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TENSE (Second edition) Lucy Lippard & Jerry Kearns

Published by Kunstverein, Amsterdam, 2022, unpaginated (b/w ill.), 13 × 20 cm, English

Price: €10

Tense is a never-realised title, originally intended for the Top Stories series. It was created by Lucy Lippard and Jerry Kearns in the early 1980s but published only now by Kunstverein Publishing, Amsterdam. The original edition was printed to accompany the exhibition Top Stories which focused on the publishing work of Anne Turyn at Kunstverein, Amsterdam, April 2 – June 26, 2021.

#2022 #anneturyn #kunstvereinamsterdam #kunstvereinpublishing #lucylippard #topstories
In the current of the situation Ioanna Gerakidi and Danae Io

Published by Kunstverein, Amsterdam, 2018, foldout pamphlet, 10.5 × 14.8 cm, English / Greek

Price: €3

Produced on the occasion of the performance Danae Io and Ioanna Gerakidi performing In The Current Of The Situation at Kunstverein, Amsterdam, June 7, 2018, a composition of oral stories and eroto-historiographies tracing the mnemonic representations of unrequited sentiments of eros, love, lust and desire.

Designed by Claes Storm.

You can find more on the event here.

#2018 #danaeio #ephemera #ioannagerakidi #kunstvereinamsterdam
Tense Lucy Lippard & Jerry Kearns

Published by Kunstverein, Amsterdam, 2021, unpaginated (b/w ill.), 13 × 20 cm, English

Price: €10 (Out of stock)

Tense is a never-realised title, originally intended for the Top Stories series. It was created by Lucy Lippard and Jerry Kearns in the early 1980s but published only now by Kunstverein Publishing, Amsterdam. This limited number of 250 copies was printed to accompany the exhibition Top Stories which focused on the publishing work of Anne Turyn at Kunstverein, Amsterdam, April 2 – June 26, 2021.

#2021 #anneturyn #kunstvereinamsterdam #kunstvereinpublishing #lucylippard #topstories
Ginger&Piss #5: Audience

Published by Kunstverein Publishing, Amsterdam, 2020, 20 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 19 × 20 cm, English

Price: €15

Kunstverein’s in-house magazine is a cross between an academic journal and a darts club newsletter. Each issue contains a limited amount of contributions that vary in length according to the subject matter at hand. The remit of ‘Ginger&Piss’​ is simple: to provide a platform for candid critique but at the same time allow the author to stay hidden. Therefore, each contributor writes under a pseudonym. This issue takes the topic of ‘audience’ as its starting point and seeks to serve two aims: on the one hand it provides unfabricated answers to questions about who Kunstverein’s audience really is (or is not, yet!) via an online survey developed by the editors, Reinier Klok and Isabelle Sully, and on the other it attempts to bring to the surface the many factors that can complicate statistical reasoning in the first place.

#2020 #ginger&piss #isabellesully #kunstvereinamsterdam #kunstvereinpublishing #marchollenstein #reinierklok
GINGER&PISS #5: AUDIENCE – Launch token

Published by Kunstverein, Amsterdam, 2020, card, 5 × 7 cm, English

Price: €1

Produced on the occasion of the launch of the Ginger&Piss #5: Audience.

Kunstverein’s in-house magazine is a cross between an academic journal and a darts club newsletter. Each issue contains a limited amount of contributions that vary in length according to the subject matter at hand. The remit of ‘Ginger&Piss’​ is simple: to provide a platform for candid critique but at the same time allow the author to stay hidden. Therefore, each contributor writes under a pseudonym.

#2020 #ephemera #ginger&piss #isabellesully #kunstvereinamsterdam #marchollenstein #reinierklok
Better Read Than Dead Seth Siegelaub

Published by Walther König, Köln & Stichting Egress Foundation, Amsterdam, 2020, 384 pages (b/w ill.), 19 × 27.5 cm, English

Price: €30

Ed. Marja Bloem, Krist Gruijthuijsen, Lauren van Haaften-Schick, Sara Martinetti & Jo Melvin.

Better Read Than Dead was the title Seth Siegelaub had chosen for an anthology of his own writing – one of the projects for which he never found the time, busy as he was running his global one-man operation. The selected writings, interviews, extended bibliography and chronology in this source book fill historical gaps in the sprawling network of exhibitions, publications, projects, and collections that constitute Siegelaub’s life’s work. “Siegelaubian paperwork” comprises Siegelaub’s writings, which are reproduced as scans in order to convey the variety of the documents and to give a sense of archival immersion.

#2020 #kunstvereinamsterdam #sethsiegelaub