Edited by Germano Celant. Introduction by Miuccia Prada. Preface by Miuccia Prada, Patrizio Bertelli. Text by Gwen L. Allen, Pierre Bal Blanc, Claire Bishop, Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, Charles Esche, Boris Groys, Jens Hoffmann, Chus Martínez, Glenn Phillips, Christian Rattemeyer, Dieter Roelstraete, Anne Rorimer, Terry Smith, Mary Anne Staniszewski, Francesco Stocchi, Jan Verwoert. Interviews with Thomas Demand, Rem Koolhaas.
Clth, 8.75 x 11.5 in. / 700 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 9/30/2013 | Out of stock ISBN 9788887029550 | $120.00
Edited by Nick Aikens, Charles Esche, Susanne Gaensheimer, Peter Gorschlüter, Sunjung Kim. Text by Nick Aikens, Heeja Chung, Charles Esche, Susanne Gaensheimer, Peter Gorschlüter, Jewyo Rhii, Sunjung Kim, Henk Visch.
Pbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 306 pgs / 140 color / 19 bw. | 9/30/2013 | In stock ISBN 9783863353001 | $60.00
Introduction by Germano Celant. Preface by Miuccia Prada, Patrizio Bertelli. Text by Beatriz Colomina, Charles Esche, Nicholas Fox Weber, Elena Gigli, Constance W. Glenn, Maria Gough, Magdalena Holzhey, Adina Kamien-Kazhdan, Karen Koehler, Liz Kotz, Tatyana Vasilevna Kumzerova, Ulrich Lehmann, Annette Malochet, Marie Rebecchi, Julia Robinson, Gianni Emilio Simonetti, Antonio Somaini, Anne Thurmann-Jajes.
Hbk, 8.5 x 11 in. / 340 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 10/31/2012 | Not available ISBN 9788887029543 | $120.00
Edited by Christa Benzer, Christine Böhler, Christiane Erharter. Texts by Zdenka Badovinac, Francesco Bonami, Eda Cufer, Zoran Eric, Charles Esche, Maria Hlavajora, Suzana Milevska, Viktor Misiano, Kathrin Rhomberg, Renata Salecl.
Pbk, 7 x 9 in. / 218 pgs / 32 color. | 3/1/2009 | Not available ISBN 9783905829914 | $28.00
Published by Mousse Publishing. Text by Charles Esche, Gabi Scardi.
The videos, drawings and photographs of Milan-based Albanian artist Adrian Paci (born 1969) highlight the experience of political dictatorship in Albania. The Guardians documents an exhibition of works within the Dominican cloisters in Milan, including a short film about Albanian children tending the graves in an abandoned cemetery.
Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Nick Aikens. Text by Rasheed Araeen, Charles Esche, Kate Fowle, Courtney Martin, Michael Newman, Kaelen Wilson-Goldie, Dominic Rahtz, Gene Ray, Marcus du Sautoy, Zoe Sutherland.
Spanning 60 years, this publication surveys the art, editing and curating activities of London-based, Pakistani-born artist Rasheed Araeen (born 1935) for the first time, presenting an expansive artistic practice that has had a profound influence on generations of artists, writers and thinkers. Whether as a pioneer of Minimalist sculpture, a publisher of magazines at the forefront of postcolonial thinking like Third Text (founded 1987) or as an abstract painter drawing inspiration from the art of the Abbasid period, Araeen has consistently sought to realign the understanding of Modernism imposed by the hegemonic discourses of the West.
Bringing together newly commissioned essays by leading art critics and historians, documentation from the artist’s archive as well as an extensive survey of Araeen’s work, this publication offers the opportunity—long overdue—to assess Araeen’s impact as an artist and thinker.
Published by Mousse Publishing. Edited by Clare Butcher, Kris Dittel. Text by Anthea Buys, Clare Butcher, Charles Esche, et al.
With archival matter and sculpture, Greek-born, Amsterdam-based artist Antonis Pittas (born 1973) presents a rereading of the work of exhibition designer Herbert Bayer, whose 1942 exhibition Road to Victory at MoMA presented a highly aestheticized celebration of American involvement in World War Two.
Published by A Blade of Grass Books. Edited by Elizabeth M. Grady. Introduction by Deborah Fisher. Foreword by Shelley Frost Rubin. Text by Jan Cohen-Cruz, Ben Davis, Charles Esche, et al.
