Libby Leshgold Gallery

Please join Fillip, the Charles H. Scott Gallery, and the artists at READ Books for the launch of two new books Autogestion, or Henri Lefebvre in New Belgrade and Right, to the City.

Autogestion, or Henri Lefebvre in New Belgrade

Edited by Urban Subjects (Sabine Bitter, Jeff Derksen, Helmut Weber) with contributions by Sabine Bitter & Helmut Weber, Ljiljana Blagojevic, Zoran Eric, Klaus Ronnberger, and a foreword by Neil Smith

This artists’ book by Sabine Bitter and Helmut Weber presents an original and previously unpublished text from 1986 by French philosopher and urbanist Henri Lefebvre. Lefebvre’s text, central to urban restructuring processes, is based on "autogestion" (self-management). Printed as a facsimile, the text is contextualized and interpreted by accompanying commentaries and essays. The publication is available in five editions with different foldout poster covers.

Published by Fillip, Vancouver, and Sternberg Press, Berlin

2009, English/French, 160 pages

Right, to the City

Contributions by Reinhard Braun, Martin Hochleitner, Jeff Derksen, Michael Zinganel, Jochen Becker, Clint Burnham, Candice Hopkins, Cecily Nicholson, Heidi Schatzl

Published on the occasion of Sabine Bitter & Helmut Weber’s retrospective exhibition held this summer in Linz, Right, to the City, shows the artists’ work negotiating the representation of cities and the production of space by everyday practices, state-planning, and global pressures.

Bitter & Weber focus on exemplary urban situations in cities like Belgrade, Vancouver, Paris, Bucharest, or Caracas to investigate the relationships between inhabitants and the city, between citizens and the state, and between urban space and everyday life.

Published by Fotohof Edition, Salzburg and Landesgalerie Landesmuseum, Linz, 2009, German/English, 192 pages

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