Gen Kay
Published by the artist, Melbourne, 2021, 24 pages (b/w ill.), 22 × 29 cm, English
Price: €27

Sunflowers collates seventeen photographs by Gen Kay, taken in her makeshift home studio, which intimately observe and document the natural arc of the sunflower; one moment bold and brilliant, the next reticent and retreating. These photographs invite the viewer to reflect on these iterations and recognise nature’s arresting ability to capture human emotion with nuance. Both a visual metaphor of the transformative times we have endured and an ode to the power of a classical still life image, Sunflowers seeks to trace the dynamic melodies that lie within us all. Limited edition of 100. Hand numbered and signed.

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Sarah Rapson
Published by Secession, Vienna, 2021, card (colour & b/w ill.), 10.5 × 14.7 cm, English
Price: €4

Produced on the occasion of Sarah Rapson’s exhibition Ode To Psyche at Secession, Vienna, November 20, 2021– February 20, 2022.

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Divine Drudgery
James Richards, Leslie Thornton
Published by Lenz Press, Milan; Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn; Malmö Konsthall, Malmö & Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Stuttgart, 2021, 160 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21.9 × 28.5 cm, English
Price: €25

Divine Drudgery is an artist book with collages and artworks by James Richards and Leslie Thornton, and contributions by artists, writers and poets centred around liminality and the aesthetics and politics of the invisible. These dialogues and strands are anchored in and loop back to three exhibitions developed by the editors: Speed (Künstlerhaus Stuttgart), Speed II (Malmö Konsthall), and The Holding Environment (Bonner Kunstverein), and radiate outwards.

Works and contributions by Horst Ademeit, Rae Armantrout, Tolia Astakhishvili, Ed Atkins, Kirsty Bell, Adelhyd van Bender, Bruce Conner, Fatima Hellberg, Mason Leaver-Yap, Veit Loers, Terence McCormack, James Richards, Jens Thornton, Leslie Thornton, Thomas Zummer.

Edited by Fatima Hellberg, James Richards, Leslie Thornton. Designed by Karl Kolbitz & Nicoletta Dalfino Spinelli. Published with Bonner Kunstverein, Malmö Konsthall and Künstlerhaus Stuttgart.

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dead Daughter
Diamond Stingily
Published by Cabinet Gallery, London, 2021, unpaginated (colour & b/w ill.), 13.5 × 21 cm, English
Price: €5

Produced on the occasion of Diamond Stingily’s solo exhibition dead Daughter at Cabinet, London, 9 September–13 November, 2021.

Diamond Stingily addresses the materiality and mythology of identity and social class. Using everyday found objects such as hair, doors, or chains, Stingily negotiates personal and collective memories by relating them to social and economic questions.

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Kempens Informatieboek: Special Edition Kunsthalle Bern
Jef Geys
Published by KAZINI, Balen, 2021, 48 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21.5 × 29.5 cm, English
Price: €13

Since the early 1960s, in addition to his interlocking artistic and pedagogical work, Jef Geys was also involved in the production and distribution of a local newspaper, the Kempisch Reklaamblad, on whose pages he began to publish various textual and pictorial material among the advertisements placed therein. After it was discontinued, Geys took over the paper and continued it under his own direction as Kempens Informatieblad.

Functioning as an alternative to the conventional artist catalog, the issues, over 50 in total, were mostly published in connection with his exhibitions. As an information system directed by the artist, it successively developed into a kind of meta-medium within his practice, through which he himself organized his representation and mediation—beyond the exhibition context.

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Daniel Spoerri
Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2021, 160 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 22 × 30 cm, English / German
Price: €20

Produced on the occasion of the comprehensive retrospective, Daniel Spoerri at Kunstforum Wien, 24 March – 27 June, 2021.

Daniel Spoerri is a Swiss artist and writer, best known for his “snare-pictures”, a type of assemblage or object art, in which he captures a group of objects, such as the remains of meals eaten by individuals, including the plates, silverware and glasses, all of which are fixed to the table or board, which is then displayed on a wall. He also is widely acclaimed for his book, Topographie Anécdotée du Hasard (An Anecdoted Topography of Chance), a literary analog to his snare-pictures, in which he mapped all the objects located on his table at a particular moment, describing each with his personal recollections evoked by the object

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