Kinesics of the Page
Avigail Moss
Published by Paraguay Press, Paris, 2013, 8 pp., 16 × 22.5 cm, English
Price: €5

Artist Avigail Moss’s pamphlet is the fourth in The Social Life of the Book series, Paraguay Press’s collection of commissioned texts dealing with books, and how they engage with the circulation of ideas and the agency of social situations. Moss examines Marianne Wex’s Let’s Take Back Our Space: “Female” and “Male” Body Language as a Result of Patriarchal Structures, a book of photographs tied to second-wave feminism in Germany during the 1970s and the larger international movement at the time.

Designed by Will Holder.

#2013 #avigailmoss #mariannewex #paraguaypress #thesociallifeofthebook #willholder
Helio Oiticica
Published by Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, 1992, 277 pp. (colour & b/w ill.), 22 × 27 cm, English / Dutch
Price: €88

Produced on the occasion of the first retrospective of Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica (1937–1980) at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, 23 February–26 April, 1992.

Oiticica is widely regarded as one of Brazil’s leading artists of the twentieth century and a touchstone for much contemporary art made since the 1960s, primarily through his freewheeling, participatory works of art, performative environments, avant-garde films and abstract paintings.

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

#1992 #heliooiticica
Nieuw Werk (card)
Werner Büttner
Published by Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam, 1985, card (b/w ill.), 12.3 × 17.7 cm, Dutch
Price: €15

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Werner Büttner: Nieuw Werk at Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam, 12 November–7 December, 1985.

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

#1985 #ephemera #wernerbuttner
(The small attic window of Pushkinallee 49)
Jason Dodge
Published by Yvon Lambert, Paris, 2007, 46 pp. (colour & b/w ill.), 19 × 30 cm (envelope) 14.5 × 27.5 cm (booklet), English
Price: €45

Entirely conceived by the artist, this publication, between artist’s book and exhibition catalogue, consists of a notebook of 46 fastened pages, in a bound envelope. It contains several texts on the artist’s work, accompanied with numerous illustrations, as well as a series of questions collected with his friends and close relations, artists, gallerists, collectors, family members… A poem is inserted between pages.

#2007 #jasondodge
recent works 2023
Tishan Hsu
Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2023, 64 pp. (colour & b/w ill.), 17 × 24 cm, English
Price: €18

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Tishan Hsu: recent work 2023 at Secession, Vienna, 1 December, 2023 – 11 February, 2024.

Hsu’s preoccupation with the body in a world of technology dates back to the 1980s. How bodies and consciousness change in the interaction with digital technology is a question he has insistently probed. Hsu’s insights into the interpenetration of human and technology have proven visionary; science fiction anticipated its culmination in the hybrid existence of the cyborg, but it left few traces in the art of the 1980s.

You can see Tishan Hsu in conversation about the exhibition with Patrizia Dander here.

Designed by Sabo Day.

#2023 #saboday #secession #tishanhsu #verlagderbuchhandlungwaltherkonig
WT Reader: Reader, Aantekeningen Exemplaar (bookmark)
Published by Werkplaats Typografie, Arnhem, 2017, card (b/w ill.), 12 × 6 cm, English
Price: €1

Produced to accompany WT Reader: Reader, aantekeningen exemplaar, 2017, edited and designed by Ronja Andersen and Nerijus Rimkus.

Featuring Moses Bruine Cotsworth and the International Fixed Calendar. Cotsworth’s. Cotsworth’s interest in calendar reform began when he was working at a railroad company and found that monthly accounting was greatly complicated by the fact that months did not divide evenly into weeks. He devised what is now known as the International Fixed Calendar, a solar calendar in which each of 13 months has 28 days.

#2017 #nerijusrimkus #ronjaandersen #werkplaatstypografie