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

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

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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Heetz, Nowak, Rehberger Kai Althoff/Cosima von Bonin

Published by Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, 1996, 68 pages (b/w ill.), 25 × 19 cm, English

Price: €20

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Heetz, Nowak, Rehberger at the Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany, November 24, 1996 – January 19, 1997 and Museu de Arte Contemporânea da USP, Saõ Paulo, Brazil, April 8 – May 25, 1997. Artists include Kai Althoff, Cosima von Bonin, and Tobias Rehberger.

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Guy de Cointet

Published by Le Magasin, Grenoble, 1996, 16 pages (b/w ill.), 12 × 21 cm (softcover), English/French

Price: €8

Booklet published on the occasion of a 1996 exhibition commissioned by Paul McCarthy and featuring the work of three European artists exiled in California: Guy de Cointet, Bas Jan Ader and Wolfgang Stoerchle. The publication includes texts by McCarthy and Cornelia Butler, biographical and bibliographical notes

Guy de Cointet (American, b. France. 1934–1983) was fascinated with language, which he explored primarily through performance and drawing. His practice involved collecting random phrases, words, and even single letters from popular culture and literary sources—he often cited Raymond Roussel’s novel “Impressions of Africa” as influential—and working these elements into non-linear narratives, which were presented as plays to his audience.

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