Secession

Christopher Williams, Secession

Christopher Williams, Secession
Softcover, 96 pp., offset 4/duotone, 210 x 297 mm
Edition of 5000
ISBN 9783865600417
Published by Walther König

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In late 2005, Vienna’s Secession gallery exhibited work by the influential Los Angeles Conceptual artist and master of appropriated commercial imagery, Christopher Williams, alongside work by the Dutch collaborators Jeroen de Rijke and Willem de Rooij. The show was documented in two separate catalogues — one for each artist (or artist team) — and this volume presents the work of Williams only. It includes photographs of a model showcasing a shower door, cameras and camera parts, corncobs, car interiors, bicycles and other elements of the urban landscape. Viewers may be familiar with some of the work, which was featured in 2006 on the cover of Artforum. The de Rijke and de Rooij volume of this two-part catalogue is not available here.

Negative Space

Mungo Thomson, Negative Space

Mungo Thomson, Negative Space
Softcover, 160 pp., offset 4/4, 175 x 255 mm
Edition of 5000
ISBN 978-3-905770-27-8
Published by JRP|Ringier, CK editions

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The Negative Space project is a book made of photographs taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and inverted. As “color negatives” of outer space (stars, solar systems, galaxies, nebulae, black holes, and exotic cosmic phenomena) it maps our universe in a book form. The book had been conceived by the artist in collaboration with graphic designer Conny Purtill, on the occasion of Thomson’s exhibition at GAMEC, Bergamo.

This publication is part of the series of artists projects edited by Christoph Keller. Personally selected by Keller, for Textfield, as one of his top five from the series.

Zeitung

Peter Piller, Zeitung

Peter Piller, Zeitung
Hardcover, 384 pp., offset 4/1, 280 x 280 mm
Edition of 5000
ISBN 978-3-905829-10-5
Published by JRP|Ringier, CK editions

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From 1994 to 2005 Peter Piller earned his living as Head of Documentation in a big Hamburg media agency, responsible for the day-to-day analysis and archiving of over 150 regional newspapers. This activity was the springboard for his artistic work, the Peter Piller Archive. The newspaper photographs were classified according to a subjective methodology involving some 80 collection categories and assigned to a typology of picture journalism that graphically manages the grotesque mundaneness of our news culture and its visual archetypes.

This publication is the most complete compilation to date of Peter Piller’s collection of found images. More than 2000 illustrations chosen from newspapers are organized in such categories as “Touching Cars,” “Sad, Hopeless, Despair, Tristesse,” “Girls Firing Arms,” “Stand-in, Protests,” or “Man and Fire.” An improbable typology of press photography of the last decades.

This publication is part of the series of artists projects edited by Christoph Keller. Personally selected by Keller, for Textfield, as one of his top five from the series.

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

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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

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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.

American Minor

Charlie White, American Minor

Charlie White, American Minor
Hardcover, 144 pp., offset 4/4, 245 x 345 mm
Edition of 2000
ISBN 978-3-03764-003-6
Published by JRP|Ringier/Codax Publishers

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The photographs of Los Angeles-based artist Charlie White (*1972) explore the complex social and psychological realities of American culture. American Minor delves into an important subtext of White’s work: the American teen. By cataloguing studio archives, film stills, animation stills, scripts, and photographs, the book highlights the artist’s investigations into the representation of the American teen girl. Through images culled from the artist’s two-year study of an ex-urban teenager, archives of magazine covers featuring iconic blonde models, stills from his first 35mm film, and his photographic comparative study of teens and transgenders, American Minor presents White’s ongoing and never-before-seen studies of the American teen subject as image and idea. This book sheds new light on the artist’s oeuvre within the context of his new work in film, animation, and cultural archiving.

The Sun As Error

Shannon Ebner, The Sun As Error

Shannon Ebner, The Sun As Error
Hardcover, 64 pp., offset 4/1, 11 x 14.5 inches
Edition of 1000
ISBN 978-0-87587-200-1
Published by LACMA

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The Los Angeles based artist Shannon Ebner extends her exploration of photography, sculpture and language in this remarkable book, The Sun as Error. In collaboration with Dexter Sinister (design duo David Reinfurt and Stuart Bailey), The Sun as Error re-investigates the meaning and language of photographs, creating both an open-ended reading of her practice and also rethinking the idea of an artist’s monograph. Far from straightforward, the book interweaves her bodies of work, previously unseen one-off pieces, with the language of technical diagrams, optical illusions, and graphic design. One of the persistent motifs through the book’s sequence is an asterisk and, specifically, one imbued with the legacy of the graphic designer Muriel Cooper. As the first design director for MIT Press and the cofounder of the Visible Language Workshop, Cooper’s legacy for reorienting and repositioning the direction of an artist’s monograph is imaginatively explored in the creative partnership of Dexter Sinister and Shannon Ebner.

