GEORGIA SAGRI GEORGIA SAGRI and I GEORGIA SAGRI

Published by Sternberg Press, Berlin, 2018, 128 pages (colour & b/w ill.), wire binding, 21.5 × 27 cm, English

Price: €24

The catalogue GEORGIA SAGRI GEORGIA SAGRI and I is published on the occasion of the eponymous solo exhibitions GEORGIA SAGRI GEORGIA SAGRI at Kunstverein Braunschweig, December 2017–February 2018, and GEORGIA SAGRI and I at Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, April–June 2018. As her first comprehensive publication, this catalogue surveys the multi-facetted oeuvre of the Greek artist Georgia Sagri. As the title of this book suggests, the staged objects Sagri produces are doubled modules, where each I or self can be “cross-eyed.” This effect, often produced theatrically, reorders the collective gaze to be subverted through a “catastrophe of emotions.” Across performance, video work, and sculpture, Sagri navigates the murky relationships between the artist’s body and her body of work, subjectivity and persona, original and reproduction with equal parts humor and severity.

Collected in this catalogue is both current documentation of Sagri’s work and rich archival material since 1999; together they are juxtaposed against essays by Sotirios Bahtsetzis, Daniel Horn, Ruba Katrib, Christina Lehnert, Diego Singh and Stephen Squibb, an interview conducted with Silvia Federici, and a conversation between the artist, Bettina Funcke, and John Kelsey.

Design by Yvonne Quirmbach

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1,2,3,4 Cosima Von Bonin

Published by DuMont Verlag, Köln, 2011, 184 pages (colour ill.), 32.1 × 25.2 cm, English/German

Price: €25

This catalogue was produced in conjunction with the exhibition series Cosima Von Bonin, The Lazy Susan Series, A Rotating Exhibition 2010-2012 shown at the following venues:

Cosima Von Bonin’s Far Niente, at Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, October 10, 2010 – January 9, 2011

Cosima Von Bonin’s Bone Idle, at Arnolfini, Bristol, February 19 – April 25, 2011

Cosima Von Bonin’s Zermatt! Zermatt! Z…ermattet!, at Mamco, Genf, June 8 – September 18, 2011

Cosima Von Bonin’s Cut! Cut! Cut!, at Museum Ludwig, Köln, November 5, 2011 – May 14, 2012

Design by Yvonne Quirmbach

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Yellow Movies Tony Conrad

Published by Galerie Buchholz, Köln, 2008, 80 pages (colour ill.), 25 × 19 cm, English/German

Price: €28

Published on the occasion of two exhibitions, one at Galerie Daniel Buchholz in Cologne and the other at Greene Naftali in New York, that presented a group of works by artist, filmmaker and musician Tony Conrad entitled “Yellow Movies”. Alongside an introductory note by Tony Conrad that served as a press release for the two gallery exhibitions, the book contains a new text by Diedrich Diederichsen and a comprehensive documentation of all the “Yellow Movies” still in existence. The catalogue is produced in collaboration with Galerie Daniel Buchholz and Greene Naftali.

“Yellow Movies,” is the title of a series of works in which Conrad explored the intersection of film and painting. He conceived of these works not as paintings but as films of incredibly long duration, devoid of the action or narrative typically associated with Hollywood cinema. When the works were first debuted in 1973, Conrad referred to their installation as a “screening.” To make this work, and others like it, he painted a rectangle of cheap house paint on paper and framed it with a black border. Over time the central painted rectangle will slowly yellow, much in the same way film emulsion does. This yellowing happens with or without exposure to light; it is always “screening,” as the passage of time itself actively marks its surface.

Design by Yvonne Quirmbach

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