Body Tracks
Ana Mendieta
Published by Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern, 2002, 143 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 18.5 × 23.5 cm, German
Price: €95

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Ana Mendieta: Body Tracks at the Kunstmuseum Luzern, 19 October, 2002–23 February, 2003.

Considered a pioneer of performance art, land art and body art, Ana Mendieta left Cuba for exile in the US in her early youth and died under tragic circumstances in 1985. Linking avant-garde forms of expression with the spiritual mysticism of SanterÌa, a syncretistic religious movement, but also with issues of gender and questions of migration, her work is relevant still today.

With texts by Patrick Dondelinger and Laura Roulet.

#2002 #anamendieta
Recherches sur le Commerce, la Fabrication et l'Usage des Étoffes des Soies
Francisque-Xavier Michel
Published by International General, New York / Amsterdam, 2001, 966 pages (b/w ill.), 17.5 × 25 cm, French / English
Price: €75

1st edition of a facsimile reprint by Seth Sieglaub’s International General imprint, originally printed in Paris 1852-1854. A wide-ranging encyclopedic compilation containing thousands of detailled excerpts and scholarly references to the different types of luxury silk, gold and silver textiles and clothing used by the ruling classes during the middle ages. The descriptions are drawn from published and unpublished sources ranging from the sixth through the nineteenth century, and include excerpts from royal and church inventories, memoirs, literature and poetry, among other sources. Due to its scholarship & range of references it is still unsurpassed and remains an unrivalled source book for the study of the history of medieval fine textiles and clothing in Europe, the Islamic and Christian middle east, and especially, France.

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

#2002 #internationalgeneral #sethsiegelaub #textiles
1961-1963: L'immanence mise en chantier
Bernar Venet
Published by Hôtel des Arts, Toulon, 2002, 168 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 23.5 × 31 cm, English / French
Price: €15

Produced on the occasion of an exhibition held at Hôtel des arts, Toulon, 4 July–14 September, 2003.

Bernar Venet is a French Conceptual artist known for his curved, mathematically precise metal sculptures, and for his material exploration of coal, asphalt, and tar.

#2002 #bernarvenet
Video's 1972–1981
Lili Dujourie
Published by Argos Editions, Brussels, 2002, 122 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 15 × 24 cm, English / Dutch
Price: €22 (Temporarily out of stock)

Produced on the occasion of the restoration of Lili Dujourie’s video works by Argos Editions, Brussels in 2002.

“Lili Dujourie made her videos in complete solitude, without a cameraman or a technical entourage. She saw on a monitor what the camera recorded of her from a fixed viewpoint. Her videos were never edited ‘extenuatingly’ afterwards; the video had to deliver the desired image or the work was destroyed. The vulnerability of the making of videos is comparable to the technique of the aquarelle—the touch should show great precision, otherwise the work fails. Mirrors, a mantelpiece, a window, slightly reflecting because of the entering light, a bed with white sheeting: familiar, yet as regards to content strongly layered encompassing ‘signs’ within which Lili Dujourie moved about in a suite of punctual movements, heightened with erotic suggestions and connotations. Time is being lived (in) in these videos—they reflect a conscious undergoing in the spectator of slow actions without finality”—Luk Lambrecht

#2002 #argoseditions #lilidujourie
Les Cahiers: Mémoire D'expo
Öyvind Fahlström
Published by Institut d’art contemporain — Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes, 2002, 74 pages (b/w ill.), 17 × 24 cm, French
Price: €8 (Out of stock)

With texts by Jean-François Chevrier & Mike Kelley.

#2002 #mikekelley #oyvindfahlstrom
Fondorientierte Ausstattung (Fund-oriented Equipment)
Cosima von Bonin
Published by Hatje Cantz, Berlin, 2002, 192 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 23 × 26 cm, English / German
Price: €22

Produced on the occasion of Cosima von Bomin’s exhibition Fondorientierte Ausstattung (Fund-oriented Equipment) at Neue Galerie, Graz, 27 October –1 December, 2002.

“The fact that Poul Gernes once built a ship in order simply to burn it on the open sea, and that Bas Jan Ader set off alone in a small sailing boat in 1975 in order to cross the Atlantic in 60 days, a project that ended in his vanishing without trace, allows Cosima von Bonin’s “skerry cruiser”, stranded in all pomp and elegance here in Graz, to appear not only as a metaphor for unfettered proliferation and boundless world domination but, above all, as a symbol of failure, of misadventure, perhaps even of hubris.”—Neue Galerie, Graz, press release. More information on the exhibition can be found here.

Designed by Yvonne Quirmbach.

#2002 #cosimavonbonin #hatjecantz #yvonnequirmbach