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L.A. collects L.A. – Latin America in Southern California Collections
Vincent Price Art Museum

Photographs by Rubén Ortiz Torres document the wide range of Latin American art in the collections of Carl Baldwin’s Velvetería, April and Ron Dammann, E. Michael ‘Baltazar’ Díaz, Betty Duker, Armando and María Durón, Alonso Elías and Patricia Fontes Rosas de Elias, Lêda Leitão Martins, Nicholas Pardon, Tom Patchett, Sammy Sayago, Dan Segal, Enrique Serrato, Billy Shire, Esperanza Valverde, Elisabeth Waldo, Richard and Rebecca Zapanta, the Stendahl Gallery, and Bill London’s Pedorrero Muffler repair shop. Six essays explore the cultural, political, and social histories of Latin American art and artifacts in Southern California collections, including Matthew H. Robb’s sleuthing on the pre-Columbian as MacGuffin in mid-century Los Angeles, Ana Elena Mallet on Taxco Silver in California, Jesse Lerner on the meeting of ancient and modern in the Arensberg collection, Selene Preciado on Chicano art collections and collectors, Rubén Ortiz Torres on the Pedorrero, and Amy Sánchez-Arteaga and Misael Díaz on the Elías Fontes collection.

The catalogue is accompanying the exhibition L.A. collects L.A., Vincent Price Art Museum, Monterey Park (CA) in the frame of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA (September 2017-January 2018) led by The Getty.

ISBN: 978-3-943514-74-2

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Other Scales of Prosody
Tanaz Modabber
Tanaz Modabber

This publication, in form of a leporello, captures a singular sixty-meter-long (one-hour) drawing by artist Tanaz Modabber. Conceived with the core idea that the piece would shift form, scale, and tone through multiple stages of translation, the work’s latest transition manifests as this artist-annotated publication with accompanying essay by Cassandra Edlefsen Lasch. Activated by varying means, the scroll-like drawing has been read as a score as well as, in this format, the basis for an expanded referential mapping. Along the length of the published piece a collection of images suggests potential relationships between prosody in poetry, music, architecture, and politics in Iran. In 2014 an hour-long video of the meandering drawing was displayed as notation for a prize-winning sound composition performed by Modabber and sound composer Pierre Mourle within the Tokyo Experimental Festival Vol. 9. The visual composition remains open to interpretation in future texts, sounds, and spatial arrangements.

ISBN: 978-3-943514-72-8

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Ana Navas: I had to think of you / Ich musste an dich denken
Galerie Stadt Sindelfingen
Ana Navas

Ana Navas explores the border between design and art. Playfully, she tries to track down the mechanisms of how design affects our consumption of goods and investigate the essence of the possibilities to assimilate art in a context-free environment.

The catalogue published on the occasion of the first institutional exhibition by Ana Navas at Galerie der Stadt Sindelfingen continues her artistic research, which deals with phenomena such as memory, translation, interpretation and authorship and documents a wide exchange of images and ideas. A collection of photographs the artist received from friends and acquaintances provides an insight into how her work is influenced and understood by others under the motto ‘I had to think of you’.

ISBN: 978-3-943514-92-6

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Centre Dental
Nora Schultz
Nora Schultz

In her Centre Dental series, Nora Schultz turns to the dematerialization and activation of sculptures. Filmed with drone cameras and moved by hidden performers, the haptic quality of the sculptures recedes into the background in service of the overall appearance of the film, allowing the sculptures to become temporary actors in the film. Sequentiality and setting are decisive for this body of work, which has been reconstituted in the space of the Kunstverein’s evolving installation. Studio Manuel Raeder designed in collaboration with the artist an homonymous magazine, Centre Dental, that forms part of the work as well as the installation at Kunstverein Braunschweig.

ISBN: 978-3-943514-90-2

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Door Between Either And Or
Kunstverein München
Ariane Müller, Body by Body, Cop Watch, Gerry Bibby, Helmut Draxler, Irit Rogoff, John Miller, Judith Hopf, Kerstin Stakemeier, Laura Poitras, Nick Bable, Rosa Bonheur, TND, Victoria Gamblin, Wendelin van Oldenborgh

Door Between Either And Or is compendium of a multifarious project initiated by Kunstverein München director Bart van de Heide in 2013/14, which included an exhibition at Kunstverein München and seminars and satellite events in Munich, London, and New York City. The goal was to reconsider binary distinctions in the early 21st Century, to confront how such oppositions operate at the foundations of capitalism, gender, sexuality, and our cultural institutions, and to survey how these divisions have increasingly eroded in our contemporary moment. Exploring the relation between artistic production, public institutions, and social change, the anthology examines a creative economy where contradictions are usually self-generated, and where contemporary practices roam across different formats and disciplines and display a certain self-awareness and criticality towards their institutionalization.

Edited by Bart van der Heide, Saim Demircan, and Manuel Raeder, the book features colour illustrations, and all texts appear in both English and German. It is designed by Studio Manuel Raeder and published by BOM DIA BOA TARDE BOA NOITE and k.m. Kunstverein München. It includes new texts by Bart van der Heide, Saim Demircan, Judith Hopf, Kerstin Stakemeier, Marlie Mul, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Gerry Bibby, Dr. David Dibosa, Irit Rogoff, Emily Pethik, John Beeson, and The New Document.

ISBN: 978-3-943514-56-8

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have not

have not is a collation of stories and memories that inhere in time-worn clothing. The clothing in have not is contextualised by the history and conditions of its appearance, or, alternately the stories and memories that constitute its persistence and resonance in the present.

have not variously reflects the modes of presentation native to fashion magazines and yet it loosens these conventions from the urgencies and patterns of pressurised pitches and targeted sales. have not is a fashion magazine unstuck in time; without a mandate to reflect and report exclusively on the contemporary, have not recounts the utterances that persist beyond the material accoutrements of our lives in the present.

have not is: borrowed, lost, missed, longed, described, collected, collated, archived, affected, referenced, remembered, modelled, uncompleted, impressed, desired, endured.

ISBN: 978-3-943514-82-7

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Trefferia
Wilhelm Klotzek
Wilhelm Klotzek

Trefferia – a made up word – mixing the words Treff and Cafeteria together. Appropriated from a cafeteria-like meeting place with filter coffee, beer and cold smoke. For Wilhelm Klotzek an ideal place to invite his own works to.

Central to this book is Klotzek’s personal relationship with the medium of language. He embeds his body of works of the last ten years around his personal stories – growing up in East Berlin, going through his adolescence in the years of the post-fall-of-the-wall years. In sculpting his memories in dense moving texts that take us into the corners of the broken German past his dark and humorous approach creates a specific aesthetic language that he stretches and bends in various directions. Therefore Klotzek doesn’t only act as a sculptor of words, objects, memories and situations but furthermore also as a performer, display and furniture designer and collaborator when he works with his artist’s colleagues Konrad Mühe or David Polzin.

ISBN: 978-3-943514-71-1

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Rodrigo Hernández: I Am Nothing
Heidelberger Kunstverein
Rodrigo Hernandez

Rodrigo Hernández’s first larger publication depicts several paths around his sculpture “Figure 1”. Seven writers, invited to collaborate on this publication, reflect on his artistic practice and on this particular work and conform the spine of this book. Accompanied by both recent and earlier works, these new texts offer the reader to look from different angles at his poetic oeuvre.

The catalogue has been published on the occasion of Rodrigo Hernández’s solo exhibition “I Am Nothing” at the Heidelberger Kunstverein (17.9.–20.11.2016) with the support of the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg.

ISBN: 978-3-943514-70-4

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Sur Volume 3
BLESS, Leonor Antunes

Sur is a contemporary art journal published annually out of Mexico City. Both a publication and a series of invitations, Sur is premised on aesthetics of encounter, specifically between the writing, art, and ideas expressed in Latin American culture in relation to discourses, philosophies, and art generated elsewhere.

Sur Volume 3 begins with the life and work of writer and architectural critic Esther McCoy (1904–1989). McCoy is best known as an early critique of modern architecture, following publication of her book Five California Architects, in which she opened up a dialogue about what was happening architecturally in Southern California. In 1945, the writer and her husband took up residence in the city of Cuernavaca for eight months, during which they found an interest in popular crafts and pre-Columbian architecture. Yet little has been written and researched about McCoy’s relationship with Mexico. Sur 3 takes as its starting point the connections between McCoy and Mexico: moments from her personal life, her political and artistic acquaintances, her writings while in Mexico, and the relationships the writer started with some of the most emblematic figures of modern Mexican history.

BLESS N°56 Worker´s Delight + N°57 Daycation Lookbook published in Sur Volume III; concept and graphic design by Studio Manuel Raeder; photography by Ludger Paffrath, Bert Houbrechts, BLESS.

