Artwork by Valie Export, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Ion Grigorescu, Lynn Hershman, Elke Krystufek, Friedl Kubelka, Marina Abramovic, Eleanor Antin, Zoe Leonard, Adrian Piper. Photographs by Cindy Sherman. Edited by Sabine Breitwieser, Pierre Huyghe. Text by Ruth Noack, Yvonne Volkart, Dietrich Karner.
Hardcover, 8.5 x 11.25 in. / 260 pgs / 165 color / 120 bw. | 2/2/2002 | Not available $50.00
Published by Koenig Books/A.R.T. Press. Edited by Rhea Anastas, Alejandro Cesarco. Text by Judith Batalion, Vincenzo de Bellis, Gregg Bordowitz, Sabine Breitwieser, Stuart Comer, Joshua Decter, Yilmaz Dziewior, Jörg Heiser, Miwon Kwon, Bennett Simpson.
This substantial archive offers an ideal point of entry into the work and reception of Los Angeles–based performance artist and writer Andrea Fraser (born 1965). The interview format provides particular insight into Fraser's self-positioning as a central aspect of her practice. By presenting the artist's voice as mediated through various interlocutors (ranging from professional peers to popular media), Collected Interviews, 1990–2018 uniquely contextualizes Fraser's practice in the artistic and institutional fields in which she intervenes.
As Fraser is engaged, challenged and understood from diverse perspectives, readers learn as much about her artistic commitments from the artist's humor and affect as from her incisive analyses. The collection spans three decades, from the early 1990s to the present, and is organized chronologically with minimal editing.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Sabine Breitwieser. Text by Kathy Battista, Simone Forti, Billy Klüver, Michelle Kuo, Catherine Morris, Zabet Patterson, John Tain, Sabine Breit.
Based in New York, Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) was a unique association of engineers and artists that included Robert Rauschenberg, Robert Whitman, Billy Klüver and Fred Waldhauer. The initiative was launched to realize works of art in unprecedented collaborative ventures, employ cutting-edge technology and to create artworks that would not have been possible without the expertise of scientists. Among these works were Jean Tinguely’s Homage to New York (1960) and David Tudor’s Rainforest (1973), as well as the legendary 9 Evenings (1966) and ARTCASH (1971). This comprehensive overview offers a chronology of E.A.T.’s projects from 1960 to 1973, examining each project with a range of installation shots, archival photographs and ephemera, and essays by Simone Forti, Catherine Morris and others.
Published by Whitechapel Gallery. Edited with text by Iwona Blazwick. Text by Homi Bhabha, Sabine Breitwieser, Michael Juul Holm, Joseph Koerner, Denise Wendel.
William Kentridge (born 1955) is a beloved figure, heralded for his work in drawing, film animation, sculpture and performance. Published to accompany a major exhibition which tours to four venues in Europe, William Kentridge: Thick Time undertakes an overview of the artist’s recent works, focusing on a sequence of five key pieces dating from 2003 to 2015. These encompass three immersive audiovisual installations, including The Refusal of Time, selected works on paper, and ideas for theatre and opera design.
The fully illustrated monograph includes new critical writings on each of the works presented by venue curators Iwona Blazwick and Sabine Breitwieser; Michael Juul Holm, head of publications at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art; Harvard art historian Joseph Koerner; Denise Wendel, a writer interested in the relationship between art, theater and music; and influential Harvard postcolonial studies academic Homi Bhabha. The volume also features a selected exhibition history and bibliography.
William Kentridge was born in 1955 in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he continues to live and work. He is the recipient of several awards, including the Carnegie, and is represented by the Marian Goodman Gallery in New York. A major retrospective co-organized by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago recently toured the U.S. and appeared in Capetown, South Africa. In 2005 his production of The Magic Flute opened at La Monnaie opera house in Brussels, Belgium.
Homi Bhabha is a central figure in cultural studies and has been invited to to deliver lectures around the world at important institutions, including The University of London, England, whilst holding a more permanent position at the University of Chicago and Harvard University since 1997.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Sabine Breitwieser, Andrea Fraser, Shannon Jackson, Sven Lütticken.
Controversial, provocative and poignantly humorous, American artist Andrea Fraser (born 1965) is one of the most influential and pioneering figures of her generation and has been captivating a devoted audience for more than 30 years. She employs a wide range of media, including prints, photographs, installations and performances as well as texts and videos, time and again reformulating the same fundamental questions: what do we want from art, how do we view it and how does the art market distribute it? This richly illustrated catalogue presents a full overview of the artist's career for the first time. It assembles the early Four Posters (1984) as well as her famous performances such as Museum Highlights (1989), Inaugural Speech (1997) and Official Welcome (2001/03), linking them with her most recent videos.
Published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Text by Sabine Breitwieser, Laura Hoptman, Michael Darling, Jeffrey Grove, Lisa Lee.
