Apparatus by Luca Antonucci. This book is a look at how virtual reality is depicted in film, and how the virtual constructs in these films can be seen as harbingers of the modern condition. Published in an edition of 50 by @colpapress (San Francisco). Link in bio, $35.
Coloring book series by Christian Gfeller, feature info Picasso, Jeff Koons, Soulages and Rothko. Published by Re:Surgo!, Berlin. $12 each, link in bio. #sundayactivity
In this fanzine of the dance genre bootyshake, Aïda Bruyère has assembled a collection of images from the archive of Patricia Badin, a Parisian bootyshake dancer. This guide to the bootyshake captures Badin teaching and performing this dance, which she has made into a lifestyle. Mixed in with images of Badin are the lyrics to songs such as “Bubble Butt” by Major Lazer, illustrations inspired by Badin’s images, and an excerpt from Jean-Claude Kaufmann’s book La guerre des fesses (2013). Bootyzine comes in three different edition colors: yellow, green, and pink. $6, ID 115400. Link in bio!
A collection of U.K. Rave Flyers from 1991 to 1996 published by Colpa Press. $15, ID 115986. Link in bio 🌐
Le Plateau is Sammy Stein’s comic from Marécage, an art comics anthology published in 2018 by @lagon_revue. The comic tells the story of an immersive roleplaying board game. Offset printed in 5 colors (including silver Pantone, neon yellow, and neon pink) and bound with a silkscreen/hotfoil cover. Includes a 2-color risograph printed booklet with French, English, Japanese, and Mandarin translations, and a lenticular playing card. @sammystein_. Stock ID 115982. Link in bio, $24.
We are still closed for our annual inventory and hope to reopen on Friday, the 16th! Fingers crossed and stay tuned 🤞📻 We miss you! 😘
We are STILL CLOSED for our annual inventory until August 16th! 😿 Visit us at @printedmatter_stmarks, reopening tomorrow @ 2PM!
All counting and no play 👯🍷 Our Chelsea location will be closed for approximately two weeks for our annual inventory. Please visit us at our satellite location Printed Matter / St Marks, 38 St Marks Pl, which will remain open Aug 4-16. Accidental twinning by our very own @angrco and @magret 👯 Please Note: You are welcome to still make purchases through the Printed Matter website during inventory—Orders will be processed and shipped out once we reopen. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your support!
Enghelab Street, or Revolution Street, is located in the center of the Iranian capital Tehran—a main artery in the city’s cultural life with a host of bookshops. This book presents a variety of rarely seen photographic and propaganda books collected by Iranian-born, Paris-based artist Hannah Darabi (born 1981), drawing on works published between 1979 and 1983—years corresponding to the short period when freedom of speech prevailed at the end of the Shah’s regime and the beginning of the Islamic government. Darabi takes us to the heart of an intense artistic and cultural period in Iranian history in a visual essay accompanied by a critical essay by Chowra Makaremi. With its revelatory landscape of publications, Enghelab Street gives us the opportunity to look at rare printed matter for the first time. - Artbook. $65, ID 115880. Link in bio.
ROCK GODDESSES is the second fanzine from 70’s photographer Brad Elterman. Raw photos of women rock stars (Joan Jett, Debbie Harry, Nina Hagen) from the 70’s and today. There is even a BACKSTAGE section with exclusive photos of Leonard Cohen! $10, ID 115938. Link in bio!
Against Geology & Blossoms of Greenpoint. David Kennedy Cutler mines his environment in this beautifully produced leporello containing two interior books that are bound to the three color screen-printed exterior cover. Writing about his practice, Cutler investigates the Greenpoint oil spill and unearths the durability of human debris through labor intensive digging excavations. ID 115345. Link in bio.
Blind is @evanmcohen’s meditation on corporeality and creation, recollections recounted and reformed. "Take your form / and erase the details / to see the memory." Published by @perfectlyacceptable (Chicago). Stock ID 115941. Link in bio, $15.
