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New Titles in Art 26 November 2018
Lily Van Der Stokker - Friendly Good (Dutch/english)

Isbn 9789492811349
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 18652
EUR 41.15

Lily van der Stokker is recognised for her exuberant and decorative murals. Her work is ostensibly about things like beauty, friendship, and kindness, or about everyday activities such as tidying up or visiting the doctor – subjects seldom encountered in contemporary art. Yet her conceptual approach gives these ordinary things an entirely new dimension. Published in conjunction with an exhibition of Van der Stokker’s work at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, this book presents the themes that have typified her work since the 1990s. The close involvement of the artist in its making is apparent in its playful visual references. Essays by the two curators offer context and background.

224 p, ills colour, 24 x 31 cm, pb, Dutch/English

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Lily Van Der Stokker - Friendly Good (German/english)

Isbn 9789492811356
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 18651
EUR 41.15

Lily van der Stokker is recognised for her exuberant and decorative murals. Her work is ostensibly about things like beauty, friendship, and kindness, or about everyday activities such as tidying up or visiting the doctor – subjects seldom encountered in contemporary art. Yet her conceptual approach gives these ordinary things an entirely new dimension. Published in conjunction with an exhibition of Van der Stokker’s work at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, this book presents the themes that have typified her work since the 1990s. The close involvement of the artist in its making is apparent in its playful visual references. Essays by the two curators offer context and background.

224 p, ills colour, 24 x 31 cm, pb, German/English

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F.R.DAVID Autumn 2018 - What I Mean Is -

Isbn 9780995713345
Publisher Uh Books / Kw Institute
Idea code 18556
EUR 10.70

This issue examines the impartation of meaning through visible language, whether informative, instructive, transformative, narrative, or other. Contributions include Peter Culley’s restructuring of a botanical text as lyrical poetry, a vignette by Octavia E. Butler, a preface to ‘The Art of Science Writing’ by Worsley and Mayer, Daniel Victor’s report on an Oxford comma dispute, a wall text for ‘High Speed Geology’ at Museum für Naturkunde, ‘In the Shadow of the American Dream’ by David Wojnarowicz, ‘26 Theses on Craft’ by Sharon H. Poggenpohl, a report Charles and Ray Eames drew up for the Indian government to promote quality in small industries, and much more.

224 p, ills colour & bw, 12 x 19 cm, pb, English

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Dominic Van Den Boogerd - Grote Verleidingen

Isbn 9789492811370
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 18664
EUR 30.35

"Ik kan aan alles weerstand bieden", schreef Oscar Wilde, "behalve aan verleiding". Wat maakt een schilderij zo aantrekkelijk, zo onweerstaanbaar? In deze verzamelde essays schrijft Dominic van den Boogerd met gedrevenheid over de tentoonstellingen doe hij zag, de schilders die hij sprak en de kunstenaarslezingen die hij organiseerde als directeur van De Ateliers. Over de lusten en lasten van het schilderen, verboden voorkeuren en de vrijage van de schilderkunst met andere muzen.

392 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 23 cm, pb, Dutch

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Dominic Van Den Boogerd - Great Temptations

Isbn 9789492811363
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 18663
EUR 30.35

"I can resist everything", wrote Oscar Wilde, "except temptation". What is it that makes a painting so attractive, so irresistible? In this collection of essays, Dominic van den Boogerd writes with passion about the exhibitions he has seen, the painters he has spoken with, and the talks by artists that he has organised as the director of De Ateliers in Amsterdam. About the pleasures and pitfalls of painting, forbidden favourites and the flirtation between the art of painting and other muses.

392 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 23 cm, pb, English

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Sovereign Words Indigenous Art, Curation And Criticism

Isbn 9789492095626
Publisher Valiz
Idea code 18667
EUR 22.50

Artists and cultural practitioners from indigenous communities around the world are increasingly in the international spotlight. As museums and curators consider the global reach of their collections and exhibitions, this publication draws upon the challenges faced by cultural workers today, both indigenous and non-indigenous, to engage meaningfully and ethically with the histories, presents, and future of indigenous cultural practices and world views. Through sixteen indigenous voices the book charts perspectives across art and film, ethics and history, theory and museology. With contributions by Kabita Chakma, Hannah Donnelly, Ánde Somby, Prashanta Tripura, and others.

