Tag Archives: Sternberg Press

ON LYOTARD’S IMMATÉRIAUX

This weekend, join Daniel Birnbaum, Sven-Olov Wallenstein, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, and Koo Jeong A in conversation at Frieze London for the launch of Birnbaum and Wallenstein’s new Sternberg Press book SPACING PHILOSOPHY: LYOTARD AND THE IDEA OF THE EXHIBITION.

Birnbaum and Koo will also be in Berlin a week later.

“In 1985, the philosopher Jean-François Lyotard curated Les Immatériaux at Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. Though widely misunderstood at the time, the exhibition marked a ‘curatorial turn’ in critical theory. Through its experimental layout and hybrid presentation of objects, technologies, and ideas, this pioneering exploration of virtuality reflected on the exhibition as a medium of communication, and anticipated a deeper engagement with immersive and digital space in both art and theory. SPACING PHILOSOPHY analyzes the significance and logic of Lyotard’s exhibition while contextualizing it in the history of exhibition practices, the philosophical tradition, and Lyotard’s own work on aesthetics and phenomenology. Les Immatériaux can thus be seen as a culmination and materialization of a life’s work as well as a primer for the many thought-exhibitions produced in the following decades.”*

DANIEL BIRNBAUM SVEN-OLOV WALLENSTEIN, HANS-ULRICH OBRIST, and KOO JEONG A IN CONVERSATION*

Friday, October 4, at 4 pm.

König Galerie Booth (B2), Frieze London

Regent’s Park, London.

DANIEL BIRNBAUM and KOO JEONG A IN CONVERSATION

Sunday, October 13, at 3 pm.

Julia Stoschek Collection

Leipziger Strasse 60, Berlin.

See “Ontologies of the Virtual,” an interview with Birnbaum and Wallenstein.

From top: Jean-François Lyotard; 1985 exhibition poster, designed by Grafibus, image courtesy and © Grafibus and Centre Pompidou; book cover image courtesy and © Sternberg Press.

BOOKED — HONG KONG ART BOOK FAIR

New Documents (Los Angeles), onestar / Three Star (Paris), Printed Matter (New York), David Zwirner Books (New York), Art Metropole (Toronto), Sternberg Press (Berlin), and Roma Publications (Amsterdam) will join dozens of Asian publishers and artists at the inaugural BOOKED—TAI KWUN CONTEMPORARY’S ART BOOK FAIR in Hong Kong.

Talks, workshops, launches, and performances will take place throughout the event’s duration, and the fair will close with a set by DJ Freckles.

BOOKED—TAI KWUN CONTEMPORARY’S ART BOOK FAIR

Friday through Sunday, January 11, 12, and 13.

JC Contemporary, Tai Kwun

10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong.

From top:

Kara Walker, MCMXCIX [sketches from 1999] (Amsterdam: Roma Publications, 2017).

Jumana Manna, A Small Big Thing (Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2018)

Maria Fusco, Give Up Art (Los Angeles: New Documents, 2017).

Phile: The International Journal of Desire and Curiosity 2 (2018), Art Metropole.

Wolfgang Tillmans, DZHK Book 2018 (New York: David Zwirner Books, 2018).

Stefan Brüggemann, Timeless (Paris: Onestar, 2015).

WOLFGANG TILLMANS FOR JAHRESRING

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For its 64th iteration, Jahresring enlisted Wolfgang Tillmans to guest edit an issue, which the photographer has titled “What is Different?”:

“We have known for some time that there are people who feel drawn to esoteric conspiracy theories. What is new, however, is that hard facts are no longer believed by wide segments of the population. During the past two years, I have come to realise that if 30% of the electorate are resistant to rational argument, we are on a slippery slope.

“In light of all this, I wanted to investigate [by interviewing scientists, politicians, journalists, and social workers] why the backfire effect is having more impact today than it did ten, twenty, or forty years ago. What has changed? What is different? This latter phrase became the title of the book.” — Wolfgang Tillmans, in The Guardian*

 

WHAT IS DIFFERENT?, JAHRESRING 64, edited by Wolfgang Tillmans and Brigitte Oetker. Published by Sternberg Press.

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theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/feb/28/wolfgang-tillmans-what-is-different-backfire-effect

Above: Wolfgang Tillmans, CLC 004, 2017. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/Hong Kong, Galerie Buchholz, Berlin/Cologne, and Maureen Paley, London.

Image credit below: Jahresring and Sternberg Press.

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JOHN DOUGLAS MILLAR

John Douglas Millar’s BRUTALIST READINGS—“a significant intervention into recent debates on the place of literature and writing in the context of contemporary art”*—brings together ten new essays by the London-based writer.

Here is Millar on Pierre Guyotat, on “conceptual writing and its discontents,” on Paul [Beatriz] Preciado’s Testo Junkie and Lauren Oldfield Ford’s Savage Messiah, on the October generation and the novels of Chris Kraus, on the critical misreadings of Walter Benjamin’s Arcades as a “roadmap” to everything from Burroughs and Acker to surfing the web.

BRUTALIST READINGS concludes with a 2012 conversation between Millar and Simon Critchley, the author of The Ethics of DeconstructionVery Little…Almost Nothing, Memory Theatre, and Bowie.

John Douglas MillarBRUTALIST READINGS (Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2016).

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See: conversations.e-flux.com/john-douglas-millar

Image credit: Sternberg Press.

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