Michael Fliri – Replace Me as the Substitute

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Michael Fliri: Replace Me as the Substitute

Texts by Koen Leemans, Nicola Setari and Michele Horrigan

In his work Michael Fliri investigates concepts such as metamorphosis, mutation, disguise and transformation. That transition can be seen as a meeting between different worlds in which diametrically opposed notions and ideas appear to communicate effortlessly with one another: conscious/unconscious, light/dark, nature/culture, content/emptiness, appearing/disappearing. Body, landscape, a thought-out theme and imaginative metaphors together form a compelling whole. Central to his work seems to be the question of what it is that determines who and what we are. What is our identity? How do we form our image of ourselves? Are we really who we think we are? In Michael Fliri’s solo presentation Replace Me As The Substitute at De Garage, all facets of his work come together in a comprehensive show. Without wanting to expand to the proportions of a retrospective, the focus lies on a balanced and subtle dialogue, between works that at first sight perhaps look very different, but that more than ever allows the exceptional coherence in his work to come to the fore. The eponymous publication moreover offers an extended and enduring overview and underscores the international significance and the relevance of his artistic practice.

2017
English
120 pages
hardcover, 16 x 24 cm
ISBN 978-88-6749-307-4

Mousse Publishing

Rock, Paper Scissors: Positions in Play

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Edited by Hammad Nasar. Texts and contributions by Khalid Albudoor, Maisa Al Qassimi, Aisha Bilkhair, Reem Fadda, Ramin & Ronki Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian, Uzma Z. Rizvi, Michele Robecchi, Osman Samiuddin, Deepak Unnikrishnan, Murtaza Vali, and WTD Magazine.

2017
English
272 pages
Softcover, 17 x 23 cm
ISBN 9788867492756

The playground game of Rock, Paper, Scissors originated in China, was popularized by the Japanese, and can be seen on playgrounds everywhere. This book accompanies the exhibition at the National Pavilion of the United Arab Emirates at the 57th Venice Biennale, and explores the multifarious notions of time as a life practice, venturing beyond regimented definitions of art—seeping into cricket, music, folklore, heritage, and social clubs. The artists in “Rock, Paper, Scissors”—Nujoom Alghanem, Sara Al Haddad, Vikram Divecha, Ramin & Ronki Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian, Hind Mezaina, Deepak Unnikrishnan, WTD Magazine, Lantian Xie, Dr. Mohamed Yousif—enact a habitation of home through playful gestures and acts, in which bodies mark time and transform space.

Designed by Luke Gould and Joseph Pochodzaj

Mousse Publishing

Gianfranco Baruchello – Archive of Moving Images 1960-2016

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Gianfranco Baruchello: Archive of Moving Images 1960-2016

Alessandro Rabottini, Carla Subrizi, eds.
Texts by Gianfranco Baruchello, Massimiliano Gioni, Philippe-Alain Michaud, Alessandro Rabottini, Carla Subrizi, Daniela Zanoletti

2017
English / Italian
576 pages
Softcover, 17 x 24 cm
ISBN 9788867492480

The publication is the first comprehensive study of Baruchello’s relationship with the moving image from the sixties on. Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Gianfranco Baruchello: Cold Cinema. Film, video e opere 1960-1999, held at La Triennale di Milano in 2014 and 2015, the book opens with a densely packed montage of Baruchello’s own notes, images, and documents, presented by means of a medium dear to the artist, photocopies. An essay by Alessandro Rabottini takes us through the rooms of the exhibition at La Triennale di Milano, while a conversation between Baruchello and Massimiliano Gioni highlights some key aspects of his ideas about cinema. Carla Subrizi’s text winds its way through his entire production of films and videos, whereas an essay by Philippe-Alain Michaud examines some of the historical roots of Verifica incerta (1964-65). The heart of the publication catalogues the artist’s complete oeuvre, with a synopsis by Carla Subrizi of every single filmic work, a history of their screenings reconstructed by Daniela Zanoletti, and a selection of stills. The book ends with a critical anthology of texts that Baruchello has written during the course of his career. This section, which is edited by Carla Subrizi, is accompanied by an ample bibliography.

