Edited by Carin Kuoni. Essays by Jean-Christophe Ammann, Carlos Basualdo, René Block, Francesco Bonami, Dan Cameron, Lynne Cooke, Bice Curiger, Donna De Salvo, Richard Flood, Thelma Golden, Yuko Hasegawa, Jean-Hubert Martin, Gerardo Mosquera, Hans Ulrich Obrist.
Paperback, 5 x 8.5 in. / 144 pgs / 100 bw. | 6/2/2001 | Not available $14.95
Fabric as Material and Concept in Modern Art from Klimt to the Present
Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Hartmut Böhme, Markus Brüderlin, Beverly Gordon, Jean-Hubert Martin, Emmanuel Petit, Uta Ruhkamp, Marie-Amélie zu Salm-Salm, Birgit Schneider, Julia Wallner, Tristan Weddigen.
This opulently designed volume looks at the dialogue between art and craft over the past century-plus. It compares works by Gustav Klimt, Edgar Degas, Jackson Pollock, Eva Hesse, Chiharu Shiota, Sergei Jensen and others to historical textiles from centuries past. Interdisciplinary essays provide extensive discussions of the materials and ideas utilized in textiles. Among the other artists featured are Magdalena Abakanowicz, Anni Albers, Joseph Beuys, Louise Bourgeois, Sonia Delaunay, Lucio Fontana, Mona Hatoum, Josef Hoffmann, Mike Kelley, Kimsooja, Paul Klee, Peter Kogler, Piero Manzoni, Agnes Martin, William Morris, Robert Morris, Blinky Palermo, Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter, Yinka Shonibare, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Dorothea Tanning, Lenore Tawney, Rosemarie Trockel, Édouard Vuillard and Pae White.
Published by Editions Dilecta. Text by Ilya Kabakov, Jean-Hubert Martin.
This volume gathers Ilya Kabakov's (born 1933) drawings from 1960 onward, spanning all of the artist's periods and techniques. The works are explicated in a text by the esteemed curator Jean-Hubert Martin, who first introduced Kabakov's work throughout Europe and the world.
Published by La Fábrica/Arts Santa Mònica. Text by Vicenç Altarió, Shalva Breus, Jean-Hubert Martin.
In an Absolute Disorder documents the history of the Kandinsky Prize--the largest independent award in Russian contemporary art. Past winners include Vladlena Gromova, Taisia Korotkova, Andrei Blazhnov, Polina Kanis, Anastasia Ryabova and Yuri Albert.
Published by Afterall Books. Introduction by Pablo Lafuente. Text by Lucy Steeds, Jean-Marc Poinsot, Rasheed Araeen, Jean Fisher, Thomas McEvilley, Jean-Hubert Martin, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, Barbara Kruger. Interview with Jean-Hubert Martin, Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, Alfredo Jaar, Francisco Godoy Vega.
Magiciens de la Terre was an exhibition held at the Centre Georges Pompidou and the Grande Halle at the Parc de la Villette in 1989. Curated by Jean-Hubert Martin, it aimed to counter the ethnic bias and colonial complicity of the contemporary art world. Martin chose 100 artists from around the world: 50 from first-world cultures such as the U.S. and Europe and 50 from cultures then routinely ignored by the art market, in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Australia. “I want to play the role of someone who uses artistic intuition alone to select objects which come from totally different cultures,” Martin explained. “I also want to incorporate into that process the critical thinking which contemporary anthropology provides on the problem of ethnocentrism.” With photographs and gallery plans, this volume revisits the exhibition.
Published by Radius Books. Text by Thomas McEvilley, Klaus Ottmann, Virginia Dwan, Anna Halprin, Michael Heizer, Steve Katz, Donald Kuspit, Ed Ranney, Jean-Hubert Martin. Interview with Löic Malle.
Charles Ross’ fascination with light, time and the space of the stars has produced a major earthwork, large-scale prism installations, sculpture, and painting with dynamite. From Star Axis, a vast architectonic earth/star work in the New Mexico desert, to his Solar Burns series made by burning wood-panel monochromes with focused rays of the sun, Ross allows the natural patterns and forces of the cosmos to inform his work. The Substance of Light is a comprehensive volume that covers over four decades of work and features full-color illustrations of his Solar Spectrum artworks, Star Axis, his Solar Burns, Star Maps and Explosion Paintings and Drawings, along with early work and selected architectural commissions. Major essays by Thomas McEvilley and Klaus Ottmann, as well as an extensive interview with Loïc Malle and a range of historical texts are also included.
