Beyond the Great Divide – Essays on European avant gardes from East to West Tomáš Štrauss

Published by les presses du réel, Dijon, 2020, 192 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 17 × 23 cm, English

Price: €20

This new publication, the third in the ongoing series of aica press / Les presses du réel’s publications, Art Critics of The World, is the first English-language anthology of writings by the Slovak critic, Tomáš Štrauss.

Tomáš Štrauss (Budapest, 1931 – Bratislava, 2013) was a key theoretician of the post-war neo-avant-gardes in “socialist” Central and Eastern Europe. “A critical reading of his texts unavoidably demands that we situate them in the context of that theory that began to establish itself in the second half of the 1990s, and whose chief younger proponents included Boris Groys, Igor Zabel, Piotr Piotrowski and Edit András” (Daniel Grúň).

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Ten Kinds Of Memory And Memory Itself (Card) Richard Tuttle

Published by Kolumba Museum, Köln, 2020, card (colour ill.), 10.4 × 14.1 cm, German

Price: €2 (Temporarily out of stock)

Produced on the occasion of Richard Tuttle’s participation in the group exhibition Das kleine Spiel zwischen dem Ich und dem Mir – Kunst und Choreografie at Kolumba Museum, Köln.

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I Am All the Selves that I Have Been Fina Miralles

Published by MACBA, Barcelona, 2020, 184 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 17.2 × 23.5 cm, English / Catalan / Spanish

Price: €36

“The work of Fina Miralles—artist born in Sabadell, Barcelona—is not that well known. Her actions, understood from today’s perspective—were not really performances but the enactment of a necessary philosophy: to simply perceive the sun, and, then understand its energy; to interact and even tie yourself to a tree, to understand its form, its life; to be halfway buried on earth, to sense it… All simple but all aimed to what we need, a thought and an experiential system capable of surpassing the binary culture/nature.” Chus Martinez

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Kunsthalle_guests Gaeste.Netz.5456 (invitation card) Park McArthur

Published by Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, 2020, card, 21.7 × 15.5 cm, English, German

Price: €1

Postcard produced on the occasion of Park McArthur’s exhibition Kunsthalle_guests Gaeste.Netz.5456 that was presented on Kunsthalle Bern’s website in German and English and in the building of Kunsthalle Bern from August 15 to October 4, 2020.

You can see more on the exhibition here.

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The Remote Archivist Series 01: To See the Inability to See

Published by de Appel, Amsterdam, 2020, 3 foldout posters with various inserts (colour & b/w ill.), w 10.4 × 19.4 cm (each folded) 41.6 × 58.2 cm (each unfolded), English

Price: €12

The Remote* Archivist is a recurring publication from the Archive of de Appel that can also be accessed while the reader is physically distant, or the archive is far away. The distance, and at the same time the fickle proximity of digital platforms is now translated into the tangibility of archivistic messages.

In this first series of three episodes, Arefeh Riahi, Maartje Fliervoet and Martín La Roche Contreras came together as “To See the Inability to See” and created the feuilleton: Outdated Compass.

With archive documents from: Willem de Rooij, Jürgen Klauke and Iman Issa. Designed by Bardhi Haliti. Archivist: Nell Donkers

* Absent, dreamy, far away, remote control, distant

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Secret Outlines – Versailles Jacqueline Mesmaeker

Published by Keijiban, Kanazawa, 2020, leperello in slipcase (colour & b/w ill.), 14 × 10.3 cm (folded), 336 × 10.3 cm (unfolded), English

Price: €295

Secret Outlines – Versailles (1996-2020) is the facsimile reproduction of one of the eight variations of the Secret Outlines (1996) series in which Jacqueline Mesmaeker over her way into books through graphic interventions, collages, and cuttings. For this edition, published by Keijiban (Kanazawa) and printed by Cultura (Wetteren) on Gardapat 150g paper, the artist has added five original drawings made with Caran D’Ache sapphire blue pencil to each of the thirty signed and numbered copies.

More images of the associated exhibition can be seen here.


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