Asier Mendizabal: Problemas de estilo y vasijas de barro, 2016
Ed. Alabado Contemporáneo, Quito
46 pp., 21 x 15 cm. Spanish/English
Toma de tierra. Asier Mendizabal, 2014
Ed. CarrerasMugica, Bilbao
126 pp., 21 x 15 cm. Spanish
Price: 25 €
Asier Mendizabal, 2008
Ed. Macba, Barcelona
180 pp., 16,5 x 21 cm. Spanish/English
Price: 33 €
Catalogue after solo show of Asier Mendizabal at the Macba. Mendizabal's practice can be described as a critique of ideology based on the establishment of structures that give form. In this respect, he does not hesitate to use the most suitable languages and tools for each situation: sculpture, photography, video, film, writing and poster design. The publication brings together texts on Asier Mendizabal's work by Bartomeu Marí, Peio Aguirre, Diedrich Diederichsen and Ian Svenonius.
Ortxarcoaga (M-L), 2007
15 pp., 21 x 29,4 cm. Spanish/English
Booklet with an essay by Mendizabal which refers to the work Otxarkoaga (M-L)(2007). The work reflects on a citizens' initiative to raise a monument in the Bilbao district of Otxarkoaga using busts of Lenin and Marx proceeding directly from the breakup of the Communist block. The role of the artist in this context is always to inject greater complexity into the discourses in order to explore the link between the aesthetic and the political and overcome the inadequate ideas present as much in one domain as in the other.
Smaller than a Mass, 2006
Ed. COOP, San Sebastián
Ed. 600. 94 pp., 17 x 22,5 cm. Spanish/English
Price: 16 €
First publication of independent publishing house COOP. A book on the work of Asier Mendizabal. With essays by the artist and critic Peio Aguirre.