The Place to Be (exhibition booklet)

Published by Kröller Müller Museum, Otterlo, 2008, unpaginated (colour & b/w ill.), 21.6 × 27.4 cm, English / Dutch

Price: €4

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition The Place to Be at the Kröller Müller Museum, Otterlo, 3 April – 1 June, 2008. Including artists gerlach en koop, Michael Stevenson and Jürgen Stolhans.

#2008 #gerlachenkoop #jurgenstolhans #michaelstevenson
I’ve Got Something In My Eye Bik van der Pol

Published by CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art, 2008, foldout poster (b/w ill.), 25.5 × 19 cm (folded) 51 × 152 cm (unfolded), English

Price: €4

Pamphlet produced on the occasion of Bik van der Pol’s exhibition I’ve Got Something In My Eye at CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art. For this project, Bik Van der Pol brought together works from the Marieluise Hessel Collection, selections from the collection of the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, their own works, and ephemera from the CCS Bard archive. Following Henri Bergson’s idea that perception is a function of time, the artists allowed themselves to look at how works potentially are surrounded by different sources of knowledge and how they sometimes grow from and are feed back into these connections. Objects, once acquired for specific reasons, are in a constant flux of changing meaning, both in the context and dynamics of a collection (which means continuously in the company other concepts and perceptions), as well as in time.

#2008 #bikvanderpol #ephemera
Painting as a Weapon: Progressive Cologne 1920 – 1930

Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln & Museum Ludwig, Köln, 2008, 160 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 20 × 24.5 cm, English / German

Price: €47

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition at Museum Ludwig, Köln, March – June 2008. The Cologne Progressives were a group of artists who came together in Cologne, Germany in the 1920s. The artists in this exhibition, Franz Wilhelm Seiwert, Heinrich Hoerle and Gerd Arntz, were its core members. In the aftermath of the horrors of the First World War, like many Germans, these artists desired radical social and political change. Supporters of socialism and workers’ rights, the Progressives sought to unite art and politics. Their aim was to embody change with both the subject matter depicted and in the way they painted their artworks.

#2008 #franzwilhelmseiwert #gerdarntz #heinrichhoerle #museumludwig #thecologneprogressives #verlagderbuchhandlungwaltherkonig
Jeremiah Day/Simone Forti

Published by Project Art Centre, Dublin, 2008, 95 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 19 × 24 cm, English

Price: €22

This publication is the record of the improvised collaboration between Jeremiah Day and Simone Forti. Day’s work spans photography, installation and storytelling, and employs intensive research to establish connections between himself and places of public significance; while Forti is an artist with links to the origins of postmodern dance in New York in the early 1960s, and whose practice has more recently involved poetic writing. Day studied improvisation with Forti in Los Angeles, and in 2007 the two collaborated on an exhibition at Project Arts Centre, Dublin. With essays by Fred Dewey, Tessa Giblin and Simone Forti.

#2008 #dance #freddewey #jeremiahday #simoneforti
Works In Situ, A Work In Situ John Knight

Published by Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, 2008, unpaginated (colour & b/w ill.), 20 × 22.7 cm, English

Price: €18

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition John Knight WORKS IN SITU, A WORK IN SITU at Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, 19 April – 17 May, 2008.

#2008 #johnknight
Libro n° 2 : 1972 Mirtha Dermisache

Published by CDLA (Centre des livres d'artistes), Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche, 2008, 72 pages (b/w ill.), 23.5 × 28 cm, French

Price: €23

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Mirtha Dermisache LIBROS – Dispositif éditorial Florent Fajole, Centre des livres d’artistes, October 4 – December 20, 2008.

Argentinian artist Mirtha Dermisache wrote dozens of books, hundreds of letters and postcards, and countless texts. Not a single one was legible, yet, in their promixity to language, they all resonate with a mysterious potential for meaning. Using ink on paper, Dermisache invented an array of graphic languages, each with its own unique lexical and syntactic structure, laden with poetic and sometimes visceral suggestion.

#2008 #concretepoetry #mirthadermisache