Retrospective / ’96-’97 Iwata Nakayama

Published by Ashiya City Museum of Art and History, Ashiya & Shoto Museum of Art, Tokyo, 1996, 192 pages ( b/w ill.), 21 × 27.5 cm, Japanese

Price: €75

Iwata Nakayama (1895-1949) is regarded as a one of the most important contributors to the Shinko Shashin movement. After graduating from the Tokyo School of Fine Arts in 1918, he received a scholarship from the Japanese government and went to California before settling in New York. At the same time Nakayama was attracted to avant-garde movements and moved in bohemian circles where he met Shimizu Toshi. Shimizu encouraged him to move to Paris in 1926 where he met Man Ray, Fujita Tsuguji, and Enrico Prompolini. These encounters left a deep impression on him and when he returned to Japan in 1927 he energetically set about forming his own vision of ‘pure art photography’. In 1929 he settled in Ashiya (nr. Kobe) and in the following year founded the Ashiya Camera Club with Hanaya Kambei, Korai Seiji, and others. This club became the main driving force of New Photography in Japan. Together with Kimura and Nojima he founded Koga magazine in 1932 that was the most important forum for artistic photography at the time.

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Quill, Solitary Apparition Barbara Guest

Published by The Post-Apollo Press, Sausalito, 1996, 78 pages, 15.2 × 20.2 cm, English

Price: €14 (Temporarily out of stock)

One of the most notable members of the New York School and its most prominent woman, Barbara Guest is the author of over twenty books of poetry and fiction. The most recent to appear is The Collected Poems of Barbara Guest (Wesleyan Poetry). Other major works include The Red Gaze (Wesleyan Poetry), Forces of Imagination (Kelsey Street Press), Miniatures and Other Poems (Wesleyan Poetry), and Symbiosis (Kelsey Street Press). She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Frost Medal for Distinguished Lifetime Achievement from the Poetry Society of America.

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Simians, Cyborgs and Women: The Reinvention of Nature Donna Haraway

Published by Free Association Books, London, 1996, 290 pages, 15 × 23 cm, English

Price: €24 (Temporarily out of stock)

Simians, Cyborgs and Women is a powerful collection of ten essays written between 1978 and 1989. Although on the surface, simians, cyborgs and women may seem an odd threesome, Haraway describes their profound link as “creatures” which have had a great destabilizing place in Western evolutionary technology and biology. Throughout this book, Haraway analyzes accounts, narratives, and stories of the creation of nature, living organisms, and cyborgs. At once a social reality and a science fiction, the cyborg–a hybrid of organism and machine–represents transgressed boundaries and intense fusions of the nature/culture split. By providing an escape from rigid dualisms, the cyborg exists in a post-gender world, and as such holds immense possibilities for modern feminists. (First published in 1991.)

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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 (Out of stock)

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.

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Been There and Back David Hammons

Published by Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, 1996, 32 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 27 cm, English

Price: €25 (Out of stock)

Produced on the occasion of David Hammons: Been There and Back, his 1996 exhibition at Salzburger Kunstverein. Texts by Dawoud Bey and Silvia Eiblmayr.

More information on the show can be found here.

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Durs Grünbein Andreas Slominski

Published by Jablonka Galerie, Köln, 1996, 24 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 24 × 30 cm, German / English

Price: €10

Produced on the occasion of 2 exhibitions at Jablonka Galerie, Mills & Monument to a Foot both in 1996. Since 1984, when he was struck by the sculptural quality of a vole trap, he has been known for complex variations on the animal trap as sculpture, as well as a variety of conceptual projects that probe ideas about art and its reception.

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