Art of The Eighties and Seventies Michael Stevenson

Published by Revolver Publishing, Berlin, 2006, 96 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 24 × 32 cm, English / German

Price: €28

Produced on the occasion of Michael Stevenson’s 2006 exhibition, Art of the Eighties and Seventies at the Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, referencing both Hans Hollein’s postmodern design of the museum and the 1978 Tehran gallery exhibition ‘Gold Bricks’, on short display during the outbreak of the revolution – a sculptural work by Armenian artist Zadik Zadikian which disappeared without a trace through looting. This exhibition was the first and only show of a gallery that Toni Shafrazi, who later became successful in New York, opened in Tehran in 1978.

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Jutta Koether

Published by DuMont Verlag, Köln, 2006, 184 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 16.8 × 24 cm, English / German

Price: €65

Produced on the occasion of Jutta Koether’s exhibition Fantasia Colonia at the Kölnischer Kunsteverin, Köln 26 May – 13 August, 2006 and Kunsthalle Bern, January 19 – March 11, 2007.

Texts by Diedrich Diederichsen, Isabelle Graw, Martin Prinzhorn, Michael Kerkmann and a conversation with Jutta Koether, Sam Lewitt and Eileen Quinlan.

Bob Nickas’ review of the Kölnischer Kunsteverin exhibition can be found here.

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Western Recording Mathias Poledna

Published by Witte de With, Rotterdam, 2006, 206 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 17 × 23 cm, English / German / Dutch

Price: €24

Mathias Poledna’s artistic practice is informed by historical research, archives and collections. His film Western Recording shows a recording session in the legendary Studio 3 at United Western Recorders, a studio that has remained largely unchanged since the early 1960s because of its special sound. From the multiple referential fields alluded to by this setting, as well as the inherent tension between its current function and historical significance, Poledna creates a hybrid historical constellation that combines a reinterpretation of the 1969 song “City Life” along with the appearance, the habitus, and the performance of the musicians.

Designed by Mathias Poledna.

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How the world is and how it could be Stephen Willats

Published by Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen, 2006, 78 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 17 × 23.5 cm, English / German

Price: €18

Stephen Willats has made work examining the function and meaning of art in society since the 1960s. His work has involved interdisciplinary processes and theory from sociology, systems analysis, cybernetics, semiotics and philosophy. This manifests in wall installations, project works, films & computer simulations, drawings & diagrams, bookworks and texts.

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Wie die Welt ist und wie sie sein könnte. How the world is and how it could be at Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen, September 21, 2006 – January 14, 2007.

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The Apothecary Lisa Robertson

Published by Bookthug, Toronto, 2006, 40 pages, 14 × 20.2 cm, English

Price: €13 (Temporarily out of stock)

The Apothecary stems from the author’s desire to remake the sentence–to let it be capacious, preposterous, convivial, and hang it from a pronoun worn like a phantom limb. Robertson wants that ghostly pronoun to reinvent itself afresh in each sentence. Looking towards the eighteenth century, sometimes through a lens occasionally borrowed from contemporary sources, the text of The Apothecary is precise, intoxicating materia medica dispensed by one of Canada’s most important contemporary posts at the beginning of her career with the use of florid instruments.

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11 tekeningen Marc Nagtzaam

Published by Roma Publications, Amsterdam, 2006, two folded newspapers (b/w ill.), 68 × 48 cm (x 2), English

Price: €12

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Marc Nagtzaam / Selected Works, November – December 2006, Homework, Maastricht.

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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