Published by Swiss Institute/Karma. Edited with introduction by Simon Castets, Alison Coplan. Text by Hans Haacke.
German artist and institutional critique pioneer Hans Haacke (born 1936) is famed worldwide for examining museums by directly asking their audiences questions. Hans Haacke: Swiss Institute Visitors Poll documents the results of his longest ever poll work, which was conducted at Swiss Institute from June 21, 2018 to October 24, 2019. Newly commissioned for this publication, Haacke's featured essay outlines the history of his poll works, discussing the context and development of this body of work over four decades—all leading up to the Swiss Institute Visitors Poll. The book documents the results of the poll, including 652 pages of facsimile index cards that were written by poll respondents in response to Question #20: “What multiple-choice question would you also have liked to see in this poll?”
Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited and with introduction by Hans Dickel, Oliver Schwarz.
With Reference to Hans Haacke is a homage to internationally renowned political conceptual artist Hans Haacke (born 1936) on the occasion of his 75th birthday. It comprises more than 100 contributions dedicated to him by three generations of artists--from Vito Acconci to Heimo Zobernig--with more than 300 color illustrations. The effect of Hans Haacke’s work extends far beyond the boundaries of the cultural sphere, and its influence is demonstrated throughout this collection: on the colleagues who know him and on a younger generation who look to him as a pioneer in his contemporary treatments of such issues as ecosystems and the complexity of our social reality. Haacke’s unorthodox work has opened up many debates on the general political, economic and institutional conditions of our conception of art. With Reference to Hans Haacke pays a visual, equally unorthodox tribute to an astounding career.
Published by MIT List Visual Arts Center. Edited by Caroline A. Jones. Text by Edward F. Fry, Caroline A. Jones, Hans Haacke.
Hans Haacke 1967 documents the recreation in 2011 at the MIT List Visual Arts Center of a Haacke solo show held at MIT in 1967. Archival photographs from the original installations are included in the catalogue, as is the introductory essay to Haacke’s famously cancelled solo exhibition planned for the Guggenheim in 1971.
PUBLISHER MIT List Visual Arts Center
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 8 x 10 in. / 80 pgs / 23 color / 48 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 7/31/2012 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2012 p. 149
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9780938437772TRADE List Price: $20.00 CDN $25.00
Published by Richter Verlag. Text by Hans Haacke, Benjamin Buchloh, Rosalyn Deutsche, Walter Grasskamp.
When Hans Haacke was awarded the Peter Weiss Prize in 2004, he called Weiss' writings "courageous interventions, driven by moral outrage." Since the early 1960s Haacke himself has been a socially engaged artist. Living in New York since 1965 (born Cologne, 1936), he has participated in the public debate through his sculptures, installations, paintings and photographs, as well as by his writings and teaching. In 1971, several works for a solo exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum were deemed "inappropriate" by the Museum's director and he cancelled the show (one was an exposé of the real estate empire of a New York slumlord. At the 1993 Venice Biennial, the artist broke up the marble floor the Nazis had installed in the German pavilion and he displayed the replica of a 1-DM coin minted in the year of German reunification above the entrance. His 2000 installation DER BEVÖLKERUNG (To the population), a work in progress in the German Parliament building in Berlin, also makes reference to the Nazi past but, in addition, addresses contemporary issues of citizenship and the integration of foreign-born residents. Recently, several works have paid critical attention to the Iraq war. This publication was produced for a 2006 retrospective exhibition at the Hamburg Deichtorhallen and the Akademie der Künste in Berlin. It offers a survey of Haacke's works from 1959 to the present. It includes a selection of his writings and essays by Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, Rosalyn Deutsche and Walter Grasskamp.
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
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2002
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783901107344TRADE List Price: $39.95 CDN $50.00
Published by Richter Verlag. Artwork by Hans Haacke.
Throughout his career, Hans Haacke has explored the social, political and economic conditions of making, funding, exhibiting and collecting art. When Haacke curated his own legendary Viewing Matters exhibit at the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam, he brought into focus the often concealed relationship between commerce and high art in a complex installation that included hundreds of pieces of art, merchandising from the museum store and portraits of the previous directors of the museum. In this publication, the artist explores both the dialects of the art exhibition and the socio-economic role of the museum in contemporary society.