Summoning Time Gordon Hookey

Published by Griffith University, Brisbane, 2017, 92 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 16 × 23 cm, English

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Gordon Hookey’s cycle of monumental paintings MURRILAND! (2015–ongoing) re-envisions the history of his home state of Queensland, Australia, surveying pre-colonisation to the present day, unravelling received versions of history and confronting non-Indigenous narratives. This publication GORDON HOOKEY: Summoning Time, Painting & Politikill Transition in MURRILAND! compiles materials surrounding the first canvas in the series, coinciding with its presentation in documenta 14. It features Hookey’s source material; an essay by Aboriginal historian Michael Aird; a conversation between Gordon Hookey, Frontier Imaginaries curator Vivian Ziherl, and documenta 14 curator Hendrik Folkerts; and a dialogue between Gordon Hookey and anthropologist Johannes Fabian. This book is published as a collaboration between Griffith University, Frontier Imaginaries, documenta 14, and the Van Abbemuseum. Designed by Ziga Testen.

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Termite Economies Nicholas Mangan

Published by Nicholas Mangan, Melbourne, 2018, unpaginated (colour & b/w ill.), 18.1 × 26.6 cm (72.4 × 53.2 cm unfolded), English

Price: €1

Produced on the occasion of Nicholas Mangan – Termite Economies, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 4 August – 1 September, 2018. Unbound section of proposed forthcoming publication. Text by S.T Lore and designed by Ziga Testen.

The starting point of Mangan’s exhibition, Termite Economies (Phase 1) is an anecdote that the CSIRO researched termite behaviour in the hope that the insects might one day lead humans to gold deposits; a proposal to exploit the natural activity of termite colonies for economic gain. In this exhibition, Mangan combines footage he filmed on location in Western Australia, alongside archival video and table-mounted sculptures, to speculate on the use of termites as miners and to construct a narrative that parallels human, social, ecological, and economic activity. At the core of this investigation, Mangan ruminates on how capitalism puts nature to work. Using a 3D printer, plaster and soil, Mangan has created models that hybridise mining infrastructure with termite architecture to form speculative termite mining infrastructures.

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Our Group Wourk Ziga Testen, Peter Rauch, Cornelia Durka

Published by Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, 2013, 80 Pages (b/w ill.), 17.5 × 11 cm, English / Croatian / Slovenian

Price: €8

“Our Group Wourk” is an attempt to NOT write a biography of Yugoslavian graphic designer Dragan Stojanovski. Stojanovski was the in-house graphic designer at SKC Belgrade (student cultural centre), a state-funded cultural institution established after the 1968 student uprisings to contain, pacify and institutionalize student culture as an “organized alternative”. At the same time, it was a place of avant-garde experimentation and new forms of political activism and self-organization. Dunja Blazevic, a director of the visual arts department at the SKC in the 1970s refers to Stojanovski as Yugoslavia’s first conceptual designer.

This publication was prompted by conversations and encounters with Sasa Stojanovski, Biljana Tomic, Sklavko Timotijevic, Ljubinka Gavran, Milica Tomic, Slobodan Jovanovic and Dunja Blazevic with Ziga Testen, Peter Rauch and Cornelia Durka in Belgrade in April 2013.

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Limits to Growth Nicholas Mangan

Published by Sternberg Press, Berlin, 2016, 246 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 17 × 24 cm, English

Price: €28

Edited by Aileen Burns, Charlotte Day, Krist Gruijthuijsen, Johan Lundh
Texts by Max Andrews and Mariana Cánepa Luna (Latitudes), Helen Hughes, Ana Teixeira Pinto

This publication accompanies Australian multidisciplinary artist Nicholas Mangan’s survey exhibition Limits to Growth. The exhibition and book bring together four of Mangan’s most significant works of the past seven years, alongside a new commission. The works in the show tackle narratives from his own geographical region—Asia Pacific, in which his home country of Australia plays a colonial role—and weaves them into a bigger picture to take into account the global economy, resource extraction, and the ultimate power of the sun. Featuring an in-depth series of conversations between the artist and the Barcelona-based curatorial collective Latitudes, and essays by Ana Teixeira Pinto and Helen Hughes, this publication is richly illustrated with documentation of Mangan’s artworks and historical source material.

Copublished with the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; and Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne
Design by Žiga Testen

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The Artist As Aileen Burns, Johan Lundh, and Tara McDowell (Eds.)

Published by Sternberg Press, Berlin; Curatorial Practice at MADA, Melbourne and the IMA, Brisbane, 2018, 328 pages (b/w ill.), 12.5 x 20 cm, English

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The Artist As is based on a lecture series with the same title that ran throughout 2016. It was presented at the Institute of Modern Art (IMA), Brisbane, and at Monash University’s Faculty of Art Design & Architecture (MADA), Melbourne, as part of the Curatorial Practice program.

“How do artists work today? What kinds of roles do they occupy, have these roles changed over the years, and how does this impact the ecology of art?” These are some of the questions that contributors Brook Andrew, Walter Benjamin, Heman Chong, Ekaterina Degot, Hal Foster, Helen Hughes, Helen Johnson, Isabel Lewis, Adam Linder, Suhail Malik, Tara McDowell, Emily Pethick, Terry Smith, Cecilia Vicuña, and Tirdad Zolghadr, seeks to address in this reader.

The Artist As is edited by Aileen Burns, Johan Lundh, and Tara McDowell. Designed by Ziga Testen and Robert Milne.

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