ISBN: 978-3-943514-64-3

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Disculpe
Jan Lotter Benavides
Jan Lotter Benavides

DISCULPE. On bus travel, the cycle of gifting and counter-gifting and a quest for meaning. During their performances travelling on the city busses of Medellín and Bogotá, the hawkers locally known as “vendedores ambulantes” dish out compliments and pleasantries to their audience, as well as excessive apologies and gratitude. As these busses are flagged down by prospective travellers along the route, they face the crowd with all of their spectators already conveniently seated in front-facing rows. The vendors practice something that may be loosely described as “rebusque”, or “the quest for what makes a life”. What this boils down to is making money with whatever is readily available: chocolate bars, ballpoint pens, music or stories.
The German-Colombian artist Jan Lotter Benavides has collected 65 such scenes in his unpretentiously laid out, heartfelt small-format book. Titled DISCULPE, it revolves around his clear and knowledgeable transcripts of recordings he made secretly while in Colombia on a travel scholarship from Hessische Kulturstiftung, the Cultural Foundation of the State of Hesse (Germany). It quickly becomes clear that the “vendedores” provide more than just a show, and that the audience gives them more than just small change; in fact, it is about much more than surplus value. In the ethos becoming apparent here we begin to witness a cycle of gifting and counter-gifting that marks the entire practice out as an act of existence rather than one of subsistence. Life is remembered, imagined and narrated as something that is by necessity shared. The bus is then turned into a theatre of a common symbolic space, and it is on this stage that something akin to catharsis becomes possible.
Some of the stories told in DISCULPE are subtly hilarious, some are deeply tragic, but they all share a great sense of dignity. And this is the book’s great quality: we step onto the bus from the street, and we take part.

ISBN: 978-3-943514-66-7

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Blue has run by Rometti Costales
Blue has run
Rometti Costales
Rometti Costales

Blue has run is an intervened facsimile of A Catalog of Textiles and Folkart of Chiapas by the anthropologist Walter F. Morris, published in 1979. The original publication was printed in 100 copies, most of which have been lost or dispersed through various specialized libraries. This catalog listed the items belonging to three collections of fabrics and weaving patterns in South Mexico which Walter F. Morris, called Chip, helped to constitute during mid seventies: the Pellizzi, the Pomar and the Morris Collection. Its DIY quality gives the images an almost abstract twist. This and the painstakingly precise descriptions of the items take the content of the catalog towards territories closer to poetry, drifting it away from its original purpose.

Blue has run pushes this unexpected twist of the original book by subtracting elements from the texts, creating a new reading subject for an open interpretation. The publication follows the exhibition Azul Jacinto Marino by the artist duo Rometti Costales, which took place at Centre d’art contemporain la synagogue de Delme (17 October to 28 February 2016) and which has been selected and supported by the grant committee of the FNAGP.

ISBN: 978-3-943514-65-0

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Letters to the Editors
Letters to the Editors. A Journal
Anna M. Szaflarski (ed.)
Anna M. Szaflarski

By way of word games and schematics, Anna M. Szaflarski searches for the ‘emergent properties’ that materialize between texts. This book compiles the issues from Letters to the Editors: a self-printed black and white bi-weekly journal dedicated to text-based practices, written and distributed by Szaflarski between October 2014 and November 2015. Each issue combined Szaflarski’s texts with contributions from artists, writers, family, friends, librarians, and colleagues, ranging from poetry and fiction to essays and manifestos. As the project progressed the letters came together and the body of LTTE formed: It had arms and legs, perhaps a brain but above all, a heart and a stomach, often aching, rarely satisfied.

With contributions by Ayami Awazuhara, Salvador Bautista, Aleksandra Bielas, Ilaria Biotti, Maggie Boyd, Mariana Castillo Deball, Santiago da Silva, Michele Di Menna, Kasia Fudakowski, Eva Funk, Florian Goldmann et al., Blanca Gomila, Anna Herms, Rodrigo Hernández, Valentina Jager, Tiziana La Melia, Maryse Larivière, Steve Paul, Barbara Plater-Szaflarski, Natalie Porter, Post Brothers, Ayumi Rahn, Stephen Remus, Malte Roloff, Gabriel Rosas Alemán, Manuel Saiz, Max Stocklosa, Peter Szaflarski, Stanislaw Szaflarski, Peter Wächtler, Till Wittwer, and Jacob Wren

ISBN: 978-3-943514-62-9

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Mette Winkelmann: Welcome Hand
Welcome Hand
Mette Winckelmann
Mette Winckelmann

Images of tools, tools which can be used by one person, single-handed, photographed on magazines. Magazines for women, men, transgender, cisgender, hetero, lesbian, gay, and queer. Fragments of bodies, hands, and skin, texts, words, iron, silver, wood, plastic, paint, leather. Assemblages in motion, sometimes focused, sometimes blurred. Iris print, black and red on white paper, midtones show up, moiré appears.

This publication is made in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the amendment of the Danish constitution in 1915. This gave not only Danish women the right to vote and to stand for election, but also another group of people: houseless men and women as e.g. people in agriculture, servants, apprentices, and journeymen in the trade and craft.

ISBN: 978-3-943514-61-2

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Makulatur 2010–2016
Studio Manuel Raeder
Studio Manuel Raeder

Makulatur, a German word that derives from lat. maculatura ’something stained’, refers to misprinted paper that is discarded at the beginning of the printing process as use- and worthless. In 2010, the graphic designer Manuel Raeder started to collect and preserve misprinted sheets of all the publications he designed not only for his own publishing house BOM DIA BOA TARDE BOA NOITE but also for fellow artists and institutions.

These original waste paper sheets, with different qualities and grammatures, – trails, testy or stains – were combined to a new volume as a compilation of maculae ’stains’. Thus, dissolving the spoiled material from the realm of invisibility and displays it to the public whereby the Makulatur book reveals and reflects on the conventions of a book.

ISBN: 978-3-943514-60-5

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Leonor Antunes: the last days in chimalistac
Leonor Antunes: the last days in chimalistac
Adam Szymczyk (ed.)
Leonor Antunes

The exhibition by Leonor Antunes at Kunsthalle Basel in 2013, titled the last days in chimalistac, was the first comprehensive presentation of the Portuguese artist in Switzerland. Within her practice she engages with the history of 20th century architecture, design and art, and creates complex but fragile installations and sculptures out of metal, leather, finest woods, and nets.

This accompanying publication focuses on the visual representation of Antunes’s work, and points out the fragility and beauty of the material itself. An essay by Kunsthalle Basel director and curator Adam Szymczyk introduces the backdrop, the hidden protagonists, among other Clara Porset, Anni Albers or Lina Bo Bardi, and talks about the practice of Antunes, how she reconstructs basic ideas and highlights not only the form but the politics that come with it.

ISBN: 978-3-943514-59-9

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Leonor Antunes, the tiny pliable plane
the tiny pliable plane
Leonor Antunes
Leonor Antunes

the tiny pliable plane is an artists’s edition by Leonor Antunes conceived for BOM DIA KINDER on the occasion of her exhibition the pliable plane at CAPC Contemporary Art Museum of Bordeaux.

Borrowing its title from Anni Albers’s 1957 essay The Pliable Plane Antunes occupied the monumental exhibition space with a series of large scale works, two sculptures inspired by Anni Albers’s fabric designs, others informed with Lina Bo Bardi’s architectural work. Close-up images of these and other works are printed with silkscreen on a variation of papers and allow a joyful play with layers of transparency.

ISBN: 978-3-943514-58-2

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BOM DIA BOA TARDE BOA NOITE

BOM DIA BOA TARDE BOA NOITE logos in black or pink silkscreened on top of sustainable rice, corn or sugar bags from Mexico. Patterns and dimensions vary. Please contact us if you’d like to receive a particular bag.

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Abraham Cruzvillegas: Autodestruccíon6
Abraham Cruzvillegas: Autodestruccíon6: Chichimecachubo: Matzerath@S13
The Gdansk City Gallery
Abraham Cruzvillegas

Abraham Cruzvillegas’s investigates the relationship between materiality and the narrative of places with his aesthetic concept of autoconstrucción, reconstrucción and autodestrucción, for what he experiments with video, performance, personal and family archives, as well as academic research.

His project Autodestrucción6: Chichimecachubo: Matzerath@S13, 2014 at Gdansk City Gallery 2 refers to the story of Oskar Matzerath, the protagonist of Günter Grass’s novel The Tin Drum, a literary narrative originating from Gdansk. Based on Mazerath’s piercing scream he linked this fiction to the real story of Mexican composer Julián Carrillo, a pioneer of microtonality.

ISBN: 978-3-943514-57-5

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Cloudibility
Cloudility
Olga Lewicka
Olga Lewicka

In the context of theory and political analysis images are usually supposed to document, exemplify or simply illustrate. That images could do much more here has been known for a while. The question is : How exactly does that work?

