*1977 Kateřina Šedá

Published by JRP Ringier, Zurich, 2007, 160 pages (colour & b/w ill.), hardcover, 21.9 x 32.2 cm, Czech / English

Price: €34 (out of stock)

This book brings together the first complete survey of projects by the young Czech artist Katerina Sedá (*1977). The artist’s book is in the form of a box containing 10 folders which document each project (diagrams, graphs, drawings, texts, photographs, questionnaires) that Sedá carried out from 1999–2007.

Katerina Sedá bases her work on the observation of “invisible” contexts and social relationships between individuals in her most immediate surroundings—within her family and her birthplace, Ponetovice, a village in the Moravian countryside. The observations she makes (in the form of drawings, texts, and diagrams) then prompt a series of assignments, tasks, and games which she carries out in those surroundings. For example, her “society game” called “Nic tam není” [There’s Nothing There] (2003), involved the participation of all the inhabitants of Ponetovice. Based on observations she made, she created a universal “Regime for a Day”—an ordinary Saturday in a Moravian village. After cajoling her fellow villagers for some time, she was able, one Saturday, to get them to synchronise all their activities according to the regime she devised for the day, doing all the same things at the same times throughout the day. Katerina Sedá also collaborated on several projects with her grandmother. In “It Doesn’t Matter” (2005), her grandmother created several hundred drawings from memory, documenting the objects she had sold at the household goods shop where she’d worked her whole life. Sedá’s latest project was exhibited at Documenta XII.

Fourth volume of the series “Tranzit,” edited by Vít Havránek and focusing on Central and Eastern European artists.

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An Index Tim Rollins and K.O.S.

Published by JRP Ringier, Zurich, 2012, 226 pages (colour & b/w ill.), hardcover, 21 × 24.7 cm, English

Price: €25

In 1980 Rollins began teaching art for middle school students in a South Bronx public school. In 1982, he launched the “Art and Knowledge Workshop” in the Bronx together with a group of at-risk students who called themselves K.O.S. (Kids of Survival). You can read more in Julia Ault’s great dedication here.

Tim Rollins and K.O.S. (Kids of Survival) have been collaboratively drawing and painting on book pages since 1982. The publication has been conceived as a guide to this work, analyzing the group’s artistic method from its inception through to today. The aim is to set up an index that gathers together all the books on which the group has worked: each one is discussed based on the reasons for its selection, alongside images of the work itself.

The current members of K.O.S., at the time of Rollins’ death at age 62 in December 2017, included Angel Abreu (b. 1974), Jorge Abreu (b. 1979), Robert Branch (b. 1977), Ala Ebtekar (b. 1978), Ricardo Nelson Savinon (b.1971), Noe Sosa (b. 1992), and Logan Swedick (b. 1995).

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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.

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A Retrospective Rasheed Araeen

Published by JRP Ringier, Zurich, 320 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 2017, 20 × 27 cm, English

Price: €30

Rasheed Araeen: A Retrospective is structured across five chapters: from his early experiments in painting in Karachi in the 1950s and early 60s, his pioneering minimalist sculptures carried out after his arrival in London in 1964, key pieces from the 70s and 80s following Araeen’s political awakening, his nine panel cruciform works from the 80s and 90s and a selection of his new geometric paintings and wall structures. Alongside this, material relating to Araeen’s writing, editorial and curatorial projects will be presented as part of an expanded artistic practice that in its scope and ambition continues to challenge the formal, ideological and political assumptions of Eurocentric modernism.

Edited by Nick Aikens and published by JRP Ringier in collaboration with Van Abbemuseum, MAMCO, BALTIC and Garage includes new essays by Aikens, Kate Fowle, Courtney Martin, Michael Newman, Gene Ray, Dominic Rhatz, John Roberts, Marcus du Sautoy, Zoe Sutherland and Kaelen Wilson-Goldie and an extensive conversation between Aikens and Araeen. Designed by Bardhi Haliti

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