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New Titles in Art 26 October 2017
Marcel Dzama. Drawing On A Revolution

Isbn 9788469756270
Publisher La Casa Encendida
Idea code 17477
EUR 22.10

Marcel Dzama is a prolific artist who works in multiple disciplines, including sculpture, watercolour, ink, collage, and film. His art depicts anachronistic, fanciful, and subversive worlds that contain human figures, animals, and mythical hybrid creatures. Using a visual language strongly influenced by fables and masquerades, his complex narratives transport the viewer into an enigmatic world of life and death, calm and violence, where irony, ridicule, and sexual themes disguise allusions to contemporary social and political issues. This catalogue of drawings, dioramas, and other works is published on the occasion of an exhibition of Dzama’s work at La Casa Encendida in Madrid.

204 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, hb, Spanish/English

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Riding Modern Art

Isbn 9782917855874
Publisher Editions B42
Idea code 17460
EUR 24.30

This volume brings together a collection of 50 black-and-white photographs of people skateboarding on sculptures in public spaces. Through his study of the process of appropriation and reuse of these works of art in the public realm – challenging skateboarders to test their limits with new manoeuvres and tricks – artist Raphaël Zarka shifts the approach to a work of art in a way that underlines the dynamism of modern urban sculpture. The idea of movement in these often abstract and geometric pieces is made visible by the skateboarders, translated into pure physics and raw energy. With works by Picasso, Oteiza, Volten, and more. With intentionally blank pages for the artists who did not want to have their work featured.

152 p, ills bw, 22 x 30 cm, pb, English

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Jenny Holzer - Belligerent

Isbn 9788494509650
Publisher Ivorypress
Idea code 17470
EUR 52.10

‘Belligerent’ comprises an unpublished work by American neo-conceptual artist Jenny Holzer, commissioned by Ivorypress as the latest instalment in an ongoing series. While the book shares the same format as the others in the collection, a closer look reveals that this is not a traditional book, but a box with a magnetic closure. The box opens to reveal seven original works by Holzer that unfold into 60 x 79 cm posters, which can be kept in the box or framed and displayed. Her working material derives from redacted reports of the abuse of detainees in American military prisons. Holzer’s precise, cutting divulgences dare the reader to look. With an introduction by Joshua Craze.

7 posters, ills bw, box 11 x 15 cm, English

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Matthijs Maris

Isbn 9789462083813
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 17510
EUR 41.15

Matthijs Maris initially acquired fame as a painter in the style of the The Hague School, just like his famous brothers Jacob and Willem. However, over the years he abandoned this realistic palette for more introverted and symbolic themes and started portraying dreamy children, young people on the verge of adulthood, fairytale figures, and mythical landscapes using an increasingly smudged painting technique. This publication tells the striking story of the painter Matthijs Maris (1839- 1917). With over 75 paintings, drawings, etchings and pieces of applied art the Rijksmuseum, partly thanks to a unique loan agreement with The Burrell Collection in Glasgow, provides a broad overview of this unjustly forgotten artist.

296 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 31 cm, hb, English

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Matthijs Maris At Work

Isbn 9789462083820
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 17511
EUR 30.85

This publication allows us to look over the shoulder of Matthijs Maris (1839-1917) as he paints his pictures. This self-opinionated artist spent his entire career in search of a painting method that would steer clear of actual reality, but never talked much about this method. Fifteen key works have been subjected to extensive scientific study and sources have been researched. For the first time, it is possible to answer questions about the structure of his paintings and the way he combined different materials. The book also reveals what the artist did to achieve the detachment he sought both in his work and in his personal life.

160 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 31 cm, hb, English

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Lawrence Weiner - Something To Put Something On

Isbn 9783944630021
Publisher Little Steidl
Idea code 17441
EUR 70.95

"What is a table?" Lawrence Weiner asks the question that has held his interest since his earliest days of art making. Neither storybook, nor autobiography, nor reference book, 'Something to put Something on' is rather a questioning book, endowed with its maker’s celebrated wordly wit and aimed at engaging young readers, among others, in an inquiry that has spanned a lifetime. Weiner wields his red, blue, and orange letterforms and graphic figures to take up the question of a human being’s relationship to objects and teases the reader into looking at a table in an entirely new light.

