Edited by Donna Wingate, Marc Joseph Berg. Text by Geoffrey Batchen, Francesco Bonami, Gavin Brown, Paulo Herkenhoff, Chrissie Iles, Jenelle Porter, David Rimanelli, Christian Scheidemann, Adam Szymczyk, Catherine Wood.
Hbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 208 pgs / 100 color. | 4/30/2014 | In stock $55.00
Essays by Frederic Brown, Rodney Cotterill, Jakob Jakobsen, Karl Holmquist, Frida Björk Ingvarsdóttir, Anders V. Munch, Svend Madsen, Ingo Niermann, Gitte Yrskou, Andrej Przywara, Isreal Rosenfield, Adam Szymscyk and Sheena Wagstaff.
Special binding, 8.75 x 12.75 in. / 188 pgs / illustrated throughout | 2/2/2004 | Not available $60.00
Published by Hatje Cantz. Edited by Donna Wingate, Marc Joseph Berg. Text by Geoffrey Batchen, Francesco Bonami, Gavin Brown, Paulo Herkenhoff, Chrissie Iles, Jenelle Porter, David Rimanelli, Christian Scheidemann, Adam Szymczyk, Catherine Wood.
Emerging in the mid-1990s, the Warsaw-born, New York-based artist Piotr Uklanski has created a provocative body of work that ranges across media, from installation, paper reliefs, tie-dye paintings, textile-based immersive sculptures and resin-based sculptures and paintings to photography, performance and a feature-length film, Summer Love. Second Languages is the first book to offer a comprehensive look at this iconoclastic artist. Taking the form of a reader, this richly illustrated collection of 11 essays--authored by internationally renowned art historians, curators and critics--analyzes Uklanski's protean output. While this book serves to critically situate Uklanski's work in art historical and theoretical contexts, it also provides some unconventional, humorous interpretations.
Published by Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Foreword by Madeleine Grynsztejn. Text by Dieter Roelstraete, Adam Szymczyk, Grant Watson, Goshka Macuga.
Goshka Macuga: Exhibit, A accompanies the first museum survey exhibition of the work of Polish-born, London-based artist Goshka Macuga (born 1967). Macuga’s practice is located at the intersection of two strands that have done much to define the landscape of contemporary art in the last decade: on the one hand, an increasing interest in research--specifically of the archival, historical kind--and on the other, a growing concern with strategies of display and the blurring of boundaries between artistic and curatorial practice. Many of Macuga’s large-scale, research-intensive projects have been collaborative in character, and the resultant installations regularly incorporate the work of other artists, both living and dead. The exhibition at the MCA is the first to map her trajectory since the early 2000s, featuring a selection of works and emphasizing the medium of collage, both two- or three-dimensional. The third in MCA Chicago’s MCA Monographs series, Goshka Macuga: Exhibit, A is the most comprehensive documentation of the artist’s work to date and features newly commissioned essays by Dieter Roelstraete, MCA Manilow Senior Curator; Adam Szymczyk, Director of Kunsthalle Basel; and Grant Watson, Senior Curator and Research Associate at Iniva, London.
PUBLISHER Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 8 x 10 in. / 112 pgs / 32 color / 24 bw / 7 gatefolds.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 3/31/2013 Out of stock indefinitely
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2013 p. 109
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9781938922107TRADE List Price: $30.00 CDN $40.00 GBP £27.00
Published by Aspen Art Press. Text by Maria Gough, Adam Szymczyk, Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson.
This publication offers a definitive, career-spanning exploration of Polish sculptor Monika Sosnowska (born 1972), known for manipulating ordinary forms and spaces into fascinating and often disorienting new configurations. Freed from their original functionality, her architectonic works and environments evoke a moment when, as she puts it, “architectural space begins to take on the characteristics of mental space.” Optical illusions, shifts in scale, mazes, and other such techniques that challenge the intellect of the viewer are motifs throughout her oeuvre. Published for an exhibition at the Aspen Art Museum, this volume documents a decade’s worth of Sosnowska’s objects, installations and exhibitions and features new scholarship by Maria Gough, Adam Szymczyk and Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson. It is the most comprehensive book on the artist in English to date.
Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Lionel Bovier. Text by Adam Szymczyk, Jan Verwoert.