Global Tools 1973–1975 documents and narrates the story of the eponymous experience of Radical Design and its multidisciplinary school program “without students or teachers.” The Global Tools journey began with its foundation in 1973 by groups and figures drawn from Italian Radical Architecture, Arte Povera, and Conceptual Art, and ended in 1975 after three years of intense experimentation. This book is both a commentary and an impressive visual archive that brings together essays by international authors and reproductions of many original documents—including the Global Tools bulletins, entirely republished here for the first time. This unique and definitive book marks a fundamental stage in the rediscovery of one of the most fascinating European cultural experiences of the late twentieth century. Edited by Valerio Borgonuovo and Silvia Franceschini. With texts by Manola Antonioli and Alessandro Vicari, Valerio Borgonuovo and Silvia Franceschini, Alison J. Clarke, Beatriz Colomina, Maurizio Lazzarato, Franco Raggi, Simon Sadler. Published in collaboration with SALT, Istanbul. Published by @nero_editions. Stock ID 115852. Link in bio, $39.90.
New Arrival from @gatonegroediciones Domestic Orbits (news 2) and and The Radical Ally (news 3). One a speculative essay of critical cartographic that explores how the domestic space is configured around orbits of exclusion that shape the trajectories of the domestic labor; the other a visual and textual investigation following Jean Genet’s traces during his stay with the Panthers to question what remains of the political memory of the party. Stock ID: 115895, 115894. $10 each, link in bio. 💚We are here today 12-6♥️ “put all the images on language in a place of safety and make use of them, for they are in the desert, and it’s in the desert we must go look for them.”
Is it possible to think without words? Sayaka Maruyama: memorandom: “Memorandom is a pile of random message I receive in Everyday life, to remind myself; the mental script (my internal dialog with the world surrounds me, both conscious and unconscious ) that I incessantly replay in my mind.“ published by Konomad Editions, Italy, 2019. Edition of 100, $50, link in bio. ➿➰〰️We are here today 11-7. 〰️➰➿
This catalogue was created for Davi Det Hompson’s mail art exhibition at Anderson Gallery in Richmond, VA from March 15-April 10, 1973. The large folded offset sheet reproduces several works by various participants from the show, which was curated by Hompson. $150, ID 93754. Link in bio!
How to Sit for the Camera by Shruti Chamaria. "How to Sit for the Camera is a selection of photographs taken by me during my visits to some of the oldest and more unusual photo studios in Mumbai and Bengaluru, India. These documentations were triggered by my curiosity towards the studios and the people who frequent them, the backdrops and props that they choose – fascinating glimpses into individual fantasies and popular tastes, highlighting social, technological, economic and cultural transformations in metropolitan India. Desires, memories, and stories of individuals and communities come together in the experience of each studio – whether that experience is a customer’s, the cameraman’s, the lightman’s, or that of an interested visitor like me – it speaks of broader shifts in people’s tastes, interests, self-image and understanding of human portraiture." Self-published by the artist in 2017 in Bengaluru, India. Stock ID 115919. Link in bio, $15.
Zebadiah Keneally, published by John Silvis in conjunction with Zebadiah Keneally’s The Kidnapping at Outlet Brooklyn in 2016 in an edition of 50. Design by Regina Morgan-Muñoz. Signed. $90, ID 104560. Link in bio ⛅️
Tomorrow 6-8pm! Perfectly Acceptable Press is pleased to launch the fifth installment of Leah Wishnia’s comics anthology, Happiness. Jack Reese, Roya Haroun, Sarah Lammer, and Nick Norman will be reading from their work. Happiness #5 is the long-awaited relaunch of the seminal comics anthology edited by Leah Wishnia, which first debuted in 2011. This volume features contributions from over 25 artists, including Tara Booth, Matthew Thurber, Anya Davidson, Carlos Gonzalez, Brie Moreno, and Kendra Yee.