Published by MER. Paper Kunsthalle. Edited by Jean-Hubert Martin, Axel Vervoordt, Mattijs Visser, Eddi De Wolf, Giandomenico Romanelli.
As Albert Einstein said, “The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.” This delightful, surprising and tactile exhibition catalogue examines the relationship between nature and the man-made world, reevaluating of our perceptions of reality, of how we read information, meaning and poetry in the physical world around us. Alongside an assortment of historical art objects from different periods and cultures, this volume features work by an assortment of international artists including Marina Abramovic, Antonin Artaud, Francis Bacon, Hans Bellmer, Michaël Borremans, Louise Bourgeois, André Breton, Cai Guo-Qiang, Jean Dubuffet, Marcel Duchamp, Marlene Dumas, Fischli & Weiss, Lucio Fontana, Alberto Giacometti, Anish Kapoor, On Kawara, William Kentridge, Yves Klein, Man Ray, Piero Manzoni, Gordon Matta-Clark, Pablo Picasso, Robert Raushenberg, Medardo Rosso, Richard Serra, James Turrell, Andy Warhol and many more.
PUBLISHER MER. Paper Kunsthalle
BOOK FORMAT Hardback, 8.25 x 10.5 in. / 268 pgs / 223 color / 189 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 8/1/2008 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2008 p. 153
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Published by Charta. Essays by Dan Cameron, Achille Bonito Oliva, Jean Hubert Martin, Cornelia Lauf, Irina Karasik, Olesya Turkina and Nena Dimitrijevic.
The Sarajevo-born artist Braco Dimitrijev'c has forged a strongly personal and original artistic path through the great movements of the postwar period, from kinetic and op art to conceptual and performance art. Throughout his work, he has returned to questions of fame and fate: what is it that catapults certain people into the historical limelight, and what causes others to be mere "casual passersby"? Dimitrijevic gained international attention in the 1970s for his supersized portraits of unknown subjects hung in large public spaces, and ever since his work has been focused on questions of "post-history," a set of ideas he formulated in 1976. This monograph provides a comprehensive look at his arresting theory in action.
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 9.5 x 12 in. / 400 pgs / 204 color and 241 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 11/15/2006 No longer our product
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2006 p. 138
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9788881585908TRADE List Price: $85.00 CDN $100.00
Published by Charta. Edited by Lóránd Hegyi. Essays by Carlos Basualdo, Anna Detheridge, Yuko Hasegawa and Jean-Hubert Martin.
What is the role of the contemporary artist in a reality that interprets cultures as conflicting parties and Europe as a closed space? How does his identity develop in relation to European cultures and those that exist elsewhere in the world? Does there exist an acceptable comparative footing that permits otherwise explosive diversities to engage in dialogue with each other? These questions were the starting point for an international forum on the deepest cultural roots of European thought. Hosted in Como in 2004 by the Antonio Ratti Foundation, the forum welcomed renowned intellectuals, curators and critics who posed crucial questions about the implications and future prospects of creativity. Presented here are the panels and discussions that arose from the forum on an historically and traditionally divided multi-identity Europe, which is now attempting to unite politically and economically.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 120 pgs.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 1/15/2005 No longer our product
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2005 p. 92
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9788881584895TRADE List Price: $29.95 CDN $35.00
Published by Hatje Cantz. Edited by Jean-Hubert Martin. Essays by Salah Hassan, David Elliott, Mahmood Mamdani, Manthia Diawara, Jean Loup Amselle, Marie-Christine Eyen», and Charlotte Boudon.
Africa Remix is one of the only comprehensive publications on young contemporary art of the last decade in and from Africa. It features more than 80 artists from nearly 30 countries, well representing the geographic diversity of Africa--from Egypt and Morocco to South Africa. Both well-known artists, who are already established in the international scene, as well as new, emerging talents are included. In an attempt to do justice to the complexity of current artist production, this survey covers film, documentary photography, fashion, music and literature, in addition to the fine arts. Experts in the field comment on the different artistic positions represented and their sources of inspiration. Rather than relying on the traditional categories of postcolonial discourse, this publication concentrates on the “fact of the present”: the artworks are seen as an expression of the direct influence of the present on the artist. An illustrated dictionary on the important aspects of African art and culture completes this fascinating study.
Published by Charta/PAC. Essay by Jean-Hubert Martin.
Invited by France's Institut National de L'audiovisuel, the country's chief television archive, to comb their collection for a project, Christian Boltanski, the noted French installation and video artist, became overwhelmed. To make the task manageable and personal, he settled on the idea of compiling footage from news broadcasts from every one of his 60 birthdays, on September 6, since 1944. He wove the clips into a three-screen projection, creating another of his trademark meditations on memory, time, and death. Boltanski's other recent works in video, installation, and photography emphasize the precariousness of our existence, but do so with luminosity and humor, and always involve the audience in the implacable passing of time.
