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Boris Groys
Particular Cases

 

This collection of essays does not aim to illustrate a prefabricated theory of art, but rather follows the impulses given by artworks themselves. Philosopher and art critic Boris Groys writes about significant works and artists over the last century that have pushed his thinking in new directions. His compelling arguments do not try to replace the singular content or message of an artwork. Instead, his writings are inspired by art as a mind-changing practice—as if contemporary artists, completely secularized, can still produce a kind of conversion within the spectator. Particular Cases is an original exploration of pivotal concerns related to the development of contemporary art—originality and repetition, the valuation of artworks, materiality and production, historical and personal archives, and the language of power.

Featuring essays on Paweł Althamer, Francis Alÿs, Yael Bartana, Paul Chan, Olga Chernysheva, Marcel Duchamp, Peter Fischli and David Weiss, Martin Honert, Rebecca Horn, IRWIN, Wassily Kandinsky, Piero Manzoni, Anri Sala, Thomas Schütte, Mladen Stilinović, Inga Svala Thorsdottir and Wu Shanzhuan, Jeff Wall, Andy Warhol

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Apocalypse and Utopia
A View of Art in Germany 1910-1939

Fantastic little catalogue produced on the occasion of the exhibition “Apocalypse and Utopia” at Fischer Fine Art Limited, London, March – May 1977.
Features the work of Karl Arnold, Ernst Barlach, Willi Baumeister, Herbert Bayer, Max Backmann, Heinrich Campendonck, Otto Dix, Lyonel Feininger, Georg Grosz, Erich Heckel, Hannah Höch, Adolf Hölzel, Johannes Itten, Alexei Von Jawlensky, Wassily Kandinsky, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Paul Klee, Oskar Kokoschka, Georg Kolbe, Käthe Kollwitz, August Macke, Franz Marc, Ludwig Meidner, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Otto Müller, Emil Nolde, Max Hermann Pechstein, Christian Rohlfs, Oskar Schlemmer, Karl Schmidt0Rottluff, Kurt Schwitters, Arthur Segal, Hans Walter.

“The idea for this exhibition arose when we were fortunate enough to be offered the famous Hess Guest Book. Around this nucleus we have planned a view of art in Germany between 1910 and 1939. With the generous help of many collectors and galleries we have been able to illustrate the varied aspects of this complex and important period of German art.”
The Guest Book was a two volume book-set that spanned the years 1907-1956. They were the guest books of the home of Industrialist Alfred Hess and Thekla Hess, who were great lovers and collectors of art. Their home in Erfurt regularly gathered together leading figures of the art, music and literature worlds, and their guest books collected the inscriptions, autographs, drawings and watercolours of these times.
“The Guest Book is a remarkable, unique document of the most innovative period of 20th-century German art and forms a reference source of the greatest importance.”
With an introduction by professor and author Norbert Lynton, the first part of this catalogue reproduces works from The Guest Book, and the second full-colour and black and white reproductions of works in the exhibition of 1977. Includes a full catalogue of the works.

* Condition: Very Good – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

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Frieze d/e #11
September/October 2013

Frieze d/e #11 features:

This is Hardcore: On the occasion of her forthcoming retrospective at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, Dominic Eichler unravels Isa Genzken’s work and persona by Dominic Eichler

Kandinsky’s Bauhaus: While teaching at the Bauhaus, Wassily Kandinsky deepened his theory of art as a visual rhetoric conveying specific emotions – ideas that would later influence the design of prison cells in Spain by Boris Groys

Variations on a Theme: Gallerist, collector, curator and director René Block talks to artist Maria Eichhorn about ambition in art, the unexplored diversity of Fluxus and the importance of music in a career spanning 50 years by Maria Eichhorn

Still Moving: In her collages, photographs, artist books and paintings, Özlem Altin explores the body at rest and the inanimate in action by Sara Stern

Roman Schramm: The show of showing by Kolja Reichert

Natalie Czech: Filling in the Blanks by Christy Lange

Kaspar Müller: Picture a hat… by Aoife Rosenmeyer

plus:
Why have art collaborations become so annoying? by Jan Kedves

Helga Wretman’s Fitness for Artists TV revives the surprisingly long history of art and exercise by Jörg Scheller

The quasi-documentaries of Viennese filmmakers Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel by Bert Rebhandl

Artist Tobias Madison presents his selection of favourite publications by Tobias Madison

Ulf Poschardt’s love letter to the Porsche 911 by Thomas Hübener

Biennale di Venezia by Kirsty Bell

Biennale di Venezia by Dominikus Müller

Door Between Either And Or – Part 1 – Kunstverein München by Pablo Larios

Some End of Things – Museum für Gegenwartskunst by Laura McLean-Ferris

Her Story(s) – Bonner Kunstverein by Elvia Wilk

Henri Chopin, Guy de Cointet & Channa Horwitz – Kunsthalle Düsseldorf by Noemi Smolik

Shows On Show – How are historic exhibitions re-exhibited? by Jörg Heiser

Urs Fischer, Sanya Kantarovsky, Ursula Mayer, Keichii Tanaami, and much more…..

 

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Bauhaus – Art as Life


“Bauhaus: Art as Life” explores the diverse artistic production and turbulent 14-year history of the modern world’s most famous art school. Accompanying the biggest Bauhaus exhibition in the United Kingdom in more than 40 years, this catalogue features a rich array of painting, sculpture, design, architecture, film, photography, textiles, ceramics, theatre and installation, ranging from the school’s Expressionist beginnings to its pioneering utopian model of uniting art and technology in order to change society in the aftermath of the First World War. Exemplary works from such Bauhaus masters as Josef and Anni Albers, Marianne Brandt, Marcel Breuer, Walter Gropius, Johannes Itten, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Hannes Meyer, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Gunta Stolzl are presented alongside works by lesser-known artist masters and Bauhaus students. Through a range of specially commissioned essays, “Bauhaus” traces the life of the school from its founding by Walter Gropius in Weimar in 1919 to its relocation to its newly built campus in Dessau in 1925 under the direction of Gropius and then Hannes Meyer, and finally its brief period in Berlin, under the leadership of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and through its dramatic closure in 1933 by the Nazis. The catalogue also includes a series of original writings by Bauhaus artists, drawn from previously published texts and personal correspondence.

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