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  • An Equine Anthology
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    An Equine Anthology

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    +++Nell Boeschenstein, Josh Garrett-Davis, Richard Saxton, Kirsten Stoltz (eds.)+++


    ISBN

    978-94-90322-54-0

    Graphic designer

    Peter de Kan

    Number of pages

    250

    Book size

    11 x 18 cm

    Binding

    softcover

    An Equine Anthology is the second Center Pivot publication the Last Chance Press of M12 Studio. It is published as a special limited edition, in a print run of 250 copies. Co-publishers: M12 Collective and the Last Chance Press.

    Through interdisciplinary approaches, this series explores and connects the changing realities of rural landscapes and communities around the world.

    English

    Release date: April 2015

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    An Equine Anthology stitches together non-linear histories, testimonies, and interpretations of equine culture from the American Southwest and beyond. Far from representing binaries of the romantic and mundane, of personality and commodity, An Equine Anthology presents the reader with a broad topographical view of the horse, an image that reaches well beyond that of American mythology. M12's anthology combines poetics with research methodologies that delve into the unseen, hidden, and overlooked to create a work that is greater than the sum of its parts.”  - Sanjit Sethi 

    With Contributions by

    Clea G. Hall is a photographer and horse owner from Placitas, New Mexico.

    Matthew Fluharty is director of Art of the Rural, a collaborative organization based in St. Louis.

    Jaune Quick-to-See Smith is an artist working in Corrales, New Mexico.

    Temple Grandin is an animal welfare expert based in Ft. Collins, Colorado.

    M12 is an interdisciplinary art collective headquartered in Byers, Colorado.

    The Brunetti Family operates the TBR Ranch, a horse-boarding facility in Ft. Lupton, Colorado.

    Matt Slaby is a photographer and writer based in Denver.

    Nell Boeschenstein is a writer from Charlottesville, Virginia.

    Oli Robbins is a writer for the Sandoval Signpost, New Mexico. The included profile was originally published in February 2014.

    Wapke Feenstra is an artist based in Rotterdam, and co-founder of Myvillages.

    Kultivator is an art and farming collective in Dyestad, Sweden.

    Josh Garrett-Davis is a writer and historian living in Los Angeles.

    Richard Saxton is an artist and educator who lives in Denver. He is the founder and creative director of M12.

    Kirsten Stoltz is a curator living in Denver. She is the director of programs for M12.

    Stuart Hyatt, who recorded a sonic counterpart to this volume, is founder of TEAM Records and lives in Indianapolis.

    €18.95

  • Before I Was Born
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    Before I Was Born

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    +++Tja Ling Hu+++

    ISBN

    978-94-92852-31-1

    Graphic designer

    Tina De Souter (www.tinadesouter.be)

    Number of pages

    56 (leporello)

    Book size

    25.5 x 17 x 1.3 cm

    Binding

    leporello

    English | Dutch | Chinese

    Text: Florisz van Dijk. Chinese translation: Mel Chan.

    Al drawings: Tja Ling (www.tjaling.com)

    This publication has been made possible through the generous support of the Fiep Westendorp Foundation, Stichting Stokroos, Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie and Amsterdam Museum.

    Promotional photographs by: The Book Photographer

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    In Before I Was Born, Tja Ling illustrates the story of her family’s journey from China to the Netherlands, between the 1930s and 1970s, in 14 interconnected pencil drawings. Out of respect and admiration for the way her (grand)- parents built a life for themselves with all the challenges they have had to face, migrating without any formal education or knowledge of the local language. 

    These drawings are a chronicle of pride, strength and respect. A narrative of a child discovering why her parents are the way they are, why they did what they did and how, ultimately, their experiences were destined to also shape her, even before she was born.

     The unique binding method ensures that all drawings are connected without the interruption of a page border. When fully opened, the book measures 4.75m in length. Due to the leporello binding, the book can be browsed in 2 directions. There are 2 ‘sides’ to the book, just as there are 2 sides to every story.

    €32.00

  • Bob Mollema#1
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    Bob Mollema#1

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    Bob Mollema#1

    +++Limited Edition Print+++

    +++Bob Mollema+++


    Size

    50 x70 cm

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    Edition of 25 limited prints. 

