The Assistants explores the transitive potential of art, including how artworks can take on attendant guises and play assisting roles, serving as custodians of memory while also producing resistant gestures and deviant substitutions. The exhibition features new works developed specifically for this context, including several by artists who will be seen in Los Angeles for the first time, as well as a number of postwar works of historical importance that help give contour to its field of inquiry.
Simone, co-curated by Invernomuto and Xing, represents an initial stop on a tour that began with the exhibition of the same name by Invernomuto at the Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea of Ferrara, for Art Fall 2011.
Through a long conversation with Xing to analyze and narrate different cycles of work produced by the duo, Simone retraces almost ten years of research of Invernomuto. The book, neither an artist’s book nor a traditional catalogue, is a voyage through imagery extending from visual art to music, crossing the widest range of sources and their recombination in the dense imaginary of the artists.
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On Saturday 2 June, from 5pm – coinciding with the opening days of Manifesta 9 – Latitudes will launch the publication “Amikejo” at the border marker which represents the apex of the former Neutral Moresnet-Amikejo at Vaalserberg. This tripoint (drielandenpunt) that joins the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, was once a four-border-point before Neutral Moresnet was absorbed in Belgium.
Mousse is happy to announce the launch of Matthew Brannon’s monograph Hyena’s Are… at Casey Kaplan, New York, on Saturday, December 10.
Coinciding with his first solo exhibition with the gallery, “Gentleman’s Relish”, this compact volume, published by Mousse, traverses Brannon’s entire oeuvre and includes an intricate and illuminating essay by Jan Tumlir. Accompanied by a vast selection of image reproductions of artworks and references, Tumlir’s chapters provide a deeper understanding of the complexity of Brannon’s work and practice to date.
The first exhibition by Brannon with Casey Kaplan is structured as three separate locales within the three rooms of the gallery. Sculptural doors with hand-painted signage written backwards: “Adult’s Only,” “Powder Room,” and “Police Station” displace the viewer into a fictitious world. Silkscreen and letterpress text-based prints, labeled “Act I”, “Act II”, and “Act III”, imply events that may yet happen or have already occurred.
For Artissima 18, Mousse is happy to present an exhibition of artist books and ephemera by Allan Kaprow.
“Artists’ books, which have testified to the complex relationship between figurative art and publishing ever since the historical avant-gardes, characterized much of the experimentation that took place in the ’60s and ’70s. In that chapter of history, they claimed the status of artworks, bringing to bear all the tools – writing, drawing, photography – capable of serving a form of expression based on conceptual thinking, elemental signs, narrative and action. In that period, Allan Kaprow (1927–2006), taking a seemingly contradictory approach, repeatedly downgraded his books from the loftier category of art objects to that of tools aiding his main activity as a constructor of Happenings. In other words, he created a direct link between his events and books.”
Please join us at the 2011 New York Art Book Fair
September 30 – October 2, 2011
Preview: Thursday, Sept. 29, 6–9 p.m.
You will find us at 3rd floor, T10.
We will be presenting brand new and recent publications, and the new issue of Mousse.
We very much look forward to meeting you at the P.S.1!
This year’s edition of abc art berlin contemporary is themed about painting and takes place in Berlin from September 7th to the 11th. The show will feature some 130 artists represented by 125 international galleries. Conceived as a showcase of contemporary painting, the exhibition will also feature installations, works on paper, video, photography and sculpture which deal thematically with painting as a medium.
For this year’s edition Mousse Publishing has published the abc exhibition catalogue distributed as of 7 September and on sale at the fair or directly through moussepublishing.com
Designed with a hybrid format – a cross between a magazine, essay and novel – the abc catalogue will be a valuable guide for visitors but also an instrument to find and collect information for those who want to investigate painting and its influence on today’s world.
The publication for the LUMA Award 2011, designed with Liam Gillick, documents the work of fifteen artists, all working with the image and the archive, selected by Tom Eccles, Liam Gillick, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Philippe Parreno, and Beatrix Ruf.
