Llano Community Bookstore

Llano Del Rio

Llano Community Bookstore
CalArts Library and IKO IKO Space
Two-part temporary bookstore
April 5 — April 20, 2012
Organized by Textfield, Inc.

CalArts Library: Microfilm Room
24700 McBean Pkwy.
Valencia, CA 91355
Thursday, April 5, 1-6pm

931 N. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Friday, April 6 — Friday, April 20, 12-7pm (Closed Mondays)

Llano Community Bookstore is a two-part temporary bookstore, hosted for one day (Thursday, April 5, 1-6pm) at the CalArts Library, and for fifteen days (Friday, April 6 to Friday, April 20) at IKO IKO in Los Angeles.

CalArts graduate students have selected titles from the Textfield Distribution Catalog, to be included in both parts, and will install/deinstall and work as Shopkeepers during PART I of the temporary bookstore, located in the CalArts Library Microfilm Room. PART II of the temporary bookstore will be hosted by IKO IKO in Los Angeles, and includes furniture, used for both parts, designed by WAKA WAKA.

The (fictional) bookstore is based upon, and takes its name from, Llano Del Rio, which was organized under the Llano Del Rio Company and was a corporate-run socialist Utopian society initiated by Job Harriman, following his narrow defeat in a runoff election for the mayorship of Los Angeles. Harriman believed that the success of socialism depended not only on politics, but also on the realization of socialist principles. Harriman did not attempt to reform all of society, but rather, he believed that by creating a functioning socialist community within the larger society of capitalism, the larger society would gradually convert to socialism.

Book Affair

Book Affair

Book Affair
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Organized by Fiona Connor & Co.

Various Small Fires
1212-B Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291

Book Affair will function as both a fair and a temporary library and will take place within the current installation, ‘Murals and Print’ by Fiona Connor.

While books will be offered for sale, the event will also be an opportunity for local publishers and artists to share titles and editions that are not always available to the Los Angeles community.

Along these lines, each participant will bring five books for either selling and/or sharing. A comprehensive bibliography with all participants and their titles will also be compiled and distributed. There will also be a xerox machine located on the premises for visitors to use.

Textfield, Inc. will display 5 books less than 10 inches, on a shelf provided by the organizers, and an Eduardo Sarabia vase/sculpture, placed on the seat of a chair/pedestal.

Book Affair will also display furniture made specifically for the event by Tahi Moore, Joshua Nathanson, Michael Ned Holte, and Fiona Connor among others.

Participants include: 2nd Cannons, A-Z video, Chinatown: the sequel, Dexter Sinister, Harsh Patel, Henry Glover, Kaleidoscope, Ooga Booga, Prism of Reality, Semiotexte, Textfield, Inc., Works Sited, and WorldFood Books.

Kaleidoscope Magazine 13

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Kaleidoscope Magazine 13, The New
Softcover, 262 pp., offset 4/4, 220 x 287 mm
Softcover, 48 pp., offset 4/4, 190 x 270 mm [Georges Tony Stoll supplement]
ISSN 2038-4807
ISBN 978-88-97185-18-5
Published by Kaleidoscope Press

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At the core of a platform that includes an exhibition space and an independent publishing house, Kaleidoscope is an international quarterly of contemporary art and culture founded in 2009 in Milan. Distributed worldwide on a seasonal basis, it has gained widespread recognition as a trusted and timely guide to the present (but also to the past and possible futures), unique in its interdisciplinary and unconventional approach.

For the Winter 2011/12, editor-in-chief Alessio Ascari is proud to present the first issue of Kaleidoscope magazine under the art direction of the prominent London-based design studio OK-RM — Oliver Knight and Rory McGrath.

Robert Heinecken by Kavior Moon; Ming Wong by Hu Fang; Kuehn Malvezzi by Hila Peleg; New Jerseyy by Quinn Latimer; Patrick Staff by Catherine Wood.

MAIN THEME — How Does Fashion Look at Art?
Adam Kimmell by Angelo Flaccavento; Commes des Garçons by Maria Luisa Frisa; Proenza Schouler by Michele D’Aurizio.

MONO — Pierre Huyghe
Essay by Éric Troncy; Interview by Barbara Casavecchia; Special Project: Study for Zoodram; Focus by Chris Wiley.

Pioneers: Bruce McLean by Simone Menegoi; Futura: Ed Atkins by Hans Ulrich Obrist; Panorama: Toronto by Amil Niazi; Souvenir d’Italie: Luigi Ghirri by Luca Cerizza; Producers: Ute Meta Bauer by Carson Chan.