    On the occasion of the release of the graphic novel No Seat At The Table, published by Jap Sam Books, initiated and written by Minem Sezgin, and illustrated by Rajab Eryigit, Bob Mollema, Erhan Muratoglu, Jasmijn de Nood, we are launching limited editions of hand-made illustration prints, designed by the illustrators of No Seat At The Table and printed by the analogue print studio Kapitaal. Seven different prints weer made in total.

    * Please note that the color shades may vary slightly due to the difference between the digital sample version and the screen printed version.

     

    €85.00

  • Bob Mollema#2
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    Bob Mollema#2

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    Bob Mollema#2

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    +++Bob Mollema+++


    Size

    50 x70 cm


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    Edition of 25 limited prints. 

    On the occasion of the release of the graphic novel No Seat At The Table, published by Jap Sam Books, initiated and written by Minem Sezgin, and illustrated by Rajab Eryigit, Bob Mollema, Erhan Muratoglu, Jasmijn de Nood, we are launching limited editions of hand-made illustration prints, designed by the illustrators of No Seat At The Table and printed by the analogue print studio Kapitaal. Seven different prints weer made in total.

    * Please note that the color shades may vary slightly due to the difference between the digital sample version and the screen printed version.

    €85.00

  • Boxset Soleca Planedo
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    Boxset Soleca Planedo

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    +++Susan Kooi+++

    ISBN

    978-94-92852-00-7

    Graphic designer

    Carolina Aboarrage

    English, Dutch Italian

    Copy editing: Aaron Bogart

    Silk screen printing: Sarai de Haan

    Made possible by the AFK / Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst.

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    Boxset Soleca Planedocontains the triptych Lonely Planet,in which artist Susan Kooi is recontextualising and poetically reconstructing ceramic artefacts, exploring the material as a time machine. Each publication is an alternative travel book for a place with a long clay tradition, showing the works Kooi made during her trips, their background stories adapted into essays, (science) fiction, poetry and manga by various writers. Campania Felix contains terracotta works made in the Campania region in Italy, Yamatai Koku (邪馬台国) is set in Arita, Japan and revolves around porcelain, and inEscoural-O-Novothefocus lays on the glazing process of the Evora region in Portugal.

    Including: Lonely Planet: Campania Felix, Lonely Planet: Yamatai Koku (邪馬台国), Lonely Planet: Escoural-O-Novo

    €60.00

  • Center Pivot Library
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    Center Pivot Library

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    +++Josh Garrett-Davis, Margo Handwerker, Chris Sauter and Richard Saxton [eds.]+++

    ISBN

    978-94-90322-97-7

    Limited edition: 250. Multimedia Box Set: 5 books / 5 vinyl records, packed in custom OSB enclosure

    English

    Published by Jap Sam Books i.c.w. Last Chance Press

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    ‘Objects gain traction at scale and through texture. And the Center Pivot Library has traction. Small records and small books reveal vistas and boundless maps. Vinyl and paper and MDF, grooves and glue and grain—get it.’ - John Fenn III, Head of Research and Programs, American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress

    The Center Pivot Library is a five-book, five-record collection that contains the following: Cool Pastoral Splendor, An Equine Anthology, This Road Leads to Nowhere, Future Rural Archive and Star Route 1All published by Last Chance Press and Jap Sam Books in the last years. The library includes collaborative materials collated from M12’s studio on the Eastern Plains of Colorado (2010-2016). M12 with Daniel Bachman, Anna Bierbrauer and Sarah Schultz, Temple Grandin, Wes Janz, Mary Rothlisberger, Kurt Wagner and many others. Edited by Josh Garrett-Davis, Margo Handwerker, Chris Sauter and Richard Saxton, with a beautiful design by Peter de Kan.

    ‘The Center Pivot Library is a treasure trove of beyond-the-box takes by artists and writers and residents on little-considered aspects of rural culture in the West. Unexpected, fun, and challenging, these small artists' books and records will tantalize the eye and the intellect.’- Lucy R. Lippard, author of Undermining: A Wild Ride through Land Use, Politics and Art in the Changing West

    M12 was recently awarded an Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, included in The Rural (Whitechapel: Documents of Contemporary Art), ed. Myvillages (The MIT Press, 2019) and participated in the The Rural Assembly: Contemporary Art and Spaces of Connection at Whitechapel Gallery in London (June 20–22, 2019). 