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

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Gilbert & George - The Great Exhibition

Isbn 9781912122196
Publisher Luma Foundation
Idea code 18657
EUR 27.65

Throughout 50 years of creating art together, Gilbert & George have always maintained an anti-elitist approach. Recurring themes in their body of work are fundamental to the human condition: politics, religion, sexuality, beauty. This catalogue coincides with a large survey of their work co-produced by Luma Arles and the Moderna Museet and curated by Daniel Birnbaum and Hans Ulrich Obrist. It offers numerous installation views of museum and gallery exhibitions spanning their career, plus detailed reproductions of artworks, planned exhibition layouts in Arles, Stockholm, Oslo, and Reykjavik, and a wry conversation in which the artists reminisce about each decade.

460 p, ills colour & bw, 30 x 24 cm, pb, French/English

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Ugo Rondinone - The Third Mind

Isbn 9780692106242
Publisher Ugo Rondinone
Idea code 18658
EUR 33.15

An homage to the eponymous book by William Burroughs and Brion Gysin, this volume comprises an anthology of the artworks showcased during a 2007 group exhibition conceived by mixed-media artist Ugo Rondinone at the Palais de Tokyo. Given carte blanche for the show’s creation, Rondinone dreamed up a unique journey that reflects a collection of his influences, inclinations, and obsessions, which in turn activates systems of connections among the chosen artists and works. This book is a redesigned reprint of a special issue of ‘Palais’ magazine made in conjunction with the show, its structure and pace equivalent to a stroll through a perpetually active brain.

308 p, ills colour & bw, 25 x 31 cm, hb, English

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Jean Cocteau - Metamorphosis

Isbn 9789462084704
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 18654
EUR 35.95

Jean Cocteau is an artist who appeals to the imagination. He expressed himself in almost every possible artistic medium: from poetry and literature, visual art and design to theatre, and his personal favourite medium: film. But even more than for his work, Cocteau was known for his remarkable life. He surrounded himself with celebrities like Sergei Diaghilev, Edith Piaf, Pablo Picasso, and Coco Chanel and was regularly condemned for his homosexuality and drug use. Cocteau's oeuvre heralds the multidisciplinary practices of today's designers and artists. 'Jean Cocteau: Metamorphosis' sheds light on his continued self-transformation and his quest for identity.

320 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 23 cm, pb, Dutch/French

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Kasper Andreasen, Isola Comacina

Isbn 9789490800987
Publisher Art Paper Editions
Idea code 18653
EUR 18.50

Danish artist Kasper Andreasen’s research focuses on investigating and materializing a practice which forms a relation between the methods of drawing and writing. His work encompasses drawing, printed matter, and video, with an emphasis on mapping, indexing, and archiving. In 2016 Andreasen stayed on Isola Comancina, a historical island dating back to the 6th century and situated in Lake Como, Italy, for three weeks as part of a joint residency programme for artists. During that time, he kept an extensive diary – accompanied by drawings, photographs, and a short film – which focuses on the architectural, touristic, and ephemeral aspects of the island.

120 p, ills colour & bw, 11 x 17 cm, pb, English

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Axel Hoedt, Noki

Isbn 9789490800864
Publisher Art Paper Editions
Idea code 18647
EUR 36.00

Axel Hoedt’s new book NOKI is the result of a 10 year long photographic collaboration with JJ Hudson aka Noki –an exploration of masks as representations of otherness, refusal, belonging and isolation. Noki a subversive artist, famously anonymous, recognisable only for the masks he is wearing. He disrupts the very nature of branding with his textile collages and one-off fashion pieces. In particular that of mega sportswear labels, and high profile corporations; presenting an assault on the homogeneity of mass-produced garments.

56 p, ills colour, 24 x 30 cm, pb, English

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Thomas Mailaender - Name Dropping

Isbn 9791090306844
Publisher Rvb Books
Idea code 18648
EUR 13.25

Thomas Mailaender continues his collection of fun images found on the internet with this seventh book untitled Name Dropping. This time he highlights funny names in a blue book and conveys an amusing look at our society.

50 p, ills bw, 13 x 21 cm, pb, English

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Nicolas Combarro - Arquitectura Espontanea - Croquis

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Publisher Cabeza De Chorlito
Idea code 18633
EUR 14.90

‘Croquis’ is the fourth instalment of Spanish photographer and artist Nicólas Combarro’s “spontaneous architecture” series. The project is based on a particular vision of contemporary architecture that is free, unregulated, and spontaneously generated. The observation, documentation, and reflection around these images generates a diverse archive, starting from photography and evolving through various transformations: pictorial interventions, collages, and post-architectural sketches. The set forms a kind of laboratory, or even a cabinet of curiosities, where values that are generally hidden or even reviled are deconstructed or decontextualized, giving them new meaning and outlook.