Sunset Market Plaza: Meditations on Strip Malls in Los Angeles. This book features an overview of 41 strip-malls, artworks by Catherine Opie, a conversation between strip-mall developer Sam Bachner and urban planning scholar Jonathan Crisman, texts about the perceptions of strip-malls in our past (via a Garfield cartoon), challenges strip-malls face in our digital present, and a series of speculative digital renderings of what they could be in our future. "We developed a style guide that encapsulated the quirkiness of strip-malls into the book’s layout and typography. Combining different fonts, we created pleasingly awkward textures and shapes on the page. We offset these details with exaggerated structure—framing with bold weighted lines and rigid fields of stripes to represent each strip-mall. This approach gave some uniformity while allowing the idiosyncrasy of each strip-mall’s distinct silhouette to shine. "We wanted to keep that sense of variation going, with differing paper stocks and ink types. To achieve this we worked with two different, locally-based, printers—renowned Pasadena printer Typecraft for digitally printed parts and binding, and newer Chinatown-based outfit Press Friends for risograph inserts. For a dynamic effect on the cover, we hand-applied varying stickers. To tie it all together, we chose the fittingly irreverent spiral bind." - Use All Five. Published by Los Angeles based design studio @useallfive in 2019. Edition of 200. Stock ID Link in bio, $35.
The River is a collaborative project between Zoe Leonard and Dolores Dorantes, with photography by the former and text by the latter. Richly textured images of water highlight the dynamic nature of the element, with experimental writing focused on topics surrounding dislocation, desire and devastation in a rhythm that matches the ebb and flow of the photography. With Spanish writing accompanied by English translations, the reader is spatially situated in Mexico and is invited to reflect on water as a life force. Published by @gatonegroediciones . $35, ID 114817. Link in bio.
What Do You See? Think? Say? is a book on private and public responses to art, conducted as a Winter study project by Williams College students directed by Lucy R. Lippard in Williamstown, Massachusetts in January of 1976. This publication is the result of a three week project in which students were asked to reflect on the gap between the professional writing by critics and the public perception of art. The first week was spent in Massachusetts, where students were asked to select and research a particular artist, paying special attention to the critical body of writing surrounding the artists' work. The second week, students traveled to New York City to see the artist’s work in person, and observe the public reaction to the work. There was no prescribed formula for students’ gathering data, however, many students interviewed museum patrons about their reactions. The third week was spent back in Massachusetts, where students were asked to reflect on the previous two weeks of research, culminating in a short essay on the chasm between the professional discourse and the public response to the artwork. What emerges in the project are reflections on who the intended audience is for contemporary art, what the role of the contemporary artist is in society, and what the relationship between the art object and the value system is, including its commodity-status. Perhaps most importantly, students arrive at the question: what is the relationship between the art world to the real world? This book is a document of critique on the professionalization of artist practices, fueled by the insular discourse practices of writers and critics within the “art world.” Beyond the revelations students arrive at in the book, this publication also serves as a fascinating view into Lucy R. Lippard’s method of teaching. A method which promoted critical thinking via firsthand experience collecting many differing viewpoints on a subject. The artists chosen by the students in this book include Giorgio de Chirico, Public Murals, Jean Dubuffet, Red Grooms and the Ruckus Crew, Hans Hoffman, Robert Motherwell, Louise Nevelson, Man Ray, Chaim Souti, Andy Warhol, and others. Link in bio, $50.
What’s silly, scary and sexy? Edie Fake’s comics forged an entire aesthetic of art and queer culture. Since his Ignatz Award winning Gaylord Phoenix, Fake’s comics have only appeared in underground anthologies and zines. At last, these rare comics can all be found under the covers of a Little Stranger. You’ll never look at a turkey the same way again. - Secret Acres. $21.95, ID 115879. Link in bio 🦃
This 2014 fundraising edition by Iñaki Bonillas, titled Transparencies, features a set of 6 silk-screens printed double-sided on semitransparent paper (front and back pictured above). Borrowing images from source books on 16th and 17th Century painting, the black and white prints replicate the curious effect whereby an image from the reverse side of a page inadvertently shows through the artwork at hand. Taken from well and lesser known Renaissance works, the prints show paired scenes of domestic life – embracing couples, decorative glasses, details of hands – as well as still-lifes and country landscapes. As though uncovered by radiograph, each image gives way a second buried work that suggests a deeper meaning. Presented in a custom made folio. The work is accompanied by a signed and numbered certificate. Edition of 20. 55 x 38 cm. Link in bio, $900.
