Quetzal ‘twixt bygone entourage hijacks vamoosed spirit. Reinier Vrancken

Published by Reinier Vrancken, Rotterdam, 2019, unpaginated (colour & b/w ill.), 15.5 × 22 cm, English

Price: €45

A photograph depicting Lawrence Weiner leaning casually against the wall next to his work was uploaded to a website to point out in which letter the work was typeset. The website ascribes Weiner to the alphabet’s sixth letter (that letter that starts the word we use when we describe moving through the air with wings). Edition 25 (+5 A.P.)

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Majolocaware qobyz broke string but virus X spared no horse. Reinier Vrancken

Published by Reinier Vrancken, Rotterdam, 2019, unpaginated (colour & b/w ill.), 15.5 × 22 cm, English

Price: €45

A photograph depicting Lawrence Weiner leaning casually against the wall next to his work was uploaded to a website to point out in which letter the work was typeset. The website ascribes Weiner to the alphabet’s sixth letter (that letter that starts the word we use when we describe moving through the air with wings). Edition 25 (+5 A.P.)

#2019 #reiniervrancken
Cunt-Ups Dodie Bellamy

Published by Tender Buttons Press, New York, 2019, 80 pages, 12.7 × 17.7 cm, English

Price: €17

Dodie Bellamy’s Cunt-Ups – first published in 2001 and recipient of the Firecracker Award for Innovative Poetry– was immediately a controversial and celebrated work. Using the “cut-up” method of William S. Burroughs, Cunt-Ups is a work of sex magick, based on source texts from old lovers and Jeffery Dahmer transcriptions. The resulting spell queers everything around it.

#2019 #dodiebellamy #newnarrative
Wolfgang-Hahn-Preis 2019 Jac Leirner

Published by Walther König, Köln, 2019, 51 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 22 × 27.5 cm, English / German

Price: €14

Produced on the occasion of Jac Leirner being awarded the Wolfgang Hahn Preis 2019 at the Museum Ludwig, Köln.

Leirner cre­ates in­s­tal­la­tions, col­lages, and sculp­tures using found, of­ten in­dus­trial­ly man­u­fac­tured ev­ery­day ob­jects, ac­cord­ing to the prin­ci­ples of col­lect­ing, ac­cu­mu­lat­ing, and clas­si­fy­ing play an im­por­tant role in her work. This re­sults in dense, of­ten min­i­mal­ist works that play with the aes­thet­ic, rep­re­sen­ta­tio­n­al, and so­cio-cul­tu­r­al lev­els of mean­ing of the ob­jects.

More information on the exhibition and award can be found here.

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Topologien / Topologies Senga Nengudi

Published by Hirmer Verlag, Munich, 219, 336 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 17 × 23.4 cm, English / German

Price: €39

For almost fifty years, Senga Nengudi (b. 1943, USA) has shaped an œuvre that inhabits a specific and unique place between sculpture, dance and performance. The publication accompanies the first solo exhibition of Nengudi in Germany at the Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich.

Among the bodies of work presented in the book are the Water Compositions (1969–70), interactive vinyl and water sculptures that Nengudi understood as an organic rebuttal to the reign of Minimalism; early fabric works that Nengudi strung up in the back alleys of Harlem, New York and the suggestive R.S.V.P. sculptures – performative objects made from pantyhose and materials such as sand and stone – (1976–today). With newly commissioned essays by Kellie Jones, Catherine Wood, and Malik Gaines.

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Fifteen Feet by Eight Feet. And There Are Two of us in Here, May-June/September 1980 Stephen Willats

Published by Deutscher Kunstverlag, Berlin, 2019, 168 pages, 13 × 20 cm, English

Price: €12

Fifteen Feet by Eight Feet, And There are Two of Us in Here is dedicated to the daily work of an editor. Along with three other professional portraits, this piece belongs to a group of works that were exhibited at the Lisson Gallery in London in 1980, but have never again been considered in their entirety. Eva Schmidt is the first to reunite these works, taking into account archival materials and the publication of detailed conversations between the artist and the parties involved: It’s a piece of “mental history” at the beginning of Margaret Thatcher’s term in office and the neoliberalization associated with it in Great Britain.

More information on the work can be found here.

#2019 #stephenwillats