Tip of the iceberg : selected works 1985-2001 Janet Burchill and Jennifer McCamley

Published by University Art Museum, Brisbane, 2001, 72 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 16.5 × 24 cm, English

Price: €12

Produced on the occasion of Tip of the iceberg : selected works 1985-2001 at the University Art Museum, University of Queensland, 16 February – 28 March, 2001 and The Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne, 3 July – 9 September, 2001.

Working together since the early 1980s, Janet Burchill and Jennifer McCamley have developed an expansive framework of formal and thematic concerns drawing broadly on the histories of art and design, film, literature and cultural theory. Influenced by feminism, and applying an appreciation and critique of modernism, they make visually stunning artworks across an ever-expanding repertoire of mediums—from painting and sculpture, photography and printmaking, to neon light and textile works.

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Serena Josephine Pryde

Published by Walther König, Köln, 2001, 72 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21.5 × 27 cm, English

Price: €20

Produced on the occasion of Josephine Pryde’s exhibition Serena at Kunstverein Braunschweig, April 28 – June 10, 2001.

Pryde’s work attacks stock photographic aesthetic by technically reworking and reconfiguring images and by addressing the conditions of their display. The surfaces of glossy fashion photographs are disrupted by the insertion of aluminium tubes, which emphasise their ‘objectness’ and their status as artworks. Colourful photoshop juxtapositions of MRI scans of the human foetus and macro-lens desertscapes are unnervingly loaded. They refer to the history of darkroom experimentation and to contemporary medical-imaging techniques. Pryde doesn’t reject the language of photographic imagery, rather she adopts it and layers it up. Her guinea pig portraits are inspired by ‘cute pet photography’ but her choice of subject conjures associations with laboratory research.

Texts by Pamela M. Lee, Pauline van Mourik Broekman and Josef Strau.

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HENRIK OLESEN

Published by Kunstverein Braunschweig, 2001, 12 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21.5 × 27 cm, German

Price: €7.50

Produced on the occasion of Henrik Olesen’s 2001 exhibition at Kunstverein Braunschweig. With texts by Sabeth Buchmann and Karola Grässlin,

The project examined the consequences of legal restrictions on identity and lifestyle. It dealt with the criminalization of homosexuality and documented cultural peculiarities, the current legal situation and pictorial representations from different countries of the world.

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Ja, Herrkenn mich genau ‘Wo wohnt ihr?’- Ab heute bei dir Kai Althoff

Published by Revolver, Frankfurt, 2001, 50 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 17 × 23 cm, German

Price: €24

This artist book, entirely conceived and designed by Kai Althoff, features drawings, photographs and installation views of his exhibition Aus Dir at Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne.

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Nieuw Licht Marc Nagtzaam

Published by Marc Nagtzaam, Antwerp, 2001, 6 pages (b/w ill.), 21 × 21 cm, Flemish

Price: €12

Booklet produced on the occasion of the exhibition Nieuw Licht, 8–31 march, 2001 with Kris van Dessel, Piet Dirkx, Marc Nagtzaam, Joeri De Winter

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Conveyor of the Impossible Kansuke Yamamoto

Published by Tokyo Station Gallery, Tokyo, 2001, 319 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21 x 14.1 cm, Japanese/English

Price: €60

Produced on the occasion of Kansuke Yamamoto: Conveyor of the Impossible, 22 August – 24 September, 2001.

Kansuke Yamamoto was a photographer and poet. He was a prominent Japanese surrealist born in Nagoya, Japan.

Yamamoto’s early experiments in collage and photomontage utilized the techniques of the Surrealists in tandem with his own artistic philosophies, beginning a lifelong dialogue in internalizing an internationally inherited art form into his own. While it is known that artists such as Man Ray, László Moholy-Nagy, Yves Tanguy and René Magritte were inspirational to Yamamoto during his artistic development, his photographic works and skills from the outset were strongly innovative and equally comparable to the European artists who he studied

This highly original work represents the socio political situation of the 1930s through a veil of whimsy, sexuality and lampoonery, signature themes in Yamamoto’s practice. By the end of the 1930s, he was leading the Nagoya avant-garde scene as an influential center in Japan. During the Pacific War and until the end of World War II artistic activities were forbidden, and it was after the war’s end that Yamamoto continued to create singular works; working in different mediums including photography, drawing, painting and poetry. – Taka Ishii gallery

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