HIER UND JETZT im Museum Ludwig: Transcorporealities

Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2020, 236 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 23 × 23 cm, German / English

Price: €29

The concept of transcorporeality (Stacy Alaimo) builds on the thesis that all bodies are permeable, open-ended systems in constant exchange with their environment and other biological, technological, economic, and sociopolitical realities. With works by Jesse Darling, Flaka Haliti, Trajal Harrell, Paul Maheke, Nick Mauss, Park McArthur, Oscar Murillo, and Sondra Perry, Transcorporealities critically examines the permeability of bodies-including the museum-at the interfaces between subject, object, and space. It focuses on urgent (institutional) questions of visibility and accessibility as well as the possibilities and limits of representation: What is inscribed and attributed to bodies? Who is looking at whom? What is meant when we say “we” and “they”?

With texts from Stacy Alaimo, Yilmaz Dziewior, Park McArthur, Leonie Radine & Nora Sternfeld.

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Endnote, tooth Ian Kiaer

Published by Archive Books, Berlin, 2020, 320 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 25 × 30 cm, English

Price: €38

Ian Kiaer’s monograph is based on a project that the artist began several years ago and whose configuration changes with the circumstances. Drawing on the notion of marginal endnotes in books, it references the utopian concepts of the Austrian American architect Frederick Kiesler (1890-1965).

In the late 1940s, Kiesler—an atypical figure whose writings were a significant influence on postwar art, architecture and design—came up with the (unrealised) Tooth House, a residence modelled on the human tooth and integrated into its environment.

Published as part of the the eponymous exhibition at Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris in 2017.

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If Ur Reading This It’s 2 Late, Vol. 3 Tony Cokes

Published by Argos Editions, Brussels, 2020, 40 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 11 × 22 cm, English / Dutch / French

Price: €1

Produced on the occasion of If UR Reading This It’s 2 Late, Vol. 3, the first comprehensive solo exhibition by the American artist Tony Cokes in Belgium. In his work, Cokes brings together image, text and sound. This results in thought-provoking video art centered around questions of truth, social justice, and capitalism.

If UR Reading This It’s 2 Late, Vol. 3 shows Cokes’ works on pop and electronic music. The exhibition is named after a Drake mixtape, which underscores the ‘mixing’ in Cokes’ art. The artist does so by quoting various authors: from Aretha Franklin to Morrissey, from Malcolm X to Louis Althusser.

Available as a downloadable PDF here.

#2020 #argoseditions #ephemera #tonycokes
Kino/Atelier – Program

Published by Bauer Verlag, Frankfurt, 2020, 96 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 14.1 × 20.3 cm, English

Price: €8

A book produced in conjunction with Bauer Verlag’s eponymous series of screenings at the Studio/Cinema in Brooklyn. Bauer Verlag was established in 2012 in Frankfurt as an artist collective to publish text-based books by artists and friends.

With contributions from Nicholas Vargelis, Kerstin Stakemeier, Steve Beck, Lis Rhodes, Leslie Bauer, Érik Bullot, C.Vanaik, VUE Committee, Shirley Clarke, Hilary Harris, Giuliana Bruno, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Peter Larsen, Elissa Suh, Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet, Storm de Hirsch, Mark Fisher, Bruce Baillie, Rachel Haidu, Kai Althoff, Jennifer Reeves, Karl Holmqvist, Eros in Le Wind, Marie Menken, Jonas Raam.

#2020 #bauerverlag #brucebaillie #experimentalfilm #film #jeanmariestraubanddanielehuillet #karlholmqvist #mariemenken #pierpaolopasolini
Pisti 80, Rue De Belleville Estelle Hoy

Published by After 8 Books, Paris, 2020, 120 pages (b/w ill.), 11 × 18 cm, English

Price: €13

Estelle Hoy offers a wry exploration of the seductive allure of tropes and cliché in the art world and politics in this novella, which documents the story of Pisti, a leftist Hungarian activist and her anarchist collective based in Paris. In the course of one night in a Belleville apartment, old friends and new lovers converse about contemporary politics, activism and art, violence, and queer issues. The book is also an experiment in writing, teasing the reader with namedropping and appropriation. Whole phrases are lifted from other texts and woven seamlessly into the narrative. Based in Berlin and Paris, Hoy is a feminist writer, socially engaged artist, political activist, and academic.

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Collected Comics 2011-2020 Amelie Von Wulffen

Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln & KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, 2020, 208 pages (b/w ill.), 19 × 26 cm, English

Price: €18

This is an anthology of the artist’s collected comics from 2011 to 2020, only allegedly a casual branch of her practice. It includes November (2011) and At the cool table (2013) as well as lesser known, shorter comics of the last few years. Von Wulffens comics address the social codes of the art world, the daily life of being a female artist, and nightmare-like, surreal psychogeographies. They poignantly and parodically observe fears of failure, loneliness, competition, so-called good taste, and sexual affairs, while questioning a clear cut distinction between high and low, artistic genius and amateurism.

Designed by Marc Hollenstein.

#2020 #amelievonwulffen #kwinstituteforcontemporaryart #marchollenstein #verlagderbuchhandlungwaltherkonig