Dreams That Money Cant Buy
Michel Auder
Published by Karma International, Zurich, 2021, 22 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 19.7 × 29.4 cm, English
Price: €4

Exhibition film programme produced on the occasion of the exhibition Michel Auder: Dreams That Money Cant Buy, curated by Adam Szymczyk at Karma International, 17 September–31 October, 2021.

The layout is derived from the design of the monograph Stories, Myths, Ironies and Other Songs: Conceived, Directed, Edited and Produced by M. Auder, published by Kunsthalle Basel and Sternberg Press in 2014, both designed by Julia Born.

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Published by Mousse Publishing, Milan, 2019, 167 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 14.5 × 21 cm, English
Price: €25 (Out of stock)

This book is a three-part report on the long-term collaboration between artist Pope.L and curator Dieter Roelstraete which revolves around issues of connectedness, home, and migration, while addressing art’s relationship to knowledge.

Begun in spring 2016 with an invitation, extended to the artist by Roelstraete and his colleagues Monika Szewczyk and Adam Szymczyk, to participate in the fourteenth edition of documenta, Pope.L’s contribution took on the guise of an immersive, seemingly omnipresent sound installation titled Whispering Campaign, consisting of thousands of hours of whispered content—addressing nationhood and borders—broadcast throughout Athens and Kassel using both speakers and live “whisperers.”

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Vivian Suter
Published by Hatje Cantz, Berlin, 2019, 352 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 27 cm, English
Price: €47 (Out of stock)

More than thirty years ago the Swiss-Argentine artist Vivian Suter (*1949) moved to the rain forest in Panajachel, Guatemala, to live on a former coffee plantation. Since then she has worked on her impressive paintings in her wooden-hut studio, as well as outdoors. Her canvases lie on the sandy ground or hang in trees; dust, mud, leaves, mangos, and insects leave their traces on them. Her painting is influenced by organic processes and coincidence—even natural disasters are her material, when flood waters make their mark on canvases, becoming part of her large, colorful paintings. With texts by Adam Szymczyk, contributions by R.H. Quaytman, Moyra Davey, Hendrik Folkerts. Designed by Studio Manuel Raeder.

You can see Rosalind Nashashibi’s film Vivian’s Garden here.

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endless enclosure
Thea Djordjadze
Published by Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, 2009, 14 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 39 × 25 cm, German / English
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Thea Djordjadze mainly works with sculpture although she has also realized performances and been involved in music projects. In her sculptures, she often uses perishable, fragile, everyday materials that are derived from the vocabulary of domesticity and may hint at femininity, such as plaster, ceramic, silicon, sponge, cardboard, textiles and soap. The shelves, railings, walls and boxes that support or encase the sculptural objects, are simple but delicate architectural structures of wood and metal. Their expression stands in stark contrast to the organic shapes and “unfinished” surfaces of modestly scaled sculptures propped against walls, resting on shelves or hanging from railings. These passive-aggressive configurations of conflicting but mutually dependent objects make cryptic and elliptical reference to the sculpture of classical modernism. The artist’s drawings and watercolours are often part of installations, doubling and heightening their expressive impact and also underlining the fragmentary, unfinished state of the work. They are neither preliminary sketches for future three-dimensional works nor are they studies of already existing sculptures or autonomous pieces. It is as if the sculptures were living bodies that have assumed a definitive shape and became motionless only for a moment—and the drawings have taken note of their temporary appearance.

With texts from Oksana Bulgakowa and Adam Szymczyk.

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