Das Ü des Türhüters (The O of the Doorkeeper)
Dirk Lunckow (Ed.)
German absurdist sculptor Andreas Slominski (b. 1959) explores the realm of the readymade, appropriating bicycles, windmills, animal traps and now ports-potties as freestanding sculptures or wall reliefs. This extensively illustrated monograph documents Slominski’s large-scale installations of 100 red, green and blue plastic toilets with urinals, toilet seats, toilet roll holders or vent pipes arranged like colorful paintings on the walls of the Deichttorhallen, Hamburg. Though the artist is perhaps best known for his work as an absurdist sculptor, he is also a veteran of absurdist performance—once famously having charged two mimes with carrying an invisible painting from the Royal College of Art to the Serpentine in London. Andreas Slominski’s solo exhibitions include Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt; Serpentine Gallery, London; Fondazione Prada, Milan; Museum Boijmans van Beuningin, Rotterdam; Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin; and Kunsthalle Zürich, and is represented by Metro Pictures, US. Essays by museum curator Dirk Luckow plus Saša Stanišić and Dörte Zbikowski explicate the work.
Hardcover / 8 ¾ x 12 ¾ in. / 256 pp / 150 color
Retail Price: $69.95
DEICHTORHALLEN HAMBURG, GERMANY