbn 9789492095305
Publisher Valiz
Idea code 17367
EUR 25.70

'Everything, Always Everywhere' is a book made in close collaboration with the artist Rafaël Rozendaal. Rozendaal's body of work is much broader than his well-known websites, and spans across different media; from the digital to physical and the textual. All these manifestations have one thing in common: they stem from a fascination with moving images and interactivity in its most basic form. The digital is the starting point for all Rozendaal’s work, even his physical work stems from a digital way of thinking. This book reflects on the change that his work has undergone in recent years; looking at both his own evolution as an artist, and the technological progress that has influenced digital art in general.

320 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, English/Japanese

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Mark Manders - Rokin Fountain

Isbn 9789492811004
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 17427
EUR 23.15

This publication is about a newly placed sculptural fountain that Dutch artist Mark Manders designed for the city of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Besides texts and images covering the history of the fountain's central location in the city, and the entire process of its creation, the book also includes an essay by Maria Barnas about movement in the work of Manders. An impression of the final result, photographed by Jan Kempenaers, completes the portrait of this new public work.

64 p, ills colour, 21 x 28 cm, pb, English

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Rene Magritte - The Revealing Image

Isbn 9789491819735
Publisher Ludion
Idea code 17412
EUR 41.05

The Surrealists made abundant use of photography, and some even devoted themselves to it entirely. But Magritte never considered himself a 'photographer' – he reserved this practice for special moments and specific uses: family photos, models for paintings and advertising work, photos of paintings in progress, and scenes improvised with friends. Nevertheless, Magritte's photographs and films are closely related to his paintings and demonstrate a similar methos in their grasp on reality.

272 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 30 cm, hb, English

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Wim Delvoye - Studies For Cloaca (2005-2010)

Isbn 9789079541072
Publisher Rectapublishers
Idea code 17409
EUR 49.75

It is widely known that Belgian neo-conceptual artist Wim Delvoye focuses much of his work on the body. Repeatedly linking the attractive with the repulsive, he creates work that expresses inherent contradictions, as well as commentary on both technological advancement and consumerism. The artist’s ongoing, multifaceted Cloaca project encompasses a substantial collection of hundreds of drawings and sketches of everything from individual Cloaca machines and issued shares, bonds, and certificates, to ironic packaging designs based on familiar logos, advertising figures, and corporate emblems, and even renderings of the Cloaca factory’s celestial gates.

174 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 30 cm, hb, English

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Extra Extra 9 (Nouveau Magazine Erotique)

Isbn 22140581
Publisher Extra Extra
Idea code 17420
EUR 15.45

Extra Extra ‘Nouveau Magazine Erotique’ is the ultimate sensual experience, bringing to you intimate interviews with some of the most desirable men and women we know, escorted by emerging essays and sweltering visual imagery in 176 pages. Lose yourself in the stories of a fiery imaginative city life while Extra Extra unveils the hidden pleasures of Cape Town, Antwerp, London, Winnipeg, Moscow, Tehran, Hamburg, Amsterdam and New York. With contributions by Nico Krijno, Laure Prouvost, Sarah Anne Johnson, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Nikolay Bakharev, Kahlil Joseph, Michael Portnoy, and Celia Hempton, among others.

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

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Cory Arcangel: The Source Digest

Isbn 9780996636087
Publisher Arcangel Surfware
Idea code
EUR 26.70

'The Source Digest', a paperback collection of issues 1–10 of 'The Source' (2013–the present), gathers Brooklyn-based artist Cory Arcangel’s (born 1978) ongoing archival zine project of annotated computer source code from software-based works of the past 15 years.

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


Ray Johnson

Isbn 9781944929114
Publisher Matthew Marks Gallery
Idea code 17423
EUR 53.50

Though his work resists efforts to pin it down, Johnson can be said to have found a particularly useful medium in collage. Collage allowed Johnson to reflect—but also to participate in – the modern collision of visual and verbal information that only became more frenzied as the 20th century wore on. This volume collects 42 collages made by Johnson between 1966 and 1994, most never exhibited or published before, with a new essay by writer Brian Gooch, who first came into contact with Johnson when he began receiving unsolicited mail art shortly before the artist’s death.

