Edited by Lynne Cooke, Karen Kelly and Barbara Schröder. Essays by Dave Hickey, Rosalind Krauss, Ulrich Loock, Alexander Alberro, Jan Avgikos, Richard Shiff, Dirk Snauwaert, Miwon Kwon, Colin Gardner. Foreword by Philippe Vergne.
Pbk, 5.5 x 8 in. / 200 pgs / 14 color / 88 bw. | 10/31/2009 | In stock $16.95
Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Katharina Grosse, Ulrich Loock, Annika Reich. Text by Ulrich Loock.
This book examines the vibrant, abstract paintings and large-scale installations of German artist Katharina Grosse (born 1961). Grosse paints on the floor, walls and facades of the exhibition sites, and often introduces unexpected objects like beds or balloons, merging painting, sculpture and architecture.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Ulrich Loock. Text by James Lingwood, Hans Rudolf Reust.
From early architectural models and theatrical constructions to houses and utilitarian design, the sculpture of Thomas Schütte (born 1954) has pursued all categories of the medium; his website organizes his oeuvre into Houses, Bunkers, Monuments, Animals, Spirits, Jokes, Fruits and Vegetables, Women, Men, Flowers and Vases. This book spans 30 years of his practice.
Published by Kerber. Edited by Martin Hentschel. Text by Luca Massimo Barbero, Ulrich Loock.
Herbert Hamak (born 1952) has evolved a somewhat alchemical approach to painting: he mixes pigments with a binding agent of artificial resin and wax. Before the substance solidifies, he emerges his stretched canvas into a mold, while the image remains invisible. This publication presents Hamak's latest series developed specifically for Mies van der Rohe's Museum Haus Lange.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Text by Ulrich Loock. Introduction by João Fernandes.
Raoul De Keyser's watercolors are a lesser known aspect of his output. Sharing the formal concerns of his paintings, and likewise triggered by specific observations and circumstances, they also offer a readier forum for experimentation than the paintings. This publication presents 59 of De Keyser's watercolors, made between 2000 and 2008.
Published by Dia Art Foundation. Edited by Lynne Cooke, Karen Kelly and Barbara Schröder. Essays by Dave Hickey, Rosalind Krauss, Ulrich Loock, Alexander Alberro, Jan Avgikos, Richard Shiff, Dirk Snauwaert, Miwon Kwon, Colin Gardner. Foreword by Philippe Vergne.
Since 1992, the Dia Center for the Arts has presented the Robert Lehman Lectures on Contemporary Art—an example of Dia's ongoing commitment to cross-disciplinary critical discourse. This fourth volume of collected theoretical and critical essays focuses on Dia's exhibitions from 2001 through 2002, with contributions by Alexander Alberro, Jan Avgikos, Colin Gardner, Dave Hickey, Rosalind Krauss, Miwon Kwon, Ulrich Loock, Richard Shiff and Dirk Snauwaert. These writers analyze the work of internationally recognized artists such as Roni Horn, Alfred Jensen, Bruce Nauman, Max Neuhaus, Panamarenko, Jorge Pardo, Gerhard Richter, Bridget Riley, Diana Thater and Gilberto Zorio.
Published by DuMont. Essay by Ulrich Loock. Foreword by Friedrich Christian Flick.
Thomas Schtte has frequently cast himself into the role of a maverick--remained remote from the work of his artistic mentor, distanced himself from the statements of each ephemeral Zeitgeist and increasingly contradicted his own positions--and in so doing has become one of the most influential artists of his generation. Shifting from text to image to object to book, his work juxtaposes biographical moments with contemporary events, oscillates between the aspiration to shape the public reception of architecture and monumental sculpture and the conjunctive of model-maker, and projects avant-garde ideas onto traditional forms of art. With meticulous rigor, Ulrich Loock has observed the evolution of Schtte's output over the past 25 years. Underpinning his lucid overview is a series of intensive discussions between the author and artist on the genesis and history of particular works. This well-designed book is the most comprehensive monograph of the artist's work to date, and provides profound insight into Schtte's work through detailed discussions of the pieces.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Iwona Blazwick. Foreword by Kasper Koenig. Text by Yves-Alain Bois, Ulrich Loock.
Retrospektive covers more than three decades of Berlin-based Isa Genzken's career, with over 150 images, some of which are published here for the first time. Although she works in a variety of media, Genzken is best known for her architectural sculptures made from colorful materials, including mirrored sheets, fluorescent plastic and glass. A catalogue for Open, Sesame!, Genzken's retrospective exhibition at Cologne's Museum Ludwig and London's Whitechapel Gallery, this volume offers the most definitive look yet at an influential and notoriously reclusive artist. Featured are essays by renowned critic Yves-Alain Bois, curators Ulrich Loocks, Donna De Salvo and Ian White, an interview with Museum Ludwig Director Kasper König and contributions from artists Dan Graham, Wolfgang Tillmans and Lawrence Weiner.
Published by Rubell Family Collection. Text by Mark Coetzee, Meghan Dailey, Ulrich Loock.
