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74 million million million tons
SculptureCenter
$10.00

74 million million million tons
Shadi Habib Allah, George Awde, Carolina Fusilier, Sidsel Meineche Hansen, Hiwa K, Nicholas Mangan, Sean Raspet and Nonfood, Susan Schuppli, Daniel R. Small, Hong-Kai Wang

74 million million million tons is an exhibition about the types of evidence that artists produce. Employing different methodologies to investigate, intervene, and assemble, these artists reveal subjects on the threshold of politics and the outskirts of legality: the robot, the refugee, the environment, the startup, and others. While their subject matter is divergent, the exhibition's artists push against narratives put forth by corporate and government industries by producing specific, usable knowledge and corroborative objects around unmapped historical and political events. Directly intervening in the moments before such events coalesce into widely accepted narratives, they anticipate and shape understanding of a variety of human (and non-human) subjectivities by documenting and articulating instances of what is not yet widely known or recognized.

74 million million million tons is curated by Ruba Katrib and Lawrence Abu Hamdan.

 

A Journey in Two Directions: Nanna Debois Buhl
REVOLVER
$35.00

 

Abe's Penny Micro-Magazine
Abe's Penny
$11.00

Limited Edition Art Journal of new photography and literature featuring photography by Sanford Biggers and text by Anike Robinson.

 

Agnieszka Kurant: exformation
SculptureCenter
$10.00

SculptureCenter is pleased to present the first solo exhibition in the United States by Polish artist Agnieszka Kurant. Kurant's work explores the hybrid status of objects and the ways in which rumors and fictions become phantom capital and enter into social, economic, and political systems of the contemporary world. This publication, featuring text by Diedrich Diederichsen and Curator Mary Ceruti, accompanies the exhibition.

 

Agnieszka Kurant: Unkown Unkown
Sternberg Press
$26.00

''Do we actually want the future to be totally unlike the present, or only a little bit different?'' Polish artist Agnieszka Kurant's works raise this question and more. Some of her work invokes a world of small tricks, magic sticks, cloud busters, barking birds and exits as entrances. Other pieces examine the big picture of the future, such as global politics in the year 2020 as presented by the authoritative voice of the New York Times. Kurant meticulously prepared a future-themed issue for the paper with the help of a professional clairvoyant and several journalists. Her big-picture works speak less about the small differences of the near future than the potential for absolute difference - events after which the world might never be the same again. Includes texts by Raimundas Malasauskas, Jean-Charles Massera, Jan Verwoert and an interview by Neville Wakefield with the artist.

 

Aki Sasamoto: Delicate Cycle
SculptureCenter
$10.00

Working at the intersection of performance and sculpture, Sasamoto creates object scenarios out of narratives and actions. For her exhibition in SculptureCenter's lower level galleries, her first solo show in a U.S. museum, Sasamoto has created a new body of work in relation to the site. This fully illustrated publication includes texts by SculptureCenter Curator Ruba Katrib and Jody Graf, a New York-based writer and curator, with a contribution by Sasamoto.

 

Anatomisk Atlas / Atlas of Anatomy
REVOLVER
$35.00

Atlas of Anatomy is an abstract interpretation of the historical anatomical reference book. The book contains 15 photographs of body parts belonging to people of different ages (5 ™ 87 years), and 133 footnotes all of which, concretely or metaphorically, describe those body parts. The text fragments are collected from medical, literary, philosophical and pedagogical sources: a line from a children's song, a description of a burial ritual and the treatment of a burn. The photographs are narrowly cropped, so the body parts appear abstracted. Like maps. Atlas of Anatomy is a journey through a collective body composed of many bodies and voices.

 

Anthea Hamilton: Lichen! Libido! Chastity!
SculptureCenter
SculptureCenter
$10.00

Anthea Hamilton features new and existing works for her first solo museum exhibition in the United States. Investigating cultural appropriation and pop culture, Hamilton mines countercultures in music, fashion, and design (such as disco in the 1970s) and their entrance into the mainstream. Hamilton questions the representation of cultural phenomena through popular media in her sculptures and videos.

 

Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook
SculptureCenter
SculptureCenter
$10.00

SculptureCenter is pleased to present Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, the Thai artist's first retrospective in the United States. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog featuring texts by Ruba Katrib, SculptureCenter Curator, and Arnika Fuhrmann, a scholar focused on the aesthetic and political modernities of Southeast Asia.

 

Belleza y Felicidad: Selected Writings Fernanda Laguna & Cecilia Pavon
Sand Paper Press
$22.00

Poetry. Fiction. Art. Latino/Latina Studies. Translated from the Spanish by Stuart Krimko. As the Argentine economy went into freefall at the end of the last millennium, two young women - Fernanda Laguna and Cecilia Pavon - met and became friends. Fernanda, a painter and poet who also publishes fiction under the nom de plume Dalia Rosetti, and Cecilia, a poet and translator, soon forged the radically creative partnership now known as Belleza y Felicidad. As Belleza emerged into a movement and inspired a community, Fernanda and Cecilia broadcast its ethos - "a complete program of resistance," as Cesar Aira once described it - through a prodigious output of poetry and fiction. Now a generous selection of this work is available in English for the first time. With an introduction by translator Stuart Krimko, this authoritative volume transmits the urgency and passionate feeling at the heart of one of the most exciting artistic and literary movements to emerge from South America in recent decades.

 

Better Homes
SculptureCenter
$10.00

Better Homes (April 22-July 22, 2013), a group exhibition of artists examining the construction of the interior, is accompanied by a full color publication with a text by SculptureCenter Curator Ruba Katrib and a contribution by poet Ariana Reines.

