The Mystic Eyes (flyer) Betye Saar

Published by Museum Ludwig, Köln, 2021, card (colour & b/w ill.), 14.7 × 21 cm, German

Price: €1

Promotional flyer for the edition The Mystic Eyes by Betye Saar, produced on the occasion of Saar being awarded the 2020 Wolf­gang Hahn Prize at the Museum Ludwig, Köln.

*Please note this publication is secondhand and has some traces of previous ownership.

#2021 #betyesaar #ephemera
Mouthful Céline Mathieu

Published by Entr’acte products, Antwerp, 2021, 56 pages, 14.2 × 21 cm, English

Price: €12

In 2020, CMMC – Céline Mathieu and Myrthe van der Mark – were invited by organisers NICC Lodgers to perform at M HKA in Antwerp in response to art subsidy cuts in Flanders. Their contribution, The Writing Performance, was an attempt to write a novella each in three days, during the museum’s opening hours and in full sight of visitors. Throughout The Writing Performance, CMMC subsisted on water and sugar. Printed in an edition of 120 copies

#2021 #celinemathieu
On the Extremes of Good and Evil Hugo Canoilas

Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2021, 104 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 24.5 × 34 cm, English / German

Price: €15

Produced on the occasion of Hugo Canoilas being awarded the Kapsch Contemporary Art prize 2020, and the resulting exhibition at MUMOK, Vienna.

Canoilas’s combination of painting with strategies of installation and performance is evidence of an expanded concept of painting based on an awareness of contemporary social and political developments and of the appertaining philosophical and art-historical discourses. These take a critical view of our world order shaped by humanism, with its hierarchical structures of values, and they advocate an empathetic approach to nature and all creatures and animals.

You can see a video on the exhibition here.

#2021 #hugocanoilas #verlagderbuchhandlungwaltherkonig
Performance People Ei Arakawa

Published by Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf; Artists Space, New York & Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2021, 414 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 15.2 × 22.8 cm

Price: €34

This first monograph on Ei Arakawa allows a profound understanding of Arakawas complex artistic practice in general: on behalf of Illustrations, performance scripts, notes, and sketches it unfolds a kind of archive along the performances as well as the performance people the artist has worked with over the past ten years.

With texts from Ei Arakawa, Eva Birkenstock, Sarah Chow, John Kelsey, Jutta Koether, Erika Lindström & Reiko Tomii. Reiko Tomii’s talk on Ei Arakawa can be seen here.

Designed by Hit Studio.

#2021 #eiarakawa #evabirkenstock #hitstudio #juttakoether #performance #reikotomii #verlagderbuchhandlungwaltherkonig
Ringgummimatte Micha Zweifel

Published by Spector Books, Leipzig, 2021, 84 pages, spiral bound hardcover (colour & b/w ill.), 23.6 × 32.2 cm, English / German

Price: €28

Micha Zweifel is an artist who works with what he finds in his surroundings: materials, concepts, and motifs—the flotsam of cultural remnants whose use, identity, or meaning have become unstable, but still shape where and how we live. Ringgummimatte is a montage of such “finds,” showing Zweifel’s work alongside photos and conversations from recent years. It features texts by artist and writer Sabrina Chou, journalist Michel Rebosura, writer and art historian Vivian Sky Rehberg, poet Lisa Robertson, curator Eveline Suter, as well as an email exchange between Christoph Zweifel and the artist. Writer and editor Matthew Stadler has captioned each image in the book with a quote from Zweifel’s library, forming a composition of what is adjacent to Zweifel’s work, like footsteps in a neighbors apartment.

Ringgummimatte is designed by Studio Krispin Heé (Krispin Heé, Tim Wetter) and published on the occasion of Micha Zweifel’s ongoing exhibition Zur Sackgasse 4. Stock (5.12.2020 – 27.6.2021) at Kunstmuseum Luzern and the Manor Kunstpreis Zentralschweiz Luzern 2020.

#2021 #michazweifel #spectorbooks
“If It’s For The People, It Needs To Be Beautiful,” She Said Jeremiah Day

Published by Le Lait, Albi, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe and Villa Romana, Florence, 2021, 192 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 23 × 29 cm, English / German / French

Price: €25

Accompanying a series of solo collaborations in 2020, this publication offers the first comprehensive and global perspective on Jeremiah Day’s work as an artist, performer, researcher and teacher. As it details Day’s specific works and evolution between visual and performing arts and between political reflection and engagement the result also serves as sourcebook for the legacy of the intersection between dance and the visual arts of the 1960s and 70’s and the models of cultural practice emerging from the work of Hannah Arendt.

Texts by Alain Cueff, Fred Dewey, Jan Verwoert, Angelika Stepkien, Julia Robinson. Designed by Will Holder.

#2021 #freddewey #janverwoert #jeremiahday #willholder