Ketty La Rocca

Published by Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, 2003, unpaginated (b/w ill.), 16.5 × 24 cm, German

Price: €12

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Ketty La Rocca, at Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, 6 June – 10 August, 2003.

Ketty La Rocca (1938–1976) was an important proponent of Conceptual and Body Art in Italy in the 1960s and 70s. Based on a visual poetry, she dealt radically with the sociopolitical limits of the meaning of language and images in her collages, performances and photographs. A central aspect is the examination of the bodily gesture as an “original means of communication”.

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A Valentine for Noël Emmett Williams

Published by Edition Hansjörg Mayer, 1973, unpaginated (colour & b/w ill.), 15.5 × 20 cm, English

Price: €30

Texts and graphic works by Emmett Williams the American Fluxus artist and poet. With the introduction in the form of a letter to Ann Noel, his wife. The book is divided into four parts: IBM; EGO, HEGO, SHEGO; DIE (DIE) & FETE DUCHAMPETRE, all are multi page flip book-style compositions.

To see more on Edition Hansjörg Mayer visit Kunstverein Amsterdam’s current exhibition, The How and the What – Edition Hansjörg Mayer, extended until 21 June, details can be found here.

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Introverse Arrangements Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt

Published by Unbidden Tongues / Publication Studio, Rotterdam, 2020, 28 pages (b/w ill.), 11 × 18.5 cm, English

Price: €6

Introverse Arrangements is centred on the work of German artist Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt who, despite only recently garnering attention for her work, is most known for a period of geometric and poetic typewriter drawings produced between the 1970s and 1990 while employed as an administrator for the German Democratic Republic.

Unbidden Tongues is a series edited by Isabelle Sully that focuses on previously produced yet relatively uncirculated work by cultural practitioners busy with questions of civility and civic life—particularly so in relation to language.

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A Letter, To, From, Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt

Published by ChertLüdde, Berlin, 1974 - 2015, set of 3 signed risograph prints, edition of 50, 3 parts each (b/w ill.), 15 × 10 cm, English

Price: €250

Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt is a German artist associated with visual poetry and mail art. She is most known for a period of geometric and poetic typewriter works produced between the 1970s and 1990 while employed as an administrator for the German Democratic Republic.

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Signs Fiction Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt

Published by ChertLüdde, Berlin, 2016, 864 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 24 × 32 cm, german / English

Price: €65 (Out of stock)

This book aims to collect and present a comprehensive overview of the work of Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt. It is the result of a long and intense immersion into her archive, and intends to establish the importance of this unique artist – who did not have much recognition in the past – not only to the present day, but also to the precise political context and time to which she and her work belong.

The book presents her typewritings series, all produced between the early 1970s (some of the earliest works are dated 1972) and 1989. Mail Art was her way to be in contact with the world outside the GDR, otherwise impossible to reach. After the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Reunification, the artist stopped producing any art: She felt her involvement was no longer “needed”.

With a text by Zanna Gilbert, edited by Jennifer Chert, designed by Till Gathmann.

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A – The Mail Art Archive of Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt and Robert Rehfeldt

Published by ChertLüdde, Berlin, 2017, unpaginated (colour & b/w ill.), 24 × 32 cm, English

Price: €75

A – The Mail Art Archive of Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt and Robert Rehfeld, was published by ChertLüdde on September 2017, on the occasion of the exhibition which has the same title. The publication project presents the archive of mail art works received by the two German artists from beginning of the 1970s until the early 1990s. The exhibition presented all correspondence with artists whose surname (or name of an artistic group) began with the letter A.

Ruth Wolf and Robert Rehfeld met in Berlin in 1954 and married one year later. They played a central role in the dissemination and development of the Mail Art Movement in Germany. Their activity, spanning for more than two decades, created an impressive web of connections between artists and artistic groups from all over the world.

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

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