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No, Not That One It’s Not A Chair

Published by Galerie 1900 2000, Paris, 2000, 75 pages, spiral-bound (colour & b/w ill.), 16.2 × 11 cm, French / English

Price: €12

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition No, Not That One It’s Not A Chair at Galerie 1900 2000, Paris, January 1, 2000.

Curated by Elein Fleiss and featuring John M. Armleder, Richard Artschwager, Alan Belcher, Guillaume Bill, Marie Bourget, Philippe Cazal, Bill Culbert, Nancy Dwyer, Rainer Ganahl, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Thomas Grünfeld, Edward Kienholz, Bertrand Lavier, Louise Lawler, Ken Lum, Cady Noland, Jean-Luc Vilmouth.

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

#2000 #bertrandlavier #cadynoland #dominiquegonzalezfoerster #edwardkienholz #eleinfleiss #johnarmleder #louiselawler #richardartschwager
May #20

Published by May Revue, Paris, 2021, 256 pages (b/w ill.), 17.5 × 24 cm, English / French

Price: €15

A note about Jack Smith – Michael Krebber; I will not interpret Jack Smith. I will not interpret Jack Smith. I will not interpret Jack… – Felix Bernstein; I Danced with a Penguin – Enzo Shalom; Broadway Central Narco Moon: Jack Smith and Illegality – Branden W. Joseph; Vile Days: The Village Voice Art Columns, 1985-1988 – Gary Indiana in conversation with Bruce Hainley and Sohrab Mohebbi; On the film Shake Down by Leilah Weinraub – Juliana Huxtable; On Nina Könnemann at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin – Megan Francis Sullivan; On Louise Lawler at 80WSE Gallery (NYU), New York – Nick Irvin; On Claire Fontaine at Reena Spaulings, Los Angeles – Anita Chari; On Afuma (Stefan Tcherepnin & Taketo Shimada) at H0L0, Ridgewood – Keith Connolly; On Park McArthur at MoMA, New York – Noah Barker; On the film Vital Behaviors by Ken Okiishi – Felix Bernstein; Garde-montée – Jeanne Graff; Last Summer (Hong Kong SAR) – Sony Devabhaktuni; A Cowboy Narrative – Bernadette Van-Huy; Visual Insert – Jack Smith, 35 mm color slides, I Danced with a Penguin, c. 1983.

#2021 #brandenwjoseph #brucehainley #clairefontaine #jacksmith #julianahuxtable #kenokiishi #louiselawler #meganfrancissullivan #michaelkrebber #noahbarker
The Tremaine Pictures – 1984-2007 Louise Lawler

Published by JRP Ringier, Zurich, 2007, 108 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 24.5 × 24.5 cm, English

Price: €19

Louise Lawler focuses her camera on high art and its spaces, from the rarefied white cube to the windowless storeroom, from the collector’s luxurious bedroom to the featureless boardroom. Part institutional critique, part social commentary and part wandering gaze, Lawler’s glossy photographs redirect the viewer’s attention from the artworks to their environs, exposing a set of supple relationships surrounding the presentation and marketing of art and its role in conferring and reflecting power.

In 1984, Lawler was granted access to the homes of visionary collectors Burton and Emily Tremaine, and she has since tracked the works she photographed there as they have wended their way through museums and auction houses, this publication gathers almost all the Tremaine Pictures produced between 1984 and 2007.

#2007 #jrpringier #louiselawler #photography
Pictures of the Real World (In Real Time)

Published by Le Consortium, Dijon, 1994, 72 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 23 × 27 cm, English / French / German

Price: €12 (Out of stock)

Produced on the occasion of the exhibitions Pictures of the Real World (In Real Time) curated by Robert Nickas at The Consortium, Dijon / Paula Cooper Gallery, New York / Le Capitou, Fréjus / Städtische Galerie, Göppigen / Galleria Massimo de Carlo, Milano, presenting On Kawara’s Date paintings in relation to various contemporary photographs.

Featuring the following artists; Dan Graham, Diane Arbus, Garry Winogrand, Douglas Huebler, Lee Friedlander, Larry Clark, William Eggleston, Nan Goldin, Peter Hujar, Jan Groover, Peter Campus, James Welling, Cindy Sherman, Sherrie Levine, Richard Prince, Barbara Bloom, Louise Lawler, Sam Samore, John Coplans, Barbara Ess, Andres Serrano, David Robbins, Jeanne Dunning, Zoe Leonard, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Philip-Lorca Di Corcia, Charles Ray, Robert Barry, Danny Lyon.

