Draft Score For an Exhibition Pierre Bal-Blanc

Published by Nero, Rome, 2014, 76 pages (b/w ill.), 12 × 21 cm, English / France

Price: €10

A book that documents an oral presentation given by Pierre Bal-Blanc to a jury of professionals, as part of his application to curate the 7th Berlin Biennale. Devised as an exhibition in several acts, the session adheres to the rules of a score performed by its author or by a third party. With scores by Július Koller, Marie Cool Fabio Balducci, La Monte Young, George Brecht, Cornelius Cardew, Lawrence Weiner, Roman Ondák and others.

Designed by Vier 5.

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Univerzálne Futurologické Operácie Július Koller

Published by Walther König, Köln, 2003, 247 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 17 × 24.5 cm, English / German / Slovak

Price: €30

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Univerzálne Futurologické Operácie at Kölnischer Kunstverein 19. July – 21 September, 2003.

Július Koller (1939–2007) was one of the most important Eastern European artists working since the 1960s. From the mid-1960s he designed Antihappenings and Antipictures, creating a playfully ironic oeuvre that combined a Dadaist spirit with radical-skeptical stance. Koller painted object-images in white latex and pictures of question marks that became the universal symbol of his critical view of everyday life and reality. Koller saw tennis and table tennis as participatory art forms and here too he combined sport with political statement by demanding that the rules of the game and fair play be adhered to—as the basis of all social action. After the Prague Spring was put down, Koller began his U.F.O.naut series that challenged reality with “cultural situations” and utopias of a new, cosmohumanistic culture and future.

More on Július Koller can be found here.

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J+K! Július Koller & Květa Fulierová

Published by Sputnik Editions, Bratislava, 2014, 120 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 16.5 × 23 cm, English / Slovak

Price: €14

The everyday as an artistic act: a look back at the artistic and romantic relationship between Július Koller and Květa Fulierová through a series of personal belongings and documents (artist’s book).

Edited by Petra Feriancová.

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Collective Exhibition for a Single Body Pierre Bal-Blanc

Published by Paraguay Press, Paris, 2019, 52 pages (b/w ill.), 15.5 × 24.5 cm, English

Price: €14

A score of performative gestures, drawn from the conceptual art and body art scenes from Central and Eastern Europe in the 1970s and 1980s.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition Exposition collective pour un corps individuel – La partition privée at gb agency, Paris, from the October 12 to November 5, 2019, and the Playground Festival, Leuven, from November 14 to 17, 2019.

With works by Milan Adamčiak, Geta Brătescu, Anna Daučíková, Valie Export, Stano Filko, Tomislav Gotovac, Sanja Iveković, Anna Jermolaewa, Július Koller, Jiří Kovanda, Katalin Ladik, Simon Leung, Karel Miler, Paul Neagu, Manuel Pelmuş, Petr Štembera, Mladen Stilinović, Sven Stilinović, Slaven Tolj, Goran Trbuljak.

More information on the project can be found here.

Designed by Vier 5.

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Reports from the Conceptual Paradise Stefan Römer

Published by Edition Metzel, Munich, 2007, 68 pages (b/w ill.), 13.8 × 19.7 cm, German / English

Price: €15

Produced following the film project Conceptual Paradise, for which Stefan Römer conducted numerous interviews with internationally outstanding artists and art theorists for four years. With short texts by the artists interviewed in the film including; artists: Vito Acconci, Art & Language (Michael Baldwin, Mel Ramsden), Michael Asher, John Baldessari, Robert Barry, Hartmut Bitomsky, Mel Bochner, Gregg Bordowitz, Klaus vom Bruch, Daniel Buren, Victor Burgin, Luis Camnitzer, Jan Dibbets, Mark Dion, Sam Durant, Valie EXPORT, Stano Filko, Andrea Fraser, Liam Gillick, Dan Graham, Renée Green, Shilpa Gupta, Hans Haacke, Július Koller, Jiří Kovanda, Joseph Kosuth, Sonia Khurana, David Lamelas, Sol LeWitt, Thomas Locher, Marcel Odenbach, Yoko Ono, John Miller, Christian Philipp Muller, Adrian Piper, Yvonne Rainer, Allen Ruppersberg, Ed Ruscha, Martha Rosler, Allan Sekula, Peter Weibel, Lawrence Weiner, Stephen Willats, Heimo Zobernig and curators/theorists: Alexander Alberro, Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, Sabeth Buchmann, Charles Harrison (Art & Language), Geeta Kapoor, Geert Lovink, Seth Siegelaub, Gregor Stemmrich.

A trailer for the film can be seen here.

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