Henrik Olesen

Published by Secession, Vienna, 2004, 54 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 30 cm, English / German

Price: €28

Henrik Olesen’s artworks question the sexually political effects of everyday conventions. Contemporary and historical materials serve as the starting points for this inquiry. These materials include visual and textual representations drawn from the fields of architecture, the history of industrialization, the imposition of legally sanctioned punishment, verdicts handed down by courts of law, the geographic and demographic distribution of capital, the natural sciences, and the history of art. Olesen uses the techniques of appropriation, manipulation or contextual shifting to explore the theme of the stigmatization, criminalization, and repression of homosexuality.

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Alrededor de mi cuarto Vivian Suter

Published by Kunstmuseum Olten, 2004, unpaginated (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 32 cm, English / German

Price: €25

Produced on the occasion of Vivian Suter’s 2004 exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Olten.

More than thirty years ago the Swiss-Argentine artist Vivian Suter moved to the rain forest in Panajachel, Guatemala, to live on a former coffee plantation. Since then she has worked on her impressive paintings in her wooden-hut studio, as well as outdoors. Her canvases lie on the sandy ground or hang in trees; dust, mud, leaves, mangos, and insects leave their traces on them. Her painting is influenced by organic processes and coincidence—even natural disasters are her material, when flood waters make their mark on canvases, becoming part of her large, colourful paintings.

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Dear Little Tiger Josef Strau

Published by Galerie Buchholz, Köln, 2004, 30 pages (b/w ill.), 15 × 21 cm, English

Price: €10 (Out of stock)

Xeroxed artist book by Josef Strau published on the occasion of the exhibition Teil I: Müllberg at Galerie Buchholz, Köln. The brochure contains the second part of a narrative written by the artist under the title Dear Little Tiger. The first part White Nights was published in 2003 by Pork Salad Press / Jacob Fabricius, Copenhagen.

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The Dream of the Audience Theresa Hak Kyung Cha

Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2004, 290 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 19 × 24.4 cm, German / English

Price: €42 (Temporarily out of stock)

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, The Dream of the Audience, at the Generali Foundation, Vienna, 14 May – 15 August 2004.

From the mid-1970s until her death at age 31 in 1982, Korean-born artist Theresa Hak Kyung Cha created a rich body of conceptual art that explored displacement and loss. Her works included artists’ books, mail art, performance, audio, video, film, and installation. Although grounded in French psychoanalytic film theory, her art is also informed by far-ranging cultural and symbolic references, from shamanism to Confucianism and Catholicism. Her collage-like book Dictée, which was published posthumously in 1982, is recognized as an influential investigation of identity in the context of history, ethnicity and gender.

Preface by Dietrich Karner, introduction by Sabine Breitwieser, texts by Constance M. Lewallen, Lawrence Rinder, Trinh T. Minh-ha and Bernadette Hak Eun.

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Joan Jonas

Published by John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, 2004, 68 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 22.8 × 19 cm, English

Price: €17

Produced on the occasion of the first extensive UK exhibition of the highly influential New York based video and performance artist, Joan Jonas, a collaboration between two venues: John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, and Wilkinson Gallery, London) during 2004 – 2005.

Works included range from early films and performance documentation to two new major installation works. This publication contains extensive texts which examine her work both past and present, and contextualise it within a broader cultural framework.

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Jan Van Den Dobbelsteen COSMIC VOLUME # 17 Marc Nagtzaam

Published by SleepWellStudio, Eindhoven, 2004, Picture Disc LP (b/w ill.), 30.48 × 30.48 cm, English

Price: €23

Jan Van Den Dobbelsteen’s 2004 record, COSMIC VOLUME # 17, with artwork by Marc Nagtzaam.

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.

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