Publications 2018

The Beast and the Sovereign

The Beast and the Sovereign

Exhibition catalogue
Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart and MACBA
Hans D. Christ, Iris Dressler, Paul B. Preciado, Valentín Roma (ed.)
With texts by Hans D. Christ, Katja Diefenbach, Ines Doujak, Iris Dressler, Oier Etxeberria, Paul B. Preciado et al.
280 pages, German/English, Spanish/English, with numerous images
34 EUR / WKV Members 25 EUR
Spector Books, Leipzig 2018
ISBN: 9783959051446

Christian Wick / E-mail

This publication is intended as a documentation of the project The Beast and the Sovereign–that is, of the two slightly different 2015 exhibitions at the MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona and at the Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart -, as a deepening of the content and theory of a selection of thematic fields that were relevant to the project, and as a reflection on the censorship case that was inextricably linked to this project. It is also a reflection on the case of censorship that is indissolubly linked to this project: a reflection that in this book reflects the point of view of the artist concerned and the curators of the MACBA and the Württembergischer Kunstverein who were responsible at the time. By analyzing the conflict that our exhibition triggered - and which has become deeply inscribed in it–our concern is to initiate a critical examination of the situation of public art institutions at that time, but above all also of the situation today.


Rauschen (Noise). Jan-Peter E.R. Sonntag

Exhibition catalogue with record, 12’’ vinyl LP, and box
Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart (ed.)
Edition: 1000
204 pages, English / German, with numerous images
ISBN: 978-3-96273-050-5
100 EUR / WKV Members 90 EUR

Christian Wick / E-mail


Ines Doujak, John Barker, Loomshuttle, Warpaths, 2010–2018

Artist publication
Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart and Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz (ed.)
With texts by John Barker, Ines Doujak
344 pages, English, 348 b/w- and 48 color images
Thread stitched hardcover
Spector Books, Leipzig 2018
ISBN: 9783959052184
80 Euro/ WKV Members 40 Euro

Christian Wick / E-mail

Textiles that traversed the world long before today's globalization can tell us about the consequences of colonialist policies. Loomshuttles, Warpaths is a debauched exploration of textiles and their globe-spanning history, marked by cultural, class, and gender conflicts. The book illuminates the highly complex and asymmetrical relationship between Europe and Latin America through textiles from the Andes. A unique textile tradition developed there over thousands of years and still determines all levels of life today.


Alexander Kluge. Gardens of Cooperation

Exhibition catalogue

Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Palau de la Virreina, Barcelona
Hans D. Christ, Iris Dressler, Alexander Kluge (ed.)
199 pages, German/English
Motto Books
ISBN: 9782940524723
18 Euro / WKV Members 10 Euro (SOLD OUT)

The illustrated book is published in conjunction with the exhibition Alexander Kluge. Gardens of Cooperation at Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart: a comprehensive solo exhibition of the writer, filmmaker and theorist Alexander Kluge, based on the show of the same name at the art center La Virreina in Barcelona. In close collaboration with La Virreina as well as Alexander Kluge himself, the Kunstverein has developed a new version and expansion of seven aspects of this project.
In accordance with the exhibition, the book is also composed of seven "islands," each of which is introduced with an image and text from Alexander Kluge's books. In addition, it brings together a selection of supplementary texts by Alexander Kluge, which were also part of the exhibition.

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