    ‘The collection of writings, images, and sounds in the Center Pivot Library defies the easy stereotypes of rural America. In turning away from the Walmarts and MAGA caps that have become such familiar shorthand, M12’s collection highlights both the wild and the tamed: punks and postmasters, horses and archives. Connected by star routes and strips of blacktop, communities, histories, and landscapes emerge from the fog of our preconceptions, revealing a rich and complex ecology in the center of the country.’ - Mimi Zeiger, Los Angeles–based critic and curator

    €130.00

  • Cool Pastoral Splendor
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    Cool Pastoral Splendor

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    +++Richard Saxton, Kurt Wagner, epilogue by Kirsten Stoltz+++

    ISBN

    ISBN 978-94-90322-53-3

    Graphic designer

    Peter de Kan

    Number of pages

    250

    Book size

    11 x 18 cm

    Binding

    Softcover

    English

    Release date: April 2015

    Cool Pastoral Splendor is the first Center Pivot publication the Last Chance Press of M12 Studio. It is published as a special limited edition, in a print run of 250 copies. Co-publishers: M12 Collective and the Last Chance Press.

    Through interdisciplinary approaches, this series explores and connects the changing realities of rural landscapes and communities around the world.

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    Cool Pastoral Splendor includes a selection of pictures from Richard Saxton's Rural Research Archive and accompanying writings by Kurt Wagner. Saxton and Wagner are among a rare breed of artists focusing on the non-heroic, psychic and lyrical unfolding of daily events. Both Saxton and Wagner infuse the work with their own rural experiences, but no single genre or culture captures the whole of these intentions. Cool Pastoral Splendor leaves us in search of beauty hidden in plain sight.”  -Kirsten Stoltz

    €18.95

  • Crossing | Frans van Lent
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    Crossing | Frans van Lent

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    +++Frans van Lent, Lucette ter Borg+++

    ISBN

    978-90-808675-2-9

    Graphic designer

    Studio Renate Boere

    Number of pages

    16

    Book size

    19 x 33.5 cm

    Binding

    stapled binding

    Dutch | English

    Translation: Willem Jan Gasille 

    To view Crossing please visit www.fransvanlent.nl

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    An artist book with 16 stills of the film Crossing (2009)| by artist Frans van Lent.

    The essay text ' A Crossing in Five Stages' by Lucette ter Borg is wrapped around the book.

    'Twilight rules in this forest. Alder trees, oak and chestnut filter the light falling from a clear blue sky. Ferns, shrubs, fallen branches, moss and grass absorb the little sunlight that finds its way through the foliage to the ground. […] Visual artist Frans van Lent (1955) chose this forest and this road as the scenery of the 32 minutes film Crossing (2009) about a car, an observer and a man crossing the narrow road.'  - Lucette ter Borg

    'No other philosopher than Albert Einstein has been of greater importance to twentieth century conceptual art and its discourse. From Marcel Duchamp to Jan Dibbets, from Stanley Brouwn to Frans van Lent – all have been influenced, either consciously or unconsciously, by Einstein's relativity theory. In his theory Einstein explains that the meaning we give to an object, situation or human being, depends on the position we take ourselves. With that, everything becomes relative, but certainly not irrational. Crossing, too, is about relativity: of the position of the man on the road, of the way the camera records this position and of the swerving of the car to pass the man. These are the three main characters in Crossing, three positions. Around these positions, the world moves without change: the forest, the cows, the almost empty road, the farmhouses, the blue sky. Time passes, the man shifts positions and with that his place in the world and my way of looking at it.' - Lucette ter Borg 

    €15.00

  • Erhan Muratoglu#1
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    Erhan Muratoglu#1

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    +++Erhan Muratoglu+++


    Size

    50 x70 cm

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    Edition of 25 limited prints. 

