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.

#2005 #michaelkrebber #waltherkönig
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.

#2005 #ernstcaramelle
The Imaginary Number

Published by KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, 2005, unpaginated (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 29.7 cm, English

Price: €9

Booklet produced on the occasion of The Imaginary Number, 5 June – 11 September, 2005 at KW, Berlin. Curated by Anselm Franke and Hila Peleg and featuring the artists Edgar Arceneaux, Trisha Donnelly, Jimmie Durham, Omer Fast, Rodney Graham, David Maljkovic, Simon Dybbroe Møller, Valérie Mréjen, Klaus Weber.

The Imaginary Number is a collection of nine single projects and new groupings of works, including drawings, installations, sculptures and video and film installations. Not primarily a thematic exhibition, the independent works on display share some motifs on various levels, mainly their concern with the complex magic of the everyday – the role of the imaginary in the way we shape and make sense of the world.

#2005 #anselmfranke #jimmiedurham #studiomanuelraeder #trishadonnelly
Projekt Migration Ausstellungsführer (exhibition guide)

Published by Kölnischer Kunstverein, Köln, 2005, 300 pages (b/w ill.), 11 × 18 cm, German

Price: €3

Three years in the making, ‘Projekt Migration’ was a large-scale exhibition held in various traditional and nontraditional sites around the city of Cologne, with the Kölnischer Kunstverein serving as the primary host venue. Organized by a team including Kathrin Rhomberg, director of the Kölnischer Kunstverein, and Zurich-based curator and filmmaker Marion von Osten, ‘Projekt Migration’ investigated the history of postwar migration to western Europe in relation to current debates that place immigrants at the center of political contestation. Part socio-historical anthology and part contemporary art exhibition, the project was one element of an — initiative by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (Federal Cultural Foundation) that also included screenings, a symposium, performances, workshops, discussions, music.

Featuring artists such as; Vlassis Caniaris, Gustav Deutsch, Lukas Duwenhögger, Gülsün Karamustafa, Christian Philipp Müller, Henrik Olesen, Mladen Stilinović, Rosemarie Trockel

#2005 #christianphilippmüller #gülsünkaramustafa #gustavdeutsch #kölnischerkunstverein #lukasduwenhögger #mladenstilinović #rosemarietrockel #vlassiscaniaris
SECESSION Christopher Williams

Published by Walther Konig, Köln, 2005/06, 96 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 29.5 cm, English / German

Price: €45

Christopher Williams precise photographs retain in a paradoxical way what is in the process of vanishing. His photographs, influenced by the advertising aesthetics of the 1960s or 70s tend to become as anachronistic as their motifs. Published as the second volume of the De Rijke / De Rooij catalogue on the occasion of their exhibition at the Vienna Secession, the two volumes are, however, independently conceptualized artist`s books.

#2005 #2006 #christopherwilliams #secession #waltherkönig
A Few Drawings Guy de Cointet

Published by Cneai, Paris, 2005 (reprint from 1975), 60 pages, 19 × 25 cm, English

Price: €33

Facsimile reissue of the original graphic poetry book self-published in 1975 by Guy de Cointet.

Guy de Cointet (American, b. France. 1934–1983) was fascinated with language, which he explored primarily through performance and drawing. His practice involved collecting random phrases, words, and even single letters from popular culture and literary sources—he often cited Raymond Roussel’s novel “Impressions of Africa” as influential—and working these elements into non-linear narratives, which were presented as plays to his audience.

Paintings and works on paper would then figure prominently within these performances. In his play “At Sunrise . . . A Cry Was Heard” (1976), a large painting depicting letters bisected by a white sash served as a main subject and prop, with the lead actress continuously referring to it and reading its jumble of letters as if it were an ordinary script. His drawings likewise are almost readable but just beyond comprehension.

De Cointet is recognized as one of the major figures in the Conceptual art movement that emerged in Los Angeles in the 1970s, having strongly influenced a number of prominent artists working in southern California today, including Paul McCarthy and Mike Kelley, for whom both drawing and performance figure significantly in their artistic practices

#1975 #2005 #guydecointet