Pino Pascali

Published by Camden Arts Centre, London, 2011, 52 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 20.5 × 30 cm, English

Price: €23

Catalogue produced to accompany the exhibition ... a multitude of soap bubbles which explode from time to time…  Pino Pascali’s final works 1967-1968 at Camden Arts Centre, 04 March – 01 May 2011. With essays by Martin Holman and Christopher G. Bennett. Also includes the writings of Pino Pascali, Luca Maria Patella and Eliseo Mattiacci. Designed by Fraser Muggeridge studio.

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Gabriel Kuri Before Contingency After the Fact

Published by South London Gallery, London, 2011, 3 × 16 page booklets glued inside hardcover folder, (colour & b/w ill.), 21.5 × 28 cm, English

Price: €22

Produced on the occasion of Gabriel Kuri, before contingency after the fact, South London Gallery, 29 September – 27 November 2011. Designed by OK-RM, London.

Focusing on the objects and space that mediate human relationships, Gabriel Kuri explores the potential for transformation latent in familiar situations when observed from an unconventional angle. Playing with the principles of minimalism and the history of consumption, he integrates elements of everyday life into sculptures and collages. Residues of human interactions —plastic bags, advertising flyers, receipts, and tickets— are brought together with stones, coins, and cigarette butts. He questions the given tenets of contemporary culture, through poetic juxtapositions and hybrid objects that rethink the mundane and find the eloquent and the extraordinary in daily life.

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Street Talk: Amsterdam Stephen Willats

Published by Occasional Papers, London, 2011, 32 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 15 × 22 cm, English

Price: €11

Street Talk is the record of a project by conceptual artist Stephen Willats in which he filmed (unbeknownst to them) passers-by walking down two streets in Amsterdam. The captioned film stills in Street Talk document both the endless streams of interactions that inform ‘daily life’ and the fleeting connections with friends or strangers that interrupt these streams. As Willats writes, ‘the act of walking together, side by side, is fundamental to acts of sociability; it introduces fluidity and transience in the coding of language in a relationship when perceived by an external observer.’ Between documentary observation and poetic essay, Street Talk provides an effective introduction to Willats’ recent work, where urban spaces are deconstructed in order to expose underlying ‘bandwidths’ of visual, textual and aural information. This edition comes with a foldout map of Amsterdam.

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1,2,3,4 Cosima Von Bonin

Published by DuMont Verlag, Köln, 2011, 184 pages (colour ill.), 32.1 × 25.2 cm, English/German

Price: €25

This catalogue was produced in conjunction with the exhibition series Cosima Von Bonin, The Lazy Susan Series, A Rotating Exhibition 2010-2012 shown at the following venues:

Cosima Von Bonin’s Far Niente, at Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, October 10, 2010 – January 9, 2011

Cosima Von Bonin’s Bone Idle, at Arnolfini, Bristol, February 19 – April 25, 2011

Cosima Von Bonin’s Zermatt! Zermatt! Z…ermattet!, at Mamco, Genf, June 8 – September 18, 2011

Cosima Von Bonin’s Cut! Cut! Cut!, at Museum Ludwig, Köln, November 5, 2011 – May 14, 2012

Design by Yvonne Quirmbach

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The Sun As Error Bootleg Shannon Ebner

Published by Dexter Sinister, New York, 2011, 246 pages (b/w ill.), 15 × 20.5 cm, English

Price: €55

Los Angeles artist Shannon Ebner extends her exploration of photography, sculpture and language in this remarkable book, The Sun as Error. In collaboration with Dexter Sinister (design duo David Reinfurt and Stuart Bailey), The Sun as Error re-investigates the meaning and language of photographs, creating both an open-ended reading of her practice and also rethinking the idea of an artist’s monograph. Far from straightforward, the book interweaves her bodies of work, previously unseen one-off pieces, with the language of technical diagrams, optical illusions, and graphic design. One of the persistent motifs through the book’s sequence is an asterisk and, specifically, one imbued with the legacy of the graphic designer Muriel Cooper. As the first design director for MIT Press and the cofounder of the Visible Language Workshop, Cooper’s legacy for reorienting and repositioning the direction of an artist’s monograph is imaginatively explored in the creative partnership of Dexter Sinister and Shannon Ebner. This 2011 reprinted bootleg version of the original monograph is printed in a black and white paperback book.

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Tales 32 Daniel Gustav Cramer

Published by Daniel Gustav Cramer, 2011, two single papers, 16.5 × 23 cm, English

Price: €7

Kato Pyrgos, Cyprus, August 2008. Edition 500, hand numbered and signed.

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