Back in print at last. The Petrified Forest National Park in Northeast Arizona protects one of the largest deposits of petrified wood in the world. Despite stern warnings, visitors remove several tons of petrified wood from the park each year, often returning these rocks by mail (sometimes years later), accompanied by a “conscience letter.” These letters often include stories of misfortune attributed directly to their theft: car troubles, cats with cancer, deaths of family members, etc. Some writers hope that by returning these stolen rocks, good fortune will return to their lives, while others simply apologize or ask forgiveness. “They are beautiful,” reads one letter, “but I can’t enjoy them. They weigh like a ton of bricks on my conscience. Sorry…” Bad Luck, Hot Rocks documents this ongoing phenomenon, combining a series of original photographs of these otherworldly “bad luck rocks” with dozens of facsimiles of intimate, oddly entertaining letters from the Park’s archives. Published by @the.ice.plant. Stock ID 99186. Link in bio, $32.50.
”Silent Stories grew out of a series of realizations about myself as a first generation Filipino-American, a woman, and an artist. The piece was first presented at California Institute of the arts in December of 1982, in a photographic/audio installation. The eighteen people chosen to be interviewed ranged from 18 to 35 years of age. With the exception of my brother, all the contributors were attending California Institute of the arts, during that time. They came from different departments within the Institute (music, design, photography, and art). Many of the contributors I did not know at the time, but gradually I got to know them over the course of the project. I chose participants who were either native born Asians, American-born Asians, or part Asian and park Caucasian. Silent Stories is a sampling of emotions and experiences about being a part of the American culture as subjects of the cultural melting pot. In doing this piece, I began to realize that people made certain kinds of distinctions based on appearances and personalities, excluding the actuality of each human being. I wanted to externalize internalized and repressed.” - Excerpt of forward from Silent Stories by Angel Shaw. Valencia, California 1985 ..... $12 ID1696 Link in bio
Thought Objects/Just Another Asshole #7 is a collection of photographs organized by editors Barbara Ess and Glenn Branca. The anthology includes photographs by a variety of artists, including Judith Barry, Nan Goldin, Susan Hiller, Peter Hujar, Gary Indiana, Kiki Smith, Barbara Kruger, and David Wojnarowicz, among others. Additionally, the book includes essays by Rosetta Brooks, Tricia Collins & Richard Millazzo, John Hilliard, Gary Indiana, Cookie Mueller, David Rattray, Carol Squiers, Amy Taubin, and Lynne Tillmann. Many pages have become unbound from the cover. $75, ID 89961.
Lipstick and Gas Masks, by Mashid Mohadjerin. “Uprisings start with a calling, desperation, a mixture of hope and anger that makes your heart race and your voice rise. A limit is reached. Energized and determined, ordinary people rise up to display their collective dissent. In the recent uprisings that started I. Tunisia, surged to Egypt, then as wept through other parts of the Middle East, woman played an important role, standing along side their male counter parts. Coming from different ideological and social backgrounds, the women portrayed in this book defy stereotypes. Spirited, idealistic, courageous, and resolute, they led or instigated revolutionary acts in their respective countries.” $22, link in bio. We are here today 11-7.
Black Dada Reader is a collection of texts and documents that elucidates “Black Dada,” a term that acclaimed New York–based artist Adam Pendleton (born 1984) uses to define his artistic output. The Reader brings a diverse range of cultural figures into a shared conceptual space, including Hugo Ball, W.E.B. Du Bois, Stokely Carmichael, LeRoi Jones, Sun Ra, Adrian Piper, Joan Retallack, Harryette Mullen, Ron Silliman and Gertrude Stein, as well as artists from different generations such as Ad Reinhardt, Joan Jonas, William Pope.L, Thomas Hirschhorn and Stan Douglas. It also includes essays on the concept of Black Dada and its historical implications from curators and critics, including Adrienne Edwards (Walker Arts Center/Performa), Laura Hoptman (MoMA), Tom McDonough (Binghamton), Jenny Schlenzka (PS122) and Susan Thompson (Guggenheim). $29.95, ID 114549. Link in bio.
