ARTIST MONOGRAPH: ANTOINE AGUILAR
HOLIDAY ANNIVERSARY ISSUE:
AN INTERVIEW WITH GERMAINE GREER
New Zealand artist Matt Ellwood has taken an interview with Germain Greer and reprinted its original cover and content censoring the interview text as a limited edition artist book.
The Greer interview, originally published by Playboy magazine January issue summer of 1972, Ellwood's version available in an edition of 100 the non-expletive smart bits have been removed, what's left is an oddly clustered rant of swear words " fuck, fuck, cunt, bullshit, fucking etc", concrete poetry spread over twelve pages.
This striking artist book continues Ellwood's interest in ideologically satirical appropriations and incidental formalism.
Edition of 100
Format: 200 x 150 mm, CMYK
Features: 12 pages, 250 gsm matt marker pen on cover, text, gloss pages, signed and numbered
Only 30 available for purchase:
NEASDEN CONTROL CENTRE (UK)
Neasden Control Centre is a studio by illustrator / artist Stephen Smith. Stephen’s work spans illustration, typography, interior, motion and publishing.
NCC has published 4 monograph publications with Gestalten, Mu and Rojo as well as contributing to group publications most recently The Age of Collage Art, Contemporary Collage in Modern Art, Gestalten, 2013. Smith has exhibited site specific installations internationally including More with Less MU, Netherlands, 2010, Now Jump! at Nam June Paik Centre, South Korea, 2009 and Spank the Monkey Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, UK, 2006 where he was one of 3 UK artists selected alongside Banksy and David Shrigley.
NCC has been supported by the Arts Council of England and British Council Visual Artist Awards. Stephen was invited by Liam Young as artist in resident with the Unknown Fields Division (Architectural Association, London) on a field trip to Chernobyl, the Aral Sea and Baikonur Cosmodrome (Russian Space Centre). He has lectured and led workshops at Universities and Institutions widely including the Semi Permanent Conference and Cal Arts in Los Angeles.
Artist Zine by NCC / Stephen Smith
Edition of 20
Format: 210 x 150 mm
Features: 28 pages, colour paper, stickers, collage, illustrations, stapled bound
Signed and numbered by the artist
TRAUMA + ART:
SHARDS OF DELINEATING ABSENCE
Drawing a constellation across Art, Spirituality and Psychoanalysis, this concept publication seeks to identify a tendency towards a positive transcendence of human boundaries that employ rupture as its principle method.
Setting the pace with an introduction by the Australian poet Oliva Dimitrije Mitevski describing himself, "as a poverty idealising bohemian wannabe, which state of existence characterises his life to date".
The publication deploys self-awareness through themes of despair and longing with a hint of hope and humor, Mitevski brilliantly considers the artistic process as a secular attempt to comprehend the idea of 'absence'. The transformation of the original ' Shards of Delineating Absence' by Mitevski into a limited edition publication accompanied by a selection of artworks created by invited International artists that visually respond to Mitevski's original manuscript.
This edition includes essays "Delineating Absence" and "The Profane Opening Upon the Sacred" by Dr. Mike Watson.
Watson is an art theorist and curator based in Italy where he writes regularly for Frieze, Art Review and Radical Philosophy. He holds a PhD in Philosophy from Goldsmiths College and has curated for Nomas Foundation and at the 55th and 56th Venice Biennale. 'Towards a Conceptual Militancy' is the latest theory by Watson published by Zero Books.
Book design by Ben Gavin
Publisher: DIS-POSE. UK
Edition of 100
Format: Soft cover, 21 x 15 cm
Features: B+W, 152 pages including photography, original handwritten poetry and essays