Neću (I don´t want to) Sven Stilinović

Published by DAF – obrt za izdavanje knjiga, Zagreb, 2017, 208 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 24 cm, Croatian / English

Price: €34

Sven Stilinović was still a schoolboy when he started exhibiting with the Group of Six Artists on the streets of Zagreb in 1975. Photographic enlargements of small collages in which he recycled fragments of older photographs and tiny objects, as well as series where photographs of garbage interchange in a photographic sequence with photographs of cluttered shops raise the issue of photographic motif, while in “Comparison of the development of painting and non-development of photography” (1975) he concludes that that which is offered as a history of photography does not lead to its openness and creativity.

With texts from Ivana Bago, Branko Cerovac, Suzana Marjanić, Vlado Martek, Mladen Stilinović, Sven Stilinović, Branka Stipančić, Raša Todosijević, Goran Trbuljak.

#2017 #brankastipancic #groupofsixartists #kontaktcollection #svenstilinovic
Photographs 1927-1936 Raoul Hausman

Published by Walther Koenig, Köln , 2017, 264 pages (b/w ill.), 20.5 × 23.2 cm, English

Price: €30

Raoul Hausmann’s photographic work has long been underrated. This key artist of the twentieth century is remembered primarily for the central role he played in Berlin Dada with his assemblages, photomontages, and optophonetic poems, yet the vicissitudes of history caused his photography, an essential facet of his oeuvre, to be cast almost entirely into the shade. From 1927 on, Hausmann became an avid and restless photographer in Germany, in particular during his stays at the North Sea and Baltic coasts. While in exile in Ibiza after the Nazis came to power, he took an interest in the local populace and vernacular architecture, before emigrating again in 1936. During this intense decade, he reflected extensively on photography, developing a highly individual practice in the medium, simultaneously documentary and lyrical, inextricably linked to his way of thinking and living.

#2017 #photography #raoulhausmann #waltherkönig
Catalogue Raisonné 1986 – 2015 Maria Eichhorn

Published by Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, 2017, 560 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 18 × 23 cm, English / German

Price: €34

Produced on the occasion of Maria Eichhorn’s exhibition at Kunsthaus Bregenz, 10 May – 6 July 2014. This comprehensive and chronologically structured catalogue raisonné orders the work of the artist Maria Eichhorn according to art history and is supplemented by extensive image and archive material on her works, projects and exhibitions since 1986.

With the addition of large-format illustrations of the exhibition in Bregenz, this is one of the most comprehensive publications on the work of the artist to date. Designed by Yvonne Quirmbach.

#2017 #kunsthausbregenz #mariaeichhorn #yilmazdziewior #yvonnequirmbach
From Nirvana to Catastrophe Matsuzawa Yutaka and his ‘Commune in Imaginary Space’

Published by Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, 2017, 384 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 12 × 18.7 cm, English

Price: €34

Produced on occasion of the exhibition From Nirvana to Catastrophe: Matsuzawa Yutaka and his ‘Commune in Imaginary Space’ at Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, March 3 – April 22, 2017.

Yutaka Matsuzawa (1922–2006) was considered the father of Japanese conceptual art. In his pursuit of ways to express the invisible invisibly, Matsuzawa developed a unique understanding of conceptual art that both elevated and transcended the typical notions of conceptual art in the western, euro-centric art worlds.

The exhibition focused on the period 1969 – 1973, the most active years of Matsuzawa’s activities, and reflected on the exhibition Nirvana (1970), which was a pioneering international exhibition on Conceptualism in Japan.

#2017 #japaneseavant-garde #yutakamatsuzawa
I Wanna Give You Devotion Philipp Gufler

Published by Hammann Von Mier Verlag, München, 2017, 112 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 17 × 24 cm, German / English

Price: €16

Philipp Gufler realised the installation I Wanna Give You Devotion in cooperation with the self-organized archive Forum Queeres Archiv München. The key element is the poster collection of the forum. The artist books combines historical posters/flyers and works by 29 artists and collectives, who Gufler specifically invited in order to question, actualize and expand on the poster collection.

With new posters by: Muriel Aichberger, Tabea Blumenschein, Virág Bogyó, Johannes Büttner, Cinenova Working Group, Fernando Corona, Stephan Dillemuth, Holger Dreissig, Johannes Fedisch, Philipp Gufler, Hammann von Mier, Leo Heinik, Vera Hofmann, Richard John Jones, Isaac Julien, Byron Kalomamas, Chris Kraus, Kriwet, Lothringer13_Florida, Sands Murray-Wassink, Gyula Muskovics, Anna McCarthy, Mirja Reuter, Paola Revenioti, Barbara Spiller, Angela Stiegler, Evelyn Taocheng Wang, Maria VMier, Raphaela Vogel and XPatch Collective.

#2017 #philippgufler
Last Words Luis Camnitzer

Published by Information As Material, 2017, 14 pages, 10 × 13.5 cm, English

Price: €4

Since the late 1960s, Luis Camnitzer has created works in a variety of media – including installation, printmaking, drawing, and photography – that expose our collective indifference to the violence governments inflict on individuals.

A pioneer of conceptual art, Camnitzer critiques current political realities with a perspective informed by his first-hand experience of dictatorships in Latin America.

Last Words was originally composed in the wake of New Jersey’s historic decision to abolish the death penalty and as the US Supreme Court considered the constitutionality of lethal injections. The short, continuous text is a montage of select final statements by Death Row prisoners, collected from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s public records online and chosen because they include the word ‘love’.

#2017 #luiscamnitzer