48 p, ills colour, 21 x 25 cm, hb, English

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Isbn 9789492811042
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 17493
EUR 37.05

This catalogue accompanies a major group show at CCA Wattis in San Francisco, curated by Anthony Huberman. It reflects on ways the “machine” determines how we live and what we believe in. A machine is also a mechanism, not just a physical object but also an abstract ideology. The artworks point to the forms and instruments that make up our technological infrastructure, as well as to the values they are designed to enforce. Contesting a world that rewards efficiency, speed, and productivity, the participating artists test existing systems with inefficient machines, impossible tools, wasted time, and elaborate protocols that misalign outputs and inputs.

288 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 21 cm, pb, English

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Vincent Sardon: The Stampographer

Isbn 9781938221163
Publisher Siglio
Idea code 17509
EUR 35.60

Using rubber stamps he designs and manufactures himself, Sardon commandeers a medium often associated with petty and idiotic displays of bureaucratic power, then uses those stamps not to assert authority, but to refuse it. He scours the Parisian landscape as well as the world at large, skewering the power-hungry and the pretentious, reveling in the vulgar and profane. In 'The Stampographer', there are insults in multiple languages, sadomasochistic Christmas ornaments, and a miniature Kamasutra with an auto-erotic Jesus.

108 p, ills colour, 20 x 27 cm, hb, English

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Anna Bella Geiger - Physical And Human Geography

Isbn 9788469757383
Publisher La Casa Encendida
Idea code 17480
EUR 26.55

Multi-disciplinary artist Anna Bella Geiger has earned a reputation as one of the most committed creators of the Brazilian conceptual art scene. A dominant and recurring theme in her work is the idea of physical and human geography and the representation of maps. This catalogue for an eponymous exhibition brings together approximately 100 works by Geiger, ranging from videos, collages, and photographs, to artist’s books and installations, and also includes an interview with the artist. As a whole, her body of work invites us to question identity and national culture, colonial policies, cultural stereotypes, and the exclusions and discourses imposed by hegemonic powers.

244 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 29 cm, hb, Spanish/English

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The Adventures Of Willem De Ridder

Isbn 9789081245883
Publisher Cultclub Edition
Idea code 17457
EUR 25.65

Promoter of avant-garde theatre, Fluxus agent, founder of an art mail order house, publisher of taboo-breaking magazines, producer of controversial Radio Art programmes, and much more, Willem de Ridder has led a storied life. It seems that the moment he became successful with whatever he was doing, he would abandon it entirely to embark on some other project. In producing this biography, Harry Ruhé and Jeannette Dekeukeleire went back to the source – De Ridder’s old house in his hometown – and sifted through dozens of folders, clippings, dusty boxes, and attic treasures. The result is a book full of pictures, where texts should be interpreted as extensive captions.

74 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 26 cm, pb, English

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Jim Avignon - Business As Unusual

Isbn 9783941644991
Publisher The Green Box
Idea code 17512
EUR 36.50

The painter, illustrator and conceptual artist Jim Avignon is one of the most unconventional characters in the current German art world. Vibrant colours and unpretentious materials, a good dose of wit, and an enormous output are his trademarks. For the first time an opulent monograph allows a comprehensive insight into the complex oeuvre of the artist, who has always sought confrontation with the establishment and who could never decide whether he wanted to be pop-art, street- art, Picasso on acid or whether he was simply the fastest painter in the world.

160 p, ills colour, 24 x 30 cm, hb, English

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Where Are We Now? Positions To Here And Now

Isbn 9783941644977
Publisher The Green Box
Idea code 17453
EUR 37.60

In 2017 steirische herbst, one of the oldest multidisciplinary contemporary art festivals in Europe, will take place for the 50th time. Since its founding in 1968, the festival for performance art, theatre, visual arts, music, architecture, dance, literature, film, and theory has been a platform for the lively debate concerning the complex social, political, and economic conditions of the present. 'Where Are We Now?' is the question 50 artists and theoreticians reflect upon in this publication. Frustrated and inspired by new strains of nationalism, growing social inequality, advancing digitalisation, migratory movements and new areas of knowledge, the participants position themselves in the here and now with entirely different perspectives.

