KwieKulik

Published by JRP Ringier, Geneva, 2013, 576 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 24.7 × 30.5 cm, English

Price: €49

Edited by Lukasz Ronduda and Georg Schöllhammer.

Zofia Kulik and Przemyslaw Kwiek (KwieKulik) since the 1970s pioneered the transformation of artistic practice into social experimentation. KwieKulik sought to reconcile artistic praxis with everyday life, essentially basing on the premise that form is a fact of society. The couple’s pioneering approach to film, photography, and multi-screen slide projection epitomise their unique variation of expanded cinema.

This monograph, stemming from a long-term research project on the KwieKulik Archive, documents Zofia Kulik and Przemyslaw Kwiek’s collective works from 1971 to 1987, illuminating the radically unique position of the artists in the history of neo-avant-garde in Central Europe. The book covers and documents more than 200 events, and includes a “KwieKulik Glossary,” the collection of concepts introduced and applied by the artists. The essays in the book are featuring excerpts from texts devoted to KwieKulik in the course of the last decades.

#2013 #georgschollhammer #jrpringier #kontaktcollection #kwiekulik #performance
The Dream of the Audience Theresa Hak Kyung Cha

Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2004, 290 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 19 × 24.4 cm, German / English

Price: €42

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, The Dream of the Audience, at the Generali Foundation, Vienna, 14 May – 15 August 2004.

From the mid-1970s until her death at age 31 in 1982, Korean-born artist Theresa Hak Kyung Cha created a rich body of conceptual art that explored displacement and loss. Her works included artists’ books, mail art, performance, audio, video, film, and installation. Although grounded in French psychoanalytic film theory, her art is also informed by far-ranging cultural and symbolic references, from shamanism to Confucianism and Catholicism. Her collage-like book Dictée, which was published posthumously in 1982, is recognized as an influential investigation of identity in the context of history, ethnicity and gender.

Preface by Dietrich Karner, introduction by Sabine Breitwieser, texts by Constance M. Lewallen, Lawrence Rinder, Trinh T. Minh-ha and Bernadette Hak Eun.

#2004 #generalifoundation #performance #poetry #theresahakkyungcha #trinhtminhha #verlagderbuchhandlungwaltherkonig
Performance People Ei Arakawa

Published by Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf; Artists Space, New York & Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2021, 414 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 15.2 × 22.8 cm

Price: €34

This first monograph on Ei Arakawa allows a profound understanding of Arakawas complex artistic practice in general: on behalf of Illustrations, performance scripts, notes, and sketches it unfolds a kind of archive along the performances as well as the performance people the artist has worked with over the past ten years.

With texts from Ei Arakawa, Eva Birkenstock, Sarah Chow, John Kelsey, Jutta Koether, Erika Lindström & Reiko Tomii. Reiko Tomii’s talk on Ei Arakawa can be seen here.

Designed by Hit Studio.

#2021 #eiarakawa #evabirkenstock #hitstudio #juttakoether #performance #reikotomii #verlagderbuchhandlungwaltherkonig
Fandango Evening News (invitation card) Raùl Marroquín

Published by de Appel Amsterdam, 1977, card (b/w ill.), 14.6 × 10.1 cm, English

Price: €12 (Out of stock)

Produced on the occasions of Fandango Evening News, a performance by Raùl Marroquín at Multi Art Points, Amsterdam, 15 December, 1977, presented by de Appel Amsterdam.

More information on the event can be found here.

*Please note this publication is secondhand and has some traces of previous ownership. (Address hand-written on card)

#1977 #deappel #ephemera #performance
Performance Artists Talking in the Eighties Linda M. Montano

Published by University of California Press, Berkeley, 2001, 553 pages (b/w ill.), 15.3 × 22.7 cm, English

Price: €36 (Temporarily out of stock)

Performance artist Linda Montano invited other performance artists to consider how early events associated with sex, food, money/fame, or death/ritual resurfaced in their later work. The result is an original and compelling talking performance that documents the production of art in an important and often misunderstood community.

Among the more than 100 artists Montano interviewed from 1979 to 1989 were John Cage, Lorraine O’Grady, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Stuart Sherman, Martha Rosler, Joan Jonas, Faith Ringgold, Dick Higgins, Allan Kaprow, Meredith Monk, Adrian Piper, Carolee Schneemann and Chris Burden. Her discussions with them focused on the relationship between art and life, history and memory, the individual and society, and the potential for individual and social change.

#2001 #adrianpiper #alisonknowles #allankaprow #caroleeschneemann #chrisburden #jacksonmaclow #joanjonas #johncage #lorraineo'grady #martharosler #mierleladermanukeles #performance #stuartsherman
Joan Jonas

Published by John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, 2004, 68 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 22.8 × 19 cm, English

Price: €17

Produced on the occasion of the first extensive UK exhibition of the highly influential New York based video and performance artist, Joan Jonas, a collaboration between two venues: John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, and Wilkinson Gallery, London) during 2004 – 2005.

Works included range from early films and performance documentation to two new major installation works. This publication contains extensive texts which examine her work both past and present, and contextualise it within a broader cultural framework.

#2004 #joanjonas #performance