Bernhard Cella

Collecting Books

A conceptual snapshot of the arts in book form.

My first selection of Austrian art books and artists’ books produced over the last two years. Who publishes art books and artists’ books today and what content do they articulate? This collection contains a synopsis of statements by the actors, their descriptions of themselves, and a brief introduction to each of the curated books. Participants: Museums, firms, private foundations, small publishers, and individual artists.

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Valie Export: Archiv

This catalogue presents VALIE EXPORT's work in conjunction with her extensive archive. Works such as "Tapp und Tastkino" and "Aktionshose: Genitalpanik" are shown not only autonomously, but also within the context of reference material from the archive. This includes newspaper articles and sketches, film scripts, polaroids, collages, and conceptional drawings. The publication also contains essays by Yilmaz Dziewior, Jürgen Thaler, and Astrid Wege.

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The 1950's: Art and Art Appreciation in Vienna

'The 1950s: Art and Art Appreciation in Vienna' marks the beginning of a series of exhibitions and catalogues that gives an insight into the extensive collection of the Department for Cultural Affairs of the City of Vienna (MUSA), decade by decade.

artist exhibition vienna painting collection

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Space Affairs / Raumaffären / Affaires d'Espace

Affairs of space, provided the latter is one with things, are affairs with things. That space is a space with things cannot be taken for granted, however, for there is also space without any things at all. Space with things is spache both araound things and in things. As affairs of space are affairs with things, such a space always has an affair with itself, too. Yet it cannot embark on an affair with itself from the outset, which results

space catalogue

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The Secession Talks

The Secession Talks is a compilation of fifty artists' talks which accompanied the exhibitions at the Vienna Secession between 1997 and 2010. They cnotextualize the history of exhibitions at the Secession and allow a new examination and evaluation of the program. Now published in book form, these conversations between artists and well-known critics, art historians, curators, and fellow artists hold a unique position at the interface between creative production and art education.

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Michael Kienzer: Logic and Self-Will

Michael Kienzer marks a significant position in contemporary Austrian art. His work examines and at the same time looks to break away from accepted viewing habits using a minimalist-inspired sculptural idiom that is dissected into its tactile, semantic and communicative elements. We are invited on a journey through some of the seemingly permanent structures of everyday knowledge.

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Art and Now

Der vorliegende Band verdankt sich einem im besten Sinn undisziplinären Vorgehen. TheoretikerInnen, KunstwissenschaftlerInnen, KünstlerInnen, KuratorInnen und KunstmanagerInnen haben sich in ganz unterschiedlichen Textsorten auf Fragen eingelassen, deren Relevanz nicht auf das Feld der Kunst beschränkt bleiben kann.

theorie art history

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Public Art Lower Austria: Vol. 10

The 10th volume marks a special anniversary: precisely 20 years ago, the first book in this series on art in the public spaces of Lower Austria was published. Since then this movement, situated at the interface of landscape, cultural history and architecture, has continued to expand in Lower Austria, the undiminished demand for the issues it addresses being reflected e.g. in the constantly growing number of requests and commissions received by the artists.

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Franz West and Benedikt Ledebur: Extroversion

The talk between Franz West and philosopher Benedikt Ledebur revolves around Wittgenstein and Heidegger, language and space, „the democracy of the ugly“ in art and the human need to philosophize.

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Books by Kiesler Foundation Vienna

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Malin Schönberg: I was in Leipzig

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Markus Bacher: This book is like an exhibition

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Marilyn Manson and David Lynch: Genealogies of Pain

Marilyn Manson’s interest focuses on the analysis of both extremities and cavities of the human body, i.e. exactly those parts of it which are most vulnerable and incessantly arouse primeval fears: mouth, fingertips, eyes, or genitals. The exhibition also comprises short films by filmmaker David Lynch as a counterpart to and historical reference for Manson’s paintings.

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Re-Play: Beginnings of International Media Art in Austria

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, artists in Austria—some coming from action art and Expanded Cinema—started to work with audiovisual home technologies which then were new on the market (video equipment, stereo magnetophone, audio cassette). In doing so, Austrian media-art pioneers were fully integrated in an international information network on current art trends.

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Cindy Sherman: The early Works 1975-1977

For more than 35 years, Cindy Sherman (born in 1954 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey) has been visualising a multitude of role models and female identities. The artist elevated the game of transformation into her artistic concept and, in her early years, created numerous hitherto unknown photographs. Sammlung Verbund has academically edited the conceptual beginnings of her œuvre into a comprehensive Catalogue Raisonné.

