Blocking Templates
Christopher Williams
Published by Galerie Gisela Capitain, Köln, 2023, 78 pages, spiral bound (colour & b/w ill.), 26.5 × 21 cm, English / German
Price: €35

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Heimarbeit. Adapted for use. IKEA Küchen Ensemble by Christopher Williams at Galerie Gisela Capitain, Köln, 16 November, 2023–27 January, 2024.

As stated in the brochure for the exhibition: “This IKEA Küchen ensemble, this set, this arrangement of props. Organized for the production of conventional forms. These forms contribute to a typological study of the photographic image. Frontal, overhead, 3/4 shots.The building blocks.”

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Kölnische Dramaturgie
Christopher Williams
Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2023, 50 pages (b/w ill.), 20.5 × 22.8 cm, English
Price: €24

With a text by Tom McDonough.

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Christopher Williams
Published by Haubrok Foundation, Berlin, 2021, leporello (b/w ill.), 28 × 35 cm, English
Price: €20 (Out of stock)

Produced on the occasion of Christopher Williams, Werbung: Adapted for Use and Provisional Prop. A 48-Hour Display of Quality Framing Materials, 29 April–27 June, 2021, Strausberger Platz 19 & Kino international, Berlin; Werbung: Adapted for use, 29 April–24 June, 2021, Haubrok Foundation, Strausberger Platz 19, Berlin; Provisional Prop, screening: 25 June, 2021, 5.30 pm, Kino International, Berlin; Kochgeschirr: Adapted For Use, 28 April–17 July, 2021, Capitain Petzel, Berlin.

A video documenting the exhibition can be seen here.

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Inklusive: Franz Xaver Kroetz 1971
Christopher Williams
Published by Haubrok Foundation, Berlin, 2021, card (colour ill.), 21 × 14.7 cm, English
Price: €1

Card produced on the occasion of the publication and book launch for Christopher Williams publication Inklusive: Franz Xaver Kroetz 1971.

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Ein Western für den SDS
Günter Peter Straschek
Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2021, 248 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 20 × 27 cm, German w. English translation insert
Price: €29

The Austrian Günter Peter Straschek belonged to the very first cohort of students at the Deutschen Film- und Fernsehakademie in West Berlin – alongside Hartmut Bitomsky, Harun Farocki and Helke Sander. He and many of his fellow students participated in the New Left movement, recording demonstrations and supporting campaigns. Straschek’s Western für den SDS (1967/68, cinematography: Holger Meins) depicts the development of the left as a learning process for women, whose consciousness grows through the movement, but who continue to have no say in it. It was seized by the governing body of the film school in 1968, never screened and consequentially became legendary. Western für den SDS was finally given its premiere in 2018 at Museum Ludwig, as part of an exhibition dedicated to Straschek. This book publishes previously unreleased work material related to the film, which is a key work of the student movement and of Günter Peter Straschek’s oeuvre. Includes a photo gallery from the Christopher Williams class, Köln, 2019.

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Stage Play
Christopher Williams
Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2021, 240 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 16 × 23.9 cm, English
Price: €45

This four-volume set of publications focuses on Christopher Williams’ theatrical work Stage Play, first presented in 2017 at Miller’s Studio in Zürich. Housed in a slipcase, it contains documentation and the playscript for his eponymous play, related publicity and research documents, the artist’s series of open letters, and a related interview he conducted with historian Markus Krajewski on the ceramic tile façades of post-war architecture in Cologne. In addition to two critical essays by McDonough, this publication is largest collection to date of Williams’ writing.

Contributions by Christopher Williams, Tom McDonough, Markus Krajewski, Petra Hollenbach, Fredi Fischli, Niels Olsen & Oskar Rindlisbacher.

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