Published by JRP|Editions. Edited by Clément Dirié, Letizia Ragaglia, Andrea Viliani. Text by Chiara Costa, Heidi Zuckerman. Interview by Letizia Ragaglia, Andrea Viliani.
The work of influential Swiss artist John Armleder (born 1948) has spanned many mediums, from his distinctive Furniture Sculptures to his Fluxus performances with the Écart collective, from his diverse painting series to his drawing practice, from his striking installations and wall paintings to his numerous collaborative works.
Published to accompany two simultaneous exhibitions—one a rare retrospective, and one an exhibition of installation and total environments—John Armleder: The Grand Tour immerses the reader in the artist’s world. Each copy of the book features a unique cover by the artist, treated with special color inks and glitter.
An extensive interview with the artist, an essay about Armleder’s painting and its historical relevance by curator Heidi Zuckerman, and a complete biography and bibliography supply a grand synthesis of Armleder’s influential oeuvre.
As Zuckerman puts it in her essay, underlining how Armleder has served as a role model for generations of younger contemporary artists: “In a time when the attempt to categorize as a means to understand as well as self-locate is prevalent in both life and art, John Armleder remains known for having no restrictions or fixed ways of working.”
Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Lionel Bovier. Interview by Mai-Thu Perret.
Louis Thomas Jérôme Auzoux (1797–1880), a French doctor and naturalist, invented anatomical (and botanical) papier-mâché models that were widely distributed in the 19th and 20th centuries. John Armleder: Out! (Out!) presents a series of works by Swiss performance artist, painter, sculptor and critic John Armleder (born 1948) based on these models, which he acquired partly by accident, and somewhat mischievously. In a conversation between Mai-Thu Perret and the artist included in this volume, we come to understand that it is not so much the educational or iconographical dimension of these objects that Armleder wished to reproduce, but rather the cascade of references to questions, technical as much as abstract or material, and also linked to figuration. Armleder’s own work with the models addresses questions of reproduction, displacement and meaning, always in their multiple shifts, contradictions and bifurcations.
Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Lionel Bovier. Text by Lionel Bovier, Christophe Cherix.
This book focuses on Swiss artist John Armleder’s (born 1948) early Fluxus-related works with Ecart, a group Armleder cofounded with Patrick Lucchini and Claude Rychner in Geneva in the late 1960s. The Ecart Group published artists’ books, presented exhibitions and performances, and opened a bookstore/gallery that is considered to be “one of the most important alternative spaces in Europe in the 1970s” (Ken Friedman). Ecart was particularly important in Europe during the 1970s and 1980s, not only as an independent publishing house, but also because it introduced in Switzerland (and sometimes in Europe) a large number of leading artists of the era, including Joseph Beuys and Andy Warhol. Ecart also worked with artists such as Dick Higgins, Lawrence Weiner, Annette Messager, Daniel Spoerri, Giuseppe Chiari, Maurizio Nannucci and Ben Vautier. This volume is co-published with the Charles H. Scott Gallery, Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design, Vancouver.
Published by JRP|Ringier. Text by Giorgio Verzotti.
Performance artist, painter, sculptor, critic, curator and expeditionary John Armleder is consistent only in his willingness to take creative risks. A member of the Geneva-based Groupe Ecart and heavily involved in Fluxus, here he plays with multiple styles and devaluated decorative effects.
Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Lionel Bovier.
The Ecart group, founded by John Armleder, Patrick Lucchini and Claude Rychner, goes as far back as their childhood friendships, but it was the 1969 opening of the Ecart gallery in Geneva--which many considered the most important alternative space in Europe during the 1970s--that made it official. Ecart members eventually produced a dozen or so Super-8 films, some directed by Endre Tot and Gunther Ruch, which are compiled for the first time on this DVD. Titles include One Day Movie Hall, Fluxtheatre, Pieds, Why not Stop? (Part One), Trace, and The Crissier-Walk (Ecart Meets Adelina & Egon von Furstenberg). They are emblematic of the group's singular collective economy, and also attest to the era's increasingly intersecting media (performance, film, installation), to aesthetic and conceptual freedom and to the hybrid nature of artistic movements, from conceptual art to action, from individual poetics to the sharing of signatures, that characterized the 1970s.
Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Lionel Bovier and Beatrix Ruf.
You may know John Armleder as a Swiss artist whose work is emblematic of 80s Neo-Geo. Or you may know him as the artist who recently hung a disco ball at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. But this catalogue raisonné of Armleder's drawings shows how great a contribution he has made to shaping of the history of recent abstraction. Collecting almost 40 years of some 600 works on paper, the book traces Armleder's career through his Fluxus, Constructivist, “dot,” and Neo-Geo periods, though it would be a mistake to pin any label on so versatile an artist and one who hasn't ever closed off a line of investigation. This branch of his oeuvre offers direct insight into his continued, often humorous confrontation with art, especially with the abstract and conceptual, and with the relationship of art to everyday reality.
Published by JRP|Ringier/ECART Publications. Edited by Team 404.
If you let your fingers do the walking through these Yellow Pages, you won't find that plumber you're looking for, but you will plumb an inviting exercise in Conceptual art from Swiss artist, prankster, performer and teacher John Armleder. He and his class at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Braunschweig, Germany, who call themselves Team404, solicited original graphic works made on A4 paper from over 500 artists (Corrie Colbert, Sylvie Fleury, Thomas Hirschhorn, Odili Donald Odita, Michael Snow)--”be it a text, sketch, drawing, picture, or whatever suits your mind,” the letter said. The works were displayed in a gallery, then each was randomly put together with another artist's work to be reproduced as a black double print on yellow paper. Armleder, whose own prints and multiples were the subject of a retrospective exhibition at Geneva's Cabinet des Estampes in 1995, dials a winner.
Published by Charta. Essays by Gianni Salvaterra and Luigi Veronelli.
A strange book, strange like strange fruit, this volume is an artist project inspired by the 19 surviving indigenous wines found in Friuli Venezia Giulia, a region once rich with hundreds of species of vine. Bound in the steel of fermentation vats, its pages filled with labels in 19 languages, painted in grape-based inks, this limited-edition book is one to be leafed through while humored by deep cellars.
BOOK FORMAT Special Bin.din.g, 10.75 x 10.75 in. / 136 pgs / 23 color / 17 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 2/2/2004 No longer our product
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2004
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9788881584611TRADE List Price: $70.00 CDN $85.00