Double Act: Art and Comedy
Artists: Bas Jan Ader, Cory Arcangel, Terry Atkinson, Mel Brimfield, Common Culture, Keith Coventry, Maurice Doherty, Richard Hughes, Paul McCarthy, Jonathan Monk, Adrian Paci, Julian Rosefeldt, Joachim Schmid, John Smith, Michael Smith, Richard Wentworth, Olav Westphalen, Erwin Wurm
Curated by David Campbell and Mark Durden
Metropolitan Arts Centre Belfast
Exhibition: May 6 – July 31, 2016
Opening May 5th, 7 – 9pm
Artists: Katrien de Blauwer, Inés de Bordas, Dina Kelberman, Thomas Sauvin, Joachim Schmid, John Stezaker, Thierry Struvay
Curated by Laure Flammarion
21 April – 8 May 2016
Opening on April 20 at 6.30pm
Curated by Monitor, P420, SpazioA
Artists: Eric Bainbridge, Franco Guerzoni, Benedikt Hipp, Nicola Samorì, Claudio Verna for Monitor; Luca Bertolo, Esther Klas, Chiara Camoni, Piotr Lakomy, Giulia Cenci for SpazioA; Riccardo Baruzzi, Irma Blank, Rodrigo Hernández, Paolo Icaro, Joachim Schmid, Alessandra Spranzi, Franco Vaccari for P420
Frigoriferi Milanesi, Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea
Exhibition: 8 April – 10 June 2016
Opening on 7 April at 8pm
Galerie Alain Gutharc
Artists: Janis Avotins, Dieter Hacker, Nøne futbol club, Estefanía Peñafiel Loaiza, Abigail Reynolds, Sebastien Riemer, Ariane Schick, Joachim Schmid, Sarah Schoenfeld, Sam Smith.
Curated by Pascale Krief
Exhibition: 13 April – 21 May, 2016
Opening: 12 April, 5 pm
I am pleased to participate in the festival Fahrenheit 39 in Ravenna where I’ll present some of my books in a talk on Sunday, April 10th at 6pm.
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We write letters and we share photos and we buy things and we book trips and we pay taxes and we talk to friends and we watch movies and we read books and we do a lot of work with computers. Computers are ubiquitous, and so is their relentless logic. There’s no “maybe”, no “nearly”, no “approximately”, no “not quite, but I know what you mean.” The computer knows only two options, right or wrong, yes and no, zero and one. Computers pretend to be perfect and we know we are not. The result is a flood of error messages. Things go wrong all the time, and this is – according to the computer – usually our fault. Unknown error, please try again. Sometimes you wonder whether buying a computer was error number one.
This book is comprised of more than four hundred error messages in six languages collected by a user over the course of two years.
The book was published in an edition of 100 copies (digital print, 14.8 x 10.5 cm, 144 pages, softcover, sewn), and it is available in the shop at 14 € per copy.
Artists’ books come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. I prefer the ones that are conceptually striking, not made for the sake of craft. Usually these are simple, small, and cheap. Often I wonder about the economy of artists’ books. We work and make and publish books in small editions, and then we sell them at reasonable prices. How does this work? This book explains in detail how artists make (or lose) money with self-published books. The book comes in two editions: the regular edition that is very affordable and a very limited edition that makes the money.
The book was published in an edition of 100 copies (digital print, 14.8 x 10.5 cm, 48 pages, softcover, sewn), and it is available in the shop at 12 € per copy.
The limited edition of 4 copies with an original signed and stamped banknote (one copy for each of the currencies mentioned in the book: ¥, €, $, and £) costs 120 €.