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.

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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.

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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.

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The Joke Book. Collected By Seth Siegelaub

Published by Kunstverein, Amsterdam, 2017, 216 pages, 13 × 20 cm, English

Price: €16

The Joke Book is the first printed edition of the complete jokes & messages file that was found on Seth Siegelaub’s computer by his partner Marja Bloem. It contains jokes, quotes, and pieces of advice, that he collected since 1999 and regularly redistributed via email amongst his friends. With contributions by Alex Alberto, John Baldessari, Marja Bloem, Myrna Bloom, Martin Browne, Alan Kennedy, David Kunzle, Joel Miller, Loren Miller, Kay Robertson, Laurent Sauerwein, Seth Siegelaub, Joan Simon, Kira Simon-Kennedy, Peter Sinclair, Steven Wright, and an introduction by Huan Hsu (written after a long conversation with Marja Bloem). Designed by Marc Hollenstein.

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High Level Margins With A Catalogue Nedko Solakov

Published by Kunstverein, Amsterdam, 2010, unpaginated (b/w ill.), 20 × 16.5 cm, English

Price: €10

The publication was produced as part of the exhibition High Level Margins With a Catalogue at Kunstverein, Amsterdam by Nedko Solakov, 18 September – 21 November 2010 and served as a reading device for the stories displayed on and around the margins of Kunstverein’s 3.5m high ceiling.

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Second Thoughts Angie Keefer

Published by Kunstverein, Amsterdam, 2019, 512 pages (b/w ill.), 14 × 21 cm, English

Price: €25

Second Thoughts, co-published by Kunstverein, Amsterdam, and Plug In ICA, Winnipeg, follows Kunstverein’s earlier publication, Paper Exhibition: Selected Writings by Raimundas Malašauskas, as the second in a series featuring the work of an author whose writing has never before been collected in a dedicated, single object. This collection of essays spans multiple research disciplines, including Angie Keefer’s own biography, and runs parallel to her artistic practice. All of the texts were commissioned and published previously, but many have been rewritten for this book. Keefer deftly brings together technological inquiry with artistic production and quotidian human experience.

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