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New Titles in Art, Performance & Theory 20 March 2018
Footnotes For The Panther: Conversations Between William Kentridge And Denis Hirson

Isbn 9780994700933
Publisher Fourthwall Books
Idea code 18119
EUR 35.20

William Kentridge asked Denis Hirson to join him in a public conversation at the Jeu de Paume, Paris, in June 2010. It was such a rewarding experience that they decided to have further conversations, public and private, whenever the time and occasion seemed right. Nine engagements followed, in places as diverse as Paris, Johannesburg, and Amsterdam, allowing the two to explore at length the many issues and themes arising from Kentridge’s work. These conversations, in which a writer and an artist grapple with the complexities of making art, grow out of a friendship that is deeply entwined with the city where they both grew up and the country that is the wellspring of their work.

352 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 14 cm, hb, English

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F.R.DAVID Spring 2018 - Flurry

Isbn 9780995713352
Publisher Kw Institute / Uh Books
Idea code 18084
EUR 10.70

According to editor Will Holder, ‘Flurry’ came about after being asked to propose ten books for acquisition by the Gerrit Rietveld Academie library in Amsterdam. He gave a talk about that selection, for which he preferred reproducing original material over commentary, and wanted to allow others to speak. The outcome was a reading back and forth between the ten books. It soon became clear that this reading would readily lend itself to an issue of ‘F.R. David’. Associated material came up in the process of transcription. Included are writings by Emmie McLuskey, Krist Gruijthuijsen, Bitsy Knox, Maurin Dietrich, Camille Pageard, Frances Stark, Eileen Myles, and more.

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

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Academy Of Tal R In Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Isbn 9789069183039
Publisher Boijmans Van Beuningen
Idea code 18069
EUR 30.80

Published on the occasion of a broad survey of Tal R’s oeuvre over the past 20 years, this volume documents the extraordinary show at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam and adds a personal perspective, emphasising the tactile quality of the artist’s work. The Danish artist is particularly known for the way he transforms everything in his environment into art. His work appears wild and vital, with a knowingly playful, almost absurdist tone, and he freely combines various styles, media, and materials, including painting, sculpture, installation, collage, drawing, prints, artist’s books, and furniture. Essays by Sjarel Ex, Roos van der Lint, and Esmee Postma provide insight.

120 p, ills colour, 21 x 27 cm, pb, Dutch/English

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Dadara - Open Your Mind So We Can Use Your Data

Isbn 9789082194456
Publisher Kochxbos Publishers
Idea code 18131
EUR 46.30

Daniel Rozenberg, who works under the artist name Dadara, began his career in the early 1990s designing flyers and record covers for the up-and-coming electronic dance scene in Amsterdam. Both avant-garde and postmodern, the enigmatic artist, designer, and cartoonist has since accomplished numerous works, most notably interactive performance installations in public space since the early 2000s. He is a master in recognising how place can influence the power and influence of the work. Dadara’s practice is a kind of tweaked mirror which reflects our society, blurring the lines between reality and fantasy. Perhaps a black mirror, but one that has a rainbow at the end of the tunnel.

196 p, ills colour, 21 x 27 cm, hb, English

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Ini-Minimalism 1 Minimal Art For Little People

Isbn 9780648106104
Publisher Twodot Publishing
Idea code 18068
EUR 27.85

This is minimalism for little people, a stack of colourful foldouts with different shapes cut out of each panel and a funny geometric creature hiding behind the artwork. But the bold, bright design also has a wider appeal. Conceived by Eva Dijkstra, a Dutch designer and co-founder of Toko graphic design studio, the cards are clever examples of less is more. Dijkstra’s practice covers branding and digital, spatial, and print design, and her output is intelligent, beautiful, and concept-driven, regardless of whether the brief is large or small. ‘Ini-minimalism’ is published by Twodot books, which aims to give children an introduction to art, design, geometry, colour, abstraction, and minimalism.

9 , ills colour, 13 x 13 cm, box, English

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10 Landscapes: Documentary / Inventory / Utopia

Isbn 9788897753384
Publisher Viaindustriae
Idea code 18050
EUR 15.75

This book documents a residency research project (2007–2017) founded by viaindustriae, a cultural non-profit organization and a collective that aims at investigating the intermediate territories between art and architecture, new forms of communication, and activating the artistic message through different methods. Initially based on specific research into a marginal and radical rural-mountain landscape in Umbria that used “hypertextual” methods and projects to draw links between different sites and “thematic” landscapes, the outcome is a broad investigation, exhibition, and catalogue on public spaces, site-specific art practices, and interventions on landscape in Italy and beyond.