Future Imperfect weaves together accessible scholarship and leading examples of socially engaged art, including artist projects by Mel Chin, Brett Cook, Pablo Helguera, Fran Ilich, Norene Leddy & Liz Slagus, Jan Mun and Jody Wood. Christian Viveros-Fauné considers social practice in a business context; Greg Sholette debates its progressive bona fides; Charles Esche ruminates on its utopian claims and Grant Kester explores the tension between theory and practice. Further essays by Deborah Fisher, Laura Raicovich, Jan Cohen-Cruz and Elizabeth Grady analyze the institutional context for the art, exploring the ways that it affects organizational structure, how its impact can be assessed, and curatorial perspectives. Sections on each of the artist projects include an informative description and rich illustrations that open a window onto the artists’ practice. Additional contributions by Ben Davis, Tom Finkelpearl, Rick Lowe and Nato Thompson interrogate questions of ethics and effectiveness.
PUBLISHER A Blade of Grass Books
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 7.5 x 9.25 in. / 199 pgs / 139 color / 7 duotone / 9 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 3/28/2017 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2017 p. 160
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9780984230730TRADE List Price: $29.95 CDN $39.95 GBP £27.00
AVAILABILITY Out of stock
STATUS: Out of stock
Temporarily out of stock pending additional inventory.
Published by Forlaget Press. Text by Charles Esche, Ranjit Hoskote, Fridtjov Ruden, Line Ulekleiv, Svein Rønning.
Mirage is an installation by Norwegian artist Marianne Heier (born 1969), consisting of ten identical drinking-water wells equipped with hand pumps and basins. One of the wells is drilled into a mountain in Norway, and nine more are located in Malawi, Africa.
Published by Witte de With Publishers. Edited with text by Defne Ayas. Text by Charles Esche, Chus Martinez, Bik van der Pol, Eugene Wang.
To produce his large-scale ink-based maps and diagrams, Chinese artist Qiu Zhije (born 1969) explores political and historical narratives, from Confucianism to the Enlightenment. This book includes his new “Map of the Third World,” presented at the 2015 Moscow Biennale.
Qiu Zhijie (born 1969) is a contemporary Chinese artist who works primarily in video and photography.
Defne Ayas (b.1976) is the Director and Curator of the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam.
Charles Esche is Director of the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, and served as Curator of the 31st Sao Paulo Biennial 2014.
Chus Martínez is Head of the Institute of Art at the FHNW Academy of Art and Design in Basel, Switzerland.
Bik Van Der Pol is the artists duo Liesbeth Bik (born 1959) and Jos van der Pol (born 1961), who have worked together since 1994 as conceptual and installation artists.
Eugene Wang is the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Professor of Asian Art at Harvard University.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Edited by Magdalena Ziólkowska, Wojciech Grzybala. Text by Noit Banai, Boris Buden, Branislav Dimitrijevic, Charles Esche, Eckhart Gillen, Wojciech Grzybala, Agnieszka Szewczyk, Magdalena Ziólkowska.
In only a single decade--he died prematurely at the age of 30--Polish figurative painter Andrzej Wróblewski (1927-1957) created an unusual oeuvre depicting the decay of the human body and soul. This volume presents the artist as a theorist and a commentator on the art and cultural life of his time.
Published by Fondazione Prada. Edited by Germano Celant. Introduction by Miuccia Prada. Preface by Miuccia Prada, Patrizio Bertelli. Text by Gwen L. Allen, Pierre Bal Blanc, Claire Bishop, Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, Charles Esche, Boris Groys, Jens Hoffmann, Chus Martínez, Glenn Phillips, Christian Rattemeyer, Dieter Roelstraete, Anne Rorimer, Terry Smith, Mary Anne Staniszewski, Francesco Stocchi, Jan Verwoert. Interviews with Thomas Demand, Rem Koolhaas.
In a daring act of historical reconstruction, the curator Germano Celant, in dialogue with Thomas Demand and Rem Koolhaas, has recreated Harald Szeemann’s epochal Live in Your Head: When Attitudes Become Form, held at the Bern Kunsthalle in 1969, and installed by Celant at the magnificent Ca’ Corner della Regina in Venice in June–November 2013. Szeemann’s show was a dialogue with the Bern Kunsthalle, and Celant has reprised its spirit by placing the works in dialogue with the Ca’ Corner della Regina--a very different building, in its Venetian grandeur, to the Kunsthalle. This publication is divided into three parts: the first reproduces photo documentation of the original exhibit, the second compiles essays and interviews on Celant’s project and the third includes the installation views of the show in Venice. The book is completed by a "Register" of works included in both shows.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Nick Aikens, Charles Esche, Susanne Gaensheimer, Peter Gorschlüter, Sunjung Kim. Text by Nick Aikens, Heeja Chung, Charles Esche, Susanne Gaensheimer, Peter Gorschlüter, Jewyo Rhii, Sunjung Kim, Henk Visch.
