Michael Krebber

Published by Villa Arson, Nice, 1997, 32 pages (b/w ill.), 21 × 26.5 cm, French

Price: €28

Catalogue produced on the occasion of Michael Krebber’s exhibition at the Villa Arson, Nice, 28 March – 18 May, 1997.

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Phillip Lai

Published by The Showroom, London, 1997, 24 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 21 cm, English

Price: €18 (Out of stock)

Produced on the occasion of Phillip Lai’s exhibtion at The Showroom, London, 26th February–30th March, 1997. With an essay by Francis McKee and an interview by Karina Daskalov.

Phillip Lai’s work at The Showroom involved the construction of objects and images which addressed ‘fluid’ states; the transformation via a soy-sauce fermentation unit, of solids to liquid and the absurd fusion, through biro drawn directly onto the gallery wall, of automatic drawing and the ‘letting’, or exhumation, of a consciousness.

More information on the exhibition can be found here.

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Traces of Light in Modernism: Koshiro Onchi, Osamu Shiihara and Ei-Q

Published by The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, 1997, 40 pages (b/w ill.), 21 × 29.7 cm, Japanese / English

Price: €40 (Out of stock)

Various artistic trends originating in Europe after World War 1, such as Russian Constructivism, the Bauhaus in Germany and Surrealism in France, left a strong impression on Japanese art and photography in the Taisho and the early Showa periods. In photography in particular, the Western influence brought a new movement called Shinko Shashin (New Photography) in the early Showa period. This exhibition was an attempt at reexamining the viual expression in the period from the perspective of the photographic work of artist from fields other than photography, focusing on the work of Koshiro Onchi, Osamu Shiihara and Ei-Q

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Kinder dieser Welt Hanne Darboven

Published by Hatje Cantz, Berlin, 1997, 184 pages (colour & b/will.), hardcover with CD insert, 21.5 × 30.3 cm, German

Price: €23

From 1990 to 1996, Hanne Darboven worked on Kinder dieser Welt, an extensive opus comprised of several books, toys, brown-paper tablets and 2202 musical “scores”. In a departure from previous practice, the artist employs coloration and a playful approach to modify the stringency of her concept involving the subjective rendering of calendar information to conjure up a cosmopolitan children’s world as a symbol for an optimistic new beginning.

This book reproduces the formally quite diverse and complex segments of the work in sections. An introductory essay explores the way in which the artist fundamentally recapitulates her entire concept of space and time in Kinder dieser Welt, shaping it into an appeal for the discovery of individual rules. An annotated works catalogue and a detailed biography document the life and work of the artist, the recipient of the 1995 International Prize of the state of Baden-Württemberg.

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