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Kino/Atelier – Program

Published by Bauer Verlag, Frankfurt, 2020, 96 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 14.1 × 20.3 cm, English

Price: €8

A book produced in conjunction with Bauer Verlag’s eponymous series of screenings at the Studio/Cinema in Brooklyn. Bauer Verlag was established in 2012 in Frankfurt as an artist collective to publish text-based books by artists and friends.

With contributions from Nicholas Vargelis, Kerstin Stakemeier, Steve Beck, Lis Rhodes, Leslie Bauer, Érik Bullot, C.Vanaik, VUE Committee, Shirley Clarke, Hilary Harris, Giuliana Bruno, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Peter Larsen, Elissa Suh, Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet, Storm de Hirsch, Mark Fisher, Bruce Baillie, Rachel Haidu, Kai Althoff, Jennifer Reeves, Karl Holmqvist, Eros in Le Wind, Marie Menken, Jonas Raam.

#2020 #bauerverlag #brucebaillie #experimentalfilm #film #jeanmariestraubanddanielehuillet #karlholmqvist #mariemenken #pierpaolopasolini
Angola To Vietnam Christopher Williams

Published by Imschoot Uitgevers, Ghent, 1989, 84 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 14.8 × 21 cm, English

Price: €160

Angola to Vietnam is Christopher William’s 1989 artist’s book based on his photographic piece of the same title featuring twenty-seven images of glass flowers from Harvard University’s Peabody Museum of Natural History. “Drawing from the Peabody’s cache of sculptural specimens, Christopher Williams selected only those plants native to countries in which state-sponsored murders occurred in 1984. The information affixed to each photograph mimics the museum’s labels, but here Williams places the country of origin above the flower’s Latin name, subtly foregrounding the political over the natural. By referencing government-sanctioned atrocities, Williams calls attention to the flowers’ colonial origins, as the science of botany is rooted in the tangled and often exploitative history of international exploration and trade”.

#1989 #christopherwilliams #imschootuitgevers
Program. – For Example: Dix-Huit Lecons Sur La Société Industrielle (Revision 10) Christopher Williams

Published by Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, 2010, 80 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 20.5 × 25.5 cm, English / Norwegian

Price: €35

Program was produced by Bergen Kunsthall on the occasion of the exhibition For Example: Dix-Huit Leçons Sur La Société Industrielle (Revision 10), curated by Solveig Ovstebo. With texts by Solveig Øvstebø, Diedrich Diederichsen, John Kelsey, and Christopher Williams, and design by Christopher Williams and Petra Hollenbach.

Christopher Williams’ work operates within the conventions of advertising, the superficiality of surface, and, ultimately the history of Modernism. In photography, film, performance, sculpture, graphic design, and video, the process of reproduction is the artist’s point of entry; from there he exposes the flaws in a near-perfect, carefully constructed reality. Each image, whether architectural or figurative, natural or manufactured, is subject to the conditions of production and the inevitable boundaries of the pictorial surface.

#2010 #christopherwilliams
Piero Manzoni

Published by Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 1970, 20 pages (b/w ill.), 21 × 28 cm, Dutch / Italian

Price: €35 (Out of stock)

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Piero Manzoni at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 13 March – 26 April, 1970.

SM Cat. No 474.

Designed by Wim Crouwel.

*Please note this publication is secondhand and has some traces of previous ownership.

#1970 #pieromanzoni #stedelijkmuseum #wimcrouwel
Homework Snack Syndicate

Published by Discipline, Melbourne, 2021, 302 pages, 10.8 × 17.7 cm, English

Price: €12

Homework by Snack Syndicate (Andrew Brooks & Astrid Lorange) collects twenty-seven texts written over the course of 2016–2020. Homework considers the manifold ways that embodied life (birth, death, love, friendship, solidarity, race, gender, sexuality, citizenship) are conditioned by a world that appears both ruinous and full of potential. Snack Syndicate asks how to read ruins and how to read the prophecy of hope that threads together a long history of survival and struggle. The book offers a guide for this reading, taking study to be a lifelong practice. It suggests a model for homework as the promise we make to each other through study and to the ghosts who carry us forward.

Introduction by Tom Melick and designed by Robert Milne.

#2021 #astridlorange #discipline #robertmilne #snacksyndicate
Pisti 80, Rue De Belleville Estelle Hoy

Published by After 8 Books, Paris, 2020, 120 pages (b/w ill.), 11 × 18 cm, English

Price: €13

Estelle Hoy offers a wry exploration of the seductive allure of tropes and cliché in the art world and politics in this novella, which documents the story of Pisti, a leftist Hungarian activist and her anarchist collective based in Paris. In the course of one night in a Belleville apartment, old friends and new lovers converse about contemporary politics, activism and art, violence, and queer issues. The book is also an experiment in writing, teasing the reader with namedropping and appropriation. Whole phrases are lifted from other texts and woven seamlessly into the narrative. Based in Berlin and Paris, Hoy is a feminist writer, socially engaged artist, political activist, and academic.

#2020 #after8books #estellehoy #fiction