My Mental Body
Anna Daučíková
Published by Revolver Publishing, Berlin, 2022, 60 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 17.2 × 30 cm, English
Price: €25

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Anna Daučíková at Secession, Vienna, 16 September–6 November 2022. Anna Daučíková is a pioneer of feminist-queer art in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Teaching for many years at art academies in Bratislava and Prague, and in recent years at the Salzburg Summer Academy, she counts to the most influential forward thinkers in the area of queer theory and practice.

#2022 #annadaucikova #revolverpublishing #ruthnoack #secession
Playbill Act V: Anna Daučíková & Helena Jiskrová
Published by Playbill, Amsterdam, 2023, 1 page, 25.4 × 40 cm, English
Price: €1

Programme produced on the occasion of Playbill Act V: Anna Daučíková & Helena Jiskrová at Torpedo Theatre, Amsterdam June 9, 2023.

Completely adept at taking on institutions that wield normative forms of power, Anna Daučíková is unashamedly informed by the value of her lived experience, a personal history that takes a guiding role within her practice, particularly the period of time during which she lived under surveillance in the former Soviet Union.

In an early photographic series titled Acadamey of the Arts (1988), Daučíková rightly takes up her position atop a plinth built into the side of the Academy of Arts building in Moscow, a subversive move given that it was a position traditionally reserved for the male greats. Daučíková went on to become a professor herself, and was for a long time one of the few women teaching at the academy in Prague. This biographical trajectory evolved into a series of films titled Portrait of a Woman with Institution, which plot out the relationships of various women to the institutions they inhabited. For Act V, one film from this series was screened, dedicated to Czech architect Helena Jiskrová. Alongside the screening, four pieces of furniture redesigned by Jiskrová from salvaged street materials set the scene for the viewing.

#2023 #annadaucikova #ephemera #isabellesully #marthajager #maudvervenne #playbill
Citational Choices
Published by La Trobe Art Institute, Bendigo, 2022, exhibition pamphlet, 4 pages with insert (b/w ill.), 21 × 29.7 cm, English
Price: €4

Citational Choices takes La Trobe University’s Etta Hirsh Ceramics Collection as its point of departure. The exhibition combines ceramics with archival material, moving image, sculpture and exhibition design. Together, these elements unravel the biographical stories present within the collection itself—those of Etta Hirsh, of a local art scene, of La Trobe Art Institute, and now, in the case of this exhibition, everyone newly involved. Through contemporary works which engage with personal and material archives, the exhibition pays particular attention to the stories – the anecdotal and the informal ones—that don’t often make it onto the record. Artists include Anna Daučíková, Luke Fowler, Gail Hastings, Rita Keegan and the Rita Keegan Archive Project. Exhibition design in collaboration with Maud Vervenne. Curated by Isabelle Sully.

#2022 #annadaucikova #ceramics #ephemera #isabellesully #lukefowler #maudvervenne #ritakeegan
Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2017, 428 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 23 × 30 cm, English
Price: €30

Kontakt is the first publication to provide an overview of the eponymous art collection that was founded in 2004 by Erste Group and ERSTE Foundation. This collection, which now consists of over 600 individual works with an emphasis on Eastern, Southeastern, and Central Europe, is portrayed via an array of diverse, mutually complementary approaches.

Featuring artists such as Maria Bartuszová, Maja Bajević, Anna Daučíková, VALIE EXPORT, Bela Kolářová, Jiří Kovanda, Daniel Knorr, Edward Krasiński, Stano Filko, Mladen Stilinović, Július Koller, Sanja Iveković, Katalin Ladik, Ivan Kožarić.

#2017 #annadaucikova #belakolarova #danielknorr #edwardkrasinski #ivankozaric #jirikovanda #juliuskoller #katalinladik #kontaktcollection #majabajevic #mariabartuszova #mladenstilinovic #sanjaivekovic #stanofilko #valieexport #verlagderbuchhandlungwaltherkonig
Collective Exhibition for a Single Body
Pierre Bal-Blanc
Published by Paraguay Press, Paris, 2019, 52 pages (b/w ill.), 15.5 × 24.5 cm, English
Price: €30

A score of performative gestures, drawn from the conceptual art and body art scenes from Central and Eastern Europe in the 1970s and 1980s.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition Exposition collective pour un corps individuel – La partition privée at gb agency, Paris, from the October 12 to November 5, 2019, and the Playground Festival, Leuven, from November 14–17, 2019.

With works by Milan Adamčiak, Geta Brătescu, Anna Daučíková, Valie Export, Stano Filko, Tomislav Gotovac, Sanja Iveković, Anna Jermolaewa, Július Koller, Jiří Kovanda, Katalin Ladik, Simon Leung, Karel Miler, Paul Neagu, Manuel Pelmuş, Petr Štembera, Mladen Stilinović, Sven Stilinović, Slaven Tolj, Goran Trbuljak.

More information on the project can be found here.

Designed by Vier5.

#2019 #annadaucikova #getabratescu #jirikovanda #juliuskoller #katalinladik #mladenstilinovic #paraguaypress #petrstembera #pierrebalblanc #sanjaivekovic #stanofilko #valieexport #vier5
Straying from the Line
Published by the Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, 2019, unpaginated (colour & b/w ill.), 14.7 × 21 cm, German
Price: €12 (Out of stock)

Produced on the occasion of Straying from the Line at the Schinkel Pavillon from 13 April–28 July, 2019

Straying from the Line was dedicated to a fundamentally expanded perspective on the multiplicity of feminist tendencies in the art of the last 100 years. Instead of presenting a straight narrative of feminist art as a generation- and/or identity-specific style, the exhibition charted a network of multiple references, drawing connections between aesthetically and politically, geographically and historically heterogeneous perspectives.

Vito Acconci, Lynda Benglis, Dara Birnbaum, Jenna Bliss, Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz, Teresa Burga, Tom Burr, Claude Cahun, Ellen Cantor, Tony Cokes, Anna Daučíková, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Nicole Eisenman, Ellen Gallagher, Jef Geys, Guerilla Girls, Barbara Hammer, Eva Hesse, Irma Hünerfauth, Mike Kuchar, Maria Lassnig, Leigh Ledare, Alice Lex-Nerlinger, Klara Lidén, Lee Lozano, Sarah Lucas, Ulrike Müller, Gabriele Münter, Anna Oppermann, Charlotte Posenenske, Tim Rollins & K.O.S., Aura Rosenberg, Betye Saar, Heji Shin, Marianna Simnett, Jack Smith, Nancy Spero, Diamond Stingily, Sturtevant, Martine Syms, Rosemarie Trockel, Anna Uddenberg, Raphaela Vogel, Constantina Zavitzanos & Park McArthur.

#2019 #annadaucikova #barbarahammer #betyesaar #charlotteposenenske #claudecahun #coseyfannitutti #diamondstingily #evahesse #hejishin #irmahunerfauth #jacksmith #jefgeys #leelozano #lyndabenglis #parkmcarthur #rosemarietrockel #sturtevant #timrollinsandkos #tomburr #tonycokes