Textiles: Open Letter

Published by Sternberg Press, Berlin, 2015, 312 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 20 × 24.5 cm, English

Price: €39

This publication examines the referential and analytical qualities of textiles through both contemporary and historical works. The contributions in this book reflect on the complex interplay between the various functions and connotations of textiles—such as the emphasis on their tactile qualities or the artistic value attributed to them—and the attendant conflicts and antagonisms that articulate relations of power and value and of the interaction of artistic processes with their overarching contexts.

Textiles: Open Letter stems from an exhibition at the Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, and a research project (2010–14) initiated by Rike Frank and Grant Watson. Including artists: Magdalena Abakanowicz, Anni Albers, Leonor Antunes, Thomas Bayrle, Jagoda Buic, Eva Hesse, Sheila Hicks, Loes van der Horst, Johannes Itten, Elisabeth Kadow, Paul Klee, Benita Koch-Otte, Heinrich Koch, Beryl Korot, Konrad Lueg, Agnes Martin, Katrin Mayer, Cildo Meireles, Kitty van der Mijll Dekker, Nasreen Mohamedi, Walter Peterhans, Edith Post-Eberhardt, Josephine Pryde, Florian Pumhösl, Grete Reichardt, Elaine Reichek, Willem de Rooij, Desirée Scholten, Johannes Schweiger, Gunta Stölzl, Lenore Tawney, Rosemarie Trockel

Designed by Martha Stutteregger.

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Räumliche Sequenz Florian Pumhösl

Published by Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, 2012, 328 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 18 × 23 cm, English / German

Price: €40

Produced on the occasion of Florian Pumhösl’s 2012 exhibition at Kunsthaus Bregenz, it documents the exhibition and also catalogues all of Pumhösl’s exhibitions since 1993. The exhibition consisted of plaster panels in three different sizes grouped in threes, the order of each trio beginning with the smallest and ending with the largest format. The progression of the 45-piece series of 15 subjects, subtitled Cliché, takes its lead from the Bauhaus artist László Moholy-Nagy’s enamel pictures. In contrast to Moholy-Nagy, who delegated the task in the case of his telephone pictures to a specialist firm, Pumhösl himself applies the formal effects to his panels using what he refers to as a cliché stamp.

With texts from Juli Carson, André Rottmann and Yilmaz Dziewior. Designed by Yvonne Quirmbach

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No One’s Voice Florian Pumhösl

Published by Rhombus Press, New York, 2016, 40 pages (colour ill.), 14.2 × 22.1 cm, English

Price: €22 (Out of stock)

Florian Pumhösl processes the tropes of art, architecture and graphics of the modernist avant-garde to create new aesthetic systems through painting, film and installation. He addresses the legacy of modernism through its canon of abstract visual language, from utopian architectural plans and buildings to innovations in publishing, the politics implicit in exhibitions and the motifs of early experimental filmmaking.

This particular body of work furthers the artist’s involvement with cartography and territorialization. The reliefs originate from stamp drawings of simple linear and rectangular progressions, and are made by pouring plaster into silicone molds; however, the initial forms are hand-constructed, and the final works hand-painted.

Designed by Martha Stutteregger.

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Textiles: Open Letter Abstraktionen, Textilien, Kunst

Published by Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, 2013, 63 pages (colour & b/w ill.), stapled, 14.7 × 21 cm, English/German

Price: €7

Booklet produced for the exhibition Textiles: Open Letter, 22 June–10 November 2013 at the Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach.

Including the follwing artists; Magdalena Abakanowicz, Anni Albers, Carl Andre, Leonor Antunes, Tonico Lemos Auad, Thomas Bayrle, Jagoda Buic, Heinrich Clasing, Yael Davids, Sofie Dawo, Ria van Eyk, Hans Finsler, Elsi Giauque, Sheela Gowda, Eva Hesse, Sheila Hicks, Loes van der Horst, Johannes Itten, Elisabeth Kadow, Paul Klee, Benita Koch-Otte, Heinrich Koch, Beryl Korot, Konrad Lueg, Agnes Martin, Katrin Mayer, Cildo Meireles, Kitty van der Mijll Dekker, Nasreen Mohamedi, Walter Peterhans, Edith Post-Eberhardt, Josephine Pryde, Florian Pumhösl, Grete Reichardt, Elaine Reichek, Willem de Rooij, Desirée Scholten, Johannes Schweiger, Gunta Stölzl, Lenore Tawney, Rosemarie Trockel, Vincent Vulsma

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