Kempens Informatieblad – Detroit Edition Jef Geys

Published by Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit & Jef Geys, Balen, 2010, unpaginated(colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 29.5 cm, English

Price: €8

Produced in accompaniment to Jef Geys’ exhibition Woodward Avenue, Summer 2010.

Kempens Informatieblad, was a newspaper published by Belgian artist Jef Geys between 1971 and 2018.

Since the early 1960s, in addition to his interlocking artistic and pedagogical work, Geys was also involved in the production and distribution of a local newspaper, the Kempisch Reklaamblad, on whose pages he began to publish various textual and pictorial material among the advertisements placed therein. After it was discontinued, Geys took over the paper and continued it under his own direction as Kempens Informatieblad.

Functioning as an alternative to the conventional artist catalog, the issues, over 50 in total, were mostly published in connection with his exhibitions. As an information system directed by the artist, it successively developed into a kind of meta-medium within his practice, through which he himself organized his representation and mediation – beyond the exhibition context.

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Drift Jochen Lempert

Published by Walther König, Köln, 2010, 16 pages (b/w ill.), 15 × 21 cm, English

Price: €18 (Out of stock)

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Jochen Lempert at the Museum Ludwig, Köln, 23 April – 13 June, 2010.

Jochen Lempert photographs the animal world in the most diverse contexts: from their natural habitat to the museum of natural history, from the zoo to the urban environment, in remote places or banal settings and situations. Lempert compiles his findings in a vast archive of images covering an ample spectrum, from common everyday views, to compositions that tend towards abstraction. This interest in the natural world as a subject has been further complemented by his exploration of the properties and materiality of the photographic image. Analogue, black and white, hand-printed in the darkroom, his photographs resist categorization and confront the canons of today’s aesthetic.

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I Can’t see Oscar Tuazon

Published by Paraguay Press, Paris & DoPe Press, Paris, 2010, silkscreened cover, 275 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 24 × 32 cm, English

Price: €60

Produced in 2010 on the occasion of three large solo exhibitions organised at the Centre international d’art et du paysage de Vassivière (France); the Kunsthalle Bern (Switzerland) and the Parc Saint Léger Centre d’art contemporain (France), I Can’t See stands as the first comprehensive monograph on the work developed by American artist Oscar Tuazon. It reads as a full-page visual essay with a phantom narrative spreading over 250 pages that was composed by the artist together with graphic designer Pierre-François Letué. With texts from Ariana Reines, Matthew Stadler, Cedar Sigo, Karl Holmqvist, Thomas Boutoux, Carissa Rodriguez, Eileen Myles, David Lewis, Oscar Tuazon, Sandra, Chiara Parisi, Philippe Pirotte

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grey-blue grain Adam Pendleton

Published by Kunstverein, Amsterdam, 2010, 80 pages (b/w ill.), 12 × 18 cm, English

Price: €12.50

This paperback serves as an extension of Adam Pendleton’s 2009 exhibition and performance series entitled EL T D K Amsterdam. It consists of excerpted texts and images integral to Pendleton’s practice at the time of the exhibition. Sources include Joan Retallack’s The Poethical Wager, Jena Osman, Edward Sapir, Ron Silliman, Tan Lin, Jean-Luc Godard, Leslie Scalapino, Amiri Baraka/Leroi Jones and Hugo Ball, and the artist’s own writings.

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Untitled, 2010 Tomo Savić-Gecan

Published by Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, 2010, 66 pages and card insert (colour & b/w ill.), 15 × 21 cm, English / Norwegian

Price: €12

Produced on the occasion of Tomo Savić-Gecan’s exhibition Untitled, 2010 at Bergen Kunsthall, 8 October — 22 December, 2010, curated by Elena Filipovic.

Tomo Savić-Gecan constructs artworks that literally exist between present and future, here and there, between one public space and another, and between the minds of a viewer, wherever they might be, and the institutional space of the exhibition, which might happen to be somewhere else. For instance, as when he devised a situation so that visitors to an exhibition about the theme of “economy” were asked to decide on the entrance price for the visitor that would enter immediately after him or her (Untitled, 2000). Or as in his piece shown in Venice for the 2005 Biennale, where a line of text on an exhibition space’s wall recounted that the number of visitors at that very moment entering an art centre in Amsterdam was impacting the temperature of a public pool in Tallinn (the pool having been programmed to receive the real time information and alter its temperature in relation to it), (Untitled, 2005).

Designed by Manuel Raeder and Manuel Goller.

More information on the project can be found here.

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Hito Steyerl

Published by Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Norway, 2010, 96 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 15.5 × 24 cm, English

Price: €25

“Film as essayistic collage is central to Steyerl’s works. She combines her own recordings with scenes from Hollywood movies and documentary material in various works, operating within different rhythms and time intervals. Her films criticize an understanding of the documentary image as a bearer of history and authenticity and as an object of empathy and identification.In a time where imagery travels, is being reinterpreted, used and distributed more quickly than ever before, the image as document has lost its apparent authority as a witness.”

Introduction by Tone Hansen. Essays by Pablo Lafuente, Hito Steyerl and Maria Muhle

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