Publications

Catalogues can be ordered on account by mail to kunsthalle@giessen.de.

Editions Matthew Cowan
(2024)

Following his solo show The Scream of the Strawbear at the Kunsthalle Giessen, which took place from 7 September to 17 November 2019 in cooperation with the Oberhessisches Museum, Matthew Cowan developed four different editions of 50 pieces each.

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Numbered Special Edition of 50
 
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Orange on Jungle Green
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Matthew Cowan (2023)

„The Scream of the Strawbear“

German + English
57 pp.
67 Colour illustrations + 5 Videos (26 min)
E-Book
Published by Eeclectic
Price 14,99 €
ISBN 978-3-947295-89-0 (English version)
ISBN 978-3-947295-90-6 (German version)

The e-book can be purchased and downloaded from the eeclectic website.
 
In The Scream of the Strawbear, Matthew Cowan documents selected traditions from Giessen and the surrounding area and translates them into the context of contemporary art. The publication encompasses different but interconnected themes of folklore that have their origins in Hessian traditions, as well as historical connections that extend from New Zealand to Europe and the United Kingdom. The texts illustrate the artistic research process of his work.
Matthew Cowan worked with communities whose annual traditional customs such as the Strawbear and the Maiman take place near the town of Giessen. These community rituals provide a focus for the aesthetics of the material in the project. Straw, eggs, leaves, tobacco, cameras and sound recorders serve as artistic motifs in the resulting exhibition at the Kunsthalle Gießen in cooperation with the Oberhessisches Museum (07.09.–17.11.2019).
Texts by Matthew Cowan, Dr. Nadia Ismail, Katharina Weick-Joch andTessa Laird.

Julia Scher
(2023)

„R.S.I.“

Editor: Dr. Nadia Ismail / Kunsthalle Giessen and Matthias Kliefoth / DISTANZ
German + English
256 pp.
180 Colour illustrations
Published by DISTANZ Verlag
Price 44 € (+ Porto)
ISBN 978-3-95476-488-4

Since the 1980s, Julia Scher (b. Hollywood, 1954; lives and works in Cologne) has been investigating the emergence of a “maximum security society.” Inspired by French philosopher Michel Foucault and sociologist Gary T. Marx, among others, her oeuvre focuses on issues of surveillance and the cyberspace. 
This comprehensive overview volume applies Lacan’s dictum RSI (the Real, the Symbolic, the Imaginary) to Scher’s work, examining it regarding the topics Real & Fake, Surveillance & Security & SM, Infrastructures. The publication is a collaboration between Kunsthalle Giessen, Kunsthalle Zürich, Museum Abteiberg, MAMCO Geneva (Musée d’art moderne et contemporain), and DISTANZ. It accompanies and expands on Scher’s most recent exhibitions (2022/23) at the participating institutions with an extensive retrospective and classification of the work since the early 2000s.
Texts by Paul Bernard, Gesine Borcherdt, Lilian Haberer und Katrin Kaempf, Magnus Schäfer und Mark von Schlegell and a preface by Daniel Baumann, Lionel Bouvier, Dr. Nadia Ismail, Matthias Kliefoth und Susanne Titz.

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Mary-Audrey Ramirez

Price 10 € (+ Package)

Christian Eisenberger (2022)

„COLA BIER ENTE HERR TEE / COKE BEER DUCK MR TEA“

Editor: Kunsthalle Giessen, Dr. Nadia Ismail
German + English
223 pp.
174 Colour illustrations
Published by Verlag für moderne Kunst
Price 35 € (+ Package)
ISBN 978-3-903439-42-9
 
The title, which is read phonetically as Kollabierende Herde (Collapsing Herd), reveals the subtle humour of the Austrian artist that always accompanies his works. For his first institutional solo exhibition in Germany, Christian Eisenberger developed artworks that focus on and reinterpret land art. Eisenberger brings flora and fauna into the exhibition space, dissolving the static separation between inside and outside, between saleable art and the ephemeral. The publication also features works created by the artist as of 2013 in and with nature.
Texts by Dr. Nadia Ismail, Katia Huemer, Thomas W. Kuhn.

Louisa Clement (2021)

„Representative“

Editor: Dr. Nadia Ismail, Kunsthalle Giessen
German + English
17 × 24 cm
130 pp.
Softcover
64 Colour illustrations
Sound: 1:30 min
Published by Kettler Verlag
Price 40 € (+ Package)
ISBN 978-3-86206-906-4
 
Acoustically embellished with the voices of the dolls, the catalogue provides insights into the supposedly private sphere of Louisa Clement‘s ‚representatives‘. The works of the artist explore various technical, psychological, philosophical, economic and ethical questions.
Exhibition catalogue with texts by Dr. Nadia Ismail, Susanne Regener, Noemi Smolik, Ulrich Trottenberg and Thomas D. Trummer

Thomas Zipp (2020)

„A 23“

Editor: Dr. Nadia Ismail, Kunsthalle Giessen
German + English
21 × 28 cm
352 pp.
Hardcover
208 Colour illustrations
Published by Distanz Verlag
Price 40 € (+ Package)
ISBN 978-3-95476-324-5
 
The 352-page monograph of the artist Thomas Zipp covers the last 20 years of his work.
With texts by Gesine Borcherdt, Zdenek Felix, Dr. Nadia Ismail, August Ruhs.