Mousse Publishing

Philippe Parreno: H {N)Y P N(Y} OSIS / HYPOTHESIS

Philippe Parreno: H {N)Y P N(Y} OSIS / HYPOTHESIS
Andrea Lissoni. ed.
Texts by Cyril Béghin, Andrea Lissoni, Molly Nesbit, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Brian O’Doherty, Philippe Parreno, Adam Thirlwell

2017
364 pages
English
Hardcover, 17 x 24 cm
ISBN 9788867492251

“The exhibition is conceived as a scripted space, like an automaton, producing different temporalities, a rhythm, an itinerary, and a duration. The visitor is guided through the spaces by the appearance and orchestration of sounds and images… a mental choreography.” – Philippe Parreno

Philippe Parreno is interested more in the dynamics of how a work of art is shown to the public than in its actual production, and in his films, installations, performances and texts, he subverts the codes normally applied to exhibition spaces. He places the construction of the exhibition at the heart of his process, approaching it through different formats and redefining the exhibition experience as a coherent object rather than as a collection of individual works.

Produced in conjunction with the H {N)Y P N(Y} OSIS exhibition – curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Alex Poots, with consulting curator Tom Eccles, in the spaces of the Park Avenue Armory in New York – and with Hypothesis – curated by Andrea Lissoni at Pirelli HangarBicocca in Milan – this monograph offers a rich critical overview of his work, with essays by Cyril Béghin, Molly Nesbit, Brian O’Doherty and Adam Thirlwell, and two interviews with Hans Ulrich Obrist and Andrea Lissoni. It is thus an invaluable research tool for studying one of the most influential and charismatic figures on the contemporary art scene.

Mousse Publishing

Walter Leblanc – Sensorial Geometries / Geometrie Sensoriali

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Edited by Francesca Pola
Text by Francesca Pola

2017
64 pages
English / Italian
Softcover, 21 x 29,7 cm
ISBN 9788867492855

The Belgian artist Walter Leblanc (1932-1986) was an outstanding figure in post-World War II European art, whose importance is drawing international attention. This exhibition at Cortesi Gallery (London, 1 June – 21 July 2017), curated by Francesca Pola and realized in collaboration with the Walter and Nicole Leblanc Foundation of Brussels, brings together pivotal examples of his work from the 1950s to the 1970s, presenting the significant periods of his creative activity.
This fully illustrated catalogue includes an essay by Francesca Pola, images of all of the works exhibited, installation views of the exhibition, and a bio-bibliographical appendix. Based on extensive archival and iconographic research, it offers a more complete understanding and further international studies of Leblanc’s work.

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The Artist as Curator – An Anthology

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Edited by Elena Filipovic
Texts by Alexander Alberro, Monica Amor and Carlos Basualdo, Biljana Ciric, Ekaterina Degot, Elena Filipovic, Claire Grace, Anthony Huberman, Dean Inkster, Alhena Katsof, William Krieger, Elisabeth Lebovici, Ana Longoni, James Meyer, Isabelle Moffat, Nina Möntmann, Natalie Musteata, Sandra Skurvida, Dirk Snauwaert, Lucy Steeds, Monika Szewczyk, and Kaelen Wilson-Goldie
Afterword by Hans Ulrich Obrist

2017
English
416 pages
softcover, 21 x 28 cm
ISBN 9783960981787

This is an anthology of essays that first appeared in The Artist as Curator, a series that occupied eleven issues of Mousse from no. 41 (December 2013/January 2014) to no. 51 (December 2015/January 2016). It set out to examine what was then a profoundly influential but still under-studied phenomenon, a history that had yet to be written: the fundamental role artists have played as curators. Taking that ontologically ambiguous thing we call “the exhibition” as a critical medium, artists have often radically rethought conventional forms of exhibition making. This anthology surveys seminal examples of such exhibitions from the postwar to the present, including rare documents and illustrations.

