RINO Manfred Pernice / Martin Städeli

Published by Revolver Publishing, Berlin, 2013, 72 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 20.5 × 22.5 cm, German / English

Price: €18

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition RINO at Mai 36, Zurich. The exhibition and the catalogue present a collaboration between Manfred Pernice and Martin Städeli and deal with Marino Marini and the Marino Marini Museum in Florence.

#2013 #manfredpernice #revolverpublishing #sculpture
Breath Holding Spell Nairy Baghramian

Published by Revolver Publishing, Berlin, 2021, 16 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 30.4 × 30.4 cm, English

Price: €30

On the levels of both form and content, Breath Holding Spell unmistakably harks back to Bruce Nauman’s 1970 artist’s book LA AIR, whose eight monochrome pages present photographs of the atmosphere, illustrating the widely varying hues of the air over L.A.

It inspired this artist’s book by Nairy Baghramian, which features variations on a single photographic motif: no more than a cropped detail of a tightly packed standing crowd of people is visible in Tight Sluice. Monochrome pages that reprise the colors of their attire appear in rhythmical alternation with the pictures.

The artist has autographed the books on the back cover, again quoting Nauman, though his signature was a printed facsimile.

#2021 #brucenauman #nairybaghramian #revolverpublishing #secession
323 B. Ingrid Olson

Published by Revolver Publishing, Berlin, 2022, 328 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 16 × 16 cm, English

Price: €27

This book features 323 photographic images by B. Ingrid Olson, all taken in 2021. Near sunset, the artist often constructs provisional sculptural arrangements of raw materials, found objects, remnants of her other works, and studio detritus. Carefully stacked or precariously balanced, each temporary assemblage is documented in the evening, when the cast light creates long shadows, accentuating the shapes and textures at hand. The formations are adjusted across multiple images, creating varied sets of near repetitions that evidence Olson’s quick decisions, minor adjustments and the movement of light and shadow at the end of each day.

#2022 #bingridolson #photography #revolverpublishing
You – Works and Writings 1964-1976 Ketty La Rocca

Published by Revolver Publishing, Berlin, 2018, 224 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 23 × 30 cm, English

Price: €35

Initially, inspired by the experimental visual poetry of the mid-sixties, Ketty La Rocca critically investigated questions of communication in the age of mass media. She soon began addressing herself in her work as both an artist and a woman in a desire to find “another” language to express difference and the non-identical. She worked with collage, photography, video, text, drawing, and performance to develop a language of gestures and appropriated imagery of disempowerment. But her work was only granted the short time span of a decade’s production, during which she underwent a rapid artistic development with enormous energy and intelligence.

This book is the first international monograph on Ketty La Rocca’s works and writings. With texts by Emi Fontana, Pier Luigi Tazzi, Angelika Stepken and Ketty La Rocca

#2018 #concretepoetry #kettylarocca #revolverpublishing
Art of The Eighties and Seventies Michael Stevenson

Published by Revolver Publishing, Berlin, 2006, 96 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 24 × 32 cm, English / German

Price: €28

Produced on the occasion of Michael Stevenson’s 2006 exhibition, Art of the Eighties and Seventies at the Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, referencing both Hans Hollein’s postmodern design of the museum and the 1978 Tehran gallery exhibition ‘Gold Bricks’, on short display during the outbreak of the revolution – a sculptural work by Armenian artist Zadik Zadikian which disappeared without a trace through looting. This exhibition was the first and only show of a gallery that Toni Shafrazi, who later became successful in New York, opened in Tehran in 1978.

#2006 #michaelstevenson #museumabteiberg #revolverpublishing
Sequence Of Events #1 – 10 Fiona Connor

Published by Secession, Vienna & Revolver Publishing, Berlin, 2019, 20 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 25.5 × 10.5 cm, English

Price: €15

A text by Leslie Dick runs adjacent to 10 postcards featuring a Sequence of Events, a series of mostly permanent installations in homes. The project draws lines between public institutions, apartment galleries, private residences, owned homes, social housing, and rented apartments. A Sequence of Events questions the duration, visibility, and boundaries of a site, including that of an artist’s book.

#2019 #fionaconnor #revolverpublishing #secession