In this artist’s book Olga Lewicka experiments with the image of the cloud as a self-contained argument and leverage point for visual forms of critical analysis. In sometimes experimental, sometimes meticulously composed collages she exposes the wealth of relationships that the visual and cultural history of clouds maintains with consequential historical lines and structures of capitalist and neo-liberal society. Lewicka follows the trail of the modern urge to survey, from the first attempts by pioneering 19th-century balloonists to penetrate the interior of the cloud to the current dream of making long-term weather forecasting possible through increasingly larger volumes of data – and from there to the political hopes attached to surveillance and big data. The global satellite observation of cloud systems is confronted by science fiction, and current findings from cloud research with the current course of time – and photographs from the German Empire remind us that the scientific conquest of the airspace was always linked to political dreams of major power. In this way cloud images become readable as concentrated thought-images. Photographs of large cloud systems make us think equally about the streams of global finance and the worldwide movements of migration. At the same time the cloud turns out to be an apposite image for the unique mobility of visual thinking. For the ease with which an image can invoke existing mental connections and suggest new ones.

Lewicka counters the recent monopolisation of the cloud model for a socio-biologically justified neoliberalism with a utopia also derived from the cloud. In form, composition and chapter organisation the artist’s book follows the principle of cloud formation, and so is itself a cloud; one that re-performs the ‘cloud code’ in an artistic medium – as the embodiment of informal order.

ISBN: 978-3-943514-54-4

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Elise Florenty & Marcel Türkowsky: One head too many. Une tête en trop. Ein Kopf zu viel
Elise Florenty & Marcel Türkowsky

Dissected into five colours in motion – all at once skin, gesture, word, voice – this first trilingual monograph by Elise Florenty and Marcel Türkowsky focuses on five film-projects investigating different layers of consciousness and power relations that blur the modern boundaries between the animate and the inanimate, the verbal and the non-verbal, the dream and the awake state. Each project unfolds minor situations in marginal zones – from Mississippi to the Aegean Sea, Brazil to Japan and Eastern Ukraine – where the human and the nonhuman – an imaginary river, an amazonian parrot, a speaking cactus plant or cannibal electrons – often meet to bring back “social-utopic” experiments and the part of future that seems to have been buried with them.

The catalogue was published on the occasion of the exhibition Inter-passion by Elise Florenty and Marcel Türkowsky at Grimmuseum, Berlin (February 4–March 18,2017) with the support of the Cnap and Stiftung Kunstfonds.

ISBN: 978-3-943514-53-7

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Morten Skrøder Lund: Lyst
Morten Skrøder Lund: Lyst
Christian Andersen
Morten Skrøder Lund

Morten Skrøder Lund is not particularly interested in narration, but rather in the production of his paintings. His practice hovers between directed actions and chance allowing for factors such as chemistry and gravity to change the motif throughout the work. It is a conversation between the artist and random dynamics that stops only when all layers of paint have fully dried. Each painting depicts its own logic, though always with the artist’s imprint unquestionably present. The publication featuring the artist’s recent work evolves from a large painting presented in pieces throughout the publication at 50% of its original size. The book is published on the occasion of the exhibition Lyst by Morten Skrøder Lund at Christian Andersen, Copenhagen.

ISBN: 978-3-943514-52-0

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Nina Canell: Satin Ions
Nina Canell: Satin Ions
Arko Art Center
Nina Canell

For her first solo exhibition in Asia, Canell made research into the production and distribution of fiber optic sheaths in the outskirts of Seoul, where cable mounds are sorted according to colour and eventually remoulded into the synthetic circumferences of future relations. Literally caught in between melting and being repurposed, several hundred meters of gutted sheaths are compressed into dense lumps of immaterial distance. The accompanying book consists of ten short new texts around which fragments of communication with the authors have been punctuated by observational photographs and sculptural documentation. Contextualized by both recent and earlier works, the exhibition and book considers sculpture as a medium of storage, transmission and reception.

ISBN: 978-3-943514-51-3

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Gabriel Sierra (the title of the exhibition changes every hour)
Gabriel Sierra (the title of the exhibition changed every hour)
Gabriel Sierra and Solveig Øvstebø (eds.)
Gabriel Sierra

This publication is a continuation of Gabriel Sierras site-specific installation project at the Renaissance Society in 2015. Sierra is intrigued by the language of the spaces in which we live, work, and think. His practice employs a variety of techniques to examine how the human body functions in relation to its environment. The Bogotá-based artist’s first solo show in the United States consisted of a group of constructions to stand in, walk over, or lie down in, and relating abstractly to the idea of inhabiting different moments of space and time. The title of the exhibition changed every hour to frame the specific moment in which the visitor experienced the work.

Monday Impressions.
How the Outside Leaks into the Room.
Smells Like 100 Years Old.
The Room Is in My Eye.
The Space under My Body.
In the Meantime (This Place Will Be Empty after 5:00 pm).
An Actual Location for This Moment.
Few Will Leave Their Place to Come Here for Some Minutes.
Did you Know Who Built Your House?

ISBN: 978-3-943514-50-6

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Studio Manuel Raeder: Loose Leaf Wall Calendar 2016
Loose Leaf Wall Calendar 2016
Studio Manuel Raeder
Abraham Cruzvillegas, Armando Andrade Tudela, Ayami Awazuhara, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Gabriel Sierra, Heinz Peter Knes, Henning Bohl, Lucie Stahl, Mariana Castillo Deball, Nina Canell & Robin Watkins, Nora Schultz, Studio Manuel Raeder, Tris Vonna-Michell

Wall calendars are an ongoing project of Studio Manuel Raeder. Formats, sizes, and distribution vary each year, just the hanging system remains the same: to set up simply fix nails in distances of 12 cm in your wall and hang sheets according to your preference. This allows you to constantly re-arrange your months, giving endless combinations for your interior. Loose Leaf Wall Calendar 2016 contains contributions by Gabriel Sierra (January), Nora Schultz (February), Armando Andrade Tudela (March), Mariana Castillo Deball (April), Abraham Cruzvillegas (May), Lucie Stahl (June), Henning Bohl (July), Heinz Peter Knes (August), Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster (September), Nina Canell & Robin Watkins (October), Ayami Awazuhara (November) and Tris Vonna-Michell (December).

ISBN: 978-3-943514-49-0

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Joachim Köster: maybe one must begin with some particular places
Joachim Koester: maybe one must begin with some particular places
Rodrigo Ortiz Monasterio and Yann Chateigné Tytelman (eds.)
Jerzy Grotowski, Joachim Koester

The book maybe one must begin with some particular places serves as an extension of Danish artist Joachim Koester’s artworks and research on Jerzy Grotowski’s (1933–1999) experimental approach towards theater. It retraces Grotowski’s trips to Mexico and gives a new perspective on his mythical persona through historians, anthropologists, and former students, such as Jaime Soriano, who spoke in his interview about the two workshops Grotowski organized in Mexico: the first one among the Huichol Indians in the remote Sierras, the second one in an old warehouse in the proximity of Amecameco. No evidence exists of what happened throughout the 14 days the work unfolded. What they did remains a mystery. If anything took place at all, how did Grotowski appear? What did he say?

ISBN: 978-3-943514-48-3

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Andreas Sell: Lifestyles
Lifestyles
Andreas Sell
Andreas Sell

In Lifestyles Andreas Sell combines a diary with photographic documentation, pictures of sculptures and drawings from 2010 to 2015. These excerpts reflect his nomadic-like life, the clearance of his parents’ household and the enterprise of building a holiday house. Andreas Sell’s artistic process reveals a strategic method within the conventions of our capitalist society, which are simultaneously subject to critical analysis. A question discussed since the 1960s is a recurrent theme: Where does the private sphere cross over into the public sphere? Over the last years, Sell worked on the founding and operation of an employment agency, the documentation and sorting of his property, living without a permanent residence and travelling to the Sahara without mission or goal. The book co-constitutes together with the holiday house on the island of Lesbos the making of an art work.

ISBN: 978-3-943514-47-6

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k.m exhibitions / Ausstellungen 2010 – 2015
k.m exhibitions / Ausstellungen 2010 – 2015
Bart van der Heide and Manuel Raeder (eds.)
Cathy Wilkes, Ger van Elk, Ian Kiaer, James Richards, Keren Cytter, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Nicolas Ceccaldi, Rebecca Warren, Richard Tuttle, Silke Otto-Knapp, Simon Denny, Tobias Madison, Trisha Baga, Willem de Rooij

This book is an overview of the exhibition program of Bart van der Heide from 2010 – 2015, which he realised as the director of Kunstverein München. Each exhibition is presented by a corresponding booklet, containing all texts and images. These accompanying publications were designed individually for each exhibition in cooperation with Studio Manuel Raeder. The different designs play with various fonts, formats, and graphic elements. Together with these publications, a variety of coloured images of exhibition views conveys the curatorial direction as well as the identity of the Kunstverein in those years. A reflection by Bart van der Heide and all booklet texts are included in both German and English.