It includes an introduction and the twenty essays that first appeared in Mousse, a newly commissioned afterword by Hans Ulrich Obrist, and two additional essays that appear here for the first time, discussing twenty-two exhibitions by the Avant-Garde Argentinian Visual Artists Group; Mel Bochner; Marcel Broodthaers; Hank Bull, Shen Fan, Zhou Tiehai, Shi Yong, and Ding Yi; John Cage; Judy Chicago, Miriam Schapiro, and the CalArts Feminist Art Program; Collaborative Projects Inc. (Colab); Alice Creischer, Andreas Siekmann, and Max Jorge Hinderer; Liam Gillick and Philippe Parreno; Group Material; Richard Hamilton and Victor Pasmore; David Hammons; Martin Kippenberger; Mark Leckey; Goshka Macuga; Lucy McKenzie and Paulina Ołowska; Hélio Oiticica; Walid Raad and Akram Zaatari; Martha Rosler; Avdey Ter-Oganyan; Philippe Thomas; and Andy Warhol.

Co-published with Koenig Books, London

Mousse Publishing

Ben Rivers – Ways of Worldmaking

Ben Rivers: Ways of Worldmaking
Bettina Steinbrügge, ed.
Texts by Renee Gladman, Melissa Gronlund, Ed Halter, Andrea Picard, et al.

Ways of Worldmaking is the first comprehensive monograph on British experimental filmmaker Ben Rivers (born 1972). In recent years, Rivers has been celebrated as one of the most important experimental filmmakers of his generation. The series of exhibitions collected in this book explore the diversity and breadth of his work. Often following people who have in some way separated themselves from society, the raw film footage provides Rivers with a starting point for creating oblique narratives imagining alternative existences in marginal worlds.
This publication has been published thanks to the support of four museum institutions – Camden Arts Centre, London; Kunstverein in Hamburg; The Renaissance Society, Chicago; and La Triennale di Milano – who all have presented (or will be presenting) solo exhibition dedicated to Rivers’s practice.

2016
224 pages
English
Softcover, 17 x 24 cm
ISBN 9788867492480

Mousse Publishing

Moving Tales – Video Works from La Gaia Collection

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Moving Tales: Video Works from La Gaia Collection
Eva Brioschi, ed.
Texts by Eva Brioschi and Lorand Hegyi

This book follows an exhibition curated by Eva Brioschi of video works by thirty artists spanning three generations: Marina Abramović, Bas Jan Ader, Victor Alimpiev, Pierre Bismuth, Candice Breitz, Mircea Cantor, Chen Chieh-jen, Rä Di Martino, Regina José Galindo, Ugo Giletta, Douglas Gordon, Ion Grigorescu, Gary Hill, María Teresa Hincapié, Jonathan Horowitz, Alfredo Jaar, Joan Jonas, William E. Jones, William Kentridge, Anna Maria Maiolino, Ana Mendieta, Marzia Migliora, Adrian Paci, Ene-Liis Semper, Santiago Sierra, Rosemarie Trockel, VALIE EXPORT, Bill Viola, Ryszard Wasko, Jordan Wolfson. In the summer of 2016, these works, a selection of the video holdings of the La Gaia collection, resonated in the austere interiors of a former gothic church in Cuneo, Italy. This volume contains documentation of the exhibition, individual presentations of each work, and essay by Lorand Hegyi which addresses some of the early, seminal forms of video practices.

2016
264 pages
English / Italian
Flexi cover, 13.5 x 20.5 cm
ISBN 9788867492374

Mousse Publishing

David Maljković – A Retrospective by Appointment

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A Retrospective by Appointment
David Maljković

David Maljković’s A Retrospective by Appointment (2015) defied expectations, problematizing the genre of the retrospective. Taking place across three different exhibition spaces in Zagreb—the artist’s studio, Gallery Nova, and the Gallery of Croatian Designers’ Association—it avoided the usual approach of showing the development of the artist’s “style” over time, and instead treated the exhibits in a nonhierarchical way. Maljković’s key concerns and methods—individual and collective relationships, the complexities of time, collagist approaches, self-referentiality and referencing the work of other artists, the use of earlier works and exhibition displays as material, art’s autonomy, and the nature of the gaze—were all carefully choreographed in installations that treated major works, early student sketches, and film props equally. Unexpected, poetic, and sometimes humorous situations created the cumulative effect of throwing visitors off balance. The book follows the experimental format of the exhibition, and is conceived as an ironic deconstruction of retrospective format, as well as a critical intervention into the institutional landscape in Zagreb.