Isa Genzken is arguably one of the most important and influential female artists of the past 30 years, yet the breadth of her achievement--which spans sculptures, paintings, photographs, collages, drawings, artist’s books, films, installations and public works--is still largely unknown in the United States. Published in conjunction with the first comprehensive retrospective of the artist’s epically diverse body of work, this publication encompasses Genzken’s work in all media over the past 40 years and is the most complete monograph on the artist available in English. Genzken has been part of the artistic discourse since she began exhibiting in the mid-1970s, but over the last decade a new generation of artists has been inspired by her radical inventiveness. The past ten years have been particularly productive for Genzken, who has created several bodies of work that have redefined assemblage for a new era. The catalogue presents Genzken’s career, through essays exploring the unfolding of her practice from 1973 until today, as well as an expansive plate section that provides a chronological overview of all her most important bodies of work and key exhibitions.
Born in Germany in 1948, Isa Genzken is one of Germany’s most important living artists. In the mid-1970s, as a student at Düsseldorf’s renowned Kunstakademie, she created geometric wood sculptures, which gained her early international acclaim (she exhibited these works at Documenta 7 and the Venice Biennale in 1982). Since then, she has made sculptures in plaster, concrete and epoxy resin. Ranging in size from maquettes to monumental, these abstract works are influenced by Minimalism, but are decidedly narrative. Paintings that examine ideas of surface and light, as well as photographs, collages, artist’s books and films, followed in the 1990s. From the late 90s on, Genzken began to create increasingly complex sculptural installations.
Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Irene Schubiger. Text by Johannes Gfeller, Joanna Phillips, Irene Schubiger, Sabine Breitwieser.
Surveying some 20 years of Swiss video art, this book includes works by Alexander Hahn, Klara Kuchta, Eric Lanz, Jean Otth, Pipilotti Rist, Alex Silber and Hannes Vogel, it reviews discussion surrounding the exhibiting of video art and the problems associated with long-term conservation.
Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Gabriela Switek. Text by Alexander Alberro, Sabine Breitwieser, Rachel Haidu.
Polish avant-garde artists Henryk Stazewski (1894-1988) and Edward Krasinski (1925-2004) shared a studio-apartment that they transformed into a kind of live-in laboratory. Avant-Garde in the Bloc is an intimate journey into the worlds and works of these two artists.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited and with text by Sabine Breitwieser. Foreword by Dietrich Kramer.
Over the past 20 years, the Vienna-based Generali Foundation has established itself as an internationally distinguished institution, with countless must-see exhibitions of conceptual and critical intermedia art to its name. The exhibition history tells it all: Valie Export, Harun Farocki, Dan Graham, Sanja Ivekovic, Mary Kelly, Edward Krasinski, Gordon Matta-Clark, Gustav Metzger, Walter Pichler, Martha Rosler, Adrian Piper and Allan Sekula have all shown there, often for their first solo outing. Generali has also commissioned works by artists such as Maria Eichhorn, Andrea Fraser, Hans Haacke, Dorit Margreiter, Mathias Poledna, Marjetica Potrc and Heimo Zobernig. In this power-packed book, numerous installation views and texts provide a review of the foundation's comprehensive program, whose context and genesis are discussed in a conversation between the foundation's long-time Director Sabine Breitwieser and art critic Sabeth Buchmann.
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 Generali Foundation, Vienna. Introduction by Sabine Breitwieser.
Some art is dismissed as “difficult”--difficult because of the media it employs, but even more so because of the sociopolitical themes it addresses. This art is often conceptual or performative, works cross-disciplinarily with architecture and design, and critically examines social parameters and the role of the media. Its media is naturally mixed, spanning and going beyond photography, film, video, and installation, all of which allow for process-oriented engagement. The Generali Foundation in Vienna has devoted much of its collection, exhibition energy, and research focus to this “difficult” type of artwork. Though many of the artists that form its collection are part of the canon of recent art history, they are mostly underrepresented in institutions--but not the Generali Foundation. Occupying Space presents a dense, comprehensive selection of projects from its collection by such artists as Valie Export, Andrea Fraser, Isa Genzken, Dan Graham, Hans Haacke, Hans Hollein, Mary Kelly, Gordon Matta-Clark, Adrian Piper, Martha Rosler, Allan Sekula, Peter Weibel and Franz West, together with brief, articulate texts on their work.
PUBLISHER Generali Foundation, Vienna
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 9.5 x 12.25 in. / 664 pgs / 680 color / 420 bw.
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Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Sabine Breitwieser, Hemma Schmutz and Tanja Widmann. Essays by Dietrich Kamer, Ursula Biemann, Sigrid Adorf, Giorgio Agamben, Anja Streither and Jutta Koether.
