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New Titles in Art 1 April 2019
Batia Suter - Cloud Service

Isbn 9789492811431
Publisher Roma Publications / Printed
Idea code 19071
EUR 15.00

As with Batia Suter’s previous projects, ‘Cloud Service’ is primarily interested in the visual dialogue that emerges with the simple act of placing images in new relations to one another. Drawing from her vast personal library of natural history reference books, encyclopaedias, and other flea market finds, Suter assembles a mix of “non-art” images, adapted and reoriented in intuitive and often profound ways. The set of appropriated images comprising this book is a monographic index of clouds and cloud-suggestive forms. Placed in the right sequence, these images resonate in new and complex ways, manipulate each other, and take on new depths of meaning with a sort of synaptic leap.

104 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 27 cm, pb, English

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F.R.DAVID Spring 2019: Black Sun

Isbn 9780995713376
Publisher Uh Books / Kw Institute
Idea code 19055
EUR 10.70

‘Black Sun’ is edited in conversation with Krist Gruijthuijsen, currently the director of KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin, to accompany the exhibitions ‘David Wojnarowicz Photography & Film 1978–1992’, ‘Reza Abdoh’, and ‘TIES, TALES AND TRACES: Dedicated to Frank Wagner, Independent Curator (1958–2016)’. The issue departs from Wojnarowicz’s grief at the loss of loved ones during the 1980s AIDS crisis and anger at the US government for its wilful neglect. It assembles a selection of various gendered and sexual positions, all seeking support, love, and intimacy in linguistic, architectural, and bodily structures while under threat of collapse.

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

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Rembrandt - Biography Of A Rebel

Isbn 9789462084759
Publisher Nai010 Publishers/ Rijksmuseum
Idea code 19094
EUR 25.70

Innovatively and provocatively, Rembrandt turned the art world upside down in the Golden Age. His poignant works and his life story continue to inspire and move the world 350 years after his death.

220 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 26 cm, pb, English

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Basquiat: The Artist And His New York Scene

Isbn 9789074106481
Publisher Schunck*
Idea code 19098
EUR 30.00

Published to accompany an exhibition at Schunk, Heerlen, this volume approaches the figure of Jean-Michel Basquiat not as the darling of the mid-1980s New York art scene, but as a young artist oscillating between the street and the museum, and who quickly becomes an emerging icon. His transition from graffiti artist to world-famous painter is now legendary, yet his social and artistic context mirrors the post-industrial character of the city of Heerlen, the vacancies and drug problems that followed the region’s economic downturn in the 1980s and ’90s. Special attention is given to the ‘Times Square Show’, which was a breakthrough exhibition for Basquiat and his contemporaries.

172 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 28 cm, hb, English

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Cy Twombly's Quattro Stagioni. Studies In Art-Based Learning (English)

Isbn 9789491444579
Publisher Artez Press
Idea code 19093
EUR 24.95

The fourth instalment of the ‘Teaching Objects’ series revolves around “Creation”. In this art novella the reader is guided by Lisa, a young artist who is facing death. A dialogue with four works by the American painter Cy Twombly emerges from the question of life’s duration, and Lisa discovers the secret of creative speech. The protagonist’s thoughts bring her to Gaeta, a seaside town near Velia, the ancient Greek town in Italy, now named Elea – the place where the school of Parmenides was located in ancient times.

180 p, ills bw, 16 x 23 cm, hb, English

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Cy Twombly's Quattro Stagioni. Studies In Art-Based Learning (Dutch)

Isbn 9789491444562
Publisher Artez Press
Idea code 19092
EUR 24.95

The fourth instalment of the ‘Teaching Objects’ series revolves around “Creation”. In this art novella the reader is guided by Lisa, a young artist who is facing death. A dialogue with four works by the American painter Cy Twombly emerges from the question of life’s duration, and Lisa discovers the secret of creative speech. The protagonist’s thoughts bring her to Gaeta, a seaside town near Velia, the ancient Greek town in Italy, now named Elea – the place where the school of Parmenides was located in ancient times.

180 p, ills bw, 16 x 23 cm, hb, Dutch

Oran Hoffmann - Vasarely Material Archives

Isbn 9791090306837
Publisher Rvb Books
Idea code 19108
EUR 30.95

During a year of research at Fondation Vasarely, Aix-en-Provence, Oran Hoffmann meticulously organized and catalogued the original materials that the visual artist Victor Vasarely had employed for his large-scale works. He isolated the ceramic tiles, aluminium pieces, or paper sheets he discovered and photographed each of these elements separately. Oran Hoffman shows and draws us nearer to the source from which artistic work erupts, in the same time his photographic interventions both explores and interprets Vasarely’s work.

64 p, ills colour, 24 x 33 cm, pb, English

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Manzoni In Holland

Isbn 9789462085053
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 19091
EUR 30.80

As one of the greatest pioneers of international conceptual art, Italian artist Piero Manzoni (1933-1963) maintained strong ties with the Netherlands. The unlocking of his intensive correspondence with Rotterdam gallery owner Hans Sonnenberg has revealed the extent of Manzoni's influence on the post-war avant-garde in the Netherlands. During his short artistic career Piero Manzoni produced more than a thousand canvases, sculptures, and other objects. He radically rejected the conventional context of the work of art. Manzoni's work was of great influence on artists associated with the Dutch nul-groep and the international ZERO movement.