2016
208 pages
English/Croatian
Softcover, 16 x 22 cm
ISBN 9788867492503

Mousse Publishing

Future Histories — Mark Dion and Arseny Zhilyaev

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Future Histories: Mark Dion and Arseny Zhilyaev

Texts by Magnus af Petersens and Zian Chen

The book Future Histories: Mark Dion and Arseny Zhilyaev follows the Future Histories exhibition curated by Magnus af Petersens at Casa dei Tre Oci in Venice in 2015. Taking the traditional museum practices of collecting and taxonomic display as their starting point, the artists Mark Dion and Arseny Zhilyaev created a Wunderkammer and an imaginary future museum. United by a flair for speculation and a talent for combining the critical with the playful, the artists transformed the historic palazzo into a dynamic and immersive environment, opening a dialogue between two different approaches—Dion’s reaching back through time, and Zhilyaev’s projecting into the future. Dion staged pre-Enlightenment cabinets of curiosities, which held collections of both specimens from nature and artifacts from various cultures, which meant removing objects from their natural environments and placing them in artificial isolation; this legacy is still at the core of much museum practice. Zhilyaev investigated, from a future perspective, the ambivalent role of the museum in the formation of our ideas about the world and life under contemporary political and economic conditions.

2016

184 pages

English

Softcover, 12 x 18 cm

ISBN 9788867492152

Mousse Publishing

Valeska Soares

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Valeska Soares
Text by Jens Hoffmann. Conversation between Valeska Soares and Kelly Taxter

This first comprehensive monograph details over ten years of work by Brazilian, New York-based artist, Valeska Soares (b. 1957, Belo Horizonte). This profusely illustrated volume provides an immersion into the highly diverse practice of the artist. An essay by Jens Hoffmann and a conversation between the artist and Kelly Taxter discuss her often challenging installations, wall works, and environments. Soares employs objects as metaphors, revealing an acute interest in the many ways the subjective perception of time and the power of language affect people’s appreciation of things, change, process, span, movement — of the very experience of being alive.
Co-published with Editora Cobogò.

2016
208 pages
Hardcover, 24.5 x 33 cm
English / Portuguese
ISBN 9788867492299

Mousse Publishing

Gonçalo Pena – Unfinished Mandarin

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Gonçalo Pena – Unfinished Mandarin

João Maria Gusmão, Pedro Paiva, eds.

Essays by João Maria Gusmão, Chris Fitzpatrick, Pedro Paiva, Post Brothers

Since 1993, Gonçalo Pena (b. 1967) has created a vast collection of drawings, with a mesh of cross-references and suppositions that all revolve around the human figure.
Within this immense collection, religion, history and ancient mythology are intertwined with political philosophy and social issues, creating an authentic cultural conundrum of references hidden behind each image.

Published on the occasion of his exhibition – “Unfinished Mandarin” – at Kunstverein München, this book is the second volume dedicated to Pena’s oeuvre. With a collection of drawings selected by the duo of artists-turned-editors João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva, the publication also contains essays by João Maria Gusmão, Chris Fitzpatrick, Pedro Paiva, and Post Brothers.

2016
384 pages
English / Portuguese
Softcover, 16.5 x 22.4 cm
ISBN 9783161484100

Mousse Publishing

Dawn Mission – Katja Novitskova

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Dawn Mission
Bettina Steinbrügge ed.
Texts by by Lucy Chinen, Nora N. Khan, Venus Lau, Katja Novitskova, Tobias Peper, Bettina Steinbrügge, Agatha Wara

For her works, Katja Novitskova adapts images from online sources, referring to realities that lie beyond the capacities of the human eye but have long entered our lives as visual artifacts. Today, almost all aspects of human (and increasingly nonhuman) lives are registered or modeled by software on an environmental scale. Data collection and processing have transcended the limits of our planet and become the primary tools for navigating Earth and beyond. The artist book Dawn Mission explores this radically new articulation of the role of the image and how constant mediation gains an ecological dimension.

Published in conjunction with the exhibition Katja Novitskova – Dawn Mission at Kunstverein in Hamburg. April 23–July 3, 2016.

