Echo of the Moon
LE VILLE MATTE
Le Ville Matte is a network of artist residencies sponsored by the Province of Cagliari in collaboration with the municipality of Villasor, Teulada and Orroli.
By focusing on the ongoing evolution of artistic idioms and the artist’s need to experiment and compare, the project promotes residencies for study and research in territories with special environmental and landscape qualities, encouraging new productions in the fields of music, writing and the visual arts, and promoting the exchange between artists and the people of the area through and experimental model based on contamination.
3 Booklets Softcover, 165 x 230 mm
The book Radical Mix is part of the exhibition “Radical Mix in Hanoi: Typological Transformations” by Ulrich Kirchhoff – a guest Professor at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne – on the occasion of “Teaching Architecture: 3 Positions Made in Switzerland” (Istituto Svizzero di Roma, Venice, October 2010).
three attempts for a catalogue raisonné of the work of Alberto Garutti
This artist’s book was published on the occasion of the workshop with Alberto Garutti (29-30 September 2010) held at the Fondazione Galleria Civica – Centro di Ricerca sulla Contemporaneità di Trento in the context of the Trentoship / Trento.Link Program.
Alberto Garutti (b. 1948) explores the narrative and immaterial dimension of public Art, an area of multi-author intervention, revising themes of a conceptual nature. “This book is a kind of hypothetical catalogue – more a (self) provocation and (meta)reflection than a true editorial object – in which three different authors have been invited to suggest three different possible books, which constitute together a multiple solution of an aporia, i.e. three possible approaches (a fictional account; a conversation; a critical essay) to a monographic book that does not yet exist, and that maybe will never see the light of release.” (A. Viliani)
Co-published with the Fondazione Galleria Civica – Centro di Ricerca sulla Contemporaneità di Trento.
Neunundvierzig / Quarantanove
EMIL MICHEL KLEIN
Filled in, oultined
“Filled in, outlined” is an artist book by Swiss artist Emil Michael Klein (b. 1982). It collects over forty paintings produced between early 2012 and the present.
IF MIND WERE ALL THERE WAS
Nine Themes on Giuseppe Sacchi
“f Mind Were All There Was. Nine Themes on Giuseppe Sacchi” is an artists book conceived by Victor Man on occasion of his solo exhibition “Lazarus Protocol” at the Transmission Gallery in Glasgow. The book is a collection of texts inspired by Giuseppe Sacchi, a 17th Century Italian painter of portraits and historical subjects, who gave up art to become a Franciscan monk, and died young. No evidence of his work or further biography exists. In the Basilica di San Francesco in Arezzo, Tuscany, a horse depicted in Piero della Francesca’s famous cycle of frescos The Legend of the True Cross (completed in 1466) bears Giuseppe Sacchi’s name on its forehead, a piece of graffiti added at an unknown date, and by unknown hands. Nine art critics, curators, writers and artists have been invited to shape a possible (unauthorized) biography, so as to reconsider the limits and possibilities of art writing. Co-published with Transmission Gallery, Glasgow.
UNE CERTAINE IDÉE DE LA FRANCE
Salvatore Arancio (*1974, Catania) is an artist currently living and working in London. His work focuses on the potential of images. Taking their literal meaning as a point of departure, he creates new juxtapositions of images that are at once seductive and disturbing. His recurrent sources of inspiration are nature and science, however he frames his images and the viewer’s perception of them to eliminate any reference to the sublime. On the contrary, his artificial landscapes suggest a sense of “unfamiliar everydayness,” resulting in a strong symbolism. This publication was released on the occasion of Salvatore Arancio’s solo exhibition at Kaleidoscope HQ in 2009 and features a conversation with the artist and the exhibition’s curator Caterina Riva.
Softcover, 210 x 275 mm
I Describe The Way And Meanwhile I Am Proceeding Along It
“I came to know the works of Hilma Af Klint, a precociously abstract painter and a psychic whose interests span from anthroposophy to—with a very personal take—science and mathematics, through an exhibition held at the Swedish Cultural Centre in Paris in July 2008. In that circumstance I was able to view both the Atomen series of watercolours, where atoms become images of invisible waves and are described as physical forces, and Statements of the Physical Plan, a series of monochromatic rectangles containing some qualities of physical space (‘high,’ ‘low,’ ‘internal,’ ‘external,’ etc.), which triggered this research.”
