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JANNIS KOUNELLIS
Kounellis


A pocket-size book dedicated to Jannis Kounellis’ involvement with theatre, in a never-before published text and a series of drawings by the prominent Arte Povera artist on the subject. Wrapped in thin wire, Kounellis is part of a series of small books edited by Alessandro Cucchi.

Here Jannis Kounellis speaks about his work within the theatre; about his radical vision from his point of view as an artist, “a person who frees things.” In this monologue, an excerpt from a conversation with Flaminia Bulla, the artist reveals his sensual relationship with dramaturgy, and the necessity he felt to aggressively attack the limits of the bourgeois play. Kounellis’ words are accompanied by a selection of drawings—both published and unpublished—from his repertoire, which are presented in the form of instinctive, blunt sketches.

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LUDOVICA CARBOTTA
The Shotgun, the Invisible Rail, and the Spectacled Tyrant


In a junction of artist’s book, illustrated sci-fi story, and a glossary of sculptural objects Ludovica Carbotta explores the concept of “fictional site-specificity” through different media, authorships, and descriptive strategies: a site-oriented practice that considers imaginary places, or real places within fictional contexts, to recover the role of imagination in the process of constructing knowledge.

The Shotgun, the Invisible Rail, and the Spectacled Tyrant

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MARCO FEDELE DI CATRANO, VITALY PATSYUKOV
Portrait of Jennie


Most of the time the images caught out of the corner of our eye are the realest to us: Portrait of Jennie is an artist book that investigates the transformation of the image within time and space, determined by our visions and projections, influenced by our needs and desires, in private and social contexts.

Taking its title from a novel by the American author Robert Nathan – in which the main character, an artist, faces the impossibility of drawing a portrait of a young girl due to her death – 

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MARIE REBECCHI, ELENA VOGMAN, TILL GATHMANN
Sergei Eisenstein and the Anthropology of Rhythm


The unfinished works of Sergei Eisenstein are traversed by aesthetic, anthropological, and political questions. Focusing on the anthropology of rhythm that the Soviet director developed in his Mexican project, Que viva Mexico!, this book also extends its analysis to the film projects Bezhin Meadow and The Great Fergana Canal.

Organic and mechanical, regular and irregular rhythms are not merely formal or temporal aspects of experience: they can become instruments of anthropology. Pursuing both the aesthetic and the epistemic paths of this hypothesis, the book reconstructs Eisenstein’s anthropological method through a series of archival materials: drawings and working diaries—published here for the first time—, and film footage. By placing Eisenstein’s method in a constellation between the surrealist aesthetics of the French journal 

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ENZO CUCCHI
Fifty Years of Art Graphics


Fifty years of graphic and editorial production of one of the most visionary artists of his generation—Enzo Cucchi. Starting from the work of one of the leading members of the Italian Transavanguardia movement, this catalog about art books and graphics underlines, thanks to a broad array of images and written contributions, the relevance of these graphic and editorial productions as fundamental aspects of the contemporary artistic practice.

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JOSEPH KOSUTH
Colour in Contextual Play. An installation by Joseph Kosuth, works by Enrico Castellani, Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein, Joseph Kosuth, Piero Manzoni


An artist’s book and exhibition catalog at the same time, elegant and precious, designed by the founder of Conceptual Art. It serves as a visual analysis of the conceptual structures that interrogate the nature of color, form, space, and time, where the works and writings of Post-war artists such as Castellani, Fontana, Manzoni, and Klein, converse with Kosuth’s statements, and the theoretical as well as personal account of curator Cornelia Lauf.

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