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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Max Boehme: Rauchsalon

Texts by Max Boehme, Arianna Fleur and Anna Kim.  

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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.  

special edition drawing

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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.

artist vienna installation

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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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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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Peter Land: Darlings

With a basic interest for existencial questions Peter Land has very convicing shown us the absurde as a fundamental raison d'etre for the modern human being.a

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Irena Lagator Pejovic: The Society of unlimited Responsibility

In her spatial installations and frequently interactive works, Irena Lagator Pejovic combines art, architecture and research with questions related to society.

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Josef Zekoff: Most Want

Cowboys drawn on vividly colored paper.

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Brian McKee: Urbanus

The URBANUS series focuses on abandoned cities and communities that McKee photographed using natural light.

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Klaus Pichler: Fürs Leben gezeichnet

This volume documents a tradition that is now dying out, namely that of prison tattoos in German-speaking countries.

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Matthias Aschauer: Stars of Albania

The Mercedes star developed from the symbol for the unachievable and for the unscrupulously dominating, communist power elite, to the omnipresent symbol for the new, post communist Albania trying to archive Western standards.

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Roger Palmer: Circulation

Circulation is Roger Palmer’s second monograph after Overseas (Fotohof edition 2004), and once again it addresses complex issues relating to the representation and possible misinterpretation of landscape and its inscribed cultural codes.

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Vera Brandner: Picturing Others

Any photographic representation of distant lifeworlds usually entails a visual formulation of what »the Other« might be. Countless photographic images of the Self and of the Other are created, continually rigidifying the boundaries separating oneself from »the Others« and validating one’s own prejudices.

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Matthias Herrmann: 270 West 17th Street #20c NY NY 10011

Matthias Herrmann’s book is something of a tribute to metropolitan New York, the confession of a flâneur who reveals his itineraries to the onlooker in the form of a photographic diary.

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Logbuch 2006/2007: Eine bulgarische Reise

Logbuch 2006/2007: Eine bulgarische Reise ist ein künstlerisches Projekt von Lisl Ponger und Tim Sharp, das sich mit einem Land bzw. einer Region im Umbruch beschäftigt.

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Ute Müller

Ute Müller sieht sich bewusst in einer Tradition. Sie versteht sich als Malerin. Im ersten Moment mag dies - im Besonderen aus dem Blick der historischen Avantgarden betrachtet - als ein konservativer Ansatz erscheinen. Doch bei genauer Anschauung erweist sich dieser bei Ute Müller als äußerst durchdacht, und letztlich unterläuft sie ihn gezielt.

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Bernhard Hosa: 2 9 15 13 1 19 3 8 9 14 5

This artist's book deals with criminal anthropology and the "Positive School of Criminolgoy" of which the Italian physician Cesare Lombroso was a main proponent.

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Otto Zitko: Me, Myself and I

This volume documents three interventions by Otto Zitko—two created by the artist in 2009 in Premium Point, Bucharest and at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin respectively and one created in 2010 for the exhibition “Me, Myself and I – Otto Zitko & Louise Bourgeois” in the Arnolfini, Bristol.

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Critical Complicity

Complicity is a micro-collaborative alliance at the borders of established organizational systems. In a diversity of subversive possibilities, their critical potential unfolds.

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Ulrike Johannsen: Stockholm Syndrome

In her installations, objects and paper works Ulrike Johannsen studies the identificatory potential of our life-style and consumption-oriented culture with its promise of happiness. She cites, processes and manipulates the seductive language of a pop and media industry which claims to encompass all realms of life.

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Gilbert Bretterbauer: :extended version

Gilbert Bretterbauer’s latest series of publications called :extended version simultaneously documents and archives his work. Single prints, each reflecting a specific project of the artist, are published in irregular intervals and are later assembled together, so that by means of association new networks of meaning are established.

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Maria Bussmann: Long Beach, NY

The defining feature of Maria Bussmann’s artistic oeuvre (in which drawing is of central significance) is its semiotic nature. The works, usually organized in cycles, always refer to sources to which they are subordinate in the fashion of a commentary.

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Simon Vith: Der Rücken des Samson

Der Rücken des Samson rekonstruiert die Ereignisse rund um einen Mann, der im Jahr 1902 einen Vulkanausbruch auf der französisch kolonisierten karibischen Insel Martinique als einziger Bewohner der Stadt St. Pierre überlebt haben soll.

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Bernhard Hosa: Auf der Suche nach dem richtigen Bild

Hinter Bernhard Hosas beschnittenen Porträts lässt sich kaum mehr ein Gesicht ausmachen. Zwischen Ohren und Haaren befinden sich keine Nase mehr, kein Mund, dann und wann zeigt sich eine Unterlippe ohne ihr Gegenstück oder ein angeschnittenes Auge.

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Olaf Nicolai: Warum Frauen gerne Stoffe kaufen, die sich gut anfühlen

Olaf Nicolai has created a conceptual publication that is characterized by socio-political references in which socialist and capitalist ideals merge and overlap, the theme of which is “Why women like to buy textiles that feel nice.”

