Ginger&Piss #5: Audience

Published by Kunstverein Publishing, Amsterdam, 2020, 20 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 19 × 20 cm, English

Price: €15

Kunstverein’s in-house magazine is a cross between an academic journal and a darts club newsletter. Each issue contains a limited amount of contributions that vary in length according to the subject matter at hand. The remit of ‘Ginger&Piss’​ is simple: to provide a platform for candid critique but at the same time allow the author to stay hidden. Therefore, each contributor writes under a pseudonym. This issue takes the topic of ‘audience’ as its starting point and seeks to serve two aims: on the one hand it provides unfabricated answers to questions about who Kunstverein’s audience really is (or is not, yet!) via an online survey developed by the editors, Reinier Klok and Isabelle Sully, and on the other it attempts to bring to the surface the many factors that can complicate statistical reasoning in the first place.

#2020 #ginger&piss #isabellesully #kunstvereinamsterdam #kunstvereinpublishing #marchollenstein #reinierklok
GINGER&PISS #5: AUDIENCE – Launch token

Published by Kunstverein, Amsterdam, 2020, card, 5 × 7 cm, English

Price: €1

Produced on the occasion of the launch of the Ginger&Piss #5: Audience.

Kunstverein’s in-house magazine is a cross between an academic journal and a darts club newsletter. Each issue contains a limited amount of contributions that vary in length according to the subject matter at hand. The remit of ‘Ginger&Piss’​ is simple: to provide a platform for candid critique but at the same time allow the author to stay hidden. Therefore, each contributor writes under a pseudonym.

#2020 #ephemera #ginger&piss #isabellesully #kunstvereinamsterdam #marchollenstein #reinierklok
Better Read Than Dead Seth Siegelaub

Published by Walther König, Köln & Stichting Egress Foundation, Amsterdam, 2020, 384 pages (b/w ill.), 19 × 27.5 cm, English

Price: €30

Ed. Marja Bloem, Krist Gruijthuijsen, Lauren van Haaften-Schick, Sara Martinetti & Jo Melvin.

Better Read Than Dead was the title Seth Siegelaub had chosen for an anthology of his own writing – one of the projects for which he never found the time, busy as he was running his global one-man operation. The selected writings, interviews, extended bibliography and chronology in this source book fill historical gaps in the sprawling network of exhibitions, publications, projects, and collections that constitute Siegelaub’s life’s work. “Siegelaubian paperwork” comprises Siegelaub’s writings, which are reproduced as scans in order to convey the variety of the documents and to give a sense of archival immersion.

#2020 #kunstvereinamsterdam #sethsiegelaub
Marlow Moss Riet Wijnen

Published by Kunstverein Publishing, Amsterdam, 2013, 128 pages, 11 × 17 cm, English

Price: €15

This publication tells the story of the British Constructivist artist Marlow Moss (1898–1958) and her work. A series of lists with ‘facts’ is compiled from writings about and by Moss. These lists contain contradictions and gaps. In part because some characters in the novels written by Netty Nijhoff, Moss’s partner, are based on Moss, and so this knowledge has been sometimes treated as non-fiction because of the lack of information on Moss. The result is that fiction became part of reality. The publication is an alternative biography that indirectly shows how history is constructed.

#2013 #kunstvereinamsterdam #kunstvereinpublishing #rietwijnen
Hans de Vries

Published by Kunstverein Publishing, Amsterdam, 2016, 40 pages (b/w ill.), 23 × 30 cm, English / Dutch

Price: €15

Hans de Vries concentrated on the study and registration of processes and appearances that occur in and are created by nature. De Vries was a close observer, an onlooker, an eyewitness, whose aim was to discern and document the relationship between man and his natural environment. His practice has been referred to as “micro-emotive art”, a term coined by the Italian artist Piero Gilardi. ‘Hans de Vries Works 1968–1975’ is De Vries’s first exhibition since he stopped producing art at end of the 1970s. It is a retrospective of all the publications and book-related works including parallel articles and essays about his practice.

#2016 #hansdevries #kristgruijthuijsen #kunstvereinamsterdam #kunstvereinpublishing
10 Years KV

Published by Kunstverein Publishing, Amsterdam, 2019, 310 pages (b/w ill.), 21 × 30 cm, English

Price: €25

Kunstverein is essentially a curatorial office that offers lectures, presentations, screenings, and independent publishing. Because of its unconventional structure, it allows alternative methods to be considered in terms of presentation, hosting, and exhibition-making. This extensive anthology looks back at the past decade of their activity, from 2009 to 2019, and is filled with ephemera, images of performances and shows, bulletins, and much more. With contributions by Yana Foqué, Krist Gruijthuijsen, Anthony Huberman, and Maxine Kopsa.

Designed by Marc Hollenstein.

#2019 #anthonyhuberman #kristgruijthuijsen #kunstvereinamsterdam #kunstvereinpublishing #marchollenstein #maxinekopsa #yanafoque