Edition Christian Eisenberger
(2020)

For the  exhibition at the Kunsthalle Giessen, Christian Eisenberger developed works that deliberately focus on and reinterpret the 1960s Land Art movement. Eisenberger brings flora and fauna into the exhibition space thereby dissolving the static division between inside and outside, saleable art and the ephemeral. As part of his solo exhibition, he created an edition of leaf-cutting ants.
 
If you are interested please contact Gallery Krinzinger, Vienna
info@galerie-krinzinger.at

Teboho Edkins LP (2020)

„INITIATION“

The vinyl record INITIATION by Teboho Edkins brings sound recordings together that Edkins made while filming Coming of Age and Initiation in Lesotho. Both films have been screened at international film festivals, where they received several awards. The short film INITIATION has also been shown in exhibitions, e.g. at the Kunsthalle Giessen and the Berlinische Galerie. The album centres around the vocals of local boys returning to their home villages after initiation rites. High up in the mountains, they spend five months in remote, unknown places. The rituals that are performed are known to this day only by those who have participated in them. However, not all of the boys survive these secret initiation rites. Those who return are then grown men. When entering his respective home village, the corresponding boy sings in a very low voice. For the young Mosaku, whose brother Retabile is returning from the mountains and singing, the spectacle is frightening and alienating. The young men’s songs are framed by conversations between the brothers as well as with the filmmaker, who talks to them about their notions of identity and adulthood.

Price 10 € (+ Package)

Bags (2020)

High qualitiy cotton bags with silver

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Uwe Henneken (2020)

„Always Returning“

Editor: Kunsthalle Giessen
German + English
21 × 28 cm 
144 pp. 
Hardcover
206 Colour illustrations
Published by Distanz Verlag
Price 30 € (+ Package)
ISBN 978-3-95476-327-6
 
Exhibition catalogue with texts and reflections by Uwe Henneken and Dr. Nadia Ismail

Katja Stuke + Oliver Sieber (2019)

„Sequence as a Dialogue“

Editor: Kunsthalle Giessen
German + English
20 × 28 cm
56 pp. 
Softcover
Published by Kettler Verlag
Price 20 € (+ Package)
ISBN978-3-86206-764-0
 
Exhibition catalogue with texts by Stefanie Diekmann und Dr. Nadia Ismail

Tobias Hantmann (2019)

„Staying with the Pictures“

Editor: Kunsthalle Giessen
German + English
126 pp. 
Softcover
Published by Distanz Verlag
Price 30 € (+ Package)
ISBN  978-3-95476-299-6
 
Exhibition catalogue with texts by Dr. Nadia Ismail, Christine Moldrickx, Dietmar Rübel

Anna Gaskell (2018)

„Hide and Seek“

Editor: Kunsthalle Giessen
German + English
68 pp. 
Softcover
Price 9 € (+ Package)
 
Exhibition catalogue with a text by Dr. Nadia Ismail

Knut Eckstein (2017)

„too common“

Editor: Kunsthalle Giessen
German
96 pp. 
Softcover
Price 24,80 € (+ Package)
Walther König Verlag
ISBN: 978-3960980391

Exhibition catalogue with texts by Marcel Baumgartner, Guy Parker and Matthias Wagner K.

Mirjam Kuitenbrouwer (2017)

„Schwellengeschichten“

Editors: Kunsthalle Giessen
Simone Maiwald, Martin Schick, Celia Haller-Klingler
German
32 pp. 
Softcover
Price 15 € (+ Package)

Exhibition catalogue with texts by Simone Scholten and Mirjam Kuitenbrouwer

Stefan Müller (2016)

„Der Unzulänglichkeit schönste Konsequenzen“

Editor: Kunsthalle Giessen
German
120 pp. 
Softcover
Price 24 € (+ Package)
Walther König Verlag
ISBN-978-3863359959

Exhibition catalogue with texts by Michael Haacke and Marina Rüdiger

Katharina Sieverding (2015)

Editor: Kunsthalle Giessen, Ute Riese
German + English
72 pp. with 4 b/w illustrations and 17 coloured illustrations
Softcover
Price 15 € (+ Package)
ISBN-978-3-00-049559-5

Exhibition catalogue with texts by Robert Fleck and Ute Riese

Henriette Grahnert 
Nadin Maria Rüfenacht (2015)

Editor: Ute Riese
German
Price € 2 each (+ Package)

Leporellos for the exhibition at the Kunsthalle Giessen

Juul Kraijer (2014)

Editor: Ute Riese
German
Price € 2 (+ Package)

Leporello for the exhibition at the Kunsthalle Giessen

Per Kirkeby (2014)