ISBN: 978-3-943514-46-9

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Pedro Barateiro: Palmeiras bravas / The Current Situation
Pedro Barateiro: Palmeiras Bravas / The Current Situation
Museu Coleção Berardo
Pedro Barateiro

This publication, designed by Studio Manuel Raeder in close dialogue with Pedro Barateiro, is published after the exhibition Palmeiras Bravas / The Current Situation at the Museu Coleção Berardo in Lisbon from February 11 to May 24, 2015. The works exhibited were conceived specifically for this occasion and were linked by several narratives to produce a disturbing view of the current state of affairs of the culture in which we live. The book manages to register the installation, described by Pedro Lapa, curator of the exhibition and author of the main essay.

ISBN: 978-3-943514-45-2

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Daniel Steegmann Mangrané: Animal That Doesn't Exist
Daniel Steegmann Mangrané: Animal That Doesn’t Exist
Rivet (ed.)
Daniel Steegmann Mangrané

Animal That Doesn’t Exist is the first monograph of Daniel Steegmann Mangrané’s work spanning his entire work to-date.

The conceptual backbone of the book is a list of 25 keywords, which are explored in precise short-form essays by Jimena Canales, Pedro Cesarino, Benjamin Meyer-Krahmer, Filipa Ramos, Ana Teixeira Pinto, and Elfi Turpin. The book also contains a section with reprints of seminal texts by Samuel Beckett, Georges Didi-Huberman, and Carlos Drummond de Andrade.

The 11 booklets that conform this publication have been bound in different order for each book, creating each time a new set of references and connections between the entries of the glossary and the featured works.

ISBN: 978-3-943514-44-5

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Tobias Engelschall: Zustände
Zustände. Eine Topografie architektonischer Transformationen in Berlin
Tobias Engelschall

More than anything else about architecture, Tobias Engelschall is fascinated by transformation. Between the regularity and randomness of architectural development, the new always emerges from what already exists. Every Zustand—every state of affairs, condition, configuration, every image in this book—attests only to the outcome of transformation. In their juxtaposition, Tobias Engelschall’s “Sehschule” presents what cannot be seen. With its thematic focus and careful selection, this topography includes mostly buildings that likely would never have appeared again in an architectural book after their initial publication. The book shows an exuberant multiplicity of formal languages, where one or another of them may effectively attain a new, unexpected quality.

ISBN: 978-3-943514-43-8

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Radio Nancarrow
Radio Nancarrow 92.5 FM
Mario Garcia Torres and Rodrigo Ortiz Monasterio (eds.)
Conlon Nancarrow, Mario Garcia Torres

Radio Nancarrow 92.5 FM (RN) is a temporary pirate radio station that plays a long list of audio material related to American experimental composer Conlon Nancarrow (1912–1997). The station is the product of a number of recent initiatives around the musician. First, a publication, with the debut volume of Sur: “Studies for Player Piano;” second, as a museographical essay entitled “Sounds Like Isolation to Me” by artist Mario García Torres, presented at the Berlin Biennale 2014; and, as an extension of the last two—or better said, a collision—was the exhibition presented at La Tallera, Casa Estudio David Alfaro Siqueiros, Cuernavaca 2015. Finally, a compilation of all three is Radio Nancarrow, the publication.

ISBN: 978-3-943514-42-1

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Henning Bohl, Fatal, Kadath, Fatal. Special Edition
Fatal, Kadath, Fatal. Special Edition
Henning Bohl
Henning Bohl

An edition of 20 + 8AP. Includes both Kadath Fatal and Fatal Kadath Fatal books + silkscreened sheet pasted on scarf. (different colors are available)

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Henning Bohl: Fatal Kadath Fatal
Fatal Kadath Fatal
Henning Bohl
Henning Bohl

After Namenloses Grauen and Kadath Fatal, Fatal Kadath Fatal is the third publication by Henning Bohl for Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite. A sequel to Kadath Fatal, Fatal Kadath Fatal takes up a slower pace in narration. Conceived as a leporello the book gathers a succession of 18 drawings that circle around one single motive: Two conical hennins glide along through space. Only light and contrast change, and the veils of the cornets take up peculiar shapes despite the supposed absence of gravity and friction. On the will of their own the conical hennins return in their present form as a medley of elements from former works by Bohl. The title of the book is inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath (1926/27), an epic tale that examines the realm of human dreams by combining elements of horror and fantasy.

ISBN: 978-3-943514-41-4


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SUR 2
SUR Magazine Volume II
Rodrigo Ortiz Monasterio

Sur is a contemporary art journal published out of Mexico City twice a year. Both a publication and a series of invitations, Sur is premised on aesthetics of encounter, specifically between the writing, art, and ideas expressed in Latin American culture in relation to discourses, philosophies, and art generated elsewhere. Sur II invites artists, writers, and curators working in the Middle East and in Mexico to explore the rich, relatively uncharted history linking both places, especially around the notions of utopia and exile.

ISBN: 978-3-943514-40-7

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Heinz Peter Knes: on distance
Heinz Peter Knes: on distance
Heinz Peter Knes and Julie Ault (eds.)
Danh Vo, Heinz Peter Knes

on distance is a volume of photographs by Heinz Peter Knes representing a small selection from his extensive archive of travel photography dating back to 2010. Unlike a conventional approach to a personal travel log the photos and their ordering reflect upon broader cultural themes driven by personal interests, desires, and chance. Knes, in conversation with Julie Ault, ordered the images according to subjective and associative categories influenced by Warburg’s “law of the good neighbor”, Warburg’s principal of library organization based on the exchange and mutual engagement between books placed next to each other, rather than classical groupings such as “fine art” or “photography.” on distance opens up a similar research into the possible languages that emerge within images.

ISBN: 978-3-943514-39-1

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Eric Mindling: Fire and Clay - The Art of Oaxacan Pottery
Fire and Clay. The Art of Oaxacan Pottery
Eric Mindling

This book is an homage to the wisdom of potters and a journey into the depths of the ancient trade of pottery. Through beautiful imagery and delightful prose, the book explaines the wisdom of artisanal design and pottery’s important economical, social and identity-based roles. The book approaches pottery from a design perspective, touching on themes such as diversity in form, social contexts, funcionality, techniques and the challenges presented by modern times, providing us with the tools to understand pottery and potters in all their complexity. With a prologue by master ceramic artist, Gustavo Pérez, and photos by Paris Barrera. For explorers, there is a detailed guide to visit the 70 pottery villages presented in the book, with maps and directions.

 

ISBN: 978-3-943514-36-0 (English), 978-3-943514-37-7 (French), 978-3-943514-38-4 (Spanish)

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Ixiptla Vol.III
Ixiptla Volume III
Mariana Castillo Deball (ed.)
Mariana Castillo Deball

Ixiptla Volume III published on the occasion of Who will measure the space, who will tell me the time?, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca – explores archaeological heritage and how it is expressed, contaminated or dissolved in the present.

ISBN: 978-3-943514-35-3

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What is the Moon?
Rodrigo Hernandez
Rodrigo Hernandez

This publication includes contributions by artists, writers and curators who were asked to submit a text or image free of any formal provision. These contributions are presented in dialogue with Rodrigo’s drawings, stories, dreams, sketches for sculptures and collected quotes. The thread connecting these different fragments is elusive and demands a certain playful willingness from the reader. The result is a composition of words and images that explores concepts such as perception, authorship, message, imagination, ambiguity and representation; close to the ventures of Dada publishing experiments.

Published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at the Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht from September 2014 to January 2015. Contributions by Ana Navas, Olivia Dunbar, Paula van den Bosch, Daniel Garza Usabiaga, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Jo-ey Tang, Taocheng Wang, Rita Ponce de León, Emiliano Valdés, Thomas Geiger.

ISBN: 978-3-943514-34-6

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Ixiptla Vol. II

Ixiptla Volume II
Mariana Castillo Deball (ed.)
Mariana Castillo Deball


Ixiptla Volume II is a newspaper publication handed for free as part of the exhibition Parergon at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart in Berlin. In the show, objects and art works from various Berlin Museum connected with the Nationalgalerie’s collection in different points of time were presented as a „stage play“ that opens new narrations and interconnections between them. This second edition is focused on the voices of specialists, contemporary witnesses and fictitious characters. Expressing individual points of view and experiences, these voices are connected to the complex history of the objects shown in the exhibition.

This publication is free with Ixiptla I OR II.

