The Imaginary Number

Published by KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, 2005, unpaginated (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 29.7 cm, English

Price: €9

Booklet produced on the occasion of The Imaginary Number, 5 June – 11 September, 2005 at KW, Berlin. Curated by Anselm Franke and Hila Peleg and featuring the artists Edgar Arceneaux, Trisha Donnelly, Jimmie Durham, Omer Fast, Rodney Graham, David Maljkovic, Simon Dybbroe Møller, Valérie Mréjen, Klaus Weber.

The Imaginary Number is a collection of nine single projects and new groupings of works, including drawings, installations, sculptures and video and film installations. Not primarily a thematic exhibition, the independent works on display share some motifs on various levels, mainly their concern with the complex magic of the everyday – the role of the imaginary in the way we shape and make sense of the world.

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Vivian Suter

Published by Hatje Cantz, Berlin, 2019, 352 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 27 cm, English

Price: €47

More than thirty years ago the Swiss-Argentine artist Vivian Suter (*1949) moved to the rain forest in Panajachel, Guatemala, to live on a former coffee plantation. Since then she has worked on her impressive paintings in her wooden-hut studio, as well as outdoors. Her canvases lie on the sandy ground or hang in trees; dust, mud, leaves, mangos, and insects leave their traces on them. Her painting is influenced by organic processes and coincidence—even natural disasters are her material, when flood waters make their mark on canvases, becoming part of her large, colorful paintings. With texts by Adam Szymczyk, contributions by R. H. Quaytman, Moyra Davey, Hendrik Folkerts. Designed by Studio Manuel Raeder.

You can see Rosalind Nashashibi’s film Vivian’s Garden here.

#2019 #adamszymczyk #moyradavey #r.h.quaytman #studiomanuelraeder #viviansuter
Christoforos Savva: Untimely, Again

Published by Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite, Berlin, 2019, 192 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 14 × 19.5 cm, English/Greek

Price: €19 (Out of stock)

The book Christoforos Savva: Untimely, Again is published on the occasion of the participation of the Republic of Cyprus at the 58th edition of the Venice Biennale. Untimely, Again is a posthumous exhibition of works by Christoforos Savva (1924–1968) presented at the Cyprus Pavilion.

The publication focuses, in a very precise but also circumscribed manner, on a specific aspect of Christoforos Savva’s work that is beyond the artist’s control: the artwork’s presence in the world. The moment the work leaves the studio and goes into the world is, quite often, when artists themselves find out whether it has sufficient autonomy and strength. In Savva’s case and particularly in the case of such a fragmented photographic archive – and, therefore, so fascinating and suggestive – as the one presented in the book, the glimpses of his work in contact with the world over time silently witness and reflect the transformations of a society. Looking at, often blurred or slightly crooked, amateur photographs is a way to reaffirm that what matters, when one faces the work of Christoforos Savva, is not only or not so much individually looking at each painting, yfasmatography, or relief on its own, but also looking at the world around them. Designed by Studio Manuel Raeder.

#2019 #bomdiaboatardeboanoite #christoforossavva #studiomanuelraeder
The Memory of the Archive: Christoforos Savva in the 1954 – 1968 Cypriot Press & Literary Periodicals

Published by Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite, Berlin, 2019, 328 pages (b/w ill.), 21 × 29.5 cm, English/Greek

Price: €25 (Out of stock)

The Memory of The Archive: Christoforos Savva in the 1954–1968 Cypriot Press & Literary Periodicals is published on the occasion of the survey exhibition project Untimely on Time: Christoforos Savva (1924–1968), co-organised by the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture, Cultural Services and Point Centre for Contemporary Art, Nicosia and presented at the State Gallery of Contemporary Art – SPEL, Nocosia, Cyprus, between 31 January and 31 March 2019.

The book is a compilation and an archive of press cuttings, consisting of more than two hundred articles, commentaries, reports, and advertisements that appeared in the mainstream Cypriot press and literary periodicals between 1954 and 1968 and relate to the Christoforos Savva. The press cuttings are treated as objects with a story, a narrative worth telling with the goal of shedding new light on the artist’s life and career. Designed by Studio Manuel Raeder.

#2019 #bomdiaboatardeboanoite #christoforossavva #studiomanuelraeder
Seehearing the Enlightened Failure Cecilia Vicuña

Published by Witte de With, Rotterdam, 2019, 360 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 20 × 26 cm, English

Price: €35

Published in conjunction with the artist’s comprehensive exhibition retrospective curated by Miguel A. López, and held at Witte de With from May to November 2019.

This publication gives an overview of Vicuña’s artistic practice as a poet, visual artist, and activist from the 1960s to the present day. It is edited by López, designed by Studio Manuel Raeder, Berlin, and includes a forward by Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, new essays by Miguel A. López, Julia Bryan-Wilson and Carla María Macchiavello, existing essays by Lucy Lippard and Dawn Adès and an anthology of texts authored by Cecilia Vicuña.

It includes color and black and white photography of more than 120 artworks by Vicuña, encompassing the full range of Vicuña’s body of work: textiles, poetry, performances, film, collages, drawings, paintings, precarious objects, and activism. A chapter in the book is especially devoted to these images, which are organized in four thematic sections.

#ceciliavicuña #lucylippard #sofíahernándezchongcuy #studiomanuelraeder #wittedewith