Featured artists include: Jonathas de Andrade, Neïl Beloufa, Keith Edmier, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Robert Gober, Tamar Guimarães, Anthea Hamilton, E’wao Kagoshima, Yuki Kimura, KwieKulik, Paulina Olowska, Kirsten Pieroth, Josephine Pryde, Carissa Rodriguez, Martha Rosler, and Güneş Terkol

 

Branded SculptureCenter Golf Umbrella
$30.00

Golf umbrella with SculptureCenter logo.
The umbrella has a 58-inch arc and automatic open button.

 

Carissa Rodriguez: The Maid
SculptureCenter
$10.00

Carissa Rodriguez examines the material and social conditions in which art is produced and reveals how the canonical figure of the artist is reflected in—and reproduced by—the products of her labor. A newly commissioned video by Rodriguez engages the discourse of sculpture through the tools of cinema and follows the lives of 'related' artworks, recounting the conditional relationships between artist, artwork, and third-party agents (institution, caregiver, surrogate) in familial terms.

 

Carla Herrera-Prats: Prep Materials: Art in General New Commissions Program Vol. XIX
Art In General
$10.00

One in a series of books about contemporary art projects by emerging artists commissioned by Art in General, a leading non-profit arts organization in New York.

 

Cercle d'art des travailleurs de plantation congolaise
Sternberg Press
$28.00

Cercle d'art des travailleurs de plantation congolaise (FR/ENG), edited by Eva Barois De Caevel and Els Roelandt, offers a first report on the activities of the CATPC in Lusanga. A unique gathering of individuals, an atelier, and an experimental test garden, the CATPC is an exceptional contemporary practice for rethinking postcolonial power relations within the global art world.

 

Cercle d'Art des Travailleurs de Plantation Congolaise
SculptureCenter
SculptureCenter
$10.00

The Cercle d'Art des Travailleurs de Plantation Congolaise (CATPC) is an art collective founded in 2014 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. First molded from clay and then cast in chocolate, CATPC's sculptures are made collaboratively and their materials refer back to and overwrite the exploitative economics of global trade. So far plantation labor has funded the art world; here art funds the emergence of a new type of post-plantation. The CATPC reinvests profits from sales of these artworks in self-owned agricultural production throughout Congo, provoking questions about the division between those who should work on plantations and those who are allowed to reflect on this.

Plantation workers Djonga Bismar, Matthieu Kilapi Kasiama, Cedrick Tamasala, Mbuku Kimpala, Mananga Kibuila, Jérémie Mabiala, Emery Mohamba, and Thomas Leba, ecologist René Ngongo, and the Kinshasa-based artists Michel Ekeba, Eléonore Hellio, and Mega Mingiedi are the CATPC's leading personalities. In collaboration with their sister organization the Institute for Human Activities (IHA), founded by Dutch artist Renzo Martens and active in the Congo since 2012, CATPC is currently building the Lusanga International Research Center for Art and Economic Inequality (LIRCAEI) on a former Unilever plantation in Lusanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

 

Charlotte Prodger: Subtotal
SculptureCenter
$10.00

Charlotte Prodger's United States debut features new and existing works taking on the dérive as a storytelling device. Using sound and moving image, Prodger interweaves narrative fragments that imbed time and place through her subjectivity. Disparate topics and sites become linked through her lens. Her site-responsive sculptural works also perform a subtle peeling of the architectural space, rendering details visible.

This exhibition marks the U.S. premier of Prodger's new video work, BRIDGIT (2016), shot entirely on her iPhone which she approaches as a prosthesis - almost an extension of the nervous system. Taking its title from the Neolithic deity, BRIDGIT is a journey across vast time periods and landscapes, focusing on female attachments that include friends and shape-shifting entities, among other figures of admiration. The exhibition includes new works on paper as well as a new sculpture that bridges the exhibition site and the video by connecting the dimensions and qualities of the building to the content and form of the video projection.

 

Chocolate Composition
Nobutaka Aozaki
hikotaro kanehira Co-published by statements, Tokyo
$12.00

Instructional recipe book for geometric compositions made out of various foil wrapped chocolate bars. Chocolate Composition is about form, ephemerality and fragility of the material, and social and political implications of chocolate.

 

Circus as Multimodal Discourse: Performance, Meaning, and Ritual
Bloomsbury Academic
$23.00

Now available in paperback, this volume presents a theory of the circus as a secular ritual and introduces a method to analyze its performances as multimodal discourse.

The book's chapters cover the range of circus specialties (magic, domestic and wild animal training, acrobatics, and clowning) and provide examples to show how cultural meaning is produced, extended and amplified by circus performances. Bouissac is one of the world's leading authorities on circus ethnography and semiotics and this work is grounded on research conducted over a 50 year span in Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas.

It concludes with a reflection on the potentially subversive power of this discourse and its contemporary use by activists. Throughout, it endeavours to develop an analytical approach that is mindful of the epistemological traps of both positivism and postmodernist license. It brings semiotics and ethnography to bear on the realm of the circus.

 

Cosima von Bonin: Who's Exploiting Who in the Deep Sea?
SculptureCenter
$10.00

Who's Exploiting Who in the Deep Sea?, Cosima von Bonin's first solo museum exhibition in New York City, examines the German artist's fascination with the sea. Commonly evoked in her works, but rarely made explicit, the ocean is an organizing thematic for this show that focuses on a selection of her sculptures from 2000 onwards.

 

Denude
Elizabeth Jaeger
Peradam
$30.00

 

Effects Magali Reus
onestar press
$35.00

 

Erika Verzutti: Swan with Stage
SculptureCenter
$10.00

Erika Verzutti presents a new body of sculptures and images in her first solo exhibition in New York City. Working between synthetic and organic materials, Verzutti creates hybrid objects and situations that interrogate relationships between forms and bodies. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog featuring a text by Ruba Katrib, SculptureCenter Curator.

