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A book open on a white background. The pages display colorful images of hot air balloons pieced together from recycled paper bags.
Exhibition catalogue for Tomás Saraceno: Particular Matter(s) (2022), edited by Emma Enderby, designed by Aryn Beitz. Photo: Emmanuel Hahn.

Exhibition Catalogues

Catalogues for the Shed exhibitions Pardo é Papel: The Glorious Victory and New Power, featuring paintings by Maxwell Alexandre, Tomás Saraceno: Particular Matter(s), Howardena Pindell: Rope/Fire/Water, and Agnes Denes: Absolutes and Intermediates are fully illustrated and include writings by the artists, essays by the curators, and contributions from luminaries from across the cultural field.

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Pardo é Papel: The Glorious Victory and New Power

An exhibition catalogue with a hardback cover in tan-colored cloth. The cover reads Maxwell Alexandre, Pardo é Papel in gold letters.

Edited by Alessandra Gomez
2022

$49

This fully illustrated catalogue features essays by exhibition curator Alessandra Gómez and scholar Tina M. Campt, as well as an interview with the artist by Hans Ulrich Obrist and a newly expanded reflection by Maxwell Alexandre on his work. Designed by Normal. Co-published by The Shed and Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther und Franz König.

147 pages
Hardcover
7.6 x 11 inches

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Tomás Saraceno: Particular Matter(s)

Photo: Emmanuel Hahn.
An exhibition catalogue lying open on a white surface. The book has black pages and text and images printed in silvery ink.
Photo: Emmanuel Hahn.
An exhibition catalogue lying open on a white surface. The book has white pages with black-and-white images spread across two pages.
Photo: Emmanuel Hahn.
An exhibition catalogue lying open on a white surface. The book has black pages and text and images printed in silvery ink.
Photo: Emmanuel Hahn.
An exhibition catalogue lying open on a white surface. The book has white pages with large, full color images of artworks spread across them.
Photo: Emmanuel Hahn.

Edited by Emma Enderby
2022

$45

This catalogue is fully illustrated and includes an essay from exhibition curator Emma Enderby and a detailed section from Studio Tomás Saraceno about the newly commissioned artwork Free the Air: How to hear the universe in a spider/web. Other contributions include essays by Vinciane Despret, Alessandra Gómez, Andreas Malm, Michael Marder, Filipa Ramos, and Harriet A. Washington, as well as a photo essay by Hans Ulrich Obrist. Co-published by The Shed and Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther und Franz König.

223 pages
Softcover
9.5 x 12.5 inches

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Howardena Pindell: Rope/Fire/Water

The front cover of the catalogue for "Howardena Pindell: Rope/Fire/Water." The cover is black with the name Howardena Pindell centered in white script, the subtitle of the book is half-visible in script along the book's spine
The title page spread of the catalogue "Howardena Pindell: Rope/Fire/Water". On the left is a full-bleed detail image of a white abstract painting with multicolored dots. On the left is the book's title and publisher name.
A spread of the catalogue "Howardena Pindell: Rope/Fire/Water". On the left is a full-bleed detail image of a white abstract painting with multicolored dots. On the right, an essay title sits in script at the top of the page with the author's name, Adeze Wilford, at the bottom.
A spread of the catalogue "Howardena Pindell: Rope/Fire/Water." The left-hand page has the title "Why I'm Not a Hard-Edge Painter: A Conversation with Howardena Pindell," printed in script. The right-hand page has two columns of text with an image intervening in the first column.
A spread of the catalogue "Howardena Pindell: Rope/Fire/Water." Each page has two columns of text with images interspersed.
A spread of the catalogue "Howardena Pindell: Rope/Fire/Water" with black pages. On the left is a full-bleed detail image of an abstract painting by Pindell. On the right is the title of the book's titular artwork, "Rope/Fire/Water," printed in script.
A spread of the catalogue "Howardena Pindell: Rope/Fire/Water" with black pages. On the left is several rows of text at the bottom of the page. On the right is a small square image of a 18th-century ship at the center of the page.
A spread of the catalogue "Howardena Pindell: Rope/Fire/Water" with black pages. On the left is text in script with the names of two artworks by Pindell. On the right is a detail image of one of those works, a close-up of a black funereal wreath around a row of photos of four little girls.
A spread of the catalogue "Howardena Pindell: Rope/Fire/Water" with black pages. On the left is a text by the artist. On the right, are two detail images of a work by Pindell, stacked one on top of the other.
A spread of the catalogue "Howardena Pindell: Rope/Fire/Water". On the left is a full-bleed detail image of a yellow abstract painting with multicolored dots and suture-like stitiching. On the right, an essay title sits in script at the top of the page reading "Accounting for Oneself" with the author's name, Ashley James, at the bottom.

Edited by Adeze Wilford
2020

$30

A fully illustrated catalogue, this book includes an essay from exhibition curator Adeze Wilford, a conversation between Howardena Pindell and Guggenheim curator Ashley James, writings by the artist, and a conversation between Pindell and Shed senior program advisor Hans Ulrich Obrist. The book concludes with an illustrated checklist that includes an image of each artwork in the exhibition. Co-published by The Shed and König Books/Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther und Franz König.

118 pages
Softcover
6.5 x 9.5 inches

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Agnes Denes: Absolutes and Intermediates

Photo: Emanuel Hahn.
A white book halfway out of a blue slipcase decorated with a pyramid form
Photo: Emanuel Hahn.
An interior spread of an exhibition catalogue displaying a line drawing on graph paper and the title page of an essay
Photo: Emanuel Hahn.
An interior spread of an exhibition catalogue displaying a bright magenta print of an imagined machine diagram
Photo: Emanuel Hahn.
An interior spread of an exhibition catalogue displaying prints made with the artist's breast
Photo: Emanuel Hahn.
An interior spread of an exhibition catalogue displaying an essay with an image of a wheatfield
Photo: Emanuel Hahn.
An interior spread of an exhibition catalogue displaying images of a mountain planted with trees in various stages of growth
Photo: Emanuel Hahn.
A white book halfway out of a blue slipcase decorated with a doughnut form
Photo: Emanuel Hahn.

Edited by Emma Enderby
2019

$65 Sale price: $32.50

This catalogue features texts by exhibition curator Emma Enderby, Giampaolo Bianconi, Lynn Gamwell, Renee Gladman, Caroline A. Jones, Lucy R. Lippard, Timothy Morton, and Klaus Ottmann, along with writings by Agnes Denes, an interview with the artist by Hans Ulrich Obrist, and a full-color plate section with 170 images. A special booklet with texts on the exhibition’s new commissions accompanies the book.

384 pages
Hardcover with slipcase
9 x 11.75 inches

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