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Spike Art Quarterly #53 - Autumn 2017

THE REAL doesn’t exist in a vacuum but is shaped by desire and ideology, fiction and art. Its borders are indistinct, its appeal dubious, its essence elusive. Maybe we live in a simulation. When’s the last time you experienced a glitch? Sometimes another reality intrudes into the one we thought we knew and changes us forever. This issue of Spikelooks at the real as a fault-line of art and a utopian horizon of its agency. Welcome to the oasis of the real!

9.50 EUR

365 Days of Invisible Work

Author:  Werker
Title: 365 Days of Invisible Work
Publisher: Spector Books, Casco
Subject: Artists' Books
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365 Days of Invisible Work contains 365 images collected and compiled by the Domestic Worker Photographer Network. Members of this open network took photographs of themselves and others as gardeners, dishwashers, domestic workers, mothers, interns, artists, and as (illegal) migrants, generating a collective and political representation of domestic space. 365 Days of Invisible Work depicts a critical view of domestic work and work at home, as seen through the eyes of contemporary amateur photographers.

365 Days of Invisible Work is the third edition of the Werker Magazine series initiated by the founders of the Werker Collective, Marc Roig Blesa and Rogier Delfos. It was conceived as part of the Grand Domestic Revolution, a “living research” project by Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht, that ran from 2009/10–12. The Werker Collective’s practice is inspired by the Worker Photography Movement of the 1920s and 1930s. Far from having a rhetorical approach, it looks into ways of reactivating the movement’s working methodologies, based on self-representation, self-publishing, image analysis, and collective learning processes.

20.00 EUR

Poster Town

Author: Erich BrechbühlKlaus FromherzMartin GeelMichael KryenbühlSimon RüeggRaphael SchoenIvan WeissMegi Zumstein (eds.)
Title: Poster Town. Contemporary Poster Design from Lucerne
Publisher: Spector Books
Subject: Graphic Design, Exhibition Catalogue
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Lucerne—Switzerland’s poster town—has a vibrant graphic design scene, which in recent years has become known for its sophisticated posters well beyond the country’s borders. Professional colleagues are in awe of how a relatively small city can produce so many well-designed posters. Lucerne posters can be found in many exhibitions. To give one example: in 2015 alone, twenty-six of the hundred best posters from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland came from Lucerne and the surrounding area—in other words, more than a quarter of all the awardwinning works. What’s behind this? Is it coincidence or a preponderance of designers of above-average talent in a comparatively small area? The book Poster Town tracks this phenomenon with a wealth of images and texts and creates a record of Lucerne’s poster designs for posterity. 

WWW.POSTERTOWN.CH

36.00 EUR

Manifestly Haraway

Author: Donna Haraway
Title: Manifestly Haraway
Publisher: Minnesota UP
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
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Electrifying, provocative, and controversial when first published thirty years ago, Donna Haraway’s Cyborg Manifesto is even more relevant today, when the divisions that she so eloquently challenges—of human and machine but also of gender, class, race, ethnicity, sexuality, and location—are increasingly complex. The subsequent Companion Species Manifesto, which further questions the human–nonhuman disjunction, is no less urgently needed in our time of environmental crisis and profound polarization.

Manifestly Haraway brings together these momentous manifestos to expose the continuity and ramifying force of Haraway’s thought, whose significance emerges with engaging immediacy in a sustained conversation between the author and her long-term friend and colleague Cary Wolfe. 

18.00 EUR

e-flux journal. What's Love (or Care, Intimacy, Warmth, Affection) Got to Do with It?

Author: Julieta Aranda, Brian Kuan Wood, Stephen Squibb, Anton Vidokle (eds.)
Title: e-flux journal. What's Love (or Care, Intimacy, Warmth, Affection) Got to Do with It?
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Periodicals & Reprints, Theory & Philosophy
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It is often said that we no longer have an addressee for our political demands. But that’s not true. We have each other. What we can no longer get from the state, the party, the union, the boss, we ask for from one another.

In our present times—post-human, post-reality, or maybe pre-internet, post-it, pre-collapse, pre-fabricated by algorithms—what does love have to do with it? Since 2009, need and care and desire and admiration have been cross-examined, called as witness, put on parole, and made the subject of caring inquiry by e-flux journal authors. These writings have now been collected to form this comprehensive volume. 

18.00 EUR

Puffy Grip Logic

Author: Martin Kohaut, Matilda Tjäder
Title: Puffy Grip Logic
Publisher: TLTRPress
Subject: Artists' Books
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Contributions by Sasha Engelmann and Jol Thomson, Kaspars Groševs, Monika Kalinauskaitė, Nora N. Khan, Žygimantas Kudirka, Nathan Beyonce Ma, Susan Ploetz, Felix Riemann, Daniel Taylor, and Matilda Tjäder. Designed by Monika Janulevičiūtė. Directed by Martin Kohout and Matilda Tjäder.

The publication by Martin Kohout, Matilda Tjäder, and invited guests uses so-called gamebook structure, where readers themselves choose the steps they want to take in its space and plot. The events and insights presented by the text resemble some kind of fantastic multitasking fever and information overload. The main story-line is written by Martin Kohout, but the book is a collective result, where invited co-authors create their own islands, parallel story lines, or unpredictable interruptions.

10.00 EUR

Club Univers

Author: Chus Martínez
Title: Club Univers
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Essays & Non-Fiction
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'I've been writing these notes continuously for years but I never thought about publishing them. These pages gather some thoughts on artists who continue to be a source of motivation for me to invest in complexity and who also all possess a rare sense of humor. I write these texts mostly at the end of a working day or in the very early morning, which for me are not the hours for argumentation. They expose no foreseeable line of research or an unequivocal sequence of arguments. However, through continuous exchange with the students at the Institute of Art of the FHNW Academy of Arts and Design in Basel, I came to the conclusion that it would be useful to publish this peculiar research as a strange textbook. Its sole goal is to motivate the students to keep our conversation going and to further open this possibility up to others.'

12.00 EUR

I Had Nowhere to Go

Author:  Jonas Mekas
Title: I Had Nowhere to Go
Publisher: Spector Books
Subject: Essays & Non-Fiction, Artists' Writings 

In 1944 Mekas and his younger brother Adolfas had to flee from the Nazis for copying leaflets. They were interned for eight months in a labour camp in Elmshorn. The Soviet occupation prevented him from returning to his native Lithuania after the war and, classed as a displaced person, he lived in DP camps in Wiesbaden and Kassel. Towards the end of 1949 he and his brother emigrated to New York. In his autobiography I Had Nowhere to Go he describes his survival in the camps and his arrival in New York. Mekas tells a universal story, that of an emigre who can never go back, whose loneliness in his new world is emblematic of human existence.

22.00 EUR

Eileen Myles

Author: Eileen Myles
Publisher: Fivehundred places
Subject: Poetry 
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10.00 EUR

Dorothea Lasky

Author: Dorothea Lasky
Publisher: Fivehundred places
Subject: Poetry 
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10.00 EUR

When The Sick Rule The World

Author: Dodie Bellamy
Title: When The Sick Rule The World
Publisher: Semiotext(e)
Subject: Literature
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A moving meld of essay, memoir, and story, When the Sick Rule the World collects Dodie Bellamy’s new and recent lyric prose. Taking on topics as eclectic as vomit, Kathy Acker’s wardrobe, and Occupy Oakland, Bellamy here examines illness, health, and the body—both the social body and the individual body—in essays that glitter with wit even at their darkest moments.

In a safe house in Marin County, strangers allergic to the poisons of the world gather for an evening’s solace. In Oakland, protesters dance an ecstatic bacchanal over the cancerous body of the city-state they love and hate. In the elegiac memoir, 'Phone Home,' Bellamy meditates on her dying mother’s last days via the improbable cipher of Steven Spielberg’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Finally, Bellamy offers a piercing critique of the displacement and blight that have accompanied Twitter’s move into her warehouse-district neighborhood, and the pitiless imperialism of tech consciousness. 

17.00 EUR

Matthew Zapruder

Author: Matthew Zapruder
Publisher: Fivehundred places
Subject: Poetry 
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10.00 EUR

M. A. Vizsolyi

Author: M.A. Vizsolyi
Publisher: Fivehundred places
Subject: Poetry 
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10.00 EUR

Heroines

Author: Kate Zambreno
Title: Heroines
Publisher: Semiotext(e)
Subject: Literature
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On the last day of December, 2009 Kate Zambreno began a blog called Frances Farmer Is My Sister, arising from her obsession with the female modernists and her recent transplantation to Akron, Ohio, where her husband held a university job. Widely reposted, Zambreno’s blog became an outlet for her highly informed and passionate rants about the fates of the modernist wives and mistresses. In her blog entries, Zambreno reclaimed the traditionally pathologized biographies of Vivienne Eliot, Jane Bowles, Jean Rhys, and Zelda Fitzgerald: writers and artists themselves who served as male writers’ muses only to end their lives silenced, erased, and institutionalized. Over the course of two years, Frances Farmer Is My Sister helped create a community where today’s toxic girls could devise a new feminist discourse, writing in the margins and developing an alternative canon.

17.00 EUR

Heather Christle

Author: Heather Christle
Publisher: Fivehundred places
Subject: Poetry 
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10.00 EUR

Like a Woman

Author: Quinn Latimer
Title: Like a Woman. Essays, Readings, Poems
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Essays & Non-fiction, Poetry
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Moving from Southern California to central and southern Europe, crossing geographies and genres, Quinn Latimer's texts record specters and realities of culture, migration, and displacement, compounding the vagaries of rhetoric and poetics with those of personal history and criticism. 

Composed in the space between the page and live performance, Latimer’s recent essays and poems collected here examine issues of genealogy and influence, the poverty and privilege of place, architecture’s relationship to language, and feminist economies of writing, reading, and art making. Shifting between written language and live address, between the needs of the internal and the external voice, Like a Woman retrieves the refrain, the litany, and the chorus, exploring their serial ecstasies and political possibilities.

20.00 EUR

School: A Recent History of Self-Organized Art Education

Author: Sam Thorne
Title: School: A Recent History of Self-Organized Art Education
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Essays & Non-Fiction
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Contributions by Bik Van der Pol, Bruce High Quality Foundation University, Tania Bruguera, Chto Delat?, Sean Dockray, Olafur Eliasson, Ryan Gander, Piero Golia, Fritz Haeg, Pablo Helguera, Jakob Jakobsen, Ahmet Oğuut, Yoshua Okon, Open School East, RUPERT (!), Wael Shawky, Tina Sherwell, Bisi Silva, Christine Tohme, Anton Vidokle

Sam Thorne’s School: A Recent History of Self-Organized Art Education is a chronicle of self-organized art schools and artist-run education platforms that have emerged since 2000. Comprising a series of twenty conversations conducted by Thorne with the artists, curators, and educators behind these schools, the book maps a territory at once fertile and contested. Spanning projects in London, Lagos, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Ramallah, Berlin, and Saint Petersburg, among other locations, these critical dialogues respond to spiraling student debt, the MFA system, and the 'pedagogical turn,' while offering proposals for the future of art education.

24.00 EUR

F. R. David Autumn 2017

Author: Will Holder, Scott Rogers (eds.)
Title:  F. R. David (Autumn 2017): RECOGNITION
Publisher: Uh Books, KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Subject: Periodicals & Reprints
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Texts by Mason Leaver-Yap, Scott Rogers, Reza Negarestani, Ian White, Eileen Myles, Ayesha Siddiqi, Marcel Broodthaers, Donna Haraway and more !

