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.

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
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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Bom Dia, Boa Tarde, Boa Noite (Manuel Raeder Agenda 2011)

Manuel Raeder, Bom Dia, Boa Tarde, Boa Noite

Manuel Raeder, Bom Dia, Boa Tarde, Boa Noite (
Manuel Raeder Agenda 2011)
Softcover, 128 pp. + 4/1 insert, offset 1/1, 140 x 160 mm
Edition of 1000
Agenda/calendar/notebook 2011
Published by Manuel Raeder

$29.00 ·

Agendas are an ongoing project that Manuel Raeder has been doing since 2003. The idea of this series of time storage devices, is to focus on questioning different methods of how we organize, in a personal or none personal way our time. Formats, sizes and distributions systems vary each year.
 A whole year compiled in one book, with the following contributions: Manuel Raeder (January), Carla Zaccagnini (February), Mariana Castillo Deball (March), Daniel Steegmann (April), Manuel Raeder (May), Eran Schaerf (June), Bojan Sarcevic (July), Manuel Raeder (August), Rodolfo Samperio (September), Amanda Haas (October), Amalia Pica (November), Adriana Lara (December), Manuel Goller (January).


Florian Dombois and Eran Schaerf, palaver

Florian Dombois and Eran Schaerf, palaver
Stapled, 80 pp., digital 4/1, 210 x 297 mm
English and German
Edition of 1000
ISBN 978-3-033-02145-7
Published by Kunsthalle Bern

$15.00 ·

If artistic research is characterized by the fact that essential aspects of the research results manifest in the work of art, one can ask: What is a space that is discussed in the examples of artistic research results? In what constellation meet artists, experts, audiences and the work of art? How will the research be negotiated? The publication palaver documents and shares preliminary solutions to this problem of space and was released on as part of the test event, Long Night of the palaver at the Kunsthalle Bern. Concept by Florian Dombois and Eran Schaerf; Design by Manuel Raeder.

Retrospective Home Nº30 — Nº41

Bless, Retrospective Home Nº30 – Nº41

Bless, Retrospective Home Nº30 — Nº41
Softcover, 416 pp., offset 4/4, 185 x 250 mm
Edition of 2000
ISBN 978-1-934105-12-2
Published by Sternberg Press

$45.00 · out of stock

Heralded as one of fashion’s most innovative designers, the Paris and Berlin-based duo BLESS (Désirée Heiss and Ines Kaag) refuse to capitalize on any one milieu, and instead explore the differences between and the mixing of the systems of art, fashion, and design. This book brings together visual and written documentation of BLESS’s last twelve collections (N° 30-N° 41), continually prompting and challenging the question of where a product begins and ends. Their latest project, N° 41 Retroperspective Home, culminates in an exhibition / intervention of the same title at the Kunsthaus.” The hybrid nature of [BLESS’s] output cries out to be tackled by an institution like ours,” state the curators of the exhibition,” but at the same time makes it very difficult to do so … This is precisely where the challenge of our exhibition lies, seeing art as design and fashion as architecture.”

Cloudbuster Project Maroc

Christoph Keller, Cloudbuster Project Maroc

Christoph Keller, Cloudbuster Project Maroc
Softcover, 192 pp., offset 2/4, 110 x 170 mm
French, English, German, Arabic
Edition of 250 for each language
Published by Christoph Keller

$15.00 ·

In 2008, German artist Christoph Keller traveled through Morocco with his own version of Wilhelm Reich’s cloudbuster machine to engage local people in the age-old process of conjuring rainstorms. This artists book, which combines cinematic flip-book elements with more straightforward photo documentation, is a record of Keller’s project. Small color photographs depict the cloudbuster machine being built and used to make rain in four different locations. The only explanatory text appears on the book’s cover, which in this case is printed in English.

Double Page

Christoph Keller and Jérôme Saint-Loubert Bié, Double Page

Christoph Keller and Jérôme Saint-Loubert Bié, Double Page
Softcover, 256 pp., offset 4/3, 115 x 160 mm
Edition of 2000
ISBN 978-2917855-06-5
Published by Editions B42

$15.00 · out of stock

45 graphic designers, 90 photographs, 10 years of books on contemporary art.

This book is based on an invitation to graphic designers to choose two books on contemporary art from the past decade whose design they think is particularly pertinent to the content, to photograph one double-page spread from each book and, if they wish, to comment on their choices.

Double Page provides a selection of recent art publications as viewed by graphic designers who are internationally known for their contribution to that field, and offers a glimpse at the role of book design today in our knowledge and understanding of contemporary art.

Shedding light on this prevalent relationship between art and graphic design by means of photography, Double Page constitutes an unprecedented document of how graphic designers see the work of their peers and their own practices as an essential part of the editorial process.