Editor: Kunsthalle Giessen, Ute Riese
German + English
102 pp. with 59 coloured illustrations
Price 22 € (+ Package)
out of stock

Exhibition catalogue with texts by Marcel Baumgartner and Ute Riese

Philipp Hennevogl
Frank Lippold
Annette Schröter
(2014)

Editor: Ute Riese
German
Price € 2 each (+ Package)

Leporellos for the exhibition at the Kunsthalle Giessen

Detlef Beer (2013)

„ohne Titel“

Editor: Ute Riese
German
Price € 2 (+ Package)

Leporello for the exhibition at the Kunsthalle Giessen

Jan Albers (2013)

„UP & DOWN JAN ALBERS“

Editor: Kunsthalle Giessen, Ute Riese
German + English
65 pp. with 57 coloured illustrations (©VAN HORN & Jan Albers)
Softcover
Price 18 € (+ Package)
DISTANZ Verlag Berlin

Exhibition catalogue with texts by Stephan Berg and Ute Riese

Lori Hersberger (2012)

„Heroic Nihilism“

Editor: Ute Riese
German
10 pp. with 6 coloured illustrations by lrich Gezzy, Blaise Adilon and Elias Ulli
Price € 2 (+ Package)
out of stock

Leporello for the exhibition at the Kunsthalle Giessen with a text by Ute Riese

Jan und Saskia Schüler (2012)

„Heimspiel“

Editor: Ute Riese
German
10 pp. with 7 coloured illustrations by Monika König, Jan Schüler, Wolfgang Günzel, Martin Url and Horst Ziegenfusz
Price € 2 (+ Package)

Leporello for the exhibition at the Kunsthalle Giessen with texts by Ute Riese

Mariella Mosler (2012)

„Semiglot“

Editor: Kunsthalle Giessen, Ute Riese
German + English
55 pp. with 38 coloured illustrations by Rolf Ahlers, Jorg Heikal, Christoph Irrgang and Mariella Mosler
Price 18 € (+ Package)
Kerber Verlag Bielefeld
out of stock

Exhibition catalogue with texts by Hanne Loreck, Ursula Panhans-Buhler, Ute Riese and an interview by Ute Riese with Mariella Mosler

Johannes Spehr (2011)

„Siedeln in den Lüften“

Editor: Kunsthalle Giessen, Ute Riese
German + English
71 pp. with 49 coloured illustrations by Jean-Claude Encalado, Jörg Hejkal, Axel Schneider and Simon Vogel
Price 18 € (+ Package)
DISTANZ Verlag Berlin

Exhibition catalogue with texts by Annelie Pohlen and Ute Riese

Hiroyuki Masuyama (2011)

„1000 Blumen“

Editor: Kunsthalle Giessen, Ute Riese
German + English
32 pp. with 29 coloured illustrations by Jörg Hejkal
Price 15 € (+ Package)
out of stock

Exhibition catalogue with texts by Ute Riese

Rosa Loy (2011)

„Manna“

Editor: Kunsthalle Giessen, Ute Riese
German + English
256 pp. with 114 coloured illustrations
Price 39,80 € (+ Package)
Hatje Cantz Verlag
ISBN: 978-3-7757-2762-4
out of stock

Exhibition catalogue with texts by Neo Rauch, Ute Riese and Barbara Steiner

Gerhard Merz (2010)

Editor: Kunsthalle Giessen, Ute Riese
German + English
44 pp. with one sheet of duplex printing, one special page of pantone printing and a 5-page fold-out in duplex printing
Price 18 € (+ Package)
Richter Verlag Düsseldorf
ISBN: 978-3-941263-27-7

Exhibition catalogue with a text by Ute Riese and the text “Über das Granit” by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, English translation by Douglas Miller

Trevor Paglen (2010)

„A Compendium of Secrets“

Editor: Kunsthalle Giessen, Ute Riese
German + English
64 pp. with 11 b/w illustrations and 32 coloured illustrations (installations shots by Jörg Hejkal)
Price 18 € (+ Package)
Kerber Verlag
ISBN: 978-3-86678-436-9

Exhibition catalogue with texts by Ute Riese and Thomas Wagner

Tim Berresheim und
Markus Oehlen (2010)

„Radieschen und Erdnuss
(Eine gemeinsame Erklärung)“

Editor: Kunsthalle Giessen, Ute Riese
German + English
63 pp. with 24 coloured illustrations (installations shots by Jörg Hejkal) and 10 artist collages by Tim Berresheim
Price 18 € (+ Package)
ISBN: 978-3-00-030774-4

Exhibition catalogue with texts by Ute Riese and Wolfgang Brauneis

Anke Doberauer (2009)

„Malerei“

Editor: Kunsthalle Giessen, Ute Riese
German + English
33 pp. with 2 b/w illustrations and 31 coloured illustrations
Price 18 € (+ Package)
ISBN: 978-3-00-029707-6

Exhibition catalogue with texts by Ute Riese and an interview by Peter Stamm with Anke Doberauer