Andreas Slominskyyy Andreas Slominski

Published by Metro Pictures, New York, 2018, unpaginated (colour & b/w ill.), 14 × 20.3 cm, English

Price: €19

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Andreas Slominskyyy at Metro Pictures, New York, April 26 – May 25, 2018, an installation comprising new wall reliefs, constructed from the colourful side paneling of a specific model of German portable plastic toilet. Taking over the factory’s production line, the artist vacuum-formed maternal-themed found sculptures and symbolic natural and utilitarian objects, like rope and wood, into the high-density polyethylene panels. In one work the profile of a veiled young woman emerges from a single red panel surrounded by wood and pinecones in an asymmetrical composition. This group of symbols, with their religious and naturalist overtones, alludes to themes of purity, conception, and fertility. The works not only obscure the line between mass-produced and art objects, but also conflate canonical art historical imagery with fetish motifs.

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You – Works and Writings 1964-1976 Ketty La Rocca

Published by Revolver Publishing, Berlin, 2018, 224 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 23 × 30 cm, English

Price: €35

Initially, inspired by the experimental visual poetry of the mid-sixties, Ketty La Rocca critically investigated questions of communication in the age of mass media. She soon began addressing herself in her work as both an artist and a woman in a desire to find “another” language to express difference and the non-identical. She worked with collage, photography, video, text, drawing, and performance to develop a language of gestures and appropriated imagery of disempowerment. But her work was only granted the short time span of a decade’s production, during which she underwent a rapid artistic development with enormous energy and intelligence.

This book is the first international monograph on Ketty La Rocca’s works and writings. With texts by Emi Fontana, Pier Luigi Tazzi, Angelika Stepken and Ketty La Rocca

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Temporary Monuments: Work by Rosemary Mayer, 1977-1982

Published by Soberscove Press, Chicago, 2018, 152 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 19.8 × 24.6 cm, English

Price: €33

Rosemary Mayer (1943–2014) was a prolific artist, writer, and critic, who became known both for her large-scale fabric sculptures—inspired by the lives of historical women—and her involvement in the feminist art movement.

In 1977, she began to create ephemeral outdoor installations using materials such as balloons, snow, paper, and fabric. Mayer called these projects “temporary monuments,”. This publication is the first comprehensive presentation of this body of work and includes Mayer’s documentation of these impermanent artworks.

You can see Nick Mauss and Kathy Halbreich talk about Rosemary Mayer’s work here.

#2018 #rosemarymayer #soberscovepress
Private Book 4 Lee Lozano

Published by Karma Publications, New York, 2018, 186 pages, spiral-bound (colour & b/w ill.), 8 × 13 cm, English

Price: €25

This is the fourth volume in Karma’s 11-volume facsimile printing of Lee Lozano’s Private Book project. It is primarily a calendar of Lozano’s personal, artistic and chemical interactions in 1969-1970. A prolific writer and documenter of both her art and her relationships, the public and private, the painter Lee Lozano (1930–99) kept a series of personal journals from 1968 to 1970 while living in New York’s SoHo neighborhood. In 1972 she rigorously edited these books, thus completing the project. Eleven of these private books survive, containing notes on her work, detailed interactions with artist friends and commentary on the alienations of gender politics, as well as philosophical queries into art’s role in society and humorous asides from daily life.

#2018 #leelozano
Open the Kimono Lutz Bacher

Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2018, 312 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 22.5 × 30.5 cm, English

Price: €32

Open the Kimono is a chronological record of remarks from cable TV ads, movies, news radio, novels, airplanes, subways, sidewalks and elevators from 2013-2018.

American artist Lutz Bacher made work spanning an array of media since the 1970s. The game of hide-and-seek she played with her own self by working under a masculine pseudonym since early on in her career can serve as a helpful entry point to Bacher’s artistic practice. It centered around issues of identity, power structures, and violence, all the while remaining ambiguous and enigmatic.

#2018 #lutzbacher #verlagderbuchhandlungwaltherkonig
Works and Words

Published by Roma Publications, Amsterdam & de Appel, Amsterdam, 2018, 92 pages (b/w ill.), 21 × 29.7 cm, English

Price: €20

This publication is an unedited reprint of the catalogue originally published by de Appel in 1980 as a follow-up to the international art manifestation Works and Words. The event sought to break with the one-way traffic of Western artists traveling to the East by inviting artists from Eastern Bloc countries to Amsterdam. The invited artists, theoreticians, film-makers, and art historians represented a broad spectrum of practices, theoretical approaches, and developments. Including artists such as; KwieKulik (Zofia Kulik and Przemysłav Kwiek), Július Koller, Jiří Kovanda, Dóra Maurer, Sanja Iveković and Dalibor Martinis, Mladen Stilinovic, Jozef Robakowski amongst others.

You can find more information on the exhibition here.

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