No More Reality

Phil Chang
Arthur Ou
Eduardo Sarabia
Anna Sew Hoy

Temporary bookshop and exhibition
July 21 — August 25, 2011
Reception: Thursday, July 21, 6-8pm
Organized by Textfield, Inc.

Creatures of Comfort
205 Mulberry St.
New York, NY 10012
www.creaturesofcomfort.us
Creatures of Comfort New York is pleased to present No More Reality, a temporary bookshop and exhibition organized by Textfield, Inc. The bookshop and exhibition will take place in Creatures of Comfort’s adjacent project space at 205 Mulberry St.

In conjunction with the bookshop, which will feature current and archived titles from Textfield Distribution, there will be an exhibition of work by artists that Jonathan Maghen has collaborated with through Textfield to realize various publishing projects. The exhibition will feature the works of Phil Chang, Arthur Ou, Eduardo Sarabia, and Anna Sew Hoy.

The bookshop and exhibition title have been appropriated from the Philippe Parreno work, No More Reality (the demonstration), 1991, which is a four-minute video of children demonstrating, and chanting the slogan and title (“No More Reality”).

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Captured by the Norwegians

Robert A. Robinson, Captured by the Norwegians

Robert A. Robinson, Captured by the Norwegians
Hardcover, 168 pp., offset 3/1, 8.5 x 11 inches
Edition of 1500 in English
ISBN 978-82-998127-5-7
Published by Aki Books / Flamme Forlag

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The 1953 edition of Captured by the Norwegians by Robert A. Robinson, has been re-published by Norwegian publishers Aki Books & Flamme Forlag. As well as reproducing the previous edition, this new book also includes new texts by David Campany, Frode Grytten and a personal interview with Robinsons long time friend Dan Young. This edition has also been published in Norwegian, under the title Tatt av Norge.

Captured by the Norwegians was conceived in 1953. The publisher decided that no restriction of any sort should be placed upon the author. He therefore looked at Norway freely through impartial eyes, and the result is a volume of pictures by one who came as a stranger and stayed as a friend.

“Robinson’s photographs are also reminiscent of those included in the ‘Family of Man’ and it is tempting to see Captured by the Norwegians as a local expression of the same sentiments but the comparison is complex. Steichen aimed to subsume national identity in a new globalized oneness that skirted politics and ideology in favour of a utopian common round of experience. Many accused it of sentimentalism, political naivety and a deep Americanism that was actually far from international. By comparison Robinson’s book is a humble vision that makes so few claims for itself. I find it an honest, unpretentious and endearing account of one person’s experience and expression. But maybe it has taken that half a century to re-realise this.”

— David Campany

Iranian Tales

Olaf Knarvik, Iranian Tales

Olaf Knarvik, Iranian Tales
Softcover, 16 pp., offset 4/1, 150 x 210 mm
Edition of 500
Published by Aki Books

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Aki Book No. 3

Men ikke si det til noen (But don’t tell anyone)

Morten Spaberg, Men ikke si det til noen (But don't tell anyone)

Morten Spaberg, Men ikke si det til noen (But don’t tell anyone)
Softcover, 20 pp., offset 1/1, 150 x 210 mm
Edition of 500
Published by Aki Books

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Aki Book No. 2

Summer of 66

Aslak Gurholt Rønsen, Summer of 66

Aslak Gurholt Rønsen, Summer of 66
Softcover, 12 pp., offset 1/1, 150 x 210 mm
Edition of 500
Published by Aki Books

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Aki Book No. 1

Aki Books Poster

Morten Spaberg, Aki Books Poster
Morten Spaberg, Aki Books Poster, offset poster, 500 × 700 mm (above: folded, 250 x 350 mm)

Morten Spaberg, Aki Books Poster
Poster, offset 1/0, 500 x 700 mm
Edition of 500
Published by Aki Books

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Aki Poster No. 1