The most comprehensive monograph on Korean artist Jewyo Rhii (born 1971), Moving Floors gives an overview of the artist’s oeuvre as well as documenting Night Studio, a series of four installations set in an apartment in Seoul, with drawings and documentary photographs.
Published by Open Editions/Hordaland Art Centre. Edited by Stine Herbert, Anne Szefer Karlsen. Text by Julie Ault, Maibritt Borgen, Céline Condorelli & Johan Frederik Hartle, Anthony Davies, Stephan Dillemuth & Jakob Jakobsen, Charles Esche, Barnaby Drabble, et al.
The current economic situation and society’s low confidence in its institutions demands that artists become more imaginative in their self-organization. If labels such as ‘alternative,’ ‘non-profit’ and ‘artist-run’ dominated the self-organized art scene of the late nineties, the separatist position implied by the use of these terms has been moderated during the intervening years. This new anthology of accounts from the frontline includes contributions by artist practitioners as well as their institutional counterparts providing a fascinating account of the art world as a matrix of positions where the balance of power and productivity constantly shifts. Artists, curators and critics discuss empirical and theoretical approaches from Europe, Africa and South and North America on how self-organization today oscillates between the self and the group, self-imposed bureaucratization and flexibility, aestheticization and activism.
PUBLISHER Open Editions/Hordaland Art Centre
BOOK FORMAT Flexi, 6.25 x 8.5 in. / 168 pgs / illustrated throughout.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 9/30/2013 Out of stock indefinitely
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2013 p. 152
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9780949004178TRADE List Price: $26.00 CDN $36.00
Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Christian Höller. Text by Inke Arns, Zdenka Badovinac, Bart de Baere, Charles Esche, Bartomeu Mari, Georg Schöllhammer, et al.
L’Internationale is a trans-institutional network of five major European museums and artists’ archives: Moderna Galerija Ljublana, Július Koller Society Bratislava/Vienna, MACBA Barcelona, Van Abbemusuem Eindhoven and MHKA Antwerp. With these five museums and their respective collections as a starting point, L’Internationale: Post-War Avant-Gardes Between 1957 and 1986 presents a range of case studies and historiographical and theoretical essays that reconsider a period in art history that was dominated by the art of Western Europe and North America. The publication instead portrays a more dispersed, multi-polar and interconnected neo-avant-garde, one that existed long before it became common to think in terms of globalization or trans-nationalism. In the process, this book questions how local narratives can be brought together in a new “rhizomatic” way, one that works to reshape our ideas of translocalism and internationalism.
Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Nick Aikens. Text by Charles Esche, Annie Flechter, Anselm Franke, Alessandro Rabottini, Alessandro Vicentelli.
Sources in the Air accompanies David Maljkovic’s three-part exhibition of the same name at the Van Abbemusem, Eindhoven, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead and GAMeC, Bergamo. Including films, sculpture, collage and installations from the past ten years, Sources in the Air is the artist’s most comprehensive survey to date.
Published by Progetto Prada Arte. Introduction by Germano Celant. Preface by Miuccia Prada, Patrizio Bertelli. Text by Beatriz Colomina, Charles Esche, Nicholas Fox Weber, Elena Gigli, Constance W. Glenn, Maria Gough, Magdalena Holzhey, Adina Kamien-Kazhdan, Karen Koehler, Liz Kotz, Tatyana Vasilevna Kumzerova, Ulrich Lehmann, Annette Malochet, Marie Rebecchi, Julia Robinson, Gianni Emilio Simonetti, Antonio Somaini, Anne Thurmann-Jajes.
From Futurism to Fluxus, virtually every twentieth-century avant-garde produced art multiples of some kind, whether to defuse the auratic power of the unique artwork, or to foster a more democratic art culture. The Small Utopia provides a thorough overview of this tendency, looking at Malevich’s tea sets, Bauhaus textiles and toys, early audio multiples, Duchamp’s readymades, films by Fischinger and Moholy-Nagy, Maciunas’ Fluxus kits, Minimalist and Pop art multiples, artist’s books and small press magazines, among other examples. Some of the field’s finest scholars contribute to this volume, including Maria Gough on Russian Productivism; Elena Gigli on Giacomo Balla; Annette Malochet on Sonia Delaunay’s Atelier Simultané; Karen Koehler on Bauhaus; Antonio Somaini on early sound art; Adina Kamien-Kazhdan on readymades; Marie Rebecchi on abstract cinema; Nicholas Fox Weber on Josef and Anni Albers; and Julia Robinson on Nouveau Realisme and Fluxus multiples. A superbly illustrated chronology rounds out this essential and handsome publication.
