Krist Gruijthuijsen

  • Nicholas Mangan

    Nicholas Mangan

    Limits to Growth

    Aileen Burns, Charlotte Day, Krist Gruijthuijsen, and Johan Lundh

    This publication accompanies Australian multidisciplinary artist Nicholas Mangan's survey exhibition “Limits to Growth.” The exhibition and book bring together four of Mangan's most significant works of the past seven years, alongside a new commission. The works in the show tackle narratives from his own geographical region—Asia Pacific, in which his home country of Australia plays a colonial role—and weaves them into a bigger picture to take into account the global economy, resource extraction, and the ultimate power of the sun. Featuring an in-depth series of conversations between the artist and the Barcelona-based curatorial collective Latitudes, and essays by Ana Teixeira Pinto and Helen Hughes, this publication is richly illustrated with documentation of Mangan's artworks and historical source material.

    Copublished with the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; and Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne

    Contributors Max Andrews and Mariana Cánepa Luna (Latitudes), Helen Hughes, Ana Teixeira Pinto

    • Paperback $36.00
  • Josef Bauer

    Josef Bauer

    Werke 1965–Heute / Works 1965–Today

    Krist Gruijthuijsen

    We rarely encounter letters or colors outside of their communicative or decorative functions. Yet detached from the flat surfaces they normally adorn, they become sculptural objects that collapse the divide between language and bodies.

    Works 1965–Today stems from a retrospective held at the Grazer Kunstverein showcasing Josef Bauer's experiments with language, color, and their spatial contexts nearly forty years after his last exhibition in Graz. His practice combines sculpture, installation, painting, and performance to disturb our perception of words and colors as mere “carriers” of meaning. By removing their two-dimensional context, letters become objects that communicate directly with our bodies in an unfiltered and urgent language called “tactile poetry.”

    In addition to over one hundred career-spanning works by Bauer, this volume brings together critical commentary from a variety of experts. In his introduction, Krist Gruijthuijsen illuminates Bauer's “tactile poetry” as a radical embodiment of '60s Concrete poetry. In an essay from 1974, Austrian philosopher Thomas Zaunschirm explores Bauer's formal bid to transcend the representational relation of language to images. Situating Bauer's practice in a historical context, Bettina Steinbrügge throws light on the reception and development of his works. The book also includes a unique visual rejoinder by artist Hans-Peter Feldmann. Works 1965–Today is a vital introduction to this—until now—underrepresented master of letters and their contours.

    Copublished with Grazer Kunstverein

    Contributors Hans-Peter Feldmann, Krist Gruijthuijsen, Bettina Steinbrügge, and Thomas Zaunschirm

    • Paperback $42.00
  • Lisa Oppenheim

    Lisa Oppenheim

    Works 2003–2013

    Florence Derieux, Krist Gruijthuijsen, and Bettina Steinbrügge

    Over the past decade, artist Lisa Oppenheim has steadily developed a unique body of work exploring the usage of (historical) imagery. Balanced between appropriation and reconstruction, her work relies on substitutions applied to photographic and filmic records through which the historical and the present are transmitted and constituted through a language of today. One could define her work as an archaeology of time and visual culture. By exposing, or even reexposing, archival material, Oppenheim bridges the past and the present by introducing new meaning to these historical images, often resulting in film and photographic projects.

    Works 2003–2013 is Lisa Oppenheim's first monographic publication and is copublished with Grazer Kunstverein, Kunstverein in Hamburg, and FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, on occasion of the artist's exhibition “From Abigail to Jacob (Works 2004–2014)” at Grazer Kunstverein.

    • Paperback $40.00