Lift thrust drag gravity Ilke Gers

Published by the artist, Rotterdam, 2022, 14 pages (b/w ill.), 14.4 × 21 cm, English

Price: €12

Studies and preparatory drawings for a large scale chalk work for Auckland Airport, carpark A. The drawings were made from the eleventh floor of the Auckland Airport Novotel, with a view over the almost empty International arrivals and departures carpark, during the last weeks of November 2021. Hand numbered edition of 20.

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Tragedy of a Venus Sanja Iveković

Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2001, 36 pages (b/w ill.), 20.5 × 29.2 cm, Croatian / English

Price: €18

Reprint of the publication originally published in 1976 for Sanja Ivekovic’s exhibition at The Gallery of Contemporary Art, Zagreb.

Following in the autobiographical vein of her artist’s book Double Life, in Tragedy of a Venus Ivekovic presents a selection of photos of Marilyn Monroe coupled with similarly composed snapshots and posed photos of the artist from throughout her life.

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L’innocence Jacqueline Mesmaeker

Published by (SIC), Brussels, 2010, hardcover, cloth binding, 88 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21.5 × 35 cm, English / French

Price: €45 (Temporarily out of stock)

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Until it Fitted! at Établissement d’en face, Brussels , 24 March – 28 April, 2007.

Jacqueline Mesmaeker (born 1929 in Brussels) started her career as a fashion designer from 1962 till 1972, before she turned to visual and artistic issues. Drawing, an art form she taught in several art schools (ERG, La Cambre…), runs throughout her rich work that includes installation, video, photography, writing and design. She won the Norwich East Award, in 1996.

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Der Spiegel 1989-1991 Isa Genzken

Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2003, 248 pages (b/w ill.), 30.5 × 21.5 cm, English

Price: €55

Isa Genzken’s Der Spiegel 1989-1991 consists of 121 reproductions of black-and-white photographs cut out of the influential German newsweekly Der Spiegel over a period of three years. The images are presented starkly, bereft of photo credits or captions: having been freed from their usual meaning-giving context, the images assume a mystery and free-floating universality as the viewer unconsciously struggles to recall the specificity of the sensational news story and headline to which they were once attached. The book is produced in a limited edition of 700 numbered copies.

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Use of Time Richard Tuttle

Published by Hatje Cantz, Berlin, 2012, hardcover in slipcase, 36 pages, (colour & b/w ill.), 17.3 × 24.7 cm, English

Price: €65

An elaborate artist book with 18 cards, loosely bound by a weaver knot.

Richard Tuttle has worked in close collaboration with the Kunsthaus Zug as the “in-house artist” for almost twenty years. Through fragile, mostly small, subtle paintings as well as sculptural objects and three-dimensional installations, he continues to explore special features of the museum’s architecture or selected works from its collection. Tuttle poses questions about endurance and continuity, rhythm and repetition in the various cultures of contemporary global society.

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Artist Books Mladen Stilinović

Published by Vanabbemuseum, Eindhoven, 2007, 143 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 16.5 × 23.5 cm, English

Price: €22

The early work of Mladen Stilinović was marked by his involvment in poetry and experimental film. His interest soon evolved in the relationship between visual symbols and words, leading to the creation of a series of collages, hundreds of artist’s books, paintings, installations, and videos. Stilinovic’s artwork is characterized by the use of everyday materials, simplicity, social criticism and questioning the role of art.

With an introductory text by by Branka Stipančić. You can see Stilinović interviewed about his artists books here.

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