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Mercury Ariana Reines

Published by Fence Books, New York, 2011, 128 pages, 16.5 × 22 cm, English

Price: €17

Composed in the direct, accessible, consciousness-piercing style of which readers of Ariana Reines’ first two books are wildly enamoured, Mercury comprises a group of long poems. These interlocking works speak to the substance and essence of what is said, transmitted, transacted, “communicated” between persons. Reines proposes that substance and essence are opposites, and explores this in contexts including commercial cinema, the nation-state, currency, alchemy, and internet porn.

#2011 #arianareines #poetry
A Centre Cannot Hold Jason Hendrik Hansma

Published by Shimmer Press, Rotterdam, 2020, 24 pages (b/w ill.), 148.5 × 21 cm, English

Price: €10

Produced on the occasion of Jason Hendrik Hansma’s exhibition A Centre Cannot Hold at Memphis, Linz, 22 July — 17 September, 2020.

“Stretched across a white-walled room with grey concrete floors, a chiffon curtain billows from the wind of an open window. Past the window, leaves on a tree flutter in the wind. The curtain stretches from the ceiling to the floor and across the length of the room. Underneath the curtain, is a small, reflective strip on the tiled floor. The sun from the window and from a path leading to another room lights the space and the curtain.”

With a text by Jo-ey Tang. Designed by Christophe Clarijs.

#2020 #christopheclarijs #jasonhendrikhansma #joeytang #shimmerpress #shimmerrotterdam
A Centre Cannot Hold (invitation) Jason Hendrik Hansma

Published by Memphis, Linz, 2020, card, 10.3 × 14.5 cm, English

Price: €1

Produced on the occasion of Jason Hendrik Hansma’s exhibition A Centre Cannot Hold at Memphis, Linz, 22 July — 17 September, 2020.

“Stretched across a white-walled room with grey concrete floors, a chiffon curtain billows from the wind of an open window. Past the window, leaves on a tree flutter in the wind. The curtain stretches from the ceiling to the floor and across the length of the room. Underneath the curtain, is a small, reflective strip on the tiled floor. The sun from the window and from a path leading to another room lights the space and the curtain.”

#2020 #ephemera #jasonhendrikhansma
Linderism Linder

Published by Walther König, Köln & Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, 2020, 128 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 20 × 28 cm, English

Price: €25

Accompanying the first in-depth survey of her work in the UK, Linderism offers four new perspectives on Linder’s wide-ranging practice by James Boaden, Alyce Mahon, Amy Tobin and Sarah Victoria Turner. The essays address Linder’s early photomontages forged in the crucible of punk and post-punk culture in the North-West of England, as well as more recent shifts in her practice encompassing spirituality, the occult, and the surreal. Linderism is fully illustrated including extensive documentation of working drawings, and research images – the materials that have long formed the basis of her practice – as well as documentation of works included in the survey exhibition.

Designed by Julie Peeters.

#2020 #juliepeeters #linder #waltherkönig
SELECTED WORKS 1970-2015 B. WURTZ

Published by BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, 2015, 162 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 22.5 × 28.5 cm, English

Price: €20

Produced on the occasion of B.Wurtz’s survey shows at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead and La Casa Encendida, Madrid in 2015.

For more than 40 years, B. Wurtz has collected common, domestic objects – carrier bags, aluminium roasting trays, buttons, shoelaces – and repurposed them into meticulously formal constructions that are balanced, fragile, yet sometimes discordant. His raw material is the stuff we constantly use and constantly overlook; things that connect to life in its most everyday sense.

Wurtz’s sculpture maintains an adherence to classical forms and a play with art history, all the while responding to three fundamental needs outlined early in the artist’s career: sleeping, eating and keeping warm.

#2015 #bwurtz
Market Group Material

Published by Kunstverein München, München, 1995, 38 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 14.8 × 19.5 cm, English / German

Price: €20

Produced on the occasion of Group Material – Market at Kunstverein München, May 6 – June 18, 1995. From the early 1980s, Group Material worked on complex social and cultural issues: in 1988, for example, they developed a four-part project on today’s understanding of democracy, followed by a so-called AIDS timeline. For Kunstverein München they developed a new project about consumption. The space was modelled after a shopping mall and contained products of the commodity world, which were collected by Group Material and commented on in the exhibition.

#1995 #groupmaterial #kunstvereinmünchen