Tonight — 6-8PM Togethering : A Launch event with Carmen Winant (performance begins 6:45) @carmen.winant Carmen Winant presents Togethering, a new performance lecture delivered on occasion of her Printed Matter publication 'Notes on Fundamental Joy; seeking the elimination of oppression through the social and political transformation of the patriarchy that otherwise threatens to bury us.' Set to a score of found, archival video footage from over a dozen sources, the text piece offers an adjacent method for considering the images that comprise the book. Winant will explore her own relationship to and encounters with the material, reckoning with her place inside of patriarchy and notions of optimism. Books will be available at the event and online after.
Bouquets 11-20, Notebooks are direct facsimiles taken from the notebooks of Rose Lowder. Each page is an illustrated transcription 10 seconds of 16mm film in 24-frame increments. For each strip of 24 frames, there are three rows representing the 1st, 2nd and 3rd pass through the camera (when relevant). These illustrations are done by the artist after the film has been shot, using notes taken during filming as well as by closely inspecting the processed film over rewinds. $30, ID 115247. Link in bio 🌻
Artist Jane Dickson is a deep-rooted and central voice in New York City’s complex creative history. In the late 1970s and early ’80s, she was part of the movement joining the legacies of downtown art, punk rock, and hip hop through her involvement with the Colab art collective, the Fashion Moda gallery, and legendary exhibitions including the Real Estate Show and Times Square Show. In the midst of this groundbreaking work, Dickson lived, worked and raised two children in an apartment on 43rd Street and 8th Avenue at a time when the neighborhood was at its most infamous, crime-ridden, and spectacularly seedy. Through it all, Jane photographed, drew and painted extraordinary scenes of life in Times Square. These works, many of which are reproduced here for the first time, include candid documentary snapshots, roughly vibrant charcoal sketches, and paintings created on surfaces ranging from sandpaper to Brillo pads. Featuring a foreword by Chris Kraus, Jane Dickson in Times Square is a time machine back to a New York City that was truly wild: lawless, manic, sometimes squalid, sometimes magnificent. - Anthology Editions. $50, ID 115825. Link in bio.
“Our new book ‘Stories from Kings County Hospital’ is a carefully composed play made out of a fragmentary collection of stories, poems, pictures and observations. Written by Mirthe Berentsen and designed by Sarah Cleeremans, the publication culminates a six-month stay at the mental health department of Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, New York — on invitation by the Dutch Beautiful Distress Foundation, which uses art and literature in an attempt to open up the world of psychiatry. To achieve this, Berentsen investigates the reminiscent and romanticised clichés of the correlation between art and madness, the psychiatric hospital as a biotope for American politics and escaping reality by creating a counter-narrative.The result is one in which the complexity of things converge: madness, gender, the limitations of care, the inevitability of death and the power of language.” — Werkplaats Typografie. Edition of 250. $17, ID 115835. Link in bio!
