A Letter, To, From, Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt

Published by ChertLüdde, Berlin, 1974 - 2015, set of 3 signed risograph prints, edition of 50, 3 parts each (b/w ill.), 15 × 10 cm, English

Price: €250

Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt is a German artist associated with visual poetry and mail art. She is most known for a period of geometric and poetic typewriter works produced between the 1970s and 1990 while employed as an administrator for the German Democratic Republic.

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THE LIBRARY OF HELEN CHADWICK Will Holder

Published by Paraguay Press, Paris, 2015, 16 pages, 16 × 22.5 cm, English

Price: €5

The 6th installment of The Social Life of the Book series is a section of the catalogue of publications from English artist Helen Chadwick’s personal library, reproduced by Will Holder for single mothers. The library was acquired in 2006 and is held by the Henry Moore Institute archive, Leeds, UK.

The Social Life of the Book is a collection of commissioned texts dealing with books, and how they engage with the circulation of ideas and the agency of social situations. It brings together artists, publishers, writers, designers, booksellers, etc. who consider books less as finished objects or forms but for their disruptive potential and their ability to produce new relationships, new publics and new meanings.

Designed by Will Holder.

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Or, a camera Or, a building Or, a screen Ruth Buchanan

Published by Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg, 2015, vinyl LP, (colour & b/w ill.), 31.5 × 31.5 cm, English

Price: €15

This record brings together the three components from a major body of work by Ruth Buchanan. Here, the forms of performance, exhibition and film are compressed through and into audio; the record becoming both the documentation of the work at the same time as proposing a script for future versions. Buchanan’s texts and graphics are rendered into paired back dense sound pieces where the capacity of language as a system that is both employed by and defines the subject is emphasized. Buchanan explores the examination of subject and system by language, where language itself constitutes a contested field of interaction between the two.

Or, a building was recorded in part at the Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe. Or, a screen was recorded in part at the Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen, Berlin.

This record is released on the occasion of the exhibition Or, a camera Or, a building Or, a screen by Ruth Buchanan at the Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg, September 19 – December 13, 2015 curated by Anna Sabrina Schmid.

The exhibition and the record act as the epilogue to the body of work commissioned by the Badischer Kunstverein, Karslruhe and the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane.

You can here an audio sample here.

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Choses tuées exhibition guide gerlach en koop

Published by De Appel, Amsterdam, 2015, 22 pages (b/w ill.), 10.5 × 29.7 cm, English/Dutch

Price: €2

The collective artist gerlach en koop renders things visible by repetition, copying or reuse, by displacement and misplacement, by omissions, erring and making mistakes. The smaller the distance between two identical things—differences that sometimes can only be conceived of—the more interesting.

This exhibition guide was produced on the occasion of Choses tuées, held at De Appel arts centre in Amsterdam, 2015.

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Choses tuées gerlach en koop

Published by Roma Publications, Amsterdam, 2015, 118 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 29 cm, English/Dutch

Price: €25

The collective artist gerlach en koop renders things visible by repetition, copying or reuse, by displacement and misplacement, by omissions, erring and making mistakes. The smaller the distance between two identical things—differences that sometimes can only be conceived of—the more interesting.

This book is the first volumes in a series, produced on the occasion of Choses tuées, held at De Appel arts centre in Amsterdam. With photographs by Kristien Daem and text contributions by Lorenzo Benedetti, Valentina Desideri, Nickel van Duijvenboden, Maxine Kopsa, Candice Lin, Raimundas Malašauskas. Designed by Louis Lüthi.

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Jacob Kassay

Published by ICA, London, 2015, 48 pages (b/w ill.), 21 × 29.7 cm, English

Price: €15

Jacob Kassay’s canvases are simultaneously painting, sculpture and interactive installation. The exhibition includes a new body of work, in which Kassay continues his dialogue with the traditions of monochrome and colour field painting.

A wooden framework with a selection of canvases embedded within it, each of which is evenly painted and then silver-plated, will be located in the ICA’s lower gallery.
The movement of ambient colours and changing light subtly and continuously alter the appearance of the works throughout the day. The wooden structure releases the canvases from their status as single units, combining them into a larger composite installation that functions as both architectural support and environment.

Essay by Peter Eleey and Conversation between Jacob Kassay & Matt Williams

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