Event — Artist Novels. The Book Lovers Publication

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You are invited to the book launch of Artist Novels. The Book Lovers Publication published by Sternberg and Cricoteka on Friday, April 10th, 2015 at Pro qm in Berlin…
For the book launch the two editors David Maroto and Joanna Zielińska do a conversation with Caleb Waldorf, Creative Director in Triple Canopy.

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»This publication is devoted to the phenomenon of the artist novel, and whether it can be considered to be a medium in its own right within the visual arts. Visual artists create different strategies to integrate their novels into their practice. Introducing traits that are particular to narrative literature into the visual arts implies the accentuation of some features over others, such as narration, fiction, identification, and the act of reading and its protracted engagement, as well as distribution in public space. An artist’s approach comes fundamentally from the visual arts. The creation of an artist novel doesn’t differ from any other artwork. Both processes feed into each other as they evolve within the same body of works. Thanks to the contributions of a selected group of artists, writers, curators, and scholars this publication strives to demonstrate that literature, when treated by visual artists, can take place well beyond the space of the book.«
— Sternberg

Texts by Roland Barthes, Liam Gillick, Kenneth Goldsmith, Tom McCarthy, Ingo Niermann, Seth Price, Seth Siegelaub, et al.; excerpts from artist novels by Guy de Cointet, Henry Joseph Darger, Yayoi Kusama, Jill Magid, et al.

More information here.

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Pro qm
Almstadtstraße 48–50
10119 Berlin

Friday, April 10th, 2015 at 8.30pm