De Afstand (Distance)

Published by Witte de With, Rotterdam, 1990, cloth-bound hardcover, 32 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 25.5 × 30.7 cm, English / Dutch

Price: €11

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition De Afstand, at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art (1 September 1990 – 7 October 1990).

De Afstand investigated the relationship between photography and reality, by way of the concept of distance. The selected works focused on the representation of nature. Historically, the genre of the landscape painting had presupposed a specific viewing distance as well as the display of a changing continuity and unity in a tableau. The camera, however, cannot present such a unifying picture of nature. It cannot keep a distance. It functions rather as an analytical instrument, cutting like a scalpel into the continuity of the visible world.

Participating artists were: Jean-Marc Bustamante, Paul-Armand Gette, Andreas Gursky, Raoul Hausmann, Craigie Horsfield, Jean-Luc Moulène, Thomas Struth, Christopher Williams.

#1990 #christopherwilliams #jeanlucmoulène #jeanmarcbustamante #landscape #photography #raoulhausmann #thomasstruth #wittedewith
Model Christopher Williams

Published by David Zwirner, New York, 2020, staple-bound, 25 pages (b/w ill.), 15 × 23 cm, English

Price: €14 (Temporarily out of stock)

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Christopher Williams: Footwear (Adapted for Use) at David Zwirner, New York, 2020.

In the 1970s, Christopher Williams studied at the California Institute of the Arts under the first wave of West Coast conceptual artists, including John Baldessari and Douglas Huebler, only to become one of his generation’s leading conceptualists. Williams’s work is a critical investigation of the medium of photography and more broadly the vicissitudes of industrial culture, in particular its structures of representation and classification. Using the process of reproduction as a point of entry, the artist manipulates the conventions of advertising, the superficiality of surface, and ultimately the history of Modernism.

More information on the exhibition can be found here.

#2020 #christopherwilliams
DURCH 12 Maxine Kopsa (Ed.)

Published by Grazer Kunstverein, Graz 2014, 108 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 16.5 × 24 cm, English/German

Price: €15

Josef Bauer, Körpergalerie,1974
Dear Trisha Brown – A letter from Robert Wilhite
Dear Mr Christopher Williams – A letter from Robert Wilhite
Nina Beier – In tribute to time spent walking with Will (2013)
Will Holder – Caption card (2014)
Democracy is Empty, A conversation between Doug Ashford and Mierle Laderman Ukeles, originally published in Documents, no.10, Fall 1997, pp. 23-30
Lucky Dime, for Seth Siegelaub by Willem Oorebeek
Thoughts on control by Raivo Puusemp
Jan Mot and Germaine Kruip in discussion about Ian Wilson
A letter to Céline Condorelli by Tyler Coburn
A conversation between Eva Berendes and Doug Ashford
A conversation between Lucy Skaer and Willem Oorebeek
Invited by Tirdad Zolghadr, Marina Noronha’s Curatorial Systems Manifesto (as a response to Mierle Laderman Ukeles)
Céline Condorelli, Three letters to all and no one – strangers, friends, collaborators, allies
Notes on a lunch meeting (with Willem Oorebeek) by Kate Strain
Sarah Browne, Remembering Gray, 2013 – In collaboration with Alice Lyons
Beatrice Gibson, A letter to Axel Wieder (and also implicity to Will Holder)
David Reinfurt and Stuart Bailey – A conversation
Victoria Dejaco – Lantern slides

Designed by Marc Hollenstein.

#célinecondorelli #christopherwilliams #davidreinfurt #dougashford #ianwilson #janmot #josefbauer #lucyskaer #marchollenstein #maxinekopsa #mierleladermanukeles #ninabeier #robertwilhite #sethsiegelaub #stuartbailey #tirdadzolghadr #trishabrown #willemoorebeek #willholder
Couleur Européenne, Couleur Soviétique, Couleur Chinoise Christopher Williams

Published by Kunstmuseen Krefeld/Museen Haus Lange and Haus Esters, Krefeld, 2000, 64 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 20.5 × 25.5 cm, English

Price: €38

Produced on the occasion of Christopher Williams – Couleur Européenne, Couleur Soviétique, Couleur Chinoise at Museum Haus Lange & Haus Esters, Krefeld, 22 October, 2000–1 January, 2001.

#2000 #christopherwilliams #photography
WORPSWEDER LANDSCHAFT: MODELLBUCH PROTOTYPE COMPROMISED Christopher Williams

Published by Walther Konig, Köln, 2018, 72 pages (1 colour ill.), 9.6 × 14.8 cm, English / German

Price: €7

This book, in the tradition of the famous Reclam book series, documents Christopher Williams’ contribution to the exhibition “We Call It Ludwig. The Museum Is Turning 40!” With a text by Christopher Williams. #christopherwilliams #ludwigmuseum

#2018 #christopherwilliams #museumludwig #waltherkönig
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.

#2005 #2006 #christopherwilliams #secession #waltherkönig