Collective Sisyphus Allan Sekula

Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln & M HKA, Antwerp, 2019, 237 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 17 × 23 cm, English / Spanish

Price: €25

Allan Sekula was one of the most important figures in modern photography of the second half of the twentieth century. His work focused on a critique of the links that photography has always maintained with the economy, work and the politics of representation. From his beginnings in the seventies, Sekula became a reference by incorporating textuality into photography in a way that had been previously denied it by modern art. His book Photography Against the Grain: Essays and Photo Works, 1973-1983 (1984), a key work of the new photographic discourse of the late twentieth century, enshrined him as one of the least orthodox historians of the medium.

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Hölle Rainald Goetz

Published by Galerie Buchholz, Köln, 2019, folded poster in envelope (colour & b/w ill.), 59.5 × 63 cm, English

Price: €10

A poster with the transcript of Rainald Goetz’s presentation of the English translation of his novel Insane on the occasion of the exhibition opening for the group exhibition Hölle in September 2018 at Galerie Buchholz New York, featuring new or selected works by Lutz Bacher, Caleb Considine, Vincent Fecteau, Rainald Goetz, Sergej Jensen, Jutta Koether, Michael Krebber, Monica Majoli, Albert Oehlen, Henrik Olesen, and Heji Shin.

#2019 #albertoehlen #calebconsidine #galeriebuchholz #hejishin #henrikolesen #juttakoether #lutzbacher #michaelkrebber #monicamajoli #rainaldgoetz #sergejjensen #vincentfecteau
Campaign Pope.L

Published by Mousse Publishing, Milan, 2019, 167 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 14.5 × 21 cm, English

Price: €25

This book is a three-part report on the long-term collaboration between artist Pope.L and curator Dieter Roelstraete which revolves around issues of connectedness, home, and migration, while addressing art’s relationship to knowledge.

Begun in spring 2016 with an invitation, extended to the artist by Roelstraete and his colleagues Monika Szewczyk and Adam Szymczyk, to participate in the fourteenth edition of documenta, Pope.L’s contribution took on the guise of an immersive, seemingly omnipresent sound installation titled Whispering Campaign, consisting of thousands of hours of whispered content—addressing nationhood and borders—broadcast throughout Athens and Kassel using both speakers and live “whisperers.”

#2019 #adamszymczyk #dieterroelstraete #monikaszewczyk #moussepublishing #williampopel
Writings Tony Conrad

Published by Primary Information, New York, 2019, 576 pages, 12.7 × 18 cm, English

Price: €25 (Out of stock)

Writings is the first collection to widely survey this singular polymath’s prolific activity as a writer. The book spans the years 1961 – 2012 and includes fifty-seven pieces: essays originally published in small press magazines, exhibition catalogs, anthologies, and album liner notes, along with other previously unpublished texts. Conrad writes about his own work, with substantial contributions on The Flicker, Loose Connection, Four Violins, Articulation of Boolean Algebra for Film Opticals, Early Minimalism, Yellow Movies, Slapping Pythagoras, and Music and the Mind of the World, as well as that of his peers: Tony Oursler, Jack Smith, Rhys Chatham, and Henry Flynt, among others. He devotes critical essays both to grand subjects—horology, neurolinguistics, and the historical development of Western music—and more quotidian topics, such as television advertising and camouflage. Designed by Scott Ponik.

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Three Moral Tales Joëlle de La Casinière, Ana Jotta, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven

Published by Paraguay Press, Paris, 2019, 76 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 22 × 31.5 cm, Englis

Price: €20

French artist Joëlle de la Casinière, Portuguese artist Ana Jotta and Flemish artist Anne Mie Van Kerckhoven have in common to pay no fealty to trends of contemporary art. Moreover, they fought unwaveringly throughout their respective careers the need to see their work being given an “official line”. Instead, they stood aside, went underground or remained indifferent to the twists and turns of the art market and institutions. They sometimes created surrogate characters, hid, or playfully modified their names to react to the branding of identity in the artworld, and to the imposed marginalization that they had to cope with as women artists, as did artists living in peripheral geographies. In a way, paradoxically, being marginalized encouraged a calculated versatility of media and styles, and the invention of an idiosyncratic vocabulary, while total freedom remained their one and only rule.

Published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at Malmö Konsthall in 2019.  More information on the exhibition can be found here.

#2019 #anajotta #anne-mievankerckhoven #paraguaypress
Sequence Of Events #1 – 10 Fiona Connor

Published by Secession, Vienna & Revolver Publishing, Berlin, 2019, 20 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 25.5 × 10.5 cm, English

Price: €15

A text by Leslie Dick runs adjacent to 10 postcards featuring a Sequence of Events, a series of mostly permanent installations in homes. The project draws lines between public institutions, apartment galleries, private residences, owned homes, social housing, and rented apartments. A Sequence of Events questions the duration, visibility, and boundaries of a site, including that of an artist’s book.

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