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The publication brings together previous unpublished writings of Medalla, interviews with the artists, alongside contributions by writers and academics including the Purissima Benitez-Johannot, Eva Bentheva,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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Making Myself Visible
Rasheed Araeen
Published by Kala Press, London, 1984, 176 pages (b/w ill.), 21 × 26 cm , English
Price: €20 (Out of stock)

A publication on the work of Pakistani artist, activist, writer, editor and curator Rasheed Araeen, who has been based in London since 1964. Apart from pioneering minimalist sculpture in Britain, he was among the first to voice the need of artists of non-Western origins to be represented in Western cultural institutions. In 1978, he founded the art journal Black Phoenix (later resurrected as Third Text). The present volume brings together a selection of his articles, essays and correspondence with gallery directors and funding bodies, interspersed with documentation of his multi-disciplinary work. With introduction by art critic Guy Brett.

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A Retrospective
Rasheed Araeen
Published by JRP Ringier, Zurich, 320 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 2017, 20 × 27 cm, English
Price: €30

Rasheed Araeen: A Retrospective is structured across five chapters: from his early experiments in painting in Karachi in the 1950s and early 60s, his pioneering minimalist sculptures carried out after his arrival in London in 1964, key pieces from the 70s and 80s following Araeen’s political awakening, his nine panel cruciform works from the 80s and 90s and a selection of his new geometric paintings and wall structures. Alongside this, material relating to Araeen’s writing, editorial and curatorial projects will be presented as part of an expanded artistic practice that in its scope and ambition continues to challenge the formal, ideological and political assumptions of Eurocentric modernism.

Edited by Nick Aikens and published by JRP Ringier in collaboration with Van Abbemuseum, MAMCO, BALTIC and Garage includes new essays by Aikens, Kate Fowle, Courtney Martin, Michael Newman, Gene Ray, Dominic Rhatz, John Roberts, Marcus du Sautoy, Zoe Sutherland and Kaelen Wilson-Goldie and an extensive conversation between Aikens and Araeen. Designed by Bardhi Haliti.

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