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Discipline Nº 5

Published by Discipline, Melbourne, 2019, 304 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 23 × 30 cm, English

Price: €14

Edited by Helen Hughes and David Homewood (Discipline Nº 5); Carla Macchiavello and Camila Marambio (Más allá del fin Nº 3); and designed by Robert Milne.

Discipline, Más allá del fin (translating to ‘discipline beyond the end’)—represents an effort to map a South–South relationship between Chile and Australia, and even more specifically, between its southernmost island tips: Tierra del Fuego and Tasmania. For centuries, the Northern imagination conceived of these places as the very personification of distance itself, whereas the editors of Más allá del fin refer to Tierra del Fuego as ‘the centre of the known universe’. In addition to publishing a range of essays on modern and contemporary art, this joint issue recentres and forges new connections between Southern perspectives, generating a dynamic and relational art history of the contemporary.

You can see a full list of contents here.

#2019 #a.d.s.donaldson #discipline #georgeegerton-warburton #michaelstevenson #quentinsprague #robertmilne #taramcdowell #tomnicholson
Lawrence Weiner Is Your Alphabet’s Sixth Letter Reinier Vrancken

Published by Reinier Vrancken, Rotterdam, 2018, unpaginated (colour & b/w ill.), 14.8 × 21 cm, English

Price: €5

A photograph depicting Lawrence Weiner leaning casually against the wall next to his work was uploaded to a website to point out in which letter the work was typeset. The website ascribes Weiner to the alphabet’s sixth letter (that letter that starts the word we use when we describe moving through the air with wings). Edition of 50

#2018 #lawrenceweiner #reiniervrancken
Kunstamt Berlin-Tempelhof Hans Bellmer

Published by Kunstamt Berlin-Tempelhof, Berlin, 1967, 100 pages (approx) (b/w ill.), 16.5 × 21 cm, German

Price: €18

Produced on the occasion of Kunstamt Berlin-Tempelhof’s exhibition of the work of Hans Bellmer, 9 June – 9 July 1967.

Hans Bellmer (13 March 1902 – 24 February 1975) was a German artist, best known for the life-sized pubescent female dolls he produced in the mid-1930s. Historians of art and photography also consider him a Surrealist photographer.

#1967 #hansbellmer
Section 31 Ian Wilson

Published by Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, 1984, 32 pages, 14 × 21.5 cm, English

Price: €23

Ian Wilson has been exploring the aesthetic potential of spoken language since the late 1960s. His ongoing body of work—beginning with “oral communication” and eventually including his signature Discussions—began in 1968 with the spoken word “time”.

Over the course of the 1970s, his discussions took on a more formal character, and his interests shifted towards ‘The Known and Unknown’, based on Plato’s ‘The Parmenides’. In contrast to a ‘performance’, during a discussion the audience can actively take part in realising the concept of ‘oral communication’. Wilson does not want the discussion to be recorded either on film or audio. Wilson summarises the core of these discussions in a book series entitled ‘section’.

#1984 #ianwilson #kunsthallebern
Discordance / Cohérence Daniel Buren

Published by Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 1976, 80 pages (b/w ill.), 21 × 27 cm, English / French

Price: €22

“A book by (Un livre de) R.H. Fuchs with the collaboration of (avec la collaboration de) Daniel Buren and with contributions by (avec des contributions de) André Bompard, B.H.D. Buchloh, Douglas Crimp, René Denizot.

All descriptions (photographs+texts+diagrams) here included correspond with works selected by Rudi Fuchs. This selection represents approximately seven percent of the work executed since 1965. Most descriptions are being done here for the first time. All descriptions have been written (or rewritten) especially for this book”

Designed by Walter Nikkels

#1976 #benjaminh.d.buchloh #danielburen #douglascrimp #vanabbemuseum #walternikkels
The Lost Space Guy Mees

Published by Paraguay Press, Paris, 2019, 26 pages (b/w ill.), 18 × 26.5 cm, English / Flemish / French

Price: €16

Guy Mees used the enigmatic title Lost Space to describe two major bodies of work, distinct in origin and form, and separated by a gap of more than twenty years: the geometric objects and panels covered in lace created in the 1960s, and the works he started producing in the 1980s featuring colour paper cutouts pinned to walls. This publication is dedicated to a lesser-known chapter in this story: the writing process of a short text entitled, likewise, The Lost Space. An ambiguous manifesto for Mees’ work, the text went through a number of revisions, with Mees contributing suggestions, but never authoring it himself. This book reproduces eight extant versions of the text for the first time, in facsimile and typographic transcription. Edited by Lilou Vidal. Designed by Joris Kritis. Limited edition of 350 copies.

Guy Mees (1935-2003) is a Belgian artist whose oeuvre encompasses photographs, videos, sculptures, and fragile works on paper that combine formal rigor with delicacy and a conceptual approach. A leading figure of the Belgian avant-garde, Mees left behind a body of work that transgresses geometric abstraction, Minimalism, Conceptualism, and applied arts.

#2019 #guymees #joriskritis #lilouvidal #paraguaypress