New Year anticipations… hot books for spring 2017

Looking ahead to the New Year — we are itching with anticipation for a number of new publications coming towards the spring from our esteemed publishers including Ikon Gallery, JRP|Ringier, Barbican, Koenig Books, common-editions, Hayward Publishing, and Lisson Gallery. So, to whet your appetite, here is a special pick of five particularly exciting forthcoming titles that we most certainly recommend you should not miss…


Richard Mosse

Deutsche Börse Photography Prize winner, Richard Mosse has created an immersive multi-channel video installation at Barbican, London for his 2017 Curve gallery commission, Incoming. Using military super-telephoto heat camera technology he creates vivid, powerful narratives of the journeys made by refugees and migrants across the Aegean Sea, off the coast of Libya, in Syria, the Sahara, the Persian Gulf, Calais and Greece.


Now-Tomorrow-Flux: An Anthology on the Museum of Contemporary Art

Arguably, the ‘contemporary art museum’ is in need of a reflective reassessment. In response, this timely theoretical anthology unfolds over four chapters, consisting of three essays and a section dedicated to discussion, and questions regarding the roles and tasks of the museum of contemporary art are also addressed. Featuring the writing of numerous renowned art historians, artists, and curators such as Beatrice von Bismarck, Claire Bishop, Yilmaz Dziewior, Andrea Fraser, and Philipp Kaiser.


Kaleidoscope: Colour and Sequence in 1960s British Art

Bringing together outstanding examples of painting and sculpture from the Arts Council Collection and other major UK collections, Kaleidoscope explores 1960s British art by looking at relationships between colour and form, rationality and irrationality, order and disorder. Featuring the work of over 20 artists, including Tess Jaray, Eduardo Paolozzi, and Bridget Riley.


Werkstatt für Photographie 1976–1986

This is the first book about the history, influences, and impact of the Werkstatt für Photography (Photography Workshop) founded in 1970s Berlin. Featuring the work of German and American photographers of the era, such as Ulrich Wüst, Diane Arbus, Michael Schmidt, Larry Clark, Christa Mayer, William Eggleston, Ursula Kelm, and Stephen Shore, among others.


Handcraft Becomes Modern: On Production at the Bauhaus

The Bauhaus workshops were transit spaces: between factory and craft business, between free experiments and industrial contract work. From this field of tension, the Bauhaus tried to define handcraft a new as a utopia, but also in coexistence with industrial culture. This catalogue is published as part of a series of special exhibitions at Bauhaus Dessau Foundation in the build-up to the Bauhaus Centenary 2019.


Photo caption: Richard Mosse, Incoming (2015-16)
Posted on 28th December 2016
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