Hier & Jetzt Heimo Zobernig

Published by Walther König, Köln, 2017, 216 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 23 × 23 cm, English

Price: €15

Hei­mo Zobernig’s ex­per­i­men­tal ap­proach to the con­cept of sculp­ture of­ten leads him to pre­vi­ous­ly un­ex­plored boun­daries be­tween art and ar­chi­tec­ture or de­sign. For in­s­tance, he de­vel­oped two large-scale, black in­s­tal­la­tions for the floor and ceil­ing of the Aus­trian pav­ilion at the Venice Bien­nale in 2015, which play­ful­ly ques­tion the re­la­tion­ship be­tween bodies in space. Part of this rad­i­cal yet min­i­mal­ist in­s­tal­la­tion was trans­ferred to the Mu­se­um Lud­wig where he full-scale re­pli­ca served as a pedes­tal for the mu­se­um’s sculp­ture col­lec­tion. This succinct place­ment can be read as a hu­mor­ous and iron­ic com­men­tary on col­lec­tions and artis­tic self-con­cep­tion.

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In Alphabetical Order Ulises Carrión

Published by Boabooks, Geneva, 2017, 48 pages (b/w ill.), 14.8 × 21 cm, English

Price: €25

Facsimile of the seminal magazine created by Ulises Carrión and Cres, originally published in 1978. In this photographic book—one of very few of Carrion’s entire practice—the author is very critical about his own affiliation with the mail art movement. The book presents a series a photographs of his calling card filing box, which the author juxtaposes with witty and poignant captions.

Ulises Carrión (1941-1989) was one of the most important figures of Mexican conceptual art. His 1975 manifesto The New Art of Making Books helped define artist’s books as an autonomous artistic genre. His work includes numerous artist’s books—which were then designated as bookworks—but also video art, sound arts, performance and mail art.

#2017 #boabooks #ulisescarrion
Motion Karel Martens

Published by Roma Publications, Amsterdam, 2017, 304 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 29.7 cm, English / German

Price: €44

Produced on the occasion of Motion, a major exhibition by Dutch artist, graphic designer, and educator Karel Martens at Kunstverein München. Co-edited by Martens and Julie Peeters, the bulk of the content for this book comes from the video Not for Resale – a sequence of photographs from Martens’ studio wall in Hoog Keppel in 2000. The videos Lost & Found (2004), and Tol (2008) are also included in the book, as well as a transcription of a conversation between Martens and Kunstverein director Chris Fitzpatrick.

Designed by Julie Peeters.

#2017 #design #juliepeeters #karelmartens #kunstvereinmünchen #romapublications
Body Of Objects Dale Harding

Published by Griffith University, Brisbane and documenta 14, Kassel, 2017, 56 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 20.7 × 28 cm, English

Price: €12

Located in what is now Central Queensland, Australia, Carnarvon Gorge is one of Australia’s most important historical and natural landmarks. For many centuries, the gorge has been a canvas on which Indigenous artists and communities have imprinted their histories, through stenciled images of weaponry and shields, domestic tools, ceremonial objects, and indexes of the human body. Brisbane-based artist Dale Harding—a descendant of the Bidjara, Ghungalu, and Garingbal peoples of Central Queensland, born in 1982—approaches the site as a map. By making copies of the represented objects, he traces their formal and material lineage, which is often embedded in the colonial narrative by their problematic inclusion in ethnographic collections and museums.

Designed by Žiga Testen.

#2017 #daleharding #zigatesten
(the drum) Ulises Carrión

Published by Boabooks, Geneva, 2017, 24 pages, 10.5 × 14.4 cm, English

Price: €15

(the drum) is one of Ulises Carrión’s early linguistic exercises in English, originally handwritten in black ink in 1972. The artist fragments the names of musical instruments to express a sound. His attitude to poetry precluded, to a certain extent, his book The New Art of Making Books: “The text of a book in the new art can be a novel as well as a single word, sonnets as well as jokes, love letters as well as weather reports.”

Ulises Carrión (1941-1989) is one of the most important figures of Mexican conceptual art. His 1975 manifesto The New Art of Making Books helped defined artist’s books as an autonomous artistic genre. His work includes numerous artist’s books—which was then designated as bookworks—but also video art, sound arts, performance and mail art.

#2017 #boabooks #poetry #ulisescarrion
(a, b, c) Ulises Carrión

Published by Boabooks, Geneva, 2017, 48 pages, 10.5 × 14.4 cm, English

Price: €15

In (a, b, c) Ulises Carrión presents one if his early linguistic exercises in English, originally handwritten in green ink in 1972. The author observes and explores the structure of the sonnet. He develops fourteen interrelated sequences, which he uses as a key to codify a narrative. The text of each poem follows the schematic order of its title.

Ulises Carrión (1941-1989) is one of the most important figures of Mexican conceptual art. His 1975 manifesto The New Art of Making Books helped defined artist’s books as an autonomous artistic genre. His work includes numerous artist’s books—which was then designated as bookworks—but also video art, sound arts, performance and mail art.

#2017 #boabooks #poetry #ulisescarrion