These words by Meris Angioletti (*1977, Bergamo) begin the foreword to this artist’s book, featuring a script written by the artist herself and a visual study of the connections between anthroposophy and feminism in the early twentieth century. The book has been published on the occasion of the artist’s solo exhibition at Fondazione Galleria Civica – Centro di Ricerca sulla Contemporaneità di Trento.
Edited by Meris Angioletti
Co-published with the Fondazione Galleria Civica – Centro di Ricerca sulla Contemporaneità di Trento; GAMeC – Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo; LaBox, Bourges.
Softcover, 130 x 200 mm
This catalogue was published for the exhibition “Low Déco,” curated by Alessandro Rabottini and held at Villa Necchi Campiglio (Milan) as part of Gemine Muse 2010. The exhibition invited five young Italian artists (Meris Angioletti, Riccardo Beretta, Patrizio Di Massimo, Matteo Rubbi and Santo Tolone) to interact with the context of Villa Necchi Campiglio, one of Milan’s twentieth-century architectural highlights, designed in the 1930s by Piero Portaluppi and donated in 2001 to the estate of the FAI – Fondo per l’Ambiente Italiano. A dialectics of modernity, tradition, history and power, rising out of the Villa and its inhabitants, provided a starting point for the artworks.
Text by Lucia Borromeo, Michele D’Aurizio, Alessandro Rabottini
Published in collaboration with Gemine Muse – Italian Young Artist in Italian Museums and supported by FAI – Fondo per l’Ambiente Italiano.
Softcover, 190 x 270 mm
The central theme of Farid Rahimi’s entire ouvre is landscape. Landscape and its definition in images. Landscape as the final result of an ever-changing process which tends to both create and invent an image. That is, an image which becomes the icon of a heavily connotated place which precipitates into an emotional reality.
This book is the first monograph devoted to the work of the Swiss-born, Milan-based artist Farid Rahimi (b. 1974). It features a comprehensive essay by Rita Selvaggio, an interview by Luca Cerizza and an orginal script written by the artist himself.
Published in collaboration with Fabio Tiboni Arte Contemporanea (Bologna).
Text by Luca Cerizza, Farid Rahimi, Rita Selvaggio
Softcover, 165 x 230 cm
The Intellectual Work: Sixty Paperweights
This publication was published on the occasion of the exhibition “The Intellectual Work: Sixty Paperweights”, held at Kaleidoscope Project Space in April 2010.
For the first time, Enzo Mari (b. 1932), master of Italian design, brings together a wide selection from his personal collection of paperweights, objets trouvé gathered over the course of a life, that Mari considers paradigmatic of his own practice.
The publication has been realized in collaboration with the designer, featuring a critical essay by Barbara Casavecchia and photographs by Carlo Lavatori.
Text by Alessio Ascari and Barbara Casavecchia
Hard-cover, wire-O binding, 240 x 170 mm
The catalogue is published on the occasion of Enrico David’s solo show “Repertorio Ornamentale” at the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, which will open to the public on Tuesday, May 31 at 6.30 pm.
The exhibition, curated by Milovan Farronato and hosted in Palazzetto Tito, constitutes an important step in his artistic career, largely developed abroad. It was in fact in London that David received his education, at the Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design. He received his first institutional recognition in 2005 with solo shows at the Tate Britain and then at the Institute of Contemporary Art in 2007. In 2009 he was one of the four Turner Prize finalists.
The exhibition “Repertorio Ornamentale” consists of a double interpretation of Heimat and investigates a nature divided between origin and belonging. It is a reflection on ending a year of work in Basel at the Stiftung Laurenz-Haus residency program. “Repertorio Ornamentale” is in fact also a question of translation, languages, concepts and aspects of the self which are declined in precincts and circumstances, attitudes and approaches. Thus there are different words that transit through characterizing nuances.
Text by Milovan Farronato, Angela Vettese
Co-published with the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice.
Produced by Fiorucci Art Trust.
