Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Tarek Atoui, Juan A. Gaitán, Natasha Ginwala, Catalina Lozano, Mariana Munguía, Olaf Nicolai, Danh Vo.
From May 29 to August 3, 2014, the 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, curated by Juan A. Gaitán, presents an exhibition at three venues throughout the city: Haus am Waldsee, Dahlem Museums–National Museums in Berlin and KW Institute. This concise, user-friendly guidebook is an essential tool for navigating the Biennale.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Juan A. Gaitán, Mariana Munguía.
Since its inception in 1998, the Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art has become one of the most important events of contemporary art worldwide. 2014 marks the 8th Biennale, and supplementing the 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art Guidebook is the Berlin Biennale 8: Excursus. In contrast to a classical exhibition catalogue, the aim of this exclusively image-based publication is to function as an additional print venue of the 8th Berlin Biennale. Each participating artist was invited to submit an original visual proposal covering up to four pages with various format options; creations from famed contemporary artists such as Anri Sala, Jimmy Robert, Wolfgang Tillmans, Carlos Amorales, Rosa Barba, Carsten Höller, Olaf Nicolai, Jimmie Durham, Monica Bonvicini, Tacita Dean, Angela Bulloch and Glenn Ligon fill the pages. Excursus reaches beyond the immediate domain of the 8th Berlin Biennale—those who cannot attend the experimental context-specific exhibition can still own this unique art object compiling works from key players in today's art world.
Published by Mousse Publishing. Edited by Jens Hoffmann. Foreword by Milovan Farronato. Text by Peter Eleey, Elena Filipovic, Juan A. Gaitán, Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, Maria Lind, Chus Martínez, Jessica Morgan, Adriano Pedrosa, João Ribas, Dieter Roelstraete.
It has become almost obligatory to introduce a book on curating by noting the plethora of recent publications on the subject. How, in just a few short years, did we reach this point of saturation? What questions, exactly, do all these books address? Many attempt to offer an overview of the curatorial field as it exists today, or attempt to map its historical trajectory. Others propose a series of case studies under a common curatorial theme. All are hoping to contribute to this relatively new discipline and its accompanying canon. Edited by Jens Hoffmann, Ten Fundamental Questions of Curating offers a real critique of existing publications and modes of thinking by explicitly asking the questions that others have missed, ignored or deemed already answered: What is a curator? What is the public? What is art? What about collecting? What is an exhibition? Why mediate art? What to do with the contemporary? What about responsibility? What is the process? How about pleasure? Here, Peter Eleey, Elena Filipovic, Juan A. Gaitán, Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, Maria Lind, Chus Martínez, Jessica Morgan, Adriano Pedrosa, João Ribas and Dieter Roelstraete each propose and then address one question. Ten Fundamental Questions of Curating takes a back-to-basics approach--a return to a kind of zero-degree state--at a time when a recalibration of what a curator is and does seems both necessary and urgent.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 6 x 9.5 in. / 144 pgs.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 10/31/2013 Out of stock indefinitely
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2014 p. 146
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9788867490530TRADE List Price: $27.50 CDN $37.50
Published by Fillip Editions. Edited by Antonia Hirsch. Text by Juan A. Gaitán, Melanie Gilligan, Antonia Hirsch, Candice Hopkins, Olaf Nicolai, Patricia Reed, Monika Szewczyk, Jan Verwoert.
Treating the idea of an economy as a general system of exchange, Intangible Economies advances the idea that personal relationships are produced by economic activity, and that desire generates economic transactions. Intangible Economies, speculatively investigates the role that these “affective transactions” play in modes of representation and cultural production. The abstract and abstracting function of value itself becomes particularly significant in this constellation, in its relation to both capitalist economy and to ethics. First developed for a 2011 conference in Vancouver, the essays included in this anthology seek to tackle the difficult task of tracing the role of affect in economic exchanges relative to artistic production, while also enacting the unruly force of such transactions. The contributing essayists are Melanie Gilligan, Juan A. Gaitàn, Hadley + Maxwell, Candice Hopkins, Olaf Nicolai, Patricia Reed, Monika Szewczyk and Jan Verwoert.
PUBLISHER Fillip Editions
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 4.5 x 7.5 in. / 176 pgs / illustrated throughout.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 11/30/2012 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2012 p. 129
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9781927354032TRADE List Price: $20.00 CDN $25.00
Published by Witte de With Publishers. Edited by Monika Szewczyk, Juan A Gaitán, Nicolaus Schafhausen. Text by Edith Dekyndt, Renske Janssen, Norman Mailer, Monika Szewczyk, Juan A. Gaitán, Nicolaus Schafhausen.
Over the course of two decades, Belgian artist Edith Dekyndt (born 1960) has amassed a repertoire of single-channel video projections, slide projections, sculptures and sound works. This Source Book offers access to Dekyndt's inspirations in literary fiction, film and music, and records Agnosia, her solo exhibition at Witte de With in the spring of 2009.