2016
226 pages
English/ German
Softcover, 19x27cm
ISBN 9788867492282

Mousse Publishing

Ulla Von Brandenburg – It Has a Golden Yellow Sun and an Elderly Grey Moon

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Ulla Von Brandenburg
It Has a Golden Yellow Sun and an Elderly Grey Moon
Alexandra Baudelot, ed.
Texts by Alexandra Baudelot, Jeremy Lecomte, Mathieu Doze, Jacinto Lageira, Ida Soulard, Susanne Müller

It Has a Golden Sun and an Elderly Grey Moon is the title not only of Ulla von Brandenburg’s new film, but also this publication, created as part monograph, part artist book. This allegorical phrase resonates as an invitation from the artist, beckoning us to circulate within the prelude-spaces offered by the practice of sacred and animist rituals, and within the contemporary space of forms of artistic representation such as theatre, dance and performance. This book’s design reflects and resonates with that of the film, unfolding five of the film’s themes which are also recurrent in the artist’s broader work: color, ritual, movement, stairs, and textiles. Designed by Jean-Claude Chianale.

2016
210 pages
English / French
Hardcover, 24.5 x 29 cm
ISBN 9788867491995

Mousse Publishing

Lara Favaretto – Ageing Process

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Lara Favaretto
Ageing Process
Edited by Lara Favaretto.
Texts by Anthony Huberman, Brian Kuan Wood, Dieter Roelstraete, Jörg Heiser, Joshua Simon, Jalal Toufic, Lisa Le Feuvre, Martin Herbert, Markus Miessen, Daniel McClean, Peter Eleey, Francesco Manacorda

Ageing Process, the first monograph entirely dedicated to Lara Favaretto co-published with Sternberg Press, documents the artist’s career from her earliest works of the 1990s to her most recent installations, presented in the 2015 exhibition “Good Luck!” at MAXXI. Structured like a sort of manual, this volume accompanies the entries on her works with essays by critics and experts from various disciplines, who tackle themes complementary but not directly connected to the artist’s practice. As Favaretto, who edited the book, explains, “I decided not to follow any chronological or alphabetical order, but to instead suggest a unified discourse by making the reading experience flow as smoothly as possible, following an underground web of references between the texts that would elude any scansion dictated by the sequence of dates or letters.”

2016
344 pages
English
Softcover, 16,5 x 23,5 cm

Mousse Publishing

Oliver Osborne – European Paintings

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Oliver Osborne
European Paintings
Texts by Terry R. Myers and Nicholas Hatful

Oliver Osborne is not the first painter to make pretty choice paintings that are about choice, or, better yet, about doing something about choice itself: something critical yet open, timely yet mindful of history. The categories in which his paintings could be situated remain well-placed themselves not because they have been kept in their place as dogma but rather because many artists have worked hard to resist those aspects of choice that have too often and too easily become limiting, if not exclusionary and reactionary. Abstract, representational, high, low, painting, picture, even colour and line are less likely than maybe ever to fit into any construct of either/or. Not that long ago any hint of such a resistance to definition was usually taken as evidence of a lack of commitment or conviction, a verdict rendered more often than not on the basis of modernist doctrine.

Now, of course, new painters are emerging after postmodernism has moved from theory to doctrine itself, and, to my eyes (and ears), it’s clear that another paradigm is emerging, one that pushes against not only the either/or but also any continuation of the ‘death of painting’ narrative. It seems to me that that story now seems to many of these emerging painters as having been exhausted by those of us who lived through a parent-child relationship with both modernism and postmodernism that was (and may still be) ambivalent. There have been, fortunately, some agile and reliable ‘runaways’ such as Laura Owens, who, as demonstrated in a recent interview, is very much on point about what the death of painting wasn’t able to extinguish: ‘painting does things , and why wouldn’t you use all the things it does?’

This is the attitude adjustment that emerging painters such as Oliver Osborne have taken on and then intensified to up their game. Well versed in crucial aspects of image culture (its production and analysis), and with an anything-but-lacking desire for the material conditions of making and, yes, the dexterity of both hand and brain, Osborne has already established in his work that the long-standing ways and means of painting (long, long before modernism) are not all that played out after all.