The Third Havana Biennial 1989, Exhibition Histories Vol. 2
Published by Afterall Books. Text by Rachel Weiss, Luis Camnitzer, Coco Fusco, Geeta Kapur, Charles Esche.
The second installment in Afterall's Exhibition Histories series, Making Art Global, Part 1 focuses on the third Havana Biennial, which took place in 1989. In the core essay, Rachel Weiss examines the ways in which this exhibition extended the global territory of contemporary art and redefined the biennial model. Gerardo Mosquera, a key member of the curatorial team, contributes a reflection on the project, and its constituent exhibitions and events are documented photographically. The book also includes a paper delivered by Geeta Kapur at the Biennial conference and republishes reviews of the Biennial by Coco Fusco and Luis Camnitzer. It opens with an introduction by Charles Esche and brings together recent interviews with participating artists Alex Ángeles, José Bedia, Alfredo Márquez and Lázaro Saavedra. Key texts from the time are complemented by new material.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Foreword by Anda Rottenberg. Text by David Elliot, Charles Esche, Heike Munder.
For this survey, 38 of Poland's leading artists are presented by a leading curator or art critic, along with numerous illustrations of his or her latest, most important works and a succinct biography. Among the artists featured are Pawel Althamer, Cezary Bodzianowski, Katarzyna Kozyra, Robert Kusmirowski, Dominik Lejman, Wilhelm Sasnal, Monika Sosnowska and Piotr Uklanski.
Published by nai010 publishers. Text by Jos Bosman, Aaron Betsky, Linda Vlassenrood, Charles Esche.
Working without the interventions of an engineer or building contractor, Dutch architect Frank Havermans (born 1967) constructs complex structures that display his fascination with architectonic space. His activities include the design of furniture, interior and exterior design projects and large-scale urbanism. Documenting his work since 1998, this monograph presents maquettes and scale models alongside images of the realized projects.
Published by Open Editions/De Appel. Edited by Paul O'Neill, Mick Wilson. Text by Daniel Buren, Charles Esche, Liam Gillick, Ute Meta Bauer, Raqs Media Collective, Irit Rogoff, et al.
In recent years there has been increased debate on the incorporation of pedagogy into curatorial practice—on what has been termed “the educational turn” (“turn” in the sense of a paradigmatic reorientation, within the arts). In this new volume, artists, curators, critics and academics respond to this widely recognized turn in contemporary art. Consisting primarily of newly commissioned texts, from interviews and position statements to performative text and dialogue, Curating and the Educational Turn also includes a number of previously published writings that have proved primary in the debate so far. Companion to the critically acclaimed Curating Subjects, this anthology presents an essential question for anyone interested in the cultural politics of production at the intersections of art, teaching and learning. Contributors include David Aguirre, Dave Beech, Cornford & Cross, Charles Esche, Liam Gillick, Tom Holert and Emily Pethick.
PUBLISHER Open Editions/De Appel
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 6.25 x 8.5 in. / 360 pgs.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 7/31/2010 Out of stock indefinitely
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2010 p. 74
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9780949004185TRADE List Price: $35.00 CDN $47.50
Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Christa Benzer, Christine Böhler, Christiane Erharter. Texts by Zdenka Badovinac, Francesco Bonami, Eda Cufer, Zoran Eric, Charles Esche, Maria Hlavajora, Suzana Milevska, Viktor Misiano, Kathrin Rhomberg, Renata Salecl.
The influential Slovenian curator, art critic, writer and theorist Igor Zabel (1958-2005) was largely responsible for putting the Slovenian art scene on the map during the 1990s. As Senior Curator of Ljubljana's Moderna Galerija, he established cultural links between Eastern and Western Europe, developing a unique critical perspective on the ongoing transformation of the post-Communist era. This indispensable volume both develops and creates new contexts for the theories and strategies illustrated by Zabel in his exhibitions, publications, critical writings and European exchange initiatives. It is published collaboratively by the Igor Zabel Association for Culture and Theory in Ljubljana and the Erste Foundation.
Can Society Be Engineered in the Twenty-First Century?
