Passionate Signals Martha Rosler

Published by Hatje Cantz, Berlin, 2005, 288 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 24.8 × 17.5 cm, English / German

Price: €25

Most of the encounters that unfold in Martha Rosler’s works originate in seemingly ordinary everyday situations: scenes of domestic life or everyday activities such as shopping, watching the news, reading the newspaper, or traveling. The photographic series featured in this book – works from the eighties to the present – are also devoted to these themes. They are studies of the highways and byways of daily life, views of roads, subway tunnels, airports, shopping districts, parking lots, and the like. These photographic documents of Rosler’s also offer critical insights into day-to-day movements within rigidly structured relationships of power.

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Section 1, 1971 Ian Wilson

Published by Suzanne & Selman Selvi, Geneva, 2005, unpaginated, 14 × 21.5 cm, English

Price: €95 (Out of stock)

Ian Wilson has been exploring the aesthetic potential of spoken language since the late 1960s. His ongoing body of work—beginning with “oral communication” and eventually including his signature Discussions—began in 1968 with the spoken word “time”.

Over the course of the 1970s, his discussions took on a more formal character, and his interests shifted towards ‘The Known and Unknown’, based on Plato’s ‘The Parmenides’. In contrast to a ‘performance’, during a discussion the audience can actively take part in realising the concept of ‘oral communication’. Wilson does not want the discussion to be recorded either on film or audio. Wilson summarises the core of these discussions in a book series entitled ‘section’.

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NEON invitation Janet Burchill & Jennifer McCamley

Published by Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2005, card (colour ill.), 10.4 × 15.8 cm, English

Price: €5

Invitation produced on the occasion of Janet Burchill & Jennifer McCamley’s exhibition NEON at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 26 June – 14 August, 2005.

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AN EXHIBIT VIEWED PLAYED POPULATED Martin Beck

Published by Revolver Publishing, Berlin, 2005, 104 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 20.5 × 25.5 cm, English

Price: €19

Martin Beck is an artist whose exhibitions and projects engage questions of historicity and authorship and they draw from the fields of architecture, design, and popular culture. A ‘leitmotif’ in Beck’s practice is the notion of display: his works often engage histories of exhibiting and communication formats and, on a material level, negotiate display’s function as a condition of image-making.

His main bodies of works from the 2000s investigated how the modern conception of display developed in the mid-20th century. For his solo exhibition an Exhibit viewed played populated at Grazer Kunstverein, Beck presented works that emerged out of his research on Richard Hamilton’s 1957 an Exhibit in which colored acrylic panels, suspended from the gallery ceiling, created an environment that turned the gallery space itself into an artwork

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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.

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ALL THE PRINTED MATTER 1974 – 2004 ERNST CARAMELLE

Published by Serralves, Porto, 2005, 208 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 25 × 33 cm, Portuguese / French / German / English

Price: €38

Since his first exhibitions in the mid 1970’s, Austrian conceptual artist Ernst Caramelle has created a rich and diverse oeuvre using a variety of media and materials ranging from drawings and video works to spatial installations and paintings. Designed by the artist himself, this beautifully produced book documents all the printed matter produced by Caramelle: publications, postcards, posters and limited editions.

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