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

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Irene Kopelman - Cardinal Points

Isbn 9789492811462
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 19121
EUR 22.65

The tenth volume in Irene Kopelman’s ‘Notes on Representation’ series charts the artist’s investigations through drawing, writing, and photographing during several trips to Argentina, where she joined groups of scientists on different research expeditions to observe their methodologies and various organisms and environments. She worked in Pampa de Achala with biologists dealing with invasive terrestrial species and studies of litter, with a team of ecologists investigating floral ecology in the Argentine Littoral, with a group studying invasions of marine organisms at a lab in Patagonia, and with geologists and palaeontologists working in the Ischigualasto Provincial Park and Jáchal.

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

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Conceptual Art In A Curatorial Perspective: Between Dematerialization And Documentation

Isbn 9789078088769
Publisher Valiz
Idea code 19039
EUR 25.00

'Conceptual Art in a Curatorial Perspective' focuses on the curatorial practice of exhibiting conceptual art. The fact that conceptual works are not object-based, creates challenges in exhibiting them. This book offers various perspectives on how to handle conceptual art in the context of the museum, based on three detailed case studies and an extensive introduction in which the paradox of conceptual art is analyzed. It also elaborates on the history of exhibiting conceptual artworks, and on the influence of curators in their canonization. It is relevant for students of art and culture, art and museum professionals, and everyone interested in the art of the 1960s and 1970s.

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

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Contemporary Artist Residencies (Antennae)

Isbn 9789492095466
Publisher Valiz
Idea code 19040
EUR 22.50

Artist residencies provide space, time, and concentration for making art, doing research and for reflection. Residencies are crucial nodes in international circulation and career development, but also invaluable infrastructures for critical thinking and artistic experimentation, cross-cultural collaboration, interdisciplinary knowledge production, and site-specific research. With a range of critical insights from the field of residencies, this book asks what the present role of artist residencies is in relation to artists and the art ecosystem amid transformations in society.

272 p, no ills, 14 x 21 cm, pb, English

Permanent Temporariness

Isbn 9789188031709
Publisher Art And Theory Publishing
Idea code 19118
EUR 28.25

The artistic practice of Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti explores and acts within and against the condition of permanent temporariness that permeates contemporary forms of life. In their research and project-based approach, art exhibitions are both sites of display and sites of action that spill over into other contexts. This book is organised around fourteen concepts that activate seventeen projects. Each is the result of a larger process of collaboration, and is accompanied by individual and collective texts and interviews that expand and contextualise the reach of every intervention. Contributors include Charles Esche, Okwui Enwezor, Salwa Mikdadi, Grupo Contrafilé, and others.

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

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Dora Garcia - I Always Tell The Truth

Isbn 9789188031716
Publisher Art And Theory Publishing
Idea code 19051
EUR 27.15

In her exhibition at Bonniers Konsthall in Stockholm, contemporary Spanish artist Dora García explores the concept of truth through film, drawings, text, and performance. Often equally an interactive event and a research project, her work transforms the exhibition space into a platform where the relations between artwork, audience, and place can be explored. As the separation of true and false appears increasingly blurred and “fake news” makes it hard to assess the veracity of statements, García offers a space for dialogue. Based on such highly topical concerns, the essays in this book pose questions regarding truth, visibility, and authority. Includes an interview with the artist.

174 p, ills colour & bw, 14 x 22 cm, hb, Swedish/English

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Shirin Sabahi - Pocket Folklore

Isbn 9789492811455
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 19127
EUR 25.00

This book revolves around ‘Matter and Mind’ by Japanese artist Noriyuki Haraguchi, permanently installed at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art since the museum's inauguration in 1977. The sculpture consists of a steel basin filled with used engine oil. Visitors gradually started throwing coins and other things into the pool over time, turning it into an unwilling wishing well. Forty years on, Shirin Sabahi invited Haraguchi to restore his pool. The book includes a previously unpublished booklet by the museum’s first chief curator, which follows the logic of the project, where Sabahi’s films, Haraguchi’s sculpture, and the sunken objects it holds sequentially encase one another.

196 p, ills colour, 15 x 22 cm, pb, German/English

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Shannon Ebner, Susan Howe, Nathaniel Mackey - Stray: A Graphic Tone

Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 19117
EUR 18.15

This recording features works by American poets Susan Howe and Nathaniel Mackey, as produced by visual artist Shannon Ebner. Juxtaposing historic and recent material from 1991–2018, the work brought together here examines the two writers’ lifelong preoccupation with subjects adrift in narratives of dispossession, both real and imagined. Liner notes contain excerpts of original interviews as well as reproductions of published materials by Howe and Mackey. The fourteen-track record is the full-length version of what Ebner started in 2016, when she began seeking exchanges with the two poets. She was drawn to their works for their experiments in poetic form.