 

False Flag
$30.00

False Flag occupied a shuttered foundry that engaged in legitimate fabrication for many years, but made headlines in 2014 when former foundry owner Brian Ramnarine was convicted in federal court of forgery on an audacious scale. The name False Flag comes from the forged Jasper Johns Flag sculpture at the center of the scandal that finally brought down the enterprise.

The publication includes a text outlining Ramnarine™s rise and fall in the art world, how False Flag acquired the space, and full color photographs of exhibitions and performances by the following artists:

Maria Anwander, Brent Birnbaum, Michael Childress, Megan Cotts, Matias Cuevas, Jen Catron & Paul Outlaw, Alessandra Duarte, Alex Ebstein, Benjamin Edmiston, Emilie Gossiaux, Billy Jacobs, Asif Mian, Carol Peligian, Andrew Ross, Lauren Seiden and Cuevas Tilleard.

 

Gabriel Sierra: Numbers in a Room
SculptureCenter
$10.00

Gabriel Sierra has created a new group of work in SculptureCenter's lower level galleries for his first solo museum exhibition in New York City. Working site-specifically, Sierra follows the architecture and design logic and functions of interior spaces. Using narrative as a guiding principle, he creates frameworks that reconfigure the scale and geometry of the space and its objects.

 

Hi, what are you doing? J' ...chillin' ...
Rona Yefman
Sommer Contemporary Art
$30.00

 

How Does it Feel?
Inquiries into Contemporary Sculpture
SculptureCenter & Blackdog Publishing
$19.95

SculptureCenter's series of books titled Inquiries into Contemporary Sculpture is a dedicated examination into what working sculpturally means today. This three-part book project takes an earnest look at what constitutes, excites, entangles, and necessitates ideas and questions around sculpture now. The second volume is titled How Does it Feel? and examines sensory aspects of contemporary sculpture that go beyond the visual. The publication circles sculpture?s affective range and bodily evocations.

How Does it Feel? is co-published with Black Dog Publishing, London, UK and edited by Mary Ceruti and Ruba Katrib with contributions by: Tauba Auerbach, Alexander Dumbadze, Casey Jane Ellison, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Gelitin, Liz Glynn, Rochelle Goldberg, Ruba Katrib, Josh Kline, Adriana Lara, Lars Bang Larsen, Lynn Hershmann Leeson, Chus Martínez, Jeanine Oleson, Magali Reus, Aki Sasamoto, Jenni Sorkin, Jennifer Teets, Anicka Yi, and Mika Yoshitake.

 

In Practice: Another Echo
SculptureCenter
$10.00

Annual open-call exhibition for emerging artists with a focus on the production of new work. Curated by SculptureCenter's 2018 Curatorial Fellow Allie Tepper, In Practice: Another Echo brings together the work of twelve artists and artist teams engaged in reshaping experiences and forms of public space. Often responding to imposed sociopolitical conditions, the artists in this exhibition project voice and language, and make use of responsive and vernacular materials. Rather than glance at the past with nostalgia, these artists share a preoccupation with the present moment: obscuring, adapting, and subverting surrounding signs and physical structures in order to witness, reinvent, and survive.

The exhibition features newly commissioned works by: Elena Ailes & Simon Belleau, Nobutaka Aozaki, Cudelice Brazelton, Priyanka Dasgupta & Chad Marshall, Carey Denniston, Jules Gimbrone, Baseera Khan, Juliana Cerqueira Leite, Courtney McClellan, Jon Wang, Carmen Winant, and Lachell Workman.

 

In Practice: Fantasy Can Invent Nothing New
SculptureCenter
$10.00

Annual open-call exhibition for emerging artists with a focus on the production of new work. The title of this exhibition, taken directly from Freud's lecture on dreams, is a sentence stopped midway. He completes the thought by stating that the creative process of the mind can only regroup elements from already existing sources—that any one creative fantasy is a work of translating what one knows of reality into an imaginary space. The exhibition, organized from proposals for new work submitted through SculptureCenter's annual open call, borrows from the operation of the dream composite—what Freud termed "condensation"—to foreground practices that employ the means of combining and blending often contradictory elements into a collective image. The artists in the exhibition each propose fantastical places or narratives that are differentiated by distinct material approaches.

 

In Practice: Material Deviance
SculptureCenter
$10.00

Annual open-call exhibition for emerging artists with a focus on the production of new work. Informed by encounters with the quotidian, unassuming stuff of life and its circulation, the artists included in Material Deviance connect material and bodily processes with social and infrastructural ones. The artists look to irregularities, glitches, gaps, residues, and altered states - either found or enacted - as a means of accessing the latent histories of materials in order to expose underlying systems of power, regulation, value, and control. While these systems inevitably shape the movement of bodies through the world (both at the level of the individual and the social), the works on view reveal the cracks where counter-movements and improvisational modes of being and perceiving are possible.

The exhibition features newly commissioned works by Lauren Bakst & Yuri Masnyj, Olivia Booth, Kim Brandt, Crystal Z Campbell, Danielle Dean, Ilana Harris-Babou, Jesse Harrod, Candice Lin and Patrick Staff, Virginia Lee Montgomery, Kate Newby, Barb Smith, Marian Tubbs, and Jessica Vaughn.

In Practice: Material Deviance is curated by SculptureCenter's 2017 Curatorial Fellow Alexis Wilkinson.

 

Inquires Into Contemporary Sculpture
3-Book Set
SculptureCenter & Blackdog Publishing
$55.00

SculptureCenter's series of books titled Inquiries into Contemporary Sculpture is a dedicated examination into what working sculpturally means today. The project takes an earnest look at what constitutes, excites, entangles, and necessitates ideas and questions around sculpture now.