'Recognition' is concerned with bodies, ecology, empathy, gazing at the world, and reading (environments) from non-anthropocentric POVs—nonetheless described and written by humans. Animals, birds, and trees feature heavily.

Copernicus told us that the earth was not the center. Darwin told us that man is not the center. If we listened to the anthropologists we might hear them telling us, with appropriate indirectness, that the White West is not the center. The center of the world is a bluff on the Klamath River, a rock in Mecca, a hole in the ground in Greece, nowhere, its circumference everywhere. Perhaps the utopist should heed this unsettling news at last. Perhaps the utopist would do well to lose the plan, throw away the map, get off the motorcycle, put on a very strange-looking hat, bark sharply three times, and trot off looking thin, yellow, and dingy across the desert and up into the digger pines.

Ursula K. Le Guin, A Non-Euclidean View of California as a Cold Place to Be (1982)

10.00 EUR

F. R. David Spring 2017

Author: Will Holder, Riet Wijnen (eds.)
Title:  F. R. David (Spring2017): INVERTED COMMAS
Publisher: Uh Books, KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Subject: Periodicals & Reprints
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Contibutions by Michael Asher, Joan Didion, Harun Farocki, Lucy Lippard, Amiri Baraka, Stanley Brown, Silvia Federici and many more !

F.R.DAVID is a typographical journal, edited by Will Holder, dealing with the organisation of reading and writing in contemporary art practises. This 13th issue of F.R.DAVID is edited with Riet Wijnen, and has its origins in her Registry of Pseudonyms, an online database which accounts for who is who and why who is who. ‘Inverted Commas’ follows ‘pseudonym’ through names, naming, bodies, brains, self, author, other, reader, labour.

10.00 EUR

Before Pictures

Author:  Douglas Crimp
Title: Before Pictures
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Subject: Essays & Non-Fiction
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Before Pictures tells the story of Crimp’s life as a young gay man and art critic in New York City during the late 1960s through the turbulent 1970s.  The book begins with his escape from his hometown in Idaho, and we quickly find Crimp writing criticism for ArtNews while working at the Guggenheim—where, as a young curatorial assistant, he was one of the few to see Daniel Buren’s Peinture-Sculpture before it was removed amid cries of institutional censorship. We also travel to the Chelsea Hotel through to his days as a cinephile and balletomane to the founding of the art journal October, where he remained a central figure for many years. As he was developing his reputation as a critic, he was also partaking of the New York night life, from drugs and late nights alongside the Warhol crowd at the Max’s Kansas City to discos, roller-skating, and casual sex with famous (and not-so-famous) men. As AIDS began to ravage the closely linked art and gay communities, Crimp eventually turned his attention to activism dedicated to rethinking AIDS.

32.00 EUR

e-flux journal. Art Without Death: Conversations on Russian Cosmism

Author: Julieta Aranda, Brian Kuan Wood, Kaye Cain-Nielsen, Stephen Squibb, Anton Vidokle (eds.)
Title: e-flux journal. Art Without Death: Conversations on Russian Cosmism
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Periodicals & Reprints, Theory & Philosophy
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Contributions by Bart De Baere, Franco 'Bifo' Berardi, Boris Groys, Elena Shaposhnikova, Marina Simakova, Hito Steyerl, Anton Vidokle, Brian Kuan Wood, Arseny Zhilyaev, Esther Zonsheim 

According to the nineteenth-century teachings of Nikolai Fedorov—librarian, religious philosopher, and progenitor of Russian cosmism—our ethical obligation to use reason and knowledge to care for the sick extends to curing the dead of their terminal status. The dead must be brought back to life using means of advanced technology—resurrected not as souls in heaven, but in material form, in this world, with all their memories and knowledge. 

his book of interviews and conversations with today’s most compelling living and resurrected artists and thinkers seeks to address the relevance of Russian cosmism and biocosmism in light of its influence on the Russian artistic and political vanguard as well as on today’s art-historical apparatuses, weird materialisms, extinction narratives, and historical and temporal politics. This unprecedented collection of exchanges on cosmism asks how such an encompassing and imaginative, unapologetically humanist and anthropocentric strain of thinking could have been so historically and politically influential, especially when placed alongside the politically inconsequential—but in some sense equally encompassing—apocalypticism of contemporary realist imaginaries.   

18.00 EUR

Bas Jan Ader: Discovery File 143/76

Author: Marion van Wijk and Koos Dalstra (eds.)
Publisher: New Documents
Subject: Monographs, Artists' Books
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In 1976, Bas Jan Ader’s boat, the Ocean Wave, was found unmanned and partially submerged 150 miles off the coast of Ireland by a Spanish fishing vessel. The Dutch artist’s boat was taken to La Coruna for investigation. Days later, the boat was stolen and the cult of Ader, whose body was never recovered, was truly cemented. In this volume, artists Marion van Wijk and Koos Dalstra, compile ten years of research into this unsolved mystery. The Spanish police report documenting the theft is reproduced in facsimile alongside a translation into English, many pages of additional documentation, and the transcriptions of interviews produced during the editors’ investigations.

45.00 EUR

Space Colonies

Author: Fabian Reimann
Title: Space Colonies. A Galactic Freeman's Journal
Publisher: Spector Books
Subject: Artists' Books
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At the beginning of the 1970s US American physicist Gerard K. O’Neill developed the first ideas for colonizing space. Shortly thereafter, Stewart Brand, cybercommunard and editor of the Whole Earth Catalog, took up these ideas and published the book Space Colonies. In this and in other editions of the CoEvolution Quarterly, the issue of whether space might already be colonized in the year 2000 is discussed. Fabian Reimann’s Space Colonies. A Galactic Freeman’s Journal refers to these publications. In his photo essay he assembles historical, present-day, and speculative material, which he combines with fictional and factual stories to create a composite of different images of the world.

12.00 EUR

Memories of the Star

Author: Elena Narbutaitė
Title: Memories of the Star
Publisher: CAC Vilnius
Subject: Artists' books
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Memories of the Star (Žvaigždės atsiminimai) is a 56-page artist book by Elena Narbutaitė published in two separate Lithuanian and English editions alongside the artist's solo exhibition Prosperity (June 16 – August 13, 2017). It includes writings by Elena Narbutaitė, Candice Lin, Marcel Proust, Bernardo Jose de Souza, Luca Turin and Raimundas Malašauskas.

Three fragments from Les plaisirs et les jours by Marcel Proust, translated from French by Louise Varese, are reprinted from the book’s first English edition (Pleasures and Regrets, Crown Publishers, New York, 1948). The book contains a fragment of Rosalind Nashashibi’s painting Dust (2017) and a photograph from Dalia Dūdėnaitė’s personal album. Cover photograph is by Darius Petrulaitis.

5.00 EUR

Smoking Nurse

Author: Matt Burt
Title: Smoking Nurse
Publisher: TLTRPress
Subject: Artists' Writings, Poetry & Literature

Smoking Nurse is the first printed selection of Matt Burt's poetry. Written during the late 90s for his spoken word performances, the pieces were a continuation of his earlier writings, which he recorded on a semi-broken micro-cassette player. These primitive recordings were later sampled by Burt's musician friend Helge Sten, which is how I found out about his work a decade ago. In the early 90s, Sten (later known as Deathprod) encouraged Burt to leave his job as a farm journalist for the second smallest newspaper in Wisconsin, USA, and move to Trondheim, Norway, to study at the local art academy. In 2004, Burt started his own band (Dog & Sky) and since has written and performed spoken word, music, and short stories, as well as collaborated with Norwegian bands like Motorpsycho and Spidergawd. Susanna and the Magical Orchestra covered his song These Days on their Melody Mountain album (Martin Kolhout)


12.00 EUR

The Metaphysics Of Beer: A Symposium Of Humans And Microorganisms

Author:   Vytenis Burokas
Title: The Metaphysics Of Beer:  A Symposium Of Humans And Microorganisms
Publisher: &editions
Subject: Artists' Writings 
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Rather than merely cite and quote his research, the artist stages an increasingly drunken discussion between himself and a crowd of philosophers, scientists, and theoreticians.  In the play, Burokas ventriloquises, and is inhabited by, a strange constellation of characters who have all dealt with the properties of the clinamen in some way, including the philosophers Aristotle, Epicurus, Lucretius, Julia Annas, and Michel Serres, the scientists Henri Poincaré and Ilya Prigogine, and the composers and theorists John Rahn and Michel Dellvile, amongst many other voices. (text by Post Brothers)

12.00 EUR

Les Goddesses / Hemlock Forest

Author:  Moyra Davey
Title: Les Goddesses / Hemlock Forest
Publisher: Dancing Foxes Press, Bergen Kunsthall
Subject: Artists' Writings 
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This latest book by New York–based artist Moyra Davey is based on two related projects, Les Goddesses (2011) and Hemlock Forest (2016), which each take form through text, photography, and film. Layering introspection and personal narratives with meditations on the lives and works of other writers, filmmakers, and artists—ranging from 18th-century feminist writer and activist Mary Wollstonecraft to Chantal Akerman, Karl Ove Knausgård, and Davey’s own five sisters—the artist explores such themes as compulsion, artistic production, family, and life and its passing.

29.00 EUR

In Memoriam...Mary Cecil,Victoria Callihoo (nee Belcourt), and Eleanor (Helene) Thomas Garneau

Author:   Postcommodity, Alex Waterman, Ociciwan Contemporary Art Collective 
Title: In Memoriam...
Publisher:  Uh Books
Subject: Artists' Books
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in memoriam… adds a new score and production by Postcommodity and Alex Waterman to a suite of four early scores by the American composer Robert Ashley. The fifth score honours the lives of Mary Cecil, Victoria Callihoo (nee Belcourt), and Eleanor (Helene) Thomas Garneau, three Indigenous women from territory at the turn of the Century as it became the province of Alberta. This significant addition continues Ashley’s project investigating the connections between musical forms and constructs of historicization, opening a conversation regarding whom and how we memorialize individuals and inscribe their legacies.

[from essay by Candice Hopkins] What histories are remembered and who is doing the remembering? What form do these rememberings take? It is not as simple as taking down one monument and replacing it with another. We need to ask more questions, take note of the voids that stand in for the past, and actively make way for other voices, particularly those are trapped under the ‘sea ice of English’. 'Listen for sounds', writes the Tlingit poet and anthropologist Nora Marks Dauenhauer, 'They are as important as voices. Listen. Listen. Listen. Listen.'

15.00 EUR

When Species Meet

AuthorDonna Haraway
Title: When Species Meet
Publisher: Minnesota UP
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
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In 2006, about 69 million U.S. households had pets, giving homes to around 73.9 million dogs, 90.5 million cats, and 16.6 million birds, and spending more than 38 billion dollars on companion animals. As never before in history, our pets are truly members of the family. But the notion of "companion species"—knotted from human beings, animals and other organisms, landscapes, and technologies—includes much more than "companion animals."

In When Species Meet, Donna Haraway digs into this larger phenomenon to contemplate the interactions of humans with many kinds of critters, especially with those called domestic. At the heart of the book are her experiences in agility training with her dogs Cayenne and Roland, but Haraway’s vision here also encompasses wolves, chickens, cats, baboons, sheep, microorganisms, and whales wearing video cameras.

23.00 EUR

TV

Author: Algirdas Šeškus, Gintaras Didžiapetris (ed.)
Title: TV
Publisher: Lithuanian National Radio and Television
Subject: Artists' books
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What you might take in your hands, is a selection of photographs made by Algirdas Šeškus while at work as a camera operator at the National Television. All of the images were made between 1975 and 1985. The book is published on the occassion of the 60 year anniversary since the first television broadcast in Lithuania

By the way - for the whole summer Šeškus' photographs are presented at the Documenta 14! Go Athens, go Kassel.