ISBN: 978-3-943514-33-9

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Vajiko Chachkhiani: BOTH
Vajiko Chachkhiani: BOTH
Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen
Vajiko Chachkhiani

Vajiko Chachkhiani’s art touches upon life’s existential questions. His sculptures, installations, and performances raise questions about human nature and the history and conflicts connected to it. Traces of activities and changes through time are visualized emphatically using materials such as traded personal effects, wax, or water. Chachkhiani’s work is persuasive because of its incomparable interpenetration of various artistic media. This publication accompanied his exhibition Both at Museum for Contemporary Art in Siegen in conjunction with the Rubens Prize awarded in 2014. By numbering the chapter from 1 to 10 and then repeat chapter 1, the book reflects the circular course of exhibition rooms. Loose pages with poems intensify the personal approach Chachkhiani has to the book.

ISBN: 978-3-943514-32-2

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Nora Schultz: Portikus Printing Plant and Portikus Sound
Nora Schultz: Portikus Printing Plant and Portikus Sound
Portikus Frankfurt
Nora Schultz

Nora Schultz’s work explores questions of the emergence of pictures and production as an artistic dynamic. She is more interested in the genesis of images and objects and its material traces than in the completed work. That is why the manufacturing process plays a central part in her prints, printing machines, installations, and performances and always remains recognizable as such. The book figures as a sort of retelling in which manhole cover stamp, die-stamping drum, paper, plastic, and aluminium sheet, camping mat, microphone sculpture, dictaphone, sound funnel, and print worm blithely continue their cycles of production.

ISBN: 978-3-943514-31-5

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Nina Canell: Mid-Sentence
Mid-Sentence
Nina Canell & Robin Watkins
Nina Canell

Composed of 64 found technical drawings of cables with corresponding textual content, Mid-Sentence is a small book that illustrates the inner engineering of the current. The flattened electricity and communication cables, along with the spliced text fragments and artist’s notes, articulate a long-standing interest in the relationship between words and energy, communication and distance, absence and presence. “Cable stumps are cross-sections of a vocabulary of interruptions. A cut-off form. Ending mid-sentence.”

Testing the intimate intersection of audience, object and event, Nina Canell’s sculptures have been described by curator Fredrik Liew as where “combinations of materials generates a vocabulary that summons up the imaginary”. This book is published as an appendix to Canell’s exhibition Mid-Sentence at Moderna Museet (2014), her first solo exhibition in Sweden.

ISBN: 978-3-943514-30-8

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Dr. Lakra, Coloring Book
Coloring Book
Dr. Lakra
Dr. Lakra

The Coloring Book by Dr. Lakra is the first BOM DIA KINDER book, a new series of children books made by artists. Dr. Lakra is a Mexican artist living in Oaxaca, Mexico. The images compiled inside this coloring book come from various references, inspirations, as well as drafts for the tattoos that Dr. Lakra has made, or wishes he’d made over the years. This is an insight into the world of Dr. Lakra, where many of the interests present in his work collide; ancient mythologies, punk rock fanzines, classic tattoo designs, popular culture icons, Japanese monsters, animal illustrations etc.

ISBN: 978-3-943514-29-2

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Ayami Awazuhara: A Heart of a Stone
A Heart of a Stone
Ayami Awazuhara
Ayami Awazuhara

Do we think that a stone is a cold and dead material or rather warm and vital? A Heart of a Stone is published as part of the installation by artist Ayami Awazuhara. The work consists of several elements arranged in various display structures. The book A Heart of a Stone is part anecdote, part fiction and part sculpture. It was developed in a collaboration with Santiago da Silva.

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Group Affinity
Group Affinity
Kunstverein München
Andreas Müller, Chicago Boys, Cinenova, Grand Openings, Slavs and Tatars, Susanne Pietsch

Group Affinity reflects on an experimental summer school that took place in 2011 at Kunstverein München organized in collaboration with Casco. Five independent collective bodies or groups—Andreas Müller & Susanne Pietsch, Chicago Boys, Cinenova, Grand Openings, and Slavs and Tatars—headed up faculties and turned their respective self-organized practices and research and working processes into curricula for the participants.

Contributors: Liam Casey, Hyun Ju Chung, Cinenova, Marthe van Dessel, Gürsoy Dogtas, Jan van Duppen, Matthias Friedrich, Rahman Hamasalih, Tad Hozumi, Claudia Hummel, Mary Ikoniadou, Hiwa K, Eva Könnemann, Nahla Küsel, Annette Krauss, Sofia Montenegro, Andreas Müller, Susanne Pietsch, Slavs and Tatars, Tijana Stevanovic, Davide Stucchi, Jason Waite, and Paul Wiersbinski

ISBN: 978-3-943514-27-8

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SUR 1
SUR Magazine Volume I
Rodrigo Ortiz Monasterio
Conlon Nancarrow, Juan O’Gorman, Mariana Castillo Deball, Mario Garcia Torres

Sur is a contemporary art journal published out of Mexico City twice a year. Both a publication and a series of invitations, Sur is premised on aesthetics of encounter, specifically between the writing, art, and ideas expressed in Latin American culture in relation to discourses, philosophies, and art generated elsewhere. Published in both Spanish and English, Sur creates a new and necessary space for engaging and amplifying such discussions.

Each year Sur is released in two corresponding issues, with one issue dedicated to exposition and experimentation and the other devoted to related dialogues premised on the publication’s editorial mission: to facilitate encounters between the cultural and intellectual life of Latin America and that which lies further afield. Sur is released in the Spring and Fall of each year.

SUR Volume I

With texts by Rodrigo Ortiz Monasterio, Alex Waterman, Jürgen Hocker, Kristina Lee-Podesva, Mario Garcia Torres, Mariana Castillo Deball, Carlos Sandoval, Céline Condorelli, and James Langdon. 96 pages. Spanish and English.

SUR I departs from the concept of a player piano and specifically addresses certain fragments of the life and work of experimental composer Conlon Nancarrow (1912-1997). Although an American, Nancarrow exiled himself to Mexico, where he could openly belong to the Communist party with social and political impunity. There, he became famous for a series of scores, entitled Studies for Player Piano (1948-1960 and 1965-1992), making him one of the first composers to write scores for machines to play. Although he lived in relative isolation in Mexico, he did become a Mexican citizen in 1955 and enjoyed a close collaboration with the Mexican modern architect and muralist Juan O’Gorman with whom he worked to build his house in Mexico City.

This issue was develop its content speculatively from Nancarrow’s scores, archival documents, as well as contributions from writers and artists to look metaphorically and historically at a series of relationships between Nancarrow and O’Gorman, Music and Notation, Machine and Instrument, Mexico and the United States, among others.

ISBN: 978-3-943514-26-1

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Ixiptla Vol.I
Ixiptla Volume I
Mariana Castillo Deball (ed.)
Mariana Castillo Deball


Ixiptla Volume I was published on the occasion of Expedite Expression, 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art in 2014. For this first issue, a group of anthropologists, archaeologists, artists, and writers have been invited to reflect on the role of the model, the copy, and reproduction in their areas of research and practice. This edition is focused on objects collected and produced by archeologists in an attempt to capture and replicate material evidences left by time.

ISBN: 978-3-943514-25-4

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Carlos Bunga: Carlos Bunga
Carlos Bunga
Serralves
Carlos Bunga

This publication documents the special commission made by Portuguese artist Carlos Bunga for the Sonae/Serralves Project in 2012: a very large structure for the entrance hall of the Serralves Museum emphasizing the space’s verticality and functionality, in dialogue with Álvaro Siza’s architecture. Richly illustrated with Bunga’s projects in other artistic contexts ― as the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles or the Miami Art Museum, among others ― the book features texts by João Fernandes and Ricardo Nicolau, Adam Budak, Marta Jecu and an interview conducted by María Inez Rodríguez offering comprehensive insights into Bunga’s work.

ISBN: 978-3-943514-24-7

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Henning Bohl: Kadath Fatal
Kadath Fatal
Henning Bohl
Henning Bohl

The title of this book references a mythical peak where gods dwell ‘in the cold waste where no man treads’ described in H.P.Lovecraft’s ‘The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath’ (1926/27). Lovecraft’s novel itself drew from William Beckford’s gothic horror ‘Vathek’ (1786), Robert W. Chambers’ ‘The King in Yellow’ (1895) and the novels and short stories of Lord Dunsany. Bohl’s drawings refer to a wide variety of popular and archetypal imagery familiar to him from his adolescence. They incorporate styles learned from, amongst others, Aubrey Beardsely, Métal Hurlant comic books and Blair Reynolds and other graphic artists associated with Pagan Publishing. As with his previous works, these drawings employ modest yet very specific materials.

ISBN: 978-3-943514-23-0

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Abstract Specific
Abstract Specific | Specific Abstract
Benjamin Meyer-Krahmer and Daniel Steegmann Mangrané
Daniel Steegmann Mangrané

Abstract Specific | Specific Abstract is a project initiated by Benjamin Meyer-Krahmer and Daniel Steegmann Mangrané as a way to continue a fruitful conversation. The first six posters of this ongoing project present contributions by Walter Benjamin, Jonathan Bragdon, Dora García, Nils Hoff, Charles Sanders Peirce and Philippe Van Snick and are published on the occasion of the Werkleitz Jubiläums-Festival 2013 “Utopien Vermeiden”.

