KEMPENS INFORMATIEBLAD. SONDERAUSGABE KUNSTVEREIN MÜNCHEN Jef Geys

Published by Kunstverein München, München & Jef Geys, Balen, 2001, 12 pages, (colour & b/w ill.), 29.2 × 44.5 cm, German

Price: €18 (Temporarily out of stock)

Kempens Informatieblad, was a newspaper published by Belgian artist Jef Geys between 1971 and 2018.

Since the early 1960s, in addition to his interlocking artistic and pedagogical work, Geys was also involved in the production and distribution of a local newspaper, the Kempisch Reklaamblad, on whose pages he began to publish various textual and pictorial material among the advertisements placed therein. After it was discontinued, Geys took over the paper and continued it under his own direction as Kempens Informatieblad.

Functioning as an alternative to the conventional artist catalog, the issues, over 50 in total, were mostly published in connection with his exhibitions. As an information system directed by the artist, it successively developed into a kind of meta-medium within his practice, through which he himself organized his representation and mediation – beyond the exhibition context.

#2001 #jefgeys #kempens #kempensinformatieblad #kunstvereinmünchen
Not Working Reader Maurin Dietrich & Gloria Hasnay (Eds.)

Published by Kunstverein München, München and Archive Books, Berlin, 2020, 184 pages (b/w ill.), 16.2 × 23.4 cm, German / English

Price: €15

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Not Working, Artistic production and matters of class at Kunstverein München September 12 – November 22, 2020.

Not Working brings together the contributions by artists, theorists and writers who in their work examine the interdependence of artistic production and social class. The complex structures and substantial rise in social inequalities, particularly visible in light of the current pandemic, have given the concept of class a wide range of connotations. Despite the ongoing attempts to view contemporary art in the sense of “class homogeneity”; it remains complicit in the reproduction and masking of existing conditions which it often claims to overcome. The texts in this book form a ground were class can be mediated with respect to artistic practices and other structures in the art world.

With contributions by Annette Wehrmann, Dung Tien Thi Phuong, Josef Kramhöller, Laura Ziegler and Stephan Janitzky, Leander Scholz, Lise Soskolne, Mahan Moalemi, Marina Vishmidt and Melanie Gilligan, and Steven Warwick.

More information on the exhibition can be found here.

#2020 #archivebooks #gloriahasnay #kunstvereinmünchen #marinavishmidt #maurindietrich #melaniegilligan
Market Group Material

Published by Kunstverein München, München, 1995, 38 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 14.8 × 19.5 cm, English / German

Price: €20

Produced on the occasion of Group Material – Market at Kunstverein München, May 6 – June 18, 1995. From the early 1980s, Group Material worked on complex social and cultural issues: in 1988, for example, they developed a four-part project on today’s understanding of democracy, followed by a so-called AIDS timeline. For Kunstverein München they developed a new project about consumption. The space was modelled after a shopping mall and contained products of the commodity world, which were collected by Group Material and commented on in the exhibition.

#1995 #groupmaterial #kunstvereinmünchen
Homosexual Rights Around the World Henrik Olesen

Published by Kunstverein München, München, 2000, 16 pages, 21 × 29.7 cm, English

Price: €10

Produced on the occasion of Henrik Olesen’s participation in the group exhibition No Swimming at the Kunstverein München (2000).

#2000 #ephemera #henrikolesen #kunstvereinmünchen
Motion Karel Martens

Published by Roma Publications, Amsterdam, 2017, 304 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 29.7 cm, English / German

Price: €44

Produced on the occasion of Motion, a major exhibition by Dutch artist, graphic designer, and educator Karel Martens at Kunstverein München. Co-edited by Martens and Julie Peeters, the bulk of the content for this book comes from the video Not for Resale – a sequence of photographs from Martens’ studio wall in Hoog Keppel in 2000. The videos Lost & Found (2004), and Tol (2008) are also included in the book, as well as a transcription of a conversation between Martens and Kunstverein director Chris Fitzpatrick.

Designed by Julie Peeters.

#2017 #design #juliepeeters #karelmartens #kunstvereinmünchen #romapublications
Eine Gesellschaft des Geschmacks Andrea Fraser

Published by Kunstverein München, München, 1993, 124 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 26 × 24 cm, German / English

Price: €45 (Temporarily out of stock)

In 1993 the US-American artist Andrea Fraser realised the exhibition project Eine Gesellschaft des Geschmacks with and at the Kunstverein München. In the run-up to it she interviewed Helmut Draxler and board members of the Kunstverein on questions of self-conception and taste. She arranged the answers into an audio collage that could be heard in the Kunstverein’s exhibition rooms, the written version was printed in a publication. Artworks borrowed from the board members that were partly mentioned in the audio installation were also part of the exhibition and publication.

Designed by Andrea Fraser and Anahita Krzyzanowski.

#1993 #andreafraser #helmutdraxler #kunstvereinmünchen