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.

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Pain Mladen Stilinović

Published by Muzej suvremene umjetnosti, Zagreb, 2003, 159 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 16 × 23 cm, English

Price: €38

The artistic practice of Mladen Stilinović, one of the founders and the liveliest protagonists of conceptual art in Croatia and the region, may be presented by using the key words, i.e. words that introduce the core problem and the procedures that the artist uses: language, ideology, manipulation, appropriation, correction, irony, installation, de-contextualization, exploitation, repetition, tautology. In Stilinović’s well-known Dictionary – Pain (2000-2003) have been crossed out white and changed into one and the same word of unique meaning – pain – in a potential “imperatival dictionary” some words could easily change places and the structure without the change of meaning.

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Bijela odsutnost 1991-1996 Mladen Stilinović

Published by Galerija Josip Račić, Zagreb, 1997, 14 pages (b/w ill.), 21 × 29 cm, Croatian

Price: €28 (Out of stock)

Produced on the occasion of Mladen Stilinović’s exhibition Bijela odsutnost 1991-1996 at Galerija Josip Račić, Zagreb.

Mladen Stilinović was an artist who frequently employed everyday materials in his work, bringing into focus the interconnection of politics, language, artistic production, and daily life. From 1975–79 he was a member of Zagreb’s Group of Six Artists. His work included drawings, collages, photographs, artist books, paintings, installations, actions, films, and video.

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Geometrija vremena – Kolaži 1993-1977 Mladen Stilinović

Published by Centar z akulturu i obrazovanje, Zagreb, 1993, 4 pages (b/w ill.), 16.5 × 23.5 cm, Croation

Price: €35

Produced on the occasion of Mladen Stilinović’s exhibition Geometrija vremena – Kolaži 1993-1977 (Geometry of time – Collages 1993-1977) at Centar z akulturu i obrazovanje, Zagreb, 1993.

Mladen Stilinović frequently employed everyday materials in his work, bringing into focus the interconnection of politics, language, artistic production, and daily life. From 1975–79 he was a member of Zagreb’s Group of Six Artists. His work included drawings, collages, photographs, artist books, paintings, installations, actions, films, and video.

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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
Artist Books Mladen Stilinović

Published by Vanabbemuseum, Eindhoven, 2007, 143 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 16.5 × 23.5 cm, English

Price: €22

The early work of Mladen Stilinović was marked by his involvment in poetry and experimental film. His interest soon evolved in the relationship between visual symbols and words, leading to the creation of a series of collages, hundreds of artist’s books, paintings, installations, and videos. Stilinovic’s artwork is characterized by the use of everyday materials, simplicity, social criticism and questioning the role of art.

With an introductory text by by Branka Stipančić. You can see Stilinović interviewed about his artists books here.

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