English / Italian
Softcover, 24 x 32 cm
“If the art world is consumed by the dynamics of the star system, getting more similar to a celebrity culture drenched in spectacularity, is it the artist who has to adapt him/herself, or rather is it the whole process that needs to be invalidated in favor of an art that gets back to its historic and philosophical role? As far as we can judge from the recent past’s feverish rush of the art system, the first solution has been far more successful and the artist who best exemplifies this tendency, to the point of embodying it in his cover-boy good looks and his refined, strictly Prada wardrobe, is the Italian artist Francesco Vezzoli, to whom this pamphlet is dedicated. Here you can find essays by five international critics who express their theoretical doubts, and even their disdain, concerning a practice that has grown ever impudently compromising and tiresomely glittered.”
Here is the text that appears on the back cover of Contro Vezzoli, an editorial project published by Kaleidoscope in collaboration with Francesco Vezzoli, who faces the critics’ ambiguous snobbery toward his practice and career by proposing a fake polemical pamphlet with himself as subject.
This publication was published on the occasion of the exhibition “Civica 1989-2009: Celebration, Institution, Critique” at Fondazione Galleria Civica – Centro di Ricerca sulla Contemporaneità (Trento).
Edited by Alessio Ascari, Francesco Vezzoli
Co-published with Fondazione Galleria Civica – Centro di Ricerca sulla Contemporaneità di Trento.
Softcover, 110 x 185 mm
CHE COSA SONO LE NUVOLE?
opere dalla collezione Enea Righi
The catalogue has been published on the occasion of the exhibition at Museion, Bozen/Bolzano (21 March - 19 September 2010), curated by Eric Mézil and Letizia Ragaglia. The exhibition, which takes its title from a 1967 short film by Pier Paolo Pasolini, aims to elicit reflections on the encounter between two dimensions: the public and institutional sphere, and the more intimate sphere of a private collection.
The artists featured in the book are: Miroslaw Balka, Roger Ballen, Robert Barry, Yael Bartana, Alighiero Boetti, Mircea Cantor, Carter, Chen Zhen, Andrew Dadson, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Trisha Donnelly, Spencer Finch, Michael Fliri, Yona Friedman, Cyprien Gaillard, Ryan Gander, Carlos Garaicoa, Kendell Geers, Mark Geffriaud, Douglas Gordon, Dan Graham, Loris Gréaud, Subodh Gupta, Henrik Hakansson, Mona Hatoum, Jeppe Hein, Candida Hofer, Jenny Holzer, Roni Horn, Jonathan Horowitz, Richard Hughes, Joan Jonas, Ilya Kabakov, Julius Koller, Kimsooja, Jiri Kovanda, Gabriel Kuri, David Lamelas, Annika Larsson, Louise Lawler, Zoe Leonard, David Maljkovic, Marcello Maloberti, Gordon Matta-Clark, Sirous Namazi, Deimantas Narkevicius, Mike Nelson, Roman Ondak, Lucy + Jorge Orta, Goran Petercol, Kay Rosen, Martha Rosler, Bojan Sarcevic, Michael Schmidt, Markus Schinwald, Kiki Smith, Nedko Solakov, Jana Sterbak, Jessica Stockholder, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Piotr Ultanski, Francesco Vezzoli, Kelley Walker, Ian Wallace, T.J. Wilcox.
Texts by Marco De Michelis, David Frankel, Alison M. Gingeras, Massimiliano Gioni, Yoann Gourmel, Helena Kontova, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Frédéric Paul, Roberto Pinto, François Piron, Andrea Viliani, Trevor Smith
Italian, English, German
Hard-cover, 230 x 300 mm
Backgrounds, Surfaces and Landscapes
“Just as Duchamp once asked himself if it was possible to make a work of art that was not a work of art, the Vienna-based Australian artist Andy Boot asks, all but rhetorically, not to mention paradoxically, if it is possible to make an image that is not an image. Indeed, what constitutes an image now that we live in the labyrinth of images? What is its current zero degree? And how is that determined? Or perhaps better yet, legislated?” Chris Sharp
Text by Michele D’Aurizio, Chris Sharp
Softcover 16×26 cm