Paulina Olowska’s paintings, collages, and knitted works explore Communist Poland’s fascination with Western consumerism and celebrates the spirit of what Polish writer Leopold Tyrmand called the “Applied Fantastic,” or the vernacular recreations of Western styles--while also paying tribute to American Pattern and Decoration art of the 1970s. This first overview includes an interview with Adam Szymczyk and an essay by Jan Verwoert.
Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Fanni Fetzer. Text by Fanni Fetzer, Michal Hladík, Vladimír Kokolia, Ales Palám, Adam Szymczyk.
To develop her projects, which are usually made in collaboration with a community, Czech artist Katerina Seda (born 1977) uses media such as video, drawing and installation. Her art objects and idiosyncratic artist’s books document what would otherwise be ephemeral performance pieces. This catalogue is the first overview of her output to date.
Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Florence Derieux, Rein Wolfs, Susanne Gaensheimer, Adam Szymczyk.
Described as a "world atlas against disappearance," this artist's book from Cyprien Gaillard (born 1980) presents 900 Polaroid photos, arranged into diamond-shaped grids, of architectural dilapidation, from ancient times to the present. Approaching the world as an archeological dig, Gaillard unites form with content by using an analogously outmoded instrument--the Polaroid--to depict these ruined or about-to-be ruined buildings.
Swiss artist Kilian Rüthemann (born 1979) works with the spatial and architectural characteristics of an exhibition space, intervening minimally through the use of construction materials and interior décor such as fabrics, to lift or expose parts of the structure. This first comprehensive publication on the artist annotates his work from various perspectives.
Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Adam Szymczyk. Text by Bogdan Ghiu, Dieter Roelstrate, Alina Serban.
This first monograph on emerging Berlin-based Romanian artist Daniel Knorr takes its design inspiration partially from Japanese Manga comics. An independent project produced alongside Knorr's comprehensive 2010 survey at Kunsthalle Basel, this will be an important source publication for years to come.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Adam Szymczyk, Yilmaz Dziewior.
The murals, computer images, paper works, drawings and objects of Berlin-based Michael Hakimi are combined in site-specific installations to form intricate networks of meaning. Hakimi expands the function of his formally reduced, two-dimensional images by means of his interventions, emphasizing the semantic divide between object and sign. The artist examines the narrative potential of symbols and basic geometric shapes through the collagelike interaction of his works with readymades of the simplest materials. His installation "Large Oven" (2004), for example, realized for the Kunstverein Hamburg, and the spatial project "Roof" (2007), produced for the Kunsthalle Basel, both of which are comprehensively documented for the first time in the present publication, create walk-in scenarios reflecting social, political and urban realities. Beyond these works, this retrospective monograph presents all of Hakimi's work since 2002.
Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Elena Filipovic, Adam Szymczyk.
In a supportive article covering the 4th Berlin Biennial, critic Steven Henry Madoff took a moment to question what many have termed "Biennial Fever," writing, "Are [biennials] here to capture trends or to advance artists' voices in a larger social dialogue? Do they promote international understanding or local interests? Are they bully pulpits for curators turned ideologues, or are they simply there to tap the art market's stopwatch till the next survey of hot new things draws the attention of an ever expanding universe of collectors?" For the 2008 edition of this always-provocative international fair, Curators Adam Szymczyk and Elena Filipovic brought together primarily newly commissioned work by 50 emerging and established international artists for a round-the-clock exhibition that included 63 nightly events. This expansive volume documents it all, and contains contributions by writers, critics and artists including Beatriz Colomina, Bettina Viesmann, Cameron Jamie, Gabriel Kuri, Babette Mangolte, Ahmet Ögüt and Katerina Seda.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Sabine Breitwieser. Text by Sabine Breitwieser, Dietrich Karner, Pawel Polit, Adam Szymczyk.
Sculptor Edward Krasinski was a key member of Poland's neo-avant-garde of the 1960s and 70s. His work was rooted in Surrealism and Constructivism, but also deftly navigated between Minimalism and Conceptualism. This deeply satisfying and substantial monograph is published on the occasion of the first retrospective exhibition devoted to the artist's work since his death in 2004. It focuses on Krasinski's unique exhibition designs--grandiose settings for his works which completely transformed the original exhibition spaces. It features generous documentary portraits of Krasinski, many of which were created in collaboration with the photographer Eustachy Kossakowski, and many of which are reproduced here for the first time. Special attention is paid to the legendary Foksal Gallery in Warsaw, which Krasinski helped to establish in 1966. Important exhibitions are investigated, including the artist's contribution to the 1970 Tokyo Biennial. Several of Krasinski's key works, whose whereabouts had been unknown for many years, were unearthed while the retrospective was being researched--and they are displayed here at last.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Adam Szymczyk. Text by Adam Szymczyk, John Berger, Jean-Françoise Chévrier, Okwui Enwezor, Rhoda Kannaaneh.
