Hamlet, mise-en-scène Extra Trouble—Jack Smith in Frankfurt

Published by Sternberg Press, Berlin, 2015, 288 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21.6 × 27.9 cm, English

Price: €20

This publication brings together extensive material from Hamlet, mise-en-scène presented at Portikus, along with recently restored as well as never-published stills, drawings, and writings by American filmmaker and artist Jack Smith, related to his film Hamlet in the Rented World (A Fragment) (1970–73).

Hamlet, mise-en-scène, directed by Mark von Schlegell, was an adaptation that retold Shakespeare’s most abused tragedy while channeling the ghost of Jack Smith. The two-night rendition of Hamlet was performed by members of Städelschule’s Pure Fiction seminar, presented here alongside a rare selection of works by Smith, both from private collections and from the Jack Smith Archive.

Texts By Sylvère Lotringer, Birte Löschenkohl, Sophie von Olfers, Laura Preston, Juliane Rebentisch, Mark von Schlegell

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Märzschnee und Weiberweh Rosemarie Trockel

Published by Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, 2015, 216 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 22 × 30.2 cm, English / German

Price: €25

Produced on the occasion of Rosemarie Trockel’s solo exhibition Märzôschnee ûnd Wiebôrweh sand am Môargô niana më at Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, 24 January – 06 April, 2015. Edited by Yilmaz Dziewior with texts from Johanna Burton, Yilmaz Dziewior, Sam Pulitzer, and Beate Söntgen.

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ZIP: 01–01–14…12–31–14 Yuji Agematsu

Published by Yale Union, Portland; Artspeak, Vancouver & Thea Westreich Wagner/Ethan Wagner Publications, New York, 2015, 368 pages (w/ 48 page booklet) (colour & b/w ill.), 13.5 × 19 cm, English

Price: €42

ZIP: 01–01–14…12–31–14 is an annual. It records, in photographs, one year of a work Yuji Agematsu has been making since the mid 1990s. To accomplish this work, Agematsu takes daily walks and drops what he finds into the cellophane wrapper from a cigarette pack. The book is accompanied by a facsimile of the notes Agematsu keeps to map when and where these objects were encountered. Produced in conjunction with exhibitions at Yale Union, Portland; Artspeak, Vancouver & Real Fine Arts, New York.

Photographed by Aaron Flint Jamison and Scott Ponik. Designed and edited by Julie Peeters and Scott Ponik with Robert Snowden

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Gifts Barbara Bloom

Published by Ludion, Brussels, 2015, 112 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 16 × 24 cm, English

Price: €22

Barbara Bloom explores the nature of gifts in relation to aspects such as wrapping, covering and uncovering, pleasure, secrets, and generosity. Through an exploration of art historical and cultural practices, she reveals the complicated relationship we have with the concept of the gift, considering how these traded objects take on meaning and serve as symbols of our affections, but also anticipate a sense of loss. The gift is a means of apology, making advances, gaining trust, and providing assurances. Through gift-giving, we show a version of intimacy, love, and desire that is deliberate and controlled, but also often more meaningful than intended. With texts by Susan Tallman.

Comes with a bookplate signed by the artist.

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Serving Compressed Energy with Vacuum (Exhibition brochure) Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven

Published by Kunstverein München, München, 2015, 16 pages (b/w ill.), 17 × 24 cm, German / English

Price: €4

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Serving Compressed Energy with Vacuum at Kunstverein München, München 25 April — 14 June, 2015. All 179 works from the exhibition are indexed chronologically from 1975 to 2015.

You can find more on the exhibition here.

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Beyond Conceptual Art Seth Siegelaub

Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2015, 560 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 17 × 24 cm, English

Price: €45

Produced on the occasion of Seth Siegelaub – Beyond Conceptual Art at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 12 December, 2015 – 16 April, 2016. An overview of the life and work of the art pioneer, collector and publisher, Seth Siegelaub, one of the key figures of early conceptual art.

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