Irena Haiduk

  • Seductive Exacting Realism

    Seductive Exacting Realism

    Irena Haiduk and Solveig Øvstebø

    A 13-volume set of Marcel Proust's collected works was published in Yugoslavia in 1967. This edition, in the Latin alphabet, was highly valued by Yugoslav intelligentsia for its elegant translation from French by the poet Tin Ujević. During the Bosnian civil war, these Proust sets fetched up to the equivalent of a full year's salary in the Belgrade black markets. They were frequently looted together with other valuables from Bosnian homes. The set exhibited in Irena Haiduk's “Seductive Exacting Realism” was seized by local police from Belgrade Kalenić Market in 1995. It was acquired at a public auction in 2014. It is missing volume number 12.

    Published on the occasion of Irena Haiduk, “Seductive Exacting Realism”—a two-part project that was presented as parallel exhibitions at the Renaissance Society and the 14th Istanbul Biennial—this volume features contributions by Ivo Andrić, Hannah Feldman, Irena Haiduk, Monika Szewczyk, Marina Vishmidt, and Solveig Øvstebø.

    Copublished with Renaissance Society

    ContributorsIvo Andrić, Hannah Feldman, Irena Haiduk, Monika Szewczyk, Marina Vishmidt, Solveig Øvstebø

    • Hardcover $34.00
  • Spells


    Irena Haiduk and Karsten Lund

    What is Human? What is Divine? The Divine not only can do things that The Human cannot imagine, The Divine can imagine things that The Human cannot imagine. It is in this space that Irena Haiduk's work lives its perpetually challenged life: where that which we cannot imagine gets imagined. This art is a magnet that extracts psychic metal.—From the introduction

    Spells is the first collection of Irena Haiduk's writing, gathering her texts and limited-edition publications since 2007. Moving through a wide range of formats, the book encompasses manifestos, music scores, forecasts, conversions, translations, architectural programs, and other difficult-to-categorize works. With sharp teeth and a killer instinct, Haiduk leads the way to a sunny spot where every soul suffers infinite injustice.

    • Paperback $25.00