Posted in Uncategorized on July 18th, 2014
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A catalogue for Cyprien Gaillard’s show ‘From Wings to Fins’ at Sprut Magers gallery, fall 2014.
featuring a text by curator and frieze editor Tom Morton, as well as images of works by Cyprien Gaillard and Morris Louis.

Pages: 48
Price: €24.80

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mono.archiv #2: Limited Edition Box Set Containing mono.kultur #16 – 30

Posted in Fashion, Film, magazines, music, photography on December 19th, 2012
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“With our eyes firmly set on the future rather than the past, it’s sometimes surprising to stop and catch our breath for a moment only to realise, ‘Blimey! We’ve passed issue #30 already!’ Meaning: High time for our second collector’s box set mono.archiv #02, gathering mono.kultur issues #16 to 30 in one pretty and screenprinted box, in that strange grey/blue/green hue which tends to lean towards one or the other depending on the time of day. Once again including a sweet little wrap-around (water!), and once again your very last chance to get your hands on beloved issues such as Miranda July or Ai Weiwei, which have been well and truly sold out for what feels like years. Strictly limited to 150 copies, and 150 only.”

mono.archiv #02:
Miranda July
Paweł Althamer
Michael Ballhaus
Dries van Noten
Tilda Swinton
Ai Weiwei
Sissel Tolaas
Cyprien Gaillard
Dave Eggers
Manfred Eicher / ECM
Ryan McGinley
Chris Taylor / Grizzly Bear
Chris Ware

Size: 21 x 16 x 6 cm
Weight: 1.2830 kg
Price: €95.00

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The Recovery of Discovery. Cyprien Gaillard. Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König

Posted in Exhibition catalogue on September 13th, 2012
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The Recovery of Discovery, Cyprien Gaillard, published by Verlag der Buschhandlung Walther König.

Die Erhaltung eines Monuments scheint auch immer seine Zerstörung zu beinhalten. Um städtische Architekturen, Kulturdenkmäler und Reliquien zu bewahren, erfolgt nicht selten ihre Überführung an andere Orte. Der Transfer ändert nicht nur die Geschichte des Ursprungsortes, sondern führt auch zu einer brachialen Umdeutung des vor der Zerstörung Bewahrten. Für seine Ausstellung in den KW Institute for Contemporary Art schuf Cyprien Gaillard (geboren 1980 in Paris) eine neue, raumgreifende Arbeit, die erst durch die aktive Mißachtung ihrer Form die Komplexität ihrer Bezüge aufzeigt. Gleich einer öffentlichen Amnesie, verloren in der ausweglosen Interaktion mit dokumentiert in einer langen Kleinbildserie die völlige Zerstörung der Pyramide.
Preserving a monument goes hand in hand with destroying it. In order to preserve architecture, cultural monuments and relics, they are often relocated, allowing urban displacement to arise – leading to the disappearance of the concept of autonomous geography and archeology. The dislocation of a monument does not only alter the history of its original location, but also leads to a radical re-interpretation of the monument itself. For his exhibition at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Cyprien Gaillard created a new work containing complex implications, which will only be revealed through an act of complete defiance. Similar to public amnesia, lost in the hopeless interaction with the monument, the gradual destruction
becomes a part of the aesthetic of resistance. The catalogue which is published on the occasion of the exhibition “Cyprien Gaillard. The Recovery of Discovery” at KW Institute of Contemporary Art in Berlin, depicts the gradual destruction of the sculpture and includes contributions by Hal Foster, Marion von Osten, and Susanne Pfeffer as well as a conversation with Cyprien Gaillard and Susanne Pfeffer.

D 22€

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mono.kultur #24: Cyprien Gaillard – Dust Lines

Posted in magazines, Motto Berlin store, Motto Zürich store, Zines on August 16th, 2010
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mono.kultur #24: Cyprien Gaillard – Dust Lines.
D 4€ – EU 5€ – WW 6€

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Cyprien Gaillard. Geographical Analogies.

Posted in Motto Berlin store, Motto Zürich store, photography on August 11th, 2010
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Cyprien Gaillard. Geographical Analogies, Edited by Florence Derieux, Susanne Gaensheimer, Adam Szymczyk, Rein Wolfs.
Published by JRP. Limited edition.
English. 224 pages.

This artist’s book is based on Cyprien Gaillard’s “Geographical Analogies,” a collection of 900 Polaroids, carefully and rigorously arranged in a total of 100 showcases, telling many stories about landscapes, monuments, modernist buildings, and architectonic utopias, and just as many stories about decay, destruction, and devastation.

As Rein Wolfs puts it in the introduction of this publication “Gaillard’s epic work, outmodedly analog … reflects a computation of time that seems to have disappeared …. In the disintegrating medium of Polaroid photography the aspect of disappearance inherent to time is documented and allegedly temporarily halted—until in foreseeable time these originals too will have disappeared beyond recall … Decay, disappearance, remembrance and decline are omnipresent motifs in this work … Numerous devastated concrete landscapes, unfinished holiday developments, monuments, ruins, modernist high-rise estates, cemeteries, landscapes and—as a counterpoint—golf courses stand for an equal number of failed ambitions, or decaying cultural testimonies to their time … But the ‘Geographical Analogies’ can be conserved for perpetuity in the format of this book which, like an atlas arranging things at a different level, represents a further stage of scientific classification: a global atlas full of ruins of the Gaillard trademark. A world atlas against disappearance.”

D 60€


Zeitlosschrift #3

Posted in Motto Berlin store, photography on May 29th, 2010
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Zeitlosschrift #3. Featuring: Rick Reuter, Ricardo Domeneck, Martin J Pulvermann, Ortwin Ruf, Jakob Hauser, Brett Lloyd, Walter Pfeiffer, Cyprien Gaillard,

Issue 1, 2, 3 available
D 10€