THE ART WORLD
For every FIAC (Paris International Contemporary Art Fair) since 2005, M/M Paris, the hyper-influential, music and fashion focused design firm, has assembled a collection of photos to be used as promotional material. This newest collection has an arousing vagueness: each of these photos shows a place—sometimes empty, sometimes inhabited; urban or perhaps bucolic; identifiable or ambiguous— yet in each one, it is clear that art is somehow being made. Like much of M/M’s design work, each photo projects a deceptively simple message, less by its content than by the site where it appears, and its implied recipients. The book becomes a sort of geographical manual defining the movements of art works, bringing them to a specific territory, to its peripheries. With a foreword in French and English by curator/critic Eric Troncy.
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From Mythological Demigod to Mass Phenomenon
Beate Ermacora & Maren Welsch (Eds.)
Taking as its starting point the myth of Narcissus, who fell in love with his own reflection and pined away because he couldn’t possess his beloved, this catalog for an international group exhibition includes a smart curatorial mix of international artists. Featured are Barbara Bloom, Felix Burger, Luis Camnitzer, Niklas Goldbach, Conny Habbel, Katja Hammerle, Ely Kim, Jürgen Klauke, Urs Lüthi, Bjørn Melhus, John Miller, Olaf Nicolai, Helmut Schober, Johanna Smiatek, Wainer Vaccari and historical works by Gyula Benczúr, Felix Nussbaum, Johann Heinrich Schönfeld plus more. The diverse selection of art works is not concerned merely with self-experience and self-recognition, with clichés and male behavioral models, but also with the social changes regarding the blurring of gender roles and the acceptance of the glorification of the masculine physique, thus illuminating our current social circumstances. Texts by Julia Brennacher, Lotte Dinse, Beate Ermacora, Jürgen Tabor and others.
9x 11 1/4 inches/ 186 pp/ 100 color
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GALERIE TAXISPALAIS, AUSTRIA