Writings 1973–1983 on Works 1969–1979 Michael Asher

Published by Primary Information, New York, 2021, 240 pages (b/w ill.), 22 × 30.5 cm, English

Price: €35

Writings 1973–1983 on Works 1969–1979 is an essential document of a decade of formative work by Michael Asher. Originally published in 1983, the book presents 33 works through the artist’s writings, photographic documentation, architectural floor plans, exhibition announcements, and other ephemera.

Initiated by Kasper König, Writings 1973-1983 on Works 1969-1979 was originally co-published by the Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and was largely shaped by Asher’s close collaboration with art historian Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, who succeeded König as editor of the press.

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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.

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Kunst Aus Los Angeles Der 60er Bis 90er Jahre

Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2007, 48 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21.5 × 27 cm, English / German

Price: €21

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Kunst Aus Los Angeles Der 60Er Bis 90Er Jahre at the Kunstverein Braunschweig, December 2, 2006 – February 18, 2007 , which concentrated on artistic positions from the Sixties to the Nineties and on works which explore conceptual approaches (Bas Jan Ader, Michael Asher, John Baldessari, Chris Burden, Douglas Huebler, Larry Johnson, William Leavitt, Bruce Nauman, Maria Nordman, Stephen Prina, Allen Ruppersberg, Ed Ruscha, Christopher Williams) as well as on Mike Kelley, Paul McCarthy and Raymond Pettibon’s more recent Pop-Art-based assemblages which expose everyday myths, prejudices, and tenets of belief as lies that serve to perpetuate social oppression.

Designed by Yvonne Quirmbach.

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Renovation = Expulsion Michael Asher

Published by Le Nouveau Musée, Villeurbanne, 1991, 208 pages (b/w ill.), 17 × 24 cm, French / English

Price: €34 (Temporarily out of stock)

Produced on the occasion of Michael Asher’s exhibition proposal for Le Nouveau Musée, Villeurbanne, a collaboration between the artist and various public housing organisations in Lyon, France.

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Michael Asher

Published by Le Consortium, Dijon, 1992, 96 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 23 × 27 cm, English / French

Price: €23

Produced on the occassion of Michael Asher’s exhibition at Le Consortium Dijon, 7 June – 27 July 1991.

The work on show in Dijon depicted the heating systems in the basements of sixteen of the well-known architectural landmarks in a city famous for its tourism. On the walls of the exhibition space Asher exactly reproduced the schematic engineering diagrams of interior axial cuts for the heaters belonging to each of the buildings chosen. Painted in black at the same height as the actual heaters, the diagrams, on a purely formal level, presented eccentric shapes and seemingly abstract designs while expressing vigilant precision and regulated linearity.

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Reports from the Conceptual Paradise Stefan Römer

Published by Edition Metzel, Munich, 2007, 68 pages (b/w ill.), 13.8 × 19.7 cm, German / English

Price: €15

Produced following the film project Conceptual Paradise, for which Stefan Römer conducted numerous interviews with internationally outstanding artists and art theorists for four years. With short texts by the artists interviewed in the film including; artists: Vito Acconci, Art & Language (Michael Baldwin, Mel Ramsden), Michael Asher, John Baldessari, Robert Barry, Hartmut Bitomsky, Mel Bochner, Gregg Bordowitz, Klaus vom Bruch, Daniel Buren, Victor Burgin, Luis Camnitzer, Jan Dibbets, Mark Dion, Sam Durant, Valie EXPORT, Stano Filko, Andrea Fraser, Liam Gillick, Dan Graham, Renée Green, Shilpa Gupta, Hans Haacke, Július Koller, Jiří Kovanda, Joseph Kosuth, Sonia Khurana, David Lamelas, Sol LeWitt, Thomas Locher, Marcel Odenbach, Yoko Ono, John Miller, Christian Philipp Muller, Adrian Piper, Yvonne Rainer, Allen Ruppersberg, Ed Ruscha, Martha Rosler, Allan Sekula, Peter Weibel, Lawrence Weiner, Stephen Willats, Heimo Zobernig and curators/theorists: Alexander Alberro, Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, Sabeth Buchmann, Charles Harrison (Art & Language), Geeta Kapoor, Geert Lovink, Seth Siegelaub, Gregor Stemmrich.

A trailer for the film can be seen here.

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