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Parabol Art Magazine: The in Transit Issue

Parabol Art Magazine is an international magazine for contemporary art. The publication is biannually published in English. A curator devises each issue. Each curator’s task is to examine a contemporary phenomenon in pictures and words on the basis of artistic points of view. Parabol focuses on the representation of contemporary art in graphic space. The magazine sees itself as both a network and platform. Its primary aim is to promote debate about contemporary art.

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Max Boehme: Rauchsalon

Texts by Max Boehme, Arianna Fleur and Anna Kim.  

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Claes Oldenburg: The Sixties

With his humorous and profound depictions of everyday objects Claes Oldenburg is one of the most important and admired artists since the late 1950s. One central point of reference in Oldenburg’s oeuvre is the industrially produced object—the object as a commodity which, in ever-new metamorphoses of media and form, becomes a conveyor of culture and a symbol of the imagination, desires, and obsessions of the modern world.

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Hermann Burger and Moussa Kone: Diabelli

Hermann Burger's text is the mocking farewell monologue of sleight-of-hand artist and magician Grazio Diabelli. In fifty assiduously parsed ink drawings, Moussa Kone provides a subtle stage and the ideal audience for this art book.  

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Johanna Diehl: Displace

In Displace photographer Johanna Diehl looks at the architectural traces left by an ongoing conflict on the island of Cyprus, which has been partitioned for some 35 years now. In her meticulous colour photographs the artist develops a typology of a sacral architecture that has undergone dramatic change as a result of standing empty, conversion and destruction over many years of conflict.

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Film Unframed

"Austrian avant-garde cinema" bears a resemblance to materialist and visionary aspects of the American avant-garde, while also manifesting a subversive social critique kindred in spirit to European auteur cinema. This ‘third way’, staked out by Austrian filmmakers and revealed by this volume, is a unique brand of anti-traditional tradition.

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Oliver Assayas

Over the past few decades, French filmmaker Olivier Assayas has become a powerful force in contemporary cinema. Between his first feature Désordre (1986) and such major works as L’Eau froide, Irma Vep, Les Destinées Sentimentales, demonlover and, most recently, L’Heure d’été and Carlos, he has charted an exciting path, strongly embracing narrative and character and simultaneously dealing with the ‘fragmentary reality’ of life in a global economy.

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EVN Collection: 2006-2011

The volume EVN Collection: 2006-2011 documents the extension of the EVN Group's collection within the past five years. The wide panorama of contemporary positions that unfolds here reveals a variety of ways of leaving traditional views behind. Eight associatively chosen themes such as "Archive," "Politics," or "Resource" establish a reference system beyond conventional schemes of order.

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Eikon #79

The bilingual (English/Deutsch) journal EIKON is thematically divided into two parts: the first part, the Artist Pages, includes artistic and theoretical contributions, and is intended to be a forum for artists. The second part of EIKON focuses in the form of regular series on current and interesting issues in the arts and cultural politics.

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Corinne Rusch: Transient Confessions

The photographer Corinne L. Rusch guides us through the fascinating and surreal world of major Grand Hotels in Switzerland and South Tyrol (Alto Adige).

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Hans Schabus: Vertical Endeavor

The first solo show of an artist at the newly inaugurated 21er Haus welcomes the visitor as an expansive, even monumental installation confronting the architectonic order oft he building´s rigorous and uniform modernist design with the raw energy, violence, and uncontrollability of the outside world. In it, abstraction encounters realism.

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The Network for Art, Technology and Society

For thirty years now, art, technology, and society have been fields of interest whose highly complex, vibrant networks of relationships have been at the center of activities at Ars Electronica.

artist technology

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Streulicht

"Streulicht", ein Magazin für Fotografie und Artverwandtes, begreift sich als Publikationsform, in welcher ausgehend von einer österreichischen Perspektive ähnlich einem Ausstellungsformat aktuelle fotografische Tendenzen und Diskurse präsentiert werden. Im Zentrum steht die Wahrnehmung von und via dem Medium der Fotografie und seinen ‚artverwandten‘ Erscheinungsformen.

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Los Carpinteros: Handwork Constructing the World

In addition to the "Los Carpinteros" monograph, TBA21 published a special edition of the book: Taking up Los Carpinteros’ watercolor drawings of sandals that are combined with maps of cities, Los Carpinteros conceived a very special slipcase which is available as a limited edition.