    On the occasion of the release of the graphic novel No Seat At The Table, published by Jap Sam Books, initiated and written by Minem Sezgin, and illustrated by Rajab Eryigit, Bob Mollema, Erhan Muratoglu, Jasmijn de Nood, we are launching limited editions of hand-made illustration prints, designed by the illustrators of No Seat At The Table and printed by the analogue print studio Kapitaal. Seven different prints weer made in total.

    * Please note that the color shades may vary slightly due to the difference between the digital sample version and the screen printed version.

     

    €85.00

  • Future Rural Archive
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    Future Rural Archive

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    +++Margo Handwerker, Josh Garret-Davis, Chris Sauter, Richard Saxton [ed.]+++

    ISBN

    978-94-90322-94-6

    Graphic designer

    Peter de Kan

    Number of pages

    252

    Book size

    11 x 18 cm

    Binding

    softcover

    English 

    Date of Release: Spring 2018

    Future Rural Archive is the fourth Center Pivot publication the Last Chance Press of M12 Studio. Co-publishers: M12 Collective and the Last Chance Press. 

    Through interdisciplinary approaches, this series explores and connects the changing realities of rural landscapes and communities around the world.

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    'Tucked inside the covers of this slim volume is a conversation—a chorus, a round. It takes place between the contributions, across a territory of blacktop, botany, and biography. It is as much a call and response between the writers and you, dear reader, as it is between what lays before us on that open road and what lies behind in the dust. In these pages we find ourselves caught between the ambiguous future of the title and—not the past—the artifacts of memory. This is the indefinite space of the future, the rural, and the archive. Roadside memorials and county museums, harvesters and snow fences are mnemonic devices that rather than point us to some fixed point in time, allow us to drift across an atemporal field.' - Mimi Zeiger, Los Angeles–based critic and curator

    Contributors: Anna Bierbrauer is a graduate landscape architect, historian, and artist based in Minneapolis. She is a founding member of Floodplain Collective. Sarah Schultz is a curator, writer, and gardener living in New York City. Greg Hill lives, writes, and makes odd music on the Colorado High Plains. Azadeh Bolhari is a professor of engineering at Angelo State University in Texas. Claire Baker is an environmental scientist based in Denver. Marty Otañez is a cultural anthropologist and filmmaker, and a professor at the University of Colorado, Denver. Susan Eldringhoff is a resident of Deer Trail, Colorado, where she is a steward of the Deer Trail Museum. Erin Harper is a film writer, director, and producer based in New York. Wes Janz is a former professor of architecture at Ball State University in Indiana, and the founder of onesmallproject.

     

    €18.95

  • Jan van Munster Licht | Light
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    Jan van Munster Licht | Light

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    +++Peter Lodermeyer+++

    ISBN

    978-94-90322-25-0

    Graphic designer

    Sepp Bader

    Number of pages

    170

    Book size

    23,5 x 31,3 cm

    Binding

    Hardcover

     Dutch | German | English

    Release date: April 27, 2012

    This publication was made possible with the support of the Mondriaan Fonds.

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    Electric light as a theme and 'material' (in the broadest sense) of art plays an important role in the oeuvre of Dutch artist Jan van Munster (1939). Since the 1970s, and in particular since developing his Brainwaves (from 1997 on), many of his sculptures work with sources of light or may be described as illuminants radiating into the surrounding space. This book for the first time comprehensively documents the extremely heterogeneous group of van Munster's works with light, thus impressively demonstrating the significance and the diverse use of light in the work of the sculptor. 

    About the author

    Dr. Peter Lodermeyer is an independent German curator, art critic and art historian.

    €49.50

  • Jasmijn de Nood#1
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    Jasmijn de Nood#1

    +++Limited Edition Print+++

    +++Jasmijn de Nood+++



    Size

    50 x70 cm



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    Edition of 25 limited prints. 

    On the occasion of the release of the graphic novel No Seat At The Table, published by Jap Sam Books, initiated and written by Minem Sezgin, and illustrated by Rajab Eryigit, Bob Mollema, Erhan Muratoglu, Jasmijn de Nood, we are launching limited editions of hand-made illustration prints, designed by the illustrators of No Seat At The Table and printed by the analogue print studio Kapitaal. Seven different prints weer made in total.

    * Please note that the color shades may vary slightly due to the difference between the digital sample version and the screen printed version.

     

    €85.00