Kaleidoscope Magazine 13, The New

Kaleidoscope Magazine 13, The New

Kaleidoscope Magazine 13, The New

Kaleidoscope Magazine 13, The New

Kaleidoscope Magazine 13, The New


Ken Seeno and Jeremy Sigler, Live

Ken Seeno and Jeremy Sigler, Live
12-inch vinyl record, silkscreened 1/1, 12 x 12 inches [12.75 x 12.75 in poly sleeve]
Edition of 150, numbered
Published by The Kingsboro Press

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A side: Ken Seeno, A Breezy Memory/Cool Hand, Shadow; Jeremy Sigler, excerpt from Plankticus Erectus
B side: Jeremy Sigler, excerpt from Plankticus Erectus; Ken Seeno, Spirit of 77
Recorded in Baltimore in May 2011, Live marks not only the first ever vinyl release from The Kingsboro Press, but also the first officially released project from longtime friends, colleagues, and schemers Seeno and Sigler. 3 tracks from Seeno (ex-Ponytail) highlight his uniquely ambient and immersive new age-tingled solo work, alongside 2 poems read from New York-based poet Sigler. L.L. Being, an accompanying text (a dialogue between Sigler and Seeno that covers everything from 2 Fat Ladies and Being There, to Windham Hill and khakis) is available here .

Shit Karmas

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David Armacost and Nik Planck, Shit Karmas
Stapled w/ clear poly sleeve*, 12 pp., mimeograph 1/1, 10.75 x 12 inches
Edition of 75
Published by The Kingsboro Press

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A new collaborative artists book from Baltimore-based painters Armacost and Planck. Sourcing their longstanding and fervent correspondence, Shit Karmas scrutinizes all elements of artistic practice, from grandiose pursuits to foolhardy routine. Deeply rooted in painting, Armacost and Planck have etched out a collaborative process in which every element informs the next, and drawings and paintings are endlessly referenced and parodied in a seemingly-endless back and forth interchange between artists.

*Note: mimeograph printed on matte coated paper (ink may transfer during handling).

C Magazine 112

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C Magazine 112, Exhibition Practices
Softcover, 62 pp., offset 4/1, 210 x 295 mm
Edition of 2200
ISSN 1480-5472
Published by C Magazine

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Issue 112, Exhibition Practices, include Jesse Birch, A Sea of Contingencies: Durational Projects, on Sabine Bitter and Helmut Weber’s A Sign for the City and Cate Rimmer’s curatorial project, The Voyage, or Three Years at Sea; Philip Monk, Some Like it Haute, on the General Idea Retrospective at the Art Gallery of Ontario; Caroline Seck Langill, Me Calling Him — Him Calling Me, on Tom Sherman’s recent video work; Denise Frimer, Paris/Ojibwa, an interview with Robert Houle; and Tatiana Mellema, New Experiments in Communal Living, looking at projects including the La Commune.

Exhibition reviews include Taryn Simon: A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters, at the Tate Modern; Art Ex 2011, in Grand Falls-Windsor, NFLD; Pavillon levé (dix jours à vaincre les mortes-eaux), at Circa Gallery, Montreal; The Normal Condition of Any Communication, at TPW in Toronto; Gwen MacGregor and Sandra Rechico: Backtrack, at A trans Pavilion, Berlin; The Art of Eating, at CX Catalunya Caixa Obra Social, La Pedrera, Barcelona; Louise Bourgeois: El Retorno de lo Reprimido, Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires; Haven’t We Been Here Before?, at Platform Centre for Photographic + Digital Arts, Winnipeg; New Photography 2011, at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and Carl Beam: The Poetics of Being, at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Also included in issue 112 are book reviews and an artist project by Alex Wolfson.

fillip 15

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fillip 15
Softcover, 176 pp., offset 2/1, 170 x 245 mm
Edition of 2500
ISSN 1715-3212
ISBN 978-0-9868326-5-9
Published by Fillip

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Fillip is a publication of art, culture, and ideas released three times a year.

Fillip 15 initiates a new, ongoing series of texts entitled Apparatus, Capture, Trace examining the links between biopolitics and photography. The series opens with essays by Saul Anton on Osama bin Laden and Gabrielle Moser on the work of Jon Rafman, alongside an introduction by series editor Kate Steinmann.

The issue continues essays from the Intangible Economies series, which is the focus of a three-day forum co-organized by Artspeak. Presenting speakers include Melanie Gilligan, Hadley+Maxwell, Candice Hopkins, Olaf Nicolai, Monika Szewczyk, and Jan Verwoert, as well as series editor Antonia Hirsch. The event will be broadcast worldwide on Livestream.

The issue also investigates WikiLeaks: Axis of Reputation, a research-based project by Metahaven produced in conjunction with Fillip 15. Part of Metahaven’s ongoing Transparency, Inc. (2010–), the work interrogates the constantly fluctuating image politics of the online whistleblower Web site WikiLeaks.