250 p, ills bw, 15 x 21 cm, pb, Italian/English

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Gilbert & George - The Beard Pictures

Isbn 9781910844267
Publisher White Cube
Idea code 18077
EUR 13.30

'The Beard Pictures' are violent, eerie, grotesque, lurid and crazed. They show a dream-like world of paranoia and destruction and madness. Their strange sickly colours and creeping, smashed up, absurd landscapes confront the viewer with relentless aggression. 'The Beard Pictures depict' a world bereft of reason, in which negotiation no longer exists. Gilbert & George take their place within 'The Beard Pictures' as intense, red, staring, empty-headed, and sinister versions of themselves. Their eyes are shadowed and bizarrely prettified. Mutant, impish explorers or dead-headed sentinels, they seem to look at, into and through the viewer. They look as though their spirits might have left their bodies.

214 p, ills colour & bw, 30 x 25 cm, pb, English

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James Geurts - Floodplain

Isbn 9780648262800
Publisher Perimeter Editions
Idea code 18116
EUR 36.20

‘Floodplain’ illuminates the ongoing tension between nature and culture embodied by Australia’s Yarra River. The floods that Melbourne periodically experiences are physical manifestations of the profound lack of understanding that European settlers had of the river before they set about altering and developing it. Through a practice involving field research, archival material, site-specific interventions, and works on paper, James Geurts examines how the river has been dammed, widened, straightened, and rerouted, its banks encased in concrete and its marshlands covered. His project emphasises the dynamics of the ancient river and its turbulent relationship with colonisation.

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

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The Quay Brothers - The Black Drawings

Isbn 9789491819803
Publisher Ludion
Idea code 18090
EUR 41.05

In the mid-1970s the influential American stop-motion animators, Stephen and Timothy Quay, embarked on a series of dark graphite drawings, conceived as imaginary film posters. The twin brothers kept their first autonomous art project hidden for decades, allowing only a few glimpses to transpire in some of their animation classics, such as ‘Nuctura Artificialia’ and ‘Street of Crocodiles’. In hindsight these black drawings can be seen as a blueprint for their future work, revealing many of the themes and techniques that would come to life in their animation films. For the first time this publication offers an in-depth exploration of the formative graphic series.

120 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 33 cm, hb, English

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1800 - 1900

Isbn 9789462084001
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 18095
EUR 41.15

A splendid publication about the 100 finest and most important objects included in the 1800-1900 art and historical collection of the Rijksmuseum. From Jan Willem Pieneman’s huge painting 'The Battle of Waterloo' to Vincent van Gogh’s self-portrait: from the piano once owned by Louis Napoleon to the most beautiful art nouveau vases: from the most famous The Hague School and Breitner paintings to the exuberant applied art once displayed at world exhibitions. Each of the 100 objects is accompanied by a detailed explanation of its origin, history, and function.

292 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 25 cm, hb, English

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Impressionism And Beyond - A Wonderful Journey

Isbn 9789068687521
Publisher Thoth
Idea code 18094
EUR 30.75

This volume celebrates the period in the late 19th century when a group of artists in France began producing work that ran contrary to the prevailing academic opinions regarding paintings. Venturing into the countryside, they broke with traditions and rules and represented reality on their canvases with rapid, fluid brushstrokes. Published on the occasion of an exhibition curated by Fred Leeman at Singer Laren in the Netherlands, the catalogue presents paintings and works on paper by impressionists and post-impressionists from the collection of the John and Marine van Vlissingen Art Foundation. Besides the popular early artists, it also includes later neo-impressionists and Fauvists.

176 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 28 cm, hb, English

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Piet Mondrian - The Complete Writings

Isbn 9789059972384
Publisher Primavera Pers
Idea code 18115
EUR 50.90

From the beginning of 1914 until his death in 1944, Mondrian wrote more than a hundred essays on the subject of art and society. He wrote in Dutch, French and English, his choice of language often depending on his place of residence. All of Mondrian’s writings proclaim his conviction that art paves the way to a better society. Many of his texts have been published, but the original versions were often translated, edited, and polished. This book aims to present the painter’s words as he wrote them, going back to the original sources of all of Mondrian’s manuscripts, typescripts, and personal papers.

