Jeremiah Day/Simone Forti

Published by Project Art Centre, Dublin, 2008, 95 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 19 × 24 cm, English

Price: €22

This publication is the record of the improvised collaboration between Jeremiah Day and Simone Forti. Day’s work spans photography, installation and storytelling, and employs intensive research to establish connections between himself and places of public significance; while Forti is an artist with links to the origins of postmodern dance in New York in the early 1960s, and whose practice has more recently involved poetic writing. Day studied improvisation with Forti in Los Angeles, and in 2007 the two collaborated on an exhibition at Project Arts Centre, Dublin. With essays by Fred Dewey, Tessa Giblin and Simone Forti.

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Works In Situ, A Work In Situ John Knight

Published by Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, 2008, unpaginated (colour & b/w ill.), 20 × 22.7 cm, English

Price: €18

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition John Knight WORKS IN SITU, A WORK IN SITU at Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, 19 April – 17 May, 2008.

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Libro n° 2 : 1972 Mirtha Dermisache

Published by CDLA (Centre des livres d'artistes), Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche, 2008, 72 pages (b/w ill.), 23.5 × 28 cm, French

Price: €23

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Mirtha Dermisache LIBROS – Dispositif éditorial Florent Fajole, Centre des livres d’artistes, October 4 – December 20, 2008.

Argentinian artist Mirtha Dermisache wrote dozens of books, hundreds of letters and postcards, and countless texts. Not a single one was legible, yet, in their promixity to language, they all resonate with a mysterious potential for meaning. Using ink on paper, Dermisache invented an array of graphic languages, each with its own unique lexical and syntactic structure, laden with poetic and sometimes visceral suggestion.

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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 Verlag der Buchhandlung 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.

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