Juliane Bischoff

  • Kate Newby

    Kate Newby

    I can't nail the days down

    Juliane Bischoff

    The publication I can't nail the days down documents, contextualizes, and supplements Kate Newby's eponymous exhibition at Kunsthalle Wien.

    Newby's works celebrate the moment in which her sculptures and interventions are created and presented, and at the same time allow for an openness to change. Drawn from impressions she collects when navigating cities and landscapes, Newby's works foreground processes: Traces of their making remain visible, they incidentally transform over time and call for active engagement in order to view their multifaceted details.

    Her works focus on the fleeting and contingent nature of the quotidian and stay connected to the place and time of their presentation. Due to the fleeting nature of Newby's works, documentation is in many cases the only record that remains. The publication includes substantial documentation of the Vienna exhibition as well as a photo essay by the artist. Contributions by Christina Barton, Juliane Bischoff, Chris Kraus, and Nicolaus Schafhausen explore the artist's influences, the social of her work, and its poetic potential. The publication discusses the development of the exhibition “I can't nail the days down,” and clarifies how the presented work operated. It ponders on Newby's relation to art movements of the 1960s and '70s as well as her responsiveness to sites and situations, and brings together reflections on the quotidian character of her works as well as every day stories.

    Newby takes up material realities and their details in different intensities—not to replicate existing lifeworlds, but to direct attention to often overlooked and changing aspects in the larger social fabric. Manifestations of how the artist perceives the world around her, her works invite us to take a closer look and discover what is situated out of sight.

    Copublished with Kunsthalle Wien

    • Hardcover $30.00
  • Ineke Hans

    Ineke Hans

    Was ist Loos?

    Juliane Bischoff and Nicolaus Schafhausen

    Contemporary relevance characterizes the hybrid design objects of Dutch designer Ineke Hans. Taking account of current social developments, the fluctuating boundaries that separate work and personal life, and the challenges posed by a networked, globalized world, she asks questions about the functionality of contemporary design and how people, objects, and spaces interact. Hans is interested in conventional and innovative production methods as well as in the regional characteristics of developments in design. Her design objects react to the social needs of our time and have a social dimension to their functionality.

    This publication was created on the occasion of Hans's first institutional solo exhibition in Austria. The exhibition—its title a pun merging the German phrase for “What's going on?” with the name of architect Adolf Loos—provided an overview of Ineke Hans's recent work while also exploring the present and the future of design. Hans presented work under three topical themes—“Making & Making Sense,” “Dealing with the Digital,” and “Less”—as well as two design objects created for the exhibition: the Kunsthalle Wien Chair, developed in cooperation with Gebrüder Thonet Vienna, as well as a table design available worldwide via an online platform, which can be produced on demand locally.

    Alongside images of Hans's work, the publication—innovatively designed by Irma Boom Office—includes contributions by professional acquaintances. Deyan Sudjic, director of the London Design Museum, describes how the examination of design leads to interpretations of history and how Hans's designs are socially embedded. Bart Lootsma, professor of architectural theory at the University of Innsbruck, provides insights into the working attitude and methods of Hans, also in relation to other developments in Dutch design. A conversation between Ineke Hans and Oliver Stratford, editor in chief of Disegno Magazine, traces the influences and approaches of the designer.

    Copublished with Kunsthalle Wien

    • Paperback $28.00