192 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 23 cm, hb, English

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Daniel Eatock - Pens Paper

Isbn 9780987526809
Publisher Formist
Idea code 17380
EUR 41.10

British artist and designer Daniel Eatock creates concept-driven pieces that explore the recording of actions. For twenty years he has repurposed the conventional tools of graphic design – coloured felt-tip pens and white paper – to produce his most distinctive work. Working in series, Eatock rests the nibs of pens on stacks of paper, which over time produces abstract, organic sequences that range from bright dots to bleeding pools of intense colour. By devising mechanisms to systematically create art, he controls the execution but embraces chance in an experimental approach. With an essay by Andrew Blauvelt, this fine book is the first dedicated survey of Eatock’s felt-tip prints.

306 p, ills colour, 15 x 22 cm, hb, English

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The Lure Of The Biographical - On The (Self-) Representation Of Modern Artists (Vis-A-Vis)

Isbn 9789492095251
Publisher Valiz
Idea code 17402
EUR 30.35

'The Lure of the Biographical' focuses on the relationship between the work and the personal image of artists. The book explores how artists use their (biographic) image in order to make a name for themselves, and how other parties, such as critics, art historians, and art dealers, make connections between personal lives and bodies of work. Through detailed case studies of the image and work of Auguste Rodin, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Francis Bacon, the book demonstrates which mechanisms and strategies are at play in creating the artist's image, and, in addition, proposes a model for research into questions of (self)representation.

448 p, ills bw, 17 x 23 cm, pb, English

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Lost And Living (In) Archives Collectively Shaping New Memories (Making Public)

Isbn 9789492095268
Publisher Valiz
Idea code 17439
EUR 19.90

An archive is a collection of documents and records that is preserved for historical purposes. As such, an archive is considered a site of the past, a place that contains traces of a collective memory of a nation, a people, or a group. Digital archives have changed from stable entities into flexible systems, referred to with the term "Living Archives". But in which ways has this change affected our relationship to the past, present, and future? Will the erased, forgotten, and neglected be redeemed, and new memories be allowed? Lost and Living (in) Archives shows that an archive is not simply a recording, a reflection, or an image of an event, but that it shapes the event itself and thus influences both present and past.

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

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Manabu Ikeda The Birth Of Rebirth

Isbn 9784861526305
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 17400
EUR 19.80

Three years in the making in the United States, Manabu Ikeda’s work ‘Rebirth’ travelled across the ocean two months after its completion for its Japanese unveiling, drawing thousands of visitors to his birthplace of Saga, following which it was shown at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa. Despite being overwhelmed by the frenzied media coverage and interviews, Ikeda witnessed first-hand the impact the work had on people. In this book he takes time to reflect anew on the circumstances that gave rise to ‘Rebirth’, not least the unprecedented devastation caused by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, which occurred at the start of his US residency.

208 p, ills colour & bw, 13 x 19 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Claude Closky Barking And Meowing

Isbn 9781939901095
Publisher Ac Books
Idea code 17414
EUR 22.40

Using site-specific installations, drawings, collages, videos, and websites, Claude Closky is known for his commentary on the spectacle of capitalist consumerism. Immediately recognisable for its political conscience and straightforward formal vocabulary, his work elicits debate, analysis of artistic production, communication, and issues of representation. This publication, appearing in conjunction with an exhibition at AC Institute in New York, extensively examines Closky’s practice and artworks, wherein art theorist and artist Holly Crawford surveys the artist’s oeuvre, from its anonymous beginnings in the streets of Paris and New York to his recent installations.

