My sweet little lamb (Everything we see could also be otherwise) – Dedicated to Mladen Stilinović Mladen Stilinović

Published by Sternberg Press, London, 2023, 456 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 28 cm, English

Price: €29

My sweet little lamb (Everything we see could also be otherwise) is a series of exhibition episodes based on the Kontakt Collection and dedicated to the artist Mladen Stilinović, unfolded in Zagreb and London in 2016–2017. This publication, conceived as a “post-episode” of the project, presents extensive visual documentation of the exhibitions alongside newly commissioned texts by theorists and writers Branislav Dimitrijević, Miguel A. López, Oxana Timofeeva, and Marina Vishmidt. Drawing on the legacy of the Eastern European neo-avantgarde and the work of Stilinović in particular, these contributions grapple with urgent questions about the value of art and exhibition making. Including the work of Mária Bartuszová, Stano Filko, Tina Gverović, Katalin Ladik, Sanja Iveković, Běla Kolářová, Július Koller, Edward Krasiński, Dóra Maurer, Goran Trbuljak, KwieKulik, Ivan Kožarić, Vlado Martek, Mangelos, Heimrad Bäcker, Stephen Willats.

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Artwork as Institution Stephen Willats

Published by Brand-New-Life, Zürich, 2019, 72 pages (b/w ill.), 26 × 21 cm, English

Price: €25

For the first time, this publication brings together the Mosaic works by the British artist Stephen Willats, which were created in Great Britain and Finland in the 1990s. In these works, Willats uses the medium of the book to enter into an exchange with people and to create a space in neighbourhoods, museums, and bookstores where social bonds can be established. It is a collaborative process through which Willats redefines the web of relationships between artist, artwork, audience and society; a process of instituting in which the artwork becomes its own institution.

With contributions by Jamie Allen, Bernhard Garnicnig, Elsa Himmer, Lucie Kolb and Stephen Willats. Designed by Sabo Day.

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The Artist as an Instigator of Changes in Social Cognition and Behaviour Stephen Willats

Published by Occasional Papers, London, 2010, 96 pages (b/w ill.), 13 × 21 cm, English

Price: €24

This is the first re-issue of Stephen Willats’ major text The Artist as an Instigator of Changes in Social Cognition and Behaviour since its original publication in 1973. Willats wrote The Artist as an Instigator while he ran the Centre for Behavioural Art, a cross-disciplinary research and discussion platform he established at Gallery House, London, in 1972–73. Long out of print, and as relevant today as it was in the early 1970s, the essay includes rigorous analyses of social forms of artistic production and descriptions of a number of projects by Willats. Along with the original text, this edition features archival images and a specially written introduction by the artist.

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Human Right Stephen Willats

Published by Victoria Miro, London, 2017, 88 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 17 × 24 cm, English

Price: €17

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Stephen Willats: HUMAN RIGHT, 4 March – 4 June 2017, Middlesborough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesborough.

Two decades ago Willats collaborated with the Middlesbrough Art Gallery on a project involving several organisations in the town, from the library to the mosque. For this exhibition he returned to Middlesbrough to work with local community developers on a new project.This publication is co-published by Victoria Miro and Middlesborough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA).

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Representing the Possible Stephen Willats

Published by Victoria Miro, London, 2014, 32 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 14.8 × 21 cm, English

Price: €12

Stephen Willats has made work examining the function and meaning of art in society since the 1960s. His work has involved interdisciplinary processes and theory from sociology, systems analysis, cybernetics, semiotics and philosophy. This manifests in wall installations, project works, films & computer simulations, drawings & diagrams, bookworks and texts.

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Representing the Possible at Victoria Miro, London, in spring 2014. Representing the Possible brings together previously unseen works on paper from the 1960s and the present day in a specially conceived installation. Comprising four large-scale site-specific wall drawings, the installation transformed the gallery’s architecture into an immersive drawn environment with 37 individual works on their surfaces.

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Fifteen Feet by Eight Feet. And There Are Two of us in Here, May-June/September 1980 Stephen Willats

Published by Deutscher Kunstverlag, Berlin, 2019, 168 pages, 13 × 20 cm, English

Price: €12

Fifteen Feet by Eight Feet, And There are Two of Us in Here is dedicated to the daily work of an editor. Along with three other professional portraits, this piece belongs to a group of works that were exhibited at the Lisson Gallery in London in 1980, but have never again been considered in their entirety. Eva Schmidt is the first to reunite these works, taking into account archival materials and the publication of detailed conversations between the artist and the parties involved: It’s a piece of “mental history” at the beginning of Margaret Thatcher’s term in office and the neoliberalization associated with it in Great Britain.

More information on the work can be found here.

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