Cristina Ricupero

  • Divided We Stand

    Divided We Stand

    9th Busan Biennale 2018

    Jörg Heiser, Cristina Ricupero, and Gahee Park

    Titled Divided We Stand, the 9th Busan Biennale in South Korea focused on the theme of divided or formerly territories created because of war, conflict, or colonization, and also considered individuals' feelings of separation, anxiety, fear, or paranoia that result from such geopolitical traumas. Featuring sixty-six artists and artist teams from thirty-four countries, the biennial was organized under the curatorial direction of Cristina Ricupero and Jörg Heiser, with the assistance of guest curator Gahee Park, and took place at the newly built Museum of Contemporary Art Busan (MoCA Busan) and the brutalist-style former Bank of Korea in Busan. The two venues reflected the biennial's theme: work shown at MOCA Busan examined past and current divisions left by the Cold War era, while the second venue comprised work that reflected on our current situation through the lens of science fiction.

    This comprehensive catalogue includes in-depth essays on the theme of the biennial from Boris Groys, Mohammed Hanif, Heonik Kwon, Nina Power, Hito Steyerl, and Wladimir Velminski, as well as individual artist pages and photographs from the exhibition.

    Participating artists: Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme, Bani Abidi, Chantal Akerman, Dora Longo Bahia, Maja Bajević, Khaled Barakeh, Yael Bartana, Jean-Luc Blanc, Oscar Chan Yik Long, Onejoon Che, Mina Cheon, Chin Cheng-Te, Sunah Choi, Phil Collins, Christoph Dettmeier, Dias and Riedweg, Smadar Dreyfus, Eva Grubinger, Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, Ramin and Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian, Flaka Haliti, Andy Hope 1930, Hsu Chia-Wei, Im Youngzoo, Joo Hwang, Yunsun Jung, Nikita Kadan, Wanuri Kahiu, Amar Kanwar, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Hayoun Kwon, Oliver Laric, Minwhee Lee & Yun Choi, Gabriel Lester and Jonas Lund, Minouk Lim, Laura Lima and Zé Carlos Garcia, Lin + Lam, Liu Ding, Dora Longo Bahia, Marko Lulić, Fabian Marti, Truwant + Rodet and Eun Kyung Park, Augustin Maurs, Metahaven, Nástio Mosquito, Henrike Naumann, Marcel Odenbach, Melik Ohanian, Ferhat Özgür, Kelvin Kyung Kun Park, Susan Philipsz, Adrian Piper, Min Jeong Seo, Bruno Serralongue, Tayfun Serttas, Hito Steyerl, Jan Svenungsson, Yuichiro Tamura, Javier Téllez, The Propeller Group, Suzanne Treister, Lars von Trier, Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas, Jane and Louise Wilson, Ming Wong, Ulrich Wüst, Yoo Yeun Bok and Kim Yongtae, Zhang Peili

    Copublished with Busan Biennale Organizing Committee

    • Hardcover $28.00
  • Fundamentalisms of the New Order

    Fundamentalisms of the New Order

    Charlotte Brandt, Lars Bang Larsen, Jean-Charles Massera, and Cristina Ricupero

    Conceived as a textbook with images rather than an exhibition catalogue, Fundamentalisms of the New Order reflects on the diversity of fundamentalisms, a phenomenon that is not confined to particular cultures or modes of thought; its intention is to explore the concept in its many forms and multiple origins. Why have we, in recent years, seen such a resurgence of fundamentalisms—religious, political, cultural, economic? What are the fundamentalisms at work in our own culture? What happened to the idea of the Welfare State—a "positive fundamentalism"? In an era of rapid change, what positive fundamental values can we identify with or even insist on? These were some of the questions posed by the exhibition and elaborated in the present catalogue. It contains a selection of essays and interviews with the artists in the show, as well as a documentation of the events and panel discussions held at the Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall in Copenhagen.

