11 November, 2023–19 January, 2024
opening Saturday, 11 November, 16.00

“The actual distribution of the centers of wheat and rice production in the world can be seen to coincide fairly accurately with the areas of adequate rainfall. A temperate climate and rainfall adequate to the production of either wheat or rice provide the agricultural basis for the power of any state. A region which lacks these elements in any appreciable degree finds itself doomed to play a secondary role in the power relations of the world.”

— Spykman, Nicholas John. The Geography of the Peace. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1944.

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Art & Project
A History
Published by nai010 Publishers, Rotterdam, 2023, 512 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 29.7 cm, English
Price: €69

For over 33 years, the Amsterdam gallery Art & Project (1968–1998) was a focal point in the development of contemporary art in the Netherlands. Featuring artists such as stanley brouwn, Hanne Darboven, Daniel Buren, Marcel Broodthaers, Ian Wilson, Bas Jan Ader, Yutaka Matsuzawa, Jan Dibbets, Gilbert & George, Richard Long, Ger van Elk, Charlotte Posenenske, and Lawrence Weiner.

To draw attention to their exhibitions, Art & Project produced a total of 156 bulletins. These bulletins soon became an experimental medium, becoming a vehicle for the ideas of conceptual artists and sometimes functioned as a conceptual work of art in its own right.

#artampproject #basjanader #charlotteposenenske #danielburen #gervanelk #gilbertampgeorge #hannedarboven #ianwilson #jandibbets #lawrenceweiner #marcelbroodthaers #richardlong #stanleybrouwn #yutakamatsuzawa
They lifted me into the sun again and packed my skull with cinnamon
Jason Dodge
Published by Kodoji Press, Baden, 2023, 416 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 29.7 cm, English
Price: €42

They lifted me into the sun again and packed my skull with cinnamon is a new artist’s book by Jason Dodge, composed entirely of images of bells, relates to a work in the Magic Megève collection in which bells tuned to 440 hz were mounted inside every wall of the chalet.

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Schiller’s Skull; Das Beinhaus & Mysterious Vessel
Oscar Enberg
Published by Brunette Coleman, London, 2023, 6 pages, folded pamphlet with leaf insert (colour & b/w ill.), 10 × 19 cm (folded) 30 × 19 cm (unfolded), English
Price: €5

Booklet produced on the occasion of the exhibitions Schiller’s Skull; Das Beinhaus (with invited guest Nigin Beck) at The Shop, Sadie Coles HQ, 1–23 September, 2023 and Schiller’s Skull; Mysterious Vessel at Brunette Coleman, London, 6 October–11 November, 2023. Designed by George Haughton.

More images of the exhibitions can be seen here and here.

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Danh Vo
Published by South London Gallery, London, 2019, 20 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 16.8 × 24 cm, English
Price: €10

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Danh Vo: untitled at South London Gallery, 19 September–24 November, 2019. Including the works of Danh Vo, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Nancy Spero, Corita Kent, Roni Horn and James Benning. A PDF version can be found here.

*Please note this publication is secondhand and has some traces of previous ownership.

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Angharad Williams
Published by After 8 Books, Paris & Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, 2023, 80 pages (b/w ill.), 11 × 18 cm, English
Price: €10

Angharad Williams’ book Eraser, concludes a two-year process of writing and has existed in the form of an exhibition, a performance, and now a book. Eraser is as much about the categorical boundaries of our consensual reality—between self and other, human and non-human, waking and dreaming consciousness—as it is about an urge to overcome them. The book’s main protagonist undergoes multiple transformations via psychic and physical transferences with elementary forces—involving a trout and a magpie, among other things—that unsettle the idea of the “stable” self. Eraser proposes a perspective in which the categorical distinctions between individual self, others, and non-human life slowly begin to dissolve. Other worlds of consciousness—of animals, plants, and organic matter—here embody a form of social organization free from the hierarchies of tradition and liberal progress.

Designed by Dan Solbach.

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