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Marc Camille Chaimowicz
The World of Interiors

  

One of the great artist monographs of our time. Disappearing from existance very quickly after its publication, this book fast became a very hard to find classic.
The publication was conceived and realized by Marc Camille Chaimowicz, French artist living in London (*1947), on the occasion of his solo exhibition at the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich. Functioning as an all encompassing scrapbook reference catalogue of the history of the artist’s practice over nearly 30 years (almost a perfect folow-up artist book to Chaimowicz’s “Café Du Reve” from 1985), The World of Interiors is a perfectly reproduced issue of the famous World Of Interiors interior design magazine that has been beautifully détourned by Chaimowicz through inserting and collaging his patterns, drawings, writings, photographs, paintings, documentations of installations, sculptures, his own domestic interiors, furniture, objects, clippings from other magazines, references to Jean Cocteau, Proust, Flaubert, Eileen Grey, Jean Genet, Giacometti, and texts by contributing writers throughout its pages. Legend has it (and we have this from the best sources) that the publishers received a ‘cease and desist’ letter from World Of Interiors’ publisher Conde Nast and the majority of the print-run was ‘destroyed’, making this a very scarce and sought after book.

During the 1970s, Chaimowicz’s approach to performance, at a time when the norm was a more or less a political or corporeal engagement, was a lighter, more poetic concern with impermanence and evocation. Far from the noisy declarations of some of his contemporaries, his performances were opportunities for the spectators to negotiate their relation to art, and to reflect on their own position. His relation to music shares this interest in unstable states and possibilities.

Looking back over nearly 30 years of work, the artist conceived this publication as a reference monograph and a source catalogue, ranging from his first post-Pop scatter installations to works realized in the 1990s.

Published with the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich.
Awarded in the competition “The most beautiful Swiss books 2007.”

A fine example of a very collectable and special book.

* Condition: Very good – (Tight and clean copy with original protective plastic sleeve over dust jacket and only light shelf/reading wear) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

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Josef Strau
The New World 2, Travels In Turtle Island


The second of two books published alongside Strau’s 2014 Renaissance Society exhibition, The New World, Application for Turtle Island, this features an essay by Jay Sanders alongside introductions to different aspects of Strau’s practice by artists with whom he has recently collaborated: Bernadette Van-Huy, Stefan Tcherepnin, Antek Walczak, Fernando Mesta, and José Rojas. Also included are full color images of the installation and an exhibition checklist, as well as an introduction by Solveig Øvstebø and a text by Strau.

 

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Attention Economy
Jahresring #60: Jahrbuch für moderne Kunst

Edited by Brigitte Oetker and Nicolaus Schafhausen
Interviews with Saâdane Afif, Thomas Bayrle, Michael Beutler, Monica Bonvicini, Mike Bouchet, Ulla von Brandenburg, Angela Bulloch, Andrea Büttner, Keren Cytter, Simon Denny, Thea Djordjadze, Ólafur Elíasson, Harun Farocki, Dani Gal, Katharina Grosse, Eberhard Havekost, Florian Hecker, Christian Jankowski, Susanne Kriemann, Antje Majewski, Olaf Metzel, Carsten Nicolai, Olaf Nicolai, Marcel Odenbach, Silke Otto-Knapp, Willem de Rooij, Cornelia Schleime, Michael Stevenson, Hito Steyerl, Haegue Yang, Tobias Zielony

The 60th Jahresring takes the form of a compilation of artist interviews and offers a snapshot of a highly active art scene that stretches from Berlin, as a new international center for art. Nicolaus Schafhausen put a series of questions to thirty-one art practitioners, less geared toward the artists’ respective praxis and more toward the conditions under which it arises.

Art’s presence in the field of new media has never been more pronounced; access to media images and Internet-based possibilities for research have significantly altered contemporary art production. The art market too has changed, gaining influence in the field of contemporary art as even art institutions take a different approach today than they did twenty years ago.

The focus in these interviews is on the respective self-positioning by the artists in an era shaped by such far-reaching changes. What emerges are temporally fixed positions within an activity that is, for the most large part, associated with precarious working conditions and the logistics of the market more than ever before. This book offers insight into this “other” dimension of an artist’s existence and registers attention economy as a central component of contemporary art production.

Design by Tobias Donat

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Simon Denny
Envisaging Vocational Rehabilitation

Catalogue for the exhibition Envisaging Vocational Rehabilitation at the Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster

Vocational rehabilitation is a term that refers to a process of compelling and enabling people to overcome disability so they can work. This social practice is the starting point for a collaboration between the Berlin-based artist Simon Denny and Joanna Fadyl, a PHD candidate from New Zealand who’s thesis focuses on this topic.

Exemplary documents originating from New Zealand’s social history have been compiled and processed by Denny and David Bennewith to form a central brochure from where the diverse parts of the project are accessed; including a video, Twitter feed and computer application.

This unique and limited edition brochure is structurally informed by Facebook’s new timeline protocol and Edward Tufte’s notions about the visualisation of information; which are also starting and reference points for the graphic design. As well as its concertina, a series of tipped in fold-outs act like interpolations – alluding to the contemporary [digital] archive, translated back into layered space. The brochure is explicitly designed as a resource for communicating Fadyl’s PHD research to the field and further; half of the edition is distributed within this context.

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