30.00 EUR

Eugene Ostashevsky

Author: Eugene Ostashevsky
Publisher: Fivehundred places
Subject: Poetry 
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10.00 EUR

The Long Road to Xico

Author: Pedro de Llano (ed.)
Title: The Long Road to Xico / El Largo Camino a Xico. Maria Thereza Alves 1991-2015
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Monographs, Catalogues
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The Long Road to Xico, 1991–2015 is the first monograph of Brazilian artist Maria Thereza Alves, and the outcome of her solo show at the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo in Seville in 2015. It gathers more than twenty projects realized between 1991 and 2015, including rarely viewed early works that help us see her most recent production from a new perspective. This publication also collects a selection of Alves’s writings and contextualizes her work in the political and cultural debates from the 1980s, when she became an activist—in the United States and Brazil—and an early participant in discourses around 'postcolonialism' and 'ecology'. Together with these materials, the book contains essays by the editor, Pedro de Llano, and T. J. Demos, professor of art and visual culture at the University of California, Santa Cruz. 

20.00 EUR

The Hobbyist

Author: Thomas SeeligOlivia BaeriswylDoris GassertPierre HourquetAnna Planas (eds.)
Title: The Hobbyist
Publisher: Spector Books
Subject: Exhibition  Catalogues
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What happens when photographers and artists incorporate hobbies into their work as a means of challenging established practices and hierarchies? How do hobbyists represent their passions photographically, not least today in our era of digital communication? The Hobbyist is the first major exhibition to explore the relationship between photography and hobby culture, in connection both to the photographing of hobbies and to photography as a hobby. From the hippy cultures and avant-garde tendencies of the 1960s’ through the 1980s’ DIY movement to today’s maker movement, The Hobbyist explores photography’s engagement with a wide variety of lively, often quirky obsessions. The book, which appears in a magazine format, brings together interviews with artists, short anecdotal texts, and in-depth essays. The Hobbyist is published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name at the Fotomuseum Winterthur (9 September 2017 – 28 January 2018).

The exhibition The Hobbyist is curated by Pierre Hourquet, Anna Planas, and Thomas Seelig with artworks by Chris Burden, Jeremy Deller and Alan Kane, Stephanie Kiwitt, Mike Mandel, NEOZOON, Lotte Reimann, Bill Owens, and others. Text: Thilo Koenig, Evgeny Morozov, NEOZOON, Therese Steffen, a. o.

18.00 EUR

Monica Ross. Ethical Actions

Author: Susan Hiler, Suzanne Treister (eds.)
Title: Monika Ross. Ethical Actions. A Critical Fine Art Practice
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Monographs, Exhibitio Catalogues
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British artist Monica Ross (1950–2013) left behind forty years of socially engaged, feminist, and performative artwork, which has had a deep effect on contemporary art and society. This fully illustrated publication documents Ross’s works from 1970 to 2013, including early feminist collaborative works, drawings made at the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp in the 1980s, poster designs for the antinuclear movement, works relating to the writings of Walter Benjamin, and documentation from the sixty performances of Anniversary—an act of memory (2008–13), solo, collective, and multilingual recitations from memory of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which concluded with a final collaborative performance at the UN in Geneva on the day of Ross’s death. With essays by Esther Leslie, Eric Levi Jacobson, Alexandra M. Kokoli, Denise Robinson, and Yve Lomax, this book is a valuable art-historical document.

22.00 EUR

Charlemagne Palestine. Gessammttkkunnstt MeshuggahhLaandtttt

Author: Luca Lo Pinto, Samuel Saelemakers (eds.)
Title: Charlemagne Palestine. GessammttkkunnsttMeshuggahhLaandtttt
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Monographs, Exhibition  Catalogues
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Charlemagne Palestine works form a highly personal universe of rituals, intoxication, and shamanism. In the last four decades, the artist has created an extensive body of experimental musical compositions, bodily performances, and, in later years, visual art works that are inhabited by stuffed animals. To Palestine, teddy bears figure as powerful shamanic totems, which he fondly calls Divinities.

24.00 EUR

Matter Fictions

Author: Margarida Mendes (ed.)
Title: Matter Fictions
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Exhibition Catalogue, Theory & Philosophy
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Contributions by 0(rphan)d(rift>), Ursula Biemann, Ccru, Kodwo Eshun, N. Katherine Hayles, Francis McKee, Margarida Mendes, Jussi Parikka, Mariana Silva, Jennifer Teets, Jason Waite

Matter Fictions addresses fiction as a mode of producing reality as well as the significance of matter—animal, vegetable, mineral, hybrid—beyond binaries. Recounting a partial history of our relation with matter, the eponymous exhibition at Museu Colecao Berardo (May 4–August 21, 2016) explored how the crossover between cosmological narratives, spatial revolutions of concrete poetry, and hypertextual and territorial fictions might impact our understanding of human agency in a time that calls for action on climate change and technocratic policies. 

The texts are oriented around the four threads that structured the exhibition. The science-fiction approach to the ethics of code and digital space is addressed in the texts by Kodwo Eshun of the Otolith Group, Ccru (Cybernetic culture resource unit), and N. Katherine Hayles, and the excerpt from 0(rphan)d(rift>)’s 1995 novel Cyberpositive. Contemporary psychogeophysics and the material realities of the digital are explored by Jussi Parikka’s text and printed drawings throughout the book based on Joana Escoval’s sculptures on electromagnetic conduction. The hybridity of contemporary bodies and rituals is contextualized by Margarida Mendes’s essay on agribusiness and GMOs. And the critique of technocratic and extractionist environmental policies is represented by Jason Waite’s text on Fukushima and artist statements by Ursula Biemann and Mariana Silva. The contributions from Jennifer Teets and Francis McKee straddle all four threads—Teets’s through a reflection on the ongoing series at Museu Berardo, The World in Which We Occur, which she organizes with Mendes, and McKee’s through a newly commissioned work of fiction

19.00 EUR

Somewhere I've Never Been

Author: Steph Kretowicz, Tom Clark (ed.)
Title: Somewhere I've Never Been
Publisher: TLTRPress, Pool
Subject: Artists' Writings
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Can you tell a story of a place in the same fracturing way it was experienced?

Pulling together field recordings from international soundscapes, Somewhere I've Never Been follows the author's account of loss and being alone in a self-started journey through the US, Europe and the Middle East. One part of an expanded narrative on many platforms (more at: http://thepoweroflove.cz/), and against the grain of dominant visual narratives, the book is told through the sounds of corporate expansion and pop cultural hegemony heard in an ever-uneven era of globalisation and cultural mediation.

Drawn away from the music of loaded family pasts and brittle presents to the sprawling inertia of a US road trip, Kretowicz is hooked by Jason Derulo, Fairuz, Harry Partch, Lipgloss Twins, poorly pronounced Polskibus safety announcements, the crucial influence of Celine Dion; in the end pulled back to the jarring patter and endless shifts of London.

14.00 EUR

How to Frame

Author: Barbara Gronau, Matthias von Hartz, Carolin Hochleichter (eds.)
Title: How to Frame: On the Treshold of Performing and Visual Arts
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Art theory
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With contributions by Claire Bishop, Ellen Blumenstein, Gabriele Brandstetter, Corpus-Network, Franz Anton Cramer, Boris Charmatz, Tim Etchells, Christian Falsnaes, Barbara Gronau, Dorothea von Hantelmann, Matthias von Hartz, Carolin Hochleichter, William Kentridge, Ragnar Kjartansson, La Ribot, Hans-Thies Lehmann, Rabih Mroué, Jörn Schafaff, Shelley Senter, Stefan Troebst, Katleen Van Langendonck, Catherine Wood, Adela Yawitz

16.00 EUR

Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet

Author: (eds.) Anna Tsing, Heather Swanson, Elaine Gan, Nils Bubandt
Title: Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet
Publisher: Minnesota UP
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
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As human-induced environmental change threatens multispecies livability, Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet puts forward a bold proposal: entangled histories, situated narratives, and thick descriptions offer urgent 'arts of living'. Included are essays by scholars in anthropology, ecology, science studies, art, literature, and bioinformatics who posit critical and creative tools for collaborative survival in a more-than-human Anthropocene. The essays are organized around two key figures that also serve as the publication’s two openings: Ghosts, or landscapes haunted by the violences of modernity; and Monsters, or interspecies and intraspecies sociality.

Contributors: Karen Barad, Kate Brown, Carla Freccero, Peter Funch, Scott F. Gilbert, Deborah M. Gordon,  Donna J. Haraway, Andreas Hejnol, Ursula K. Le Guin, Marianne Elisabeth Lien, Andrew Mathews,  Margaret McFall-Ngai, Ingrid M. Parker, Mary Louise Pratt, Anne Pringle, Deborah Bird Rose, Dorion Sagan, Lesley Stern,  Jens-Christian Svenning.

25.00 EUR

On Continuous and Systematic Nutrition Improvement

Author: Indrė Klimaitė
Title: On Continuous and Systematic Nutrition Improvement
Publisher: Jan van Eyeck Academie
Subject: Artists' Books
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It is a narrative of human culture within a system. It is insider view that lifts sheets to ideology mechanism, it’s propaganda and practice. This publication extends history and itself becomes a plan for tomorrow.

Research itself is based on textual and visual materials collected from Soviet public catering books between 1935 until 1990. Material spans over a broad range of documents, from official sanitation memorandum to archeological photographs, from woman liberation slogans to dishwashing instructions, from technical plans for the classification of potatoes to dinner room schemes, from soviet gastronomy recipes to sanitary norms and measures to fight rodents and microbes. Human life as a never stopping potato washing machine.

20.00 EUR

PHILE Magazine 01 - Spring/ Summer 2017

Title: The Exhibitionist. # 6 -  June 2012
Subject: Periodicals & Reprints
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the INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL of DESIRE AND CURIOSITY

w/ contributions by: AA Bronson
Adrienne Kammerer
Andrew B. Myers
Annie Sprinkle
Bibbe Hansen
Bruce LaBruce
Cait Mckinney
Colby Keller
Darby Milbrath
Dennis Cooper
Daniel Shea
Fan Wu
Mark Peckmezian
Matt Lambert
Matthew Tammaro
Molly Matalon
Tairan An
Sholem Krishtalka
Susanna Paasonen
Whitney Mallett
Yael Malka
& more

18.00 EUR

Object-Oriented Feminism

Author: Katherine Behar (ed.)
Title: Object- Oriented Feminism
Publisher: Minnesota UP
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
Stock: ✔

 The essays in Object-Oriented Feminism explore OOF: a feminist intervention into recent philosophical discourses—like speculative realism, object-oriented ontology (OOO), and new materialism—that take objects, things, stuff, and matter as primary. Object-oriented feminism approaches all objects from the inside-out position of being an object too, with all of its accompanying political and ethical potentials. 

This volume places OOF thought in a long history of ongoing feminist work in multiple disciplines. In particular, object-oriented feminism foregrounds three significant aspects of feminist thinking in the philosophy of things: politics, engaging with histories of treating certain humans (women, people of color, and the poor) as objects; erotics, employing humor to foment unseemly entanglements between things; and ethics, refusing to make grand philosophical truth claims, instead staking a modest ethical position that arrives at being “in the right” by being “wrong.” 

