On Performance

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

Price: €20

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.

#2012 #mariabarnas #romapublications #voebedegruyter
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

#2012 #florianpumhösl #kunsthausbregenz #yilmazdziewior #yvonnequirmbach
Space, Body, Language Yvonne Rainer

Published by Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, 2012, 296 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 26.5 cm, German / English

Price: €34

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Yvonne Rainer Space, Body, Language at the Kunsthaus Bregenz, February 4 – March 9, 2012. This many-sided project offered
detailed and far-ranging insight into the legendary work of Yvonne Rainer, Presenting photographs and film documentations of stage works, notebooks, dance scores, scripts, and movie and exhibition posters.

With essays by Gabriele Brandstetter, Douglas Crimp, Yilmaz Dziewior, Barbara Engelbach, Carrie Lambert-Beatty, Volker Pantenburg, and Catherine Wood.

#2012 #dance #yilmazdziewior #yvonnerainer
DALET, CHAPTER 24 R.H. Quaytman

Published by Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, 2012, Hardcover boxed set of 61 color cards and 3 booklets (colour & b/w ill.), 16.5 × 21 cm, English / French / German

Price: €48

Chapter 24 illustrates 61 paintings from the exhibition of the same name at the Museum Abteiberg in Mönchengladbach, Germany, June 3 – November 4, 2012. This latest chapter employs a variety of images directly related to Museum Abteiberg and Mönchengladbach. Many of the paintings are made from the museum’s image archive, and photographs taken by the artist of works in the permanent collection. These images are presented alongside several small portraits of their custodian, chief curator Hannelore Kersting.

The boxed set of 61 cards depicts each painting accompanied by corresponding notes written by the artist about each image. Additionally, the box includes an essay on Chapter 24 by Mark Godfrey, a facsimile of Yve-Alain Bois’ early essay The Tree and the Square, plus the original 1977 version L’arbre et le carré, and a new German translation. The box format is a direct reference to the famous catalogues published by the Museum in Mönchengladbach under the direction of Johannes Cladders.

#2012 #johannescladders #museumabteiberg #r.h.quaytman #yvealainbois
Drawings Anne Truitt

Published by Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, 2012, Clothbound with dust jacket, 103 pages (colour ill.), 25 × 30 cm, English

Price: €28

Drawing was of primary importance to Truitt throughout her life as an artist. The earliest works in this book, the first exclusively devoted to her works on paper, date from the early 1960s, when she first developed the sculptures in painted wood for which she is best known, while the latest works date from 2002, the year before she died. Illustrated in full colour, these drawings include the full range of Truitt’s drawing techniques, including graphite, ink, pastel, and acrylic on paper.

#2012 #annetruitt