, 31 x 31 cm, vinyl, English

Stief Desmet - Paradise, Prototypes & Other Deconstructions

Isbn 9789493146044
Publisher Art Paper Editions
Idea code 19116
EUR 20.55

What Stief Desmet invariably presents in his work, and again in Paradise, Prototypes & Other Deconstructions, is the fragmentary representation of something that is too agile and too fleeting in its totality – far too agile and fleeting – to be fully grasped. Paradox­ically enough, that ‘something’ cannot be equated to what we often call the ‘unreal’ beauty of supremely attractive people, or to colourful skies lled with billowing clouds, or even with artistic masterpieces. Nor is it related, in a non­-aesthetic sense, to the type of incident that is often characterised as ‘too good to be true’. That ‘something’ is unambiguously real – the absolute reality, namely, of an animal.

48 p, ills colour, 24 x 33 cm, pb, English

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Wouter Bouchez, Julie Rodeyns & Others Through Art We Care

Isbn 9789493146051
Publisher Art Paper Editions
Idea code 19112
EUR 25.70

What happens when art meets (health)-care? This book takes a closer look at the work of artists engaging in a dialogue with healthcare facilities. Human relations and connections are essential to the work of many contemporary artists, and they bring this focus with them when entering a healthcare setting or working with people who are especially vulnerable. This book highlights the importance of a dialogue between all parties involved in art-health collaborations, in which each listens to the others’ stories, opinions and approaches. The different chapters highlight various perspectives and represent an open, ongoing conversation between artists, medical staff, art-mediators and patients. They also present an invitation to you to join the conversation.

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

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Sanguine - Luc Tuymans On Baroque

Isbn 9788887029741
Publisher Fondazione Prada
Idea code 19075
EUR 62.50

'Sanguine' is a personal interpretation of the Baroque based on innovative juxtapositions and unexpected associations of works by contemporary artists and Old Masters. Avoiding a rigid chronological order or a strictly historiographical approach, Tuymans evades the traditional notion of the Baroque and invites viewers to reconsider 17th century art, as well as the contemporary research, by placing artists and their role in society at the centre of the exhibition narrative.

240 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 28 cm, hb, Italian/English

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Jurriaan Benschop - Salt In The Wound

Isbn 9789527222096
Publisher Garret Publications
Idea code 19153
EUR 18.50

Salt in the Wound takes the reader on a journey through Europe, following different paths of 18 established and mid-career contemporary artists, including Anish Kapoor, Bridget Riley, Luc Tuymans, Paula Rego, and Sean Scully. What drives their work? How do cultural landscape, political climate, and other circumstances filter through it? By encountering the artists directly, through conversation and debate, the author delves into both local and global dimensions of the art world. Further reflection on various traditions and regions of the continent allow new perspectives to emerge that speak to the diversity of art across Europe.

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

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Anthony Wilson - Songs And Photographs

Isbn 9783944630045
Publisher Little Steidl
Idea code 19099
EUR 89.45

Jazz guitarist and composer Anthony Wilson brings the musical and visual paths of his creative process together in this publication. Comprising ten new songs recorded on a vinyl LP and accompanied by a photobook featuring his own photography and lyrics, the songs and images work together in dialogue. In this way it becomes a platform for Wilson to push his song writing beyond genres, find authentic paths into performance and improvisation, and explore the fleeting intimacies of the everyday in a personal way. For the recording Wilson is joined by a master cast: jazz producer Joe Harley and musicians Gerald Clayton, Joshua Crumbly, Jay Bellerose, and Patrick Warren.

48 p, ills colour, 31 x 31 cm, pb, English

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Dai Hanzhi - A Life With Art In China 1986-2002

Isbn 9789491435515
Publisher Witte De With
Idea code 19050
EUR 31.80

This monograph celebrates the life and work of Dutch artist Hans van Dijk and describes his influential role in Chinese contemporary art. Known in China as Dai Hanzhi, he was both a witness and a catalyst in the development of the art scene there in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, acting as curator, art historian, and gallerist. Filled with prints and archive photos, the book portrays the recent history of Chinese contemporary art through Van Dijk’s experience. It includes previously unpublished correspondence between him and artists such as Ding Yi and Huang Yong Ping, plus more than 20 interviews and a scholarly essay by Van Dijk on the modern history of art in China.

352 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 29 cm, pb, English

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Jakob Timpe - Un/applied Arts

Isbn 9783957634399
Publisher Revolver Publishing
Idea code 19061
EUR 29.80

This book offers new insights into the work of the German product designer Jakob Timpe. Presenting furniture and lighting fixtures produced by brands such as Alias, Marset, Serien, Vondingen, and Nils Holger Moormann, as well as unpublished studies, it depicts how the inherent language of Timpe’s imagery establishes a very individual, well-founded approach to design. By addressing the applicability of a range of objects such as chairs, standing lamps, shelving systems, and stools in an unbiased and clear manner, it oscillates between monograph, magazine, and catalogue. A conversation between Timpe and Markus Frenzl illuminates the designer’s approach.

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

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