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O Perfume do Boi

André Príncipe 2012 O Perfume do Boi (translated: "the perfume of the bull") was shot during a three-month anticlockwise journey around Portugal's borders. Outside cities, out in the fields and in the woods, in small town circuses, with the lunatics and the acrobats. The very strong narrative feeling comes with an equally strong suspicion that there might be no story. The photos of the animals and people combined with the natural elements, cause a sense of eminent

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Portobello

Patrícia Almeida 2009 Photography arrests time but can as well capture the action of an already arrested time, i.e. a vacancy, a time immobilized even before it is captured, a dead time. The pictures of Portobello show us bodies in expected and satisfied poses, representations of a low cost popular culture, self-fictions of proletarian glamour. But they also show us places immobilized within town-planning and architectural projects whose expression refers more to the kind of organization and arrangement

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LWTUA

Patrícia Almeida & David-Alexandre Guéniot 2012 In the early hours of 18 May 1980, on the eve of a first tour in America, Ian Curtis, lead singer and lyricist of the post-punk band Joy Division, hanged himself in the kitchen of his house in Macclesfield. He had just viewed Werner Herzog's film 'Stroszek' and listened to Iggy Pop's 'The Idiot'. At the time of his death, his health was failing as a result of the epilepsy and

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I Fear Nothing Because I have Nothing

Patrícia Almeida & David-Alexandre Guéniot 2012 'I Fear Nothing' is a collection of photographs of posters from the demonstration held on October 15 2011, which led to the occupation of the Parliament staircase in Lisbon. On October 15, the Spanish indignados movement called for a day of global protest. The movement had got its second wind in September, with the "Occupy Wall Street" mass demonstrations in New York. In Lisbon, the protest named "October 15, Democracy goes out!" began with a

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Ghost

2012 The publication Ghost takes a step back and makes an investigation about the juxtaposition of five theses about the format of the artisitic residence as a surface for the impression processes emerging from a set of collective decisions possible. Five proposals for organization and creation of knowledge through practice, where the produced matter and content inscribe themselves politically in the modes of operation. The invited group projects were: Oficina do Cego: graphic techniques and practices (http://oficinadocego.blogspot.com/), the

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bad liver and a broken heart

São Trindade 2012 The origin of this work of self-fiction can be found in one of São Trindade’s sketchbooks, this one entirely devoted to the subject of loss or decadence. With references to the aesthetics of crime scenes and nightlife photographed by Weegee in New York in the 1930 and 1940’s, the device is simple: in a "real décor," São Trindade’s body, abandonned and unconscious, is photographed. The body

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All Beauty Must Die

Patrícia Almeida & David-Alexandre Guéniot 2011   'All Beauty Must Die' is a reference to the lyrics of Nick Cave’s 'Where the Wild Roses Grow', a duet with Kylie Minogue released with Nick Cave’s 1996 record Murder Ballads, but also to John Keats’ Ode on Melancholy: “She dwells with Beauty – Beauty that must die”. This book collects multilingual comments left by anonymous visitors of the show "All Beauty Must Die"

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The Candidate

António Júlio Duarte 2012 Macau was the last remaining European colony in China when the Portuguese transferred back the Sovereignty over Macau to China on the 20th of December 1999. The government in Macau is now headed by a chief executive, who is appointed by the People's Republic of China's central government after selection by an election committee, whose members are nominated by local corporate bodies. In June 2009 Fernando Chui Sai On declared himself the sole

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The Vertical Stage

André Romão 2010 The Vertical Stage is divided in two parts. The first one presents the content of the exhibition with the same name, that took place at Künstlerhaus Bethanien July–August 2010, in artist book format: a re-reading of the events that took place in Mexico City – both the murder of demonstrators by the Bataillon Olímpia in October 1968, which became known as the "Night of Tlatelolco," and the Olympic Summer Games that

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North/East

Nuno da Luz 2010 Pamphlet that accompanies nord/ost, a sound installation presented in the show in Sardegna tutto è tondo, Oct-Nov 2010 at Vera Cortês Art Agency, Lisbon. The installation is comprised of recordings of the German seacoast, both on the North Sea and Baltic Sea. Geographically divided by the Jutland peninsula, and up until 20 years ago also divided politically, the seas are now mixed inside the room, each one played back in a separate channel of a stereophonic

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The Integration Process

Pedro Neves Marques 2012 Book composed of four short stories written by the artist, each one taking on a distinct kind of speech as a reflection of its context and content. The Anonymous Life of Patek Philippe introduces us to the intricacies of the value attribution at play in this swiss watch brand through the perspective a wristwatch. On Escolha (André Guedes, 2007) analyses and reassesses in the style of an oblique art review a work by the artist André

