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.

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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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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.

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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

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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.

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