Anonymous user comment: “I have always been intrigued by such naturally placed compositions – one immediately presumes it is from an artist, which it is – it shows Jack Goldstein’s studio wall. Astronauts landing on the moon, wedge tailed eagles…”
Anonymous user comment: “I was initially drawn to this by the typographical design and also because of my general interest in Situationism. It was therefore a pleasant surprise on opening the pamphlet to discover a woman member of the Situationists who I had not heard of before – Jacqueline de Jong.”
Wikipedia says this about her:
She joined the Situationist International in 1960, and started to participate in conferences and the Central committee. After the expulsion of Constant Nieuwenhuys and his group, she became the Dutch Section of the organization. She did not accept the way the German section, also known as Gruppe SPUR, had been expelled and resigned. The cleft between the Debordists and the Second Situationist International grew, however she refused to join either faction, instead stating that people should act as situationists. Between 1962 and 1968 she edited and published the The Situationist Times involving Gaston Bachelard, Roberto Matta, Wifredo Lam and Jacques Prévert in this project. In 1968 she was in Paris, printing and distributing revolutionary posters.
Anonymous user comment: “I work a lot with archival practice in my own art work so i was naturally drawn to this invitation. I really enjoy the method of posing questions on an invitation card as I can imagine then going to the exhibition and already having the discourses raised by them on my mind on entering the space. Questions 2 and 10 are very interesting.”
Anonymous user comment: “What a beautiful colour this yellow is! I love book covers being used on invitations or in art works themselves. I did not know about this author and am now very intrigued to find him and read him….he befriended Jean Cocteau in drug rehab.
Great learning of a new author from an exhibition invite. The show sounds intriguing too… Here is quite a nice review from New York Times: new york times review”
Anonymous user comment: “I saw Teorema the other night at Xenix where a Pasolini retrospective was playing the entire month of November. I needed a couple of hours and a few glasses of red wine until I could work out what I had just seen. It is a marvel of a film. Plus I also recently spent 2 months in Rome and was hanging out quite a lot in a little wine bar in Pigneto just across the street from where Pasolini shot his first film Accattone. Hence my attraction to this invite!”
Anonymous user comment: “What do all the names have in common? I couldn’t guess, even though some of the people included i admire greatly… Click here to read and find out if you’re curious too: peter kilchmann press release“
As soon as I saw this image I immediately thought of Chernobyl. I find it quite haunting and imagine it was taken in some abandoned home post-nuclear disaster.
I have just been reading about it in a few articles and found out image is actually from a video installation Thater filmed in Prypiat, a Soviet city purpose built in the early 1970s for workers at the Chernobyl reactor in northwest Ukraine.
Here are some interesting articles and a short preview of the work on Youtube about it:
I have always been fascinated by this library but still haven’t made it to St.Gallen to visit it.
It has a very appealing design and if i remember rightly they have some special sort of giant scanner that scans the entire collection at night to make an inventory of the books positions, although i may be confusing it with somewhere else.