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Tracing the Invisible

Coordinated by Nadine Zeidler 2011 Edited on the occasion of the exhibition Tracing the invisible curated by Nadine Zeidler, May–July 2010, Schloss Ringenberg, with the support of the smax residency programme. Subtitled "an exhibition for dubious narratives" it was comprised of works by Lutz Bacher, Duncan Campbell, Jay Chung & Q Takeki Maeda, Marcel Hiller, Anna McCarthy, Simon Dybbroe Møller, Athanasius Kircher (co-curated with Wolfgang Kostujak) and Nina Könnemann. The histories and narratives that intersected in

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Zetetics

Nuno da Luz 2011 A re-edition of Pictorial Knowledge vols. 1—10 (Oxford: Pergamon Press) 1968, a visual encyclopaedia for children subtitled a "Treasury of General Knowledge," according to the set of principles put forward by Joseph T. Tykociner as Zetetics – the science of research. Includes an annotated reading through of Outline of Zetetics (Philadelphia: Dorrance & Company) 1966.

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Atlas Projecto de Desenho

Having Drawing as discipline as its base, each author is invited to participate with an unpublished work, for which this format works as the starting point. In a site-specific logic of creation, we aim at bringing together various languages by showing works by people of different generations, cross-sectioning contemporary art practice in Portugal. With contributions by Alexandre Conefrey, Ana Baliza, Ana Jotta, Ana Manso, Daniel Melim, Delfim Sardo, Joana Escoval, João Queiroz, Martinha Maia, Miguel Ângelo Rocha,

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360 Hours

This publication works both as a guide for a sound installation with the same title – by Nuno da Luz – and as a reader on the World Soundscape Project, a pioneer research group on the concepts of Soundscape and Acoustic Ecology, at the Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, that intended to emphasise the aural environment over the visual. 360 Hours is published by Atlas Projectos.

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„Gravedigger, it is beautiful to gaze upon the ruins of the cities; but how even more beautiful to gaze upon the ruins of humans!"

André Catarino 2012 The 32 delicate India ink drawings reproduced in André Catarino's fanzine transport us to the sublime moment of the fall. The condensation of apparently fragile lines, creates a series of dark, but nevertheless romantic, scenarios of ruins of concrete and iron, the skeletons of edification.

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Im Land der leeren Häuser

Ten photographs of Thomas Geigers bookcoverobjects, all with the same title „Das leere Haus“ but written by different authors.

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Fuera de Foco

Mit Texten von José Rosas Ribeyro.

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Wonderfull Rainbow

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Frontera

Wenn die Menschen das Stadtleben satt haben, beginnen sie in Bauernhöfen zu leben.

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Tijuanerías

102 reproductions of ink and wash drawings by mexican artist Hugo Croswaithe

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Las poetas del megáfono

Die Dichterinnen des Megaphons sind: Anaïs Abreu. Diana Reza, Eva Cabo, Haydee Ramos Cadena, Lauri García Dueñas, Marina Ruiz, María Tabares, Nicole Cecilia Delgado, Ximena de Tavira.Las poetas del megáfono/ La Cartonera

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Mini Wheats

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Veronica Flores

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Engendros del metro

Eine Fanzine vom Joc doc!

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Gang Bang Bong II

Comic Sammlung mit Arbeiten von: Lauren Albert, Andrew Bell, Massimiliano Bomba, Donald Dixon, Inés Estrada, Nicholas Gazin, Santiago Grijalva, Maureen Gubia, Patrick Kyle, Chris Kuzma, Ginette Lapalme, Ralph Niese, Edwin Sandoval, Zach Hazard Vaupen, Justin Wallis, Sua Yoo, Garrett Young

drawing fanzine

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El Fanzine

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College Dog

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EH001

6 Fanzines von mexikanischen und kanadischen Künstlern.

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Pin Oops

Wierdo porn Zine.

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Caja Registradora

Eine Publikation von Samara Guzmán für Taller de Ediciones Económicas.

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El desplazamiento

Ein visuelles Gedicht von Miguel Fernández (Mexiko,1986).

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El gallo de oro

Eine Publikation vom Taller de Ediciones Económicas, Mexiko.

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El arte nuevo de hacer libros

Eine Arbeit vom Santiago da Silva für Ediciones Hungría.

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Zona Marginal

Joc Doc ist in Kollektiv von Designern, Zeichnern und Künstlern die sich dem Publizieren von Fanzines widmen, dessen Markenzeichen der Humor und die Respektlosigkeit ist.