ISBN: 978-3-943514-22-3

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Grimmuseum: We are not a museum
Grimmuseum: We are not a museum
Grimmuseum

The publication is a look back on three years of intensive and manifold production at the Grimmuseum. The publication contains a detailed and richly illustrated documentation of the numerous exhibitions, performances and sound installations in over 60 projects involving over 400 artists. Essays by Katerina Gregos, Jonathan Ahlm Brenander, Solvej Helweg Ovesen and Toke Lykkeberg complement the publication. The authors discuss questions about contemporary and curatorial issues and promote discourses in the context of the Grimmuseum. The essays cover topics such as the historical developement of artist-run spaces, a critical discussion of structures in museums, and a comment on the distinction of the art world in “commercial and non-commercial“ realms.

David Adamo, Özlem Altin, Cory Arcangel, Sam Ashley, Awst & Walther, Maxime Ballesteros, Rosa Barba, Alfred Boman, Madeleine Boschan, Erik Bünger, Sarah Cain, Francesco Cavaliere, Paolo Chiasera, Ivan Civic, Mario Consiglio, Kajsa Dahlberg, Mariana Castillo Deball, Amie Dicke, Constant Dullaart, Zhivago Duncan, Cecile B Evans, Florian Feigl, Fischli & Weiss, János Fodor, Andrés Galeano,Catherine Christer Hennix, FX Harsono, Jacob Holdt, Invernomuto, Christian Jankowski, Hiwa K, Kimberly Clark, Christopher Kline, Kristof Kintera, Wilhelm Klotzek, Anouk Kruithof, Alicjia Kwade, Brandon LaBelle, Oliver Laric, Leigh Ledare, Ján Mančuška , Ryan Mclaughlin, Christoph Meier, Henrik Menné, Ciprian Muresan, Laurel Nakadate, Anna Oppermann, Adam Pendleton, Pablo Pijnappel, Kirstine Roepstorff, Sebastian Romo, Elsa Salonen, Andrea Salvino, Tomoko Sauvage, Andreas Sell, Marinella Senatore, Jeremy Shaw, Despina Stokou, Marcel Türkowsky, Ignacio Uriarte, Ada Van Hoorebeke, Jorinde Voigt, Jan Vormann, Sinta Werner, Ming Wong, Whats to be Done?

ISBN: 978-3-943514-12-4

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Mette Winckelmann: Lucky Pieces
Mette Winckelmann: Lucky Pieces
Mette Winckelmann

The book Lucky Pieces is an introduction to the painting based artwork of Danish artist Mette Winckelmann. Winckelmann’s oeuvre is a dialogue between painting and patchwork, craft and concept, which the texts vividly explore. The book is rich on colourful illustrations and with texts in English, German and Danish by amongst others Iris Müller-Westermann (Curator of International Art at Moderna Museet, Stockholm), Sally O’Reilly (Art Critic, London) and Solvej Helweg Ovesen (Independent Curator and Author, Berlin).

ISBN: 978-3-943514-20-9

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Leonor Antunes: Villa How to Use
Leonor Antunes: villa, how to use
Serralves
Leonor Antunes

The first monograph to be published on the work of Leonor Antunes, villa, how to use is released in association with the exhibition Antunes conceived for the Serralves Villa in 2011. The result of a close collaboration between the artist and graphic designer Conny Purtill, this fully-illustrated publication includes installation views of Antunes’ exhibition (which featured works produced by the artist over the past decade alongside pieces specifically created for the Villa spaces), as well as five essays that offer an in-depth survey on Antunes’ art.

Dieter Roelstraete highlights the speculative concerns that, under the blanket term architecture, Antunes shares with the three most important German-speaking philosophers of the twentieth century (Wittgenstein, Heidegger, and Adorno): identity and belonging, homeliness and uprootedness, measures and proportion, space and balance. Taking the case study of Manhattan’s Park Avenue after WWII, Maria Berman examines the theme of duplication in architecture. Doris van Drathen finds in Leonor Antunes’ work the use of “measurement” as a tool of grasping the world. Nuria Enguita Mayo addresses the problems of duplication, faktura and restriction, while Ricardo Nicolau reflects on the dialogue of the artist with the architecture of the Serralves Villa and the memory of other buildings from the history of modernism.

ISBN: 978-3-943514-19-3

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Rogério Duarte: Marginália 1
Rogério Duarte: Marginália 1
Manuel Raeder (ed.)
Manuel Raeder, Mariana Castillo Deball, Rogério Duarte

Arguably, Rogério Duarte is “the genius behind the geniuses” (Narlan Mattos) of Brazil’s 1960–70s counter-cultural and avant-garde efforts. Thus, it comes as no surprise that key figures in the fields of design, music, art, and cinema, such as Glauber Rocha, Hélio Oiticica, Gilberto Gil, and Caetano Veloso, have provided the posterity with a vast catalogue of testimonies that leave no doubt as to the crucial role that Rogério played in the emergence of what is known today as the Tropicália movement, or Tropicalism.

Yet, despite the growing interest that the Brazilian counter-culture of that time encountered on the international stage during the past two decades, Rogério’s work has remained almost unknown to a broader public.

Marginália 1 was developed by the designer Manuel Raeder and the artist Mariana Castillo Deball over a period of four years. It is the first in-depth survey of Duarte’s practice, and the first time that a selection of his poems and texts have been translated into English.

ISBN: 978-3-943514-18-6

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Matt Mullican: Editions 1985 - 2012
Matt Mullican: Editions 1985-2012
Matt Mullican

This is the first catalogue raisonné of editions and multiples by Matt Mullican, published by Helga Maria Klosterfelde Edition and Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite. In addition to the book, Matt Mullican has produced a special multiple to accompany the publication, this will be available through Helga Maria Klosterfelde Edition.

ISBN: 978-3-943514-17-9

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Studio Manuel Raeder: La letra E está por doquier
Studio Manuel Raeder: La letra E está por doquier
Studio Manuel Raeder
Studio Manuel Raeder

This catalogue accompanied the exhibition La Letra E está por doquier organized by Studio Manuel Raeder in collaboration with the Centro de Diseño in Oaxaca, Mexico and, subsequently, on display at the Archivo Diseño y Arquitectura in Mexico City, the Kunstverein München and Galerie Neu, Berlin. Two open structures of wooden cubes displayed a selection of catalogues and artist books produced by, and central to the practice of the Berlin based design studio over the the last decade. The publications were exhibited spatially amongst collected and found objects, such as pieces of Barro Negro (Black Clay) – a style of pottery originating from Oaxaca, which the designers collected during their interaction with local artisans and ancestral craft techniques.

ISBN: 978-3-943514-16-2

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Pierre Leguillon: Tifaifai.
–Tifaifai.
Pierre Leguillon
Pierre Leguillon

The book by Pierre Leguillon –Tifaifai., was thought in echo to the octagonal structure that he imagined for the Rotonde Balzac space, in the National Foundation for Graphic and Plastic Arts in Paris. It’s made from kimono fabrics of the last century, with very particular motifs and weaving, where the colors seem to fuse into each other, and which are reminiscent of brush strokes. Each piece of this great three dimensions Japanese patchwork fabric, shows a picture: discarded photographs from news agency, or postcards, which show a strange “natural history”: animals, plants or minerals are often out of scale or transformed by photographic representation.

The title –Tifaifai., is a Polynesian word, a language that has no writing form and where culture is transmitted by oral tradition. Polynesian society is very hierarchical, and forgetting to mention a family name during the recitation of genealogies could be punished by death. “Tifaifai” is the phonetic transcription of the name given to traditional Tahitian quilts, made by women, where different plant and animal silhouettes, taken directly from the environment of the island, are cut and put on a background.

Pierre Leguillon therefore puts two collections together: the fabrics and the pictures. All these pictures, even if they are odd and sometimes difficult to “read”, are left without any explanation: there isn’t any caption with them. Indeed, the artist wanted the related informations only to be orally transmitted.Through their reading, readers activate a sequence of pictures, like a slide carousel or Emile Renaud’s Praxinoscope (1876). The pictures, both spectacular and outdated, are left without the context of their publication. Like the pieces of fabric that make up the quilt, they have lost their purpose and look like they have failed to constitute a language.

