The Halifax Conference

Published by New Documents, Los Angeles, 2019, 184 pages (b/w ill.), 12 × 19 cm, English

Price: €18

The Halifax Conference presents a transcript of a conference held at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design on October 5–6, 1970, transcribed and adapted by artist Craig Leonard.

Organized by Seth Siegelaub, the Conference was conceived as a means of bringing about a “meeting of artists…[from] diverse art making experiences and art positions…in as general a situation as possible.” Infamously, the conference was held in the college’s boardroom, while students and other interested parties watched the proceedings on a video monitor in a separate space. The result was a conversation that devolved—technologically and ideologically—into a quasi-tragicomic farce, punctuated by remarkable moments of rupture initiated by activist resistance to the Conference from the outside and dissenting voices from within.

Attendees at the conference included Carl Andre, Joseph Beuys, Ronald Bladen, Daniel Buren, Gene Davis, Jan Dibbets, Al Held, Mario Merz, Robert Morris, Robert Murray, N.E.Thing Co. (Iain and Ingrid Baxter), Richard Serra, Richard Smith, Robert Smithson, Michael Snow, and Lawrence Weiner.

#2019 #alheld #carlandre #danielburen #jandibbets #josephbeuys #lawrenceweiner #mariomerz #michaelsnow #newdocuments #richardserra #robertmorris #robertsmithson #sethsiegelaub
Discover Daniel Buren in Graça Ricardo Valentim

Published by the artist, 2020, leperello (colour & b/w ill.), 14 × 21.5 cm (folded), 84 × 21.5 cm (unfolded) English

Price: €120

“If you love contemporary art, particularly conceptual art, this promises to be an unforgettable experience unlike anything else you will find in Lisbon. We will be visiting five locations in the colourful neighbourhood of Graça, located in the heart of the city, where I currently live. This is also where the acclaimed French artist Daniel Buren presented his famous artwork Affichages Sauvages in 1980. Though it is considered an important work within the history of contemporary art produced in Portugal, it is virtually unknown among broad audiences. When Buren came to Lisbon forty years ago, he pasted posters bearing his signature stripes on the tiled walls of several Graça buildings. On this guided visit, we will see the sites where these no longer extant works were originally located, followed by a private viewing of one of the actual posters at my place near the breathtaking Miradouro da Graça. Refreshments will be served.”

You can see the Airbnb link here.

#2020 #danielburen #ephemera #ricardovalentim
Über Daniel Buren Jean-Francois Lyotard

Published by Edition Patricia Schwarz / Galerie Kubinski, Stuttgart, 1987, 84 pages (b/w ill.), 13.6 × 20 cm, German

Price: €10

*Please note this publication is secondhand and has some traces of previous ownership.

#1987 #danielburen #jeanfrancoislyotard
Les Couleurs: sculptures. Les Formes: peintures Daniel Buren

Published by The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax & Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 1981, 79 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 23.5 × 30 cm, French

Price: €19 (Out of stock)

Documents Daniel Buren’s projects Les Couleurs : Sculptures, 1975 and Les Formes : Peintures, 1977, both at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.

With contributions from Daniel Buren, Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, Jean-François Lyotard, and Jean-Hubert Martin. Cover design by Michael Asher & John Salmen.

You can see more on both bodies of work here and here.

*Please note this publication is secondhand and has some traces of previous ownership.

#1981 #benjaminh.d.buchloh #danielburen #jeanfrancoislyotard #michaelasher #novascotiacollegeofartanddesign
Vanaf Daniel Buren

Published by Rijksmuseum Kröller Muller, Otterlo, 1976, leporello, unpaginated (b/w ill.), 20.5 × 29.4 cm (unfolded 123 × 29.4 cm), French / Dutch

Price: €23 (Out of stock)

Produced as part of the three part exhibition Hier-vanaf-elders (Here-from-elsewhere) by Daniel Buren held concurrently over three different museums. Each museum was assigned a part of the overall title: hier in the Stedelijk Amsterdam, vanaf in the Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller and elders in the Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven. Buren created a geographical triangle that connected the museums. In each museum, he marked a point of the triangle in the exhibition space using the striped awning canvas that is so characteristic for him. and each museum was given its own colour.

#1976 #danielburen
Die Kassettenkataloge Des Städtischen Museums Mönchengladbach 1967 – 1978

Published by Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach & Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2021, 391 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 22 × 28 cm, German / English

Price: €44

For the first time, the 35 legendary box catalogues of Städtische Museum Mönchengladbach have been published as a book. Museum director Johannes Cladders developed the idea of catalogues in the form of a box with Joseph Beuys in 1967. Until 1978, Cladders worked closely with exhibiting artists to create such catalogues, which radically re-envisaged the traditional exhibition and museum publication. They embody the participatory approach of their time and instance a vision of a porous democratic work. Viewers are invited to actively participate in this artistic and institutional endeavour and engage both intellectually and physically. Researched by Susanne Rennert, designed by Petra Hollenbach, with photographs documenting all catalogues by Tobias Hohn & Stanton Taylor, and introductory essays by Susanne Rennert and Susanne Titz.

#2021 #blinkypalermo #bracodimitrijević #danielburen #hanshollein #janniskounellis #josephbeuys #marcelbroodthaers #museumabteiberg #panamarenko #pieromanzoni #richardlong #verlagderbuchhandlungwaltherkonig