Retrospective – gallery guide Tetsumi Kudo

Published by Fridericianum, Kassel, 2016, 34 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 15 × 21 cm, English

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Bottled humanism, coloured neon contaminations, tattered flaps of skin, and limp penises bring humanist self-assurance crashing to the ground. What appears as poison or chemical devastation is in fact an appeal to understand metamorphosis as a state of being. Over a period of three decades (from the mid-1950s to the late 1980s), Tetsumi Kudo created a consistent body of work that serves as a model for contemporary conceptual approaches. The Fridericianum presented the first comprehensive retrospective exhibition of the Japanese artist’s work in Germany. This pamphlet also serves as the gallery guide for Loretta Fahrenholz’s exhibition, Two A.M. Designed by Zak Group.

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Speculations on Anonymous Materials

Published by Fridericianum, Kassel, 2013, 64 pages, softcover (stapled), 12 × 20 cm, English/German

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Produced on the occasion of Speculations on Anonymous Materials, September 29, 2013 – January 26, 2014. Curated by Susanne Pfeffer. Artists include: Michele Abeles, Ed Atkins, Trisha Baga & Jessie Stead, Alisa Baremboym, Kerstin Brätsch &, Debo Eilers, Antoine Catala, Simon Denny, Aleksandra Domanović, GCC, Yngve Holen, Sachin Kaeley, Daniel Keller, Josh Kline, Oliver Laric, Tobias Madison, Katja Novitskova, Ken Okiishi, Jon Rafman, James Richards, Pamela Rosenkranz, Avery Singer, Timur Si Quin, Ryan Trecartin. Designed by Zak Group, London.

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Jungle Stripe Anicka Yi

Published by Fridericianum, Kassel, 2016, 44 pages (colour ill.), stapled booklet, 18.5 × 29.5 cm, English/German

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In her work, Anicka Yi explores life forms, organisms and microbiological processes with “multinatural perspectivism”. The exhibition booklet explores further the clashes and unions between natural and artificial bringing Yi’s work together with illustrations by British botanist Margaret Mee, a pioneer in environmental activism in the Amazon Basin. The double sided booklet which can be read in English or German contains the exhibition guide, the essay The Notion of Species in History and Anthropology by Eduardo Viveiros de Castello and the script of Yi’s film The Flavour Genome.

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Solution 196–213 United States of Palestine-Israel Joshua Simon (Ed.)

Published by Sternberg Press, Berlin, 2011, 128 pages, (b/w ill.), 11.2 x 17.8 cm, softcover, English

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With contributions by Tal Adler/Osama Zatar, Asma Agbarieh-Zahalka, Maayan Amir/Ruti Sela, Ariella Azoulay, Yael Bartana/Sebastian Cichocki, Raji Bathish, Itzhak Benyamini, Sari Hanafi, Sandi Hilal/Alessandro Petti/Eyal Weizman, Yazan Khalili, Ohad Meromi/Joshua Simon, Norma Musih, Ingo Niermann, Noam Yuran

Solution 196–213: United States of Palestine-Israel is an anthology of texts proposing a doable solution for the region. With contributors based in Ramallah and Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Beirut and Jerusalem, New York and Bethlehem, Nazareth and Warsaw, the book offers solutions that will make life better, and proposes ways to do it.

Unlike previous books in the Solution series, this book invited several writers from the region to suggest specific and doable solutions for today. This is mainly since it seems absurd to present a one-man master plan for Palestine-Israel. In many senses, such master plans (whether they take a colonial, Zionist or other meta-narrative lead) have been the mold of the problem in the region for at least the last 150 years.

The idea is therefore to rethink the different antagonisms that structure our ways of resistance and compliance: to rethink Semitism and 1948, rethink identity and territory, rethink resistance and memory, rethink democracy and state, rethink Zionism and decolonization, rethink refugee and property, rethink religion and solution.

Solution Series edited by Ingo Niermann. Designed by ZAK Group

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Solution 186–195 Dubai Democracy Ingo Niermann

Published by Sternberg Press, Berlin, 2010, 128 pages, (b/w ill.), 11.2 x 17.8 cm, softcover, English

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Solution 186–195: Dubai Democracy is the fifth book in the Solution series. Using Dubai as a sort of modernist blank slate for urban and social renewal, author Ingo Niermann confronts today’s most relevant cultural and technological developments with analytical elixirs that are as pertinent as they are unbelievable. Niermann’s Dubai will become as specialized as housing the global center for treating diabetes—called Sugar World—and as universal as offering non-confrontational public spaces where both a state of total advertising and compulsive kindness, or what he calls a “personal humaneness account,” co-exist.

Translation from the German by Gerrit Jackson. Design by ZAK Group

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