ISBN: 978-3-943514-15-5

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Henning Bohl: Namenloses Grauen
Henning Bohl: Namenloses Grauen
Henning Bohl
Henning Bohl

„For the last few months these pictures have been my monsters oft he week. They form the consequences oft he decisions I have taken and these consequences have an afterlife of consequences, which I have had to face. So, I accepted the fate that these fictions of mine have become truth – and more – actual materializations; that I have, from the depth of my windowless studio, unleashed another artwork upon a world already crowded with others.“

The publications includes works by Henning Bohl shown at Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Pro Choice / L’Ocean Licker, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Casey Kaplan, published on the occasion of the exhibition held at Kunsthalle Nürnberg 2012 / 2013.

Die grossen alten Käse
(Für Henning Bohl)

Die grossen alten Käse
Finden hier längst schon nicht mehr statt
Sie zerfliessen denunziantisch
Im eisigen Kadath
Die grossen alten Käse
Verteilen die Kritik
Mit ihren Käsefüssen
Und ihren ekligen Tentakeln
Und ihren dreckigen Arschlöchern
Im grauenvollen Eis
Der Antarktis

Dirk von Lowtzow

 

ISBN: 978-3-943514-14-8

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Haegue Yang: Grid Bloc
Grid Bloc
Haegue Yang
Haegue Yang

This work builds upon Haegue Yang’s original Grid Bloc (2000), an earlier study showing Yang’s interest in ways to resist industrial standardizations. Through her frequent use of millimeter paper for her artistic practice, Yang discovered that certain color or dimensional schemes are not included in regular graph paper production for the general stationary market. Grid Bloc contains different grid line intervals in various colors. With these new grids Yang inserts ‘unindustrialized’ norms into the market.

The 2013 version in size A3 escapes from the 90 degree design and reflects compositions of Yang’s collage series Trustworthies, in which patterns from inside security envelopes are composed onto a graph paper background. The color, angle, form, and division of lines entertain fantasies about this graph paper’s use as a background for future Trustworthies production.

 

 

ISBN: 978-3-943514-13-1

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CAC
CAC – Andy Hope 1930, Kitty Kraus, André Butzer, Lucy McKenzie & Ian Hamilton Finlay
Contemporary Art Club, Theseustempel Vienna
André Butzer, Andy Hope 1930, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Kitty Krauss, Lucy McKenzie

In 2011, the Contemporary Art Club (CAC) in cooperation with the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien (KHM, Museum of Fine Arts Vienna), organised an exhibition series at the Theseustemple, a classicist building constructed at the beginning of the 19th century in Vienna’s Volksgarten. The project was launched with an exhibition by Andy Hope 1930, followed by Kitty Kraus and André Butzer. The series concluded with a dialogue between Lucy McKenzie and Ian Hamilton Finley, a complex and diverse group of young contemporary artists. This publication aims at documenting this experiment. Accordingly, also the concept to this exhibition series, the basis for the discussion initiated by CAC with the participants, will be published.

 

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Studio Manuel Raeder: Loose Leaf Wall Calendar 2013
Loose Leaf Wall Calendar 2013
Studio Manuel Raeder

Agendas / wall calendars are an ongoing project that Manuel Raeder has been doing since 2003. The idea of this series of time storage devices, is to focus on questioning different methods of how we organise, in a personal or none personal way our time. Formats, sizes and distributions systems vary each year. This hanging system was first invented by Manuel Raeder and published for the Loose Leaf wall calendar in 2006. To set up your Loose Leaf simply fix nails in distances of 12 cm in your wall and hang sheets according to your preference. This allows you to constantly re-arrange your months, giving endless combinations for your interior. Every month is typeset in a different typeface designed by studio Manuel Raeder.

ISBN: 978-3-943514-11-1

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Mariana Castillo Deball Uncomfortable Objects
Uncomfortable Objects
Mariana Castillo Deball
Mariana Castillo Deball

Roberto Calasso, in his essay The Madness That Comes From the Nymphs, relates how the first being Apollo addressed on Earth was a nymph, and she immediately tricked the god. Nymphs can be both saviors and devastators. They have an unpredictable character; they are powers who act suddenly, capturing and transforming their prey. Each of these invasions signals a metamorphosis that represents the acquisition of knowledge: a narrative possession. Uncomfortable Objects belong to this category of creatures: products of desire, research, or imagination, they compel us to follow them, until we are captured in their twisted nets and fall out of language.

This book is published on the occasion of the exhibition Zurich Art Prize 2012: Mariana Castillo Deball at Museum Haus Konstruktiv.

ISBN: 978-3-943514-10-0

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Episodes 4 & 6
Episodes 4 & 6
Adrian Williams
Adrian Williams

Audioplay by Adrian Williams (music by Theodor Köhler), performed and recorded live at Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, between September 24 and November 6, 2011.

“Adrian Williams’s new work occupied the temporary upper floor at Portikus. Both the acoustic conditions and the intimate room with the stairhead, the wooden flooring, and the views of the city provided an ideal setting for Adrian Williams’s carefully planned performances. Her scripts were transformed into audio plays through the collaboration with the composer Theodor Köhler, and consisted of interlinked musical and narrative strands; with each new listening, they gave rise to different narrative images. Since her work moves between the fields of installation and performance art and theater, the artist often chooses to perform a piece for a limited period of time, as though as a stage performance. In the exhibition at the Portikus, the piece, which was subdivided into several chapters, was subject to ongoing elaboration over the entire duration of the exhibition; the artist worked with the participating musicians and actors and performed once every week. During the opening hours, the instruments, sound objects, microphones, speakers, pieces of furniture, etc. that Adrian Williams has assembled into a stage design like installation served the artist and her team as a public rehearsal space. The entire intermediate ceiling was thus transformed into a voluminous sounding body transmitting voices and sounded to the lower exhibition space.”

Published on the occasion of the double exhibition of Adrian Williams and Michael Pfrommer at Portikus, Frankfurt from September to November 2011 (see also Michael Pfrommer: Portikus).

ISBN: 978-3-943514-09-4

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Lichtzwang by Daniel Steegmann Mangrané
Lichtzwang
Daniel Steegmann Mangrané
Daniel Steegmann Mangrané

The Lichtzwang series consists of more than 300 watercolors, all on 15 × 21 cm sheets of graph paper. Most works in the series are made up of groups of several watercolors wherein each successive work is a variation of the previous, showing a transformation. The process of realization is, however, guided by simple rules that bind while allowing improvisation and the introduction of a certain randomness in the process. These watercolors have the generic title Lichtzwang (lightduress or lightconstraint) which in turn is the title of a book of poems by Paul Celan. This publication comprises a selection of 256 watercolours made between 1998 and 2012 and was published on the occasion of the presentation of the work at the 2012 São Paulo Biennial.

ISBN: 978-3-943514-08-7

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Mauricío Guillén: I for idiot
Mauricío Guillén: I for idiot
MMK Frankfurt
Mauricío Guillén

I For Idiot functions as an extension of the film Avenida Progreso in the sense that it assembles three different perspectives: a philosopher’s, an ethnologist’s and a film theorist’s, and juxtaposes these with some of the external layers of reality that have in one way or another informed the film. The purpose of this exercise, is to further consider the potential of dialectic time as a tool for collapsing linear narratives and analyzing the relation between speed, history and the distribution of knowledge in information based societies.

The book was published on the occasion of the exhibition Avenida Progreso by Mauricio Gullién at the MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Zollamt, Frankfurt am Main (2012).

ISBN: 978-3-943514-07-0

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Runa Islam: Dogs Devouring Dead Horses
Runa Islam: Dogs Devouring Dead Horses
Runa Islam

Dogs Devouring Dead Horses was a collaboration between the artist Runa Islam and the designer Manuel Raeder subsequent to the exhibition she held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (Projects 95, 2011). The artist provided Raeder with stills from four films on display: Emergence (2011), This Much Is Uncertain (2009–2010), Magical Consciousness (2010) and The House Belongs to Those Who Inhabit It (2008). And Raeder, according to the introduction by Milovan Farronato, „gave back to Islam a ‘sculpture in print’ that does not just document the exhibition and offer a view of the three newer works on display, but draws upon the concepts underpinning the exhibition and the work of the filmmaker.“

This book has been made possible with the generous support of the Fiorucci Art Trust.

ISBN: 978-3-943514-06-3

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Mariana Castillo Deball: Finding Oneself Outside – Uncomfortable Objects.
Mariana Castillo Deball: Finding Oneself Outside – Uncomfortable Objects.
Mariana Castillo Deball

Artist’s publication accompanying the work by Mariana Castillo Deball created for dOCUMENTA (13), with contributions by Laurent Bartholdi, Mariana Castillo Deball, documentation from the Model collection of the Mathematical Institute, University of Göttingen, and Manuscript Fragments from the Landesbibliothek und Murhardsche der Stadt Kassel.

ISBN: 978-3-943514-05-6

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Michael Pfrommer: Portikus
Michael Pfrommer: Portikus
Michael Pfrommer
Michael Pfrommer

This booklet is a collection of texts on the work of Michael Pfrommer written by high-school students upon visiting the Portikus exhibition of his paintings in 2011.

