Tempo rubato Guy de Cointet

Published by Walther König, Köln, 2012, 98 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 16.5 × 23.5 cm, English / Spanish

Price: €22

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Guy de Cointet: Tempo rubato at Fundación/Colección Jumex, 3 December 2012 – 14 February 2013.

Guy de Cointet’s oeuvre, which includes drawings, publications, performance and film, intersects many of these areas of investigation, being at once performative, conceptual, minimalist, abstract and inspired by historic events, popular culture and mass media.

This publication includes a facsimile of the script for IGLU, a play he wrote in 1977, and its translation to Spanish.

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invitation card stanley brouwn

Published by Haubrok Foundation, Berlin, 2012, card, 15 × 10.5 cm, English

Price: €24

“Behind the standards put in place for the communication related to his exhibitions—the use of lowercase and Helvetica exclusively, the refusal to reproduce images of his work, to produce (or allow production of) written commentary on the subject of the same work, to appear in the context of a vernissage or even to answer an interview—the artist stanley brouwn builds his identity by way of ellipses. The invitation cards for his solo exhibitions provide a symptomatic example: set almost exclusively in Helvetica, the absence of uppercase, flying in the face of the graphic identity of the gallery or the host institution, they seem impossible to date, give or take twenty years” From Revue Faire – To look at things #4, Céline Chazalviel.

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mr. knife & mrs. fork Henrik Olesen

Published by Walther König, Köln, 2012, 96 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 19.9 × 22.7 cm, English / German

Price: €20

Produced on the occasion of the awarding of the Wolfgang-Hahn Prize to Henrik Olesen, 17 April – 29 July 2012 at the Museum Ludwig, Köln. With texts by Josef Strau and Carla Cugini.

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Lynda Morris / Dear Lynda…

Published by White Columns, New York, 2012, 100 pages (cb/w ill.), 21 × 29.7 cm, English

Price: €18 (Out of stock)

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Lynda Morris / Dear Lynda… at White Columns, New York and Chelsea Space, London, 2012.

An exhibition that considers the ongoing practice of the British curator and writer Lynda Morris. As with the term ‘artist’s artist’ there should perhaps be an additional category of ‘artist’s curators’ for which Morris would be an exemplary figure. Having worked for most of her career in regional British cities (inc. Nottingham and Norwich), Morris’ ongoing advocacy for the social realities and political necessity of art is evident in her most recent major project “Picasso: Peace and Freedom” an exhibition and accompanying book that she organized for Tate Liverpool, England, a project that considered the legacy of Picasso’s involvement in and support of the Peace movement.

Including the work of Art & Language, Gilbert & George, Andre Cadere, John Baldessari, David Lamelas (whose early works Morris appeared in), Richard Hamilton, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Marcel Broodthaers, Gustav Metzger, Stephen McKenna, Nigel Henderson, John Wonnacott, Jeremy Deller, Lucy McKenzie, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, John Stezaker, and more (from the White Columns press release)

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Ding und Körper Michaela Meise

Published by Walther König, Köln, 2012, 184 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21.2 × 27.2 cm, German / English

Price: €28 (Out of stock)

Produced on the occasion of Michaela Meise’s exhibition Ding und Körper 30 January – 29 March, 2009 at the Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe.

Michaela Meise works in the formats of video, drawing, performance and sculpture. She investigates principles of sculptural and architectural arrangement, both in terms of their creative realization and in relation to their political and social contexts. Her works make reference to aspects of a Minimalist or Post-Minimalist art which she transfers onto everyday housing- and living-spaces. With this “applied Minimalism,” Meise is able to study structures of balance, movement, rhythm or design down to the smallest details, and to connect them to moments of private remembrance. (press release Badischer Kunstverein)

Designed by Heimann und Schwantes

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Skizo-Mails Franco Berardi Bifo

Published by Errant Bodies, Berlin, 2012, 152 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 11.4 × 17.8 cm, English

Price: €10 (Out of stock)

Skizo-Mails is the first issue of the new book series Doormats published by Errant Bodies Press. Doormats seeks to unfold creative perspectives on what the political can be today: from critical appraisals of economic injustices to experimental research and projects on public life, the series aims for new political subjectivity. Doormats supports experimental writing, rants and poetics, reflections and commentary by international voices.

Franco “Bifo” Berardi (born 1948 in Bologna) is a philosopher, cultural theorist and political and media activist.  During the 1980s he contributed to Semiotexte (NY), Chimeree (Paris), Metropoli (Rome) and Musica 80 (Milan). In the 1990s he published Mutazione e Cyberpunk (Genoa, 1993), and more recently: Felix (London, 2008), The Soul at Work (Semiotexte, 2010) and After the Future (AK Press, 2011).

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