    Co-published with NIFCA, Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art

    Contributors Charlotte Brandt, Bülent Diken and Carsten Bagge Lausten, Lars Bang Larsen, Jean-Charles Massera, Toni Negri, Cristina Ricupero, Judith Schwarzbart, Sabine Strasser

    • Paperback $14.95
  • New Ways of Doing Nothing

    New Ways of Doing Nothing

    Vanessa Joan Müller, Cristina Ricupero, and Nicolaus Schafhausen

    “New Ways of Doing Nothing,” a group exhibition that took place at Kunsthalle Wien in 2014, devoted itself to artistic production that opposes activity and instead gives an affirmative slant to forms of doing nothing or refraining—a major influence being the titular character of Hermann Melville's “Bartleby the Scriviner: A Story of Wall Street.” The book presents the displayed works and artists, but also continues the process that led to the exhibition. Included along with a conversation between the curators is a text collage of reprints and excerpts that introduces those artists and thinkers who, in the words of Bartleby, “prefer not to.”

    Featuring work by Robert Breer, Alejandro Cesarco, Étienne Chambaud, Claire Fontaine, Natalie Czech, Oskar Dawicki, Edith Dekyndt, Mathias Delplanque, Heinrich Dunst, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Marina Faust, Ryan Gander, Lasse Schmidt Hansen, Julia Hohenwarter, Karl Holmqvist, Sofia Hultén, Jiří Kovanda, Rivane Neuenschwander, Georges Perec / Bernard Queysanne, Superflex, Mario García Torres

    Copublished with Kunsthalle Wien

    Contributors Giorgio Agamben, Claire Fontaine, Gilles Deleuze, Julius Gavroche, Paul Lafargue, Vanessa Joan Müller, Cristina Ricupero, Tereza Stejskalová, Enrique Vila-Matas

    • Paperback $26.00
  • The Crime Was Almost Perfect

    The Crime Was Almost Perfect

    Cristina Ricupero, Defne Ayas, and Amira Gad

    What makes crime stories fascinating is that the divisions between the criminal, the victims, and the audience are constantly blurred: we are all potential victims and could perhaps become criminals ourselves.

    While the exhibition “The Crime Was Almost Perfect” at the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam functioned more as a “space for experimentation,” this publication aims to investigate not only detective fiction but the more theoretical, philosophical, and aesthetic aspects of the genre. Published following the closing of the exhibition, this catalogue should be considered a continuation of the project, as a resource in itself, rather than simply documentation or commentary.

    Taking a more literary approach to the theme, the publication includes commissioned fictive works and three relevant theoretical essays. The essays were chosen, not only to address the participating artists' practices or artworks, but to provide analysis of some of the issues raised in the exhibition. The publication includes Tom Morton's story “The Thick End” and Astrid Trotzig's “threat letters,” as well as essays by Michael Zinganel and Alexandra Midal, and Karl Marx's “The Productivity of Crime.”

    This book is published on the occasion of the group exhibition “The Crime Was Almost Perfect,” curated by Cristina Ricupero at Witte de With, Rotterdam, January 24–April 27, 2014.

    Copublished with Witte de With

    Contributors Alexandra Midal, Tom Morton, Cristina Ricupero, Astrid Trotzig, Michael Zinganel

    • Paperback $16.00
  • Cosmic Laughter No. 1

    Cosmic Laughter No. 1

    Fabian Marti and Cristina Ricupero

    The phenomenon of the year 2012 refers to eschatological beliefs predicting transformative events on December 21, 2012. By now not only spiritual seekers have the conviction that something has to change. Still, there are different interpretations of the meaning of that specific date. Beyond the lunatic fringe views regarding the end of the world, a more constructive reading of the phenomenon is found in new age circles claiming that 2012 might be the beginning of a higher consciousness in humanity, coming to the realization that, in fact, Western systems have not brought prosperity and fulfillment to everybody as once imagined.

    Published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at the Ursula Blickle Stiftung, September 9–October 14, 2012.

    Contributors Gary Lachman, Ana Teixeira Pinto

    • Paperback $28.00
  • The Populism Catalogue

    The Populism Catalogue

    Lars Bang Larsen, Cristina Ricupero, and Nicolaus Schafhausen

    “The best ways to achieve one's goal continue to be the simplest: The handshake; holding up children; listening accompanied by the attentive 'mmh' and 'aha'; relaxed speech combined with the expansive gesture for the purposes of underscoring that which is said; answering questions by using uncomplicated words; the slapping of the shoulder (with and without praise); eye contact.”—Gila Lustiger, The Ashe Encyclopedia

    The Populism Catalogue documents the four exhibitions at Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius; National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam and Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt/M. It features works of fiction as a literary approach to the theme of populism.

