Diaries Eva Hesse

Published by Walther König, Köln & Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, 2020, 904 pages (b/w ill.), 13.6 × 20.4 cm, English

Price: €34

American sculptor, Eva Hesse (b. 1936, Hamburg; d. 1970, New York) is best known for her pioneering work with materials such as rope, latex and fibreglass. She is regarded as one of the artists who ushered in PostMinimalism in the late 1960s.

Her diaries from 1955 to 1970 served as a tool for the artist to analyse her experience of the world and express her feelings.

#2020 #evahesse #waltherkönig
Isa Genzken – Works From 1973 To 1983 Isa Genzken

Published by Walther König, Köln, 2020, 288 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 22 × 28 cm, English

Price: €40

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition, Isa Genzken – Works From 1973 To 1983, at the Kunsthalle Basel, 5 September, 2020 – 24 January 2021, which is dedicated to the artist’s early oeuvre. The publication opens with works from her time as a student at the Düsseldorf Academy of Fine Arts (1973-1977) and details the evolution of her art up to 1983. The works shown include sculptures, computer printouts, extensive series of drawings, photographs and films. The artist blends conceptual approaches with personal themes; many works that initially seem to be exercises in geometric abstraction prove upon closer examination to be traces of her own existence, telling stories of personal relationships and the vagaries of desire.

#2020 #isagenzken #waltherkönig
Drift Jochen Lempert

Published by Walther König, Köln, 2010, 16 pages (b/w ill.), 15 × 21 cm, English

Price: €18

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Jochen Lempert at the Museum Ludwig, Köln, 23 April – 13 June, 2010.

Jochen Lempert photographs the animal world in the most diverse contexts: from their natural habitat to the museum of natural history, from the zoo to the urban environment, in remote places or banal settings and situations. Lempert compiles his findings in a vast archive of images covering an ample spectrum, from common everyday views, to compositions that tend towards abstraction. This interest in the natural world as a subject has been further complemented by his exploration of the properties and materiality of the photographic image. Analogue, black and white, hand-printed in the darkroom, his photographs resist categorization and confront the canons of today’s aesthetic.

#2010 #jochenlempert #museumludwig #photography #waltherkönig
Live Oscar Tuazon

Published by Walther König, Köln, 2014, 2 volumes in slipcase, 368 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 24.5 × 29.3 cm, English/German

Price: €25

Live Volume 1, concentrates on a major exhibition of new sculptural works at Museum Ludwig. A full-scale reproduction of fragments of the artist’s house in Los Angeles grafted onto the architecture of the Ludwig museum, the exhibition collapses two spaces together, producing a strange third space.

Live Volume 2, comprises a photographic monograph of selected works covering the artist’s unconventional production over the past five years. Combining documentation of significant individual works, exhibitions, and large-scale installations with the artist’s own production documentation of works in the studio, the book is a unique look at works in progress.

#2014 #museumludwig #oscartuazon #waltherkönig
Hier & Jetzt Heimo Zobernig

Published by Walther König, Köln, 2017, 216 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 23 × 23 cm, English

Price: €15

Hei­mo Zobernig’s ex­per­i­men­tal ap­proach to the con­cept of sculp­ture of­ten leads him to pre­vi­ous­ly un­ex­plored boun­daries be­tween art and ar­chi­tec­ture or de­sign. For in­s­tance, he de­vel­oped two large-scale, black in­s­tal­la­tions for the floor and ceil­ing of the Aus­trian pav­ilion at the Venice Bien­nale in 2015, which play­ful­ly ques­tion the re­la­tion­ship be­tween bodies in space. Part of this rad­i­cal yet min­i­mal­ist in­s­tal­la­tion was trans­ferred to the Mu­se­um Lud­wig where he full-scale re­pli­ca served as a pedes­tal for the mu­se­um’s sculp­ture col­lec­tion. This succinct place­ment can be read as a hu­mor­ous and iron­ic com­men­tary on col­lec­tions and artis­tic self-con­cep­tion.

#2017 #heimozobernig #waltherkönig
Tempo rubato Guy de Cointet

Published by Walther König, Köln, 2012, 98 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 16.5 × 23.5 cm, English / Spanish

Price: €22

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Guy de Cointet: Tempo rubato at Fundación/Colección Jumex, 3 December 2012 – 14 February 2013.

Guy de Cointet’s oeuvre, which includes drawings, publications, performance and film, intersects many of these areas of investigation, being at once performative, conceptual, minimalist, abstract and inspired by historic events, popular culture and mass media.

This publication includes a facsimile of the script for IGLU, a play he wrote in 1977, and its translation to Spanish.

#2012 #guydecointet #waltherkönig