Thomas Thiel (Ed.)
An artwork in itself, the catalog Museum off Museum accompanies a two-part exhibition held over five months at Bielefelder Kunstverein in which seven artists explore the “museum as a space of reflection.” The exhibition, curated by Thomas Thiel, comprised multiple artistic and scientific approaches to museum-based narrative including installations, talks and a blog. The book beautifully documents each of the exhibition phases and clearly presents the many contributions to this substantial project. Its episodic organization suggests its encyclopedic nature. Designed in large-format hardcover with full-color broadsheet-scaled pages printed on newsprint, many of the sections are accompanied by extensive footnotes. The work of artists Ozlem Altin, Kader Attia, Isabel Cornaro, Simon Fujiwara, Camille Henriot, Jeremy Deller & Bruce Lacey, Slavs and Tatars among many other contributors comprise more than 30 artistic and scientific statements in the form of essays, interviews, visual statements and exhibition documents.
Exhibition catalog / Hardcover / 10 1/2 x 14 1/4 inches
192 pp / 232 color
Retail Price: $38.00
BIELEFELDER KUNSTVEREIN, GERMANY