Things I Remember I Have Done, But Don’t Remember Why I Did Them—Towards a Catalogue Raisonné
Luca Lo Pinto & Nicolaus Schafhausen (Eds.)
This publication comprises two volumes: a booklet accompanying Pierre Bismuth’s 2015 solo exhibition at Kunsthalle Wien, and a catalogue raisonné indexing his typically serial and often humorous work of the last three decades, from five-minute paintings of recipe cards from women’s magazines (1986–87) to fried-chicken-flavored polyethylene sculptures (2015). Just like the idiosyncratic mix of conceptualism and appropriation refined by Bismuth throughout his career, Things I Remember I Have Done, But Don’t Remember Why I Did Them suggests how easily authorship and intentionality can be undermined, even erased—and Bismuth is not exempt from his own treatment.
English & German / Softcover
8 ½ x 10 ⅔ in. / 306 pp
221 b&w and 3 color
Retail Price: $45.00
KUNSTHALLE WIEN, VIENNA