Retrospective – gallery guide Tetsumi Kudo

Published by Fridericianum, Kassel, 2016, 34 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 15 × 21 cm, English

Price: €5

Bottled humanism, coloured neon contaminations, tattered flaps of skin, and limp penises bring humanist self-assurance crashing to the ground. What appears as poison or chemical devastation is in fact an appeal to understand metamorphosis as a state of being. Over a period of three decades (from the mid-1950s to the late 1980s), Tetsumi Kudo created a consistent body of work that serves as a model for contemporary conceptual approaches. The Fridericianum presented the first comprehensive retrospective exhibition of the Japanese artist’s work in Germany. This pamphlet also serves as the gallery guide for Loretta Fahrenholz’s exhibition, Two A.M. Designed by Zak Group.

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BAD VISUAL SYSTEMS RUTH BUCHANAN, JUDITH HOPF, MARIANNE WEX

Published by Adam Art Gallery, Wellington, 2016, 51 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 29.7 cm, English

Price: €20

BAD VISUAL SYSTEMS is an extension of the exhibition with the same title held at the Adam Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand in late 2016. Through paying close attention to both colour and texture the publication brings together elements seen in the show and transforms and reconfigures them into the framework of the A4 page: the tongues of Judith Hopf’s concrete serpents become cartoon-style cut outs, Ruth Buchanan’s 13m long banner of wavy lines becomes a place holder that repeats throughout the book while Marianne Wex’s work is discussed in detail in a new essay by Mike Sperlinger. The book also includes an introduction to the project by Christina Barton and a fold-out index of exhibition snapshots. Designed by HIT Studio. Photography by Shaun Waugh, Sophie Thorn, Jim Barr

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: (invitation) gerlach en koop

Published by the Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, 2016, foldout poster (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 15 cm (folded) 84 × 120 cm (unfolded), English

Price: €2

Produced on the occasion of gerlach en koop’s exhibition :, at the Bonnefantenmuseum, Masstricht, 15 April–27 November, 2016.

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Choses tuées exhibition guide 2 gerlach en koop

Published by Temporary Gallery, Köln, 2016, 22 pages (b/w ill.), 10.5 × 29.7 cm, English/German

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 Temporary Gallery, Köln, 2016.

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Choses tuées 2 gerlach en koop

Published by Roma Publications, Amsterdam, 2016, 120 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 29 cm, English/German

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 second volumes in a series, produced on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition, held at Temporary Gallery, Cologne, February-March 2016. Photographs by Kristien Daem and Hartwig Schwarz. With text contributions by Regina Barunke, Valentina Desideri, Nickel van Duijvenboden, Maxine Kopsa, Candice Lin and Raimundas Malasauaskas. Designed by Louis Lüthi.

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Machines Will Make Better Choices Than Humans Douglas Coupland

Published by V2_, Rotterdam, 2016, 40 pages, 11 × 17 cm, English

Price: €4.50

The future is no longer the distant, mythical condition it once was to us. Technology has placed it at our fingertips, it wasn’t so long ago that we marveled at devices that could tell us where we were at that exact moment; it became odd when they recently began to tell us where we would soon be. The most important issue, however, might not be whether a future coproduced and made available to us by technology is good or bad, but rather how we want to relate to it as human beings. The three essays by Douglas Coupland collected in this volume address this question.

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