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Volume A Rhoades Referenz Jason Rhoades

Published by Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nürnberg; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven and Oktagon Verlag, Köln, 1998, 168 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 18 × 24 cm, English

Price: €85

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Jason Rhoades: The Purple Penis and the Venus at Kunsthalle Nürnberg and the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, in 1998.

Jason Rhoades (1965 – 2006) is known for monumental, room-filling installations. These idiosyncratic sculptures incorporate a wide range of objects including products of mass culture combined with hand-made items and biographical references.

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

#1998 #jasonrhoades #vanabbemuseum
Robert Barry

Published by Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 1977, 8 pages, 21 × 27 cm, English / Dutch

Price: €20 (Out of stock)

With texts by Jan Debbaut and Rudi H. Fuchs. Designed by Walter Nikkels.

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

#1977 #robertbarry #rudifuchs #vanabbemuseum #walternikkels
Piero Gilardi

Published by JRP Editions, Geneva, 2012, 192 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 20 × 25 cm, English / French / Italian

Price: €39

The first comprehensive monograph on the pioneer of Arte Povera, inventor of a “relational aesthetics” in the 1960s, political activist, and advocate of an ecologically concerned undertaking in the visual arts.

Piero Gilardi (born 1942 in Torino) is a pioneer of Arte Povera and a proud advocate of an ecological-concerned undertaking in visual arts. He is a peripatetic artist who gathered information about experimental art and creators in the 1960s, promoting the work of Richard Long or Jan Dibbets, and introducing Bruce Nauman or Eva Hesse into Europe. He is also a political activist who marched with FIAT workers in the 1970s, and who founded, in the 2000s the Living Art Park, commissioning earthworks to contemporary artists such as Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster or Lara Almarcegui.

#2012 #artepovera #jrpringier #pierogilardi #vanabbemuseum
René Daniëls

Published by Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 1978, 12 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 20.9 × 26.9 cm, Dutch

Price: €28

Produced on the occasion of René Daniëls’ 1978 exhibition at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven.
With a text by Jaap Bremer. Designed by Walter Nikkels.

#1978 #renedaniels #vanabbemuseum #walternikkels
Aktiengesellschaft Maria Eichhorn

Published by Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 2007, 303 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 22.3 × 27.5 cm, German / English / Dutch

Price: €30

Maria Eichhorn Aktiengesellschaft began its life in December 2002, as both a corporation and a work of art. Upon an invitation to participate in Documenta 11, Maria Eichhorn founded an Aktiengesellschaft, or public limited company. As is typical of such entities, the newly created firm was in her own name. It held a 50,000 euros portion of Documenta’s exhibition budget—divided into 50,000 shares of a euro apiece—meeting the minimum requirement of subscribed capital for an Aktiengesellschaft.

Maria Eichhorn Aktiengesellschaft mimetically uses the structure of the corporation against itself. The artist remains its sole managing board member and initial shareholder; she transferred all shares of the company to itself, to be held in perpetuity. The corporation belongs to itself, or, in Eichhorn’s words, “it ultimately belongs to no one,” and “the concept of property disappears in this case.”

More information can be found on the work here.

#2007 #mariaeichhorn #vanabbemuseum
Discordance / Cohérence Daniel Buren

Published by Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 1976, 80 pages (b/w ill.), 21 × 27 cm, English / French

Price: €22 (Out of stock)

“A book by (Un livre de) R.H. Fuchs with the collaboration of (avec la collaboration de) Daniel Buren and with contributions by (avec des contributions de) André Bompard, B.H.D. Buchloh, Douglas Crimp, René Denizot.

All descriptions (photographs+texts+diagrams) here included correspond with works selected by Rudi Fuchs. This selection represents approximately seven percent of the work executed since 1965. Most descriptions are being done here for the first time. All descriptions have been written (or rewritten) especially for this book”

Designed by Walter Nikkels

#1976 #benjaminh.d.buchloh #danielburen #douglascrimp #vanabbemuseum #walternikkels