This 3-book set includes each volume of the series so far: Where is Production?, What About Power?, and How Does it Feel?

Inquires Into Contemporary Sculpture is co-published with Black Dog Publishing, London, and edited by Mary Ceruti and Ruba Katrib.

 

Judith Hopf Limited Edition Tote Bag
$25.00
SOLD OUT

Related to her sculptural work in Puddle, pothole, portal, Judith Hopf has created this limited edition tote bag featuring some of her charming sheep. Printed on Eco-friendly canvas.

 

Justin Lieberman
JRP|Ringier
$20.00

Published with Marc Jancou Gallery, New York, and Zach Feuer Gallery, New York this publication features text by Justin Lieberman, Catherine Taft, and Jacques Vidal.

 

Katrin Sigurdardottir: Foundation
Marsilio Editori
$39.00

Art from the North: the Icelandic Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale. In her work, Katrin Sigurdardottir examines distance and memory and their embodiments in architecture, urbanism, cartography, and traditional landscape representations. When she refers to distant places from the past, she relies on modeling and shows how things become smaller from a distance and fade away into memory. She tampers with the running attitude we usually have toward the environment and reminds us of the part we play in its development. Sigurdardottir emphasizes the close relationship between senses and creativity. "When we experience a new environment," she says "we catch it as a snapshot in our mind and store it there." This play on the border of mental and material space is repeated in various and fascinating ways throughout her work.

 

Kelly Akashi: Long Exposure
SculptureCenter
$10.00

Kelly Akashi is a Los Angeles-based artist working in sculpture and photography, often using materials like wax, glass, bronze, light, and air to emphasize time and ephemerality. Akashi's exhibition at SculptureCenter marks her first solo institutional presentation and includes new works commissioned for the lower level galleries incorporating large and mid-scale glass forms. The exhibition also includes photograms that capture impressions of selected objects, revealing their internal structures.

 

Killed: Rejected Images of the Farm Security Administration
PPP Editions; Andrew Roth Inc. William E. Jones
$75.00

Prints 130 tri-toned black-and-white images scanned from negatives in the collection of the Library of Congress. Jones's book is the first to deal exclusively with the 35mm negatives that FSA director Roy Stryker killed with a hole punch during the early years of the project (1935-39). The book brings to light destroyed or defaced photographs by Walker Evans, Ben Shahn, John Vachon, and others; it also includes two essays by Jones discussing the images and possible reasons for their suppression. Oblong 4to.; black-and-white photographs; tan cloth over boards, stamped in white; printed white label on spine. Edition of 1000 copies.

 

Labyrinth of Memory: Gerardo Suter
Americas Society
$7.50

 

Les Fleurs du Mal
David R. Godine
$20.00

This translation of Baudelaire's magnum opus perhaps the most powerful and influential book of verse from the 19th century - won the American Book Award for Translation. And the honor was well-deserved, for this is one of Richard Howard's greatest efforts. It's all here: a timeless translation, the complete French text, and Mazur's striking black and white monotypes in one elegant edition.

 

Liz Glynn: RANSOM ROOM
SculptureCenter
$10.00

RANSOM ROOM, Liz Glynn's first solo project in a New York museum, is a continually evolving installation exploring the ramifications of cultural destruction.

 

Magali Reus: Spring for a Ground
SculptureCenter
$10.00

SculptureCenter is pleased to present a new body of work by Dutch-born, London-based artist Magali Reus. Spring for a Ground is Reus' first solo museum exhibition in the United States. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog featuring a text by Ruba Katrib, SculptureCenter Curator.

 

Magali Reus: Spring for a Ground / Particle Of Inch / Halted Paves / Quarters
Mousse Publishing, Milan
$25.00

In the spring of 2015, Magali Reus (born 1981 in the Hague, the Netherlands; based in London) opened the first in a series of four exhibitions of new work co-commissioned and presented by SculptureCenter, New York; Hepworth Wakefield, England; Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, Germany; and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy. The culmination of these collaborative projects is documented in this publication, marking an important chapter in the evolution of Reus' work.

 

Martha Rosler: The House, The Street, The Kitchen
Diputacion de Granada
$56.00

 

Memorial, 53 Mosquitoes
Nobutaka Aozaki
Press for Arts
$18.00

53 Mosquitoes was initially an installation the artist made in the studio at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, ME, summer 2015. During the residency, the artist kept track of each day and time that he killed a mosquito in the studio by writing next to its dead body on the wall. This book is a memorial book to the fallen, featuring drawings of each mosquito he killed. Each page corresponds to one day of the nine-week residency at Skowhegan, resulting in a document of his experience and a recreation of the studio installation in chronological order rather than spatial dimension.

 

Michael E. Smith: -
SculptureCenter
$10.00

SculptureCenter is pleased to announce Michael E. Smith's first major solo museum exhibition in the United States. The exhibition presents new works created specifically for SculptureCenter's lower level galleries. These new sculptures and videos further Smith's investigation into the complex existence of things. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog featuring a text by Ruba Katrib, SculptureCenter Curator.