The work of German artist Eberhard Havekost critiques the proverbial dialogue between painting and photography by establishing a visual language that hovers in the grey space between the two. What is at once apparent in the juxtaposition of these two seemingly disparate media in Havekost's hands is their mutual dependence--despite their differences. Working from personal photographs and found images, Havekost presents iconography that is familiar to all urban and suburban dwellers: bland Modernist structures, featureless landscapes and images of actual and impending violence. The significance of his work lies not in its subject matter, however, but in its execution. His creations are original works, made by hand, but by digital processes too. Published on the occasion of Havekost's first museum showing in the United States.
PUBLISHER Rubell Family Collection
BOOK FORMAT Hardback, 7 x 9.5 in. / 154 pgs / 72 color / 25 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 7/1/2008 Out of stock indefinitely
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2008 p. 128
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9780971634190TRADE List Price: $30.00 CDN $40.00 GBP £27.00
Published by Hatje Cantz. Essays by Matthias Frehner, Joachim Jäger, Ulrich Loock, Peter Schneemann, Reinhard Spieler and Samuel Vitali.
Retrospective, the most comprehensive monograph to date on the work of Franz Gertsch, celebrates the painter's 75th birthday. Since Harald Szeemann's legendary Documenta 5 in 1972, Gertsch has been one of the most significant photorealist or hyperrealist painters in the world. As a participant in three Venice Biennales, most recently in 2003, and the subject of solo shows at institutions including The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Gertsch has received some of the highest honors the art world has to offer. In 2002 the Museum Franz Gertsch opened in Burgdorf, near Bern, Switzerland: it is dedicated to his work--a rare honor for any living artist--and features a wide variety of it. Retrospective collects Gertsch's most important large-format paintings and monumental woodcuts, along with a broad selection of gouaches and watercolors from the late 1960s to the present, and includes a catalogue raisonnª of the paintings.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Essays by Ulrich Loock, Carina Plath and Beatrix Ruf.
The art of young polish painter Wilhelm Sasnal offers an entirely new and unfamiliar perspective on the meaning of images of day-to-day reality. In them, Sasnal's own existential fears and concerns about Polish society mix with sources such as Rodchenko, Art Spiegelmann's comic MAUs, and concert photographs of Sonic Youth.
Published by Charta. Essays by Ulrich Loock and Paul Schimmel. Interviews by Hannelore Reuen and Ulrich Loock.
“Making is a higher form of thinking,” claims Gregor Schneider, who began to make art as an adolescent. So urgent was his desire to be an artist that, in order to pay for the materials he needed to make his sculptures, he even worked as a gravedigger. Introverted, self-effacing and a close observer of human behavior--with a particular passion for the lowliest of social categories--Schneider has developed an all-absorbing identification with his work, living together with it night and day in an apartment he soundproofed from the rest of the world. Schneider has tried his hand at film, painting and sculpture, but most remarkable is the installation he created between 1985 and 1994, in his home. There he built rooms within rooms, walls in front of walls, doors that led nowhere and windows that opened onto dead spaces. When asked about his motivations, he would defiantly proclaim, “I can't do anything else.” This monograph surveys his work.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 9 x 11 in. / 232 pgs / 80 color / 370 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 3/2/2004 No longer our product
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2004
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9788881584604TRADE List Price: $49.95 CDN $60.00
Published by Hatje Cantz. Artwork by Herbert Brandl, Peter Weibel. Edited by Gunther Holler-Schuster, Hans Ulrich Obrist. Text by Denys Zacharopoulos, Ulrich Loock.
One of the most important, though largely unknown, exponents of the new painting, Herbert Brandl helped take art in a new direction in the 1980s, not least in response to a concept-based medium that had become academic. This volume documents Brandl's artistic development to date, revealing the strong analytic components of his work, and his ability to "depict depicting."
Published by Ludion. Edited by Steven Jacobs. Essays by Bart Cassiman, Dirk De Vos, Roland Jooris, Ulrich Loock, Hans Rudolf Reust, Gregory Salzman, Roberta Smith, Wim Van Mulders.
Raoul De Keyser's mainly abstract art is remarkable for its dimensional realism--that is, its connection of the subjective and objective dimensions of experience. De Keyser personalizes abstraction, he gives it a human face; many of his pictures include motifs drawn from his immediate surroundings or his own personal experience. Instead of searching for an overarching formal principle--as did the pioneers of abstraction from Kandinsky's time through the 1960s--De Keyser attunes his art to the significance of improvisation and chance in all life, and contemporary life in particular. Thus we find in the art of Raoul De Keyser much of the contingency, inconsistency, textual precariousness, modal variety, particularity, unpredictability, disorder and flux that we find in our daily lives. This catalogue, published on the occasion of a touring exhibition of De Keyser's work, documents in sumptuous reproductions the artist's oeuvre over the past twenty years.
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 9.5 x 12 in. / 272 pgs / 500 color
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 10/2/2000 No longer our product
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2001
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9789055442867TRADE List Price: $49.50 CDN $60.00