300 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 30 cm, hb, German/English

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Were It As If - Beyond An Institution That Is

Isbn 9789491435492
Publisher Witte De With
Idea code 17464
EUR 29.85

To whom does a contemporary art institute belong? How are its stories told and untold? Could a staging of its exhibition history through traces, remains, and scars constitute an act of resistance against the tide of accumulation? This volume records a case study of how Bik Van der Pol created a temporary institute at the invitation of Witte de With director Defne Ayas, a process that gathers and reimagines perspectives on the city of Rotterdam through the art institute and vice versa. The subjective, site-sensitive project involved interviewing artists, staff, and graphic designers, as well as poring over bookshelves and boxes, uncovering both the physical space and dialogues.

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

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Escaping The Digital Unease

Isbn 9783856168445
Publisher Christoph Merian
Idea code 17513
EUR 27.65

Constant activity in digital and analogue spaces leaves behind an increasingly diffuse feeling of unease, irrespective of how commonplace that activity may be. Meantime however, the marketing of social relations, the dissolution of the private sphere, and the dominance of commercial actors are being perceived as a problem that demands an active interdisciplinary discourse. Media scientists and artists reflect here on that unease and present perspectives on and ways out of the excessive demands on users by way of the most recent research and artistic experiments. This book brings together essays and provides insight into the international group exhibition featuring works by Olia Lialina, Christoph Wachter & Mathias Jud, and Benjamin Grosser, among others.

144 p, ills colour, 17 x 24 cm, pb, German/English

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The Natural Flow Of Things

Isbn 9788461749690
Publisher La Casa Encendida
Idea code 17479
EUR 30.95

This catalogue is published in conjunction with a group exhibition at La Casa Encendida in Madrid and reflects on the forms of nature and the use of natural elements or materials as part of the work of art, as well as on creation in relation to form and colour, craftsmanship, and a return to origins. A text based on the French critic and artist Yvon Taillandier’s conversations with Joan Miró provides a thematic link between works by fifteen artists of various nationalities and generations. At the exhibition’s core is a wish to engage the audience in dialogue through nature. Featuring works by Irene Grau, herman de vries, Francis Alÿs, Adolfo Schlosser, Karin Ruggaber, and more.

164 p, ills colour, 21 x 29 cm, hb, Spanish/English

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Brian O'doherty/patrick Ireland Word,image And Institutional Critique

Isbn 9789492095244
Publisher Valiz
Idea code 17504
EUR 25.70

This volume assembles different perspectives on Brian O’Doherty’s/Patrick Ireland’s seminal work: his visual art practice, art criticism, institutional leadership and critique, media work and literary writing. The contributing authors provide fresh perspectives on his versatile oeuvre. O’Doherty’s role in and for conceptual art and minimalism in New York is as much a theme as his seminal critique of the Modernist white cube gallery (also expressed in his influential book Inside the White Cube: Ideologies of the Gallery Space, 1976), his art-historical ventures and Irish origins.

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

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Changemakers (English Edition Reprint)

Isbn 9789069183022
Publisher Boijmans Van Beuningen
Idea code 17516
EUR 15.00

Published in conjunction with an exhibition at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, this catalogue is about the creative power of change that is needed to face global issues and threats, now more than ever. Based on three key topics that are increasingly urgent in today’s societies – scarcity, conflict, and unanimity – the presentation aims to inspire people to look at these social issues through the eyes of creative thinkers. Projects by some 50 national and international designers and artists are shown, including young luminaries such as Christien Meindertsma, Arne Hendriks, Ruben Pater, and Malkit Shoshan. The publication features all projects, plus several interviews.

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

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Changemakers (Dutch Edition)

Isbn 9789069183015
Publisher Boijmans Van Beuningen
Idea code
EUR 15.40

Published in conjunction with an exhibition at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, this catalogue is about the creative power of change that is needed to face global issues and threats, now more than ever. Based on three key topics that are increasingly urgent in today’s societies – scarcity, conflict, and unanimity – the presentation aims to inspire people to look at these social issues through the eyes of creative thinkers. Projects by some 50 national and international designers and artists are shown, including young luminaries such as Christien Meindertsma, Arne Hendriks, Ruben Pater, and Malkit Shoshan. The publication features all projects, plus several interviews.

