Rob Bellinger / Sarah Soquel Morhaim / Michael Werner / Charlotte de Mezamat /Marie-Jose Jongerius / Agnes Thor / Sam Irons / D. Bryon Darby / Stepanka Peterka / Martha Fleming-Ives / Sara Cwynar / Seth Fluker / Jacob Ogden / Michael Marcelle / Neta Dror / Katheryn Love / Jeanie Choi / Matija Brumen / Willa Nasatir / Christopher Borrok / Philip Gaisser / Bernd & Hilla Becher / David Benjamin Sherry / Tim Trompeter / Kaya Yusi / Kathy Lo / Kyle Tryhorn / TONK / Lisa Requin / Celine Clanet / Anne Hall / Misha de Ridder / Anne de Vries / Liana Yang / Gustav Almestål / Margarita Jimeno / Adi Lavy / Geert Goiris / Ryan McGinley / Laura Plageman / Daniel Beltra / Jeremy Shaw / Kim Hoeckele / Simona Belotti / Stefano Graziani / Lotta Andersson / Martina Giammaria / Kurt Arrigo / Becca Albee / Lina Manousogiannaki / Mark Terry / Linda Hofvander / Allen Chen / Yann Gross
Astrida Neimanis / Corrine Fitzpatrick/ Eli Leven / Ester Martin Bergsmar / Hanna Wilde / Johan Eriksson / Sara Stridsberg / Sofia Hultin
CAPRICIOUS No. 13 – WATER coming this December to bookshops internationally, and online. And made first available through Art Basel and NADA in Miami, FL.
War Primer 2 originated as a book published by MACK in 2011 and sold out immediately. It is a sequel to Bertolt Brecht’s War Primer (1955), which was concerned with images of the Second World War, whereas War Primer 2 updates Brecht’s piece with images of conflict generated by both sides of the so-called “War on Terror”.
War Primer 2 was produced in the artists’ studio in a limited edition of 100 copies, applying silkscreen and offset printed images to 100 copies of a 1998 edition (Libris, London) of Bertolt Brecht’s 1955 War Primer. This digital version combines critical and academic essays about War Primer with a screen based rendition of the artist’s book.
208 pp., color illustraitons throughout,
Beauty stalks us with a condescending eye. From television screens to magazines, shop windows to billboards, there is hardly a face or figure that hasn’t been trimmed, polished, or reinvented to beleaguer us with an increasingly unattainable paradigm of physical beauty. Here Cara Phillips explores the reassuring environments and ominous implements of cosmetic surgery. The book provides a voyeuristic view into the pristine temples of physical transformation while simultaneously offering an insightful critique of our culture of narcissism.
Title: Leer Author: Nico Baumgarten Language: german / english Number of pages: 220 Size: 15 cm x 20 cm Edition size: 150 Printing: digital offset Binding: handsewed french link stitch, naked spine Cover: hardcover made of recycled corrugated cardboard Price: 36 € + shipping
ISBN: ISBN-free book
Leer is an ordinary town somewhere in Germany. You can find ordinary people here, just like everywhere else. From the ex-junkie to the conservative head of a family everybody strives to pursue his own life according to his agenda. But the predominant normality in Leer makes one question how much room there really is for individuality. For one’s own dreams, hopes and expectations.
20 pages / 23 x 34 cm / full color offset / 2012 / first edition of 500 copies / handnumbered / soft cover Available in the store
“These girls? Their curves sketch infinity; their hollows end in, wisps of flesh, dark at times; their eyes pierce the image when they reach you. Waxy bodies drawing the image towards a less synthetic century. Artificial?
Bodies are framed, embedded and enclosed in a photograph. Caught in between limited spaces: in the depths of a boulder, on a rocky edge, on the top of a shelf. Impossible to escape. Bodies and curios end their way here: still lives aiming at anthropomorphic shapes. In a haze of orange, green, yellow or blue—everything surfaces and evokes the colors of ancient masters.
Another fact: these images are noisy. Noise, a misguiding word that silences light, and nourishes black and white for a richer silver print. These selfish pictures, pose, freeze out of a storyline. But they take everything they can from the present: urban oddities, the wanderings of a contempary eye, and fragments of a no longer ostentatious luxury. These images, they steal everything: remnants of forgotten French films, some Garrel, some Rivette—but there is no Amour Fou, only an imposed distance. Are they found images? They don’t care about their times, because they curl up—in the city, in wilderness, in a studio or in a forsaken interior. They become a new kind of daguerreotype. It takes us the past to progress. Light as feathers, round as breasts, these images are voluptuous, straightforward, they swallow everything. A sentence by Henry Michaux fits them well: “In the warm mist of a young girl’s breath I found a place…”.
Author & Concept: Laia Abril Art Direction: Ramon Pez & Guillermo Brotons Edition Consulting: Cristina de Middel, Silvia Omedes Photo Book 46 Unfolded Pages 500 copies Full Color Offset 22€ shipping cost included
“Thinspiration is a book about the Pro-ana community who has turned anorexia (Ana) into its dogma. They venerate the illness giving meaning to their totalitarian “lifestyle”. The project is a personal and introspective journey across the nature of obsessive desire and the limits of auto-destruction, denouncing disease’s new risk factors: social networks and photography.”
Greg Stimac Empire Oakland, CA: Land and Sea. 2012
Category: Book Pages: 280 p. Cover: Softcover - Other Binding: glue bound Process: offset-printed Color: color Edition 50 Signed: Unsigned and Unnumbered
PROJECTS- OLD FAITHFUL INVERSION AND EMPIRE. FLIP THE BOOK ONE WAY YOU GET EMPIRE, THE OTHER, OLD FAITHFUL INVERSION. INTRODUCTION ESSAY BY KARSTEN LUND/ASSISTANT CURATOR OF THE MCA CHICAGO. REGULAR EDITION OF 50 AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ON THE SIDE BAR. ARTIST EDITION OF 5 COMES IN A RECLAIMED FILM REEL CANISTER WITH A SLIVER OF ORIGINAL FILM FROM OLD FAITHFUL INVERSION USED AS A WAY TO LIFT THE BOOK FROM ITS CASE. THE EDITION IS HAND STAMPED AND NUMBERED. NONE ARE IDENTICAL. CONTACT US FOR ARTIST EDITION.
sneak peak at a new publication: Working Memory, 2012 will be released at Offprint Paris 2012 on November 15th
photobook, 35 x 23.5 cm, handmade special bound cover, includes four custom laser-cut folders with hand-tipped ink jet prints on the front, 56 pages of color photographs divided into four sections, plus a 35mm slide duplicate encased in a translucent, sealed envelope with text hand-typed onto the envelope, edition size 25
Working Memory is a portrait of Shirley Jorjorian, an artist and friend who was living with Dementia when we met. The project combines photographs with scans of papers and other items found in her apartment as well as reproduced pages from a standard test given to assess the various stages of Dementia. The project examines identity’s relationship to memory and the absurdity of attempting photographic preservation of reality. It is presented as an archive in book form, referencing Shirley’s own archive of hug lists she made after being diagnosed with Dementia.
Problems with Decomposition:
20.3 X 25.4 cm
5 colour screen printed cover tip-in
edition of 1000
Sam Falls explores the intersection of color, perception, digital imagery and natural processes - and in the case of Problems with Decomposition - Sam Falls also brings into context the element of temporal existence.
This series consisting of organic matter juxtaposed against car tires takes on all of these concepts. Moving between the photographic image and their subjects imprint via “stamping” via paints on the print.