Play as protest Enrico Baj

Published by Cobra Museum voor Moderne Kunst Amstelveen, 2017, 144 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 11 × 32 cm, English

Price: €15 (Out of stock)

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Enrico Baj – Play as Protest at the Cobra Museum voor Moderne Kunst Amstelveen, 4 February – 14 May, 2017. With contributions from Luca Bochicchio, Maurizio Cattelan, Carrie Pilto, Patricia Garvin and Hilde de Bruijn.

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

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Pressing In Simryn Gill

Published by Negative Press, Melbourne, 2017, 6 page concertina (colour & b/w ill.), 13.5 × 27 cm (folded) 36.5 × 27 cm (unfolded), English

Price: €10

Simryn Gill has developed a distinctive oeuvre that encompasses an array of media and processes, including drawing, installation and photography.

The series of relief prints Pressing In, 2016 was developed with Melbourne printmaker Trent Walter and are impressions taken off the surfaces of machine-shaped and hand-wrought timbers washed onto the shore in the vicinity of the artist’s studio in Malaysia. Various paper types are used, from a catalogue of butterflies, the locations of stars, the moral development of children, industrial design practice, and wage rolls and ledgers.

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Film (Fahrbereitschaft) Trims, 2017 Margaret Honda

Published by Haubrok Foundation, Berlin, 2017, 1 of 33 polyester lighting gels in paper envelopes, 10.5 × 24 cm (each), English

Price: €35

Signed, dated, numbered, edition of 2 + 1 ap.

Margaret Honda’s films grow out of a sculptural practice that privileges a material relationship to the medium above any narrative or representational concerns. Honda aims to reconsider the standards of film production protocols, often rearranging the order in which things are done or utilising only certain aspects of the production chain.

#2017 #artistedition #experimentalfilm #film #margarethonda
Manipulate the World Connecting Öyvind Fahlström

Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2017, 256 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 17 × 23.5 cm, English

Price: €35

Öyvind Fahlström (1928 –1976) was unquestionably one of the twentieth centuryʼs most innovative and multi-dimensional artists. His incentive was to investigate economical, political and social issues and the production of meaning.

This three-volume publication (in slipcase) is published on the occasion of the exhibition, Manipulate the World: Connecting Öyvind Fahlström, at Moderna Museet, Stockholm (21 October 2017 – 21 January 2018).

#2017 #öyvindfahlström #verlagderbuchhandlungwaltherkonig
30 Jahre Kunst Jos De Gruyter & Harald Thys

Published by Roma Publications, Amsterdam & Kunstverein München, München, 2017, 192 pages (b/w ill.), 21 × 30 cm, English / German

Price: €19

The eighth instalment in Kunstverein München’s ‘Companion’ series, this “Verkaufskatalog” contains images, prices, material descriptions, and gallery designations for each of the works by artists Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys included in the exhibition 30 Jahre Kunst. The diverse spectrum of the duo’s collaborative practice – drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs, kinetic objects, and videos – is represented over the book’s 192 pages, all printed in black and white. In addition, a number of lost, destroyed, or forgotten works are featured, as well as new works that were specially commissioned for the exhibition. Designed by Julie Peeters and Harald Thys.

#2017 #josdegruyterandharaldthys #juliepeeters #kunstvereinmünchen #romapublications
Blood and Guts in High School Kathy Acker

Published by Grove Press, New York, 2017, 176 pages, 12.9 × 19.8 cm, English

Price: €14 (Out of stock)

A masterpiece of surrealist fiction, steeped in controversy upon its first publication in 1984, Blood and Guts in High School is the book that established Kathy Acker as the preeminent voice of post-punk feminism. With 2017 marking the 70th anniversary of her birth, as well as the 10th year since her death this transgressive work of philosophical, political, and sexual insight—with a new introduction by Chris Kraus—continues to become more relevant than ever before.

In the Mexican city of Merida, ten-year-old Janey lives with Johnny—her “boyfriend, brother, sister, money, amusement, and father”—until he leaves her for another woman. Bereft, Janey travels to New York City, plunging into an underworld of gangs and prostitution. After escaping imprisonment, she flees to Tangiers where she meets Jean Genet, and they begin a torrid affair that will lead Janey to her demise. Fantastical, sensual, and fearlessly radical, this hallucinatory collage is both a comic and tragic portrait of erotic awakening.

#2017 #kathyacker