Event — Artist Novels. The Book Lovers Publication


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.


»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.


Pro qm
Almstadtstraße 48 – 50
10119 Ber­lin

Fri­day, April 10th, 2015 at 8.30pm