Composition Jochen Lempert

Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2015, 60 pages (b/w ill.), 23 × 33 cm, English

Price: €44 (Temporarily out of stock)

Produced on the occasion of Jochen Lempert’s first solo exhibition in the United States , a major survey at Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, 3 February – 31 March 2012 and and Rochester Art Center, February 4 – April 22, 2012. With a text by Chris Sharp.

Images of the exhibition can be found here.

#2015 #chrissharp #jochenlempert #photography #verlagderbuchhandlungwaltherkonig
The Registry Of Promise Chris Sharp

Published by Roma Publications, Amsterdam, 2015, 204 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 22 × 29 cm, English

Price: €31

Over the course of approximately one year, The Registry of Promise consisted of four autonomous, interrelated exhibitions, which can be read as individual chapters in a book. In this series, Chris Sharp reflects on our increasingly fraught relationship with what the future may or may not hold, and the work engages with and plays upon the various readings and mutability of “promise”, along with the inevitability of what may come, whether positive or negative. Such polyvalence is particularly topical, as we have shifted from the anthropocentric promise of modernity to a negative faith in the post-human.

Including artists Becky Beasley, Patrick Bernatchez, Juliette Blightman, Peter Buggenhout, Nina Canell, Michael Dean, Alexander Gutke, Jochen Lempert, Jean-Luc Moulène, Marlie Mul, Matt Mullican, Rosalind Nashashibi, Antoine Nessi, Jean-Marie Perdrix, Reto Pulfer, Mandla Reuter, Hans Schabus, Lucy Skaer, Michael E. Smith, Carlo Gabriele Tribbioli, Francisco Tropa, Andy Warhol, Anicka Yi.

#anickayi #beckybeasley #chrissharp #jeanlucmoulène #jochenlempert #julietteblightman #lucyskaer #mattmullican #michaeldean #michaelesmith #ninacanell #peterbuggenhout #romapublications #rosalindnashashibi
Michael E. Smith

Published by Mousse Publishing, Milan, 2021, 148 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 16.5 × 23.5 cm, English

Price: €30

Michael E. Smith (born 1977 in Detroit) makes sculptures out of cast-offs, waste and other residues of our consumer society. He assembles and manipulates this found material in an unusual way. He isolates objects, makes changes to their form and seeks out the limits of their imaginative power. His presentations are characterized by an intense yet sparse choreography of the exhibition space.

Initially conceived to document three solo shows at de Appel in Amsterdam (2015), Kunstverein Hannover (2015), and S.M.A.K. in Ghent (2017), the publication also gathers new commissioned texts and a reprint that shed light on the artist’s decade-plus practice.

With texts by Martin Germann, Anthony Huberman, Chris Sharp.

#2021 #anthonyhuberman #chrissharp #deappel #kunstvereinhannover #michaelesmith #moussepublishing
The Lulennial – A Slight Gestuary

Published by Mousse Publishing, Milan, 2015, 144 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 16 × 23 cm, English / Portuguese

Price: €15

Produced on the occasion of the biennal The Lulennial, organized by Fabiola Iza and Chris Sharp at Lulu, Mexico City, a 9-square meter independent space in Mexico City, whose economy, “in the sense of doing a lot with a little or sometimes nothing at all,” is one of the founding principles.

With Zarouhie Abdalian, Francis Alÿs, Paola de Anda, Carl Andre, Billy Apple, Darren Bader, Pierre Bal-Blanc, Robert Barry, Graciela Carnevale, Ulises Carrión, Lygia Clark, Isaac Contreras, Marie Cool Fabio Balducci, Tania Pérez Córdova, Eduardo Costa, Christopher D’Arcangelo, Marcel Duchamp, Koji Enokura, Lucio Fontana, Fernanda Gomes, Alberto Greco, Simon Gabriel Greenberg, Matt Hinkley, Hi Red Center, Tehching Hsieh, Douglas Huebler, Stephen Kaltenbach, Yves Klein, Joseph Kosuth, Jirí Kovanda, Sol LeWitt, Lee Lozano, Jenine Marsh, Cildo Meireles, Robert Morris, Roman Ondák, Yoko Ono, Gabriel Orozco, Chantal Peñalosa, Goran Petercol, Kirsten Pieroth, Wilfredo Prieto, Ana Roldán, Lotty Rosenfeld, Karin Sander, Ana Santos, Martín Soto Climent, Mladen Stilinovic, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Isidoro Valcárcel Medina Goran Trbuljak, Lawrence Weiner, B. Wurtz, Lin Yilin, La Monte Young.

#2015 #bwurtz #chrissharp #christopherd’arcangelo #hiredcenter #jirikovanda #kirstenpieroth #lamonteyoung #moussepublishing #tehchinghsieh #zarouhieabdalian
Continuous Moment: Le Desir… Damiano Bertoli

Published by The Narrows, Melbourne, 2010, 4 page concertina fold (b/w ill.), 10.5 × 29.7 cm (folded) 42 × 29.7 cm (unfolded), English

Price: €2

Continuous Moment: Le Desir… is part of Bertoli’s ongoing research and investigation into Picasso’s play Le Désir Attrapé par la Queue (Desire Captured by the Tail). Referring to both a 1944 reading of the play and a staging of the play in 1967 by Jean Jacques Lebel, Bertoli’s work addresses ideas of repetition, reprise and continuity. Like Picasso’s text and Lebel’s production, Bertoli draws on a vast network of references and influences. In this light,Continuous Moment: Le Desir… can be understood as an assemblage of existing voices through which Bertoli is part of the aggregating authorship around ‘Le Désir’.

Text by Chris Sharp. Designed by Warren Taylor

#2010 #chrissharp #damianobertoli #ephemera #thenarrows #warrentaylor
Text Nina Beier

Published by Proyectos Monclova, Mexico, 2010, 64 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 11.5 × 18.2 cm, English

Price: €8 (Out of stock)

Produced on the occasion of the exhibit Nina Beier, Art Statements, Art 41 Basel, June 16 – 20, 2010 with the support of Bartlett Gallery (London) and Croy Nielsen (Berlin). With texts by Joanna Fiduccia, Mihnea Mircan & Chris Sharp

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