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.

#1980 #2018 #deappel #doramaurer #jirikovanda #juliuskoller #kwiekulik #mladenstilinović #nelldonkers #romapublications #sanjaiveković
Beyond the Great Divide – Essays on European avant gardes from East to West Tomáš Štrauss

Published by les presses du réel, Dijon, 2020, 192 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 17 × 23 cm, English

Price: €20

This new publication, the third in the ongoing series of aica press / Les presses du réel’s publications, Art Critics of The World, is the first English-language anthology of writings by the Slovak critic, Tomáš Štrauss.

Tomáš Štrauss (Budapest, 1931 – Bratislava, 2013) was a key theoretician of the post-war neo-avant-gardes in “socialist” Central and Eastern Europe. “A critical reading of his texts unavoidably demands that we situate them in the context of that theory that began to establish itself in the second half of the 1990s, and whose chief younger proponents included Boris Groys, Igor Zabel, Piotr Piotrowski and Edit András” (Daniel Grúň).

#2020 #juliuskoller #lespressesdureel #stanofilko #tomasstrauss
Kontakt

Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2017, 428 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 23 × 30 cm, English

Price: €30

Kontakt is the first publication to provide an overview of the eponymous art collection that was founded in 2004 by Erste Group and ERSTE Foundation. This collection, which now consists of over 600 individual works with an emphasis on Eastern, Southeastern, and Central Europe, is portrayed via an array of diverse, mutually complementary approaches.

Featuring artists such as Maria Bartuszová, Maja Bajević, Anna Daučíková, VALIE EXPORT, Bela Kolářová, Jiří Kovanda, Daniel Knorr, Edward Krasiński, Stano Filko, Mladen Stilinović, Július Koller, Sanja Iveković, Katalin Ladik, Ivan Kožarić.

#2017 #annadaučíková #bělakolářová #danielknorr #edwardkrasinski #ivankozaric #jirikovanda #juliuskoller #katalinladik #kontaktcollection #majabajevic #mariabartuszova #mladenstilinović #sanjaiveković #stanofilko #valieexport #verlagderbuchhandlungwaltherkonig
Draft Score For an Exhibition Pierre Bal-Blanc

Published by Nero, Rome, 2014, 76 pages (b/w ill.), 12 × 21 cm, English / France

Price: €10

A book that documents an oral presentation given by Pierre Bal-Blanc to a jury of professionals, as part of his application to curate the 7th Berlin Biennale. Devised as an exhibition in several acts, the session adheres to the rules of a score performed by its author or by a third party. With scores by Július Koller, Marie Cool Fabio Balducci, La Monte Young, George Brecht, Cornelius Cardew, Lawrence Weiner, Roman Ondák and others.

Designed by Vier 5.

#2014 #corneliuscardew #georgebrecht #juliuskoller #lamonteyoung #mariecoolfabiobalducci #pierrebalblanc #romanondak #vier5
Univerzálne Futurologické Operácie Július Koller

Published by Walther König, Köln, 2003, 247 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 17 × 24.5 cm, English / German / Slovak

Price: €30

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Univerzálne Futurologické Operácie at Kölnischer Kunstverein 19. July – 21 September, 2003.

Július Koller (1939–2007) was one of the most important Eastern European artists working since the 1960s. From the mid-1960s he designed Antihappenings and Antipictures, creating a playfully ironic oeuvre that combined a Dadaist spirit with radical-skeptical stance. Koller painted object-images in white latex and pictures of question marks that became the universal symbol of his critical view of everyday life and reality. Koller saw tennis and table tennis as participatory art forms and here too he combined sport with political statement by demanding that the rules of the game and fair play be adhered to—as the basis of all social action. After the Prague Spring was put down, Koller began his U.F.O.naut series that challenged reality with “cultural situations” and utopias of a new, cosmohumanistic culture and future.

More on Július Koller can be found here.

#2003 #juliuskoller #kölnischerkunstverein
J+K! Július Koller & Květa Fulierová

Published by Sputnik Editions, Bratislava, 2014, 120 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 16.5 × 23 cm, English / Slovak

Price: €14

The everyday as an artistic act: a look back at the artistic and romantic relationship between Július Koller and Květa Fulierová through a series of personal belongings and documents (artist’s book).

Edited by Petra Feriancová.

#2014 #juliuskoller #kvetafulierova #sputnikeditions