Künstler sein Anna Oppermann

Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2019, 216 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 19 × 27 cm, German

Price: €30

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Anna Oppermann – Künstler sein at Kunsthalle Bielefeld, 23 March – 28 July, 2019.

Anna Oppermann (1940–1993) is best known for her “ensembles”—expansive and complex assemblages of drawings, photographs, notes, and found objects that she developed, often over the course of years, in idiosyncratic creative processes. The fruits of an approach that was both intensely visual and tenaciously reflective, her ensembles are explicitly open works.

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Artwork as Institution Stephen Willats

Published by Brand-New-Life, Zürich, 2019, 72 pages (b/w ill.), 26 × 21 cm, English

Price: €25

For the first time, this publication brings together the Mosaic works by the British artist Stephen Willats, which were created in Great Britain and Finland in the 1990s. In these works, Willats uses the medium of the book to enter into an exchange with people and to create a space in neighbourhoods, museums, and bookstores where social bonds can be established. It is a collaborative process through which Willats redefines the web of relationships between artist, artwork, audience and society; a process of instituting in which the artwork becomes its own institution.

With contributions by Jamie Allen, Bernhard Garnicnig, Elsa Himmer, Lucie Kolb and Stephen Willats. Designed by Sabo Day.

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Pool 3 Nora Turato

Published by Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, 2019, 704 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 14.8 × 20 cm, English

Price: €50

In Nora Turato’s performances, spoken word, graphic design, and bookmaking are intertwined to explore the possibilities of language in a culture oversaturated with information. Turato collects words and phrases from a range of sources: the Internet, media headlines, advertisements, conversations, books, commercial products, and her own thoughts.

For the first time, this third volume includes texts by writers other than the artist: Graham Burnett, Fabian Flückiger, Ana Janevski and Sohrab Mohebbi. Designed by Sabo Day.

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Headshots John Knight

Published by Galerie Neu, Berlin, 2019, 26 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 20 × 22.7 cm, English

Price: €22

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition John Knight, a work in situ, Galerie Neu at The Intermission, Piraeus, 18 September – 30 November, 2019.

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Who’s Werner (Exhibition Pamphlet)

Published by Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius, 2019, 16 pages (b/w ill.), 17 × 24 cm, English / Lithuanian

Price: €5

Exhibition pamphlet produced on the occasion of the first instalment of the exhibition Who’s Werner? at Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius, 6 September – 3 November 2019. Who’s Werner? was a spacial conversation constructed by Yana Foqué that explores artistic practices that have become intertwined and focuses on the role of a figure whose work is commonly kept a public secret. It looks into some mutualistic relationships between artists in various disciplines and their assistants; producers; sometimes lovers.

Including the work for and by Céline Condorelli, Denise Scott Brown, Elle Burchill, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Raoul De Keyser, James Langdon, John Baldessari, Jonas Mekas, Lucy Skaer, Margot Sandeman, Norman Laich, Paul Robbrecht, Robert Venturi, Simon Harlow, Benjamin Roth, Laura Kaminskaitė.

Designed by Nerijus Rimkus.

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Escritura-a-través Helen Mirra

Published by Merve Verlag, Leipzig, 2019, 276 pages, 12 × 16.5 cm, English / Spanish / German

Price: €10

Escritura-a-través collects indices and poetic glossaries by Helen Mirra in both English and Spanish, expanding her decade-long practice of weaving text and meaning. The texts printed here are taken from past works and exhibition contexts as well as notes and contributions published elsewhere. Mirra employs the technique of parallel translation presenting both languages on facing pages in an attempt to double down on her interest in signification and access to the poetic. Her use of text mirrors a process of walking, making an archive of literature and books her basis for writing-through, creating new meaning along the way.

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