Hermann Nitsch

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Body Psyche & Taboo
Vienna Actionism and Early Vienna Modernism



The central concepts of Body, Psyche, and Taboo is a presentation of both the intellectual and the formal links between Vienna Actionism and artistic developments in early 20th century Vienna.

Works by Günter Brus, Otto Muehl, Hermann Nitsch, and Rudolf Schwarzkogler – the ‘scandal artists’ of the 1960s – are compared and contrasted with pieces by their equally controversial colleagues working at the dawn of the twentieth century, including Gustav Klimt, Oskar Kokoschka, and Egon Schiele, among others.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition Body, Psyche, and Taboo: Vienna Actionism and Early Vienna Modernism at mumok, Vienna, 4 March – 16 May 2016.

Striking and heavily illustrated catalogue featuring the work of Artists Günter Brus, Richard Gerstl, Gustav Klimt, Oskar Kokoschka, Koloman Moser, Otto Muehl, Hermann Nitsch, Max Oppenheimer, Anton Romako, Egon Schiele, Rudolf Schwarzkogler, and accompanying texts by Eva Badura-Triska, Brigitte Borchhardt-Birbaumer, Rosemarie Brucher, and Bernadette Reinhold.

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Art-Events and Happenings
Udo Kultermann (Ed.)



First English edition from 1971, Udo Kultermann’s “Art-Events and Happenings”, published by Mathews Miller Dunbar of London, translated by John William Gabriel. A deep reflection on an important part of Art’s development throughout the 1960s – the turn to action through performance and conceptual art – surveying happenings, protests, theatre, ritual, land art and much more, and featuring a vast collection of black and white photographic illustrations of the work of Allan Kaprow, Ann Halprin, Yvonne Rainer, Merce Cunningham, Otto Mühl, Oyvind Fahlstrom, Piero Gilardi, Charlotte Moorman, Franz Erhard Walther, Joseph Beuys, Tetsumi Kudo, Lygia Clark, Carolee Schneemann, Stan Brakhage, John Cage, Hermann Nitsch, Günther Brus, Dennis Oppenheim, Jean-Jacques Lebel, Andy Warhol, Jan Dibbets, Carl Andre, Barry La Va, Rafael Ferrer, Marinus Boezum, Nam June Paik, Wolf Vostell, Milan Knizak, Jackson Pollock, Saburo Murakami, Atsuko Tanaka, Claes Oldenburg, Piero Manzoni, Peter Hutchinson, Christo, Robert Morris, and many more.

* Condition: Very Good (some tanning, previous owners name to first page) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

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VINYL : Records & Covers by Artists
Edited by Guy Schraenen

This large, detailed catalogue forms a unique and important document, which was produced to accompany an exhibition at Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen, Bremen, 21.8. – 27.11.2005 and Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, 16.5. – 1.10.2006 showcasing a selection of some 800 pieces from the collection of Guy Schraenen. The main of this collection comprises vinyl records and covers by artists, musicians and poets in LP, single and other formats, alongside other sound media (tapes and CDs). Posters and books are also included. The exhibition shows artists (such as Hanne Darboven, Jean Dubuffet, Dieter Roth, Joseph Beuys, Laurie Anderson, John Cage, Yoko Ono, Yves Klein, Roman Opalka, Lawrence Weiner, Mike Kelley, Öyvind Fahlström, Art & Language and Hermann Nitsch) and artistic movements of the second half of the twentieth century through this complex medium of the vinyl cover, with its dual visual and audible components. Here Guy Schraenen has edited together an extensive visual catalogue of these historical objects.

A wonderful book for anyone interested in the history of modern sound art and the artistic medium of the vinyl sleeve, especially in the fields of Avantgarde, Electro-Acoustic, Modern Classical, Musique Concrète, Sound-Poetry, Art Rock, Industrial, Power-Electronics….

Henri Chopin, A.R. Penck, Brion Gysin, George Brecht, Marcel Duchamp, Arman, Karel Appel, Öyvind Fahlström, Pierre Henry, Art & Language, Peter Brötzmann, Red Krayola, Ernst Jandl, Vito Acconci, Hanne Darboven, Jean Dubuffet, Dieter Roth, Joseph Beuys, Laurie Anderson, Yves Klein, Roman Opalka, Hermann Nitsch, Yoko Ono, Tony Conrad, Andy Warhol, John Cage, Pierre Schaeffer, Derek Bailey, Han Bennink, Jean Tinguely, Steve Reich, Meredith Monk, Terry Fox, Terry Riley, Sun Ra, Pandit Pran Nath, Albrecht/d., Robert Ashley, Bob Cobbing, Lawrence Weiner, Philip Glass, La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela, Poly Bury, Charlemagne Palestine, Carl Andre, Brian Eno, Mike Kelley, Sonic Youth, Henry Flynt, Jon Gibson, Michael Snow, Roland Topor, Michael Nyman, Harold Budd, Robert Filliou, Nam June Paik … just the tip of the iceberg.

This is the now very rare first printing from Bremen and is in brand new condition.

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Jonas Mekas
Scrapbook of the Sixties - Writings 1954-2010


Scrapbook of the Sixties
is a collection of published and unpublished texts by Jonas Mekas, filmmaker, writer, poet, and cofounder of the Anthology Film Archives in New York. Born in Lithuania, he came to Brooklyn via Germany in 1949 and began shooting his first films there. Mekas developed a form of film diary in which he recorded moments of his daily life. He became the barometer of the New York art scene and a pioneer of American avant-garde cinema. Every week, starting in 1958, he published his legendary “Movie Journal” column in The Village Voice, writing on a range of subjects that were by no means restricted to the world of film. He conducted numerous interviews with artists like Andy Warhol, Susan Sontag, John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Erick Hawkins, and Nam June Paik. Some of these will now appear for the first time in his Scrapbook of the Sixties. Mekas’s writings reveal him as a thoughtful diarist and an unparalleled chronicler of the times—a practice that he has continued now for over fifty years.

Jonas Mekas (*1922, Semeniškiai / Lithuania), lives and works in New York. Film-maker, writer, poet and co-founder of the Anthology Film Archives one of the world’s largest and most important repositories of avant-garde film. Mekas’s work has been exhibited in museums and festivals worldwide.

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