A collection of texts about music (from Britney Spears to Helmut Lachenmann, passing through Matthew Herbert and Mick Jagger, The Melvins and Joe Meek, Terre Thaemlitz and Sinnead O'Connor, Stan Douglas, Quentin Tarantino, etc.), gathered from the numerous publications of the famous art and music critic and including many previously unpublished texts. The book is part of the Documents series, co-published with Les Presses du réel and dedicated to critical writings. French text.
La première exposition itinérante conçue et organisée collectivement par le groupe de fondations FACE, Investigations of a Dog (Les recherches d'un chien, 2009-2011), rassemble une cinquantaine d'œuvres issues des collections des cinq institutions partenaires ou de leurs fondateurs. Elle emprunte son titre à la nouvelle de Franz Kafka dont le héros canin mène une enquête sur sa condition animale ou plus exactement sur son sentiment d'appartenance communautaire. Sa quête permanente l'extrait de la communauté des chiens pour le placer au bord, à la lisière. Les artistes de l'exposition se trouvent dans une position analogue, au bord de la machine sociale et politique qu'ils analysent en créant autant d'univers singuliers contigus au reste du monde.
The term 'art handling' describes aspects of the (professional) art scene that often remain invisible: installation and de-installation, technical and conservation-related documentation, storage, transport, and legal issues. Discussions around materiality
A publisher's memoir.10 years16 hardworking people632 books published1,800 authors published3,500 submissions read4,000 tons transported15,000 PDFs generated20,000 printing hours300,000 working hours600,000 emails exchanged1,000,000 books soldPublished on the occasion of the company's 10 years and in honor ofthe art of publishing.Published in the HAPAX series.
An American artist born in 1934 and based in Paris since 1964, Sheila Hicks has dedicated her life to the textiles and fibres she handles, sculpts, and glorifies in works both big and small. Her unique style gives shape to an international language, understandable by each of us, which is simultaneously tactile, emotional, and straightforward.Thanks to her profound mastery of technical craftsmanship and her rare aesthetic intuition, her artistic practice finds its equilibrium at the intersection of applied arts and contemporary art, proposing an idiosyncratic chromatic and formal vocabulary.This handbook accompanies her project for the 2016 Festival d'Automne in Paris. Entitled, Apprentissage...
Berlin-based installation artist Katja Novitskova (born 1984) searches for areas where humans, machines and the environment intersect. In this artist's book, conceived with PWR Studio as the 2017 Ringier annual report, she opens her ongoing archive of digital images.
Rita McBride is a prominent American artist based in Dusseldorf, whose sculptures and installations deal with fiction and public space and often provide a set for performances and lectures. She has edited a series of books for which she invited other artists and writers to write short stories involving constraints and a relationship to the art world. Each of the books corresponds to a sub literary genre (crime novels, SF, soft-eroticism, and so on). Westways is the fifth in Rita McBride's continuing 'Ways' series of collaborative novels, this time with writer and climber Matthew Licht. We follow Mae West from her childhood in 19th century Brooklyn through her adventures with W.C. Fields at the 1931 Oktoberfest to a Sapphic encounter with Leni Riefenstahl on safari in the 1970s, picking up a fighter pilot, Salvador Dali, and Billy Wilder for the ride. Published to coincide with the completion of McBride's 52-metre-high Mae West public commission at Munich's Effnerplatz; the artist's Mae West is actress, inflatable vest, sculpture, exhibition, and now finally a book. The publication is part of the series of artists' projects edited by Christoph Keller.
This new monograph on British-born, Los Angeles-based artist Thomas Houseago (born 1972) is published in conjunction with an exhibition at Hauser & Wirth's New York gallery. With a focus on recent developments in Houseago's work, the publication features his recent paintings and photographs of the artist at work in his studio, as well as reproductions of Houseago's distinctive figurative sculptures ("The New York Times" recently compared one of his figures to "a cinematic monster emerging from a junkyard where some extraterrestrial energy brought it to life"). The highlight of the Hauser & Wirth show, a new three-dimensional installation of the artist's relief panels called "Moun Room," is reproduced in this volume for the first time. The publication also includes new texts by Jeremy Strick and Helen Molesworth as well as a recent interview conducted by Paul Schimmel.
Published to document the exhibition of the same name, curated by Beatrix Ruf and Arthur Fink, "Collecting Lines" compiles the Ringier Collection's range of drawings. The collection of works on paper by the early Russian and Western European avant-garde has been consistently extended over the past two decades with works from early Conceptual artists such as John Baldessari, Douglas Huebler, Vito Acconci, Robert Barry, Joseph Kosuth and Allighiero Boetti to oeuvres by leading contemporary artists such as John Armleder, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Matt Mullican, Urs Fischer, Jim Shaw, Richard Phillips, Mike Kelley, Karen Kilimnik, Jack Pierson, Joe Bradley, Wade Guyton, Trisha Donnelly, Lutz Bacher and Rosemarie Trockel, among many others. Many of the artists represented in the collection have explored drawn formats extensively, questioning the status of the genre and conceiving new forms of drawing.
This publication gathers together 18 essays about the Kunsthalle Bern as a role model and a place for artistic intervention and production, elaborating the examinations to which numerous international artists have subjected the building itself.