i.e., 2008

i.e., 2008
Author: Dani Gal
Publisher: Deutsche Guggenheim
Language: English
Pages: 957
Size: 13.4 x 21.4 cm
Weight: 1.1420 kg
Binding: Softcover
Availability: In stock
Price: €25.00
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In “i.e.,” Dani Gal questions the authority of institutions by removing example sentences from the Oxford English Dictionary from their context and formulating an absurd “novel” out of them. In her edition, Julia Schmidt fragments a painting by Edgar Degas and makes five new “compositions” from the material. With his unlimited dedication, Clemens von Wedemeyer refers to in his words “superfluous people who arise due to specialization and amassing of capital and thus are involuntarily “exempted” from economic and societal activities. Aslı Sungu finally challenges the purported steadfastness of material values by casting copies of luxury jewelry using acrylic like in her general art work.

In all of the editions, motifs and themes are taken out of their original context and used to open up new, discursive connections.