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JOSEPH KOSUTH
Neon in Contextual Play: Joseph Kosuth and Arte Povera


A companion to his previous book, Colour in Contextual Play, Joseph Kosuth’s Neon in Contextual Play continues the artist’s investigation of the interplay between language and reality, words and objects, color and light. Within these pairings, early neon works by Kosuth interact with those by Arte Povera artists who also used the industrial medium.

An artist’s book and catalog, Kosuth designed it for his eponymous exhibition project at the Mazzoleni gallery space in Turin. This city is particularly important for the artist, being the location of his first solo show in Italy,

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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 Kounellis’ words are accompanied by a selection of drawings—both published and unpublished—from his repertoire, which are presented in the form of instinctive, blunt sketches.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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