Collected Comics 2011-2020 Amelie Von Wulffen

Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln & KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, 2020, 208 pages (b/w ill.), 19 × 26 cm, English

Price: €18

This is an anthology of the artist’s collected comics from 2011 to 2020, only allegedly a casual branch of her practice. It includes November (2011) and At the cool table (2013) as well as lesser known, shorter comics of the last few years. Von Wulffens comics address the social codes of the art world, the daily life of being a female artist, and nightmare-like, surreal psychogeographies. They poignantly and parodically observe fears of failure, loneliness, competition, so-called good taste, and sexual affairs, while questioning a clear cut distinction between high and low, artistic genius and amateurism.

Designed by Marc Hollenstein.

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THE PURE AWARENESS OF ABSOLUTE ART Ian Wilson

Published by KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, 2017, card, 15,5 × 11.5 cm, English

Price: €25 (Out of stock)

Ian Wilson has been exploring spoken language as an art form since 1968. He has described his own work as “oral communication” and later as “discussion”. At Wilson’s own request, his work is neither filmed nor recorded, thereby preserving the transient nature of the spoken word. A discussion, based on the topic of The Absolute in Art, took place in May 2017 atKW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin and reassembled the artist, the director and current staff members of the institution.

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Limits to Growth Nicholas Mangan

Published by Sternberg Press, Berlin, 2016, 246 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 17 × 24 cm, English

Price: €28 (Temporarily out of stock)

Edited by Aileen Burns, Charlotte Day, Krist Gruijthuijsen, Johan Lundh
Texts by Max Andrews and Mariana Cánepa Luna (Latitudes), Helen Hughes, Ana Teixeira Pinto

This publication accompanies Australian multidisciplinary artist Nicholas Mangan’s survey exhibition Limits to Growth. The exhibition and book bring together four of Mangan’s most significant works of the past seven years, alongside a new commission. The works in the show tackle narratives from his own geographical region—Asia Pacific, in which his home country of Australia plays a colonial role—and weaves them into a bigger picture to take into account the global economy, resource extraction, and the ultimate power of the sun. Featuring an in-depth series of conversations between the artist and the Barcelona-based curatorial collective Latitudes, and essays by Ana Teixeira Pinto and Helen Hughes, this publication is richly illustrated with documentation of Mangan’s artworks and historical source material.

Copublished with the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; and Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne
Design by Žiga Testen

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