Something other than either (exhibition booklet) Pati Hill

Published by Kunstverein München, München, 2020, 20 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 15.5 × 21 cm, German / English

Price: €1

Produced on the occasion of Pati Hill, Something other than either at Kunstverein München, March 7 – August 16, 2020, Pati Hill’s first posthumous institutional solo exhibition in Europe. Hill left behind an artistic output spanning roughly 60 years and encompassing various disciplines. Untrained as an artist, she began to use the photocopier as an artistic tool in the early 1970s and continued to do so until her death, leaving behind an extensive oeuvre that explores the relationship between image and text.

The exhibition also considers her writing, publishing, and editing as practices that both question and accompany the visual work. As a fragmentary, necessarily incomplete index of her engagement with image and text (re-)production, the show includes published novels, poems, sketchbooks, unpublished manuscripts, and letters in addition to the xerographs.

A PDF of the booklet can be found here.

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Natural Enemies Of Books: A Messy History Of Women In Printing And Typography

Published by Occasional Papers, London, 2020, 176 pages (b/w ill.), 11 × 19 cm, English

Price: €15.50

Natural Enemies of Books is a response to the groundbreaking 1937 publication Bookmaking on the Distaff Side, which brought together contributions by women printers, illustrators, authors, typographers, and typesetters, highlighting the print industry’s inequalities and proposing a takeover of the history of the book. Edited by feminist graphic design collective MMS, the publication includes newly commissioned essays and poems, conversations with former typesetters Inger Humlesjö, Ingegärd Waaranperä, Gail Cartmail, and Megan Downey, and reprints of the original book and other publications.

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The Absence Of Mark Manders, Bonnefanten Mark Manders

Published by Roma Publications, Amsterdam, 2020, 144 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 22 × 29 cm, English

Price: €35

A catalogue of the extensive retrospective exhibition The Absence of Mark Manders at the Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht. The rooms in the exhibition can be regarded as the spaces of the artist’s ongoing work ‘Self-portrait as a building’. The works have been “left behind” by the artist in three different zones: the visitor enters a living room, then the museum, and finally the studio. According to Manders, all of these works are interchangeable and can be put into a different context, “like words in a sentence can also be used in different combinations”. A text by Douglas Fogle focuses on the role of language in Manders’s oeuvre.

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Conversations With The Hearing (1994/2020) Joseph Grigely

Published by Shimmer, Rotterdam, 2020, 5 cards (colour & b/w ill.), 14.8 × 10.5 cm, English

Price: €0.00

Conversations With The Hearing (1994/2020) by Joseph Grigely comes fromGrigely’s extensive archive of conversations through notes and drawing that he has gathered over the years. For Shimmer, he has made a selection which he and designer Christophe Clarijs have made into 5 postcard-sized works. These works will be dispersed through the postal system. Fragments of past conversations will move through hands, mail slots, in pockets and across borders. Available as a free pack of 5 postcards (edition of 250).

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On Property (invitation) International Institute of Social History, Ghislaine Leung, Remco Torenbosch

Published by Cargo in Context, Amsterdam, 2020, card, 14.8 × 14.8 cm, English

Price: €2

Invitation produced on the occasion of On Property, International Institute of Social History, Ghislaine Leung, Remco Torenbosch at Cargo in Context, Amsterdam.

On Property is set against the backdrop of one of the most speculative construction sites in Amsterdam: de Houthavens. This former port area (also the location where Cargo is located) is exemplary of how urban expansion is used as a means for speculation of property, with all its socio-economic consequences. On Property focuses on the subcutaneous and invisible lines of the idea of ownership, a concept that forces separations from public and private and that produces an unequal distribution of collective values.

More information on the project can be found here and here.

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Between Ears, New Colours Elena Narbutaitė and Hagar Schmidhalter

Published by CRAC Alsace, Centre rhénan d’art contemporain, Altkirch, 2020, leporello, 5.2 × 7.3 cm (unfolded 5.2 × 31.2 cm), English / French

Price: €3

Invitation and pamphlet produced on the occasion of Between Ears, New Colours, a group exhibition with Elena Narbutaitė and Hagar Schmidhalter, curated by Elfi Turpin at CRAC Alsace. Designed by Charles Mazé & Coline Sunier. More information on the exhibition can be found here.

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