Elina Brotherus: Brotherus - Block - Beuys

Elina Brotherus: Brotherus - Block - Beuys

Publisher: Kehrer Verlag, 2023
Texts: Thomas Heyden, Antje-Britt Mählmann, Eugénie Shinkle Elina Brotherus, Sarah Lampe and Interviews with René Block, Elina Brotherus, Emil Schult
Design: Tobias Jacob and Torsten Illner
Format: 17 x 24 cm
Pages: 256 pages, Hardcover
Language: English, German
ISBN: 978-3-96900-148-6

In her analysis of Beuys, Elina Brotherus changes perspectives and plays with the female gaze on the iconic German artist. The well-known Finnish photo and video artist Elina Brotherus (b. 1972) deals with iconic motifs from art history as well as with the reinterpretation of Fluxus actions and event scores, the recordings of performances. In this context, the artist has also restaged Joseph Beuys’s action Kartoffelernte (Potato Harvest), which originally took place in 1977 in front of the gallery of René Block, an important champion of FLUXUS and Beuys.

Marcin Jasik: Everything is Ahead of Us, Nothing is Ahead of Us

Publisher: Published on the occasion of solo exhibition
at STRABAG Kunstforum Artlounge 
Vienna 2023, Austria
Texts: Andreas Hoffer, Paulina Olszewska
Design: Wioletta Kulas
Format: 205 x 280mm
Pages: 112 pages, Hardcover
Language: English, German
ISBN: 978-83-966973-0-1

Everything is Adead of Us, Nothing is Ahead of Us
His works emerge out of a consistent confrontation with the history of abstract painting since the beginnings of the 20th century, that is, the repository of knowledge around the formation of a pictorial structure without a symbolic narrative level. Thus, there are quotations in some of his works. Some of the form imprints and materials remind, for example, of the archaic picture compositions of the Catalan artist Antonio Tàpies. Marcin thus refers to the contemporary artist’s being embedded in the context of the history of painting, to his own preferences and to similar questions that preoccupy also his contemporaries.
Marcin Jasik: Everything is Ahead of Us, Nothing is Ahead of Us
Jakub Julian Ziółkowski: You Are Mine

Jakub Julian Ziółkowski: You Are Mine

Publisher: Hatje Cantz, 2023
Texts: Cecilia Alemani, Bartłomiej Dobroczyński, Delfina Jałowik, Mateusz Marczewski, Kajetan Młynarski, Olga Tokarczuk, Jakub Julian Ziółkowski
Layout: Rafał Sosin
Format: 21 x 27 cm
Pages: 250, Broschur
Language: Polish, English
ISBN: 978-3-7757-5458-3

You Are Mine
In Jakub Julian Ziółkowski's wild cosmos of fantastic figures, organic forms and circulatory systems, the Polish painter mixes cultural symbols, the spiritual and the microscopic. His universe full of details is a kaleidoscope of references - from Hieronymus Boschs to James Ensors to Philip Guston - and at the same time a very personal world populated by recurring figures.This publication is the first comprehensive overview of his work from 2005 to the present and provides insights into his work with various media: from painting to sculpture and ceramics to drawing. Essays by Olga Tokarczuk, Nobel Prize winner in literature, and Cecilia Alemani, curator of the 59th Venice Biennale, an extensive interview with the artist, and texts by philosopher Kajetan Młynarski and psychologist Bartłomiej Dobroczyński, illuminate his surreal visual cosmos.