26.00 EUR

Becoming Palm

Author: Simryn Gill, Michael Taussig; edited by Ute Meta Bauer, Anca Rujoiu
Title: Becoming Palm
Publisher: Sternberg Press, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore
Subject: Essays & Non-Fiction, Artists' Books
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Becoming Palm is the outcome of a conversation between two friends, artist Simryn Gill and antropologist Michael Taussig responding to 'the enormous transformations, human, and ecological, that this crop engenders' (Michael Taussig) in two remote geographical locations, Southeast Asia and South America.

19.00 EUR

In a Qu*a*re Time and Space

Author: Tim Stüttgen
Title: In a Qu*a*re Time and Space: Post-Slavery Temporalities, Blaxploitation, and Sun Ra’s Afrofuturism between Intersectionality and Heterogeneity
Publisher: b_books
Subject: Theory & Philosophy

In this book Tim Stüttgen considers the paradigm of (post-)slavery as an important epistemological break within predominantely white Gender and Queer Studies, as well as within critical Film and Cultural Studies. Departing from what E. Patrick Johnson has proposed as a specifically intersectional »quAre«, instead of an »unmarked white queer perspective«, this book contrasts Deleuze’s cinema theory with Frantz Fanon, queer theories of color, the history of the African diaspora and utopian quAre futurisms to establish notions of a black locality, mobility and temporality in what Stüttgen calls the first emancipatory black cinema: Blaxploitation. (...) Following the analysis of a specifically black movement-image, the book engages in a comprehensive intersectional reading of John Coney’s legendary 1974 Sun Ra film Space is the Place, crystallizing the concept of a »black time-image« that interconnects formal aesthetic concepts to afro-futurist queer utopias.

18.00 EUR

Alkibijadas / Alcibiades

Author: Plato, transl. by Vilius Bartninkas, commentary by Vytautas Ališauskas
Title: Alkibijadas
Publisher: Jonas ir Jokūbas
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
Stock: ✔

10.00 EUR

Against the Anthropocene

Author: T. J. Demos
Title: Against the Anthropocene. Visual Culture and Environment Today
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
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Addressing the current upswing of attention in the sciences, arts, and humanities to the new proposal that we are in a human-driven epoch called the Anthropocene, this book critically surveys that thesis and points to its limitations. It analyzes contemporary visual culture—popular science websites, remote sensing and SatNav imagery, eco-activist mobilizations, and experimental artistic projects—to consider how the term proposes more than merely a description of objective geological periodization. This book argues that the Anthropocene terminology works ideologically in support of a neoliberal financialization of nature, anthropocentric political economy, and endorsement of geoengineering as the preferred—but likely disastrous—method of approaching climate change. To democratize decisions about the world’s near future, we urgently need to subject the Anthropocene thesis to critical scrutiny and develop creative alternatives in the present.

18.00 EUR

No Speed Limit.Three Essays on Accelerationism

Author: Steven Shaviro
Title: No Speed Limit. Three Essys on Accelerationism
Publisher: Minnesota UP
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
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Accelerationism is the bastard offspring of a furtive liaison between Marxism and science fiction. Its basic premise is that the only way out is the way through: to get beyond capitalism, we need to push its technologies to the point where they explode. This may be dubious as a political strategy, but it works as a powerful artistic program.

Other authors have debated the pros and cons of accelerationist politics; No Speed Limit makes the case for an accelerationist aesthetics. Our present moment is illuminated, both for good and for ill, in the cracked mirror of science-fictional futurity.

9.00 EUR

Ishion Hutchinson

Author: Ishion Hutchinson
Publisher: Fivehundred places
Subject: Poetry 
Stock: ✔

Black Space

For Erna Brodber

Be ye my fictions; But her story.
— Richard Crashaw

I can bring a halo

into the night cave, quiet
with music (do not ask the music),
to her shaded there
in the moon; her fine spectacles
steam their pond rings;
her animal eyes fix
on the lintel of the door
as the wax owl glances back at me. I am her little cotton
tree the breeze combs
white into a final note,
her diminuendo poco a poco ...    
Moon-afro, myself
outpaces me
in wonder of her.
She goes off and I seep
under the black sprout
of her house, to rise
a salmon bell on the hill
dissolving mild cloud fractals,
without grief or malice.
10.00 EUR

Sundogz

Author: Mark von Schlegel
Title: Sundogz
Publisher: Semiotext(e)
Subject: Literature
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Was there some sort of accident? The Doll was now certain that the Japanese didn’t consider him a human. He was concerned with Deary alone. Her flukes lifted to maintain her treading water, left her pale bottom and sex exposed. Was he watching simultaneously from below? The Doll let his tendrils obscure. 5 hours till orbital synch, he remembered. The Doll called up the red-screen into his mindspace and traced the instantly visible tags: Mab's Buoy relay SFS Good Fortune, Wawagawanet 2145270401:33 —from Sundogz

14.00 EUR

Critical Spatial Practice 9

Author: Andrew Herscher
Title: Displacements. Architecture and Refugee
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Architecture
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In architectural history, just as in global politics, refugees have tended to exist as mere human surplus; histories of architecture, then, have usually reproduced the nation-state’s exclusion of refugees as people out of place. Andrew Herscher’s Displacements: Architecture and Refugee, the ninth book in the Critical Spatial Practice series, examines some of the usually disavowed but arguably decisive intersections of mass-population displacement and architecture—an art and technology of population placement—through the twentieth century and into the present. Posing the refugee as the preeminent collective political subject of our time, Displacements attempts to open up an architectural history of the refugee that could refract on the history of architecture and the history of the refugee alike.

15.00 EUR

Edgewise. A Picture of Cookie Mueller

Author:  Chloe Griffin (ed.)
Title: Edgewise. A Picture of Cookie Mueller
Publisher: b_books
Subject: Essays & Non-Fiction
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Cookie Mueller was a firecracker, a cult figure, a wit, a WILD child, a writer, a go go dancer, a mother, an unlikely queer icon, an alchemist, a lightning rod in dark times. A child of suburban 50‘s Maryland and post-beatnik 60’s freakdom, she made her name first as an actress in the films of John Waters, and then as an art critic and columnist, a writer of hilarious and sublime stories and short fiction and a maven of the Downtown art world. Edgewise tells the story of Cookie‘s life through an oral history composed from over 80 interviews with the people who knew her. After tracing back some of the steps of the author’s 7-year trip in search of Cookie, the voices take us from the late 60’s artist communes of Baltimore to 70’s Provincetown where romantics and queers crawled the dunes and discos, to the sleepless creative high of post-industrial Bohemian New York, through 80‘s West Berlin and Positano, and into the depths and contradictions of Cookie’s life and loves.

22.00 EUR

When The World Becomes Flesh

Author: Paolo Virno
Title: When The World Becomes Flesh. Language and Human Nature
Publisher: Semiotext(e)
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
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When the Word Becomes Flesh provides a compelling contribution to the understanding of language and its relation to human nature and social relationships. Adopting Aristotle’s definition of the human being as a linguistic and political animal, Paolo Virno frames the act of speech as a foundational philosophical issue—an act that in its purely performative essence ultimately determines our ability to pass from the state of possibility to one of actuality: that is, from the power to act to action itself. As the ultimate public act, speech reveals itself to be an intrinsically political practice mediating between biological invariants and changing historical determinations. In his most complete reflection on the topic to date, Virno shows how language directly expresses the conditions of possibility for our experience, from both a transcendental and a biological point of view.

17.00 EUR

Philosophy and Non- Philosophy

Author: Francois Laruelle
Title: Philosophy and Non Philosophy
Publisher: Univocal
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
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Non-philosophy is not the negation of philosophy. It is the suspension of philosophy’s claim to think the real (Principle of Sufficient Philosophy), and it is the invention of new usages of thought and language that disrupt the rational narrative of the real, which is precisely what every philosophy is. Non-philosophy should rather be understood a la the non-Euclidean, namely, as a generalization of the philosophical beyond its traditional limitation by the unitary or Heraclitean postulate. From then on, an infinite number of philosophical decisions that are no longer mutually exclusive will correspond with any real phenomenon.

22.00 EUR

After the "Speculative Turn": Realism, Philosophy, and Feminism

Author:  Katerina Kolozova, Eileen A. Joy (ed.)
Title: After the "Speculative Turn": Realism, Philosophy, and Feminism
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
Stock: ✔

Recent forms of realism in continental philosophy that are habitually subsumed under the category of speculative realism, a denomination referring to rather heterogeneous strands of philosophy, bringing together object-oriented ontology (OOO), non-standard philosophy (or non-philosophy), the speculative realist ideas of Quentin Meillassoux and Marxism, have provided grounds for the much needed critique of culturalism in gender theory, and the authority with which post-structuralism has dominated feminist theory for decades. This publication aims to bring forth some of the feminist debates prompted by the so-called speculative turn, while demonstrating that there has never been a niche of speculative realist feminism.

Contributions by Katerina Kolozova, Nina Power, Katherine Bewar, Anne-Francoise Schmid, Patricia Ticineto Clough, Joan Copjec, Jelisaveta Blagojević, Marina Gržinić, Frenchy Lunning, Nandita Biswas Mellamphy, Michael O’Rourk.

17.00 EUR

Public Space? Lost and Found

Author: Gediminas Urbonas,  Ann Lui and Lucas Freeman (eds.)
Title: Public Space? Lost and Found
Publisher: MIT Press
Subject: Theory & Philosophy, Architecture
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Limited edition (100 copies)

atelier d'architecture autogeree * Dennis Adams * Bik Van Der Pol * Adrian Blackwell, Ina Blom * Christoph Brunner with Gerald Raunig * Nestor Garcia Canclini * Colby Chamberlain * Beatriz Colomina * Teddy Cruz with Fonna Forman * Jodi Dean * Juan Herreros * Brian Holmes * Andres Jaque * Caroline Jones * Coryn Kempster with Julia Jamrozik * Gyorgy Kepes * Rikke Luther * Matthew Mazzotta * Metahaven * Timothy Morton * Antoni Muntadas * Otto Piene* Marjetica Potrč * Nader Tehrani * Troy Therrien * Gedminas and Nomeda Urbonas * Angela Vettese * Mariel Villere * Mark Wigley * Krzysztof Wodiczko * Ana María León * T. J. Demos * Doris Sommer and Catherine D'Ignazio

40.00 EUR

Ilya Kaminsky

Author: Ilya Kaminsky
Publisher: Fivehundred places
Subject: Poetry 
Stock: ✔

Ilya Kaminsky was born in Odessa, former Soviet Union in 1977, and arrived to the United States in 1993, when his family was granted asylum by the American government.

Ilya is the author of Dancing In Odessa (Tupelo Press) which won the Whiting Writer's Award, the American Academy of Arts and Letters' Metcalf Award, the Dorset Prize, the Ruth Lilly Fellowship given annually byPoetry magazine. Dancing In Odessa was also named Best Poetry Book of the Year by ForeWord Magazine

 
10.00 EUR

Super Duper

Author: Inga Navickaitė
Title: Super Duper
Publisher:  Self-published, risography, edition of 30
Subject: Artists' Books
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Super Duper is a project inspired by Lithuanian mythology, which here has taken form of several interactive mediums such as printed publication, animation and screen prints. In the book, mythological creatures are shown as super heroes possesing supernatural powers and wearing tight latex suits. Here their physical and behavioral traits are shown. As well as depictions of their super powers and relationships among each other.

50.00 EUR

Mr. Peanut Drawings

Author:  Vincent Trasov, Jeff Khonsary (ed.)
Title: Mr. Peanut Drawings
Publisher: New Documents
Subject: Artists' Books, Artists' Writings 
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In 1970, Trasov assumed the identity of Mr. Peanut, donning a handmade paper mache replica of the mascot of the Planters Peanut Company. Soon after, he produced The Mr. Peanut Mayoralty Campaign of 1974, a twenty-day performance developed in collaboration with members of the Vancouver arts community. The legume quickly became Trasov’s cipher and central component of his practice. Mr. Peanut Drawings collects nearly a hundred of Trasov’s Peanut drawings together with a text by Nancy Tousley.

