Published by Damiani/Perrotin. Text by Jan Hoet. Interview by Léa Chauvel-Lévy.
A leading figure in the revival of modern ceramics, Johan Creten (born 1963) uses glazed stoneware, particularly in large-scale sculptural works. The publication unveils a large part of the artist’s career and technical explorations from precious porcelain flower pieces to mysterious monumental stoneware figures.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Söke Dikla, Peter Greulich, Jan Hoet.
With “Tiger & Turtle–Magic Mountain,” Heike Mutter (born 1969) and Ulrich Genth (born 1971) created a spectacular landmark for the German city of Duisburg. The work consists of winding pathways made of differently sloped stairs. This publication presents their design with other submissions from the Heinrich Hildebrand Heights competition.
Published by DuMont Buchverlag. Text by Jan Hoet, Arie Hartog.
A star of the circle around the “am Moritzplatz” gallery in the late 1970s, and a member of the “Junge Wilde” generation of German painters, Rainer Fetting (born 1949) developed a style of representational painting characterized by strong color schemes and fierce brushwork, that became popular in Italy and Germany in the early 1980s. This is the first comprehensive monograph on his work.
Published by Kerber. Text by Jan Hoet, Martin Hellmold, Wolfgang Ulrich, Francoise Cohen.
Thomas Huber questions the possibility of a real encounter between the viewer and an artwork. Here, Huber's own philosophic and poetic texts are illustrated with a selection of 52 of his geometric abstractions, an ironic nod to Modernism, which interweave shapes such as diamonds and squares to depict interior spaces.
Published by Kerber. Text by Jan Hoet, Michael Kröger, Jürgen H. Meyer.
Taking the absurd as the point of rupture between art, society and observation, this 1,152-page volume features Beuys, Duchamp, Kippenberger, Magritte, Meese, Nauman, Oppenheim, Picabia, Polke, Man Ray, Dieter Roth, Schwitters, Trockel, Franz West and others.
Published by Walther König. Text by Lorenzo Benedetti, Jan Hoet.
Berlin-based Andreas Hofer borrows from American comic strips, German art and architectural products from the Nazi era, the paintings of Kazimir Malevich, prehistoric dinosaur imagery, science fiction and pre-Modern worship images. He is represented in New York by Metro Pictures and in Los Angeles by Hauser & Wirth. Herein, recent work.
Published by Fonds Mercator. Edited by Giacinto Di Pietrantonio. Text by Bart de Baere, Jan Hoet, Paul Huvenne.
Jan Fabre, born in Antwerp in 1958, is one of the most innovative and versatile artists of his generation. Over the past 30 years, he has produced work as a visual artist, performance artist, director and author, expanding the horizons of every genre. Homo Faber is the first comprehensive overview to deal with all aspects of Fabre's visual art. It discusses key themes and ideas in his performance, drawing, sculpture, installation, photography and film work, including the concept of metamorphosis, his use of human bones and echoes of the Old Masters in his work. This volume covers the whole of Fabre's artistic career, starting from works of the 1970s and 80s, when he exhibited himself in a shop window and staged performances in which he burned spectators' money and leading up to his most recent sculptural still lifes of owls' heads and Pushpin Men.
Published by Kerber. Introduction by Jan Hoet, Graziella Lonardi Buontempo. Text by Bruno Corŕ, Peter Weiermair, Evelyn Weiss.
Andrea Fogli's drawings are like poetic gifts for the eyes that give us something we can only experience on the surface of the paper. The 106 fantastical drawings collected here, made between 2000 and 2006, constitute an intimate diary of this Italian artist's conscious and unconscious "shadows."
Published by Hatje Cantz Publishers. Preface by Jan Hoet. Essays by Georg-Christof Bertsch, Mel Byars, Hartmut Braun, Victor Margolin, Mathias Remmele, Waltraud Schwab and V»ronique Souben.
The young Berlin designers Oliver Vogt and Hermann Weizenegger already enjoy international renown--prototypes of their furniture have made their way to museums including the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. Beyond their original products and projects, Vogt & Weizenegger have also started an extraordinarily exciting dialogue on theory. Their ideas led to the highly respected project "DIM--The Imaginary Factory," a collaboration with a Berlin workshop for the blind. Design Matrix documents a new project for a wider audience, the transformation of a museum, MARTa Herford, into a laboratory where design can be experienced and understood in all of its dimensions, from production to presentation to practical application and consumption. Georg-Christof Bertsch has said that "one of V+W's most pressing motifs is the integration of lots of people in a continuous game which is such fun that no one wants to leave," and Design Matrix does just that.
Published by Kerber. Artwork by Bjarne Melgaard. Edited by Ann Demester. Contributions by Jan Hoet.
Norwegian “black metal” music was born in the late 1980s as a reaction against the fact that heavy metal music had become mainstream. In Black Low, the organized chaos of Bjarne Melgaard's “trash art” or “slacker art” mines the themes and visual culture of this music to focus on ideas of suicide as a philosophical question.
Published by Charta. Essays by Jan Hoet and Dieter Roelstraete.
Greek-born artist Jannis Kounellis is often identified with the Italian Arte Povera movement, though he had already made a name for himself in the Roman art scene of the early 1960s before allying himself to that movement in 1967. Using materials then considered unusual (such as wool, coal, live animals and plants), and blessed with a keen sixth sense for combining them, Kounellis worked to eliminate ideological boundaries between life and art, ethics and aesthetics, creation and production, the social and the individual. In the 1970s and 1980s, Kounellis continued to build this vocabulary of materials, introducing smoke, shelving units, coffee and coal. Kounellis's exemplary artistic odyssey and his more than four decades of fervent and impassioned activity are here surveyed on the occasion of his first large-scale exhibition in Belgium.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 9 x 11.5 in. / 240 pgs / 7 bw / 146 duotone.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 8/2/2002 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2002
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9788881583867TRADE List Price: $39.95 CDN $50.00
Published by Merz. Contributions by Jan Hoet, Giacinto Pietrantonio.
The wonderfully imaginative starting point for Over the Edges is the corners of city buildings. Corners are a city’s structural accents, reference points in the orientation of the city; a place to meet, and a place to literally bump into someone. Experimenting with this concept, Jan Hoet and Giacinto Di Pietrantonio gave over 55 artists access to the corners and edges of buildings in the old town center of Ghent. The result is an extremely varied group of works and installations. Participating artists are Mario Airň, Simone Berti, Dirk Braeckman, Cai Guo-Qiang, Maurizio Cattelan, Tom Claassen, Peter de Cupere, Wim Delvoye, Jimmie Durham, Olafur Eliasson, Jan Fabre, Belu-Simion Fainaru, Nicolas Floch, Alicia Framis, Giuseppe Gabellone, Alberto Garutti, Fabrice Gygi, David Hammons, Jonathan Horowitz, Huang Yong Ping, Carsten Höller, Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, Allan Kaprow, Kcho, Stefan Kern, Masato Kobayashi, John Körmeling, Atelier van Lieshout, Bernd Lohaus, Emilio Lopez-Menchero, Tony Matelli, Rita McBride, Juan Muńoz, Maria Nordman, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Avery Preesman, Philippe Ramette, Navin Rawanchaikul, Pipilotti Rist, Gert Robijns, Ugo Rondinone, Kiki Smith, Haim Steinbach, Brian Tolle, Keith Tyson, Angel Vergara and Sislej Xhafa.