The fourth installment of “Ten Fundamental Questions of Curating” looks for an answer to the question “Why Mediate Art?”. Maria Lind examines the seeming paradoxes that revolve around art institutions: an overabundance of traditional educational activities, aimed at engaging an ever broader public; marketing departments and press offices that take on a strategic role; curators who have no real interest in making their project known outside the professional sphere. The Swedish curator explains the importance of weaving connections between works, curatorial projects and the public, for a new kind of artistic “mediation”.
Now in its third year, PA/PER VIEW Art book fair will present 33 of the globe’s leading artist book publishers. This convergence of reputable and exciting initiatives will take place in the mezzanine of Wiels from 6pm Thursday 31st March until 6pm Sunday 3rd April 2011. Leave your laptop behind and come and browse amongst the finest titles of these consistent players of the printed word and image.
Independent strives to reexamine traditional art fair models and methods of presentation, in response to the changing attitudes and growing challenges for artists, galleries, non-profits, curators and collectors as the experience of viewing and interacting with contemporary art in a group context.
Mousse will borrow crates from some participating galleries to present a temporary library of its printed production, representing the origins, motifs and relations which determine the birth and the forms of a catalogue of books.
Mousse has also published the catalogue of Independent. Independent: A Catalogue of Advertisements is an exercise in straightforwardness. Advertising is of large importance to a gallery (or art venue), arguably the most daring and tricky way of projecting the aims and goals behind its existence in the contemporary landscape. Edited by Esperenza Rosales, and printed in 400 copies, Independent: A Catalogue of Advertisements is a collection of specially commissioned ads by participating galleries, a flattened composite of their programs and activities.
“Ritorno al Futuro” (Back to the Future) is a publication documenting Alessandro Ceresoli’s stay in Asmara, Eritrea, an experience that he later translated into a series of drawings and sculptures presented at Galleria Francesca Minini in Milan. The project—which took two years to complete, due to the difficulty of exporting works produced with local artisans—is illustrated through a series of photographs that the artist took in the teeming African capital, from the first stages of production all the way to the sculptures’ arrival in Europe.
What does it mean to be both a painter and a sculptor in their most traditional guises, as well as an artist tied to transcribing reality at a moment in which the production and distribution of images has become so immediate and so intimately bound up with the way we live through our daily lives?
From the essay by Andrew Bonacina
The book, designed in close collaboration with the artist, is published to coincide with Daniel Sinsel’s first solo exhibition at Chisenhale Gallery, London, the first in a public institution. Produced by Mousse in association with Sadie Coles HQ, London, and with support from The Breeder, Athens, Office Baroque, Antwerp, and Galerie Micky Schubert, Berlin.
Book Launch Tuesday 1 March, 7 pm
Nicholas Cullinan, Curator of International Modern Art at Tate Modern, leads a tour of the exhibition.
This event is followed by a reception in the studio to celebrate the launch of the new monograph.
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For his first solo exhibition at a Swiss institution, Navid Nuur created a ‘parallel’ world in the Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, showing its innumerable possibilities for the generation of poetic moments with everyday materials. Our various senses, as well as other forms of perception such as reading and walking, play an important role in the reception of his works. “Post parallelism” is conceived as a system which generates internal references and itself becomes content. Full of small humorous gestures on the one hand and spectacular expansive installations on the other, this exhibition will remain in the memory of the visitors as a unique experience.
We are delighted to invite you to an exhibit of our printed production on Saturday the 19th of February 2011, from 6.00 pm, at Torpedo Bookshop / Torpedo Press, Trelastgata 3, Oslo, Norway.
In this occasione Mousse will present its printed production in a temporary library, a display that will aim at representing the origins, motifs and relations which determine the birth and the forms of a catalogue of books.
On the same night, a concert by Dan-Ola Persson, Music for the Videos of Lars Laumann, from 8 pm.