Hemma Schmutz (Ed.)
The title nude, pensive stems from a postcard found by Austrian artist Ulrike Lienbacher—a pin-up girl on a bed, lost in contemplation. Lienbacher’s book expands upon her 2010 exhibition Elite Bodies// Revolt at the Salzburger Kunstverein and reflects the many aspects of nudity and ways of viewing naked bodies in the history of visual culture: as an ancient mytho-historical motif in art history, a learning tool for students in figure drawing classes, and the object of the pornographic gaze. This richly illustrated volume contains new drawings, preceded by black-and-white photographs of body studies and previously unpublished photographic works—museum scenes, still lifes and interiors. Once again this artist entrances us with her seductive and sensual but simple drawings. Texts by cultural theorist Elke Krasny and curator Thomas Trummer contemplate the role of the nude in contemporary art-making.
Retail Price: $39.95
SALSBURGER KUNSTVEREIN, AUSTRIA
Participating Artists Press Agency
Lino Hellings, Hans Aarsman & Nienke Terpsma (Eds.)
In a brilliant amalgam of old and new media, the Participating Artists Press Agency (PAPA) is an international, curated network of artist-correspondents, initiated and led by artistic director Lino Hellings. The mission of the organization is to manufacture news by taking action. Developed by Hellings at an artist’s residency at the Photo Press Agency Drik in Dhaka, PAPA is intended as an instrument for mapping by reading meaningful patterns from street photography around the world. Correspondents take images with a clear question or issue in mind and then share them on the PAPA blog each day paired with texts. The Making of PAPA is a photobook combining a DIY manual, city guide to PAPA’s nomadic locations, visual essays by correspondents and a text on the agency’s founding.
9 1/2 inches/ 367 pp/ 100 b&w, 150 color
Retail Price: $45.00
DRIK, DHAKA, BANGLADESH