Published by Shimmer Press, Rotterdam, 2023, 48 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 29.7 × 42 cm, English
Price: €30

“In SHIMMER, A MANUAL OF UNDOING we present a series of hand-developed black and white medium format photos of Shimmer’s exhibitions-in-progress. The photographs were taken during the unpacking, the unwrapping, the decision-making, depicting the often-invisible labor of the art worker. Since 2018 we have been undecided on how to make room for these images, which seem to not fit into conventional forms of contemporary art presentation and documentation. They arrive long after the moment of their generation, finally finding their home in this book’s unsettled and unbound pages. It is in the lag—the linger—that we define as our studio method.” Designed by Christophe Clarijs.

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Etel Adnan
Published by Hirmer Verlag, Munich, 2023, 208 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 19 × 24 cm, English
Price: €39

Produced on the occasion of the exhibitions; Etel Adnan at Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus München and Etel Adnan: Poetry of Colors at Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf.

It gathers artworks from all periods of the internationally renowned artist’s oeuvre and in a wide range of media. Side by side with her small-format abstract paintings, whose intensity of colour lends them an almost mystical quality, her monumental tapestries, delicate works on paper, leporellos, and experiments on film shed light on her specific engagement with questions of colour and form and with the cosmic dimension of time, space, and the spiritual.

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Manfred Pernice
Published by Galerie Neu, Berlin, 2023, unpaginated (colour & b/w ill.), 20.2 × 25 cm, English
Price: €24 (Temporarily out of stock)

Produced on the occasion of Manfred Pernice’s exhibition accrochage, at Galerie Neu, Berlin 29 April–5 June, 2021.

Since the early 1990s, Berlin-based artist Manfred Pernice has created sculptural vessels with scales, materials, and aesthetics derived from the worlds of architecture, shipping cargo, and mass packaging—these works serve as complex, open-ended meditations on the increased segmentation, containment, and, to use Pernice’s term, “canning” of objects and space. His seemingly slapdash sculptures are often juxtaposed with sketches, maquettes, photographs, text and, more recently, video to create systems of meaning.

Designed by Manuel Raeder.

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Ways of Attaching
Rosemary Mayer
Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2023, 288 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 22.5 × 28 cm, English / German
Price: €30

Produced on the occasion of the touring exhibition Ways of Attaching, the first institutional survey exhibition of American artist Rosemary Mayer at Swiss Institute, New York; Ludwig Forum, Aachen; Lenbachhaus, Munich and Spike Island, Bristol over 2021–2023.

Ways of Attaching provides an overview of the artist’s work, moving from early conceptual experiments of the late 1960s through to textile sculptures and drawings made in the early 1970s, before focusing on propositional and durational performances and temporary monuments made from 1977 to 1982.

Edited by Eva Birkenstock, Laura McLean-Ferris, Robert Leckie, Stephanie Weber.

You can see a conversation between Nick Mauss and Kathy Halbreich on Mayer’s work here.

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