Theatre in Review: Upper Austria
Christopher Williams
Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2024, 62 pp. (b/w ill.), 15 × 23 cm, English / German
Price: €12

Produced on the occasion of Christopher Williams: Radio / Rauhfaser / Television at Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, University of Chicago, 8 February – 19 April, 2024. Designed by Petra Hollenbach.

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Ian Burn: COLLECTED WRITINGS 1966–1993
a presentation of the new book and other documents
13 April–3 May, 2024
opening: Saturday, 13 April, 16:00–20:00

“A sense of art history is part of the critical basis on which artists construct ‘a future’ of art. But the question is, which sense of art history will be shaping that future? Art history has always been far too important to be simply left up to art historians.”
— Ian Burn, 1985

This presentation is organised by Robert Milne and includes a work by Ian Burn from 1989, exhibited with selected publications and other documentation, to coincide with the release of the new book. The Estate of Ian Burn is represented by Milani Gallery, Meanjin/Brisbane.

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Ian Burn: COLLECTED WRITINGS 1966–1993
Published by Power Publications, Sydney; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; and Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther und Franz König, Köln, 2024 776 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 16.5 × 23.4 cm, English
Price: €30

Ian Burn has been described as many things: an activist, a trade-unionist, a journalist, an art critic, a curator and an art historian—and, as he once described himself in a moment of self-deprecating alienation, ‘an ex-Conceptual artist’. This volume brings together a diverse collection of Burn’s writings that reveals a probing, analytical artist who turned to language to articulate the need for ‘looking at seeing and reading’, who pursued a Marxist politics in the face of neoliberalism and who sought to occupy and transform the margins of landscape painting. The publication includes previously unpublished material and offers a prescient rethinking of art in a decentered world through what Burn called ‘peripheral vision’.

Ian Burn: COLLECTED WRITINGS 1966–1993 is edited by Ann Stephen and designed by Robert Milne, with contributions by Art & Language, Adrian Piper, Paul Wood, Allan Sekula, and Mel Ramsden.

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F.R. David: Erratum
Published by Uh Books, Brussels and KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Spring 2024, 320 pp. (colour & b/w ill.), 12 × 19 cm, English
Price: €11

F.R.DAVID was concerned with the organisation of reading and writing in contemporary art practice. Following and open call, this is – the very last issue – a collectively-compiled “Erratum”, or addendum [if you will] to the twenty-three issues from 2007 until now.

Edited with Paul Abbott, After 8, Alma Sarif, Phil Baber, Daniel Blumberg, Thomas Boutoux, Kristien Van den Brande, Chloe Chignell, Martina Copley, Anthony Elms, Chris Evans, Carolina Festa, Kasper Feyrer, Richard Finlay Fletcher, Ben Green, Mariëtte Groot, Krist Gruijthuijsen, Léa Guillon, Sarah Handley, Gloria Hasnay, Loes Jacobs, Michel Khleifi, Willis Kingery, gerlach en koop, James Goggin, Keira Greene, Léa Guillon, Jacob Lindgren, Kobe Matthijs, Martino Morandi, Zen Nguyen, Alice Notley, Robert M. Ochshorn, Oscar the dog, Willem Oorebeek, David Reinfurt, Scott Rogers, Andrés de Santiago Areizaga, Rosa Sarholz, Clara Schulmann, Andrea di Serego Alighieri, Sabrina Tarasoff, Kristy Trinier, Seymour Wright and Unknown.

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Transatlantique
Guy de Cointet
Published by ER Publishing, New York / Paris, 2024, 160 pp. 10 × 19 cm, English / French
Price: €20

Rachel Valinsky invites seven artists from both sides of the Atlantic to share their views of Guy de Cointet, with contributions by Davide Balula, Eva Barto, Julie Béna, Jesse Chun, Jean-Pascal Flavien, Gordon Hall, Alan Reid.

Guy de Cointet was fascinated with language, which he explored primarily through performance and drawing. His practice involved collecting random phrases, words, and even single letters from popular culture and literary sources—he often cited Raymond Roussel’s novel Impressions of Africa as influential—and working these elements into non-linear narratives, which were presented as plays to his audience.

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