ISBN: 978-3-943514-03-2

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Lucie Stahl: Plakate, Posters
Lucie Stahl: Plakate, Posters
Lucie Stahl

“Invited by Lucie Stahl to respond to her gorgeous and trashy collaged posters, I look back in my diary and am surprised by the number of parallels in our dreams and notations. I’ve never met Lucie Stahl but we live in the same world: oil spills, palm fronds, novelty key chains, sports beverages. Like me, she’s a self-appointed reporter. Stahl’s posters begin with her odd inclination to write down fragments of overheard conversations, ambient thoughts and fleeting anxieties that – once preserved (and obsessively so, under buckets of chemical gloss) function as video-grabs from the deluge of information that we understand, more or less, to comprise consciousness.” (Chris Kraus)
This artist book was published in occasion of an exhibition at Kölnischer Kunstverein (Lucie Stahl & Běla Kolářová, April 14 – May 15, 2011).

ISBN: 978-3-943514-02-5

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Cloudbuster Maroc
Cloudbuster Maroc
Christoph Keller
Christoph Keller

we started the cloudbuster-operations in the night between tuesday and wednesday from hicham’s compound and it took another day to the night until the first raindrops fell. we had a great new metal-tripod built in the meantime in amizmiz. the following day we moved operations upstream from tizfrit. it was usually hicham, fahd and i conducting the operations and discussing the way to proceed. dense clouds appeared during that day and in the night a strange ring of dark clouds was to be seen over this region, of which the villagers said that they had never seen the like before. rainshowers set in at night, this time even stronger, and hail fell locally in the area where we made the operations. the next day, friday, we had a big public operation planned in the village of tizfrit. hicham had spoken to the elders and they all agreed. so we placed the mobile cloudbuster unit on the village’s main square, a dirt platform next to the wadi, surrounded by a little shed with the sign “teleboutique”, another one with a coca-cola painting, the mosque and a private house. all the villagers came: the elder men, the young men, the women with the girls a bit further away and, of course, the kids. tea was brought and we started the operations with the cloudbuster. dark clouds appeared, so we tried to condense them further and to close the gaps between them. strong cold winds set in during the operation and the first rain fell already. the people of the village took part and discussed what was going on. at the end of the operation the sky was nearly dark from the clouds. hicham, fahd and i turned our coats inside out as it is a pre-islamic tradition to help make it rain. some of the men did the same and sang the rain-prayer salat al-istisqa’. the kids chanted the rain-song (come, rain, rain…). back in the house of hicham we were all feeling cold and a bit exhausted. during dinner it began to rain and the rain then grew stronger and heavier until it even leaked through several spots of the roof of the house. the next day the sky was spotless and blue again. the operations were conducted from march 16th to 22nd, 2008 in the atlas region around the village of tizfrit in the municipality of amizmiz, approximately 55 km south of marrakech.

ISBN: 978-3-943514-01-8

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1785 / 87 / 90 – 2010. Leonor Antunes
1785 / 87 / 90 – 2010.
Leonor Antunes
Leonor Antunes

A book-sculpture whose pages, bound by a thin lace, unfold to form a large panel of photographs of a foundry of gold coins with the effigy of Queen Mary I of Portugal, next to a series of images of the Brazilian jungle (as part of a research Leonor Antunes has been carrying out in Brazil since 2008). Edition of 200: Three Portuguese gold coins of queen Maria I minted in Brazil, dated from 1785, 1787, and 1790, “pau brazil” wood, certificate of authenticity.

Published as part of the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at Centro Cultural Montehermoso Kulturunea, Vitoria-Gasteiz, in 2010.

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BLESS Lookbook Collaborations
BLESS Lookbook Collaborations
BLESS

Since 2004, all BLESS lookbooks have been published inside existing magazines and designed in close collaboration with the graphic designer Manuel Raeder. This allows BLESS to spread ideas and projects in a broader field, beyond regular circulation. Over time, BLESS has kept a stockpile of some of these lookbook collaborations, and they were published by BOM DIA BOA TARDE BOA NOITE in a limited edition containing twelve selected BLESS lookbooks held together by a BLESS N° 43 Handle.

BLESS N° 25 UNISEASONERS
SLAVE Magazine, Australia, 2005
SLAVE Magazine is an offshoot of the artist collective Slave
Each issue of the magazine takes a different format

BLESS N° 27 EASED UP
Textfield Magazine, USA, Issue 4, 2005
A magazine to build your own personality cult and sell merchandise

BLESS N° 28 CLIMATE CONFUSION ASSISTANCE
Pacemaker Magazine, France, Issue 11, 2006
A3 folded art zine, theory, fiction, photography

BLESS N° 30 INTRARELEVANCE
CAPRICIOUS MAGAZINE, USA, Issue 5, November 2006
International fine art photography publication for emerging artists

BLESS N° 31 OHYESCOOLGREAT
THE PURPLE JOURNAL Magazine, France, Issue 11, Summer 2007
Essays, stories, reports, portraits, chronicles, photographs

BLESS N° 32 FURSTVERDERBER
Monthly Vampire Magazine, Korea, Issue 6, 2007
A magazine with no fixed theme combined with an audio compact disk

BLESS N° 34 EPRFECT VERYTHING!
Intersection Magazine, UK, Issue 25, Spring 2008
Man in motion

BLESS N° 36 NOTHINGNEATH
Paris, LA Magazine, France, Issue 1, Winter 2008/2009
Paris, LA is born of shared perspectives. It’s a project, like a love story, that comes from the feeling of being in one place, thinking about another

BLESS N° 39 HEART RINGERS
Girls Like Us Magazine, Belgium, Vol 2 Issue 1, 2010
A contemporary representation of lesbian identity,
exploring new boundaries, searching for interesting timeless content

BLESS N° 40 WHATWASITAGAIN
`SUP MAGAZINE, USA, Issue 22, 2010
A magazine intimately documenting music

BLESS N° 42 PLÄDOYER DER JETZTZEIT
Condiment Magazine, Australia, Issue 2, 2010
Adventures in food and form

BLESS N° 43 KNOW HOWOWOW
mono.kultur #28 Summer 2011, Germany,
BLESS: IN DISGUISE “Do you judge a magazine by its cover or its content?”
Two seperate booklets with a rollercoaster ride of an interview on your left
And the official lookbook of BLESS`s latest collection n°43 KNOW HOWOWOW on your right

BLESS was founded in 1997 by Ines Kaag and Desiree Heiss, and since then has challenged what it means to work both within and outside of the fashion industry, altering perceptions of where a product or fashion collection starts or ends.

Since BLESS N° 23 The bringer in 2004, all of the lookbooks have been published inside existing magazines and designed in close collaboration with the graphic designer Manuel Raeder. Publishing the BLESS lookbooks inside existing magazines allows BLESS to spread ideas and projects in a broader field, beyond regular circulation in press offices and not solely within the fashion industry. The lookbooks are distributed with the aim of joining ideas together, creating new friendships, and causing unusual encounters. For each collaboration the lookbook in question was simultaneously available in selected bookshops and distributed for free among BLESS’s shop clients. As a result, the shops discovered the magazines, while the audiences of the magazines discovered BLESS. Teaming up with shops and magazines highlights BLESS’s focus not just on fashion but also on fields including art, design, food, and music, which contribute to a wider vision of what a seasonal fashion statement can mean.

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never odd or even vol 2
Never Odd Or Even Volume II
Mariana Castillo Deball
Mariana Castillo Deball

Never Odd or Even Volume II is an anthology of 30 dust jackets of non-existing books, a literary journey throughout different topics and subject matters ranging from: unpublished memories, tropical manifestations, intragenealogy, Why the letter E is everywhere?, the taste of truth, the aroma of existence, contemporary ruins, conversations between a cardinal and a roadrunner bird, and more! Never odd or Even is a project by Mariana Castillo Deball published on the occasion of the exhibition Never Odd or Even at Grimmuseum, Berlin and Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde curated by Solvej Helweg Ovesen and co-produced by Grimmuseum, Berlin.

ISBN: 978-3-00-035970-5

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Kunstverein München Booklets
Kunstverein München Booklets
Kunstverein München
Cathy Wilkes, Ian Kiaer, Keren Cytter, Silke Otto-Knapp, Tobias Madison

This collection contains six publications which accompany exhibitions curated by Bart van der Heide at Kunstverein München in 2010 and 2011 • Silke Otto-Knapp, Many Many Women • Ian Kiaer, Endnote, pink • Tobias Madison, Do It to Do It • Keren Cytter, The Hottest Day of the Year • Cathy Wilkes • Group Affinity • All publications have been developed in close collaboration with the artists and function as an extention to the exhibitions into printed matter. Group Affinity was co-curated by Binna Choi, CASCO, Utrecht.

ISBN: 978-3-943514-00-1

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