Shannon Ebner’s work has been shown in exhibitions including Trace at The Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria (2006), The 2006 California Biennial at The Orange County Museum of Art, Uncertain States of America, at The Serpentine Gallery, London (2006), Learn to Read, at the Tate Modern, London (2007), and the 2008 Whitney Biennial at The Whitney Museum of American Art.

Portrait Photographs

Bernhard Fuchs, Portrait Photographs

Bernhard Fuchs, Portrait Photographs
Hardcover, 114 pp., offset 4/4, 24 x 30 cm
Edition of 2000
ISBN 3-901756-32-9
Published by Fotohof Editions

out of print

condition: very good, moderate shelf wear.

When Austrian-born photographer Bernhard Fuchs shoots a portrait, the landscape is as important as the face. His portrayals of people from his native village, Mühlviertel, show them in places where they have deep roots. When the subjects live in cities, the photos express the rootless quality of urban life, with open doors and blank walls providing backdrops. Accompanying text by renowned photojournalist Timm Starl.

Slime the Boogie

Dash Snow, Slime the Boogie

Dash Snow, Slime the Boogie
Softback, 420 pp., offset 4/1, 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Editon of 300, unsigned, unnumbered, AP
Published by Peres Projects

out of print

The artist’s photographic work is in a thematically similar mode to photographers Nan Goldin, Larry Clark, Ryan McGinley and Richard Billingham, often depicting scenes of a candid or illicit nature. Instances of sex, drug taking, violence and art-world pretentiousness are documented with disarming frankness and honesty, offering insight into the decadent lifestyle associated with young New York City artists and their social circles.

Polaroids

Dash Snow, Polaroids

Dash Snow, Polaroids
Softback, 280 pp., offset 4/4, 11 x 11 inches
Edition of 2000
ISBN 0-9817658-4-X
Published by Peres Projects

out of print

The artist’s photographic work is in a thematically similar mode to photographers Nan Goldin, Larry Clark, Ryan McGinley and Richard Billingham, often depicting scenes of a candid or illicit nature. Instances of sex, drug taking, violence and art-world pretentiousness are documented with disarming frankness and honesty, offering insight into the decadent lifestyle associated with young New York City artists and their social circles.

Instilled and Lost

Dean Sameshima, Instilled and Lost

Dean Sameshima, Instilled and Lost
Softcover, 116 pp., offset 4/4, 23 x 30 cm
Edition of 1000
ISBN 0-9778819-1-1
Published by Peres Projects

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A collection of recent works by Dean Sameshima. With essays by Lisa Lapinski, Lecia Dole Recio, Richard Lidinsky and Stuart Comer.

Young Men At Play!, Vol. 2

Dean Sameshima, Young Men At Play!, Vol. 2

Dean Sameshima, Young Men At Play!, Vol. 2
Softcover, 24 pp., digital 4/4, 6 x 9 inches
Edition of 250
A DIS Publication

out of print

Young Men at Play!, Vol. 2 is the second catalog from Dean Sameshima’s 2005 exhibition at Taka Ishii Gallery in Tokyo. The images — of young men cavorting naked — are re-photographed from amateur magazines that circulated illegally in the U.S. in the 1960s. The catalog itself constitutes an outlaw act given existing censorship laws in Japan and the current conservative political climate in the United States. The work is motivated, in part, by the artist’s will to assert and examine the continued existence of underground culture as one amongst multiple “gay cultures”.

Here and There 9

Here and There 9

Nakako Hayashi, Here and There 9
Softcover, 56 pp., offset 4/duotone, 210 x 297 mm
Edition of 1000
ISBN 978-3-905714-69-2
Published by Nieves

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The theme of the nineth issue of Here and There is HER LIFE. It deals with the various factors that make up the many waves in a woman’s life, such as working, becoming pregnant, giving birth. The colorful stories told by Elein Fleiss, Laetitia Bena, Yurie Nagashima, Miranda July, Midori Araki and Aiko Yamada, reflect each of their lives.

Nakako Hayashi writes: “There are various lives, various moments and various emotions. I wish to capture the ripples of emotion in our daily lives as seeds, right before they turn into fluff and float away. I wish to keep observing what grows from there. I guess this may be what I want to do with Here and There.”