As Occasions Wendelien van Oldenborgh

Published by Tent, Rotterdam, 2008, 51 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 17 × 24 cm, Dutch / English

Price: €5

As Occasions was the first significant review of the work of then Rotterdam-based artist Wendelien van Oldenborgh.

Van Oldenborgh’s work focuses on the dynamics of cultural identity in society by communicating the interactions between individuals, often working against the historical grain and in (public) locations, using the cinematic lens to investigate these intricacies, allowing for an alternative public discourse to take place.

#2008 #wendelienvanoldenborgh
WT reader: The Summer Reader, Again, or A Diamond in the Rough

Published by Werkplaats Typografie, Arnhem, 2008, 256 pages (b/w ill.), 10.5 × 17.5 cm, English

Price: €12

Being at once a school and at the same time not a school, a workspace, the WT tends to want to comment on its own distinctive form of academic pursuit (by way of, amongst other outlets, these School Journals). And during this sometimes faltering, sometimes successful quest, I’ve often thought about Jacques Rancière’s Ignorant Schoolmaster. Five Lessons in Intellectual Emancipation, not least because it outlines an “intellectual adventure” whereby any hierarchy amongst the students and between them and their tutor dissolves.
– Editorial Considerations (fragment), by Maxine Kopsa

Including the work of;
Guy de Cointet, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Scott Ponik, David Lieske, Stephen Willats, Na Kim, Morgan Fisher, Karl Nawrot, Boy Vereecken, Cecilia Costa, Joris Kritis, Julie Peeters.

#2008 #boyvereecken #joriskritis #maxinekopsa #scottponik #werkplaatstypografie
For Every Dog a Different Master Kateřina Šedá

Published by JRP Ringier, Zurich, 2008, 200 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 15 × 22 cm, Czech / English

Price: €28

Based on Sedá’s work for Documenta 12, this book documents a complex and long-term project realized in Nova Lisen, Brno, Czech Republic, where the artist lives. In the guise of a kind of “mail art,” Sedá put in contact the inhabitants of a housing project undergoing renovation, breaking down the conventions of addressing an audience in the art context, as well as stimulating exchanges and relations between the involuntarily participants.

Designed by Radim Peško, this is the fifth volume of the “Tranzit” series edited by Vít Havránek and focusing on Central and Eastern European artists, published by JRP Ringier.

#2008 #jrpringier #kateřinašedá #radimpeško
Yellow Movies Tony Conrad

Published by Galerie Buchholz, Köln, 2008, 80 pages (colour ill.), 25 × 19 cm, English/German

Price: €28

Published on the occasion of two exhibitions, one at Galerie Daniel Buchholz in Cologne and the other at Greene Naftali in New York, that presented a group of works by artist, filmmaker and musician Tony Conrad entitled “Yellow Movies”. Alongside an introductory note by Tony Conrad that served as a press release for the two gallery exhibitions, the book contains a new text by Diedrich Diederichsen and a comprehensive documentation of all the “Yellow Movies” still in existence. The catalogue is produced in collaboration with Galerie Daniel Buchholz and Greene Naftali.

“Yellow Movies,” is the title of a series of works in which Conrad explored the intersection of film and painting. He conceived of these works not as paintings but as films of incredibly long duration, devoid of the action or narrative typically associated with Hollywood cinema. When the works were first debuted in 1973, Conrad referred to their installation as a “screening.” To make this work, and others like it, he painted a rectangle of cheap house paint on paper and framed it with a black border. Over time the central painted rectangle will slowly yellow, much in the same way film emulsion does. This yellowing happens with or without exposure to light; it is always “screening,” as the passage of time itself actively marks its surface.

Design by Yvonne Quirmbach

#2008 #galeriebuchholz #tonyconrad #yvonnequirmbach
Nothing more Natural Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven

Published by WIELS, FRAC, Kunstmuseum Luzern & Kunsthalle Nürnberg, 2008, 192 pages (colour ill.), 30 × 24 cm, Dutch / English / French / German

Price: €36

Published by WIELS, FRAC, Kunstmuseum Luzern & Kunsthalle Nürnberg on the occasion of Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven – Nothing more Natural. For the past thirty years, the drawings of Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven have formed the basis of an ambitious project exploring the relationship between gender, technology and representation. This exhibition revaluated the corpus of works in relation to her career and art, and placed it in the perspective of the surrealist heritage, underground and comic books. The exhibition included a chronological and thematic selection of approximately 300 drawings, a number of experimental works and the restored films which date from the beginning of her career.

#2008 #anne-mievankerckhoven