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Galerie Volker Siehl / Mies Van Der Rohe Haus Richard Tuttle

Published by Mies Van Der Rohe Haus, Berlin, 1996, 16 pages (colour ill.), 15 × 17 cm, German.

Price: €18

Produced on the occasion of Richard Tuttle’s exhibition at Mies Van Der Rohe Haus, Berlin, 1 November 1996 – 19 January, 1997 & Galerie Volker Siehl, Berlin, 31 October, 1996 – 18 January, 1997.

#1996 #richardtuttle
TheStars Richard Tuttle

Published by Modern Art, London, 2020, 260 pages (colour ill.), 16.5 × 22.5 cm, English

Price: €44

Produced on the occasion of Richard Tuttle’s exhibition TheStars at Modern Art, London, 1 October – 21 November, 2020.

Bearing a clear resemblance to some of Tuttle’s early work from the 1970s, such as his iconic Rope Piece (1974), which came to typify his bold approach to scale, these new works are made predominantly from plywood, paint, paper and metal wire, each sits atop its own hand-made shelf, annotated by Tuttle with its particular title, and secured to the wall with a single nail. The publication documents the new work alongside a series of Tuttle’s corresponding poems.

#2020 #modernartlondon #poetry #richardtuttle
How Do I Make Myself a Body? Henrik Olesen

Published by Hatje Cantz, Berlin, 2011, 212 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21.2 × 29.9 cm, English

Price: €40

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Henrik Olesen – How Do I Make Myself a Body? Malmö Konsthall, December 4, 2010–January 30, 2011 and Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, May 14–September 11, 2011.

Edited by Jacob Fabricius and Nikola Dietrich. Texts by Nikola Dietrich, Jacob Fabricius, Lars Bang Larsen, Judith Hopf, Ariane Müller, Antonin Artaud and contributions by Kurt Schwitters, Antonin Artaud. Designed by Martin Johansson and Henrik Olesen.

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Imitation of Life Mathias Poledna

Published by Distanz Verlag, Berlin, 2013, 108 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 23 × 25 cm, German / English

Price: €18

Produced on the occasion of Mathias Poledna’s participation at the 55th International Art Exhibition — Venice Biennale, representing Austria.

A 35mm colour film roughly three minutes in length, Imitation of Life was produced using the historic, labor-intensive technique of handmade animation and is built around a cartoon character performing a musical number. Its buoyant spirit and visual texture evoke the Golden Era of the American animation industry during the late 1930s and early 1940s. In the preceding years, the time of the Great Depression, the medium had evolved from a crude form of mass spectacle into a visual language of enormous richness and complexity that shaped and continues to resonate in our collective imaginary.

Designed by the artist in collaboration with Martha Stutteregger.

A portion of the film can be viewed here.

#2013 #marthastutteregger #mathiaspoledna
Ketty La Rocca

Published by Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, 2003, unpaginated (b/w ill.), 16.5 × 24 cm, German

Price: €12

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Ketty La Rocca, at Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, 6 June – 10 August, 2003.

Ketty La Rocca (1938–1976) was an important proponent of Conceptual and Body Art in Italy in the 1960s and 70s. Based on a visual poetry, she dealt radically with the sociopolitical limits of the meaning of language and images in her collages, performances and photographs. A central aspect is the examination of the bodily gesture as an “original means of communication”.

#2003 #concretepoetry #kettylarocca
Ecodeviance CAConrad

Published by Wave Books, Seattle, 2014, 160 pages, 19.1 × 25.2 cm, English

Price: €19

This series of 23 new (Soma)tic poetry rituals and resulting poems by CAConrad create what we can refer to as an “extreme present” set to reveal the creative viability of everything around us. Poetry rituals such as riding escalators and showing photographs of himself to strangers asking, “Excuse me, have you seen this person?” In another he pollinates flowers for security cameras, exclaiming, “I’M A POLLINATOR, I’M A POLLINATOR!” One was written with a ghost, another by stargazing to build his own constellations. (Soma)tic rituals are a practice of unorthodox steps aimed at breaking us out of the quotidian and into a more political and physical spiritual consciousness of The New Wilderness.

#2014 #caconrad #poetry #wavebooks