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Koenig Books (Firm)

Works: 9 works in 13 publications in 2 languages and 624 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Photobooks  Essays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Illustrated works 
Roles: Publisher
Classifications: N6537.G628, 709.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Koenig Books (Firm)
Felix Gonzalez-Torres : specific objects without specific form by Félix González-Torres( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes both rarely seen and more known paintings, sculptures, photographic works, and public projects, reflecting the full scope of Gonzalez-Torres' short but prolific career and drawn from the Estate of Felix Gonzalez-Torres as well as public and private collections throughout the United States and Europe, this groundbreaking publication proposes an experimental form that is indebted to the artist's own radical conception of the artwork
Introducing Tony Conrad : a retrospective by Tony Conrad( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Throughout his six-decade career, Tony Conrad (American, 1940-2016) forged a unique path through numerous artistic movements, from Fluxus and minimalism to the Pictures Generation and beyond. Best known for his pioneering contributions to minimal music and structural film in the 1960s, he also helped define a vast range of culture, including rock music and public television. This catalogue accompanies the first museum survey dedicated to works Conrad presented in museum and gallery settings, part of an ongoing reappraisal of his creative achievement. Inspired by the spoken, written, and performed introductions he regularly used to help frame screenings and presentations of his works, it reveals an unparalleled innovator in painting, sculpture, film, video, performance, and installation, tenaciously working to undermine the boundaries between artistic categories. Offering an in-depth introduction to Conrad's life and career, this richly illustrated volume highlights selected works dated from 1966 to 2016, including his early films; the 'Yellow Movies' and related projects in which he pickled, deep-fried, and otherwise treated film as a sculptural and performative material; his improvised sound sculptures, the 'Invented Acoustical Tools'' his ambitious films about power relations in the army and in prisons; his wide-ranging video art practice; and his many sculptures and installations that evoke and critique what he perceived as an emerging culture of surveillance, control, and containment. Nearly twenty writings by Conrade himself, some previously unpublished, are presented alongside new contributions by Rachel Adams, Vera Alemani, Cathleen Chaffee, Constance DeJong, Diedrich Diederichsen, Anthony Elms, David Grubbs, Henriette Huldisch, Branden W. Joseph, Andrew Lampert, Christopher Müller, Annie Ochmanek, Tony Oursler, Tina Rivers Ryan, Jay Sanders, Paige Sarlin, and Christopher Williams, and additional texts and interviews by Frederick Eberstadt, Isabel Eberstadt, Tyler Hubby, Mike Kelley, Gareth Long, Toby Mussman, and Cathleen Steffan. An extensive back matter section includes a chronology of Conrad's life and selected exhibition history, filmography, videography, and bibliography."
Raoul Hausmann : photographs 1927-1936 by Raoul Hausmann( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raoul Hausmann is remembered primarily for the central role he played in Berlin Dada with his assemblages, photomontages, and optophonetic poems, yet the vicissitudes of history caused his photography, an essential facet of his oeuvre, to be cast almost entirely into the shade. From 1927 on, Hausmann became an avid and restless photographer in Germany, in particular during his stays at the North Sea and Baltic coasts. While in exile in Ibiza after the Nazis came to power, he took an interest in the local populace and vernacular architecture, before emigrating again in 1936. During this intense decade, he reflected extensively on photography, developing a highly individual practice in the medium, simultaneously documentary and lyrical. This book reveals Hausmann's interwar photographic work in its entirety, and presents a detailed time line of his life. Exhibition: Centre d'art Éditeur, Cherbourg-en Cotentin, France (24.09.2017- 14.01.2018) / Jeu de Paume, Paris, France (06.02. - 20.05.2018)
Rineke Dijkstra : the Louisiana book by Rineke Dijkstra( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In her large photographs and films, Dutch artist Rineke Dijkstra manages to capture people who have stopped somewhere - in a park, on a beach, at a party, in life - so that they are present to an astonishing degree, right there in that very moment. The artist is typically interested in transitions, the stages of life when we are on the way to becoming ourselves plus something else. Adolescents who stand somewhat insecure in swimsuits on the beach. The dancer who is fully immersed in music at a club. The young person who has put on a military uniform. The woman who has just given birth. . . Exhibition: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark (21.09.-30.12.2017) / De Pont Museum, Tilburg, The Netherlands (10.03.-22.07.2018)
Julian Rosefeldt : manifesto : a film installation in twelve scenes by Julian Rosefeldt( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The thirteen-part film installation "Manifesto", produced by film and video artist Julian Rosefeldt is an homage to the explosive poetic power of key artist manifestos from the last hundred years. Australian actor Cate Blanchett plays thirteen different characters who navigate everyday situations. In takingon these personas, Blanchett lends a voice to a varietyof manifestos written by visual artists, poets, architects, performers and filmmakers. The rebellious texts by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, André Breton, Tristan Tzara, Kazimir Malevich, Sol LeWitt, Claes Oldenburg, George Maciunas, Lebbeus Woods, Yvonne Rainer, Guy Debord, Jim Jarmusch and many others are arranged in new text collages, forming unexpected dialogues with each other. Rosefeldt's installation poses the question of the extent to which these manifestos, written in a spirit of dissent in the societies of their time, are still relevant today. In "Manifesto", Julian Rosefeldt's complex visual worlds, Cate Blanchett's versatility as an actor and the expressive force of the texts themselves merge to create a multi-layered work of art."--Publisher description
Wael Shawky : Al Araba Al Madfuna by Wael Shawky( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emissaries guide to worlding : how to navigate the unnatural art of creating an infinite game by choosing a present, storytelling its past, simulating its futures, and nurturing its changes by Ian Cheng( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Emissaries (2015-2017) is a trilogy of simulations about cognitive evolution, past and future, and the ecological conditions that shape it. Each simulation is centred on the life of an emissary who is caught between unravelling old realities and emerging weird ones. For artist Ian Cheng, the making of Emissaries became a lesson in Worlding--the unnatural art of creating an infinite game by choosing a present, storytelling its past, simulating its futures, and nurturing its changes. This book is for anyone interested in bridging the complexity of Worlding with the finitude of human psychology. Reflecting on his experience making Emissaries, Cheng derives practical methods for seeing and making Worlds as a whole-brain activity. To produce a World, one must summon the artistic masks who already live within us but rarely get to exercise their power. We will get to know the masks of the Director, the Cartoonist, the Hacker, and the Emissary to the World. As we enter into a strange transitional era, Worlding becomes a vital practice to help us navigate darkness, maintain agency despite indeterminacy, and appreciate the multitude of Worlds we can choose to live in. Whether you are creating art, games, institutions, religions, or life itself: WORLD TO LIVE!" --back cover
A good neighbour : 15th Istanbul Biennial : 16.09.17 - 12.11.17 = Iyi bir komşu : 15. İstanbul Bienali : 16.09.17 - 12.11.17 by İstanbul Bienali( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Biennial curated by Elmgreen & Dragset (16.09.17 - 12.11.17) was located in the heart of Istanbul and brought together artworks by 56 artists from 32 countries. A book about the exhibition is supplemented by a story book gathering together a wide variety of personal stories and memories about homes, belonging, neighbors and neighborhoods
KVT aktuell by Koenig Books (Firm)( )

in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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