1. Christian Hänggi on Stockhausen and 9/11
2. Christian Nagler and Joseph del Pesco on curating and algorithms
3. Chris Fitzpatrick and Post Brothers on parasitical practices
4. Christina Linden on survivalism and sustainability
5. Peta Rake on artist-run initiatives in Brisbane
6. Plus a Criticism Roundtable with Julian Myers, Tara McDowell (the Exhibitionist), and Alexander Provan (Triple Canopy), among others

Ein Magazin über Orte 9

Ein Magazin über Orte 9, Berlin

Ein Magazin über Orte 9, Berlin
Softcover, 84 pp., offset 4/4, 210 x 270 mm
Edition of 1000
ISSN 1866-2331
Published by Bücher & Hefte

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Ein Magazin über Orte (A magazine about places) is published twice a year. Each issue deals with a different place. The magazine collects works of various authors in the form of photographs, drawings and texts.

Travelling Across the USA

Paul Gerhard Diez, Travelling Across the USA

Paul Gerhard Diez, Travelling Across the USA
Softcover/with flaps, 176 pp., offset 4/4, 120 x 170 mm
English and German
Edition of 400
ISBN 978-3-9814530-1-0
Published by Bücher & Hefte

$35.00 · out of stock

The photo book Travelling Across the USA shows photographs by passionate amateur photographer and then student of theology Paul Gerhard Diez which he took during a journey across the USA in 1954. The photographer wrote a short comment on each picture.

Travelling Across the USA is published in a German and an English edition, with an accompanying essay by journalist Georg Diez, the photographer’s son.

Paul Gerhard Diez, Travelling Across the USA

Paul Gerhard Diez, Travelling Across the USA

Paul Gerhard Diez, Travelling Across the USA

Paul Gerhard Diez, Travelling Across the USA

Paul Gerhard Diez, Travelling Across the USA

L’après-midi chez Jean-Guy

Maxime Harvey and Isabelle Campeau, L’après-midi chez Jean-GuyMaxime Harvey and Isabelle Campeau, L’après-midi chez Jean-Guy

Maxime Harvey and Isabelle Campeau, L’après-midi chez Jean-Guy
Softcover, 16 pp., offset 4/4, 165 x 240 mm
Edition of 200
ISBN 978-2-9812699-0-4
Published by Infos and Updates

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L’après-midi chez Jean-Guy (Afternoon at Jean-Guy’s) is a booklet by Maxime Harvey and Isabelle Campeau. Jean-Guy lives in a suburb near Montreal. The photographs are documentation of various objects that Jean-Guy made out of existing objects, packagings or waste. From a water heater to various type of stilts, these patched objects seem mundane but they demonstrate many uses and diversions of everyday life that are not often documented.

Maxime Harvey and Isabelle Campeau, L’après-midi chez Jean-Guy

In the Beginning it was Humid

Bastien Aubry and Dimitri Broquard, In the Beginning it was HumidBastien Aubry and Dimitri Broquard, In the Beginning it was Humid

Bastien Aubry and Dimitri Broquard, In the Beginning it was Humid
Softcover, 48 pp., offset 4/4, 195 x 255 mm
Edition of 1000
ISBN 978-3-905999-03-7
Published by Nieves

$20.00 · out of stock

For several year, Bastien Aubry and Dimitri Broquard have been making work inspired by outsider art or the applied arts like handcrafts or ceramics. It appears as if they both don’t think much of rules and that they just spontaneously adapt their ideas. That makes their work fresh and full of expression. In the Beginning it was Humid — their fourth publication with Nieves — features a broad selection of their ceramic works from the last few year, and concludes with a short story by A.C. Kupper.

Bastien Aubry (1974) and Dimitri Broquard (1969) established the two-man design studio Flag in 2002. They work for art and cultural institutions, producing catalogues, artists books, magazines and posters. FLAG also creates drawings, illustrations for editorials and private projects. Both Broquard and Aubry respectively teach at art schools in Switzerland.

Sun Feels Honest Todae

Terence Koh, Sun Feels Honest Todae

Terence Koh, Sun Feels Honest Todae
Softcover, 40 pp., offset 1/1, 225 x 305 mm
Edition of 1000
ISBN 978-3-905714-96-8
Published by Nieves

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Issue #8 of THE international with Terence Koh features deep monochrome prints of his haunting photography layered with drawings that form collages evoking avant-garde Japanese underground scenes from the 1970s.

The Dead Sea

Stefan Marx, The Dead Sea

Stefan Marx, The Dead Sea

Stefan Marx, The Dead Sea
Hardboard/gatefold record sleeve, 3 posters, offset 1/1, 600 x 900 mm
Edition of 1000
ISBN 978-3-905999-01-3
Published by Nieves

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With his debut release on co-owned Smallville record label Stefan Marx presents an exclusive three-part poster collection coated inside a gatefold 12-inch cover sleeve. Giving the Smallville shop and label a visual face since the very beginning Stefan Marx created hundreds of posters and flyers, painted the shop windows regularly and conceived every record cover.

Now is the time for himself to release an extraordinary Smallville/Nieves issue in 12-inch format. Three folded posters (each has the size of 90 x 60 cm) including a first appearance of his Band project The Dead Sea (aka Stefan Marx, RVDS, Lawrence and Birte Löschenkohl).