Published by nai010 publishers. Text by René Boomkens, Wouter van Stiphout, Charles Esche, Gijs van Oenen.
Social engineering has reemerged in the past several decades as part of the urban-renewal debate. This edition of Open posits a tactical, activist response to the prevailing neoliberal and neoconservative trends, and takes a critical look at current approaches to social engineering.
Published by JRP|Ringier. A film by Hila Peleg. With Charles Esche, Liam Gillick, Maria Lind.
Inspired by André Breton's mock trials of the 1920s and 30s, A Crime Against Art is a film based on a staged trial at the 2007 ARCO Art Fair in Madrid. Set as a television courtroom drama, this DVD condenses the trial to 100 minutes. Starring Jan Verwoert, Vasif Kortun, Chus Martinez and Charles Esche.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Text by Tilman Bezzenberger, Charles Esche, Maria Eichhorn
This publication presents documentation surrounding the public-limited-company-as-artwork, “Maria Eichhorn Aktiengesellschaft,” which was a star of 2002’s Documenta XI and won that year’s Arnold Bode Prize. In addition to texts establishing the political, economic, judicial and theoretical context of the work, this volume contains revealing tax and contractual documents.
Published by Veenman Publishers. Introduction by Charles Esche. Text by Nick Crowe, Françoise Boucher, Andrew Hunt, Joan Key.
New works by the Czech-born, UK-based conceptualist Pavel Büchler, along with texts by nine contemporary critics. Büchler works with old technologies like audio recordings, light and the material and mental presence of texts that focus on how we give things new meanings. A fascinating book.
PUBLISHER Veenman Publishers
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 6.5 x 8 in. / 249 pgs / 32 color / 90 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 3/1/2008 No longer our product
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2008 p. 175
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9789086900763TRADE List Price: $30.00 CDN $35.00
Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Rosi Braidotti, Charles Esche, Maria Hlavajova.
In 2007, Aernout Mik represented the Netherlands at the Venice Biennale. Rather than produce a standard catalogue to accompany Mik's acclaimed three-part video installation, curator Maria Hlavajova organized this dense and galvanizing critical reader. Interspersed with provocative black-and-white images from Mik's artworks, Citizens and Subjects looks at the Netherlands as an example of the contemporary western condition at a time when the demands of "national security," the normalization of violence and the maintenance of high levels of fear and anxiety have become part of daily life in the so-called "West." This volume seeks to identify the causes of our current predicament and looks at how our society fails to negotiate the challenges posed by economic globalization, human migration and cross-cultural influence. With contributions by philosophers, social scientists and artists including Marlene Dumas, Aernout Mik, Willem de Rooij and Lawrence Weiner.
Published by Veenman Publishers. Essays by Galit Eilat and Charles Esche.
Yael Bartana (born in 1970 in Israel) makes work largely about her conflicted homeland. She has an exceptionally sensitive eye for public ritual and ceremony, both organized and spontaneous. Her videos document such moments, often slowing them down or editing them in ways that focus on the intimate actions that define a person's public persona and private uncertainties.
PUBLISHER Veenman Publishers
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 6.5 x 8 in. / 56 pgs / 85 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 8/15/2006 No longer our product
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2006 p. 103
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9789086900039TRADE List Price: $20.00 CDN $25.00
Published by Valiz. Essays by Charles Esche, Gerardo Mosquera and Agung Jenong.
Jakarta Megalopolis focuses on two projects in the title city by artist and architect Stani Michiels and artist Arjan van Helmond. Each grapples with Jakarta's housing culture, the experience of private as opposed to public space and the consequences of city migration, as well as the city's infrastructure, increasing density, and its coherence--or lack thereof--as a whole. As megalopolises in developing countries undergo explosive growth, their cultural, social, political and economic complexities are developing at unprecedented rates. That phenomenon is drawing more and more attention within the world of architecture and art, and Jakarta Megalopolis offers a case study of its complexities, a cutaway view of this chaotic new world.
This is the first book from the Croatian-born, Amsterdam-based artist. Maljkovic produces both monochrome paintings and installations that show the influence of the Futurists and a fascination with what he calls "architectonic renderings; cool, geometric, aestheticized."
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 6.5 x 8.5 in. / 128 pgs / 57 color / 55 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 8/15/2005 No longer our product
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2005 p. 173
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9789085460299TRADE List Price: $30.00 CDN $35.00
Published by nai010 publishers. Essays by Jan Verwoert, Jean Attali, Wouter Davidts, Charles Esche, Mary Jane Jacob and Sven Lütticken.
