Selected Writings by Pavel Büchler since 1987
Nick Thurston (Ed.)
The first comprehensive collection of writings by expatriate Czech artist, teacher, critic and occasional curator Pavel Büchler (b. 1952), Somebody’s Got to Do It spans three decades of Buchler’s writings on the history of photography, theories of media, the paradoxes of art education and artistic research, the peculiarities of art as a form of work and the politics and poetics of “making nothing happen.” Organized into three sections, the dense softcover publication covers Büchler’s exhibitions, book reviews, his writings on analog media and their afterlives in our digital age; articles and lecture scripts on the topic of teaching art and design and interventions into cultural theory; and a selection of his discursive, formally playful contributions to catalogs; and an extensive new interview (2014–15). Between each section are editor’s notes focusing on the poetic status of language foregrounded in Büchler’s gallery works, and the interplay between his writings about art and his writings in his art. Rounding out the collection is an extensive introductory essay and complete bibliography.
5 ¾ x 8 ¼ in. / 240 pp / 5 b&w
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