"This scrapbook helped me deal with a lot of troubles and pains related to family, being bullied and religious oppression. From the ages of 12 to 17, in the 90's, an infatuation occurred. Any famous actor could have been the lead star in this fantasy, but it ended up being Drew Barrymore. One day in 1992, a new video store in a tiny store complex in Brentwood, Long Island opened and a 12-year-old me walked in. On the the New Release wall, the VHS of her film Poison Ivy was featured. I was struck by the image of her on the cover––but this wasn't the first time: a few years later I recalled a twin moment when I was a 4-year-old with my father at a video store. It was 1984. I wandered away from my father and came across a large promo set-up for Firestarter. Drew is featured on the poster as the little girl Charlie McGee. When I looked at her expression: in little me, a cord was struck. I remember feeling something along the lines of - "Yes.....right, me too." Though I knew nothing about the movie, I knew the blazing fire behind her had something to do with her as she, with a fierceness, stared back at me. This reaction was similar to when I saw the cover of Poison Ivy, in 1992. On the box cover in my hands, Drew wore a tight red mini-skirt, a fire red trench-coat over a white blouse blazed. Her stance and don't-fuck-with-me expression woke me; I swiftly turned the video case around and stared at the inset image of Drew pulling at a necklace Sarah Gilbert wore. I just had to watch it. And so began my gay-boy crush." - Rafael Santiago. Drew ‘92-‘95. $45, ID 96949. Link in bio ⭐️
Tomorrow 6-8pm 🦋 Please join us for the launch of Slow Morpheus, Rachel Stern’s first monograph published by Matte Editions. Slow Morpheus is an oversized, softcover, 180 page book that collects nearly a decade of Stern’s studio work. It explores themes from the visual history of literature, art, and politics as filtered through a queer-washed and feminist lens. As the esteemed filmmaker Tom Kalin writes in the book’s foreword, “Using ephemeral, gimcrack materials to evoke the enduring and the profound, Stern conjures a lush, backward-glancing Symbolist world, distinctly at odds with the glowing screens and frantic pace of modern life. Equally indebted to the ‘moldy glamour’ of filmmaker Jack Smith’s Flaming Creatures and the glitter-encrusted theatricality of the Cockettes, Stern embraces excess as a strategy, uncovering a world of privileges and permissions.” Rachel Stern (b. 1989, NYC) is a photographer whose work challenges conventions of beauty and promotes escapist, constructivist fantasy. She received her BFA in Photography and the History of Art and Visual Culture in 2011 from the Rhode Island School of Design, attended Skowhegan in 2014, and graduated from Columbia University in 2016 with an MFA in Visual Arts. Her work has been featured in BOMB, ArtFCity, Hyperallergic, and Matte Magazine.
Success story or megalomania? The rapid transformation of Dubai from a regional trade post in the sixties to the ultramodern metropolis of today, fascinates both supporters and critics. During his trips to the Gulf photographer Nick Hannes focused on the role of the entertainment industry in urban dynamics. This result, Garden of Delight, showcases Dubai as the ultimate playground of globalization and capitalism, and raises questions about authenticity and sustainability. $64.50, ID 115864. Link in bio.
Information Please: Meaning and Purpose features drawings and text exploring the questions we ask of the universe. The book is a kind of existential epic, reflecting the artist’s quest for order or “fairness” in all life on our planet. $125, ID 110076. Link in bio.
ZIGG is a publishing association engaged in critical thinking from Dubai. It circulates amorphous aesthetics, printed matters, and promotes the disciplinary blurring between sex, media, earth matter, magic, and politics. This edition of ZIGG is interested in exploring sex as an evolutionary psychology. It brings together contributions from a network of peers, friends, and colleagues who have engaged and encountered the Dubai-focused (or based) makers of this edition through intellectual, psychosexual vibrations. This edition launched at the 2019 @parisassbookfair, which features independent publishers who are interested in exploring taboos, sex, and gender—and all of their representations and troubles—as playful, poetic and political subjects. ZIGG is a participant of the fair to support the health of sexual intellectualism. Edited by Raja'a Khalid. Edition of 300. Stock ID 115854. Link in bio, $12.
An extensive catalogue of Printed Matter, Inc.'s inventory from 1986, with books organized by artist, as well as lists of periodicals and artist's editions. The front of the catalogue features a number of essays and reproductions of works, with contributions from Reese Williams, Brian Wallis, Lynda Barry, Susan Wheeler, and others. The cover was designed by Louise Lawler, and represents via two rectangles the ratio of U.S. and European spending on health research ($11 per capita in 1985) to spending on military research ($45 per capita in 1985). Stock ID 79836. Link in bio, $85.
