10 Tableaux and 16,952 Pages On Kawara

Published by Yale University Press, New Haven & Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, 2008, 192 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21.6 × 28 cm, English

Price: €28

Produced on the occasion of On Kawara’s exhibition at Dallas Museum of Art, May 18 – August 24, 2008.

Since the mid-1960s, On Kawara (b. 1933) has objectively recorded his existence through everyday numbers, words, and found images. This book presents works selected by the artist from throughout his illustrious career, including paintings made at the time of the 1969 moon landings, other large-scale paintings, a 100 Years Calendar, and a vast array of his own books that chronicle his extensive travels, acquaintances, and personal readings.

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Seasons Etel Adnan

Published by The Post-Apollo Press, Sausalito, 2008, 77 pages, 15.2 × 21.5 cm, English

Price: €17 (Temporarily out of stock)

“A series of meditations following the sun, Seasons arrives in mesmerizing waves of observation and reflection. The blue depths of Adnan’s inquiry—into the nature of Being, Time, knowledge itself—crest moment upon moment of quiet revelation, as the passions of history, myth, today, and yesterday rage and subside beneath her watchful eye. ‘To think is not to contemplate, it’s to witness.’ So stanzas wash upon the page’s horizon, ever moving toward the mind’s encounters with the world. Intimate with ephemera, alert to what’s hidden, Seasons seeks the universe within and beyond the spirit’s changeable weather, finding everywhere its center.”—Megan Pruiett

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Collected Works Frances Stark

Published by Walther König, Köln, 2008, 160 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21.5 × 27.8 cm, English

Price: €37 (Temporarily out of stock)

The Los Angeles-based artist and art writer Frances Stark has gathered an international cult following for her prolific prose and her smart, honest and intimate artwork. This engaging artist’s book is conceived as a companion piece to Stark’s Collected Writings 1993–2003, fashioning itself as a graphic counterpart that draws from the artist’s paintings, collages, drawings, videos, poetry and more, from 1993 to the present. Through provocative and diaristic text notes printed alongside Stark’s sometimes humorous, often self-scrutinizing images, Collected Works addresses the paradox of reproducing visual art that is essentially non-photogenic by nature–because of its tactility, detail or scale.

#2008 #francesstark #waltherkönig
THE DISCUSSIONS Ian Wilson

Published by Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 2008, 189 pages, 18.7 × 27 cm, English

Price: €37 (Temporarily out of stock)

Conceptual artist Ian Wilson (1940, Durban, South Africa) has been interested in spoken language as an art form since 1968. At first, he described his own work as ‘oral communication’, and later on as ‘discussion’. At Wilson’s own request, his work is never recorded either as film or audio in order to preserve the transient nature of the spoken word.

During a visit of Wilson to the Van Abbemuseum in 2006, the idea arose to make a catalogue raisonné, containing all of Wilson’s discussions from 1968 until 2008.
Using documentation and the recollection of participants, the fleeting works have been catalogued by researcher Chantal Kleinmeulman.

Designed by Inge Ketelers.

#2008 #ianwilson #ingeketelers
Que–Sah Manfred Pernice

Published by Verlag für moderne Kunst, Vienna, 2008, 208 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 25 × 30 cm, English/German

Price: €20

Monograph with comprehensive timeline, produced on the occasion of Manfred Pernice’s exhibition Que-Sah at The Neues Museum, Nuremberg, 25 April – 6 July, 2008.

The exhibition title – Que–Sah – refers to one volume of the Brockhaus encyclopaedia, where alphabetical arrangement gives systematic order to the highly varied lexical contents. For Pernice, “the first entry (Quebec conferences) and the last (Saho, Ethiopian stock farmers), like all the other conceptual phenomena in-between, are potential areas of artistic exploration.”

Designed by Yvonne Quirmbach.

#2008 #manfredpernice #yvonnequirmbach
As Occasions Wendelien van Oldenborgh

Published by Tent, Rotterdam, 2008, 51 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 17 × 24 cm, Dutch / English

Price: €5

As Occasions was the first significant review of the work of then Rotterdam-based artist Wendelien van Oldenborgh.

Van Oldenborgh’s work focuses on the dynamics of cultural identity in society by communicating the interactions between individuals, often working against the historical grain and in (public) locations, using the cinematic lens to investigate these intricacies, allowing for an alternative public discourse to take place.

#2008 #wendelienvanoldenborgh