Gebärden und Ausdruck Kai Althoff

Published by Lukas & Sternberg, Berlin, 2002, 197 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 27 × 23 cm, clothbound hardcover, English/German

Price: €48

Edited by Nicolaus Schafhausen
Texts by Michaela Eichwald, Anke Kempkes, Bernd Koehler, Jutta Koether

Gebärden und Ausdruck (Gestures and Expression) is the first comprehensive publication on the work of German artist Kai Althoff (*1966).

Fully illustrated and conceived by the artist, the book traces the evolution of the work from the early nineties until today. The texts discuss Althoff’s repertoire of bohemian adolescents, revealing how his untranslatable dialect, hermetic cultural codes and twisted youth motifs are ultimately in service of the work’s epic dimension.

“What is happening here is more a question of the absorption, reduplication, and removal of the core of an existing societal dynamics where convictions, lifestyles, and attitudes previously radically opposed, or even mutually exclusive, have collapsed together into one.” Anke Kempkes

Design by Surface, Berlin/Frankfurt am Main

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Jack Goldstein

Published by Le Magasin, Grenoble, 2002, 176 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 23 × 29 cm, English / French

Price: €15

Anthology of essays on Jack Goldstein’s work (contributions by Hélène Winer, Laurie Anderson, Morgan Fisher, Douglas Crimp, David Salle, Thomas Lawson, Carter Ratcliff, Michael Newman, Jack Goldstein, John Hutton, Craig Owens, Therese Lichtenstein, Jean Fisher, Chris Dercon, Hal Foster, Jack Bankowsky, Rosetta Brooks, Philip Pocock, Bruce Greenville, Lionel Bovier, Fareed Armaly). Published on the occasion of the artist’s exhibition at Le Magasin, Grenoble, from February 3 to April 28, 2002.

Jack Goldstein was one of the most important artists of the 80’s in New York. He returned to California in the 90’s and slowly disappeared from the art world until renewed interest in his work began to happen in 2000. He was in the first graduating class from CalArts and went on to experiment with performance, film, recording, sculpture, and painting. His art of the late seventies, eighties, and early nineties influenced many artists who came after him. He died on March 14, 2003.

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