 

Mixed Use Manhattan: Photography and Related Practices, 1970s to the Present
Lynne Cooke
MIT Press
$50.00

When recession-plagued New York City abandoned its industrial base in the 1970s, performance artists, photographers, and filmmakers found their own mixed uses for the city's run-down lofts, abandoned piers, vacant lots, and deserted streets. Gordon Matta-Clark turned a sanitation pier into the celebrated work Day's End and Betsy Sussler filmed its making; the photographic team Shunk-Kender shot a vast series of images of Willoughby Sharp's Projects: Pier 18 (which included work by Vito Acconci, Mel Bochner, Dan Graham, Matta-Clark, and William Wegman, among others); and Cindy Sherman staged some of her Untitled Film Stills on the streets of Lower Manhattan. Mixed Use, Manhattan documents and illustrates these projects as well as more recent work by artists who continue to engage with the city's public, underground, and improvised spaces. The book (which accompanies a major exhibition) focuses on several important photographic series: Peter Hujar's 1976 nighttime photographs of Manhattan's West Side; Alvin Baltrop's Hudson River pier photographs from 1975-1985, most of which have never before been shown or published; David Wojnarowicz's Rimbaud in New York (1978-1979), the first of Wojnarowicz's works to be published; and several of Zoe Leonard's photographic projects from the late 1990s on. The book includes 70 color and 130 black-and-white images, a chronology of the policy decisions and developments that altered the face of New York City from 1950 to the present; an autobiographical story by David Wojnarowicz; and essays by Johanna Burton, Lytle Shaw, Juan Suarez, and the exhibition's curators, Lynne Cooke and Douglas Crimp.

 

Molasses
Publication Studio
$20.00

"Molasses is the booklet for the exhibition A LIKENESS HAS BLISTERS, curated by Leora Morinis and which features work by artist Aki Sasamoto and Agnes Martin. This booklet includes images by Aki Sasamoto and a correspondence between Sasamoto and Morinis between Spring and Winter of last year. The exhibition, open from April 29th to May 27th is on view at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College."

 

Nancy Rubins: Sculptures : Drawings
Paul Kasmin Gallery
$49.95

Published on the occasion of an exhibition at Paul Kasmin Gallery.

 

New Methods
Ruba Katrib
Museum of Contemporary Art
$20.00

 

Nicola L.: Works, 1968 to the Present
SculptureCenter
$10.00

Since the 1960s, Nicola L. has occupied a unique position through her interdisciplinary practice. She creates works that are thematically connected but take on many different forms and formats, from performance to film to domestic objects. Her exhibition at SculptureCenter is the artist's first institutional survey, including works from her wide-reaching oeuvre from the late 1960s to 2000s, showing her "functional art" alongside her paintings, collages, and film works.

 

Nylistasafnid The Living Art Museum
Oddi Ecolabelled Printing Company
$39.00

A Retrospective: the Living Art Museum 1978-2008 marks the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Living Art Museum in Reykjavik, Iceland.

From the start, the Living Art Museum - Nylo, an artist-run initiative, has been a key player in the Icelandic cultural society, and has cultivated its role as a forum for exhibitions and critical discourse by organizing international art events and forming connections with cultural institutions domestically and internationally.

The purpose of this volume is to assemble the museum's exhibition history, as a source book on contemporary art. Its publication lays open the museum archive and offers insight to those interested in how the museum has presented and run itself through the years. It contains basic information on the museum's mission and programs, organized primarily to allow for ease and enjoyment in looking up and locating information.

The volume is an important reference guide for all those interested in contemporary art, graphic design, museum and cultural studies.

 

Rachel Fullon: Braided Sun
University Art Museum, University at Albany
$20.00

A fully-illustrated catalogue with essays by Todd Alden and Elizabeth A. T. Smith published alongside Foullon™olo exhibition at the University Art Museum at the University of Albany.

 

Rochelle Goldberg: The Plastic Thirsty
SculptureCenter
$10.00

SculptureCenter is pleased to announce the first solo institutional exhibition by Rochelle Goldberg. Born in Vancouver, Canada, she is currently based in New York City. This fully illustrated publication contains an essay by SculptureCenter Curator Ruba Katrib.

 

Rossella Biscotti, David Douard, Radamés "Juni" Figueroa "Juni" Figueroa, and Jumana Manna
SculptureCenter
$10.00

SculptureCenter presents new work by four artists, Rossella Biscotti: The Undercover Man, David Douard: )juicy o'f the nest, Radamés "Juni" Figueroa: NAGUABO RAINBOW DAGUAO ENCHUMBAO FANGO FIREFLIES, and Jumana Manna: Menace of Origins, each artist to have a solo project in an U.S. institution for the first time.

 

Sam Anderson
Mousse Publishing
$28.00

This publication accompanies two distinct exhibitions presenting the work of American artist Sam Anderson. The first opened in May 2017 at SculptureCenter in New York City and the second opened later in July at the Kölnischer Kunstverein in Cologne. This catalogue is a co-production between both museums on the occasion of these two exhibitions, and it brings together a selection of images and texts related to both shows.

The overlapping exhibitions were the first solo museum presentations of Anderson's work and each highlighted different aspects of her practice. Her exhibition at SculptureCenter comprised new commissions while her exhibition at Kölnischer Kunstverein brought together existing works spanning several years. Working on the two shows simultaneously allowed for Anderson to consider her practice through new and existing objects and installations, while articulating particular narratives and connections between her works. This book presents a wide range of objects and concerns running throughout the two exhibitions.

 

Sanford Biggers: Sweet Funk - An Introspective
Brooklyn Museum
$40.00

New York-based artist Sanford Biggers challenges and reinterprets symbols and legacies that inform contemporary America. This exhibition, a focused selection of thirteen pieces, is Biggers' first museum presentation in New York. It also marks the Brooklyn debut of Blossom (2007), a large-scale multimedia installation that incorporates references ranging from lynchings to Buddha's enlightenment under the bodhi tree. The book features illuminating essays by Eugenie Tsai, John and Barbara Vogelstein Curator of Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum, and the noted critic Gregory Volk.