Taking its title from Deleuze, this exhibition and catalogue consider the body linguistically. In what sense do bodies produce language, how are they themselves grasped and defined by it, and what spaces for action are opened up by this understanding? With art by John Baldessari, Allan Kaprow, Mary Kelly, Francesca Woodman and others.
PUBLISHER Walther König, Köln
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 6.25 x 8.25 in. / 154 pgs / 30 color / 45 bw.
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Published by Generali Foundation, Vienna. Introduction by Sabine Breitwiesser. Foreward by Karner Dietrich. Interview by Benjamin H.D. Buchloh.
Allan Sekula has devoted his artistic and documentary oeuvre to researching and recording the world of labor and its transformation in the face of the global economy. From early performances enacted as part of the California anti-war movement to his latest work, Black Tide, which documents the Prestige oil tanker disaster on the Gallic coast of Spain, this volume presents a comprehensive overview of Sekula's visual work and texts. In addition to a retrospective look at his artistic and documentary projects, Performance Under Working Conditions will collect Sekula's important theoretical writings on photography, including texts from Photography Against the Grain, now out of print.
PUBLISHER Generali Foundation, Vienna
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 8.25 x 11 in. / 350 pgs / 108 color 29 bw / 136 duotone.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 8/2/2003 Out of print
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Published by Walther König, Köln. Artwork by Valie Export, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Ion Grigorescu, Lynn Hershman, Elke Krystufek, Friedl Kubelka, Marina Abramovic, Eleanor Antin, Zoe Leonard, Adrian Piper. Photographs by Cindy Sherman. Edited by Sabine Breitwieser, Pierre Huyghe. Text by Ruth Noack, Yvonne Volkart, Dietrich Karner.
To be able to take one's self off like a jacket and put on another self--who hasn't occasionally wished it were possible? Identity and transformation are among the central issues for contemporary art making, and Double Life pulls together a diverse selection of artists whose work embraces the possibilities of personality and appearance, racial and sexual stereotype, role-playing and reality. The artists in Double Life--from Marina Abramovic, Adrian Piper, and Andy Warhol to Ion Grigorescu, Eleanor Antin, Pierre Huyghe and Cindy Sherman--have all employed various strategies in their desire to assume different roles. Whether ironic, eccentric, utopian or critical, their methods have ranged from the subtle to the extreme. Zoe Leonard's pin-up calendar is filled with sexy portraits of her bearded self. Early black-and-white photographs by Cindy Sherman show the artist casually dressed as a random sampling of everyday people. Pierre Huyghe's Ann Lee is an anime extra, a digital character completely lacking any discernible identity. But artist Lynn Hershman perhaps best articulates the issue when she writes, "I always told the truth for the person who I was, but the person kept fluctuating."
PUBLISHER Walther König, Köln
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 8.5 x 11.25 in. / 260 pgs / 165 color / 120 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 2/2/2002 Out of print
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Published by Generali Foundation, Vienna. Edited by Sabine Breitwieser. Essays by Hans Haacke, Christian Kravagna, Heidemarie Uhl. Foreword by Dietrich Karner.
Long known for bringing trenchant analyses of sociopolitical structures into museum contexts, Hans Haacke has in the past exposed corporations who use art sponsorship to booster their image and slum landlords who hide behind diversified corporations. In his first exhibition in Vienna, the title of which gives its name to this book, Haacke tackles Austria's emotionally laden understanding of its own history and national identity. A larger discourse on "the culture of memory" weaves its way through selected historical works of Haacke's, including his 1999 project for the Reichstag, as well as through the artist's own writings, available here for the first time.
PUBLISHER Generali Foundation, Vienna
BOOK FORMAT Clothbound, 7.5 x 9.5 in. / 192 pgs / 19 color / 42 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 12/2/2001 Out of print
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Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Sabine Breitwieser. Essays by Marie-Luise Angerer, Reinhard Braun, Timothy Druckrey, Heidi Grundmann, Gene Youngblood, Artists include Vito Acconci, Laurie Anderson, Marie-Luise Angerer, John Baldessari, Lynda Benglis, Valie Export, General Ide
Re-Play: Beginnings of International Media Art in Austria is a comprehensive exploration of the beginnings of art and electronic media in Austria, focusing on internationally renowned artists who have influenced the Austrian scene as well as Austrian innovators themselves. Austria had a very active multimedia art world during the seminal 1960s and 70s--the metropolises of Vienna, Graz, and Innsbruck developed into important nerve centers, presenting important exhibitions and symposia featuring prominent artists from numerous countries, particularly the United States. At the same time, Austrian artists were invited with increasing frequency to major international events abroad. Re-Play documents more than 400 early videotape and audio works from Acconci to Wilke in illustrated and annotated work lists--an exciting and historically essential matrix of conceptual, media-critical and media-reflexive works.
PUBLISHER Walther König, Köln
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 6.75 x 9 in. / 506 pgs / 436 bw
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 10/2/2000 No longer our product
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