Originally published in the mid-1970s, Womens Work was a magazine that sought to highlight the overlooked work of female artists working at the cusp of the visual arts, music, and performance. The magazine was edited by Alison Knowles and Annea Lockwood and featured text-based and instructional performance scores by the following 25 artists, composers, and choreographers: Beth Anderon, Ruth Anderson, Jacki Apple, Barbara Benary, Sari Dienes, Nye Ffarrabas (participating as Bici Forbes), Simone Forti, Wendy Greenberg, Heidi Von Gunden, Françoise Janicot, Alison Knowles, Christina Kubisch, Carol Law, Annea Lockwood (also included as Anna Lockwood), Mary Lucier, Lisa Mikulchik, Ann Noël (included as Ann Williams), Pauline Oliveros, Takako Saito, Carolee Schneemann, Mieko Shiomi, Elaine Summers, Carole Weber, Julie Winter, and Marilyn Wood. The magazine was designed by Alison Knowles, who deliberately chose off-white paper and brown inks as a contrast to the sterile, white-paged publications prevalent at the time. The works contained in the magazine range in scope and take on a multitude of forms, employing both typed and written text, often with visual elements such as diagrams, drawings, and photographic images. The editors were and remain adamant that the work should be performed; that they not remain static as an artifact. We wanted to publish work which other people could pick up and do: that aspect of it was really important…this was not anecdotal, this was not archival material, it was live material. You look at a score, you do it. – Annea Lockwood The first issue, published in 1975, took the form of a saddle-stitched magazine and the second, published in 1978, took the form of a fold-out poster. This facsimile edition reproduces both and houses them in a custom self-folding box. - Primary Information. Stock ID 115836. $24. Link in Bio.
Cold Cube 05 🌊CONTRIBUTORS: Eamon Espey, María Medem, Begoña García-Alén González, Sophia Prieto, Yusuke Nagaoka, Pia-Melissa Laroche, Liam Cobb, Gabriel Stromberg, Ryan Sadler, Joel Skavdahl, Gabino Azuela, Jack Reese, Haejin Park, Elaine Lin, Nicolas Anderson, Leslie Lasiter, Patrick Sexton. $30, link in bio. We are here 11-7 🐳
This book presents Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s work of art Surrounded Islands, for which eleven islands in Biscayne Bay, Miami, Florida were surrounded with 6.5 million square feet of pink woven polypropylene fabric. The photographs record a chronological sequence of events. The most important technical data and information, as well as an indication of the legal wrangles involved, are supplied in the detailed account accompanying the photographs. Signed, $80, ID 101706.
American ecologist, poet, and artist Gunnar Tchida brings together photographs, video stills, and poetry in Road Ecology, a publication dedicated to ornithology, the artist’s motorcycle, Pony, and an understanding of what it means to work with, live in, and contemplate a wilderness that is being transformed by climate change. Tchida’s images of the flora and fauna, motorcyclists and found objects, of Wyoming and Montana form a visual narrative that accompanies and augments the intimate, searching, and unequivocal voice of her poetry. Each edition of Road Ecology comes with an illustrated card and a sheet of WindowAlert™stickers, which are designed to enable birds to see, and keep from striking, glass. @xtine_gunnar. Published by @ginnyprojects (London). Stock ID 115828. Link in bio, $22.
The Manual for Domestic Robot Keana-35® (Hong Kong) is a collaborative work by artist Shih “Ayo” Yunyu, Hong Kong author Tse Pakchai and Wuhan comic artist June Lee. The context of the manual is based on the sci-fi novel, Mercy Buddha, written by Pakchai, with the imagination that by the year of 2035 every household in Hong Kong processes a domestic robot. The Manual contains exquisite details about the instructions and the application procedures of the related controlled items. The Manual is divided into three parts, the first part is about the basic functions of the robot, the second being the commands and operational instructions, and the introduction of sexual function as the third. The Manual also provides a thorough explanation of the related laws, photography and application procedures for the sexual organs. $12, ID 115823.