 

Teresa Burga: Mano Mal Dibujada
SculptureCenter
$10.00

Teresa Burga's first solo museum exhibition in the United States presents works dating from the 1960s to today. Burga was an active figure in the avant-garde art scene in Lima, Peru, which was effectively shut down under the political regime of the 1970s. Her work has regained prominence in recent years with renewed attention given to Burga's investigation into social roles within Peru. Burga has a humorous pop sensibility through which she articulates a critical relationship between femininity and childishness in opposition to historically masculine associations with artistic authorship.

The title of Burga's exhibition comes from a series of drawings previously shown in the group exhibition at SculptureCenter in 2014, Puddle, Pothole, Portal. The drawings were of a "badly drawn hand," a proposal for a series of metal sculptures of the artist's hand in different positions. Since then, Burga has completed the series of 9 sculptures proposed in her earlier drawings, which are presented for the first time in their entirety at SculptureCenter. In addition, Burga is exhibiting her Prismas series of sculptures and drawings comprised of modular graphic images that suggest the reordering of meaning. The exhibition also includes other works based on Burga's interest in games and signs.

 

The Eccentrics
SculptureCenter
$10.00

The figure of the "eccentric"—a term for Russian circus performers used in the early 20th century—refers to the clowns, magicians, and acrobats who were the forerunners to the comic actors that inhabited the newly created space of film. A mode of popular entertainment that links ancient and modern technologies, the structural, emotional, and cognitive effects of the circus operate as an abstract framework for this group exhibition and performance program. This fully illustrated publication contains texts by SculptureCenter Curator Ruba Katrib and curator and writer Mark Beasley.

 

The Walker's Day Off
Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther K™™
$85.00

This catalogue was published on the occasion of the exhibit Nairy Baghramian - The Walker's Day Off at Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden

 

Three Views on Salto del Agua
REVOLVER
$15.00

Three Views on Salto del Agua is a book of three insightful essays on the architecturally based film, Salto del Agua, a collaborative project by conceptual artist Anton Vidokle and sound engineer Cristian Manzutto. The 10-minute Super 8 film focuses its lens on the facade of an unremarkable building in Mexico City ™ a public transportation station that would otherwise go unnoticed in the urban sprawl. Built in the late-sixties in the center of Mexico City, the building represents a moment in the city™s history shortly following 1968 Olympics, when idealistic hopes of 'progress' infused civic design.

The film presents a highly abstract experience of the building as a graphic system that "flattens the sinewy edifice into pure surface as sign," according to Lauri Firstenberg and Peter Zellner. Their essay "Sign as Surface" focuses on the implications of Vidokle™s depiction of modernist architecture as ornamental, decorative design as opposed to an expression of functional and mechanical imperatives as it is commonly believed to be. Gabriel Kuri's essay "Duration / Replay / Fact / Construction / Format" discusses Vidokle and Manzutto's sophisticated use of formal filmic strategies in Salto del Agua and Gilbert Vicario writes on the film's "CinematicArchitecturalTypography."

 

Time Again
SculptureCenter
$15.00

Time Again is accompanied by an exhibition catalog featuring texts by Richard Aldrich, Moyra Davey, Jacob King, William E. Jones, Isla Leaver-Yap, Fionn Meade and Steve Roden. With a special contribution by NOVEL.



 

Tue Greenfort: Garbage Bay
SculptureCenter
$10.00

SculptureCenter is pleased to announce the first US solo exhibition of Danish artist Tue Greenfort, whose interdisciplinary practice deals with the overlap of public and private realms, natural and cultural history. The exhibition is accompanied by a full color publication with a text by SculptureCenter Curator Ruba Katrib and writer and curator Adam Kleinman.

 

Visions of Excess: Georges Bataille
University of Minnesota Press
$22.50

Since the publication of Visions of Excess in 1985, there has been an explosion of interest in the work of Georges Bataille. The French surrealist continues to be important for his groundbreaking focus on the visceral, the erotic, and the relation of society to the primeval. This collection of prewar writings remains the volume in which Bataille's positions are most clearly, forcefully, and obsessively put forward.

This book challenges the notion of a "closed economy" predicated on utility, production, and rational consumption, and develops an alternative theory that takes into account the human tendency to lose, destroy, and waste. This collection is indispensable for an understanding of the future as well as the past of current critical theory.

 

What About Power?
Inquiries into Contemporary Sculpture
SculptureCenter & Blackdog Publishing
$19.95

SculptureCenter's series of books titled Inquiries into Contemporary Sculpture is a dedicated examination into what working sculpturally means today. This three-part book project takes an earnest look at what constitutes, excites, entangles, and necessitates ideas and questions around sculpture now. The second volume is titled What about Power? and looks at the contemporary intersections of power and sculpture. From ritual to monument, sculpture has been embedded within various power dynamics, whether political, spiritual, erotic, or otherwise.

What about Power? is co-published with Black Dog Publishing, London, UK and edited by Mary Ceruti and Ruba Katrib with contributions by: Rosella Biscotti, Gregg Bordowitz, Tom Burr, María del Carmen Carrión, Herman Chong, Dominic Eichler, Malik Gaines, Gordon Hall, Anthea Hamilton, Jörg Heiser, Andria Hickey, Candice Hopkins, Chris Kraus, Margaret Lee, Jumana Manna, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Carissa Rodriguez, Katy Siegel, Susanne Winterling, Emiliano Valdéz, and W.A.G.E.

 

Where is Production?
Inquires Into Contemporary Sculpture
SculptureCenter & Blackdog Publishing
$19.95

SculptureCenter's new series of books titled Inquiries into Contemporary Sculpture is a dedicated examination into what working sculpturally means today. This three-part book project takes an earnest look at what constitutes, excites, entangles, and necessitates ideas and questions around sculpture now. The first volume is titled Where is Production? and looks at the increasingly multifaceted modes and sites of production in contemporary sculpture. What does "production" encompass today, and how does it inform and lead sculptural practice?

