Caroline Ugelstad (Ed.)
What is the difference between reality and fantasy? Lene Berg explores these seemingly mutually exclusive worlds in her films, including 2012’s Kopfkino. The premise is simple: Eight women sit behind a long table, dressed as various female stereotypes, and exchange stories about the fulfillment of their sexual fantasies. Starting with a scripted conversation, the actors perform with no direction, changing and adding details and anecdotes from their own lives. Manifesta 9 curator Katerina Gregos writes “Berg crafts short, witty, incisive, and often humorous filmic stories, using lo-fi means to interrogate the question of history and historiography.” This publication, accompanying the exhibition of Kopfkino and other films at the Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, features essays from Sabeth Buchmann, Katerina Gregos, and Dieter Roelstraete, among others.
6 x 8 3/4 inches/ 96 pp/ 10 b&w, 37 color
Retail Price: $26.00
HENIE ONSTAD KUNSTSENTER, NORWAY
If The Colour Changes
Achim Borchardt-Hume & Doro Globus (Eds.)
Mel Bochner (born 1940) is part of a generation of New York artists who emerged in the 1960s, at a time when painting was increasingly dismissed as outmoded. Bochnerleft his discipline and become a pioneer in introducing language into the visual field. In 1966, Harvard University art historian Benjamin Buchloh described Bochner’s “Working Drawings” installation as “probably the first truly conceptual exhibition.” In an overview of Bochner’s career this exhibition catalog from Whitechapel Gallery, London, highlights his rich and thought provoking approaches to photograpy, installation and painting over 45 years. Also included are the most recent series of ‘thesaurus” paintings which achieve a symbiosis of language and color as intellectually complex as it is visually stimulating. Texts by Achim Borchardt-Hume, João Fernandes, Ulrich Wilmes and Briony Fer.
9 3/4 x 11 1/4 inches/ 216 pp/ Extensive b&W and color
Retail Price: $45.00
WHITECHAPEL GALLERY, LONDON