Giorgio Griffa

Published by Analogues, France, 2016, 72 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 24.5 × 31 cm, English / French

Price: €24

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Giorgio Griffa at Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles, from February 13 to April 24, 2016.

The art of the italian artist Giorgio Griffa developed quietly and with impressive coherence outside the latest movements broadly outlined on the contemporary scene. At the beginning of his career Griffa nonetheless associated himself with the representatives of Arte Povera, with whom he exhibited on numerous occasions in the 1960s and 1970s. His simultaneously “minimalist” painting also displayed an affinity in particular with the group Supports/Surfaces in France.

With texts by Bice Curiger, Giorgio Griffa, Francesco Manacorda.

#2016 #bicecuriger #giorgiogriffa #painting
Speechless Bik van der Pol

Published by Pérez Art Museum, Miami, 2016, leperello (colour & b/w ill.), 21.5 × 28 cm, English

Price: €3

“Speechless, a new work by the Rotterdam-based artistic duo Bik Van der Pol (Liesbeth Bik and Jos Van der Pol), is a multilayered exploration of how we speak about the precarious state of the natural world. The work consists of a custom-built aviary, which houses four parrots taught to mimic phrases from T.S. Elliot’s seminal 1922 poem, The Waste Land, comparing landscape devastated by war to the ecological devastation of today. The aviary is furnished with a jumble of sculptural letters that spell out the terms “global warming,” “climate change,” and “sustainability.” Part poetic gesture and radical expression, Speechless addresses the power of language within political contexts, and our ability to understand and discuss environmental degradation. The work was inspired, in part, by recent debate in Florida’s state government regarding the use of controversial terms such as “climate change” and “global warming.””

You can see a video on the work here.

#2016 #bikvanderpol #ephemera
Folder Annaïk Lou Pitteloud

Published by Edition Fink, Zurich, 2016, 134 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 19 × 24.5 cm, English

Price: €25

With the modular work documentation Folder, Annaïk Lou Pitteloud presents for the most  comprehensive publication on her artistic work to date. It is is preceded by the two sub-publications Mappe and Dossier. As catalogues for the solo exhibitions at the Kunstmuseum St. Gallen and the Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts in Lausanne, they contain different compilations of the artist’s works that are related to the respective exhibitions and thus illustrate the basic idea of the present modular documentation of works. Files on all the artist’s works are created according to a strict grid. Separated by type of content, titles, descriptions of works, notes, documentary images and texts are compiled. Reproductions of drawings and reprints of printed matter used in the exhibitions complete the collection.

With texts from Maziar Afrassiabi, Bethan Huws, Nicole Schweizer, Madeleine Amsler, Hans Rudolf Reust, Steve Van den Bosch, Barnaby Drabble, Marie-Eve Knoerle, Federica Martini, Nadia Veronese, Pavel Büchler.

#2016 #annaikloupitteloud #bethanhuws #maziarafrassiabi #pavelbuchler #stevevandenbosch
Dossier Annaïk Lou Pitteloud

Published by Edition Fink, Zurich, 2016, 146 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 19 × 24.5 cm, English

Price: €25

Produced on the occasion of the artist’s exhibition at the Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts in Lausanne.

The two publications Mappe and Dossier represent two different monographic compilations of works by the artist Annaïk Lou Pitteloud and appear as catalogues to the solo exhibitions at the Kunstmuseum St. Gallen and the Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts in Lausanne. The concept for the two publications was developed with these exhibitions in mind, but will be continued in the third, comprehensive edition Folder. The basic idea of all three publications is that of a modular documentation of works. Dossiers on all of the artist’s works are created according to a strict grid. Separated by type of content, titles, descriptions of works, notes, documentary images and texts are compiled. Reproductions of drawings and reprints of printed matter used in the exhibitions complete the collection.

#2016 #annaikloupitteloud
Mappe Annaïk Lou Pitteloud

Published by Edition Fink, Zurich, 2016, 134 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 19 × 24.5 cm, English

Price: €25

Produced on the occasion of the artist’s exhibition at the Kunstmuseum St. Gallen.

The two publications Mappe and Dossier represent two different monographic compilations of works by the artist Annaïk Lou Pitteloud and appear as catalogues to the solo exhibitions at the Kunstmuseum St. Gallen and the Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts in Lausanne. The concept for the two publications was developed with these exhibitions in mind, but will be continued in the third, comprehensive edition Folder. The basic idea of all three publications is that of a modular documentation of works. Dossiers on all of the artist’s works are created according to a strict grid. Separated by type of content, titles, descriptions of works, notes, documentary images and texts are compiled. Reproductions of drawings and reprints of printed matter used in the exhibitions complete the collection.

#2016 #annaikloupitteloud
Record Steve Van den Bosch

Published by Roma Publications, Amsterdam, 2016, 328 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 27 cm, English

Price: €48

This volumnious book in a clinical white vinyl sleeve suggests high tech content, as if it belongs to a laboratory. Within a wide space of white and light grey pages – which could represent painted walls of a white cube – 39 works by conceptual Belgium artist Steve Van den Bosch are exposed. The photographs are taken by a forensic photographer and the text, entitled Event reconstruction from trace images: an original methodology, comes from the Swiss Institute for Police Science. The book itself is #40 in the list of works and printed in a limited edition of 300 copies. Designed by Steve Van den Bosch and David van Mieghem.

#2016 #romapublications #stevevandenbosch