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

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Mohamed Bourouissa (Kamel Mennour)

Isbn 9782914171632
Publisher Kamel Mennour
Idea code 17386
EUR 33.15

Since 2003, Franco-Algerian artist Mohamed Bourouissa has been developing a multidisciplinary practice rooted in social reality, working primarily with representations of a contemporary urban environment. This catalogue is published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Barnes Foundation that gathers his most significant works to date and features approximately 85 works, including drawings, photos, costumes, sculptures, and a video. Bourouissa is interested in the stereotypes associated with geographic and social spaces, a perspective which is further illuminated in this publication in a conversation with the artist and Okwui Enwezor.

280 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 27 cm, pb, French/English

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Rob Pruitt's Ebay Flea Market - Year 1

Isbn 9788899058098
Publisher Bruno
Idea code 17388
EUR 22.10

The subject of this book entails an unconventional autobiography. Retracing one year in the life of American post-conceptual artist Rob Pruitt through the everyday objects and personal belongings that he once loved and used, then felt he no longer needed, it emerges as an extension of the actual flea markets he has been organising since the early 1990s. This particular collection of items, sold on eBay between 2013 and 2014, unearths precious fragments of Pruitt’s life, while also revealing the most material desires of an artist known for his highly personal and biographical work across diverse mediums like painting, installation, and sculpture.

296 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 22 cm, pb, English

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Alex Israel: Self-Portraits

Isbn 9781938560255
Publisher Karma, New York
Idea code
EUR 44.80

Alex lsrael’s series of 'Self-Portraits' were developed through the evolution of a logo based on the artist's profile – an iconic representation of facial features that calls to mind the famous silhouette of Alfred Hitchcock – originally created for the video piece 'As It Lays', a campy work of talk show–style interviews for which Israel cast himself as host. Made with the same techniques used for manufacturing surfboards, and produced at the Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, the sculptures, through the very process of their production, reflect on the context of Los Angeles, the culture of hedonism, and the cult of personality from which they spring.

256 p, ills colour, 15 x 21 cm, hb, English


Dan Graham: Two-Way Mirror Cylinder Inside Cube And A Video Salon

Isbn 9780944521830
Publisher Dia Art Foundation
Idea code
EUR 29.80

This video and publication are based on Dan Graham’s (born 1942) 'Rooftop Urban Park Project', which opened as an extended exhibition at Dia Center for the Arts in 1991. Re-released as a DVD and packaged with the original 1992 publication, this title includes an essay by the artist and a 20-minute video.

156 p, ills bw, 10 x 18 cm, pb, English


The New Existentialism

Isbn 9782840669623
Publisher Les Presses Du Reel
Idea code 17433
EUR 22.10

Bringing together scholars from France and the United States, this reader discusses the recent paradigmatic shifts from anthropocentric theories toward new models of realism, objectivity, and metaphysics occurring in the realm of contemporary art and philosophy. The New Existentialism school of thought serves as a guiding topic in questioning human agency, moving away from semiotic and psychoanalytic critical models in order to imagine a broader material one today. Edited by Tim Griffin, the book seeks different terms for ethical thinking, conduct, and meaning. With contributions by Emily Apter, Patricia Falguières, Tristan Garcia, Patrice Maniglier, and Matthew Ritchie.

164 p, ills bw, 17 x 21 cm, pb, English

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How To Gather

Isbn 9785990625570
Publisher Witte De With
Idea code 17438
EUR 28.80

The globalised world at the onset of the 21st century is hyper-connected but also more rife than ever with conflict and antagonistic impasses. This book gathers a remarkable group of cultural and scientific practitioners who reflect on the conditions with which to overcome this, in the span between the individual and the world. Citing an expansive list of contributors and participants, the book is also an outcome of the 6th Moscow Biennale, which took the form of a ten-day event that was driven by the question of “how to gather”. Engaging in the systematic challenges of our time, it includes texts by Pascal Gielen, Ackbar Abbas, Saskia Sassen, Ulrike Guérot, and many more.

622 p, ills colour & bw, 14 x 20 cm, pb, English

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