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 7 x 4.75 in. / 144 pgs / 32 color / 30 duotone.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 9/15/2005 No longer our product
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2005 p. 144
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9788881585298TRADE List Price: $40.00 CDN $50.00
Published by Charta. Edited by Anna Daneri, Giacinto Di Pietrantonio and Angela Vettese. Essays by Richard Nonas, Jean-Hubert Martin, Sabrine Lotringer and Annie Ratti.
A trained anthropologist, Richard Nonas has spent long periods among the Canadian Inuit and in the deserts of Mexico. An environmental sculptor, Nonas returned to Italy after an almost 30-year absence; there he worked with natural materials such as wood, stone and metal, and taught 24 young international artists. This book documents the students' and teacher's work.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 5.75 x 8.25 in. / 148 pgs / 44 color / 43 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 5/2/2004 No longer our product
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2004
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9788881584635TRADE List Price: $34.95 CDN $40.00
Published by Hatje Cantz. Edited by Jean-Hubert Martin. Essays by Elisabeth Bronfen, Dawn Ades, Stephan Andreae, Claudia Dichter and Karin Rührdanz.
Fascinated by optical phenomena and curious to explore the limits of picture making, painters share a long history of creating visual puzzles, composite pictures with shifting perspectives. Ambiguous images whose various levels of meaning depend entirely on the observer's point of view have drawn more than a few painters' brushes over time. This rich volume is dedicated to that multifarious tradition, from early Indian and Persian miniatures of imaginary anthropomorphic landscapes, to Giuseppe Arcimboldo's pictures of the seasons, and finally the works by the great surrealist masters Max Ernst and Salvador Dal', encountering along the way such diverse artists as Francis Picabia, William Hogarth, Leonardo da Vinci, M.C. Escher, Tony Cragg and Kara Walker. Dal', whose work is at the center of this book and gives it its title, came up with no less than seven strata of perception for his work The Endless Enigma, in which parts of the picture merge into ever-new scenarios depending on the individual area the viewer chooses to focus on. A unique presentation of ambiguous pictures that originated in different cultures and epochs, The Endless Enigma: Dal' and the Magicians of Multiple Meaning reveals the enormous complexity of this artistic phenomenon, underlining the meaning of the method of seeing and discovering.
Published by Merz. Essays by Peter Bexte and Pierre Sterckx. Foreword by Thierry Prat. Introduction by Jean-Hubert Martin.
Scatalogue, a combination of catalogue and scatology--scatology being the study of fecal excrement and an obsession with excretory functions--is a fitting title for a publication devoted to Wim Delvoye's latest work. A smelly hit in its new and improved version at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York this past year, and an equally natural sensation in Antwerp, Dusseldorf, Lyon, Milan, and Pori, Finland, Cloaca, Delvoye's perfect shit making machine, constitutes a major shift in the artist's oeuvre. Scatalogue also features art works from the rest of Delvoye's world, including shovels, gas cans, concrete mixers, and caterpillars, as well as X-rays and stained glass.
Published by Independent Curators International (ICI). Edited by Carin Kuoni. Essays by Jean-Christophe Ammann, Carlos Basualdo, René Block, Francesco Bonami, Dan Cameron, Lynne Cooke, Bice Curiger, Donna De Salvo, Richard Flood, Thelma Golden, Yuko Hasegawa, Jean-Hubert Martin, Gerardo Mosquera, Hans Ulrich Obrist.
A modern update of the Medieval trade manuals--the 'come-along-with-me' (vade mecum) of Medieval craftsmen--Words of Wisdom: A Curator's Vade Mecum is an invaluable guidebook for anyone interested in contemporary art and the practice of curating. In over fifty short essays, this compendium offers advice to a new generation of curators from veterans of contemporary art exhibitions who, over the past 25 years, have played a crucial role in shaping what we see today, and how we see it. While providing an intimate look at the minds of these master curators, Words of Wisdom also establishes the curator's craft as an important vocation that has changed tremendously over the past quarter-century. In the course of their musings, the curators offer behind-the-scenes insights into influential exhibitions and institutions and the contemporary art world they represent. Among the contributors are Jean-Christophe Amman, director of the Museum of Modern Art, Frankfurt, Germany; Donna de Salvo, curator at the Tate Gallery, London; Richard Flood, chief curator at the Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis; independent curator Hans Ulrich Obrist; and Marcia Tucker, founding director of the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York.