Kyiv Biennial Guidebook

Published by Kyiv Biennial, Kyiv, 2017, (b/w ill.), 11 × 18 cm, English / Ukrainian

Price: €6

Guidebook of the Kyiv Biennial, an international forum for art, knowledge and politics that integrates exhibitions and discussion platforms. It adopts an interdisciplinary perspective at the intersection of science, politics and art in order to reflect on the crucial issues of the contemporary world. Organised by the Visual Culture Research Center.

Designed by Uliana Bychenkova, based on a grid by Experimental Jetset
Cover image and emblems by Experimental Jetset

#2017 #experimentaljetset
Ice Breaker (invitation) Ron Nagle

Published by Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, 2017, foldout card (colour ill.), 15.7 × 15.7 cm, English

Price: €12

Produced on the occasion of Ron Nagle: Ice Breaker at Matthew Marks Gallery, 1062 North Orange Grove, January 21 – April 8, 2017.

Nagle is known for his intimately scaled sculptures made of ceramic elements that are slip-cast, fired, and embellished with epoxy and other synthetic materials that allow him to expand his forms beyond the limits of clay. Some are glazed to a hot-rod finish, others textured like stucco and then airbrushed.

#2017 #ceramics #ephemera #ronnagle #westcoastceramics
The Bigness of Things: New Narrative and Visual Culture

Published by Wolfman Books, Oakland, 2017, 124 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 14.9 × 20.2 cm, English

Price: €18

The Bigness of Things surveys the intersection of New Narrative, San Francisco’s queer-and-punk-infused writing avant-garde, and visual culture, through photographs and essays on visual art, literary journals, and film. Including essays by Matt Sussman, Brandon Callender, Jamie Townsend, Stephanie Young, Ismail Muhammad, Syd Staiti, Brandon Brown; art from the Homes of Bruce Boone, Robert Glück, Jocely Saidenberg, Dodie Bellamy and Kevin Killian; and stills from the Films of Marc Huestis, Abigail Child, Cecilia Dougherty, and Leslie Singer

#2017 #bruceboone #dodiebellamy #kevinkillian #newnarrative #robertglück
Human Right Stephen Willats

Published by Victoria Miro, London, 2017, 88 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 17 × 24 cm, English

Price: €17

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Stephen Willats: HUMAN RIGHT, 4 March – 4 June 2017, Middlesborough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesborough.

Two decades ago Willats collaborated with the Middlesbrough Art Gallery on a project involving several organisations in the town, from the library to the mosque. For this exhibition he returned to Middlesbrough to work with local community developers on a new project.This publication is co-published by Victoria Miro and Middlesborough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA).

#2017 #stephenwillats
Kontakt

Published by Walther König, Köln, 2017, 428 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 23 × 30 cm, English

Price: €30

Kontakt is the first publication to provide an overview of the eponymous art collection that was founded in 2004 by Erste Group and ERSTE Foundation. This collection, which now consists of over 600 individual works with an emphasis on Eastern, Southeastern, and Central Europe, is portrayed via an array of diverse, mutually complementary approaches.

Featuring artists such as Maria Bartuszová, Maja Bajević, Anna Daučíková, VALIE EXPORT, Bela Kolářová, Jiří Kovanda, Daniel Knorr, Edward Krasiński, Stano Filko, Mladen Stilinović, Július Koller, Sanja Iveković, Katalin Ladik, Ivan Kožarić.

#2017 #annadaučíková #bělakolářová #danielknorr #edwardkrasinski #ivankozaric #jirikovanda #juliuskoller #katalinladik #kontaktcollection #majabajevic #mariabartuszova #mladenstilinović #sanjaiveković #stanofilko #valieexport #waltherkönig
While Standing in Line for Death CAConrad

Published by Wave Books, Seattle, 2017, 208 pages, 17.8 × 24.5 cm, English

Price: €19

Winner of the 2018 Lambda Literary Award for Best Gay Poetry. After his boyfriend Earth’s murder, CAConrad was looking for a (Soma)tic poetry ritual to overcome his depression. This new book of 18 rituals and their resulting poems contains that success, along with other political actions and exercises that testify to poetry’s ability to reconnect us and help put an end to our alienation from the planet.

#2017 #caconrad #poetry #wavebooks