Where is Production? is co-published with Black Dog Publishing London UK and edited by Mary Ceruti and Ruba Katrib with contributions by: Ei Arakawa, Darren Bader, Nina Beier, Carol Bove, Ian Cheng, Brian Droitcour, Tue Greenfort, Camille Henrot, Miki Kaneda, Ruba Katrib, Michelle Kuo, Pablo León de la Barra, Shahryar Nashat, Gabi Ngcobo, Trevor Paglen, Pavel S. Pys, Joao Ribas, Karin Schneider, Claire Staebler, Francesco Stocchi, and Fred Wilson.

 

Puddle, pothole, portal
SculptureCenter
$30.00

Puddle, pothole, portal is accompanied by a full-color publication with texts by Ruba Katrib; Spyros Papapetros, Associate Professor of History and Theory of Architecture at Princeton University; an English translation and reprinting of Serge Daney's 1988 text, "The Last Temptation of the Toons" and a visual essay by Camille Henrot. The publication will be available at SculptureCenter and through ARTBOOK | D.A.P.

 

Ursula von Rydingsvard: Working
SculptureCenter / Prestel (2011)
$65.00

This beautifully produced catalog surveys the past thirty years of Ursula von Rydingsvard's immense abstract sculptures, often shaped from cedar beams. Published by SculptureCenter and Prestel to accompany the exhibition Ursula von Rydingsvard: Sculpture 1991-2009.

 

A Disagreeable Object
SculptureCenter (2012)
$10.00

A Disagreeable Object (September 15-November 26, 2012), a group exhibition of contemporary artists exploring surrealist impulses, is accompanied by a full color publication with a foreward by SculptureCenter Executive Director Mary Ceruti and an essay by SculptureCenter Curator Ruba Katrib.

Featured artists include: Alisa Baremboym, Alexandra Bircken, Ian Cheng, Talia Chetrit, Martin Soto Climent, FOS, Aneta Grzeszykowska, Camille Henrot, Alicja Kwade, Charles Long, Sarah Lucas, Ann Cathrin November Høibo, Matthew Ronay, Pamela Rosenkranz, Michael E. Smith, Johannes VanDerBeek, Andro Wekua, Susanne M. Winterling and Anicka Yi.

 

Knight's Move
SculptureCenter (2010)
$15.00

A survey of new sculpture in New York, Knight's Move is accompanied by an exhibition catalog featuring profiles of the nineteen participating artists, a curator's essay, and design by Chad Kloepfer.

Uri Aran, David Brooks, Carter, Nikolas Gambaroff, Tamar Halpern, Alex Hubbard, Esther Kl™ Daniel Lefcourt, Joanna Malinowska, Ohad Meromi, Virginia Poundstone, Cassie Raihl, Erin Shirreff, Alexandre Singh, Matt Sheridan Smith, Mika Tajima, Tom Thayer, Sara VanDerBeek, Allyson Vieira. Curated by Fionn Meade.

 

Lara Schnitger: It Ain't Gonna Lick Itself
Anton Kern Gallery (2005)
$15.00

This publication accompanies the Lara Schnitger exhibition held at Anton Kern Gallery, New York, Sep 8-Oct 9, 2005. In conjunction with the installation Blacks on Blondes held at Triple Candie, New York, Sep 11-Oct 9, 2005. Foreward by Lisa Mark.

 

Lovett/Codagnone
Charta (2006)
$25.00

For the past 10 years, John Lovett and Alessandro Codagnone have been working collaboratively as Lovett/Codagnone. Their performance work and video installations explore power relations, both as manifested in explicit cultural signifiers like S/M and in clandestine or unconscious practices. Previous photography-based collaborations displaced gay subcultural signifiers into suburban environments or urban public spaces. In more recent works, the audience is confronted with an appropriation of theatrical fallout, scripted communication that makes up patterns of interaction and dysfunction within family structures. The complexity of human dynamics is explored and re-delivered, often through the distilling of a pose that demands intensity and endurance. Lovett/Codagnone™strenuous performances convey uncomfortable and complex relationships in which the only constant is ever-shifting power roles.

 

SculptureCenter Tote Bag
$12.00

Our signature cotton tote bag is now available in black and lime, both with silver printing. Please specify color choice in Customer Notes when placing order.

 

Mike's World
Blanton Museum of Art (2007)
$20.00

Mike's World takes a tightly focused view of a single Michael Smith performance persona, "Mike," as it has developed over the course of many years and through innumerable presentation formats. The character Mike functions metaphorically as a kind of ever-hopeful Candide, adrift in a world of rapid technological advances that he seems incapable of fully comprehending, and stymied by the depersonalization and isolation that have accompanied late twentieth-century life. Ironic in its sharp personification of failure, but also hilarious and poignant, Smith's work mirrors our most human concerns about competency and comfort. Underscoring the hybrid nature of Smith's art, the works reproduced in this colorful paperback book also highlight his last decade of video and installation collaborations with artist-director Joshua White. With contributions by Michael Smith, Jay Sanders, Mike Kelley, Ingrid Schaffner and Regine Basha.

 

Alice Aycock, Sculpture and Projects
The MIT Press (2005)
$60.00

"In Alice Aycock: Sculpture and Projects, Robert Hobbs examines the development of Aycock's work over twenty years and her negotiation-along with other artists who came of age in the early 1970s-of the transition from modernism to postmodernism."

