Vivian Suter

Published by Hatje Cantz, Berlin, 2019, 352 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 27 cm, English

Price: €47

More than thirty years ago the Swiss-Argentine artist Vivian Suter (*1949) moved to the rain forest in Panajachel, Guatemala, to live on a former coffee plantation. Since then she has worked on her impressive paintings in her wooden-hut studio, as well as outdoors. Her canvases lie on the sandy ground or hang in trees; dust, mud, leaves, mangos, and insects leave their traces on them. Her painting is influenced by organic processes and coincidence—even natural disasters are her material, when flood waters make their mark on canvases, becoming part of her large, colorful paintings. With texts by Adam Szymczyk, contributions by R. H. Quaytman, Moyra Davey, Hendrik Folkerts. Designed by Studio Manuel Raeder.

You can see Rosalind Nashashibi’s film Vivian’s Garden here.

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Les Goddesses / Hemlock Forest Moyra Davey

Published by Galerie Buchholz, Köln and Dancing Foxes Press, New York, 2017, 125 pages (colour and b/w ill.), 24 x 16 cm, English

Price: €27

This latest book by the artist Moyra Davey is based on two related group of works, Les Goddesses (2011) and Hemlock Forest (2016), which each take form through text, photography, and film. Layering introspection and personal narratives with meditations on the lives and works of other writers, filmmakers, and artists—ranging from 18th-century feminist writer and activist Mary Wollstonecraft to Chantal Akerman, and Moyra Davey’s own five sisters. The book is conceived and published in collaboration with the artist Galerie Buchholz and Dancing Foxes Press. The book contains, alongside numerous reproductions, an introductory text by Aveek Sen and transcriptions of the texts for both film projects by the artist.

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Gold Dumps and Ant Hills Moyra Davey

Published by Toupee Books, Berlin, 2017, 32 pages (duotone ill.), clothbound hardcover w/ postcard, 14 × 19 cm, English

Price: €25

Shot in South Africa in 1992, Moyra Davey’s Gold Dumps and Ant Hills is a series of black-and-white photographs of mounds left behind by two types of excavation—one human and one non-human. For Davey, the pairings of gold dumps and ant hills “invite not only our imagined associations but, as South African landscapes, our received, politically charged associations as well.” The photographs are presented here in book form for the first time. Designed by Dan Solbach.

Moyra Davey is an artist and writer who lives in New York. She has shown her work internationally, including participation in documenta 14. She is represented by greengrassi London, Galerie Buchholz Cologne/Berlin/New York, Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam, and John Goodwin Toronto.

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