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Moussa Kone: Manual

A reputation-making gambit or noncompliance-chic - this book is neither of the above. It is the manual of an artist who has long reflected the mechanisms of art production and reception in his work.

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Klaus Scherübel: Vol. 13

Following a series of monographic exhibitions held in Europe and North America between 2008 and 2011, this publication offers a first survey of the multi-facetted work of the Austrian/Canadian artist Klaus Scherübel.

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Suzy Kirsch: Phallus Collage

Jahrelang schnitt Suzy Kirsch in Heften der deutschen Vogue und fertigte zahlreiche Collagen an – mit dem immergleichen Motiv. Daneben traf sie aus der reichhaltigen Textproduktion der Psychoanalyse eine Auswahl von passenden Zitaten. In beiden Beständen steht der Phallus unverschämt im Zentrum, bei beiden wird er an Phänomenen dingfest gemacht, wo er verdeckt scheint.

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Bernhard Cella: Artist at Work

What does the artist do after the death of the curator?

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Markus Bacher: Thirty-One Paintings

One thing the viewer should always bear in mind: in Bacher, everything is painting. There is nothing that is outside the medium.

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Yves Mettler, Erin Olivia Weber and Alexander Wolff: EU R US

This book follows a series of performances by the three visual artists; it is a continuation of their content and approach in book format, gathering various documents and materials, scraps of interpretation, history and personal anecdotes.

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Ida Marie Hede and Christian Mayer: Gizmo

A fascinating mixture of prose book and art book, Gizmo is the result of a collaboration between Danish writer Ida Marie Hede and German artist Christian Mayer. The thrilling dialogue of image and text captures the spirit of symbiotic movements between visibility and invisibility, materiality and dissolution, oblivion and recollection.

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Hans-Peter Feldmann: Ein Energieunternehmen

Ein Fotobuch über die Produktion und Verteilung von Energie in Niederösterreich; es dokumentiert die Anlagen eines Elektrizitätsunternehmens, das ihn mit dieser Arbeit beauftragte.

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Bernhard Cella: and . learning english has no use

"Eine Gesprächsentwicklung war eigentlich unmöglich. Ich bin in den fernen Osten gefahren und habe versucht, mich mit der dortigen Kultur auseinanderzusetzen. Etwa so, als ob man einige U-Bahnstationen später aussteigt als üblich. Im Umfeld, aus dem ich komme, baue ich modellhafte Situationen, singuläre Spielräume. Genau genommen erscheinen chinesische Künstler moderner als wir im Westen."

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Christian Wachter: Diar El Mahçoul

In diesem Frühling, der inzwischen der „Arabische“ genannt wird, war ich, wie viele andere, überfordert von den Nachrichten aus Afrika und dem Nahen (und Fernen) Osten. Weil das „Große“ und „Ganze“ so schwer zu verstehen und in den Blick zu bekommen ist, greife ich kleine Teile davon heraus.

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Malin Schönberg: Auch wir gehen mit der Zeit

"We also pass with time." A collection of digital drawings and texts on art and design. By Malin Schönberg in collaboration with Gerhard Jordan.

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Tal R: Mann über Bord

Die Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck zeigt eine umfassende Werkschau des dänischen Malers Tal R, der seit Ende der 1990er Jahre ein intensives, außergewöhnliches und international viel beachtetes Œuvre entwickelt hat. Tal R recycelt die klassische Malerei, indem er verschiedene Stile und Kontexte zu einer außergewöhnlichen und komplexen Bildsprache collagiert und vermischt.

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Claire Breukel: Coca-Colonized

Coca-colonized is a selection of works by South-, Central America- and Africa-based artists (both physically and intellectually). It is a response to the ideology that the influence of mass culture on another, what is termed less established or developing region, implies an absolute relationship between the influence and the impressionable.

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Thomas Feuerstein: Poem

Thomas Feuerstein uses and distorts bottles of alcoholic drinks, with their familiar forms and labels, to effectively infiltrate the heads of his readers with messages about enzymes, distillates, and essences that he takes from art, science and the imagination.

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Nikolaus Gansterer: Drawing a Hypothesis

Drawing a Hypothesis is a reader on the ontology of forms of visualizations and on the development of the diagrammatic view and its use in contemporary art, science and theory. In an intense process of exchange with artists and scientists, Nikolaus Gansterer reveals drawing as a media of research enabling the emergence of new narratives and ideas by tracing the speculative potential of diagrams.

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smog studio: LOFT P.

In Loft P Per-Johan and Caroline Dahl draw from their research and practice in architecture and urbanism to extract the spatial typology of the loft.