 

Christian Tomaszewski
On Chapels, Caves and Erotic Misery
Kerber Verlag (2007)
$30.00

"Christian Tomaszewski creates imaginary rooms in which mysterious events might happen. These rooms speak of unfulfilled dreams, wishes and longings. The project On Chapels Caves and Erotic Misery began in 2004 in the Luxe Gallery in Łódź and the Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz and there are to be new versions for the Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie Regensburg and finally for SculptureCenter in New York City 2007."

 

Print-Out #1
SculptureCenter / Blankbox Projects (2007)
$12.00

Print-Out #1 was produced by SculptureCenter under the curatorial direction of resident curator Sarina Basta. Print-Out simultaneously acts as a publication and a limited edition, where the reader acts as the editor and a participant in its production. There are four components, an expansive grouping of texts from exciting contemporary artists and writers, image based works, music and readings in CD format, and Quicktime video. Readers are encouraged to print out the texts and images of their choosing.

Print Out is organized by Sarina Basta and Paul-Aymar Mourge d'Algue

Vito Acconci, Cory Archangel, Katia Bassanini, Olaf Breuning, John Giorno, Gareth James, Marie-Eve Jetser, Carl June, Jutta Koether, Maria Mirabel, Olivier Mosset, Paul-Aymar Mourgue d'Algue, New Humans, Nils Norman, Frederic Post, Seth Price, Wilken Schade & Co., Shirina Shabazi, Reena Spaulings, Kelley Walker.

 

Make It Now: New Sculpture in New York
SculptureCenter (2005)
$15.00

Make It Now: New Sculpture in New York, a survey exhibition of recent sculpture by New York-based artists, from May 15 -- July 31, 2005. Resulting from extensive research and over two hundred studio visits, this exhibition identified specific new directions in sculpture today. This current generation of artists is locating new currency in art historical styles and aesthetic conventions, from the Baroque to minimalism, from the Classical to Pop. Revisiting traditional forms, these artists use a broad range of materials with invention and provocation and share a practical idealism about art's ability to address belief, politics, identity and human nature. Forward by Mary Ceruti. Essay by Anthony Huberman.



 

Architectures Of Gender:
Contemporary Women's Art In Poland
National Museum in Warsaw (2003)
$15.00

Architectures Of Gender: Contemporary Women's Art In Poland, the first group show of Polish art to be mounted in New York since 1976. Conceived and designed specifically for SculptureCenter by one of Europe's foremost curators of contemporary art, Aneta Szylak, it is also the first major introduction of contemporary Polish women artists to the New York public. Many of these artists have never exhibited in the United States before.

Izabella Gustowska, Elzbieta Jablonska, Katarzyna Jozefowicz, Agnieszka Kalinowska, Katarzyna Kozyra, Zofia Kulik, Natalia LL, Dorota Nieznalska, Hanna Nowicka-Grochal, Paulina Olowska, Anna Plotnicka, Jadwiga Sawicka, Dominika Skutnik, Monika Sosnowska, Julita Wojcik, Karolina Wysocka

 

Paper Sculpture Book
SculptureCenter / Cabinet Independent Curators International (2003)
$24.00

Published in conjunction with The Paper Sculpture Show, this book includes the all twenty-nine of the artists' projects on perforated pages with instructions for actual assembly. Introduction by Mary Ceruti, Matt Freedman, and Sina Najafi, curators. Essay by Frances Richard.

Janine Antoni, The Art Guys, David Brody, Luca Buvoli, Francis Cape and Liza Phillips, Minerva Cuevas, Seong Chun, E.V. Day, Nicole Eisenman, Spencer Finch, Charles Goldman, Rachel Harrison, Stephen Hendee, Patrick Killoran, Glenn Ligon, Cildo Meireles, Helen Mirra, Aric Obrosey, Ester Parteg™ul Ramirez Jonas, Akiko Sakaizumi, David Shrigley, Eve Sussman, Sarah Sze, Fred Tomaselli, Pablo Vargas-Lugo, Chris Ware, Olav Westphalen, and Allan Wexler.

 

Jimbo Blachly: 2002 SculptureCenter Prize
SculptureCenter (2003)
$15.00

For About 86 Springs, Jimbo Blachly exhibited work that explored aspects of landscape and natural history, themes that are recurrent in his work. Based on the book Springs and Wells of Manhattan and the Bronx New York City at the End of the Nineteenth Century by James Reuel Smith (published in 1938 by the New York Historical Society), About 86 Springs reflects on a dialogue between nature and time through sculpture.

 

Alan Finkel: SkyCube
SculptureCenter (2001)
$15.00

The 2001 SculptureCenter Prize was awarded to artist Alan Finkel. Rather than mounting a gallery exhibition, SculptureCenter and Finkel hosted a reception and open houses at SkyCube, Finkel's live/work space on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. SculptureCenter also published a catalog, titled SkyCube, documenting three decades of Finkel's work with a beautiful series of texts by Arlene Raven. SkyCube is simultaneously a work of art and architecture and showcases Finkel's practice which often involves gentle interventions or quiet arrangements. Finkel collaborated with architect Michael Schwarting on this project over three years.

 

Grey Flags
SculptureCenter (2006)
$24.00

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Grey Flags, a catalogue published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name curated by Anthony Huberman and Paul Pfeiffer. Comprised of nineteen artists with significant individual differences, Grey Flags assembles a group of works that not only resist categorical branding, but also go on in different ways to challenge the very terms of the "arts-apparatus."

John Armleder, Lutz Bacher, Helen Chadwick, Tacita Dean, Claire Fontaine, Liam Gillick, Piero Golia, Michael Krebber, Jonathan Monk, Gabriel Orozco, The Atlas Group / Walid Raad, Allen Ruppersberg, Seth Price, Wilhelm Sasnal, Karin Schneider, Shirana Shahbazi, Kelley Walker, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Mario Ybarra Jr.