Jimmie Durham

Published by M HKA, Antwerp, 1993, foldout poster / booklet (b/w ill.), 14.7 × 21 cm (folded) 42 × 29.5 cm (unfolded), English

Price: €25

A contribution from the original publication On Taking a Normal Situation and Retranslating it Into Overlapping and Multiple Readings of Conditions Past and present.

An exhibition devised by Yves Aupetitallot, Iwona Blazwick and Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev within the framework of ANTWERP 93. Its title was inspired by Gordon Matta Clark who made one of his final works in the city, and which in turn led to the foundation of M HKA. In some ways the subject of this exhibition was ‘the exhibition’. What it proposed, however, was a new relation between structure, location, context, artist and audience.

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Kristján Guðmundsson

Published by Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, 1993, 4 pages (b/w ill.), 21 × 29.7 cm, German

Price: €2

Kristján Guðmundsson (born 1941) is a contemporary Icelandic conceptual artist. He started his career as an artist in the 1960s as a member of SÚM – a group of young artists influenced by then-new currents in conceptual and installation art. Guðmundsson’s art reflects both prevailing traditions in late 20th century western art in general, and the dominance of abstract and conceptual art in the post-war art of Iceland in particular. He has said, “I am trying to work within the field of tension that exists between nothing and something”.

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Geometrija vremena – Kolaži 1993-1977 Mladen Stilinović

Published by Centar z akulturu i obrazovanje, Zagreb, 1993, 4 pages (b/w ill.), 16.5 × 23.5 cm, Croation

Price: €35

Produced on the occasion of Mladen Stilinović’s exhibition Geometrija vremena – Kolaži 1993-1977 (Geometry of time – Collages 1993-1977) at Centar z akulturu i obrazovanje, Zagreb, 1993.

Mladen Stilinović frequently employed everyday materials in his work, bringing into focus the interconnection of politics, language, artistic production, and daily life. From 1975–79 he was a member of Zagreb’s Group of Six Artists. His work included drawings, collages, photographs, artist books, paintings, installations, actions, films, and video.

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Paris, When It’s Naked Etel Adnan

Published by The Post-Apollo Press, Sausalito, 1993, 115 pages, 13.8 × 20.2 cm, English

Price: €14 (Temporarily out of stock)

Etel Adnan’s novel “Paris, When It’s Naked amazes our retinas, ears, lips, fingertips, and noses with sensing, talking, and envisioning the city of Baudelaire and Delacroix, Mallarme and Picasso, Sartre and Djuna Barnes, Miller and Nin, Vietnamese and African refugees, revolutions and Bohemia. This tale of the Creative Now is told through the fine-tuned sensibility of Etel Adnan, the expatriate poet-painter who knows the French Capital as wholly as she does Beirut and San Francisco, her other homes. She is also the author of Sitt Marie-Rose, an underground novel of the Lebanese Civil War, and many books of poetry. Her new work is a philosophically charged lyric in prose. The elan vital of every word evokes the eternal present of this wise woman. A highly personal, life-enhancing masterpiece in a deathly age of impersonality. An indespensable book by an indispensable writer” -Morgan Gibson.

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Of Cities & Women (Letters To Fawwaz) Etel Adnan

Published by The Post-Apollo Press, Sausalito, 1993, 114 pages, 13.2 × 20.1 cm, English

Price: €15 (Temporarily out of stock)

“Written against the background of war at the turn of this century, this millennium—the Gulf War, the Lebanese civil war and the military occupations of that country, the author’s country of origin—these letters, Of Cities & Women, are in their turn now letters to cities and women—that we, that is, women and men alike, might eventually, before it is too late, ‘find the right geography for our revelations.'”—Barbara Harlow

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Eine Gesellschaft des Geschmacks Andrea Fraser

Published by Kunstverein München, München, 1993, 124 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 26 × 24 cm, German / English

Price: €45 (Temporarily out of stock)

In 1993 the US-American artist Andrea Fraser realised the exhibition project Eine Gesellschaft des Geschmacks with and at the Kunstverein München. In the run-up to it she interviewed Helmut Draxler and board members of the Kunstverein on questions of self-conception and taste. She arranged the answers into an audio collage that could be heard in the Kunstverein’s exhibition rooms, the written version was printed in a publication. Artworks borrowed from the board members that were partly mentioned in the audio installation were also part of the exhibition and publication.

Designed by Andrea Fraser and Anahita Krzyzanowski.

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