American author Kathy Acker was one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. Working through an experimental and avant-garde tradition, she wrote numerous novels, essays, poems, and novellas from the early 1970s to the late 1990s. As a postmodernist, plagiarist, and post-punk feminist, she continues to inspire generations of writers, philosophers, and artists. The book GET RID OF MEANING, edited by Anja Casser and Matias Viegener, is the first comprehensive publication on Acker’s work from an artistic and literary perspective. It includes previously unpublished material from Acker’s personal archive and other collections. The publication is the compilation of a multipart research project including an exhibition and a symposium at Badischer Kunstverein in Karlsruhe
Centered in a 1:1 format on Acker’s notebooks for Blood and Guts in High School, GET RID OF MEANING allows readers and researchers to immerse themselves in a conversation between Kathy Acker’s work and her readers, commentators, and heirs
Text: Kathy Acker, Dodie Bellamy, Hanjo Berressem, Ruth Buchanan, Anja Casser, Georgina Colby, Leslie Dick, Claire Finch, Johnny Golding, Anja Kirschner, Chris Kraus, Sylvère Lotringer, Douglas A. Martin, Jason McBride, Karolin Meunier and Kerstin Stakemeier, Avital Ronell, Daniel Schulz, Matias Viegener , McKenzie Wark.
Edited by Germano Celant, Germano: “Mapplethorpe”. Electa for Louisiana Museum, 1992. Large very heavy 4to in wraps as issued 29×21,5 cm. 323 pages, richly illustrated, partly in color. Light wear to cover, spine a bit creased, inside clean and overall a very good copy First edition
Jonathan Cape, London, 1995. Large extra big and heavy folio (11.75 x 12.5 inches) in hardcover with the original slipcase. 139 pp., richly illustrated with photos throughout, mostly full page, including some folding. Essays by Edmund White. Title page in red and black. Bound in original black cloth with titles,…
Edited by Sylvia Wolff: Robert Mapplethorpe: POLAROIDS. New York: Prestel, 2007 for Whitney Museum of American Art [opening May 2008]. 8vo in wraps. 254 pages, richly illustrated. Text in English. Fine clean copy First edition
With essays by Patti Smith and Jonathan Weinberg. Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute, 2016. Large heavy 4to hardcover, no jacket as issued. (8), 239 pp. Richly illustrated. Light shelfwear and a barely visible light denting to upper front corner, see photos. Overall a clean near fine copy First edition
“Tillmans’ photographic explorations of human connection and tangibility in dialogue with our new virtual present: The observation of people—their bodies, movements, relation to surroundings—lies at the core of the diverse oeuvre that German photographer Wolfgang Tillmans (born 1968) has amassed over the past three decades. Today, these haptic relations and interactions are undergoing massive shifts in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and technological change, as the necessity of social distancing and the migration of everyday life into virtual space transforms how we interact with one another. Wolfgang Tillmans: Sound Is Liquid reflects on the photographer’s oeuvre against the backdrop of these societal developments. Accompanying an exhibition at the Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig (MUMOK) in Vienna, Austria, this catalog features a wide selection of Tillmans’ work from his early photographs produced in the pop-culture milieu of the 1990s to his acclaimed photographic abstractions, his high-resolution images of the globalized and digitalized reality of the early 21st century, and photos taken shortly before and during the coronavirus pandemic.”