640 p, ills colour & bw, 18 x 25 cm, hb, Dutch/French/English

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High Society (Eng. Edition)

Isbn 9789462084261
Publisher Nai010 Publishers/ Rijksmuseum
Idea code 18114
EUR 25.70

The Rijksmuseum is celebrating the completed restoration of Rembrandt’s magnificent portraits of the exuberantly dressed Marten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit with a comprehensive exhibition dedicated to the life-size portrait. This book presents exceptional life-size, standing portraits by the great masters, including Lucas Cranach the Elder, Anthony van Dyck, Frans Hals, Claude Monet, Edvard Munch, Rembrandt, and Velázquez. Rijksmuseum curator Jonathan Bikker describes the history, form, and function of these portraits and recounts biographical details and lots of juicy gossip about the sitters.

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

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Jens Fange

Isbn 9789188031570
Publisher Art And Theory Publishing
Idea code 18065
EUR 38.45

At first glance, Swedish artist Jens Fänge’s body of work seems to be a fusion of early 20th-century collage and shadow play. It is predominated by paintings within paintings, and encompasses various genres, such as portraits and city- and landscapes, combined with geometric abstraction. Fänge subverts the ostensible order and clarity of his surfaces by injecting layers of dynamism, whether through flat, patterned fields or perspectives that challenge the eye. This catalogue accompanies an exhibition of his paintings at the Bonniers Konsthall in Stockholm, and features numerous plates along with a critical essay by curator Magnus af Petersens, plus a conversation with the artist.

198 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 29 cm, hb, Swedish/English

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The Trade Of The Teacher - Visual Thinking With Mieke Bal Vis-A-Vis Series

Isbn 9789492095565
Publisher Valiz
Idea code 18138
EUR 18.00

This book documents a series of conversations on the art of teaching between cultural theorist Mieke Bal and Jeroen Lutters. In a dialogue that also touches on the role of visual art, Lutters introduced paintings by Banksy, Rembrandt, Marlene Dumas, and George Deem as “teaching objects” and asked Bal to elucidate upon each. The result is a personal, meandering, and precise account of her way of thinking through visual art and literature, as well as how she exchanges ideas with students and colleagues. The text makes clear how objects can speak, how they are thought-images, and serves as a source of inspiration for both students and teachers of the arts and humanities.

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

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Machines And Robots - Edition Digital Culture 5

Isbn 9783856168551
Publisher Christoph Merian
Idea code 18139
EUR 19.90

Machines, automats, and robots have always exerted a special fascination on artists. Yet computers, digitisation, and the Internet have given this attraction entirely new impulses. Moreover, developments in artificial intelligence and robotics are of critical importance today. The fifth volume of this series provides insights into current research topics and investigates their artistic potential and possible issues. It contains illustrations and a detailed glossary of significant terms, in addition to contributions by Raffaello D’Andrea, Andreas Broeckmann, Roland Fischer, Martina Kammermann, Bruno Spoerri, Philipp Theisohn, Mads Pankow, and Roland Wetzel.

288 p, ills colour, 11 x 18 cm, pb, German/English

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Batia Suter - Parallel Encyclopedia 2 Revised Edition

Isbn 9789492811141
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 18109
EUR 61.70

Batia Suter’s work intuitively situates found images in new contexts to provoke surprising reactions and significative possibilities. This volume follows on from the first ‘Parallel Encyclopedia’, published in 2007. Underlying themes of Suter’s practice are the “iconification” and “immunogenicity” of old images, and the circumstances by which they become charged with new associative values. “In my work, I collect groups of images based on various themes and characteristics, and I investigate how they can manipulate each other, depending on where and how they are placed. In the process of making this book, narrative lines unfolded before my eyes as I shifted images around.” This is a revised reprint.

592 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 28 cm, hb, English

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Magma - Body And Words In Italian And Lithuanian Women's Art From 1965 To The Present

Isbn 9788822901569
Publisher Quodlibet
Idea code 18072
EUR 28.75

This catalogue is published on the occasion of the second part of the exhibition curated by Benedetta Carpi de Resmini and Laima Kreivytė at the Istituto Centrale per la Grafica in Rome, expanded with a selection of more than 60 works. The first show took place at the National Gallery of Art in Vilnius. The exhibition collects for the first time a number pieces by Italian and Lithuanian women artists from 1965 to the present. As a whole the works represent an explicit disapproval of male oppression in a way that is relevant today. It aims to suggest new cues for reflection on the feminist debate. Participants include 36 individual women artists and two artists’ collectives.

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

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Reclaiming Art - Reshaping Democracy

Isbn 9782840667209
Publisher Les Presses Du Reel
Idea code 18122
EUR 30.95

Drawing on examples from France and the United States, this publication offers a multidisciplinary reflection on a new type of engagement of art in democracy, renewing relationships between creation, culture and society (adaptated from a French publication on the New Patrons's activities, updated with contributions from the Anglo-American intellectual scene).

