The Bear in The Mirror Simone Forti

Published by Walther König, Köln & Vleeshal, Middelburg, 2018, 94 pages (b/w ill.), 16 × 23 cm, English

Price: €20

”Iʼve gathered so many books (….), all about the family. This is all washing over me like a waterfall. I canʼt figure out the genealogy, the chronology flows like currents that wind around each other at different rates. (…). And now Iʼm recognizing that Iʼm part of this tribe, this family of writers writing about our tribe.”

These sentences can be found in Simone Fortiʼs new publication, The Bear in the Mirror – a wonderful collection of stories, prose-poems, drawings, photos, letters, notes and memories.

Simone Forti dives into the (his)stories of her family and of the woollen mills they once owned, trying to put all the myths and fragments of information into some kind of perspective.

Edited by Roos Gortzak and Quinn Latimer. Designed by Nerijus Rimkus.

#2018 #nerijusrimkus #quinnlatimer #simoneforti #waltherkönig
Außenprojekte / Projects for Outside Isa Genzken

Published by Galerie Buchholz & Walther König, Köln, 2020, 192 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 24 × 28 cm, German / English

Price: €48

Produced on the occasion of Isa Genzken: Models for Outdoor Projects, held at the Bundeskunsthalle Bonn in 2016. The publication introduces Isa Genzken’s complete 42 projects for outdoor sculptures, from the years 1984-2016. Each project is extensively illustrated, with accompanying texts by Manfred Hermes both in German and English. In addition, the book contains an introductory text by Susanne Kleine.

#2020 #galeriebuchholz #isagenzken #waltherkönig
Apothekerman Michael Krebber

Published by Walther König, Köln, 2000, 80 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21.6 × 27 cm, German / English

Price: €35

With texts by Merlin Carpenter, Fritz Heubach und Mayo Thompson.

Having had a major influence on the art scene in Cologne during the 80’s and 90’s and ever since, Michael Krebber has a conceptual approach to painting that he explores beyond all pictorial conventions. His practice is marked by ambivalence, subversion, intransigence, and a feigned body language. (press release, CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux)

#2000 #michaelkrebber #waltherkönig
Außerirdische Zwitterwesen / Alien Hybrid Creatures Michael Krebber

Published by Walther König, Köln, 2005, 180 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 14.5 × 21 cm, German / English

Price: €90

Außerirdische Zwitterwesen / Alien Hybrid Creatures is a book by Michael Krebber, published on the occasion of a seminar to which the artist had been invited at the Institute for Art History at the University of Cologne in 2003. Beside an introductory text by Michael Krebber and numerous reproductions the publication contains a list of book recommendations on the theme of Dandyism compiled by Oswald Wiener.

Designed by Yvonne Quirmbach.

#2005 #michaelkrebber #waltherkönig #yvonnequirmbach
WORPSWEDER LANDSCHAFT: MODELLBUCH PROTOTYPE COMPROMISED Christopher Williams

Published by Walther Konig, Köln, 2018, 72 pages (1 colour ill.), 9.6 × 14.8 cm, English / German

Price: €7

This book, in the tradition of the famous Reclam book series, documents Christopher Williams’ contribution to the exhibition “We Call It Ludwig. The Museum Is Turning 40!” With a text by Christopher Williams. #christopherwilliams #ludwigmuseum

#2018 #christopherwilliams #museumludwig #waltherkönig
SECESSION Christopher Williams

Published by Walther Konig, Köln, 2005/06, 96 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 29.5 cm, English / German

Price: €45

Christopher Williams precise photographs retain in a paradoxical way what is in the process of vanishing. His photographs, influenced by the advertising aesthetics of the 1960s or 70s tend to become as anachronistic as their motifs. Published as the second volume of the De Rijke / De Rooij catalogue on the occasion of their exhibition at the Vienna Secession, the two volumes are, however, independently conceptualized artist`s books.

#2005 #2006 #christopherwilliams #secession #waltherkönig