2016
160 pages
English
Softcover, 21 x 29,7 cm

Mousse Publishing

Agnes Denes – Work 1969 – 2013

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Agnes Denes
Work 1969 – 2013

The reference monograph on the work of artist Agnes Denes, this profusely illustrated book aslo gathers an extensive selection of the artist’s texts and manifestos. Born in 1938 in Budapest, Denes lived in Stockholm from the age of nine, before spending her teenage years, from 1954 on, in New York, where she still lives and works today. Since the late 1960s, Agnes Denes has combined a conceptual approach to drawing and printmaking with interventions in the natural and urban environment, which were altogether pioneering in terms of her ecological origins and scope. “Although I deal with difficult concepts, my work remains visual. The process of ‘visualization’ is double important since aspects of the work explore invisible systems, underlying structures, and patterns inherent in our existence,” Denes said in 1978. This catalogue provides incontrovertible evidence to the statement.

2016
260 pages
English/French
Softcover, 24 x 32 cm
ISBN 978886749-163-6

Mousse Publishing

Judith Bernstein – Rising

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Judith Bernstein
Rising
Texts by Maurizio Cattelan, Johanna Fateman, and Thomas Micchelli

This publication is the first major catalogue of the work of feminist artist Judith Bernstein, and was created in conjunction with the artist’s retrospective at Kunsthall Stavanger, Norway in 2016. A former Guerilla Girl and founding member of A.I.R Gallery, New York, Bernstein has worked consistently for over five decades despite censorship and periods of art world neglect. Titled Judith Bernstein Rising, the catalogue serves as the first publication to contextualize Bernstein’s vast oeuvre within the history of art, feminism, and the American socio-political climate of the late-20th century. The catalogue presents a variety of archival images tracing the artist’s fifty-year career from the 1960s through the present day, as well as installation images from the exhibition at Kunsthall Stavanger, and commissioned texts from artist and writer Thomas Micchelli, and Le Tigre band member and writer Johanna Fateman, as well as an interview by artist Maurizio Catalan.

2016
192 pages
English
Softcover, 23 x 30 cm

Mousse Publishing

Francesco Vezzosi – Museo Museion

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Francesco Vezzoli
Museo Museion
Letizia Ragaglia, ed.
Essays by Dieter Roelstraete, Anna Coliva, and Letizia Ragaglia. With an conversation between Cristiana Perrella and Francesco Vezzoli, and a contribution by Cerith Wyn Evans.

Accompanying the projects grouped under the same title at Museion in Bolzano, Museo Museion is designed like a fictitious old guide to a museum of peculiar, striking juxtapositions: between what is ancient and what is newly added, and between what is real and what is illusionary. Here, for the first time, Vezzoli plays both artist and curator. In his sculptural works, placed on the top floor along a long podium like a silent, mocking regiment—and scattered through the book as plates, glued to the pages—the artist “embraces the risk of tampering with historic artworks” by adding new features to mutilated originals. The resulting paradoxes look outlandish, but are indeed only the latest example of what has long been a defining aspect of Western art and culture: how it deals with antiquities. Meanwhile, on the floors below, Vezzoli-as-curator selected a significant sample of the museum’s collection, grouped it according to theme and genre, and reframed it, both literally and conceptually: works by Lucio Fontana, Nan Goldin, Carla Accardi, and others are bordered by trompe l’œil reproductions of the frames from key paintings by Bronzino, Raphael, Ingres, etc.—to intriguing effect. All of these pairings are illustrated and annotated in the book.

2016
220 pages
English/Italian/German
Hardcover, 17.5x 22.5 cm

Mousse Publishing

Fredrik Værslev – Reality Bites

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Mousse Publishing

Patrick Staff – The Foundation

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Patrick Staff: The Foundation
Mousse Publishing

Giorgio Griffa – Works 1965–2015

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Giorgio Griffa
Works 1965–2015
Mousse Publishing

Fluxbooks

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Fluxbooks
Giorgio Maffei, Patrizio Peterlini, eds.
Texts by Giorgio Maffei, Patrizio Peterlini, Harry Ruhé, Angela Vertesse
Mousse Publishing

Ennesima – An Exhibition of Seven Exhibitions on Italian Art

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Sasquatch Century – Torbjørn Rødland

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Torbjørn Rødland: Sasquatch Century from Mousse Publishing

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