Bohemian Grove John Knight

Published by Galerie Neu, Berlin, 2013, 32 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 20 × 22.7 cm, English

Price: €25

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition John Knight, a work in situ, Galerie Neu / MD 72, Berlin, 6 June – 20 July, 2013 where Knight repurposed the wooden panelling form the outside of the building that housed Galerie Neu until 2013.

“this panelling moved to the project space of the same gallery called MD 72, in Berlin too. It was adapted to the space of MD 72 by cutting holes for doors, windows, electric sockets etc. From the top to the bottom, from the outside to the inside.”

Bohemian Grove will record its own history, and will grow larger and smaller simultaneously, with every exhibition. A process of dematerialisation. The ghosts of exhibitions past will increasingly thin out the remaining material presence the work has, until nothing but a few very dispersed sawdust particles remain. And doors and windows we cannot enter because we are in the hands of time” gerlach en koop, 2017.

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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.

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Published by Zak Branicka, Berlin, 2013, unpaginated (colour & b/w ill.), 20.4 × 14.5 cm, English

Price: €15 (Out of stock)

Produced on the occasion of Gorgona – Please Attend at Zak Branicka, Berlin, 18 January – 02 March, 2013. The Gorgona group (named after the mythological creature Gorgon), was a Croatian avant-garde art group which consisted of artists and art historians. The group, made up of Dimitrije Bašičević-Mangelos, Miljenko Horvat, Marijan Jevšovar, Julije Knifer, Ivan Kožarić, Matko Meštrović, Radoslav Putar, Đuro Seder, Josip Vaništa operated in Zagreb between 1959 and 1966.

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Fragments 1968-2012 Giorgio Griffa

Published by Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York, 2013, unpaginated (colour ill.), 20.8 × 17.7 cm, English

Price: €32 (Out of stock)

Produced on the occasion of the Giorgio Griffa, Fragments 1968-2012 at Casey Kaplan Gallery. New York, October 25 – December 22, 2012.

The exhibition presented a selection from over forty years of Griffa’s paintings on un-stretched canvas and linen. Throughout the past four decades, Griffa has undertaken a practice that he describes as “constant and never finished”, adhering to “the memory of material”, and to the belief that the gesture of painting is an infinite one. Within the finite frame of his canvas, each artwork becomes a site of collaboration between painting and the painter as the hand works to reveal a constellation of signs and symbols. This relationship is further mediated by the materiality of the works: the absorption of the acrylic into the fabric from each stroke dictates the brush’s next move. The completion of a canvas functions as a suspension of this relationship. After the acrylic has dried, they are carefully and neatly folded into uniform sections and filed as a register of their collective life as a whole.

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Published by JRP Ringier, Geneva, 2013, 576 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 24.7 × 30.5 cm, English

Price: €49

Edited by Lukasz Ronduda and Georg Schöllhammer.

Zofia Kulik and Przemyslaw Kwiek (KwieKulik) since the 1970s pioneered the transformation of artistic practice into social experimentation. KwieKulik sought to reconcile artistic praxis with everyday life, essentially basing on the premise that form is a fact of society. The couple’s pioneering approach to film, photography, and multi-screen slide projection epitomise their unique variation of expanded cinema.

This monograph, stemming from a long-term research project on the KwieKulik Archive, documents Zofia Kulik and Przemyslaw Kwiek’s collective works from 1971 to 1987, illuminating the radically unique position of the artists in the history of neo-avant-garde in Central Europe. The book covers and documents more than 200 events, and includes a “KwieKulik Glossary,” the collection of concepts introduced and applied by the artists. The essays in the book are featuring excerpts from texts devoted to KwieKulik in the course of the last decades.

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Piccolo Manuale dell’Espressione con la Gommapiuma Piero Gilardi

Published by les presses du réel, Dijon & Centre d'Art Contemporain, Geneva, 2013, 24 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 29.7 cm, Italian

Price: €10

In this artist’s book, Piero Gilardi reveals his working methods and explains how to create sculptures like those he has produced since the early 1960s. A pioneer of Arte Povera and a proud advocate of an ecologically concerned undertaking in the visual arts, Gilardi is also a political activist. The technique he developed for his sculptures has often been applied to produce masks, signs, and props for rallies and demonstrations, as this book and an interview with Andrea Bellini explains. For all this and for much more—his design and fashion creations, his social endeavors, etc.—Piero Gilardi is emblematic of the evolution of art and society over the last five decades. He is an artist whose works and theoretical research are still relevant to map what art might achieve and how art might be useful in the “real world.”

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