Present Time Exercise Silke Otto-Knapp

Published by Walther Koenig, Köln, 2010, 120 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 22 × 27 cm, English

Price: €20

Edited by Suzanne Cotter. Text by Catherine Wood, Jan Verwoert.

Rendered in pallid, ghostly tones, Silke Otto-Knapp’s watercolors and gouaches recall turn-of-the-century painters such as Bakst, or children’s illustrators like Arthur Rackham. Her delicately delineated vignettes of encounters, dances and isolate doings seem to take place beyond a veil, in a submarine realm of amphitheaters and botanical gardens. Present Time Exercise surveys her work from the past five years.

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The Artist as an Instigator of Changes in Social Cognition and Behaviour Stephen Willats

Published by Occasional Papers, London, 2010, 96 pages (b/w ill.), 13 × 21 cm, English

Price: €12

This is the first re-issue of Stephen Willats’ major text The Artist as an Instigator of Changes in Social Cognition and Behaviour since its original publication in 1973. Willats wrote The Artist as an Instigator while he ran the Centre for Behavioural Art, a cross-disciplinary research and discussion platform he established at Gallery House, London, in 1972–73. Long out of print, and as relevant today as it was in the early 1970s, the essay includes rigorous analyses of social forms of artistic production and descriptions of a number of projects by Willats. Along with the original text, this edition features archival images and a specially written introduction by the artist.

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Kempens Informatieblad – Detroit Edition Jef Geys

Published by Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit & Jef Geys, Balen, 2010, unpaginated(colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 29.5 cm, English

Price: €8

Produced in accompaniment to Jef Geys’ exhibition Woodward Avenue, Summer 2010.

Kempens Informatieblad, was a newspaper published by Belgian artist Jef Geys between 1971 and 2018.

Since the early 1960s, in addition to his interlocking artistic and pedagogical work, Geys was also involved in the production and distribution of a local newspaper, the Kempisch Reklaamblad, on whose pages he began to publish various textual and pictorial material among the advertisements placed therein. After it was discontinued, Geys took over the paper and continued it under his own direction as Kempens Informatieblad.

Functioning as an alternative to the conventional artist catalog, the issues, over 50 in total, were mostly published in connection with his exhibitions. As an information system directed by the artist, it successively developed into a kind of meta-medium within his practice, through which he himself organized his representation and mediation – beyond the exhibition context.

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Drift Jochen Lempert

Published by Walther König, Köln, 2010, 16 pages (b/w ill.), 15 × 21 cm, English

Price: €18 (Out of stock)

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Jochen Lempert at the Museum Ludwig, Köln, 23 April – 13 June, 2010.

Jochen Lempert photographs the animal world in the most diverse contexts: from their natural habitat to the museum of natural history, from the zoo to the urban environment, in remote places or banal settings and situations. Lempert compiles his findings in a vast archive of images covering an ample spectrum, from common everyday views, to compositions that tend towards abstraction. This interest in the natural world as a subject has been further complemented by his exploration of the properties and materiality of the photographic image. Analogue, black and white, hand-printed in the darkroom, his photographs resist categorization and confront the canons of today’s aesthetic.

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I Can’t see Oscar Tuazon

Published by Paraguay Press, Paris & DoPe Press, Paris, 2010, silkscreened cover, 275 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 24 × 32 cm, English

Price: €60

Produced in 2010 on the occasion of three large solo exhibitions organised at the Centre international d’art et du paysage de Vassivière (France); the Kunsthalle Bern (Switzerland) and the Parc Saint Léger Centre d’art contemporain (France), I Can’t See stands as the first comprehensive monograph on the work developed by American artist Oscar Tuazon. It reads as a full-page visual essay with a phantom narrative spreading over 250 pages that was composed by the artist together with graphic designer Pierre-François Letué. With texts from Ariana Reines, Matthew Stadler, Cedar Sigo, Karl Holmqvist, Thomas Boutoux, Carissa Rodriguez, Eileen Myles, David Lewis, Oscar Tuazon, Sandra, Chiara Parisi, Philippe Pirotte

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grey-blue grain Adam Pendleton

Published by Kunstverein, Amsterdam, 2010, 80 pages (b/w ill.), 12 × 18 cm, English

Price: €12.50

This paperback serves as an extension of Adam Pendleton’s 2009 exhibition and performance series entitled EL T D K Amsterdam. It consists of excerpted texts and images integral to Pendleton’s practice at the time of the exhibition. Sources include Joan Retallack’s The Poethical Wager, Jena Osman, Edward Sapir, Ron Silliman, Tan Lin, Jean-Luc Godard, Leslie Scalapino, Amiri Baraka/Leroi Jones and Hugo Ball, and the artist’s own writings.

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