DIE TOILETTE Jon Bywater, Louise Menzies and Marnie Slater (after Chris Kraus)

Published by Paraguay Press, Paris, 2013, 16 pages, 16 × 22.5 cm, English

Price: €5

The 5th installment of The Social Life of the Book series is a an assemblage of text fragments taken from different books by LA-based writer Chris Kraus, conceived and annotated by artists and writers Jon Bywater, Louise Menzies and Marnie Slater. By reading through Kraus’s texts looking for traces of New Zealand, where she grew up, the three Kiwis question the representation of the distant; how it is embodied by characters, situations, language, and in the writing/reading dynamics Kraus creates.

The Social Life of the Book is a collection of commissioned texts dealing with books, and how they engage with the circulation of ideas and the agency of social situations. It brings together artists, publishers, writers, designers, booksellers, etc. who consider books less as finished objects or forms but for their disruptive potential and their ability to produce new relationships, new publics and new meanings.

Designed by Will Holder.

#2013 #chriskraus #jonbywater #louisemenzies #marnieslater #paraguaypress #thesociallifeofthebook #willholder
Worms

Published by Worms, London, 2019, 92 pages (b/w ill.), 18 × 27 cm, English

Price: €18

Worms is a bi-annual literary style magazine that celebrates female writer culture.

This inaugural issue, offers a fresh perspective on the accessibility of literature, writers and style. Features Chris Kraus and Ariana Reines about online writing, an exploration into Kathy Acker’s books and influence on contemporary culture, interviews with young upcoming authors and more.

#2019 #arianareines #chriskraus #kathyacker
I can’t nail the days down Kate Newby

Published by Sternberg Press, Berlin, 2019, 140 pages (colour & b/w ill.), clothbound hardcover, 18.5 × 26.5 cm, English

Price: €24

Produced on the occasion of Kate Newby’s exhibition I can’t nail the days down at the Kunsthalle Wien, 16/5/18 – 2/9/18.

Kate Newby’s works are poetic confrontations with spatial conditions and the fleeting nature of interactions. Through small as well as radical interventions into existing environments, she directs our view to what is often overlooked in everyday life. The objects she creates are testimonials to individual experiences, with the specific context of creation remaining inseparably linked to the resulting work.

For the exhibition at Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz, Newby continues her ongoing engagement with ephemeral and often peripheral situations. Therefore she created a large-scale work installed on the floor in the Karlsplatz building, using bricks as artistic material. For this work, the artist modified unfired bricks and inserted found elements: shattered glass fragments left behind as a result of people spending time outdoors in the Karlsplatz area, and bits of clay collected when the subway was constructed.

Introduction by Nicolaus Schafhausen and texts by Juliane Bischoff, Christina Barton and Chris Kraus.

#2019 #chriskraus #katenewby #kunsthallewien #nicolausschafhausen #sternbergpress
Starship 17

Published by Starship, Berlin, 2018, 140 pages (colour ill.), 20.5 × 26.8 cm, English/German

Price: €8 (Out of stock)

Mitchell Anderson, Marie Angeletti, Tenzing Barshee, Gerry Bibby, Mercedes Bunz, Stefan Burger, David Bussel, Eric D. Clark, Jay Chung, Tony Conrad, Eduardo Costa, Hans-Christian Dany, Nikola Dietrich, Levi Easterbrooks, Martin Ebner, Stephanie Fezer, Julian Göthe, Dunja Herzog, Karl Holmqvist, Stephan Janitzky, Verena Kathrein, Jakob Kolding, Chris Kraus, Veit Laurent Kurz, Quinn Latimer, Park McArthur, Robert McKenzie, Robert Meijer, Luzie Meyer, Ariane Müller, Shahryar Nashat, Viktor Neumann, Theresa Patzschke, Monika Senz, Natasha Soobramanien, Vera Tollmann, Anne Turyn, Antek Walczak, Mikhail Wassmer, Scott C. Weaver, Florian Zeyfang

Editors: Gerry Bibby, Nikola Dietrich, Martin Ebner, Ariane Müller, Henrik Olesen
Graphic design: Dan Solbach
Cover: Martin Ebner, Shibuya/Sumida, 2017
Park McArthur for Starship, Studs, 2018. 1000 magazines pierced and bejeweled

#2018 #chriskraus #gerrybibby #karlholmqvist #parkmcarthur #quinnlatimer #robertmckenzie #shahryarnashat #tonyconrad