40 p, ills bw, 15 x 30 cm, pb, Spanish

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Unlearning Exercises, Art Organizations As Sites For Unlearning

Isbn 9789492095534
Publisher Valiz
Idea code 18642
EUR 19.90

Learning is the accumulation of knowledge, skills, and behaviour and is often progress-oriented and institutionally driven. In contrast, unlearning is directed towards embodied forms of knowledge and the (un)conscious operation of ways of thinking and doing. 'Unlearning Excercises' shares a set of exercises as propositions to be useful for and adapted within other specific (institutional) contexts in and beyond the arts. These exercises range from daily practices like ‘Cleaning Together,’ to unresolvable issues of collective authorship and fair wage. They also offer insights into the lively and long-term collective unlearning process.

232 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 22 cm, pb, English

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Visual Arts In Bali

Isbn 9789462262904
Publisher Lecturis
Idea code 18634
EUR 41.10

This book follows the line in the change of patronage under which Balinese artists traditionally worked. The distance in shape, function, and aesthetics between traditional Balinese and Western art, that existed around 1900, was reduced under the influence of colonial rule and the arrival of many foreigners. Western artists travelled to Bali and often settled there, which initiated a mutual dynamic in visual art. However, the constantly changing social and political circumstances did not play a very significant role. The book follows all these developments from the beginning of the 20th century until the integration of Balinese culture in the wider global tendencies of the 1990’s.

304 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 29 cm, hb, English

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Michael Borremans - Schilderen Over Geheimen

Isbn 9789491819933
Publisher Ludion
Idea code 18620
EUR 20.50

Michaël Borremans is one of Belgium’s best-known painters. Much of his work is highly mysterious, intriguing people all over the world. In this book, aimed at young adults, author Paul de Moor sheds light on the artist’s life and work and explores his secrets in twenty-five chapters. How does the painter paint? What does the painter paint? Why does the painter paint? And what makes the painter so sought-after and his work so precious?

64 p, ills colour, 22 x 27 cm, hb, Dutch

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Bruegel In Detail - Portable Edition

Isbn 9789491819827
Publisher Ludion
Idea code 18619
EUR 15.35

Pieter Bruegel invites us to study and to admire his work down to the tiniest element. He was a trained and experienced miniaturist, draughtsman, and print designer: skills that combined with his brilliant painting technique enable us to read every image and every detail. Bruegel created a world of unprecedented visual richness: it is impossible to take in everything at once, as there is so much to see. Alongside this rich viewing experience, Bruegel always offers layers of visual and intellectual meaning, expressed most clearly in the details. Bruegel in Detail homes in on the visual, technical, and intellectual wealth of this master’s work.

288 p, ills colour, 15 x 19 cm, hb, English

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In & Beyond Sweden: Journeys Through An Art Scene

Isbn 9789188031686
Publisher Art And Theory /moderna Museet
Idea code 18612
EUR 20.35

In & Beyond Sweden: Journeys Through an Art Scene offers insights into current artistic expressions from a nation in the process of change. For two years, the curator Joa Ljungberg and the artist Santiago Mostyn conducted comprehensive research into the Swedish art scene. This publication, a collaboration between Iaspis and Moderna Museet, presents their research process, while also highlighting a multitude of voices from the seminars that gathered art professionals from around the country.

248 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 23 cm, pb, Swedish/English

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Alice Neel In New Jersey And Vermont

Isbn 9789491245237
Publisher Xavier Hufkens
Idea code 18646
EUR 30.85

The American visual artist Alice Neel travelled to New Jersey more or less every summer from 1934, initially renting a house on the seashore in Belmar and later purchasing her first small cottage in neighbouring Spring Lake. The concept of an artist on vacation seems a bit absurd in relation to one for whom painting was a way of life. Yet the liberated atmosphere, the chance for leisure and reverie that vacations permit, is often reflected in Neel’s paintings from Spring Lake and Vermont, which capture the essence of these things, the spirit of place, yet also the contrast between suburbia and nature. This catalogue is published with an exhibition of her work from these periods.

