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As vital artistic centers have emerged and flourished throughout the world in recent decades, international art communities have witnessed a dazzling proliferation of biennials, triennials and other recurring exhibitions of contemporary art, with large-scale group shows in such far-flung locales as Adelaide, Lyon, Shanghai, Gwangju, Istanbul, Liverpool, Moscow and Prague joining the venerable ranks of those in São Paulo, Kassel, New York and Venice.


The catalogues that accompany these shows can be elusive commodities, often becoming unavailable after the exhibitions close, if not sooner. Rising to the challenge, Worldwide Books has made it a mission to closely monitor the increasingly globalized biennial scene for our approval plan customers.


Recent acquisitions include the catalogue of the 2012 Shanghai Biennale (Worldwide 34855) and the main catalogue of the 2013 Venice Biennale (Worldwide 35423), which is supplemented by many smaller publications for the various collateral events and the individual pavilions of the participating nations. Also available are the catalogues of two recent triennials: the ICP Triennial, organized by the International Center of Photography in New York (see Worldwide 35305), and the California-Pacific Triennial, which showcased the art of Pacific Rim countries from the United States to Japan (see Worldwide 35366).


Forthcoming publications include catalogues of the 6th Prague Biennale/3rd Prague Photography Biennale (Worldwide 78444), Mois de la Photo à Montréal (Worldwide 35486) and the 2013 Carnegie International (Worldwide 811152), which is due this November.


All biennial- and triennial-related publications carried by Worldwide may be identified through the Advanced Search page of our website. To display a list of all titles related to a specific serial exhibition, simply highlight the name of the event on the "Special series" pull-down menu, or select "Other misc. biennials/triennials/etc." from the list in combination with a keyword (such as the city name) in the "Exhibitor, organizer, publisher or series" field. To narrow the selections by edition, it may be useful to enter a specific year or a range of years (e.g. '>2009' will yield all titles published in 2010 or later) in the "Year of publication" field.





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New Titles 


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Current Exhibitions 


2013 marks the centenary of Wolfgang Schulze (1913-1951), better known as Wols. To commemorate the occasion, the Kunsthalle Bremen organized a retrospective that featured more than 200 works spanning the career of the German artist, including paintings, drawings, watercolors, prints, illustrated books and photographs that range from early Surrealist compositions to late abstract works he made as a pioneer of Art Informel. The show is currently on view at the Menil Collection in Houston. (Worldwide 35394)


Perhaps best known for his recent series of photographs of rural Afrikaners and urban "outsiders," New York-born photographer Roger Ballen (b. 1950) has been active in South Africa for more than 30 years. Through February, 2014, the National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C., hosts an exhibition that focuses on the role of line, drawing and graffiti in Ballen's work. (Worldwide 35371)


The Museum of Glass in Tacoma is now featuring an exhibition of the work of 21 contemporary Australian glass artists. Highlighting the artists' aesthetic links with the influential studio glass movement of the American Northwest, a broad selection of blown and kiln-fired glass pieces created since the 1970s is presented from May, 2013, until January, 2014, after which the show will continue to tour through 2015. (Worldwide 35289)


Le Corbusier's work spans six decades and five continents, and is now the subject of a major exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Documenting the show is an exhibition catalogue/source book that features some 30 scholarly essays as well as many drawings, paintings, architectural models and sketchbooks by the celebrated architect. The exhibition in New York will close soon, but will travel to Fundació "la Caixa," Barcelona, next spring and to Fundació "la Caixa," Madrid, the following summer. (Worldwide 35392)


The Denver Art Museum presents some 40 recent works by noted African-American artist Nick Cave (b. 1959), among them more than 20 new "soundsuits," sculptural costumes that make noise as the wearer moves. As part of the exhibition, 15 local modern dancers were selected to wear the suits and participate in a one-time Soundsuit dance performance at the museum. The catalogue also features paintings and sculptures by the artist, and includes a booklet titled Journaling the Creation of Nick Cave: Sojourn. (Worldwide 35400)  


Featured Artists  


Two recent publications focused on the oeuvre of prominent American artist Roni Horn (b. 1955): the catalogue of a major retrospective at the Sammlung Goetz provides a comprehensive overview of Horn's work in various media, from early drawings to conceptual sculptures and recent photographic series, while a book published by the galleries Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, and Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, presents a complete survey of her "pigments drawings." (Worldwide 35415 and 78295)


Each year, Deutsche Bank honors a promising young artist with the "Artist of the Year" award on the recommendation of a panel that includes such internationally known curators as Okwui Enwezor, Hou Hanru, Udo Kittelmann and Victoria Noorthoorn. In 2013, the recipient of the award was Pakistani painter Imran Qureshi (b. 1972). Trained as a traditional miniature painter, Qureshi has applied this genre's motifs and techniques to a contemporary painting style that addresses current social issues and incorporates personal observations on life in present-day Pakistan. On the occasion of the award, an exhibition featuring new work by the artist was held at the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle. In May of this year, Qureshi was invited to realize the annual roof garden project of the Metropolitan Museum in New York. (Worldwide 78262 and 78139)



Other Noteworthy Publications



Fifty years after the first Fluxus festival in 1962, a new overview of the influential avant-garde "anti-art" movement was showcased in a traveling exhibition and its accompanying catalogue, which features extensive documentation of 32 performance-related events held throughout Europe from 1962 to 1977. Films, audio tapes, photographs, scores, interviews with artists and eyewitness accounts were presented in an interactive multimedia show, with additional background material available through a digital archive. (Worldwide 35354)


The unusual pairing of coins and books was the topic of a recent exhibition at the Benaki Museum in Athens that presented ancient scrolls, illuminated manuscripts and early printed books alongside coins dating from the 5th century BCE to the fall of the Byzantine empire, the show highlighting the diverse ways in which the two art forms resemble, complement or differ from each other. (Worldwide 78321)
Worldwide 78252

The Wallace Collection holds one of the world's finest collections of 18th-century gold boxes, comprising 99 exquisitely crafted, often highly embellished pieces, all of which are documented in a substantial full-color catalogue. (Worldwide 78252)


Collectors Laurence and Patrick Seguin first discovered the work of renowned French architect and designer Jean Prouvé (1901-1984) in the late 1980s, and soon embraced his entire aesthetic vision, from architectural design to furniture. Their collection of Prouvé's furniture was recently featured in an exhibition at the Pinacoteca Agnelli, Turin, alongside sketches, models, photographs and other archival documentation. The handsome publication accompanying the show includes chapters on Prouvé's acclaimed Metropole House and on his relevance to contemporary art. (Worldwide 35417)
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