204 p, ills colour & bw, 11 x 18 cm, pb, Dutch

Marion Von Osten - Once We Were Artists A Bak Critical Reader In Artists' Practice

Isbn 9789492095145
Publisher Valiz
Idea code 17530
EUR 20.45

Escaping easy categorization, artist and cultural researcher Marion von Osten is equally a curator, facilitator, theorist, teacher, and editor. This reader offers a critical mapping of her work. Seeking to chart a practice that, despite her undisputed influence and versatility in contemporary art and knowledge production, has not been surveyed and analysed in any thorough way until now, the book anthologizes commissioned essays (as well as three in-depth conversations) on various aspects and fields of Von Osten’s holistic practice. Collaborative and process oriented in essence, her practice revolves around issues of feminism, economic theory, education, and (post-) colonialism.

220 p, ills colour & bw, 12 x 17 cm, pb, English

Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Eye Amsterdam)

Isbn 9789462084155
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 17519
EUR 20.50

Apichatpong Weerasethakul navigates between feature film production and the assembly of spatial film installations in museums. He makes films that are about his native soil – Thailand – and that actually take place there. In Weerasethakul’s films he creates his own universe filled with stories, people, folklore, views, and landscapes from his own surroundings. The themes he addresses are nevertheless global and link subjects such as trust, religion, connection to the landscape, magic, friendship, poverty, and beauty with existential questions about, for example, ‘reality’ or ‘death’.

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

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Joan Jonas Is On Our Mind

Isbn 9780982503386
Publisher Cca Wattis Institute
Idea code
EUR 19.70

The CCA Wattis Institute in San Francisco dedicates year long seasons of discussions and public events to a single artist. In 2014–15, Joan Jonas was “on our mind.” This book brings together essays from writers, curators, art historians and artists that focus on a single work, from Jonas’ earliest films through her installation for the US Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale. The book also contains excerpts from readings and public lectures, and images by some of the other artists whose work was evoked in public and private conversation. Contributors include Jacqueline Francis, Renée Green, Quinn Latimer, Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, Patricia Maloney, Elizabeth Mangini, Judith Rodenbeck and Lynne Tillman.

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

Andrea Antinori - Christ's Entry Into Brussels

Isbn 9788875706692
Publisher Corraini Edizioni
Idea code 17497
EUR 24.20

What kind of party should we organized if Christ is coming to town? A huge orchestra, very fast mailmen to deliver all the invitations in time, and a millefeuille cake higher than a man with a big hat are strongly required. Everything begins with James Ensor’s painting Christ’s Entry Into Brussels: Andrea Antinori and his imagination’s journey starts here. Riding our donkey, we’ll go with Christ through sunny deserts, crossing seas and climbing high mountains. And this will be just the beginning, because the party is getting started. Doll you up: among the guests of Christ’s Entry Into Brussels, there will be an elephant, Magritte with his inseparable apple, and the moon too!

68 p, ills colour, 20 x 23 cm, pb, English

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Lorenzo Mattotti

Isbn 9783856168469
Publisher Christoph Merian
Idea code
EUR 30.95

Lorenzo Mattotti in one of today’s most internationally famous draughtsmen known particularly for his cross-border understanding of art. In the form of the comic, the illustration, the drawing, and other stylistic media he takes us to mysterious worlds marked by fantastic occurrences. However Mattotti returns repeatedly in his work to the spontaneous and direct drawing. With his typical "ligne fragile" he creates a delicate pictorial poetry that provides ample scope for interpretation.

120 p, ills bw, 16 x 22 cm, pb, German/English

Os Gemeos

Isbn 9789075883411
Publisher Domein
Idea code 09279
EUR 25.70

Operating under the name of Os Gemeos, the identical twin brothers – Octavio and Gustavo Pandolfo from São Paulo, Brazil – have developed a unique and readily identifiable graffiti language that is born out of both hip hop and the Brazilian pixação movement. As this richly illustrated catalogue testifies, the twins approach ranges from their yellow skinned characters that hang on walls, to tags, large and complicated wall paintings and murals, sculptural pieces, and installations. Here, these and other works are presented, accompanied by photographs, sources of inspiration and captured moments with friends and strangers.

192 p ills colour 25 x 21 English pb

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