96 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 30 cm, hb, English

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Sterling Ruby - Drftrs

Isbn 9789491245220
Publisher Xavier Hufkens
Idea code 18606
EUR 25.70

Sterling Ruby’s DRFTRS series is an evolving body of work that reflects the artist’s intense relationship with materials and his interest in issues such as sociocultural evolution, popular culture, and violence. Executed on paper, these hybrid collages comprise cut-and-pasted images on expressionistic landscapes. The colourfully painted backdrops veer from dense and apocalyptic to sparse and vibrant. Combined with photographic images of ancient artefacts, snakeskins, prisons, orchids, and more, visual and conceptual links create a psychological tension that expresses the medium’s transgressive nature. Analytical and emotive, an exercise in social dissection.

114 p, ills colour, 30 x 25 cm, hb, English

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Sterling Ruby - Widw

Isbn 9789491245213
Publisher Xavier Hufkens
Idea code 18607
EUR 25.70

Sterling Ruby’s WIDW (‘window’) series is an evolving body of work that reflects the artist’s intense relationship with materials and his interest in issues such as sociocultural evolution, popular culture, and violence. Executed in acrylic, oil paint, and collaged fragments of cardboard and textile on canvas, the paintings closely relate to the DRFTRS works on paper. In much the same way that he mines his visual archive, Ruby sifts through the accumulated detritus of his studio, combining these memory-laden materials with thickly painted layers. The applied graphic elements that bisect the paintings link to recurrent themes in his work: horizons, grids, flags, prison bars, and windows.

80 p, ills colour, 30 x 25 cm, hb, English

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Beautiful Distress - Art Manifestation On Mental Illness

Isbn 9789082917208
Publisher Stichting Beautiful Distress
Idea code 18598
EUR 25.65

This publication is one outcome of the ‘Beautiful Distress Art Manifestation on Mental Illness’, which took place in Amsterdam in the fall of 2017. Its pages include the exhibition catalogue, a conference report, and several related texts. Essentially, it asks how we can establish a layered an nuanced perspective on mental illness through art and with the help of artists. Art appeals to emotions and intellect, encourages looking at things differently, and can raise awareness of our own prejudices and judgements. Artists’ residencies at one of the largest mental health institutions in the Netherlands over the last 20 years have helped to facilitate this dialogue.

200 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 30 cm, pb, Dutch/English

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Distracted-Reader: Time To Think Like A Mountain

Isbn 23503165
Publisher Split/fountain
Idea code 18596
EUR 19.00

This volume doubles as a non-catalogue for the exhibition ‘Time to Think Like a Mountain’, which followed the residency of Auckland-based artist Louise Menzies at the University of Connecticut in 2014. Her art often explores print culture, and the printed matter reproduced in this publication emerged from her meanderings through one of the largest collections of underground and self-published material in the United States. Including contributions by Dan Arps, Jon Bywater, Tessa Laird, and Graham Stinnett, among others, plus interviews with Barry Rosenberg and Pat Arnott, it is an insightful look at the conversations, collaborations, and digressions that helped shape the project.

128 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 28 cm, pb, English

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Juha Varto: Artistic Research - What Is It? Who Does It? Why?

Isbn 9789526079677
Publisher Aalto University
Idea code
EUR 21.50

Arts universities have conducted, supervised, evaluated, and analysed research based on artistic activity. In the early days of this artistic research, a question arose: Can a work or act of art itself be artistic research? Artistic research is a young, open discipline, that is constantly leading to new discoveries. It is based on artists’ professional skills and on methods that have so far been applied in practice but not considered in theory. With this book, Varto takes a step forward to add theory to practice, but not adding just any theory...


The Midden

Isbn 9789527222065
Publisher Garret Publications
Idea code 18567
EUR 24.30

‘The Midden’ explores the roles of art, fiction, and philosophy in relation to the future. More specifically, it asks what post-fossil art and society might look like. In discussing the methods and instruments deployed by contemporary artists to address ecologies and ecological issues, including engagements with laboratories, museums, and cartography, it promotes an examination of the themes of binaries, entanglement, and post-sustainability. The book draws on the Frontiers in Retreat project, for which art research was carried out over a five-year period by 25 artists at sites throughout Europe. With contributions by Jussi Parikka, Emmi Itäranta, Antti Salminen, Taru Elfving, and others.

