100 Notizen - 100 Gedanken (100 Notes – 100 Thoughts): No. 018, Mario Bellatin

100 Notizen - 100 Gedanken (100 Notes – 100 Thoughts): No. 018, Mario Bellatin
Author: Mario Bellatin
Publisher: dOCUMENTA (13), Hatje Cantz
Language: German / English
Pages: 28 pp., 1 ill.
Size: 14.80 x 21.00 cm
Weight: 52 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-3-7757-2867-6
Availability: In stock
Price: €6.00
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As a prelude to the 2012 exhibition, dOCUMENTA (13) and Hatje Cantz are publishing a series of notebooks, 100 Notes – 100 Thoughts, that is comprised of facsimiles of existing notebooks, commissioned essays, collaborations, and conversations. The series is edited by Bettina Funcke.


Mario Bellatin
The Hundred Thousand Books of Bellatin

Mario Bellatin’s oeuvre is characterized by an experimental and fragmented mode of narration that artfully links reality and fiction. In his text, the author, claiming he wishes to be surrounded by his books at all times, devises the project The Hundred Thousand Books of Bellatin: one hundred books written by himself, each of which is to be printed in an edition of one thousand. The hundred themes of this enterprise include such diverse topics as the importance of a certain dog without a hind leg in the life of Mario Bellatin, the donation of a Hewlett-Packard camera to one hundred artists around the world, and the abandonment of a Doberman puppy called Jesús. What appears at first to be an unstructured list gradually takes shape as a peculiar narration of its own.

Mario Bellatin (*1960) is an author in Mexico City and a member of the Honorary Advisory Committee of dOCUMENTA (13).