From January to July of 2005, photographer Ahlam Shibli, born in Palestine in 1970, followed the young Palestinians of the Israeli army, soldiers of Bedouin descent deployed in tracking units at borders and in the occupied territories. The banal and unheroic moments she recorded, while the men were resting or waiting for something to happen, are set alongside images of destroyed houses and decayed infrastructure, cemeteries where Palestinians who died fighting against Israel are buried beside those who fought on its behalf, and the villages from which the men come and to which they will return. Shibli's portraits are understanding and her subjects forcefully portrayed, but their loyalty to the state of Israel touches a sore spot, and highlights certain divisive questions about how the Palestinian community can move forward. What might it mean for these young men to serve in the Israeli army? In Shibli's words, what is "the price a minority is forced to pay to the majority to be accepted?"
Published by Guggenheim Museum Publications. Introduction by Joan Young. Text by Yates McKee, Rein Wolfs, Mark Godfrey, Adam Szymczyk, Joan Young, Nancy Spector.
This oversized catalogue, with deluxe flocking on the cover and throughout, collects representative works by the finalists for the 2006 Hugo Boss Prize: Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla, John Bock, Tacita Dean, Damián Ortega, Aďda Ruilova and Tino Sehgal. The winner, Tacita Dean, received a solo show at the Guggenheim Museum this spring.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Edited by Joanne Mytkowska. Essays by Charles Esche, Jane Fraver, Joanna Mytkowska, Adam Szymczyk, Ariella Azoulay, and Sebastian Cichicki.
Artur Zmijewski first attracted attention with his video pieces entitled Singing Lessons , shown at Manifesta 4 in Frankfurt. In a group of deaf youths “sings” the Kyrie from a mass by Jan Maklakiewicz. The result is a gripping document of striving for the impossible--a study of limitations and failure. Zmijewski breaks taboos in his other works as well, focusing primarily on aspects of the body. In the 1998 work An Eye for Eye, he worked with amputees missing a leg or a hand to create hybrid beings who are apparently able to walk or grasp again with the aid of “borrowed” limbs. Zmijewski will be representing Poland at the 2005 Venice Biennale. This monograph presents the artist's penetrating works created for the exhibition along with a number of informative essays.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Essays by Adam Szymczyk and Stephan Urbaschek.
Since 1989, van Warmerdam has created photo works well summed-up by the phrase “It is what it is, but yet not”--the title of one essay in this retrospective catalogue. Whether she depicts a craggy mountain top, a tree in bloom, a well-endowed woman, or cows in a field, van Warmerdam takes a conceptually Surrealist twist on representation.
PUBLISHER Walther König, Köln
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 9 x 12.25 in. / 128 pgs / 96 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 5/2/2004 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2004
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783883757681SDNR30 List Price: $35.00 CDN $40.00
Published by Hatje Cantz. Essays by Frederic Brown, Rodney Cotterill, Jakob Jakobsen, Karl Holmquist, Frida Björk Ingvarsdóttir, Anders V. Munch, Svend Madsen, Ingo Niermann, Gitte Yrskou, Andrej Przywara, Isreal Rosenfield, Adam Szymscyk and Sheena Wagstaff.
In Olafur Eliasson's exhibition The Blind Pavilion for the Danish pavilion at the most recent Venice Biennale, virtually all the strategies that the artist had employed up until now were activated: mirror reflections, glass kaleidoscopes, stretches of stairway, architectural interventions, and camera obscuras. An all-encompassing exhibition, it cancelled out the dividing lines between work and viewer, between outside and inside, between art and science. A parallel counterpart to the pavilion, rather than a mere representation of it, is the book The Blind Pavilion. Created by Eliasson in close collaboration with Danish author Svend Úge Madsen, who has persistently challenged our notions of time and space in his writings, The Blind Pavilion gathers writing by authors, poets, and theoreticians who were invited to contribute texts that explore our constantly shifting and ever-evolving capacity for "orienting" ourselves. The texts serve as contributions to an examination of how we physically and psychologically orient ourselves to the world--and of what happens when we are deprived of one or more of our orientation possibilities, for example our ability to hear and remember, to expect something, or to experience the passage of time.