A for Alibi

Mariana Castillo Deball and Irene Kopelman, A for Alibi

Mariana Castillo Deball and Irene Kopelman, A for Alibi
Softcover + dust jacket, 240 pp., offset 2/2, 160 x 240 mm
Edition of 1000
ISBN 978-1-933128-33-7
Published by Sternberg Press

$29.00 · out of stock

A for Alibi explores the boundaries of scientific practice and art. The Uqbar Foundation invited a group of artists to perform research and develop projects using the impressive collection of historical instruments and optical devices. Fully illustrated, this book documents the artists’ projects as well as a symposium of the same name, where scientists and art historians lectured on the origins of modern visual culture.

These Ruins You See

Mariana Castillo DeBall, These Ruins You See

Mariana Castillo DeBall, These Ruins You See
Hardcover, 272 pp. + insert, offset 4/1, 155 x 225 mm
English and Spanish
Edition of 2000
ISBN 978-1-933128-46-7
Published by Sternberg Press

$30.00 · out of stock

An amazing book containing a collection of found objects and exhumed artifacts, contemporary and historical illustrations along with thought provoking essays, all looking at the changing ways Mexico has told the story of its past. The various layers of Mexico’s archaeology are forever present, giving rise to continual interpretations, reconstructions, demolitions, and annexations. This volume, based on a number of exhibitions, publications and lectures, brings together the history of collections and exhibitions of pre-Columbian objects, as well as the manufacture of replicas, the shadowy world of forgers and the relocation of key objects, among related themes. This eclectic grouping of ideas brings into sharp relief the ideological baggage and the range of museographic practices that always and inevitably frame our perception of these objects and artifacts.

Textfield V

Textfield V

Textfield V
Softcover, 128 pp., offset 4/1, 6.5 x 9.5 inches
Edition of 2500
ISSN 1934-2446
Published by Textfield

$20.00 ·

Contributors; Darren Bader, Stuart Bailey, Nina Jan Beier, Chris Bolton, Rainer Borgemeister, Binna Choi, Ryan Conder, Chris Cullens, Jason DeLeón, Thomas Eberwein, Marco Fiedler, Steve Hanson, Danielle Kays, Robin Kinross, Marc Kremers, Marie Jan Lund, Yukinori Maeda, Miltos Manetas, Emily Mast, Slobodan Milosevic, Angelos Plessas, Manuel Raeder, Achim Reichert, Rafaël Rozendaal, Eduardo Sarabia, Artur Schmal, Nanette Sullano, Gerard Unger, Amy Yao, and Cosmic Wonder.

Textfield IV / Bless N˚27, Eased Up

Textfield IV

Textfield IV / Bless N˚27, Eased Up
Softcover, 112 pp., offset 4/1, 6.5 x 9.5 inches
Edition of 2500
Published by Textfield

$20.00 ·

Contributors; Becca Albee, Timothy Aubry, AUDC, Pierre Bal-Blanc, Nina Jan Beier, Mariana Castillo Deball, Fritz Haeg, Chace Hartman, Nakako Hayashi, Marco Fiedler, Johnny Freedom, Marc Kremers, Prem Krishnamurthy, Marie Jan Lund, Jonathan Maghen, Rob McKenzie, Francois Perrin, Angelo Plessas, Achim Reichert, Anna Sew Hoy, Jennifer Stratford, Nikola Tosic, and Michael Wells.

Celebrating 10 Years of Themelessness

Bless, Celebrating 10 Years of Themelessness

Bless, Celebrating 10 Years of Themelessness, Nº00 — Nº29
Softcover, 496 pp., offset 4/1 + fore-edge printing, 185 x 250 mm
Edition of 2000
ISBN 978-1-933128-15-3
Published by Sternberg Press

out of print

Bless came to fame in the winter of 97/98, when the models of a Martin Margiela fashion show wore Bless wigs made out of fur. Heralded as one of fashion’s most innovative designers, the Paris and Berlin-based duo (Desiree Heiss and Ines Kaag) quickly refused to capitalize on one milieu. Constantly investigating the boundaries of style, Bless slides from fashion to beauty, interior decoration to art exhibition, collaboration with other brands to stylized advertising. Their production, which sits on the fine line between art object and design, high function and high fashion, is always unique and marked by the recycling and adaptation of unexpected items put to use in a totally new way.

Designed by Manuel Raeder, this fully illustrated book features for the first time the wide range of Bless’ activity and documents a unique mode of cultural production.

Bless have exhibited internationally at the 1st berlin biennale (1998/99), Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (1999), Centre Pompidou (2000), Manifesta 4 (2002), Palais de Tokyo (2003), Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2004), and most recently at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2006). Their collaborations with other brands range from Adidas to Levi’s, Nike, Mikli and Droog over to the jewellery designer Bucherer.

Kaleidoscopic Eye

Mariana Castillo Deball, Kaleidoscopic Eye

Mariana Castillo Deball, Kaleidoscopic Eye
Softcover, 120 pp., offset 4/1, 12 x 18.5 cm
Edition of 500
Published by Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen

$25.00 ·