Nightcleaners & ’36 to ’77

Published by Raven Row, London; LUX, London and Walther König, Köln, 2018, box containing a book (148 pages) and booklet (84 pages) and two discs (DVD), (colour & b/w ill.), 21.6 × 30.4 cm, English

Price: €25 (Temporarily out of stock)

Nightcleaners (1975) by the Berwick Street Film Collective has long been recognised as a landmark of British experimental film and political cinema. Together with its companion film ’36 to ’77 (1978), it pioneered a film form as radical as the Collective’s politics. The films chronicle one of the key campaigns of the women’s movement in the 1970s. The campaign to unionise women night cleaners in London anticipates contemporary issues regarding precarious labour. To celebrate the first digital release of the films, a special box set has been produced containing the two films on disc, reproductions of historical material, including news sheets of the women’s movement – one designed by Mary Kelly, a member of the Film Collective, an interview with whom is also included as well as rare illustrations and contributions from the filmmakers.

Designed by John Morgan studio.

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Relación Jochen Lempert

Published by Walther König, Köln, 2018, 96 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 23 × 33 cm, English / Spanish

Price: €28

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition, Jochen Lempert at CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid, 1 June – 23 September 2018.

The work of Jochen Lempert portrays the animal world in the most varied contexts: ranging from the natural habitat to Natural History museums, from the zoo to the city, in remote locations or in banal situations and objects.

In his tireless quest, Lempert has managed to create a vast archive of images that covers a wide spectrum spanning everything from everyday views to compositions that tend more towards abstraction.

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Surge Etel Adnan

Published by Nightboat Books, New York, 2018, 56 pages, 14 × 20.3 cm, English

Price: €14

A new volume of aphoristic prose and philosophical poetry from Etel Adnan, whose work The New York Times recently described as the “meditative heir to Nietzsche’s aphorisms, Rilke’s Book of Hours and the verses of Sufi mysticism.” She writes: “Reality is messianic / apocalyptic / my soul is my terror.”

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Pulp Paintings Christodoulos Panayiotou

Published by Kamel Mennour, Paris, 2018, 96 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 17 × 24 cm, English / French

Price: €15

Produced on the occasion of Christodoulos Panayiotou’s exhibition at galerie Kamel Mennour, Paris, 15 October – 24 November, 2018.

This catalogue focuses on a series of paintings made of discarded euro banknotes. These imposing fields of colour produced by the synthesis of the original banknotes are part of a greater investigation that seeks to remobilise devalued material.

With a foreword by Jean Capeille.

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A communication: invitation cards by the artist stanley brouwn Revue Faire n°04

Published by Faire, Paris, 2018, 20 pages w. foldout poster (colour & b/w ill.), 20 × 29 cm, English

Price: €7

Revue Faire is a bi-monthly magazine dedicated to graphic design, published from October to June, distributed each two months in the form of anthologies of three or four issues. Created by Empire, Syndicat studio’s publishing house. Each publication documents a specific object, addressed by a renowned author, this edition focuses on the invitation cards by the artist stanley brouwn.

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Mobil, autonom, vernetzt Barbara Preisig

Published by Edition Metzel, München, 2018, 240 pages (b/w ill.), 21 × 29.7 cm, English

Price: €38 (Out of stock)

The publication Mobil, autonom, vernetzt, Kritik und ökonomische Innovation in Ephemera der Konzeptkunst, 1966–1975 deals with the advertisements and exhibition announcements printed by Jan Dibbets, Adrian Piper, Daniel Buren and Eleanor Antin between 1966 and 1975. These ephemera – simultaneously works of art, advertising instruments, and documentations for artistic actions – are exemplary for the communication-based, flexible, and mobile practice of conceptual art. A 2015 interview with Barbara Preisig discussing ephemera can be found here.

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