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

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A Controversial Past Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen And The Second World War

Isbn 9789069183077
Publisher Boijmans Van Beuningen
Idea code 18599
EUR 25.70

The story of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen during the Second World War is an emotionally charged one: a director who bent to the will of the occupying power and patrons who sold works of art to the Nazi's. At the same time, the museum played an important role as a centre of art and culture and the guardian of culture in the devastated city of Rotterdam. This Boijmans Study examines the role of the museum and its patrons during the war.

180 p, ills bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, English

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Feminism And Queer In Art Education

Isbn 9789526079981
Publisher Aalto University
Idea code 18547
EUR 26.85

First FAQ is the first volume of a collection of critical, contemporary feminist and queer scholarship emerging from the Department of Art at Aalto University, with contributions from Finnish and international students, among others.The book advocates for non-normative educational, artistic, and cultural approaches that explore largely silenced issues. The texts emerge from personal experiences, but address systemic discrimination embedded within broad institutional and political structures.

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

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Curating As Anti-Racist Practice

Isbn 9789526078380
Publisher Aalto University
Idea code 18546
EUR 26.85

The anthology 'Curating as Anti-Racist Practice reflects upon museums and exhibitions from the perspective of postcolonial museology, and critical migration and regime research. Beyond critical analysis, this collection of texts is about collecting strategies and forms of action that make it possible to think of curating as anri-racist practice. Using as sprinboards the intersections between social battlefields and curatorial practices, as well as a focus on agency, this book examines the relationality of struggles for and against representation. Therefore, the focus is on discursive strategies of resistance, contact zones and approaches to re-appropriation.

326 p, ills colour, 15 x 21 cm, pb, English

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Eske Rex Works

Isbn 9788792700230
Publisher Arkitektur B
Idea code 18527
EUR 32.90

Based in Copenhagen, designer Eske Rex draws inspiration from machines. Perhaps best known for his “drawing machine”, a construction powered by weights and pendulums that produces spirograph ink drawings, he aims for a simple and poetic expression, seeking to connect with his audience on a sensory rather than intellectual level. His primary medium is wood, and he has developed an approach that brings together architecture, design, art, and craft in sculptures and installations which often involve natural processes such as motion and friction. This impressive monograph comprises three sections: sculpture works, texts and travel registrations, and installation works.

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

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Florian Graf - Out & About

Isbn 9783856168773
Publisher Christoph Merian
Idea code 18615
EUR 30.95

The Mapprach Estate near Basel is the site of Florian Graf’s exhibition ‘Out & About’, an event promoting dialogue between art and nature. The hermitage comes to life again on the estate, translated into a contemporary context and with artworks integrated into the idyllic landscape. The artist placed evocative signs of his presence in the estate’s park, guiding visitors through the landscape while drawing their attention to apparently inconspicuous things in a poetic engagement with art and nature. Graf operates on the borders of art and architecture, linking sculpture, installation, drawing, and more in a search for the psychological and emotional impact spaces have on their users.

144 p, ills colour, 21 x 27 cm, pb, German/English

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Pilvi Takala Second Shift

Isbn 9789527222089
Publisher Garret Publications
Idea code 18618
EUR 26.75

Pilvi Takala is one of the most successful new-generation artists in Finland. Second Shift is a book and an exhibition featuring her key works from the past decade. The unwritten rules of communities are a recurring theme in the art of Takala, therefore the dynamics of work environments often provide the setting for her work. Takala infiltrates various communities by posing undercover. Through quietly challenging their accepted behaviours, she uncovers and renegotiates what is deemed appropriate. Her works examine how we deal with implicit rules and unspoken boundaries; and how we may express consent with and without words. Pilvi Takala (b. 1981, Helsinki) lives in Helsinki and Berlin.

184 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 22 cm, hb, English

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Irene Kopelman - Indexing Water (Notes On Representation Vol. 9)

Isbn 9789492811332
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 18550
EUR 22.65

This ninth volume in Irene Kopelman's ‘Notes on Representation’ series is dedicated to Dr Marcel Wernand, a physical oceanographer whose research deals with the Forel-Ule scale, a handheld index developed in the 19th century to estimate the colour of natural bodies of water such as lakes and seas. The book itself functions like the Forel-Ule scale, reproduced as printed matter in solid, opaque colours. Kopelman, who is fascinated by natural processes and whose work explores the relationship between art and science, also gathers and presents both fragments of Wernand’s writings and recorded conversations which took place at different moments in 2017.

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

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