40.00 EUR

Grey, But not Grey

Author:   Algirdas Šeškus 
Title: Grey, But not  Grey
Publisher: Kaunas photography gallery / Galerie du Château d'Eau
Subject: Artists' Books
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Vilnius based artist Algirdas Šeškus (b. 1945) is often cited by the texts on art criticism and the history of photography to mark the breaking stage in Lithuanian photography.

The artist made his debut in 1980 during the young photographers’ exhibit in Vilnius, held by the Union of Lithuanian Art Photographers. The very first of his showcased photos revealed a new phenomenon challenging Soviet culture.

However, his art has not as of yet received a comprehensive analytical investigation and appraisal. A recent dialogue with the artist breaking the silence of nearly thirty years was inspired by his retrospective at the National Art Gallery in Vilnius, where the works of Algirdas Šeškus – the pioneer of Lithuanian photography avant-garde were on.

By the way - for the whole summer Šeškus' photographs are presented at the Documenta 14! Go Athens, go Kassel.

20.00 EUR

Bedančiai / Toothless

Author: Inga Navickaitė
Title: Bedančiai / Toothless
Publisher:  Self-published, ink press, edition of 30
Subject: Artists' Books
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'Bedančiai is a village in the municipality of Raseiniai district, Šiluvos neighborhood. My parents moved here from Kelmė district, so I grew up here. Bedančiai village has four things which are necessary to be mentioned then telling guests about this land: monument of nature The Grąžusis (Beautiful) Oak, First World War cemetery, Dubysa river regional park and of course 32 residents which, I guess, have 32 teeth each.
These photos are of the village people who are living there. The strange meaning of the name of the village Bedančiai (toothless) would be totally forgotten by residents if there would not be any newcomers who occasionally asks questions about the need of dentists in the village or asks to grin and show how many teeth they have.
The people of the village captured during the studies in Vilnius Academy of Arts Faculty of Kaunas are migrating sometimes: they are leaving to England, then returning back or moving to a larger city in Lithuania. But it is very rare for someone to move in. In the spring of 2015 there were 32 people who posed in the white background – today there would be less. Aging decreases the teeth in the mouth and Bedančiai is decreasing in population.'

35.00 EUR

Decolonizing Nature

Author: T. J. Demos
Title: Decolonizing Nature: Contemporary Art and the Politics of Ecology
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
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While ecology has received little systematic attention within art history, its visibility and significance has grown in relation to the threats of climate change and environmental destruction. By engaging artists’ widespread aesthetic and political engagement with environmental conditions and processes around the globe—and looking at cutting-edge theoretical, political, and cultural developments in the Global South and North—Decolonizing Nature offers a significant, original contribution to the intersecting fields of art history, ecology, visual culture, geography, and environmental politics. Art historian T. J. Demos, author of Return to the Postcolony: Specters of Colonialism in Contemporary Art (2013), considers the creative proposals of artists and activists for ways of life that bring together ecological sustainability, climate justice, and radical democracy, at a time when such creative proposals are urgently needed.

22.00 EUR

CAConrad

Author: CAConrad
Publisher: Fivehundred Places
Subject: Poetry
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10.00 EUR

Mažoji a

Author:  Tautvydas Bajarkevičius
Title: mažoji a
Publisher: No Routine Books 
Subject: Essays & Non-Fiction
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9.00 EUR

The Dept. of Corrections

Author: Bob Nickas
Title: The Dept. of Corrections
Publisher: Karma
Subject: Essays & Non-Fiction
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This volume is comprised of years of recent writing by the influential New York–based critic and curator Bob Nickas, widely considered one of the few independent voices still at work today. The 50 essays and interviews, written since 2007, are spread across five chapters, touching on encounters with artists from the 1960s to the ’80s to the present – among them, Jack Smith, Andy Warhol, Frank Stella, On Kawara, Isa Genzken, Steven Parrino, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kara Walker, Wolfgang Tillmans, Kelley Walker and Pierre Huyghe.
29.00 EUR

Machinic Eros: Writings on Japan

Author:  Felix Guattari
Title: Machinic Eros: Writings on Japan
Publisher: Univocal
Subject: Essays & Non-Fiction
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The French philosopher Felix Guattari frequently visited Japan during the 1980s and organized exchanges between French and Japanese artists and intellectuals. His immersion into the machinic eros of Japanese culture put him into contact with media theorists such as Tetsuo Kogawa and activists within the mini-FM community (Radio Home Run), documentary filmmakers (Mitsuo Sato), photographers (Keiichi Tahara), novelists (Kobo Abe), internationally recognized architects (Shin Takamatsu), and dancers (Min Tanaka). From pachinko parlors to high-rise highways, alongside corporate suits and among alt-culture comrades, Guattari put himself into the thick of Japanese becomings during a period in which the bubble economy continued to mutate. This collection of essays, interviews, and longer meditations shows a radical thinker exploring the architectural environment of Japan’s machinic eros.

22.00 EUR

Public Sphere by Performance

Author: Bojana Cvejic, Sna Vujanovic
Title: Public Sphere by Performance
Publisher: b_books
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
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"There are few questions as politically pressing as that of the public - who it is, what it desires, and perhaps more crucially, who wants to destroy it in the name of neoliberal privatisation and the order imposed by the state’s own image of a ‘public’ mobilised against its own people. By addressing the question of the public through the prism of performance, Bojana Cvejić and Ana Vujanović acutely outline the past, present and future of the ‘public’ in an era when all of its supports—the welfare state, a strong image of democracy, collective movements—have been marginalised or destroyed." Nina Power, senior lecturer in philosophy at Roehampton University, London.

16.00 EUR

Carl Phillips

Author: Carl Phillips
Publisher: Fivehundred places
Subject: Poetry 
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10.00 EUR

Michael Dickman

Author: Michael Dickman
Publisher: Fivehundred places
Subject: Poetry 
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10.00 EUR

Hatred of Capitalism

Author:  Chris Kraus, Sylvere Lotringer (ed.)
Title: Hatred of Capitalism: A Semiotext(e) Reader
Publisher: Semiotext(e)
Subject: Essays & Non-Fiction
Stock: ✔

Slyly compiled, this anthology brings together fiction, narrative, philosophy, and critical theory without imposing a hierarchy among genres  — ARTFORUM 

17.00 EUR

The George Kuchar Reader

Author:  Andrew Lampert (ed.)
Title: The George Kuchar Reader
Publisher: Primary Information
Subject: Artists' Writings 
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Despite being a consummate polymath, George Kuchar (1942–2011) is best known as a pioneering underground film and video maker with a disarming do-it-yourself aesthetic and a hilariously eccentric sensibility. Quirky and ingenious, heartfelt and campy, Kuchar’s movies know no boundaries and are an entirely unique development in the history of cinema. The artist’s characteristic instinct for kitsch, his humor and conceptual brilliance, were not confined to the screen alone; they can be glimpsed in all the activities he carried out throughout his life. The George Kuchar Reader, edited by Andrew Lampert, collects a wide swath of previously uncollected and newly unearthed writings and visual work, including essays, comics, drawings, paintings, photographs, film stills, scripts, movie blurbs, correspondence, letters of recommendation for his students, documentation of his UFO sightings, excerpts from his dream journal, selections from his private notebooks and much more.

 

32.00 EUR

On the Mode of Existence of Technical Objects

Author: Gilbert Simondon
Title: On the Mode of Existence of Technical Objects
Publisher: Minnesota UP
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
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There is much we can learn from our technical objects, and while it has been said that humans have an alienating rapport with technical objects, Simondon takes up the task of a true thinker who sees the potential for humanity to uncover life-affirming modes of technical objects whereby we can discover potentiality for novel, healthful, and dis-alienating rapports with them.

For Simondon, by way of studying its genesis, one must grant to the technical object the same ontological status as that of the aesthetic object or even a living being. This work thus opens up exciting new entry points into studying the human’s rapport with its continually changing technical reality. This first complete English-language translation of Gilbert Simondon’s groundbreaking and influential work finally presents to Anglophone readers one of the pinnacle works of France’s most unique thinker of technics.

30.00 EUR

Portraits

Author: Erik Thys; Anthony Huberman, Scott Ponik, Robert Snowden (eds.)
Title: Portraits
Publisher: CAC Vilnius, kim? Contemporary Art Center, Riga
Subject: Artists' books
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The reputation of Erik Thys (b. 1961) rests on his work as a psychiatrist, not as an artist. Thys lives in Brussels where he composes music, draws, and practices in two psychiatric hospitals. On the occasion of this book, Thys invited a colleague, the British psychoanalyst Darian Leader, to reflect on his infatuation with automobiles. The drawings in this book are a small, almost pitiful, portion of the number Erik Thys provided. They came to us on all types of office paper, prescription pads, and whatever else was at hand.

Publsihed as part of XII Baltic Triennial

20.00 EUR

Improper Life

Author: Timothy C. Cambell
Title: Improper Life. Technology and Biopolitics from Heidegger to Agamben
Publisher: Minnesota UP
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
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Has biopolitics actually become thanatopolitics, a field of study obsessed with death? Is there something about the nature of biopolitical thought today that makes it impossible to deploy affirmatively? If this is true, what can life-minded thinkers put forward as the merits of biopolitical reflection? These questions drive Improper Life, Timothy C. Campbell’s dexterous inquiry-as-intervention.

Campbell argues that a "crypto-thanatopolitics" can be teased out of Heidegger’s critique of technology and that some of the leading scholars of biopolitics—including Michel Foucault, Giorgio Agamben, and Peter Sloterdijk—have been substantively influenced by Heidegger’s thought, particularly his reading of proper and improper writing. In fact, Campbell shows how all of these philosophers have pointed toward a tragic, thanatopolitical destination as somehow an inevitable result of technology.

20.00 EUR

Body Starting to Change

Author: Elena Narbutaitė
Publisher: CAC Vilnius
Subject:  Artists' Books
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Body Starting to Change is a conversation on music between two artists. When in 1960s despite the official ban foreign radio stations gained in availability within USSR, the newscasts and political comments broadcasted by them became an important part of alternative education. Musical programmes were of no less or perhaps of even more importance as they exposed the vitality of youth culture (or subculture) behind the Iron Curtain. Deimantas Narkevičius shares his musical experiences with Elena Narbutaitė, starting with this period of ‘catching waves’ and continuing until 1993, when the introduction to the London music scene became the turning-point (sooner or later experienced by many) in the artist’s relationship to the changing urban culture. The publication includes watercolours by Elena Narbutaitė, the reproduction of the cover of Satori, an album by Flower Travelling Band, stills from July 20, 2015, the new film by Narkevičius, and graphics by Mark Geffriaud.