#1994 #barbarabloom #charlesray #dangraham #douglashuebler #felixgonzalez-torres #jangroover #louiselawler #onkawara #photography #robertnickas #sherrielevine #zoeleonard
Other Mechanisms

Published by Revolver Publishing, Berlin, 2018, 144 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 22 × 21 cm, English

Price: €36 (Temporarily out of stock)

In his catalogue essay, curator Anthony Huberman explains that the works in this exhibition ‘reflect on what it could mean to contest the regime of the machine’. That is, they question the worship of usefulness in modern scientific civilisation, which is refused or even ridiculed by each piece on show. It’s a strong concept, and potentially extends to how the works are placed in the labyrinthine space of the Secession. If the point is to produce friction, then the disorganisation of Other Mechanisms – the inability of its parts to add up to a coherent whole – is a paradoxical form of success.

Concept: Anthony Huberman

Texts: Jennifer Alexander, Franco Berardi, Benjamin H. Bratton, Gilles Châtelet, Gilles Deleuze, Keller Easterling, Vilém Flusser, Sigfried Gideon, Martin Heidegger, Anthony Huberman, K.G. Hultén, Maurizio Lazzarato, Pamela Lee, Les Levine, Jean-François Lyotard, Robert King Merton, Meredith Meredith, Lewis Mumford, Gerald Raunig, Nishant Shah, Robert Snowden, Joseph Vogl

Images: Zarouhie Abdalian, Lutz Bacher, Nairy Baghramian, Eva Barto, Patricia L. Boyd, Nina Canell & Robin Watkins, Jay DeFeo, Trisha Donnelly, Harun Farocki, Howard Fried, Jacob Kassay, Garry Neill Kennedy, Frederick Kiesler, Pope.L, Louise Lawler, Sam Lewitt, Park McArthur, Jean-Luc Moulène, Cameron Rowland, Sturtevant, Danh Vo

#2018 #anthonyhuberman #cameronrowland #danhvo #evabarto #francobifoberardi #garryneillkennedy #gillesdeleuze #harunfarocki #jaydefeo #jeanlucmoulène #kellereasterling #louiselawler #lutzbacher #mauriziolazzarato #nairybaghramian #ninacanell #parkmcarthur #patricialboyd #robertsnowden #samlewitt #sturtevant #trishadonnelly #williampopel #zarouhieabdalian
Shandyismus, Autorschaft als Genre Helmut Draxler

Published by Secession, Vienna and Merz Akadamie, Stuttgart, 2007, 332 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 30 cm, German / English

Price: €18

Published on the occasion of the exhibition Shandyismus, Autorschaft als Genre at Secession Vienna, February 22 – April 15, 2007. Curated by Helmut Draxler

Monika Baer, Georg Baselitz, Bernadette Corporation, Max Bill, Marcel Broodthaers, Marcel Duchamp, Jack Goldstein, Gareth James, Sergej Jensen, Chuck Jones, David Jourdan, Jutta Koether, Louise Lawler, Olia Lialina und Dragan Espenschied, Robert Frank, Martin Kippenberger, Michael Krebber, Christian Philipp Müller, Michael Schuster, Josef Strau, Franz West sowie , Diedrich Diederichsen, Michael Dreyer, Clemens Krümmel, Franz Reitinger, Drehli Robnik, André Rottmann, Astrit Schmidt-Burkhardt, Tanja Widmann

The exhibition Shandyismus. Autorschaft als Genre refers to Laurence Sterne’s novel The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman from the 18th century. It will focus on Shandyism as a phenomenon or position, reflecting the diversity of points of contact with the media. A number of existing art works will be shown that express the methodological idiom of Shandyism. At the same time, artists have been invited to develop a “Shandyesque intervention” for the exhibition.

Texts: Diedrich Diederichsen, Helmut Draxler, Michael Dreyer, Clemens Krümmel, Shaun Regan, Franz Reitinger, Drehli Robnik, André Rottmann, Astrit Schmidt-Burkhardt, Peter de Voogd, Tanja Widmann

#2007 #andrérottmann #christianphilippmüller #diedrichdiederichsen #helmutdraxler #josefstrau #juttakoether #louiselawler #marcelbroodthaers #martinkippenberger #maxbill #michaeldreyer #michaelkrebber #monikabaer #secession