Papergirl – the art of giving art
Author: Aisha Ronniger
Language: English, German
Size: 27 x 36 cm
Papergirl – The Art of Giving Art is a publication celebrating the 5th anniversary of Papergirl, a project where in the style of american paperboys rolled art is being distributed by bike to randomn passers-by in the streets.
This publication is made by Aisha Ronniger. It holds on about 90 pages: 6 texts, 8 artist portraits, documentation and a manual how to do your own Papergirl. It is a limited edition of 1000 hand-assembled pieces in german and english, on different paper, with lose inlays and folded pages to rip open.
Core themes of the project like: digital vs. analogue, curated vs. uncurated, commercial vs. noncommercial, gift giving vs. receiving, luck vs. chance, inside vs. outside are being discussed in interviews, essays and the manual.
The artists Evol, Tika, Moki, Danny Gretscher, James Gulliver Hancock, Cake and Boxi, coming from different backgrounds, but somehow all being connected with the street, talk about their personal experience with these opposite wordpairs. Such as the authors: Stéphane Bauer, Jordan Seiler, Alain Bieber, Anne Wizorek, Katrin Klitzke & Robert Behrend and Kamilla Jarzina deal with these themes in their essays.
The cover is made of the catalogue poster showing samples of the 239 participating artists in 2010. Each piece of the publication holds a randomn choice of 4 images by the represented artists and is printed on various papers e.g. news print.
Most of the 100 shown photos are taken by the Berlin urban art photographer Just, who has accompanied the project during the last 4 years.