F.R. David Spring 2023 Zeros and Ones

Published by Uh Books, Brussels, 2023, 180 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 12 × 19 cm, English

Price: €11

F.R. David Spring 2023
Zeros and Ones

Published by Uh Books, Brussels, 2023, 180 pages plus card inserts (colour & b/w ill.), 12 × 19 cm, English
Price: €11

Riffing off the title, this volume includes an interview with Carolyn Lazard – an artist whose conceptual and often spare videos, sculptures, installations, and performances explore the full amplitude of relation – by Catherine Damman, plus a feature on New York-based contemporary artist Tishan Hsu, whose practice examines the “embodiment of technology”, and contributions by time-based media artist Silvia Kolbowski, for whom political resistance, the unconscious, and structures of spectatorship are a central concern of all her projects; choreographer and dancer Yvonne Rainer; and science fiction author Octavia Butler. Edited with Kathrin Bentele, Anna Gritz, and Ghislaine Leung. Including the work of Lutz Bacher, stanley brouwn, Jay Chung & Q Takeki Maeda, Hanne Darboven, Jef Geys, Tishan Hsu, Pope L., Louise Lawler, Carolyn Lazard, Ghislaine Leung, Lee Lozano, Henrik Olesen, Sarah Rapson, Margaret Raspé, Ketty La Rocca, Sturtevant, Martin Wong and Octavia E. Butler.

#2023 #annagritz #carolynlazard #ghislaineleung #hannedarboven #henrikolesen #jaychungandqtakekimaeda #jefgeys #kathrinbentele #kettylarocca #leelozano #louiselawler #lutzbacher #margaretraspe #martinwong #octaviaebutler #sarahrapson #stanleybrouwn #sturtevant #tishanhsu #williampopel
DIY Seaweed Farming Honey Jones-Hughes and Antonio de la Hera

Published by the artists, Rotterdam, 2023, 70 pages (b/w ill.), 14.8 × 21 cm, English

Price: €15

DIY Seaweed Farming: a ‘how to do it at home’ guide is the result of an experimental research project, where Honey Jones-Hughes and Antonio de la Hera attempted to create a sea-like environment in their kitchen with the intention of nurturing seaweed to for human consumption. In essence we were trying to create a micro seaweed farm in our home, hoping to create the perfect environment for what is being hailed as a miracle crop capable to of solving climate, plastic and even fuel issues. As a project it was interesting for us to explore what it meant to try to replicate the sea in a confined environment, to live together with seaweed in captivity, and the daily labour of caring for something that was in many ways like a houseplant.

Twenty Floor Drawings Richard Tuttle

Published by Institute of Contemporary Art, Amsterdam, 1991, 48 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 24 × 31 cm, English / Dutch

Price: €25

Produced on the occasion of Richard Tuttle’s 1991 exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Amsterdam.

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

#1991 #richardtuttle
Culturescapes 1976 – 1984 Braco Dimitrijević

Published by Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, 1984, 144 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 22 × 27 cm, German

Price: €35

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Braco Dimitrijević, Culturescapes 1976 – 1984 at Museum Ludwig, Köln, 30 march – 6 May, 1984, and Kunsthalle Bern, 15 June – 15 August, 1984.

Braco Dimitrijević gained an international reputation in the seventies with his Casual passer-by series, in which gigantic photo portraits of anonymous people were displayed on prominent facades and billboards in European and American cities. The artist also mimicked other ways of glorifying important persons by building monuments to passers-by and installing memorial plaques in honour of anonymous citizens.

In the mid-seventies he started incorporating in his installations original paintings borrowed from museum collections. The Triptychos Post Historicus, realized in numerous museums around the world, unite in a harmonious synthesis high art, everyday objects, and fruit. The artist’s statement “Louvre is my studio, street is my museum” expresses both the dialectical and transgressive nature of his oeuvre.

#1984 #bracodimitrijević #kunsthallebern
New York City, 1975 André Cadere

Published by Triangle Books, Brussels, 2023, 40 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 20 × 20 cm, English / French

Price: €25

This book brings together a series of 30 photographs by André Cadere (Warsaw, 1934 — Paris, 1978). The photographs, which have never before been published in their entirety, capture the artist’s wanderings through New York City during his first trip in November, 1975. He took with him several round bars of wood, including one of his size, which appears in all the photographs. These images imply the idea of walking and displacement that is always associated with Cadere, who is often considered as a sort of itinerant artist or a parasitic figure who inserted himself into places to which he had not been invited. They also capture the very spirit of New York, a city that is always changing, but that nevertheless always manages to retain its uniqueness.

#2023 #andrécadere #trianglebooks
4 Cartes Postales Mirtha Dermisache

Published by Guy Schraenen Éditeur, Antwerp, 1978, four cards in folder (b/w ill.), 15.8 × 11 cm, English

Price: €200

Four postcards in a folder published by Guy Schraenen éditeur, 1978. Argentinian artist Mirtha Dermisache wrote dozens of books, hundreds of letters and postcards, and countless texts. Not a single one was legible, yet, in their promixity to language, they all resonate with a mysterious potential for meaning. Using ink on paper, Dermisache invented an array of graphic languages, each with its own unique lexical and syntactic structure, laden with poetic and sometimes visceral suggestion.

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

#1978 #concretepoetry #ephemera #guyschraenen #mirthadermisache