5.00 EUR

Samprotavimas apie metodą / Discourse on the Method

Author: Rene Descartes, transl. by Gvidonas Aloizas Bartkus, introduction by Laurynas Peluritis
Title: Samprotavimas apie metodą
Publisher: Jonas ir Jokūbas
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
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10.00 EUR

Charmidas / Charmides

Author: Plato, transl. by Alius Jaskelevičius
Title: Charmidas
Publisher: Jonas ir Jokūbas
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
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10.00 EUR

EXTRA EXTRA No. 8

Title: EXTRA EXTRA Nouveau Magazine Erotique
Issue No. 8
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http://www.extraextramagazine.com/playlist/

15.00 EUR

Bulletins of the Serving Library #12

Author: Fancesca Bertolotti-Bailey, Stuart Bertolotti-Bailey, Angie Keefer, David Reinfurt (eds.)
Title: Bulletins of the Serving Library
Publisher: The Serving Library
Subject: Periodicals & Reprints
Stock: ✔

This issue comprises various outlooks on perspective. This might be taken to mean something as specific as a particular opinion or as general as an axonometric projection; in short, different ways and means of looking at the world. And so you find Vincenzo Latronico attempting to get in touch with E.T., a collection of Lucy McKenzie’s illusory quodlibets, a conversation between Jumana Manna and Robert Wyatt on art and ethics, a timely analysis of 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous' by Sarah Demeuse, along with other points of view from Mark de Silva, Jocelyn Penny Small, Abigail Reynolds, James Langdon & Mathew Kneebone, Johan Hjerpe, and the inimitable 9mother9horse9eyes9.

20.00 EUR

San Rocco #13. Pure Beauty

Author: Matteo Ghidoni (ed.)
Title: San Rocco 13. Pure Beauty
Publisher: San Rocco
Subject: Periodicals & Reprints, Architecture
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18.00 EUR

The Exibitionist

Author:  Jens Hoffman (ed.)
Title: The Exhibitionist. Journal on Exhibition Making. The First Six Years.
Publisher: The Exhibitionist
Subject: Essays & Non-Fiction, Periodicals & Reprints
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'The Exhibitionist: Journal on Exhibition Making' is an anthology of the first 12 issues of the journal about contemporary curating that bears the same name. Established in 2009 as a forum for critical reflection on exhibition-making and curatorial practice, The Exhibitionist has always defined itself as 'by curators, for curators.' Modeled after the iconic French film journal Cahiers du cinema, The Exhibitionist has served a critical role in examining current curatorial practices by focusing specifically on the exhibition format as a site of experimentation and inquiry.

Very much reduced price (from 40 EUR) because of a hole discovered in the paper cover*

25.00 EUR

Speculations V: Aesthetics in the 21st Century

Publisher: punctum books
Title: Speculations V: Aesthetics in the 21st Century
Subject: Periodicals & Reprints
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Ever since the turn of the century aesthetics has steadily gained momentum as a central field of study across the disciplines. No longer sidelined, aesthetics has grown in confidence. 

This special volume of Speculations explores the ramifications of what could be termed the new speculative aesthetics. In doing so, it stages a three-fold encounter: between aesthetics and speculation, between speculative realism and its (possible) precursors, and between speculative realism and art and literature.

19.00 EUR

Speculations VI

Publisher: punctum books
Title: Speculations VI
Subject: Periodicals & Reprints
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In this sixth issue of Speculations, a serial imprint created to explore post-continental philosophy and speculative realism, a wide range of contemporary philosophical issues pertaining to the contemporary philosophical scene is touched upon, from the continental realism of Tristan Garcia, Graham Harman and Quentin Meillassoux to the ‘new realism’ of Maurizio Ferraris, from Lacanian and Laurellian speculations to the synthetic philosophy of Fernando Zalamea’s mathematics.

19.00 EUR

Gerhard Benedikt Friedl: An Approach by Helmut Färber

Author: Helmut Färber
Title: Gerhard Benedikt Friedl: An Approach by Helmut Färber
Publisher: Harun Farocki Institut & Motto Books
Subject: Artists' Writings, Essays & Non-Fiction
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In An Approach by Helmut Färber, an unpublished text written in 2007, documentary filmmaker Gerhard Friedl (Knittelfeld. A Town without a History, Wolff von Amerongen. Did He Commit Bankruptcy Offences?) describes his experience of Färber’s courses at film school – a method of scrupulous, close analysis at the editing table that also played a crucial role in Harun Farocki’s teaching. Farocki got to know Färber in the 1970s and remained deeply indebted to his thoughts and methods throughout his career.

4.00 EUR

Memoirs of a Hypnotist

Author: Marcos Lutyens
Title: Memoirs of a Hypnotist. 100 Days
Publisher: Sternberg Press, Kunstverein Toronto, CAC Vilnius / XII Baltic Triennial
Subject: Artists' Writings 
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Edited by Kari Cwynar
Foreword by Raimundas Malašauskas

When Marcos Lutyens arrived in Kassel in the summer of 2012, he didn’t know he would end up staying for the entire 100 days of documenta 13 to perform 340 hypnotic sessions with the audience. Unfolding in the Reflection Room in Kassel’s Karlsaue Park, it was the most involved installment of the Hypnotic Show to date—“an exhibition that exists only in the mind of the audience,” according to Lutyens’s collaborator Raimundas Malašauskas. 

Lutyens also didn’t know that he would write a book about it: Memoirs of a Hypnotist: 100 Days, an intimate and hardly qualifiable document. Here, the artist chronicles the Hypnotic Show and puts together all kinds of improbable experiences for his readers: research of cognition and neurological activity, deep exploration of varying states of consciousness, and, at the center, the possibility for contingency and embodied dematerialization within the current thinking of art.

14.00 EUR

Nuotraukos dokumentams / Photographs for Documents

Author:   Vytautas V. Stanionis, Gntautas Česonis (ed.)
Title: Nuotraukos dokumentams / Photographs for Documents
Publisher:  Kaunas photography gallery
Subject: Artists' Books
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"This book’s folio design is shaped by its content: Lithuanian identification photographs from 1946, when citizens were required to get new, Soviet documents. What’s distinctive about these images—taken by Vytautus V. Stanionis’s father, also named Vytautus—is that, to save money and materials, each print features two people side-by-side, to be sliced in half for individual use. Photographs for Documents highlights the strangeness of this arrangement by using only gatefold pages, each folding out to reveal a second, silent portrait partner—both "hiding and revealing the gist of the book," says Todd Hido. The viewer is left to speculate on both the relationship between subjects—are they family? Strangers?—and on their fates.”

35.00 EUR

San Rocco #11. Bramante

Author: Matteo Ghidoni (ed.)
Title: San Rocco 11. Bramante
Publisher: San Rocco
Subject: Periodicals & Reprints, Architecture
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San Rocco #10. Ecology

Author: Matteo Ghidoni (ed.)
Title: San Rocco 10. Ecology
Publisher: San Rocco
Subject: Periodicals & Reprints, Architecture
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SAN ROCCO • ECOLOGY Rui Aristides and Campomarzio on the Saline Royale at Arc-et-Senans * Ido Avissar on tranquillity in disorder * Francesca Benedetto on the island of the lakes * Caitlin Blanchfield on landscape and the New Deal * Dominic Broadhurst on Mad Max * Paolo Carpi digs into compost * Ludovico Centis at Niagara Falls * Rania Ghosn and El Hadi Jazairy on Beijing’s air * Fabien Giraud and Max Turnheim on ecology and emancipation * Robert Alexander Gorny introduces Gestaltungsgesellschaften * Stefano Graziani in conversation with Rene Gabri * Harry Gugger and Barbara Macaes Costa on urban nature * Wonne Ickx on the stump of a Sequoia * Emma Letizia Jones on Berlin’s parkway * Ali Karimi tells a fable about Bahrain * MAP Office envisions multiple Hong Kongs * Maria Chiara Pastore on sewers * Giovanni Piovene offers some notes on territory * Bas Princen finds oil * Davide Rapp explores ventilation ducts * Irenee Scalbert on apples * Sabine Schulz Blank on wilderness * Tuomas Toivonen heats the sauna * With photos by Stefano Graziani and Bas Princen

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Humanity's End

Author: Nicholas Agar
Title: Humanity's End
Publisher: MIT Press
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
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Proposals to make us smarter than the greatest geniuses or to add thousands of years to our life spans seem fit only for the spam folder or trash can. And yet this is what contemporary advocates of radical enhancement offer in all seriousness. They present a variety of technologies and therapies that will expand our capacities far beyond what is currently possible for human beings. In Humanity’s End, Nicholas Agar argues against radical enhancement, describing its destructive consequences. 

Agar examines the proposals of four prominent radical enhancers: Ray Kurzweil, who argues that technology will enable our escape from human biology; Aubrey de Grey, who calls for anti-aging therapies that will achieve 'longevity escape velocity' Nick Bostrom, who defends the morality and rationality of enhancement; and James Hughes, who envisions a harmonious democracy of the enhanced and the unenhanced.

23.00 EUR

The Nonhuman Turn

Author: Richard Grusin (ed.)
Title: The Nonhuman Turn
Publisher: Minnesota UP
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
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The nonhuman turn in twenty-first-century studies can be traced to multiple intellectual and theoretical developments from the last decades of the twentieth century: actor-network theory, affect theory, animal studies, assemblage theory, cognitive sciences, new materialism, new media theory, speculative realism, and systems theory. Such varied analytical and theoretical formations obviously diverge and disagree in many of their assumptions, objects, and methodologies. However, they all take up aspects of the nonhuman as critical to the future of twenty-first-century studies in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Unlike the posthuman turn, the nonhuman turn does not make a claim about teleology or progress in which we begin with the human and see a transformation from the human to the posthuman. Rather, the nonhuman turn insists (paraphrasing Bruno Latour) that we have never been human,”that the human has always coevolved, coexisted, or collaborated with the nonhuman—and that the human is identified precisely by this indistinction from the nonhuman.

22.00 EUR

Extraterritorialities in Occupied Worlds

Author: Maayan Amir, Ruti Sela (eds.)
Title: Extraterritorialities in Occupied Worlds
Publisher: Punctum Books
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
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The concept of extraterritoriality designates certain relationships between space, law, and representation. This collection of essays explores contemporary manifestations of extraterritoriality and the diverse ways in which the concept has been put to use in various disciplines. Some of the essays were written especially for this volume; others are brought here together for the first time. The inquiry into extraterritoriality found in these essays is not confined to the established boundaries of political, conceptual, and representational territories or fields of knowledge; rather, it is an invitation to navigate the margins of the legal–juridical and the political, but also the edges of forms of representation and poetics.

23.00 EUR

Manifesto for Living in the Anthropocene

Author: Katherine Gibson, Deborah Bird Rose, Ruth Fincher (eds.)
Title: Manifesto for Living in the Anthropocene
Publisher: Punctum Books
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
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Starting from the recognition that there is no 'one size fits all' response to climate change, we are concerned to develop an ethics of place that appreciates the specificity and richness of loss and potentiality. While connection to earth others might be an overarching goal, it will be to certain ecologies, species, atmospheres and materialities that we actually connect. We could see ourselves as part of country, accepting the responsibility not forgotten by Indigenous people all over the world, of “singing” country into health. This might mean cultivating the capacity for deep listening to each other, to the land, to other species and thereby learning to be affected and transformed by the body-world we are part of; seeing the body as a center of animation but not the ground of a separate self; renouncing the narcissistic defense of omnipotence and an equally narcissistic descent into despair.

17.00 EUR

Mary Ruefle

Author: Mary Ruefle
Publisher: Fivehundred places
Subject: Poetry 
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10.00 EUR

Susan Wheeler

Author: Susan Wheeler
Publisher: Fivehundred places
Subject: Poetry 
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10.00 EUR

Anna McDonald

Author: Anna McDonald
Publisher: Fivehundred places
Subject: Poetry 
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10.00 EUR

Noelle Kocot

Author: Noelle Kocot
Publisher: Fivehundred places
Subject: Poetry 
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10.00 EUR

Roger Reeves

Author: Roger Reeves
Publisher: Fivehundred places
Subject: Poetry 
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10.00 EUR

Mathew Dickman

Author: Matthew Dickman
Publisher: Fivehundred places
Subject: Poetry 
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10.00 EUR

All The Stories

Author:  Dora Garcia
Title: All The Stories
Publisher: 
Subject: Artists' Writings 
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‘A man/ a woman recites all the stories of the world in a loud voice. When she is done, all the stories, all men and women, all time and all places will have passed through her lips...’