432 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 24 cm, pb, English


Vibration Highway - Andrea Eva Gyori

Isbn 9783945900147
Publisher Edition Taube
Idea code 18118
EUR 45.45

Andrea Éva Győri uses watercolours to depict expressions of the female body and sexuality. The book’s three series draw upon knowledge from sexologist Dr Dania Schiftan, whose analyses and written interpretations complement the artist’s vibrant images. Győri’s artistic process is essentially a research project that explores new perspectives on femininity and the connections between body, imagination, and personal experience. She takes a physical approach, inviting women to masturbate while drawing them, or illustrating their corresponding fantasies and reveries. Moreover, she shares insights from a three-month “orgasm workshop,” a guidebook to female pleasure.

232 p, ills colour, 22 x 33 cm, pb, German/English

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Re: Towards A Minor History Of Performances & Exhibitions

Isbn 9782917053324
Publisher It:editions
Idea code 18073
EUR 33.15

This publication comprises a collection of textual and visual essays based on the exhibition ‘Celebration of the Body’, organised by Ingrid and Iain Baxter in 1976, and its reactivation in 2012 in three acts. The London part of this project consisted of a series of lecture-performances in which 21 artists and curators experimented with various strategies of reprise, including re-publication, re-animation, pirated catalogues, judicial enquiry, and memory assisted by video recording. This book marks the transition from performance to print. With contributions by Jean-Philippe Antoine, Kiff Bamford, Will Holder, Ju Hyun Lee and Ludovic Burel, Émilie Parendeau, Fabien Pinaroli, and many more.

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

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Saskia Noor Van Imhoff - #+33.00 Packaging Must Not Be Damaged

Isbn 9789081671347
Publisher Abn-amro Kunst
Idea code 18130
EUR 28.30

Winner of the 2017 ABN AMRO Art Award, Saskia Noor van Imhoff is an artist who explores her surroundings in an idiosyncratic manner, and in doing so makes unexpected connections. The process of ordering, exhibiting, and archiving art plays a key role in her spatial installations, which force the viewer to observe and reflect in an unorthodox manner. This volume is published on the occasion of an installation she created at the Hermitage Amsterdam for the award. The exhibition makes associative links among unexpected elements such as architecture, interior space, culture, and nature. From it, questions emerge about growth, transitoriness, and the value of art.

384 p, ills colour & bw, 18 x 35 cm, pb, Dutch/English

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Kimsooja: Archive Of Mind

Isbn 9788963031637
Publisher Mmca
Idea code 18048
EUR 89.55

Part of an annual series of monographic exhibitions at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Korea, this fascinating volume features the multidisciplinary conceptual artist Kimsooja. Her unique oeuvre combines locality and universality in videos, photographs, performances, and site-specific installations. She explores the human condition while addressing cultural and social issues, including migration, refugees, opposing identities, and the environment, investigating these concepts through multiple genres, materials, and methodologies. This catalogue focuses on acts of creation and processes, as the exhibition made active use of viewer participation.

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

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Bharti Kher - Sketchbooks And Diaries

Isbn 9788875706777
Publisher Corraini Edizioni
Idea code 18058
EUR 41.45

The work of Bharti Kher includes painting, sculpture, and installation, and often engages with the readymade, minimalism, and abstraction through repetition, while investigating the paradoxes and ambiguities of what it means to be human. The artist explores a variety of themes, including sexuality, anatomy, motherhood, pregnancy, hybridity, and often taps into mythology and narrative, or links between language and image. The drawings and sketches in this book were made by Kher between 2013 and 2015, belonging to a formative moment in her life and creative development. They are full of life and feeling, at once sensual and cerebral, and radiate a poetic inclination.

64 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 22 cm, hb, English

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Gary Schneider Handbook: South African Artists

Isbn 9780992226305
Publisher Fourthwall Books
Idea code
EUR 39.85

In 2011, on a trip to South Africa for an exhibition, Gary Schneider began a series of handprint portraits of South African artists. Having grown up in South Africa, which he left in 1977 at the age of twenty-three, Schneider realised that this would not be an overview of South African art but rather a way to reconnect with a country that still has an enormous influence on his work. On several subsequent trips, he travelled widely to make handprint portraits in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Grahamstown and Durban. Included in the book are seventy-seven handprint portraits. Each imprint is a record as singular and individual as a fingerprint but, at the same time, free of all the usual markers of physical identity.

172 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 24 cm, hb, English


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