“Erika Runge und das systemsprengende Potenzial des Glücksanspruchs“: One-day workshop with screenings and talks at the Freie Universität Berlin, dedicated to the German author (“Bottroper Protokolle”, 1968), filmmaker, feminist and communist Erika Runge (1939–2023).
Please join us in Düsseldorf, I’ll present a number of conceptual publications of the 1960s, accompanied by a small one-night book exhibition. The event is part of the photobook talks series ANT!FOTO, organized by BoehmKobayashi (Katja Stuke & Oliver Sieber). Starts 6 pm at the Central Library (Konrad-Adenauer-Platz 1).
Grand opening of the festival “Assemblage Berlin. 60 Years of Intermediality in Literature” at the Literary Colloquium Berlin that I co-curated. Speeches start at 6 pm, followed by a reception on the beautiful Wannsee terrace, music, talks and performances until late: https://www.temporal-communities.de/assemblage
Next Monday in Dresden I will give a talk on “The ‘Portable Gallery’: Transformations in Exhibition Practice in the 1960s” in Prof. Angela Matyssek’s lecture series on “Exhibiting”. Starts at 3.30 pm at the Dresden University of Fine Arts, Güntzstrasse 34, lecture hall 222. All welcome.
I will be giving a lecture in Weimar on Julia Born’s project “Title of the Show” (2009) and its links to Conceptual exhibitions of the 1960s, as part of the series “Bauhaus Masters Lectures“, organized by the Department for Visual Communication. 7 pm, Hauptcampus, Van-de-Velde-Bau, R. HP05.
Join us this Sunday at KV Leipzig for the launch of Antye Günther’s new artist publication THE BEHEADING OF THE FRUIT FLY (How will I know if you are truly a sentient being?), published with fw:books, Amsterdam. We will start at 6 pm with a listening session, followed by a conversation.
The second event in the series Reading Artists’ Books, that I co-initiated with Tabea Nixdorff, will focus on experimental and literary texts by contemporary artists. Readers include: David Maroto, Ciarán Walsh, Claudia de la Torre, Sonya Schönberger, Michael Riedel, Cathleen Schuster & Marcel Dickhage, and Carsten Tabel. Join us on site or online from 3-6 p.m.: https://hgb-leipzig.webex.com/meet/ehleiter
I will be giving a talk in Halle on ‘Wall and Page: Spaces of Display’ at the art school Burg Giebichenstein as part of the symposium ‘Von hier aus… noch zu bestimmen‘ (see panel on ‘Spaces’/’Räume’), organized by the Communication Design Department. Please register here.
Please join us on Sunday, March 20, 2022, from 5 to 8 pm (CET), for “Reading Artists’ Books: Remembering Doro“, a public Zoom event in commemoration and celebration of the librarian, educator, writer and photographer Doro Boehme (1957–2020). Co-organized with Tabea Nixdorff.
Happy to announce that I joined the theory faculty at the Academy of Fine Arts in Leipzig where I will be replacing Jun.-Prof. Dr. Katrin Köppert for one academic year.
Please join us for the launch of Catalog / Artists’ Books / Printed Matter / 1976–2020 / $48.66 with Berlin-based artist Samuel Bich in conversation with Executive Director of Printed Matter, Inc. Max Schumann and art historian Regine Ehleiter. A recording is now available on Printed Matter’s Youtube channel.
In January, I’ll be teaching a workshop on “Fiktive Institutionen” (fictitious institutions) at Burg Giebichenstein in Halle. Guests including Marion Kliesch, Falk Messerschmidt and Stefan Riebel. More info here.
For the new issue of Anti!foto magazine, I talked to Katja Stuke and Oliver Sieber (BoehmKobayashi) about book collecting, dematerialization, and my curatorial research for the exhibition “Re: Groups”. Magazine launch at Tina Miyake (Ackerstr. 29, Düsseldorf) on July 28, from 6–10 pm.
DasKunstbuch.at has published a number of short texts on artists’ books written by students in my seminar on “Practices of Publishing in Contemporary Art” at the University of Hildesheim. For more info, see here.
One-night exhibition in Berlin: I will present selected works from the (magazine) exhibition “Re: Groups” at Kunstquartier Bethanien, starting from 7 pm. “Re: Groups” was published in the “Forum” section of Camera Austria No. 147 (Fall 2019).
Join us at the Vienna Art Book Fair: I curated the exhibition “Re: Groups”, based on instructions by Lucy R. Lippard, with works by David Horvitz, Natalie Czech, Laida Lertxundi, Triin Tamm, Katja Stuke & Oliver Sieber, Alwin Lay, Philipp Grünewald, Maria Anwander, Alina Schmuch, Anika Liberatore, Anca Benera & Arnold Estefan.
Just out: a new publication on Günther Förg, including my essay on his artist’s books (“Im Umkreis der Bücher. Günther Förgs Künstlerbücher als Produkt der Bibliothek”/ “In the Domain of Books: Günther Förg’s Artist’s Books as a Product of His Library”, in: Günther Förg. Werke in der Sammlung Friedrichs, Berlin: Holzwarth, 2019, pp. 186-197).
I recently reviewed Michalis Pichler’s book Publishing Manifestos. An International Anthology from Artists and Writers (The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA/London; Miss Read, Berlin 2019) for issue 146 of Camera Austria magazine.
I am giving a paper at a conference on “Curatorial Practices of Comparing | Kuratorische Praktiken des Vergleichens” in Bielefeld, organized by Britta Hochkirchen. Full list of speakers and more details here (pdf).
Pleased to participate in this three-day conference in Ulm that will focus on exhibition design in the years 1950 to 1970. I will present on aspects of participation and display in Christian Chruxin’s ‘portable galleries’ (1963-66). Click here for program (pdf).
MAP #9 on “The Book as a Archival Space and Medium of Art” was just released and includes my article on the experimental publications Christian Chruxin designed for his gallery situationen 60 in Berlin.
Join us for an evening of talks on ‘Wall and page display. Reconsidering Presentational Context in Photographic Exhibitions, 1950–1970‘ at Central St. Martins in London. Other speakers: Clive Phillpot, Fabian Röderer and Helga Pakasaar. I will be presenting Lucy Lippard’s experimental exhibition ‘Groups’ (1969/1970).
Catalogue launch in conjunction with the opening of Exhibiting the Exhibition at Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden. See here for excerpts of my essay “The Catalogue as Exhibition. Suggestions for an Expanded Understanding of Display”.
Excited to host Olof Olsson’s performance Driving the Blues Away – An Info Comedy here in London. The event is free but seating is limited. To attend, please RSVP to email@example.com
I’m a visiting lecturer this term in the M.A. program Curatorial Studies at Goethe University Frankfurt with a seminar on Seth Siegelaub and the Expansion of Curatorial Space.
IAWIS/AIERTI Conference in Lausanne (July 10–14, 2017). Chairing the panel Printed Matter: Conceptualism and Dissemination. The speakers are Katharine J. Wright, Antje Krause-Wahl, Sajda van der Leeuw, and Barbara Reisinger.
Exhibition opening of Was sich abzeichnet | What’s Unfolding at the Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck. Participating artists including: William Engelen, Danja Erni, Anne Gathmann, Dagmara Genda, Christian Pilz, David Semper, and Ralf Ziervogel.
I am giving a paper at the AAH New Voices Conference: Art Outside of the Gallery on Seth Siegelaub and the catalogue-as-exhibition.
Artist Talk at Kunstverein Leipzig in conjunction with Alwin Lay’s exhibition Der entscheidende Augenblick musste verschoben werden.