With the minimum of instructions and a restricted format of four lines, Dora García’s collaborative and participatory project has now collected over 2,500 stories. Ranging from mundane to the extraordinary, these four line vignettes reveal the shared fears and fantasies of the contributors, the pervasiveness of popular culture and the possibilities of the imagination.

Collected in the form of a book for the first time, this publication presents all the contributions up to 2011, and is published to accompany a live reading of All the Stories commissioned for Again, A Time Machine at Eastside Projects.

20.00 EUR

I, Little Asylum

Author:  Emanuelle Guattari
Title: I, Little Asylum
Publisher: Semiotext(e)
Subject: Essays & Non-Fiction
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Founded in 1951 and renowned in the world of psychiatry, the experimental psychiatric clinic of La Borde sought to break with the traditional internment of the mentally ill and to have them participate in the material organization of collective life. The clinic owed much of its approach to psychoanalyst and philosopher Félix Guattari, who was its codirector with Jean Oury until 1992. In this lyrical chronicle of a childhood at La Borde, Félix Guattari’s daughter Emanuelle Guattari offers a series of impressionistic vignettes drawn from her own experiences. 

As a child whose parents worked in the clinic, Emanuelle Guattari ('Manou') experienced La Borde--which is housed in a castle in the middle of a spacious park--as a place not of confinement but of imagination and play. She evokes a landscape that is surreal but also mundane, describing the fat monkey named Boubou her father kept at the clinic, interactions between the 'La Borde kids' and the 'Residents' (aka, the 'Insane,' feared by the locals), the ever fascinating rainbow-hued “shit pit” on the grounds, and prank-calls to the clinic switchboard. And, of course, there is Félix Guattari himself, at the dinner table, battling a rat, and in his daughter’s dreams. Emmanuelle Guattari’s tale of childlike wonder offers a poetic counterpoint to the writings of her father and his intellectual circle.

15.00 EUR

I'm Very into You

Author:  Kathy Acker, McKenzie Wark
Title: I'm Very into You. Correspondence 1995-1996.
Publisher: Semiotext(e)
Subject: Essays & Non-Fiction

'Why am I telling you all this? Partly ‘cause the whole queerness/identity thing for me stretches through everything, absolutely everything. Slipping between straight/gay is child’s play compared to slipping between writer/teacher/influence-peddler whatever. I forget who I am. You reminded me of who I prefer to be.' [M.W.]

'It’s two in the morning. . . I know what you mean about slipping roles: I love it, going high low, power helpless even captive, male female, all over the place, space totally together and brain-sharp, if it wasn’t for play I’d be bored stiff and I think boredom is the emotion I find most unbearable. . . ' [KA]
—from I’m Very into You

15.00 EUR

Object Oriented Environs

Author: Jeffrey Jerome CohenJulian Yates (ed.) 
Title: Object Oriented Environs
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Theory & Philosophy
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Contributions by Lizz Angello, Sallie Anglin, Keith M. Botelho, Patricia A. Cahill, Jeffrey Cohen, Drew Daniel, Christine Hoffmann, Neal Klomp, Julia Lupton, Vin Nardizzi, Tara Pedersen, Tripthi Pillai, Karen Raber, Pauline Reid, Emily Rendek, Lindsey Row-Heyveld, Debapriya Sarkar, Rob Wakeman, Jennifer Waldron, Luke Wilson, and Julian Yates.

Object Oriented Environs is the lively archive of a critical confluence between the environmental turn so vigorous within early modern studies, and thing theory (object oriented ontology, vibrant materialism, the new materialism and speculative realism). The book unfolds a conversation that attempts to move beyond anthropocentrism and examine nonhumans at every scale, their relations to each other, and the ethics of human enmeshment within an agentic material world. The diverse essays, reflections, images and ephemera collected here offer a laboratory for probing the mystery and potential autonomy of objects, in their alliances and in performance.

19.00 EUR

Lawrence Abu Hamdan. [inaudible] A Politics of Listening in 4 Acts

Author: Fabian Schoneich (ed.)
Title: Lawrence Abu Hamdan [inaudible] A Politics of Listening in 4 Acts
PublisherSternberg Press
Subject: Monographs, Catalogues

Contributions by Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Emily Apter, Giovanni Carmine, Omar Kholeif, Fabian Schoeneich

A 'politics of listening' is an intervention into and a reorganization of forms that listening takes rather than a call for free speech or for a platform for voices to be heard. Listening is a political act, a pedagogical process, and an activity that can lead to the development of an organized protocol for engagement.

In his art and research, Beirut-based artist Lawrence Abu Hamdan explores the perception of language, sound, and listening. National identity, human rights, and the administration of justice are recurrent themes in his work. The techniques used in his audio-aesthetic practice have been used to conduct forensic audio analysis for several legal investigations. This monograph includes a series of transcripts of live speech from sermons, monologues, testimonies, and interviews made over the course of the last five years.

12.00 EUR

Scrapbook of the Sixties. Writings 1954-2010.

Author:  Jonas Mekas
Title: Scrapbook of the Sixties. Writings 1954-2010
PublisherSpector Books
Subject: Essays & Non-Fiction, Artists' Writings 

Jonas Mekas developed a form of film diary in which he recorded his daily observations. He became the barometer of the New York art scene and a pioneer of American avant-garde cinema. Every week, starting in 1958 he published his legendary 'Movie Journal' column in the Village Voice, writing on a range of subjects that were by no means restricted to the world of film. He conducted numerous interviews with artists, some of which will now appear for the first time in his Scrapbook of a Sixties. The book contains published and unpublished texts that reveal Mekas as a thoughtful diarist and an unparalleled chronicler of the day — a phenomenon that has continued now for over fifty years.

28.00 EUR

The Complete Madame Realism and Other Stories

Author:  Lynne Tillman
Title: The Complete Madame Realism and Other Stories
Publisher: Semiotext(e)
Subject: Literature, Essays & Non-fiction

The Complete Madame Realism and Other Stories gathers together Lynne Tillman’s groundbreaking fiction/essays on culture and places, monuments, artworks, iconic TV shows, and received ideas, written in the third person to record the subtle, ironic, and wry observations of the playful but stern 'Madame Realism.'

Through her use of a fictional character, Tillman devised a new genre of writing that melded fiction and theory, sensation, and critical thought, disseminating her third-person art writer’s observations in such magazines as Art in America and in a variety of art exhibition catalogs and artist books. Two decades after the original publication of these texts, her approach to investigation through embodied thought has been wholly absorbed by a new generation of artists and writers. Provocative and wholly pleasurable, Tillman’s stories/essays dissect the mundane with alarming precision. As Lydia Davis wrote of her work, 'Our assumptions shift. The every day becomes strange, paradox is embraced, and the unexpected is always around the corner.'

17.00 EUR

The Number and the Siren

Author: Quentin Meillassoux
Title: The Number and the Siren: A Decipherment of Mallarme's Coup de Des
Publisher: Urbanomic / Sequence Press
Subject: Theory & Philosophy

A meticulous literary study, a detective story a la Edgar Allan Poe, a treasure-hunt worthy of an adventure novel—such is the register in which can be deciphered the hidden secrets of a poem like no other. Quentin Meillassoux, author of After Finitude, continues his philosophical interrogation of the concepts of chance, contingency, infinity and eternity through a concentrated study of Mallarme's poem Un Coup de Des, patiently deciphering its enigmatic meaning on the basis of a dazzlingly simple and lucid insight with regard to Mallarme's ‘unique Number’.

15.00 EUR

Collapse Volume VII

Author: Reza Negarestani, Robin Mackay (eds.)
Title: Culinary Materialism
Publisher: Urbanomic
Subject: Theory & Philosophy, Periodicals & Reprints
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Cookery has never been so high on the agenda of Western popular culture. And yet the endlessly-multiplying TV shows, the obsessive interest in the provenance of ingredients, and the celebration of ‘radical’ experiments in gastronomy, tell us little about the nature of the culinary. Is it possible to maintain that cookery has a philosophical pertinence without merely appending philosophy to our burgeoning gastroculture? 

Drawing on resources ranging from anthropology to chemistry, from hermetic alchemy to contemporary mathematics, Collapse VII: Culinary Materialism undertakes a trans-modal experiment in culinary thinking. A wide range of contributors including philosophers, chefs, artists, historians, and synaesthetes examine the cultural, industrial, physiological, alchemical and even cosmic dimensions of cookery, and propose new models of culinary thought for the future.

Contributions by Iain Hamilton Grant, John Gerrard, Michael A. Morris, FIELDCLUB, Rick Doljphin, Manabrata Guha, Carol Goodden, Gordon Matta-Clark, AO&, John Cochran, Richard Wrangham, Vanina Leschziner, Andrew Dakin, Sean A. Day, Jeremy Millar, Dan Mellamphy, Nandita Biswas Mellamphy, Eugene Thacker, Eduardo Viveiros de Castro, Dorothee Legrand, Gabriel Catren, Fernando Zalamea.

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Collapse Volume VI

Author: Robin Mackay (ed.)
Title: Geo/Philosophy
Publisher: Urbanomic
Subject: Theory & Philosophy, Periodicals & Reprints
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Real and imaginary geographies and cartographies have played a dual role in philosophy, serving both as governing metaphor and as ultimate grounding for philosophical thought; but urgent contemporary concerns introduce new problems for geophilosophy: planetary political, technological, military, and financial mutations have scrambled territorial formations, and scientific predictions now present us with the apocalyptic scenario of a planet without human thought.

Collapse VI brings together philosophers, theorists, eco-critics, leading scientific experts in climate change, and artists whose work interrogates the link between philosophical thought, geography and cartography, in order to create a portrait of the present state of ‘planetary thought’.

Contributions by Charles Avery, Angela Detanico, Rafael Lain, Stephen Emmott, Renee Green, Gilles Grelet, Manabrata Guha, Owen Hatherley, Nicola Masciandaro, Timothy Morton, Greg Mclnerny, Reza Nagerastani, Drew Purves, F.W.J. Schelling, Eyal Weizman, Rich WIlliams.

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Collapse Volume IV

Author: Robin Mackay (ed.)
Title: Concept Horror
Publisher: Urbanomic
Subject: Theory & Philosophy, Periodicals & Reprints.
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Collapse IV features a series of investigations by philosophers, writers and artists into Concept Horror. Contributors address the existential, aesthetic, theological and political dimensions of horror, interrogate its peculiar affinity with philosophical thought, and uncover the horrors that may lie in wait for those who pursue rational thought beyond the bounds of the reasonable.

Contributions by Kristen Alvanson, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Iain Hamilton Grant, Graham Harman, Michel Houellebecq, Oleg Kulik, Thomas Ligotti, Quentin Meillassoux, China Mieville, Reza Negarastani, Benjamin Noys, Steven Shearer, George Sieg, Eugene Thacker, Keith Tilford, Todosch, James Trafford.

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The White Review no. 1

Title: The White Review no. 1
Subject: Periodicals & Reprints
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Our inaugural issue features Paula Rego on art and storytelling, Tom McCarthy on writing, art and cricket ('How can cricket not be German?') and Andre Schiffrin on the prospects for print publishing. Our sold out debut also features fiction by Patrick Langley and Desmond Hogan, poetry by Alexander Nemser and photography by Marcus Leatherdale. Removable dust jacket with a limited edition print by artist Viktor Timofeev. 