Since 1995, Rotterdam artists Liesbeth Bik and Jos Van der Pol have drawn from their immediate surroundings to create architecture-inspired installations. Displayed in art museums and galleries, the duo's spaces and interiors do not merely reproduce physical constructions but also copy their functions and uses in an ongoing attempt to tease out the essential meaning and purpose of these very spaces. With their “constructive criticism” installations, Bik Van der Pol deliberately seek to influence cultural spaces and transform them in a constructive manner by adding what might be lacking or by illuminating things like signage, which is sometimes obscure. This publication is the first comprehensive overview of Bik Van der Pol's projects since the artists began working collaboratively a decade ago. Seven essays by leading authors draw attention to the breadth and significance of their methodology. The selected projects are thus placed within a critical framework that allows interpretation by and inspiration for artists, architects, designers and theorists.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Essays by Charles Esche, Paula van den Bosch, Joanna Mytkowska and Andrzej Przywara. Interview by Artur Zmijewski.
Pawel Althamer works in a variety of media, ranging from small, barely noticeable interventions in everyday situations, to large-scale performances. This book presents a complete catalogue of his work, including pieces shown in Documenta X (1997) and the Venice Biennale (2003).
Artists' Platforms and Strategies for Cultural Diversity
Published by nai010 publishers/Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten/Rain Artists' Initiatives. Edited by Edith Rijnja. Essays by Reinaldo Laddaga and Charles Esche. Introduction by Gertrude Flentge.
The phenomenon of artists' platforms and artists' initiatives have been gaining in popularity and strength over recent years, in the Netherlands and beyond. Artists form groups and organize themselves in order to change something in the local, regional or national environment, or in order to create work together. Shifting Map asks to what extent these artists can play a role in a society in flux. Shifting Map contributes to the wide-ranging international debate about western and non-western art, social engagement, cultural identity and the dominant visual culture. The book does not simply focus on a purely theoretical discussion, but also provides anchoring points and pause for thought for artists, curators and policy makers. Besides texts and images by the artists' initiatives and artists' platforms themselves, the publication includes essays by philosopher Reinaldo Laddaga and art critic Charles Esche which examine the significance of artists' initiatives, the artistic debate and its significance in the worldwide field of art.
Shifting Map is a publication by the RAIN Artists' Initiatives Network, a network of artists' platforms and initiatives in Africa, Asia and Latin America that was set up by former residents at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Artwork by Olaf Nicolai. Edited by Raimar Stange, Barbara Steiner. Contributions by Charles Esche. Text by Magnus Haglund.
Olaf Nicolai questions the processes of perception in order to elicit a different kind of reception. "Questions of form, moods, attitudes and style are not just vain play with surfaces. They are questions of [the] organizational forms of activities," he explains. In his works, Nicolai displays attitudes and styles, combining and collecting them. He integrates classical artistic techniques and the act of collecting; he secures evidence and constructs archives as the activities of his artistic production. His surprising, often overwhelming installations combine current questions of the natural sciences and the liberal arts with conceptional works that refer to biology, architecture, aesthetics, iconography, history, and the general processes of civilization and urban life. Focused on the construction and exploration of new aesthetic contexts, Nicolai's work often reflects the difference between nature and art, or naturalness and artificiality. This first big monograph is published on the occasion of Nicolai's receipt of the Kunstpreis from the city of Wolfsburg.
Published by Oktagon. Artwork by Fiona Banner, Inka Essenhigh, Parastou Forouhar, Kendell Geers, Renee Green, Tsuyoshi Ozawa, Dan Peterman, Rosangela Renno, Adi Rosenblum, Carlos Amorales, Alicia Framis, Liam Gillick, Christian Jankowski, Aernout Mik, Jonathan Monk, Anri Sala. Edited by Saskia Bos. Contributions by Charles Esche, Joseph Grigely. Text by Nicolas Bourriaud, Annie Fletcher, Daniel Birnbaum.
This two-volume catalog offers essays, artist texts, and interviews, as well as documentation of every installation included in the Berlin Biennale. Featured artists include Carlos Amorales, Joseph Grigely, Inka Essenhigh, Aernout Mik, Jonathan Ocampo, Surasai Monk, Alicia Framis, Liam Gillick, and Renee Green.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 15 x 10.25 in. / 484 pgs / 160 color
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 8/2/2001 No longer our product
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2002
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783896110978SDNR30 List Price: $39.95 CDN $50.00