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$10.00

Published:
40 pages

This catalouge has been published on the occasion of the installation Wheel of Everyday Life by artist Gunilla Klingberg at Rice Gallery from January 31st to March 13th, 2013. Through covering up entire architectural spaces with ornate, circular patterns that were constructed from everyday logos and brands and resemble sacred mandalas, the artist explores her interest in consumerism and forms of Eastern spirituality. The publication contains a foreword by director Kimberly Davenport and an article by Houston-based arts writer Kelly Klaasmeyer.

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Gunilla Klingberg – Wheel of Everyday Life


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$200.00

Published:
1 pages

This offset print on optigloss is name stamped and numbered by the artist. Edition of 100.

Kay Rosen makes use of words and their font in order to explore the ways in which knowledge is structured by language. She is interested in how language can evoke thought on its own by treating each letter as a body part. In this way, Kay Rosen is less concerned with neither explicit political messages nor the intrusion of the artist’s voice so as to allow the letters themselves to subvert verbal systems of power. The six conceptual and formal strategies employed by the artist include colour, sound, anti-grammar, letters, systems and patterns, and graphics. The Contemporary Art Gallery Vancouver held a Kay Rosen exhibition between June 28th and November 3rd, 2013. This particular edition allows viewers to encounter language and type as both something to be read and something to be seen.

Love Letter, 1/20/2009, commemorates the inauguration of Barack Obama as president of the United States on January 20, 2009. Love Letter continues a theme formerly used in the Klosterfelde edition O (1999), whose nine titles range from “Open” to “Halo,” in which O functions as a visual object as well as a letter. The edition Stilllife with Blue Table (Earthquake) (2007) slyly contains an O which behaves as an orange and a letter. As letters and symbols, the O’s and X’s in Love Letter are semi-abstract and universal, transcending language’s meaning and syntax. They may be considered ciphers or stand-ins for other things. For example, the O’s might represent Obama, with the X’s the alternative that is rejected. X’s and O’s might represent hugs and kisses, an affectionate way of signing off a letter. Just as a previous generation was designated X, the current state of mind is resoundingly O. The beauty of these letters is their ability to transform themselves, making many interpretations possible.

KAY ROSEN WOULD LIKE TO QUALIFY HER EDITION “LOVE LETTER, 1/20/2009 ” TO PRESIDENT OBAMA. WHILE PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS DONE SOME GOOD THINGS, HE HAS FALLEN FAR SHORT OF BEING THE TRANSFORMATIVE PRESIDENT THAT HIS CAMPAIGN RHETORIC PROMISED. INSTEAD HE HAS SHOWN THAT HE IS SIMPLY A TALENTED POLITICIAN.

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Kay Rosen – Love Letter 1/20/2009


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$10.00

Published:
40 pages

This catalouge has been published on the occasion of the installation Wheel of Everyday Life by artist Gunilla Klingberg at Rice Gallery from January 31st to March 13th, 2013. Through covering up entire architectural spaces with ornate, circular patterns that were constructed from everyday logos and brands and resemble sacred mandalas, the artist explores her interest in consumerism and forms of Eastern spirituality. The publication contains a foreword by director Kimberly Davenport and an article by Houston-based arts writer Kelly Klaasmeyer.

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Gunilla Klingberg – Wheel of Everyday Life


$50.00

Published:
368 pages

With his participation in the biennials of Paris, Venice and São Paulo, Jürgen Partenheimer is one of the most important German artists working today. With critical intelligence, Jürgen Partenheimer measures and maps the free space of art and its practice, which must constantly be redefined. As the artist’s physical and psychological “storedom”, the “archive” unites memories with the present and the individual with cultural recollection.

This book- designed in close collaboration with the artist – sheds light on various aspects of Partenheimer’s multifaceted oeuvre that combines constructive elements of Minimal Art with lyrical intensity.

The publication contains text contributions by authors representing a variety of disciplines, written in German and English, they include Anne Carson, Lebogang Mashile, Carla Schulz-Hoffmann, Rudi Fuchs and Nigel Prince.

In 2014, the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, the Falckenberg Collection, Hamburg, the Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, and the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver will present thematic exhibitions of Jürgen Partenheimer’s work.

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Jürgen Partenheimer – Das Archiv / The Archive


$50.00

Published:
174 pages

This new 2014 catalogue was been published on the occasion of the exhibition James Welling: The Mind on Fire presented at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK and Centro Galego de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago de Compostela, Spain. This publication includes a foreword by Miguel von Hafe Pérez, Anthony Spira and Nigel Prince. Also includes essays by Jan Tumlir and Jane McFadden alongside an interview, archival materials and selections of Welling’s own writing published for the first time. All texts are written in English and translated into Spanish.

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James Welling – The Mind on Fire


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