Get Rid of Meaning
Kathy Acker
Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2022, 400 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 27.4 × 33.5 cm, English
Price: €28

American author Kathy Acker was one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. Working through an experimental and avant-garde tradition, she wrote numerous novels, essays, poems, and novellas from the early 1970s to the late 1990s. As a postmodernist, plagiarist, and post-punk feminist, she continues to inspire generations of writers, philosophers, and artists. Get Rid of Meaning is the first comprehensive publication on Acker’s work from an artistic and literary perspective. It includes previously unpublished material from Acker’s personal archive and other collections. The publication is the compilation of a multipart research project including an exhibition and a symposium at Badischer Kunstverein in Karlsruhe.

With contributions from: Kathy Acker, Eleanor Antin, Dodie Bellamy, Hanjo Berressem, Ruth Buchanan, William S. Burroughs, Anja Casser, Georgina Colby, Leslie Dick, Claire Finch, Johnny Golding, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Anja Kirschner, Chris Kraus, Sylvère Lotringer, Douglas A. Martin, Jason McBride, Karolin Meunier & Kerstin Stakemeier, Avital Ronell, Carolee Schneemann, Daniel Schulz, Matias Viegener & McKenzie Wark.

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Worms (One)
Published by Worms, London, 2019, 92 pages (b/w ill.), 18 × 27 cm, English
Price: €18

Worms is a bi-annual literary style magazine that celebrates female writer culture.

This inaugural issue, offers a fresh perspective on the accessibility of literature, writers and style. Features Chris Kraus and Ariana Reines about online writing, an exploration into Kathy Acker’s books and influence on contemporary culture, interviews with young upcoming authors and more.

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I can't nail the days down
Kate Newby
Published by Sternberg Press, Berlin, 2019, 140 pages (colour & b/w ill.), clothbound hardcover, 18.5 × 26.5 cm, English
Price: €24

Produced on the occasion of Kate Newby’s exhibition I can’t nail the days down at the Kunsthalle Wien, 16 May–2 September 2018.

Kate Newby’s works are poetic confrontations with spatial conditions and the fleeting nature of interactions. Through small as well as radical interventions into existing environments, she directs our view to what is often overlooked in everyday life. The objects she creates are testimonials to individual experiences, with the specific context of creation remaining inseparably linked to the resulting work.

For the exhibition at Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz, Newby continues her ongoing engagement with ephemeral and often peripheral situations. Therefore she created a large-scale work installed on the floor in the Karlsplatz building, using bricks as artistic material. For this work, the artist modified unfired bricks and inserted found elements: shattered glass fragments left behind as a result of people spending time outdoors in the Karlsplatz area, and bits of clay collected when the subway was constructed.

Introduction by Nicolaus Schafhausen and texts by Juliane Bischoff, Christina Barton and Chris Kraus.

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Starship 17
Published by Starship, Berlin, 2018, 140 pages (colour ill.), 20.5 × 26.8 cm, English/German
Price: €8 (Out of stock)

Mitchell Anderson, Marie Angeletti, Tenzing Barshee, Gerry Bibby, Mercedes Bunz, Stefan Burger, David Bussel, Eric D. Clark, Jay Chung, Tony Conrad, Eduardo Costa, Hans-Christian Dany, Nikola Dietrich, Levi Easterbrooks, Martin Ebner, Stephanie Fezer, Julian Göthe, Dunja Herzog, Karl Holmqvist, Stephan Janitzky, Verena Kathrein, Jakob Kolding, Chris Kraus, Veit Laurent Kurz, Quinn Latimer, Park McArthur, Robert McKenzie, Robert Meijer, Luzie Meyer, Ariane Müller, Shahryar Nashat, Viktor Neumann, Theresa Patzschke, Monika Senz, Natasha Soobramanien, Vera Tollmann, Anne Turyn, Antek Walczak, Mikhail Wassmer, Scott C. Weaver, Florian Zeyfang.

Editors: Gerry Bibby, Nikola Dietrich, Martin Ebner, Ariane Müller, Henrik Olesen. Graphic design: Dan Solbach. Cover: Martin Ebner, Shibuya/Sumida, 2017. Park McArthur for Starship, Studs, 2018. 1000 magazines pierced and bejeweled.

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