Outta Body by Chris Velez (@scientology_420) opens with the statement that “If you can follow the trail of hidden messages within this book, you will be presented with earthly riches and spiritual illumination.” Within this publication, Chris Velez creates a psychedelic collage of text and image-based references to spiritual practices and beliefs—alchemy; tarot—and figures from the ancient world such as the Anunnaki and the Sphinx of ancient Sumer and Egypt, respectively. Coupled with contemporary cultural references to the cult of celebrity, cosplay, and virtual reality technology, Outta Body positions itself between the ancient and the modern in its references to the two worlds through a distinctly Computer Age aesthetic. �Published by @alovetoken press and @hyperspace.world. Publications in 2019. Signed and numbered. Edition of 50. Stock ID 115100. Link in bio, $40.
We’re pleased to announce a new publication by Carmen Winant / @carmen.winant Notes on Fundamental Joy; seeking the elimination of oppression through the social and political transformation of the patriarchy that otherwise threatens to bury us. Join us for a launch/performance event with Carmen on July 19, 6PM Designed by Jena Myung, the experimental work sits at the cross section of an artists’ project and historical document, drawing from archival images borne out of the Ovulars, a series of darkroom/photography workshops held in various feminist & lesbian separatist communes of the early 80s across the Pacific Northwest. Notes on Fundamental Joy holds up the work of JEB, Clytia Fuller, Tee Corinne, Ruth Mountaingrove, Katie Niles, Carol Osmer, Honey Lee Cottrell, and others, documenting a community of women/womyn in their collective embrace of the ‘back to the land’ movement. Through the lens of pervasive image-making—women holding cameras, women taking pictures of women—the project considers the radical potential of social and political optimism predicated on the absence of men. The photographs are accompanied by a running essay from Winant, stretched across the bottom of each page as if a low horizon line, considering the images’ collective power in picturing intimacy and pleasure. The self-reflexive text contends with the pull Winant feels towards these works—for their unabashedness and beauty—and considers how the images may have life and meaning outside of the subculture that produced them. The book includes a personal essay by writer and artist Ariel Goldberg realized in two parts, understanding the photographs and wider cultural moment through a broader gender lexicon and in the context of trans-exclusionism. Notes on Fundamental Joy; seeking the elimination of oppression through the social and political transformation of the patriarchy that otherwise threatens to bury us is printed on Igeba IBO One 60gsm, a lightweight semi-transparent paper which allows for the show-through of images between page, creating an exchange and dialog between partially visible photographs. #carmenwinant #arielgoldberg #notesonfundamentaljoy
A Cube by Sol LeWitt. Published in 1990 by Walther König (Cologne). A cube photographed by Carol Hubener using nine light sources and all their combinations. This book and others are now on view as part of our exhibition Book as System: The Artists’ Books of Sol LeWitt. Exhibition organized by Emanuele De Donno. Out of print. stock ID 71009. Link in bio, $450.
“Can you fix this?” is a series of publications in which artists explore the visual effect of a panel composed of 9 detachable pages from the book. In this first edition, “That day my grandma took away all the cows and dreams of my grandpa” by Mantraste. — Stolen Books. $30, ID 115786. Link in bio 🐄
Brigade Cynophile is a collection of posters made by Lyon-based graphic designer Félicité Landrivon. Since the early 2010's, Landrivon has created a wide variety of posters for underground concerts and independent film screenings. This risograph printed book gathers the posters she created between 2014 and 2018. Published in an edition of 800 by @animalpress (Bruxelles). Link in bio, $40.
What do dildoes, Big Tech, and psychic prediction have in common? In (Un)Popular Mysticism on the Internet, technology writer/poet Ashley D’Arcy (@basically_ashley_d) traces the post-internet resurgence of mystical practices such as cartomancy, astrology, and crystal healing. Alongside an examination of synchronistic events online, D’Arcy offers a way to understand our digital selves through these phenomena and warns of the consequences that arise when technologists start to co-opt this language of mysticism. This publication is based on notes for a lecture of the same title given at Theorizing the Web on April 28, 2018 in Queens, New York. Published by @platplatformform (Chicago). Stock ID 115267. Link in bio, $15.