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Móviles

Fünf Mobile bei Javier Sirvent.

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Pusilanimia

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Fotonovela Misterio

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Citamblers

Without beginning or end, readable from back to front, this book is, above all, a guide for getting lost in Mexico City.

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Throwtolion

Bildersammlung von Jaime Martínez heraugegeben vom Taller de Ediciones Económicas. Mexiko.

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Libreta Azul

Herausgegeben in Mexiko vom Ediciones Hungría.

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Sobre Lowry

Ein Empfang zu Ehren vom Malcolm Lowry.

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Historias de la vida

Mexikanisher Folklore nd Alltagskultur vermischen sich mit subjektiven Erinnerungen vom Maler Antonio Álvarez.

painting fanzine

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Salvando el Edén de Lowry

Zweisprachige Edition (spanisch-englisch) der Essay "Saving Lowry´s Eden" vom schriftsteller John Spencer.

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Monocromo #10

Herausgegeben vom mexikanischen Grafik-kollektiv aus Morelia: Monocromo.

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Monocromo #12

Ein Sammelwerk von experimenteller Grafik aus Morelia, Mexiko.

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Monocromo #15

 Includes 10 legal size works on b/w photocopies + 2 postcards + 2 posters … Cover silver silkscreen on black cardboard.

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Monocromo #16

Herausgegeben in Morelia, Mexiko vom Grafik-kollektiv Monocromo.

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Pasatiempos

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Día de Asueto

Eine Arbeit vom Santiago da Silva für Ediciones Hungría.

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Christian Wachter, Diar El Mahçoul

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Los Carpinteros

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Friedrich Kiesler, Designer

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collecting books NY Art Book Fair_2012

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Valie Export- Archiv

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Morgan Fisher. two exhibitions

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Ida Marie Hede talks about Gizmo

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Cecilia Aldarondo is reading Gizmo

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Bernhard Hosa: Auf der Suche nach dem richtigen Bild

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Corinne Rusch: Transient Confessions

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Eva Grubinger: Decoy

Decoy documents the eponymous exhibition at Landesgalerie Linz in 2011 in which Grubinger presented large-scale sculptural works, all of which referenced the fishing—lures, mooring rings, a dock—and both subtly and explicitly engaged a vocabulary of the alluring.

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Thomas Freiler: apparate arbeiten/CAMERAS WORK

A photo book as an experimental setup in which the medium informs itself and becomes a bibliophile object that explores photography as a collection and argumentation.

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Liu Xiaodong: The Process of Painting

The painter Liu Xiaodong uses the language of form of Socialist Realism and conventional documentary media to lend a voice to daily life against the background of radical change.

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Franz the lonely Austrionaut #7

Named after the one and only austrian astronaut Franz Viehböck, FRANZ started in 2010 as a self-published  zine made by a group of art-students from Vienna as a way to publish there artworks in a more self-determined way. The magazine has a focus on the drawn picture and its narrative qualities.

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Manfred Wakolbinger: Up from the skies

Die umfassende Monografie zeigt unter dem von Jimi Hendrix inspirierten Titel »Up From the Skies« einen repräsentativen Querschnitt durch Manfred Wakolbingers bildhauerisches und fotografisches Schaffen von 1980 bis heute.

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Tanja Widmann: Clever & Smart

"Based on the approaches taken up until now, which have been characterized by mimetic actions and questions of appropriation in the sense of a translation of what’s there, by paradox, feeble humor and inertia, here text and movement are once again to be delayed, to be opened up and ultimately cheerfully usurped. Because the space is still open and the game must first be invented."

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Tan Lin: BIB., REV. ED.

BIB., REV. ED. is the third version of this ongoing text. The first version appeared as a series of blog entries on AMBIENT FICTION READING SYSTEM 01, and later as an online publication in the Ubu series, Publishing the Unpublishable, edited by Danny Snelson, Brian Kim Stefans and Kenneth Goldsmith.

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Max Boehme: The Brutality of Love

Mit dem Sansationsverlag widmet sich Max Boehme seit dem Jahr 2001 Künstlerbüchern in feiner Auflage.

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Terence Koh: Gone, yet still

In his work, Terence Koh mobilizes seduction, lust and desire. These moments exemplify a strategy that integrates a queer, polymorphously perverse approach into art production.

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Shandyismus: Autorschaft als Genre

Elements of Shandyism can be found in all artistic disciplines, but there are also traces of it in philosophy and politics. Its influence on art in particular has hardly been studied to date.