Se souvenir et témoigner Thea Djordjadze

Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2022, 160 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 18 × 25.5 cm, English / French

Price: €28

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Thea Djordjadze: Se souvenir et témoigner at MAMC+, Saint-Priest-en-Jarez, 5 Feb – 15 May 2022.The publication unveils materials, archives and writings from the artist in the first part, while the second combines exhibition views from the Gropius Bau in Berlin and the Musée d’art moderne et contemporain de Saint-Étienne to apprehend her sense of installation and composition in two opposite spaces. An interview with the artist by MAMC+ director Aurélie Voltz and an essay by the art historian Thomas Boutoux.

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Ways of Attaching Rosemary Mayer

Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2023, 288 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 22.5 × 28 cm, English / German

Price: €30

Produced on the occasion of the touring exhibition Ways of Attaching, the first institutional survey exhibition of American artist Rosemary Mayer at Swiss Institute, New York; Ludwig Forum, Aachen; Lenbachhaus, Munich and Spike Island, Bristol over 2021-2023.

Ways of Attaching provides an overview of the artist’s work, moving from early conceptual experiments of the late 1960s through to textile sculptures and drawings made in the early 1970s, before focusing on propositional and durational performances and temporary monuments made from 1977 to 1982.

Edited by Eva Birkenstock, Laura McLean-Ferris, Robert Leckie, Stephanie Weber.

You can see a conversation between Nick Mauss and Kathy Halbreich on Mayer’s work here.

#2023 #evabirkenstock #lauramcleanferris #rosemarymayer #verlagderbuchhandlungwaltherkonig
Poems (LP) Jimmie Durham

Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2022, vinyl record with 12 page booklet (b/w ill.), 31.3 × 31 cm, English

Price: €45

Recorded documentation of a reading that took place in Berlin in April 2021. Jimmie Durham reads from his books Columbus Day 1983, Poems That Do Not Go Together 2012, and Particle / Word Theory 2020, as well as other, unpublished poems. The record includes an accompanying booklet with drawings by Jimmie Durham and a text by the poet Ammiel Alcalay, who locates Durham’s poetry in American literature.

Jimmie Durham was an artist, poet, essayist and political activist. In 2019 he was awarded the Golden Lion for his life’s work at the Venice Biennale.

#2022 #jimmiedurham #lprecord #poetry #verlagderbuchhandlungwaltherkonig
Excess of Architecture Aldo & Hannie van Eyck

Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2022, 160 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 16 × 24 cm, English

Price: €39

Aldo and Hannie van Eyck met as students of architecture and married in 1942, and worked together closely on most projetcs, interrupted only for a few years in the late 1970s. This book, part of the Everything series by Kersten Geers, presents 24 of their buildings in drawings (site, plans, sections and elevations) by students of the Academy of Architecture USI, Mendriso, as well as numerous photographs by Bas Princen. The presented buildings do not only include their canonized art brut architecture, but also their lesser known late work.

Designed by Joris Kritis.

#2022 #aldoandhannievaneyck #architecture #basprincen #joriskritis #verlagderbuchhandlungwaltherkonig
Malicious Mischiefs Martin Wong

Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2022, 352 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21.5 × 28 cm, English

Price: €45

Martin Wong is recognized for his depictions of social, sexual, and political scenographies from the American 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. Poetically weaving together narratives of queer existence, marginal communities, and urban gentrification, Wong stands out as an important countercultural voice at odds with the art establishment’s reactionary discourse at the time. Heavily influenced by the artist’s immediate surroundings, Wong’s practice merges the visual languages of Chinese iconography, urban poetry, graffiti, carceral aesthetics, and sign language. His work offers a valuable insight into decisive periods of recent American history.

Edited by Krist Gruijthuijsen & Agustín Pérez Rubio. With contributions from Marci Kwon, Sofie Krogh Christensen, Agustín Pérez Rubio, David J. Getsy, Julie Ault, Heinz Peter Knes & Danh Vo.

#2022 #danhvo #heinzpeterknes #julieault #kristgruijthuijsen #martinwong #verlagderbuchhandlungwaltherkonig
Get Rid of Meaning Kathy Acker

Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2022, 400 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 27.4 × 33.5 cm, English

Price: €28

American author Kathy Acker was one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. Working through an experimental and avant-garde tradition, she wrote numerous novels, essays, poems, and novellas from the early 1970s to the late 1990s. As a postmodernist, plagiarist, and post-punk feminist, she continues to inspire generations of writers, philosophers, and artists. Get Rid of Meaning is the first comprehensive publication on Acker’s work from an artistic and literary perspective. It includes previously unpublished material from Acker’s personal archive and other collections. The publication is the compilation of a multipart research project including an exhibition and a symposium at Badischer Kunstverein in Karlsruhe.

With contributions from: Kathy Acker, Eleanor Antin, Dodie Bellamy, Hanjo Berressem, Ruth Buchanan, William S. Burroughs, Anja Casser, Georgina Colby, Leslie Dick, Claire Finch, Johnny Golding, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Anja Kirschner, Chris Kraus, Sylvère Lotringer, Douglas A. Martin, Jason McBride, Karolin Meunier & Kerstin Stakemeier, Avital Ronell, Carolee Schneemann, Daniel Schulz, Matias Viegener & McKenzie Wark.

#2022 #caroleeschneemann #chriskraus #dodiebellamy #eleanorantin #kathyacker #lynnhershmanleeson #mckenziewark #ruthbuchanan #sylverelotringer #verlagderbuchhandlungwaltherkonig #willholder #williamsburroughs