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Kohei Nawa

Aether

Texts by Brett Litman, Kohei Nawa

Kohei Nawa: Aether presents a survey of the multimedia artist’s new and recent works spanning sculpture, painting, and installation. Co-published by Sandwich and Pace Publishing on the occasion of Nawa’s first exhibition with Pace in New York, this book provides a close look at key works in the multimedia artist’s oeuvre from the past fifteen years.

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Living With Ghosts

A Reader

Texts by Achille Mbembe, Jacques Derrida, C.L.R. James, Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni, KJ Abudu, Emmanuel Iduma, Walter D. Mignolo, Avery F. Gordon, Adjoa Armah, Joshua Segun-Lean. Conversation with Bouchra Khalili and KJ Abudu

Featuring republished texts by seminal theorists of the 20th and 21st centuries, as well as newly commissioned essays by some of today’s leading artists and writers, Living With Ghosts: A Reader is an important, thought-provoking work published to coincide with the exhibition guest curated by KJ Abudu at Pace in London.

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Yoshitomo Nara

Pinacoteca

Text by Simon Reynolds, Stephanie Rosenthal

With extensive photography and special foldouts, this book recreates the experience of Yoshitomo Nara’s Pinacoteca 2021, a multi-room installation exhibited at Pace in London.

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Adrian Ghenie

The Hooligans

Texts by Masha Tupitsyn, Apsara DiQuinzio

Published on the occasion of the artist's first solo show in Asia, this special edition of Adrian Ghenie: The Hooligans is Pace Publishing’s first Korean language title.

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Robert Nava

Text by Jason Rosenfeld, foreword by Mark Beasley, conversation with Huma Bhabha

Focusing on his exhibition at Pace in London, Thunderbolt Disco, Robert Nava’s first monograph captures his colorful, energetic works with bold typography and vivid reproductions.

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Mika Tajima

Texts by Mika Yoshitake, T’ai Smith, edited by Eugenia Bell

Co-published by Inventory Press and Kayne Griffin, this book takes a deep dive into Mika Tajima’s sculptures, paintings, videos, and new media installations from 2003–2021.

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Elmgreen & Dragset

The Nervous System

Essay by Martin Herbert, Interview by Richard Shiff

To mark the duo Elmgreen & Dragset’s first major exhibition with Pace in New York, The Nervous System, Pace Publishing produced a catalogue featuring an essay by writer Martin Herbert and an interview with the artists conducted by art historian Richard Shiff.

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Wifredo Lam

The Imagination at Work

Texts by Alexander Alberro, Kaira M. Cabañas, Samantha A. Noël, Alexandra Chang

Produced on the occasion of Pace’s New York survey Wifredo Lam: The Imagination at Work, this book examines the formal and thematic complexities of Wifredo Lam’s paintings and sculptures.

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Prabhavathi Meppayil

Introduction by Michaëla de Lacaze Mohrmann, Texts by Rosalind Krauss, Wells Fray-Smith, Mami Kataoka; Design by A Practice for Everyday Life

Accompanying Prabhavathi Meppayil’s 2022 solo exhibition with Pace in New York, this book reflects the gestural subtleties of the artist’s abstract paintings, sculptures, and installations in its typography and design.

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Qiu Xiaofei

Divination

Texts by Qiu Xiaofei, Travis Jeppesen, Yan Chi

Produced on the occasion of Qiu Xiaofei’s 2021 solo exhibition Divination with Pace in New York, this publication focuses on the rich historical, political, cultural, and spiritual allusions in the artist’s paintings.

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Mark Rothko

1968: Clearing Away

Texts by Christopher Rothko, Eleanor Nairne

Designed by graphic design studio Kellenberger–White, this book was published in concert with an exhibition of Mark Rothko’s rarely seen, intimately-sized paintings and works on paper at Pace’s new gallery in London’s Hanover Square.

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Torkwase Dyson

Liquid A Place
Limited-edition Dubplate

To mark Torkwase Dyson’s collaborative Pace Live performances and multimedia installation Liquid A Place, which were presented at the gallery’s new London space this fall, Pace Publishing produced a limited-edition double A-side dubplate.

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Agnes Martin

The Distillation of Color, 2021

Texts by Durga Chew-Bose, Bruce Hainley, Olivia Laing

Produced in conjunction with the exhibition Agnes Martin: The Distillation of Color, this book brings new voices to the scholarship around Martin’s work.

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Thomas Nozkowski

The Last Paintings

Complementing Pace’s exhibition Thomas Nozkowski: The Last Paintings, this book includes an essay by art historian Marc Mayer and moving remembrances of the artist by Jennifer Gross, Joseph Masheck, Catherine Murphy, Martin Puryear, Peter Schjeldahl, Robert Storr, and Karen Wilkin, all of whom were part of his circle.

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Adrian Ghenie

The Hooligans

Texts by Apsara DiQuinzio, Masha Tupitsyn

This publication marks Adrian Ghenie’s fourth solo exhibition with Pace. It focuses on the artist’s explorations of the notion of “hooliganism” in his recent paintings and drawings, which were informed by the Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, and Romantic movements.

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Rare & Vintage Books

Over 500 titles have been created under Pace Publishing, with an enduring focus on original scholarship and innovative design, underpinned by a rigorous and creative approach.

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Grids

Format and Image in 20th Century Art

Made to accompany a 1979 group exhibition on view at Pace in New York and The Akron Art Institute, Ohio, this catalogue brings together historic works by Josef Albers, Carl Andre, Robert Irwin, Lee Krasner, Ellsworth Kelly, Eva Hesse, Sol LeWitt, Agnes Martin, Ad Reinhardt, Louise Nevelson, and Frank Stella, among others. The book includes a text by Rosalind Krauss, while its design alludes to theme of the exhibition—the grid as a pictorial device and thematic element—through the overlay plastic grid cover. 

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Jean Dubuffet

Recent Paintings: Paysage Castillians Sites Tricolores, 1975

Text by Jean Dubuffet

This eight-panel accordion-fold book was produced on the occasion of a 1975 solo exhibition of paintings by Jean Dubuffet, which opened at Centre Pompidou in Paris before traveling to Galerie Beyeler in Basel and Pace in New York. The spiral-bound volume contains color and black-and-white reproductions as well as a sleeve with six 35mm color slides of vinyl-on-canvas pieces by the artist. A text by Dubuffet, written in French, is also included.

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Yto Barrada

Tree Identification for Beginners, 2017

Texts by Mounira Bouzid, Adrienne Edwards

Yto Barrada’s Tree Identification for Beginners collects imagery and documentation relating to her mother’s first visit to the US in 1966 as part of the Operation Crossroads Africa program. Archival materials, reproduced on newsprint, present a complex history and challenge accepted narratives through myth, autobiography, and structures of learning. Included are a voiceover script of Barrada’s mother recounting her experience—part of the performance and film of the same name—and an interview with the artist by curator Adrienne Edwards. In 2018, the publication won a Most Beautiful Swiss Books award from the Swiss Office of Culture.

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Louise Nevelson

1964

Made to accompany a solo exhibition of work by Louise Nevelson at Pace in 1964, this book features photographs of sculptures and wall works from that year—some reproduced on transparent or metallic paper. A reprinted text by art historian William C. Seitz is paired with a chronology of the artist’s career. Nestled inside an envelope, the book’s textured cover is made of black velvet with a cut-out, formally echoing Nevelson’s sculptures.

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