Piero Gilardi

Published by JRP Editions, Geneva, 2012, 192 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 20 × 25 cm, English / French / Italian

Price: €39

The first comprehensive monograph on the pioneer of Arte Povera, inventor of a “relational aesthetics” in the 1960s, political activist, and advocate of an ecologically concerned undertaking in the visual arts.

Piero Gilardi (born 1942 in Torino) is a pioneer of Arte Povera and a proud advocate of an ecological-concerned undertaking in visual arts. He is a peripatetic artist who gathered information about experimental art and creators in the 1960s, promoting the work of Richard Long or Jan Dibbets, and introducing Bruce Nauman or Eva Hesse into Europe. He is also a political activist who marched with FIAT workers in the 1970s, and who founded, in the 2000s the Living Art Park, commissioning earthworks to contemporary artists such as Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster or Lara Almarcegui.

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Jochen Lempert

Published by More Publishers, Brussels, 2012, double-sided offset print (b/w ill.), 21 × 29.7 cm (unfolded 84.1 × 59.5 cm), English

Price: €130

Produced by More Publishers as part of the Sunday series (#14). Signed and numbered edition of 100 (+7 A.P)

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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Interiors – CCS Readers: Perspectives on Art and Culture

Published by Sternberg Press, Berlin, 2012, 312 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 18.8 × 25.3 cm, English

Price: €26

An anthology that examines the poetics and politics of interior experience within the frame of contemporary art. Through diverse discursive modes—commissioned essays, conversations and talks, historical writings, and artistic projects—this anthology, the first CCS Readers volume, examines the poetics and politics of interior experience within the frame of contemporary art.

Texts by Anni Albers, Doug Ashford, Gaston Bachelard, Angelo Bellfatto, Nova Benway, Gregg Bordowitz, Johanna Burton, Theresa Choi, Beatriz Colomina, Lynne Cooke, Moyra Davey, Tom Eccles, Diana Fuss, Jennifer Gross, Elizabeth Grosz, Roni Horn, Jenny Jaskey, Susanne Küper, Elisabeth Lebovici, Nathan Lee, Zoe Leonard, Dorit Margreiter, Josiah McElheny, Helen Molesworth, Georges Perec, Juliane Rebentisch, David Reed, Lisa Robertson, Joel Sanders, Virginia Woolf, Amy Zion.

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On Performance

Published by Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, 2012, 192 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 16.5 × 23.5 cm, English / German

Price: €20 (Out of stock)

On Performance is the first volume to be published in the KUB Arena publication- series; it not only documents the performance project that took place in the KUB Arena in the winter of 2010/11, but also contains in-depth essays by Giles Bailey and Eva Meyer examining the theory and history of performance. Artists’ contributions especially created for the publication by Ruth Buchanan, Coming to Have A Public Life, Is It Worth It?, Simon Fujiwara, Suchan Kinoshita, Kooperative für Darstellungspolitik, Falke Pisano, and Ian White appear alongside an interview with the participating artists by Eva Birkenstock and Joerg Franzbecker, with accompanying comments by Marina Vishmidt. Designed by HIT Studio.

#2012 #evabirkenstock #falkepisano #hitstudio #ianwhite #kunsthausbregenz #marinavishmidt #ruthbuchanan #suchankinoshita
From Action To Matchmaking Photons To Zen Buddhists Bad Breath Voebe de Gruyter

Published by Roma Publications, Amsterdam, 2012, 216 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 24 × 34 cm, English

Price: €29

Voebe de Gruyter is an artist who makes propositions about unexpected scientific phenomena and other patterns which reveal themselves in everyday situations. Her work abounds with elementary particles: “points of concentration, information particles, small units which contain multitudes,” the artist once explained. For this publication De Gruyter went through her complete inventory and studio archives. With texts by Maria Barnas and Roel Arkesteijn, plus explanatory notes by the artist herself for almost all the works. Designed by Felix Weigand.

A preview of the publication can be found here.

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Räumliche Sequenz Florian Pumhösl

Published by Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, 2012, 328 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 18 × 23 cm, English / German

Price: €40

Produced on the occasion of Florian Pumhösl’s 2012 exhibition at Kunsthaus Bregenz, it documents the exhibition and also catalogues all of Pumhösl’s exhibitions since 1993. The exhibition consisted of plaster panels in three different sizes grouped in threes, the order of each trio beginning with the smallest and ending with the largest format. The progression of the 45-piece series of 15 subjects, subtitled Cliché, takes its lead from the Bauhaus artist László Moholy-Nagy’s enamel pictures. In contrast to Moholy-Nagy, who delegated the task in the case of his telephone pictures to a specialist firm, Pumhösl himself applies the formal effects to his panels using what he refers to as a cliché stamp.

With texts from Juli Carson, André Rottmann and Yilmaz Dziewior. Designed by Yvonne Quirmbach

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