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Peter Köllerer: Inner City (London)

The photographs of the Austrian artist Peter Köllerer lead us into London‘s “Inner City” without showing the well-known icons of the center. Instead, we see irritatingly anonymous views of a sensed interior city space.

photography city public space

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G.R.A.M.: Paparazzi

Since a decade G.R.A.M. delivers a series of Paparazzi images, a personal contribution to media’s conjuration of the Еnd of Privacy.  All images were taken by G.R.A.M. themselves, through the mixing of prominent persons and celebrities (e.g. Barack Obama, David Beckham, Kate Moss, or Paris Hilton) and non-prominent persons a visual undergrowth evolves, where there seems to be no safe truth.

magazine photography

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Allan Sekula: Performance under Working Conditions

Allan Sekula’s works are among the most discussed in the field of contemporary art. In his combination of photography and text, he explores the issue of documentary forms, which particularly now is of great relevance. In addition, his works make controversial contributions to current debates on economic, social, and cultural globalization. Only when these two aspects are viewed together do the themes dealt with by Allan Sekula fully disclose themselves.

artist documentary society and politics

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Martha Rosler: Positions in the Life World

Martha Rosler constructs incisive social and political analyses of the myths and realities of a patriarchal culture. In her diverse work, be it photography, installation, performance, video, critical writing, or fiction, Martha Rosler constructs incisive social and political analyses of the myths and realities of a patriarchal culture.

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Michael Snow: Recent Works

Born in 1929, Snow has worked as a professional musician since the 1950s and began in the early 1960s to explore painting and sculpture, soon also developing an intense interest in experimental film and photography.

artist michael snow canadian music

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Monika Pichler: Silent Views of Orient

This limited edtion catalogue presents a body of work by the artist Monika Pichler, who is specialized in screen printed textiles. Each copy is a unique specimen, as the canvas for the halfbound book was individually hand printed and numbered by the artist.

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Anthony Wagner and Max Boehme: Monsterkind

Ich war einmal ein Kind, nicht sonderlich geschwind, nicht groß, nicht klug, nicht schön, nicht stark, darum dachte ich, dass mich niemand mag.

drawing artist book

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Malin Schönberg and Marie Fegerl: It's nice to be important

A quickly-produced booklet on scooters, generative graphics and beautiful forms.

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Malin Schönberg: Gestern war ich ein Fuchs – Portrait einer Stadt

The city is a stranger. With the help of people you can become close to it. People who you communicate with daily or just once.

comic drawing

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Malin Schönberg: I Love You

The comic is a narrative, a station drama. The grandfather lies on his deathbed. The more his health deteriorates, the more questions arise about the role that he played. Confusion culminates at his funeral, as two strangers introduce themselves as his close friend and alleged daughter. The mystery of the grandfather is solved with a visit to the American military bar “The Pusser’s Bar”. The granddaughter commemorates him.

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Bernhard Frue: Phesbuk

Starting point of the project is a picture cycle in an artist book, which the artist created from 2008 to 2011 of newspaper and magazine clippings featuring faces that he partly reworks. The daily information flood singles out a vast number of faces, which are divorced from their original context. In the artist book, they gather anew, according to subjective criteria, resulting again in overexciting visual information.

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Schorsch Kamerun and Andy Hope 1930: In the Evening I Was To Bear the Night

Schorsch Kamerun, a Hamburg-based writer, director, club owner and lead singer of the band Die Goldenen Zitronen, has written a fast-forward cut-up monologue for this book; Berlin-based artist Andy Hope 1930 has provided drawings and collages.

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Tobias Rehberger: Wiener Söhne und Töchter

Five renowned Viennese confectioners were asked by Tobias Rehberger to design artistic sculpture cakes, modelled on his “Mütter” (mothers) series. Rehberger has created five new pieces of this series for the show at the Essl Museum. These five sculptures served as reference model for the confectioners.

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Constantin Luser: Handlungswolken

Constantin Luser’s drawings, whether they unfurl on the extensive surface of walls or fill notebooks, are marked by a precise and meticulous line.

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Rita Vitorelli: Portrait of the Image of the Artist

A children's colouring book published on the occasion of Struktur&Organismus in an edition of 200.

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Markus Oberndorfer: Foukauld

Markus Oberndorfer takes pictures of disappearance and change, of the appropriation of the remnants of World War II.

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Timotheus Tomicek and Yosi Wanunu: Uncle Vanya

To coincide with the 150th anniversary of the birth of Anton Chekhov, author and director Yosi Wanunu and photographer Timotheus Tomicek, in co-operation with the Vienna theatre company Toxic Dreams, have created a new production of the Russian playwright’s classic Uncle Vanya, provocatively filling the broad niche between soap opera and high literature.

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Franz Bergmüller: Studio Stills

Bergmüller focuses on the studio as the mythic place of inspiration and production. The book is a journey through this space in 50 images, of course from time to time meetings with works of the artist are included.

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Boris Ondreička: I am the Floor

I am the Floor is a poem cut into the floor in negative form, from which prints are taken directly by an exhibition attendant, who hands them out to visitors. The text, which can be read only after the actual printing, consists of a short love song about two entities that, although they exist so close to each other, will never ever meet: floor and ceiling.

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Walid Raad: Scratching on Things I could disavow

Wald Raad's project leans on the recent emergence of a large new infrastructure for the visual arts in the Arab world. These developments, when viewed alongside the geo-political, economic, social, and military conflicts that have consumed the region in the past few decades, shape a rich yet thorny ground for creative work.

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