Sand in der Vaseline: Kunstlerbücher 1980-2002
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Essays by Uwe Koch, Sabine Roeder, Dorothea Klein, Klaus Pohl and Melitta Kliege. "For those of you interested in books about artists books, there is a German volume published by Walther Konig in 2002 called Sand In Der Vaseline: Kunstlerbucher II 1980 - 2002. This is an exhibition catalog from a show that traveled to a few venues in Germany from 2002 to 2004 From what I can see being that I do not read or speak German and it is available in only German language is that the show divides the 500 artist books from 30 different artists into six thematically arranged chapters: Introduction into thinking, Adult comedy action drama, Visible World, True stories, Becoming a landscape and Edition Separee." Jeff Ladd, 5B4 Unbenownst to your average chainstore shopper, the artist's book did in fact survive the last two decades of media saturation--and how. Today artist's books are more varied than ever, with practitioners treating the book as a medium in ever more open ways and attitudes. Herewith please find the complete bookworks of Werner Bttner, Albert Oehlen, Georg Herold, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Barbara Bloom, Sophie Calle, Fischli & Weiss, Gelatin, Damien Hirst, Richard Prince, Mike Kelley, Ida Applebroog and Heimo Zobernig.