    Artists: Juan Pérez Agirregoikoa, Fatma Akinçi, Petra Bauer, Bernadette Corporation, Marc Bijl, Jakob Boeskov, Phil Collins, Minerva Cuevas, Jeremy Deller, Dias & Riedweg, Wang Du, Gardar Eide Einarsson & Matias Faldbakken, Esto TV, Anita Fricek, Jens Haaning & Superflex, Russell Haswell, Henry Vlll's Wives, Henrik Plenge Jakobsen, Amar Kanwar, Per Kirkeby, Matthieu Laurette, Jani Leinonen, Erik van Lieshout, Mindaugas Lukosaitis, Annika Lundgren, Cildo Meireles, Sarah Morris, Begoña Muñoz, Roman Ondak, Willem de Rooij, et al.

    Contributors Bernadette Corporation, Matias Faldbakken, Liam Gillick, John Kelsey, Gila Lustiger, Jean-Charles Massera, Niels Henrik Svarre Nielsen, Ignacio Vidal-Folch

    • Hardcover $45.00
  • The Populism Reader

    The Populism Reader

    Cristina Ricupero, Lars Bang Larsen, and Nicolaus Schafhausen

    “Populism has many different faces. Many different things can be called populism for very good reasons. We may not necessarily agree on the meaning of the term populism. And maybe the term populism should not necessarily have only one meaning. The usefulness of a term with different meanings resides in the fact that it may hint at family resemblances between different phenomena called populism.”—Dieter Lesage, “Populism and Democracy”

    The Populism Reader accompanies Populism, an exhibition project in four European cities (Vilnius, Oslo, Amsterdam, Frankfurt am Main) exploring the relationships between contemporary art and current populist cultural and political trends. Conceived as an anthology, the publication comprises essays covering various aspects and approaches to the populist experience. The book is designed by M/M (Paris) and illustrated by Atelier Van Lieshout; contributions stem from amongst others activists, journalists, art critics, philosophers and political scientists.

    The Populism Reader goes beyond academic styles in order to respond to historical and current aspects of the populist experience, as they surface in relation to art, activism, the role of the intellectual, political desires, religion and other issues.

    Contributors Marius Babias, Ina Blom, Anthony Davies, Mads Ted Drud-Jensen & Lars Erik Frank, Simon Frith, Brian Holmes, Ernesto Laclau, Dieter Lesage, Bart Lootsma, Chantal Mouffe, Vanessa Joan Müller, Iver B. Neumann, Ingo Niermann, Piotr Piotrowski, Pierre-André Taguieff, Niels Werber, Audrone Zukauskaite

    • Paperback $29.95

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  • Le Grand Livre

    Le Grand Livre

    M/M (Michael Amzalag, Mathias Augustyniak)

    “An image never interests us as such. Its relevance lies in the fact that it contains the sum of preceding dialogues, stories, experiences with various interlocutors, and the fact that it induces a questioning of these preexisting values. This it what makes for us a pertinent image. A good image should be in between two others, a previous one and another one to come.” M/M

    Michael Amzalag and Mathias Augustyniak founded M/M in 1992 after meeting at art school in Paris. Since then, they have worked together as graphic designers and art directors mostly in the worlds of fashion (collaborations with designers such as Yohji Yamamoto, Jil Sander, Martine Sitbon, and Calvin Klein), music (Björk, Benjamin Biolay, and Madonna) and art (Centre Georges Pompidou and the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, cooperations with artists including Philippe Parreno and Pierre Huyghe).

    Published in a limited edition, Le Grand Livre accompanies the exhibitions Antigula at the Ursula Blickle Foundation, November 14 – December 14, 2004, and “Zugabe!” at the Frankurter Kunstverein, March 9 – April 17, 2005. Co-produced by the Ursula Blickle Foundation.

    • Hardcover $150.00