Carsten Holler: Leben

Carsten Holler: Leben
Library Shelf Location 18.HOLL
Publication Date 2014

A catalogue as puzzling and conceptually elaborate as the exhibition it accompanies. This fully circular publication has no beginning or end, allowing for multiple points of entry and unconventional ways of reading - both from left to right and vice versa, as well as upside down and right side up - seeking to interrupt learned behaviors and soliciting the reader's active engagement. It complements the exhibition as it unfolds a play of doubling and symmetry that references the exhibits both formally and in terms of content. This intertwining is also evident in the central text around which the catalogue pivots: a conversation between Carsten Holler - who gained academic experience in phytopathology before embarking on his artistic career - and the taxidermist Alfred Holler during the festival '#WWTBD - What Would Thomas Bernhard Do' at Kunsthalle Wien in 2013. Speaking about taxidermy (birds in particular) and the history of the origins of Thomas Bernhard's infamous novel Correction, which Bernard wrote in Alfred Holler's attic in 1974, the conversation examines conflicting areas between life and death, and between art and nature.

ISBN 9783956790805
Quantity 1
Pages 100 Pages, 240mm x 170mm
Author Daniela Zyman
Format Spiral bound book
Publisher Sternberg Press, Berlin
Related Artist Carsten Holler
Categories Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team), Installation
Keywords Installation, Neon sculpture, Light Art, Large-scale sculpture
Languages English, German

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