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The White Review no. 2

Title: The White Review no. 2
Subject: Periodicals & Reprints
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In our second issue: Michael Hardt tells us that we live in 'exciting' times, William Boyd on fiction, art and the combination of the two and Richard Wentworth on his own 'criminal intelligence'. Features short stories by Joshua Cohen  and Diego Trelles Paz, a limited edition print by artist Sophie von Cundale, photography by JH Engstrom, essays on Naples and Sri Lanka and cover art by Lewis Irvine that unfolds into a typographical narrative. 

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The White Review no. 3

Title: The White Review no. 3
Subject: Periodicals & Reprints
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THE WHITE REVIEW NO. 3 features interviews with writers Will Self and Marina Warner, and conceptual art duo Elmgreen & Dragset. It also includes fiction by Federico Falco, Jeremy M. Davies and K. J. Orr, reportage by Melanie Challenger on whale fishing in the southern Atlantic, essays on boredom, the graphic novel and Georges Perec, alongside photography by Stephen Gill and Oliver Griffin and artwork by Alison Rossiter and Matthew Allen. 

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The White Review no. 4

Title: The White Review no. 4
Subject: Periodicals & Reprints
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This issue features interviews with art and fashion photographer Juergen Teller and writers Ahdaf Soueif and Brian Dillon; fiction by Jesse Ball and Deborah Levy (plus some hidden Vladimir Nabokov prose); poetry by Michael Horovitz and Sarah Howe; essays on political poetry, imagining radical futures and Tibetan kitsch; artwork by Nick Van Woert, Julie Brook and Gabriele Beveridge. 

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The White Review no. 5

Title: The White Review no. 5
Subject: Periodicals & Reprints
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THE WHITE REVIEW NO.5 features interviews with novelist Ben Marcus and curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, a novella by Joshua Cohen, a feature on the late German artist and filmmaker Christoph Schlingensief and poetry by ex-Sandinista Gioconda Belli and Nobel Prize for Literature Laureate Herta Muller. Artist Camille Henrot contributes a series of Ikebana images. Cover art is by German artist Franziska Holstein.The issue also features essays, fiction, poetry and artwork by Ivan Vladislavic, David Auerbach, Max McGuinness, Michael Amherst, Emily Critchley and Niall McLelland. 

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The White Review no. 6

Title: The White Review no. 6
Subject: Periodicals & Reprints
Stock: ✔

THE WHITE REVIEW NO. 6  features, among other things, interviews with China Mieville, Julia Kristeva and Edmund de Waal, new fiction by Helen DeWitt, Jack Cox and Cesar Aira, essays on Bela Tarr and J. H. Prynne, poetry by Emily Berry and Sarah Hesketh, and art by Matt Connors, Garth Weiser and Erik van der Weijde. 

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Spike #35 - Spring 2013

Title: Materialising the Unthinkable
Subject: Periodicals & Reprints
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Spike #36 - Summer 2013

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Armen Avanessian, Suhail Malik, and others discuss the origins of Speculative Realism and its impact on contemporary art. Portraits of California-based artist Lutz Bacher, the French collective Claire Fontaine, and painter Maria Lassnig. Tobias Madison presents his Artist's Favourites. Nav Haq discusses Jeremy Deller’s 'Acid Brass' and Pablo Larios visits Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler gallery in Berlin. According to Alex Kitnick, Harmony Korine's new film 'Spring Breakers' plunges us into post-political terror.

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Spike #39 - Spring 2014

Title: The Network
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Alexander R. Galloway introduces Spike’s network-themed issue with an essay about the asymmetric nature of networks and the hyper-regulated space of the Internet. Curator and activist Ben Vickers discusses the difference between networks and institutions, new community-based social models, and the London post-Internet scene; and New York–based artist Bjarne Melgaard talks about being an artist who writes, the death drive in homosexual culture, and his contribution to the Whitney Biennial. Boris Groys writes a profile of artist and ZKM director Peter Weibel, and Daniel Baumann analyses the Russian performance group and media phenomenon Pussy Riot. In addition, the issue features articles on the relationships and interconnections within the Italian art world, the paradigmatic anti-gallery American Fine Arts, Co., the Vienna Secession as an artist-run institution, Spike Jonze’s film Her, and how the website Contemporary Art Daily has supposedly changed our view of art.

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Spike #40 - Summer 2014

Title: Art Under Capitalism
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Themed "Art under Capitalism", Spike's summer issue includes an acerbic and revealing conversation about the bleak future of art with dealer Gavin Brown, who started his gallery in downtown Manhattan in 1993 and soon became one of the cutting-edge figures of the New York scene. Italian left-wing theorist Tiziana Terranova talks about living in an age of debt, Kolja Reichert reflects on how the ascendance of art is a symptom of the devaluation of money, while writer Jon Leon interviews LA artist Alex Israel about nostalgia, style and taste. The cult curator Bob Nickas thinks back on the career of Laurie Parsons, who quit the art world soon after joining it in the 1990s. In addition, Timo Feldhaus writes about Jordan Wolfson's hugely expensive and notorious dancing robot at David Zwirner Gallery in New York, and curator Michele D'Aurizio pitches Curzio Malaparte's novel The Skin as a lesson in humanity and suffering, while American science-fiction author Mark von Schlegell contributes a new short story about an unstoppable horde of children. And much more besides...

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Spike #41 - Autumn 2014

Title: The Anniversary Issue. And it's about Time.
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Polish artist Piotr Uklanski talks to Vienna Actionist Hermann Nitsch about painting, death, and sex. Choreographers Meg Stuart and Adam Linder meet for an interview about the future of dance. There are profiles of Laura Owens, rediscovered punk writer Kathy Acker, and the filmmaker Romain Gavras. Timo Feldhaus writes an essay about the desire for proximity in contemporary performance art; Jussi Parikka sees media archaeology as an alternative to current accelerationist thinking; plus reviews of exhibitions in Vienna, Berlin, Kassel, New York, and elsewhere.

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The Exhibitionist #1 - January 2010

Title: The Exhibitionist #1 - January 2010
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The Exhibitionist does not intend to occupy itself with all forms of curatorial practice. Rather, it is specifically concerned with the act of  exhibition making: the creation of a display, within a particular sociopolitical context, based on a carefully formulated argument, presented through the meticulous selection and methodical istallation of artworks, related objects from the sphere of art, and objects from other areas of visual culture. 

Overture Jens Hoffmann, Curators' Favorites Jill Dawsey, Chus Martinez, Jean-Hubert Martin, Back in the Day Julian Myers, Assessments... by Jessica Morgan Ulrike Groos, Jill Winder, Yilmaz Dziewior, Typologies by Rob Bowman, Beatrix Ruf, and Eungie Joo, Attitude by Adriano Pedrosa, Rear Mirror by Massimiliano Gioni, and Nancy Spector, with an Endnote by Tara McDowell.

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The Exhibitionist #2 - June 2010

Title: The Exhibitionist #2 - June 2010
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In this issue: Tara McDowell, Matthew Drutt, Juan A. Gaitan, Aurelie Voltz, Constance Lewallen, Eva Díaz, Robert Storr, Jenelle Porter, Jane Simon, Mary Jane Jacob, Nato Thompson, Joshua Decter, Okwui Enwezor, Jack Bankowsky, Peter Eleey, Jens Hoffmann.

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The Exhibitionist #3 - January 2011

Title: The Exhibitionist #3 - January 2011
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The Exhibitionist was founded in 2010 as a journal by curators, for curators, in which the most pertinent questions of exhibition making today would be considered and assessed.


Contents: What, How & for Whom/WHW: Cornerstone Under the Grass. Innovations in Croatian Art in the 1970s / Victoria Noorthoorn: On Chambres d’Amis / Apsara DiQuinzio: Illuminations / Lars Bang Larsen: Bop! Ewop! Revisiting Expo Johnny Hallyday / Doryun Chong: If These Pictures Could Talk / Stephanie Moisdon: Sightlines / Tobias Berger: Gwangju IKEA / Carol Yinghua Lu: The Curator as Artist / Jessica Morgan: Dead or Alive / Elisabeth Sussman: Some Thoughts on Making / Shelly Bancroft and Peter Nesbett: The Unauthorized Retrospective / Maria Lind: Greenhouse Tomatoes and Outdoor Tomatoes / Jane Alison: Back in The Surreal House / Kathrin Rhomberg: Still Waiting / Tara McDowell: Endnote.

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The Exhibitionist #4

Title: The Exhibitionist #4 - La Critique
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Edited by Jens Hoffmann and Tara McDowell.

The Exhibitionist is a journal focusing solely on the practice of exhibition making. Its objectives are to create a wider platform for the discussion of curatorial concerns, encourage a diversification of curatorial models, and actively contribute to the formation of a theory of curating.

Contributions to issue 4 by: Dorothea von Hantelmann, Dieter Roelstraete, Massimiliano Gioni, Julian Myers, Teresa Gleadowe, Christian Rattemeyer, Joanna Burton, Andrew Renton, Kate Fowle, Vanessa Joan Mueller, Livia Paldi, Emily Pethick, Miguel A. Lopez, Lawrence Rinder, Tina Kukielski, Mia Jankowicz, Jarrett Gregory, Rodrigo Moura; and an illustrated bibliography of The Exhibitionist I-IV. 

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The Exhibitionist #5

Title: The Exhibitionist #5 - January 2012
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The Exhibitionist was founded in 2010 as a journal by curators, for curators, in which the most pertinent questions of exhibition making today would be considered and assessed.


Contents: Scott Watson: Frozen Memory / Bisi Silva: The Other Story. Between a Rock and a Hard Place / Hans Ulrich Obrist: After the Moderns, the Immaterials / Tirdad Zolghadr: Getting Started / Walead Beshty: Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974–1981 23 / Rita Gonzalez: Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960–1980 / Mark Godfrey: Phenomenal. California Light, Space, Surface / Anne Ellegood: State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970 / Frances Morris: Permanent Evolution / Christine Macel: Rooms for Thought / Mari Carmen Ramírez: The Dilemma of 'Activating' the Permanent Collection, or, How to Thaw the Frozen Assets / Ydessa Hendeles: Curatorial Compositions / Suzanne Cotter: Sharjah and Its Biennial / Jose Roca: Peripheral Vision: 8 Mercosul Bienal / Jens Hoffmann: Endnote.

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The Exhibitionist #6

Title: The Exhibitionist. # 6 -  June 2012
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The Exhibitionist was founded in 2010 as a journal by curators, for curators, in which the most pertinent questions of exhibition making today would be considered and assessed.

Contents: Magali Arriola: Backward Glancing / Tumelo Mosaka: What Art Does Best / Sarah Rifky: Have You Met Mario? / Dan Cameron: The Conquest, Revisited. America: Bride of the Sun Twenty Years On / Harald Szeemann: Exchange of Views of a Group of Experts, Introduced by Chelsea Haines / Stephanie Moisdon: France Meets the World / Cristina Ricupero: Too Close for Comfort / Vivian Sky Rehberg: Present Tense / Nicolas Bourriaud: The Collapse of Distance / Adriano Pedrosa: The Centrality of the Peripheral Biennial / Hou Hanru: Reinventing the Social / Nancy Adajania: Knowledge Embedded in a Replenished Sociality. The Discursive Biennial / Paul O’Neill: The Curatorial Constellation and the Paracuratorial Paradox / Glenn Adamson: Too Many Teapots? Thoughts on Curating Postmodernism 61 / Nato Thompson: Reflections on Living as Form / Tara McDowell: Endnote.

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