University Construction

Published by David Homewood, Melbourne, 2016, 48 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21.5 × 29.7 cm, English

Price: €20

University Construction was a one-day exhibition by David Homewood and Bronté Lambert. It was held in a sixth floor classroom in the west tower of the John Medley Building at the University of Melbourne. The exhibition was open from 11am to 7pm on the 23 June, 2015, and included a variety of readymade, found and modified objects—many sourced from the university campus—presented in geometric configurations on the classroom floor, accompanied by a printed flyer and information sheet.

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Mining Section (Bureau des mines) Allan Sekula

Published by AraMER, Ghent, 2016, 96 pages (b/w ill.), 11.5 × 16.5 cm, English

Price: €17

In mines and ports across the world, human labor sustains our industrial and globalized economies. Allan Sekula imagined and set out to realize an artwork, The Dockers’ Museum, which makes the struggles of miners, dockworkers, and seafarers visible through networks of metonymic objects that embody these workers’ imaginaries. The collaborative notes gathered in this publication accompany the presentation of the Mining Section (Bureau des mines) of The Dockers’ Museum at the Anatomical Theater in Leuven in the Fall of 2016.

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Amateur Wendelien van Oldenborgh

Published by If I Can’t Dance I Don’t Want to Be Part of Your Revolution, Amsterdam; The Showroom, London & Sternberg Press, Berlin, 2016, 396 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 17.5 × 24.5 cm, English / Dutch

Price: €35

Amateur is the first comprehensive publication about Wendelien van Oldenborgh‘s moving image works, and their accompanying installations. Developed over the past ten years of her practice, Wendelien van Oldenborgh’s works explore communication and interaction between individuals, often against the backdrop of a unique public location, in order to cast attention on repressed, incomplete, and unresolved histories. Through the staging of these encounters on film, van Oldenborgh enables multiple perspectives and voices to coexist, and brings to light political, social, and cultural relationships and how they are manifested through social interactions.

Designed by Julia Born.

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Hans de Vries

Published by Kunstverein Publishing, Amsterdam, 2016, 40 pages (b/w ill.), 23 × 30 cm, English / Dutch

Price: €15

Hans de Vries concentrated on the study and registration of processes and appearances that occur in and are created by nature. De Vries was a close observer, an onlooker, an eyewitness, whose aim was to discern and document the relationship between man and his natural environment. His practice has been referred to as “micro-emotive art”, a term coined by the Italian artist Piero Gilardi. ‘Hans de Vries Works 1968–1975’ is De Vries’s first exhibition since he stopped producing art at end of the 1970s. It is a retrospective of all the publications and book-related works including parallel articles and essays about his practice.

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Politics of Study Sidsel Meineche Hansen & Tom Vandeputte (Eds.)

Published by Open Editions, London, 2016, 128 pages, 16 × 21 cm, English

Price: €24

Universities and art schools alike have been subjected to the pressure of recent austerity politics and the ongoing attempt to transform higher education according to the demands of reigning neoliberals. In this context, it is urgent to conceive of alternative frameworks and methodologies of study – whether within, outside or at the margins of academic institutions. This book examines the current interest in education through a series of conversations with artists, theorists, activists and educators, including Suhail Malik, Brian Holmes, Ruth Sonderegger, Gerald Raunig, Judy Chicago, Gal Kirn, Mohammad Salemy, Melissa Gordon, Marina Vishmidt and Andrea Fraser.

#2016 #andreafraser #judychicago #marinavishmidt #openeditions #suhailmalik
Fantasian Larissa Pham

Published by Badlands Unlimited, New York, 2016, 120 pages, 11.4 × 17.8 cm, English

Price: €15

A young Asian woman’s life at Yale takes a dizzying turn when she meets Dolores—her doppelgänger—at a party. As they begin to merge into each other’s social and sexual worlds, it becomes impossible to tell where one girl ends and the other begins. When Dolores’ boyfriend and his twin brother enter into this pas de deux, identities and couplings spin off into a sinister and perverse web of illusions. Fantasian is Single White Female for the dawn of a new sexual fluidity.

Fantasian by Larissa Pham is one of the New Lovers, a series of short erotic fiction published by Badlands Unlimited. Inspired by Maurice Girodias’ legendary Olympia Press, New Lovers features the raw and uncut writings of authors new to the erotic romance genre. Each story has its own unique take on relationships, intimacy, and sex, as well as the complexities that bedevil contemporary life and culture today.

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