Divine Drudgery
James Richards, Leslie Thornton
Published by Lenz Press, Milan; Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn; Malmö Konsthall, Malmö & Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Stuttgart, 2021, 160 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21.9 × 28.5 cm, English
Price: €25 (Temporarily out of stock)

Divine Drudgery is an artist book with collages and artworks by James Richards and Leslie Thornton, and contributions by artists, writers and poets centred around liminality and the aesthetics and politics of the invisible. These dialogues and strands are anchored in and loop back to three exhibitions developed by the editors: Speed (Künstlerhaus Stuttgart), Speed II (Malmö Konsthall), and The Holding Environment (Bonner Kunstverein), and radiate outwards.

Works and contributions by Horst Ademeit, Rae Armantrout, Tolia Astakhishvili, Ed Atkins, Kirsty Bell, Adelhyd van Bender, Bruce Conner, Fatima Hellberg, Mason Leaver-Yap, Veit Loers, Terence McCormack, James Richards, Jens Thornton, Leslie Thornton, Thomas Zummer.

Edited by Fatima Hellberg, James Richards, Leslie Thornton. Designed by Karl Kolbitz & Nicoletta Dalfino Spinelli. Published with Bonner Kunstverein, Malmö Konsthall and Künstlerhaus Stuttgart.

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Parables of Friendship
David Medalla
Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2022, 300 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21.6 × 33 cm, English / Italian / German
Price: €30

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition David Medalla: Parables of Friendship at Bonner Kunstverein, 18 September 2021–30 January 2022 & Museion, Bolzano, 9 April–14 September 2022. Curated by Fatima Hellberg and Steven Cairns. Exhibition design and architecture Michael Kleine.

The publication brings together previous unpublished writings of Medalla, interviews with the artists, alongside contributions by writers and academics including the Purissima Benitez-Johannot, Eva Bentheva, Gavin Jantjets, David Morris, Rasheed Araeen, amongst others along with visual material from the Medalla archives, the archive of art historian Guy Brett and David Medalla.

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