Kunst Aus Los Angeles Der 60er Bis 90er Jahre

Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2007, 48 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21.5 × 27 cm, English / German

Price: €21

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Kunst Aus Los Angeles Der 60Er Bis 90Er Jahre at the Kunstverein Braunschweig, December 2, 2006 – February 18, 2007 , which concentrated on artistic positions from the Sixties to the Nineties and on works which explore conceptual approaches (Bas Jan Ader, Michael Asher, John Baldessari, Chris Burden, Douglas Huebler, Larry Johnson, William Leavitt, Bruce Nauman, Maria Nordman, Stephen Prina, Allen Ruppersberg, Ed Ruscha, Christopher Williams) as well as on Mike Kelley, Paul McCarthy and Raymond Pettibon’s more recent Pop-Art-based assemblages which expose everyday myths, prejudices, and tenets of belief as lies that serve to perpetuate social oppression.

Designed by Yvonne Quirmbach.

#2007 #allenruppersberg #basjanader #chrisburden #christopherwilliams #douglashuebler #edruscha #johnbaldessari #larryjohnson #marianordman #michaelasher #mikekelley #paulmccarthy #stephenprina #verlagderbuchhandlungwaltherkonig #williamleavitt #yvonnequirmbach
KEMPENS INFORMATIEBLAD. SPECIALE EDITIE Villaeurbanne Jef Geys

Published by Institut d’art contemporain — Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes & Jef Geys, Balen, 2007, 30 pages, (colour & b/w ill.), 29.2 × 44.5 cm, French / German / Dutch

Price: €8 (Temporarily out of stock)

Kempens Informatieblad, was a newspaper published by Belgian artist Jef Geys between 1971 and 2018.

Since the early 1960s, in addition to his interlocking artistic and pedagogical work, Geys was also involved in the production and distribution of a local newspaper, the Kempisch Reklaamblad, on whose pages he began to publish various textual and pictorial material among the advertisements placed therein. After it was discontinued, Geys took over the paper and continued it under his own direction as Kempens Informatieblad.

Functioning as an alternative to the conventional artist catalog, the issues, over 50 in total, were mostly published in connection with his exhibitions. As an information system directed by the artist, it successively developed into a kind of meta-medium within his practice, through which he himself organized his representation and mediation – beyond the exhibition context.

#2007 #jefgeys #kempens #kempensinformatieblad
Person to Person, People to People Stephen Willats

Published by Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes, 2007, 72 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 22.8 × 23 cm, English

Price: €18

Stephen Willats has made work examining the function and meaning of art in society since the 1960s. His work has involved interdisciplinary processes and theory from sociology, systems analysis, cybernetics, semiotics and philosophy. This manifests in wall installations, project works, films & computer simulations, drawings & diagrams, bookworks and texts.

This publication includes a conversation between the artist and Michael Stanley, and brings together a range of recent projects and documents the newly commissioned work Person to Person, People to People, the result of a 12 month engagement with the people of the Netherfield estate, Milton Keynes.

#2007 #stephenwillats
The Tremaine Pictures – 1984-2007 Louise Lawler

Published by JRP Ringier, Zurich, 2007, 108 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 24.5 × 24.5 cm, English

Price: €19

Louise Lawler focuses her camera on high art and its spaces, from the rarefied white cube to the windowless storeroom, from the collector’s luxurious bedroom to the featureless boardroom. Part institutional critique, part social commentary and part wandering gaze, Lawler’s glossy photographs redirect the viewer’s attention from the artworks to their environs, exposing a set of supple relationships surrounding the presentation and marketing of art and its role in conferring and reflecting power.

In 1984, Lawler was granted access to the homes of visionary collectors Burton and Emily Tremaine, and she has since tracked the works she photographed there as they have wended their way through museums and auction houses, this publication gathers almost all the Tremaine Pictures produced between 1984 and 2007.

#2007 #jrpringier #louiselawler #photography
Artist Books Mladen Stilinović

Published by Vanabbemuseum, Eindhoven, 2007, 143 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 16.5 × 23.5 cm, English

Price: €22

The early work of Mladen Stilinović was marked by his involvment in poetry and experimental film. His interest soon evolved in the relationship between visual symbols and words, leading to the creation of a series of collages, hundreds of artist’s books, paintings, installations, and videos. Stilinovic’s artwork is characterized by the use of everyday materials, simplicity, social criticism and questioning the role of art.

With an introductory text by by Branka Stipančić. You can see Stilinović interviewed about his artists books here.

#2007 #artistbook #brankastipancic #mladenstilinović
Marc Nagtzaam

Published by Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo, 2007, folder poster (b/w ill.), 24 × 17 cm (folded) 48 × 68 cm (unfolded) , Dutch

Price: €5

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition STAY IN – STAY OUT: tekeningen van A. van Campenhout en Marc Nagtzaam, 20 January – 18 March, 2007 at the Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo. Designed by Roger Willems.

Marc Nagtzaam has been producing a body of work that is based on one main subject: the idea of pattern, the repetition. He draws lines, grids, circles, words or sentences as in an endless search for collecting pieces of information.

#2007 #ephemera #marcnagtzaam #rogerwillems