Autobiography n. 4- Jonathan Monk. Tonini Editore.

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Autobiography is a series by Tonini Editore, published monthly. Each volume will be dedicated to an artist, who will be free to carry out the topic of the autobiography by means of text or visual supports.

The selection of the artists participating to the series is coordinated by a scientific committee made up of six renown personalities in the world of the art research and collection: Pedro Barbosa (collector and founder of the Coleção Moraes – Barbosa), Alex Bacon (art historian), Claudio Guenzani (gallery owner in Milan, owner of the Studio Guenzani), Michele Lombardelli (artist, composer, typographer and consultant for several publishing houses), Shwetal Ashvin Patel (writer and researcher, founding member of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale), Christoph Schifferli (collector and scholar), Valentino Tonini (director of the homonymous publishing house).

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Autobiography n. 3. Alessandro Pessoli. Tonini Editore.

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Autobiography is a series by Tonini Editore, published monthly. Each volume will be dedicated to an artist, who will be free to carry out the topic of the autobiography by means of text or visual supports.

The selection of the artists participating to the series is coordinated by a scientific committee made up of six renown personalities in the world of the art research and collection: Pedro Barbosa (collector and founder of the Coleção Moraes – Barbosa), Alex Bacon (art historian), Claudio Guenzani (gallery owner in Milan, owner of the Studio Guenzani), Michele Lombardelli (artist, composer, typographer and consultant for several publishing houses), Shwetal Ashvin Patel (writer and researcher, founding member of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale), Christoph Schifferli (collector and scholar), Valentino Tonini (director of the homonymous publishing house).

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Autobiography n. 2. Nathalie Du Pasquier. Tonini Editore.

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Autobiography is a series by Tonini Editore, published monthly. Each volume will be dedicated to an artist, who will be free to carry out the topic of the autobiography by means of text or visual supports.

The selection of the artists participating to the series is coordinated by a scientific committee made up of six renown personalities in the world of the art research and collection: Pedro Barbosa (collector and founder of the Coleção Moraes – Barbosa), Alex Bacon (art historian), Claudio Guenzani (gallery owner in Milan, owner of the Studio Guenzani), Michele Lombardelli (artist, composer, typographer and consultant for several publishing houses), Shwetal Ashvin Patel (writer and researcher, founding member of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale), Christoph Schifferli (collector and scholar), Valentino Tonini (director of the homonymous publishing house).

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Autobiography n. 1. Koo Jeong A. Tonini Editore.

Posted in Artist Book, illustration, photography on March 8th, 2022
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Autobiography is a series by Tonini Editore, published monthly. Each volume will be dedicated to an artist, who will be free to carry out the topic of the autobiography by means of text or visual supports.

The selection of the artists participating to the series is coordinated by a scientific committee made up of six renown personalities in the world of the art research and collection: Pedro Barbosa (collector and founder of the Coleção Moraes – Barbosa), Alex Bacon (art historian), Claudio Guenzani (gallery owner in Milan, owner of the Studio Guenzani), Michele Lombardelli (artist, composer, typographer and consultant for several publishing houses), Shwetal Ashvin Patel (writer and researcher, founding member of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale), Christoph Schifferli (collector and scholar), Valentino Tonini (director of the homonymous publishing house).

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Jonathan Monk. In Relief (My collection of Sol LeWitt books – exact size, shape and occasionally colour). Christoph Schifferli, Geraldine Tedder (eds.). Archiv

Posted in Artist Book, distribution, exhibition catalogue, exhibitions on June 25th, 2016
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“I have been collecting Sol LeWitt books for some time now – initially these books were used as material for a series of animations – but slowly I started buying them just to complete a collection. The search for the white spine.

Sol’s books are predominately white and when going through the shelves of book dealers I always pull out the white books with hope… repetition and repeat is a constant – I often acquire the same book twice or even three times… they all look the same.

In 2005 I produced a book called Cover Version – it featured all the covers of my Sol LeWitt books – a kind of what’s in my library compendium.

For this new piece I have fabricated an abstract version of Cover Version.

The books were laid out as if on a small table top – each book carefully measured… height, width and thickness… Certain book sellers use a similar display technique.

This was then transformed into five medium density fibre board wall mounted relief panels. Expertly cut and routed (not by me) to follow the forms given by Mr LeWitt and his publications. The painted and sanded surface made by the fabricator has been left to give the appropriate patina to the entire piece.

Books are there to be handled and not just bought and sold.”

Jonathan Monk, 2015

With a text David Platzker
Edition of 400

 

€15.00

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Books on Books: 12.04.2012 – 20.04.2012 @ Galerie 201 der ZHdK

Posted in books on April 7th, 2012
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Vernissage: 12. April 2012 um 18 Uhr
Lecture Christoph Schifferli um 17 Uhr
201, Sihlquai 125, 8005 Zürich

Ausstellungsdauer: 12.04.12 bis 20.04.12
Öffnungszeiten: Mi. bis Fr. 16 bis 20 Uhr

Die Books on Books Ausstellung präsentiert Künstlerbücher aus der Sammlung von Christoph Schifferli. Die Künstlerbücher stammen überwiegend aus den Bereichen der Konzept‐ und Minimalkunst sowie aus dem Kontext der Independent Publishing Bewegung seit den 90er Jahre. Unter dem gleichen Titel wurde im Jahre 2011 ein Teil der wertvollen Sammlung Schifferlis am Swiss Institute Contemporary Art in New York ausgestellt. In der aktuellen Ausstellung an der ZHdK wird das Konzept von Books on Books weitergeführt und erweitert: eine Reihe von Darstellungsmöglichkeiten der Künstlerbücher werden untersucht, die jeweils auf die Vielfältigkeit der Publikationen und Materialien hinweisen. Das Buch als Kunstobjekt, das Buch als Speicher von Dokumenten, das Bild des Buches als Grafik, das Buch als Objekt der Fotografie, das Buch als Element einer filmischen Darstellung.

Mit ausgewählten Publikationen von Rodney Graham, Barbara Bloom, Olaf Nicolai, Nina Beier und Marie Lund, Mariana Castillo Deball, Alejandro Cesarco, Continuous Project, Jonathan Monk, Derek Sullivan, Pierre Leguillon, Paul Chan, Melissa Dubbin / Aaron S. Davidson, Dani Gal, Amanda Andersen, Paul Noble, Wade Guyton, Nick Mauss und Ken Okiishi, Michael Riedel, Pablo Bronstein, Maria Eichhorn, Sherrie Levine, Allan Ruppersberg, Oscar Tuazon, Bruce Nauman, Richard Prince, Remy Markowitsch, Daniela Comani, Robin Waart, Kajsa Dahlberg,Yann Sérandour, Ramaya Tegegne, Ian Wallace, et al.

Im Rahmen der Ausstellung wird eine interaktive hybride Web‐Applikation zur Verfügung gestellt, die das virtuelle Durchblättern einzelner Künstlerpublikationen ermöglichen soll. Damit wird der spannende Inhalt ausgewählter vergriffener Künstlerbücher erneut zugänglich gemacht.

Books on Books ist ein Projekt von Christoph Schifferli in Zusammenarbeit mit Marc Asekhame, Paul Brunner, Tamara Janes, Daniele Kaehr, Maren Kraume, Christian Gross und Sofia Bempeza im Rahmen von importIexport.