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1930s Japanese Photography 日本の写真 1930年代 展 図録

Published by Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Kanagawa, 1988, unpaginated (colour & b/w ill.), 25 × 24.3 cm, Japanese

Price: €65

A pictorial record of the exhibition Japanese Photography 1930s, Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, 1988, which collects photographs from the emerging photography of the era. Approximately 340 illustrations of the work of photographers such as Kiyoshi Koishi, Shoji Ueda, Ei-Q, Koshiro Onchi, Nakaji Yasui, Iwata Nakayama, Shinzō Fukuhara, Kineo Kuwabara, Terushichi Hirai amongst others.

#1988 #abstractphotography #ei-q #iwatanakayama #japanesephotography #kineokuwabara #kiyoshikoishi #koshiroonchi #nakajiyasui #photography #shinzofukuhara #shojiueda #terushichihirai
Individual Works Allan McCollum

Published by John Weber Gallery New York, 1988, unpaginated (b/w ill.), 15.5 × 14.5 cm, English

Price: €20 (Out of stock)

Applying strategies of mass production to handmade objects, McCollum’s labor-intensive practice questions the intrinsic value of the unique work of art. McCollum’s installations—fields of vast numbers of small-scale works, systematically arranged, are the product of many tiny gestures, built up over time. With a text by Andrea Fraser.

You can read more on the Individual Works project here and see a video about it here.

*Please note this publication is secondhand and has some traces of previous ownership.

#1988 #allanmccollum #andreafraser
Lips (card) Man Ray

Published by Fotofolio, New York, 1988, card (b/w ill.), 15.1 × 10.8 cm, English

Price: €8

*Please note this publication is secondhand and has some traces of previous ownership.

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346 (CARD) John Armleder

Published by John Gibson Gallery, New York, 1988, card (colour ill.), 10.7 × 15 cm, English

Price: €15

Promotional card for John Armleder’s edition 346, produced by John Gibson Gallery, 1987.

Co-founder of the Ecart Group (1969) and closely affiliated with the Fluxus movement, visual artist John Armleder has since the end of the 1960’s created a polymorphic body of work which encompasses performance, drawings, sculptures and paintings.

*Please note this publication is secondhand and has some traces of previous ownership.

#1988 #ephemera #johnarmleder
Guy Mees

Published by Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, 1988, unpaginated (colour & b/w ill.), 23 × 24 cm, English

Price: €55

Guy Mees’s (1935–2003) photographs, videos, and above all his fragile works on paper are characterised by a formal rigour combined with sensitivity and delicacy. The uniqueness of his oeuvre lies precisely in its avoidance of conventional aesthetics and discursive classifications. A leading figure of the Belgian avant-garde, Mees left behind an outstanding body of work that transgresses geometric abstraction, Minimalism, Conceptualism, and applied art.

#1988 #guymees
Für Rainer Werner Fassbinder Hanne Darboven

Published by Kunstraum München, München, 1988, 104 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 30 × 21 cm, German

Price: €45

Produced on the occasion of Hanne Darboven’s exhibition Für Rainer Werner Fassbinder at Kunstraum München, 16 March – 25 May, 1988. With texts by Hans Dickel and Christine Tacke.

#1988 #hannedarboven