Eine Gesellschaft des Geschmacks Andrea Fraser

Published by Kunstverein München, München, 1993, 124 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 26 × 24 cm, German / English

Price: €45

In 1993 the US-American artist Andrea Fraser realised the exhibition project Eine Gesellschaft des Geschmacks with and at the Kunstverein München. In the run-up to it she interviewed Helmut Draxler and board members of the Kunstverein on questions of self-conception and taste. She arranged the answers into an audio collage that could be heard in the Kunstverein’s exhibition rooms, the written version was printed in a publication. Artworks borrowed from the board members that were partly mentioned in the audio installation were also part of the exhibition and publication.

Designed by Andrea Fraser and Anahita Krzyzanowski.

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J. Burchill J. McCamley Janet Burchill and Jennifer McCamley

Published by Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, 1993, 35 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 16.5 × 24 cm, English / German

Price: €10

Catalogue of an exhibition held at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Nov. 27-Dec. 13, 1993 by Australian artists Janet Burchill and Jennifer McCamley. Catalogue essay in English and German by Rex Butler.

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Laurie Parsons

Published by M HKA, Antwerp, 1993, foldout poster (colour ill.), 14.7 × 21 cm (folded) 42 × 29.5 cm (unfolded), English

Price: €15 (Out of stock)

A single poster contribution from the original publication On Taking a Normal Situation and Retranslating it Into Overlapping and Multiple Readings of Conditions Past and present.

An exhibition devised by Yves Aupetitallot, Iwona Blazwick and Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev within the framework of ANTWERP 93. Its title was inspired by Gordon Matta Clark who made one of his final works in the city, and which in turn led to the foundation of M HKA. In some ways the subject of this exhibition was ‘the exhibition’. What it proposed, however, was a new relation between structure, location, context, artist and audience.

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Life Isn’t Good, It’s Excellent David Robilliard

Published by Gilbert & George, London, 1993, 100 pages (b/w ill.), 15.5 × 21.5 cm, English

Price: €40

David Robilliard (b.1952, Guernsey) moved to London in the late 1970s where he established himself as a self-taught painter and poet. He began working for Gilbert & George after appearing as an ‘angry young man’ in their film ‘The World of Gilbert and George’ (1981). They actively promoted him as their favourite artist and in 1984 published ‘Inevitable’, his first volume of poetry. Three years later, in 1987, Robilliard was diagnosed as HIV positive and in 1988 he died at the age of 36. In his short life he produced a modest but important body of work now held in significant public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Tate Modern, London and the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven. His work is direct both in content and form, comical and yet ultimately deeply romantic. (from Rob Tufnell David Robilliard Disorganised Writings and Sketches)

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Hauser Und Menschen : Buildings and People Berlin 1979-1993 Stephen Willats

Published by Berlinsiche Galerie, Berlin, 1993, 54 pages, 28 × 21 cm, German / English

Price: €25 (Out of stock)

Stephen Willats has made work examining the function and meaning of art in society since the 1960s. His work has involved interdisciplinary processes and theory from sociology, systems analysis, cybernetics, semiotics and philosophy. This manifests in wall installations, project works, films & computer simulations, drawings & diagrams, bookworks and texts.

Published on the occasion of the exhibitions Building and People at Berlinsiche Galerie, Berlin and Goethe Institute, London, 1993

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Konrad Klapheck

Published by Galerie Lelong, Zurich, 1993, 32 pages (colour ill.), 32 × 23.5 cm, French/German

Price: €18

Published on the occasion of Klapheck’s 1993 exhibtion at Galerie Lelong, Zurich. Includes the essay by Konrad Klapheck Die Supermutter.

Klapheck, who was just 10 when World War II ended, saw in the destroyed cities and ruined buildings all around him a certain beauty or spectacle. After becoming a student at the Düsseldorf Art Academy, Klapheck turned to a different kind of subject matter, creating the first of his many “machine pictures”: the 1955 painting Typewriter. He went on to expand his repertoire to include sewing machines, faucets, telephones, irons, and even a hay-turning machine.

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