Spirits and Objects…and How Non-Productive Love Is Sometimes Contained in Them… (flyer) Josef Strau

Published by Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, 2020, A4 foldout poster (b/w ill.), 21 × 29.7 cm, German / English

Price: €2

Produced on the occasion of Josef Strau’s exhibition at Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, September 3 to November 22, 2020, the first comprehensive institutional solo exhibition by Strau in Germany.

The exhibition brought together objects and text production made between 1991 and 2020 as an attempt to create an autobiographical depot, as if these objects were simply the result of time or of durations of psychological states, such as fear and anxiety, and sometimes also of desire. Strau’s complex, nested retrospective vessel contains, in addition to everyday stories, a random selection of objects representing, among other things, tigers, temples, tears, fences, children’s letters, angels, icons, and cured turtles. The most recent work is a spider clock, The 13 Hour Cymbal Spiderclock that exhales the Dreams, which announces a new time beyond the usual twelve hours.

#2020 #ephemera #josefstrau #kunstvereinfurdierheinlandeundwestfalen
The IMAGE in Singular

Published by Amer Gallery, Vienna, 1987, 32 pages (b/w ill.), 20 × 25 cm, German

Price: €18 (Out of stock)

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition The IMAGE in Singular at Amer Gallery, Vienna, 27 October – 28 November, 1987. Including the artists; Fareed Armaly, Alan Belcher, Larry Johnson, David Robbins, Gerwald Rockenschaub, Wolfgang Schrom, Josef Strau and Heimo Zobernig.

#1987 #fareedarmaly #gerwaldrockenschaub #heimozobernig #josefstrau #larryjohnson
mr. knife & mrs. fork Henrik Olesen

Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2012, 96 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 19.9 × 22.7 cm, English / German

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Produced on the occasion of the awarding of the Wolfgang-Hahn Prize to Henrik Olesen, 17 April – 29 July 2012 at the Museum Ludwig, Köln. With texts by Josef Strau and Carla Cugini.

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Shandyismus, Autorschaft als Genre Helmut Draxler

Published by Secession, Vienna and Merz Akadamie, Stuttgart, 2007, 332 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 30 cm, English

Price: €15 (Temporarily out of stock)

Published on the occasion of the exhibition Shandyismus, Autorschaft als Genre at Secession Vienna, February 22 – April 15, 2007. Curated by Helmut Draxler

Monika Baer, Georg Baselitz, Bernadette Corporation, Max Bill, Marcel Broodthaers, Marcel Duchamp, Jack Goldstein, Gareth James, Sergej Jensen, Chuck Jones, David Jourdan, Jutta Koether, Louise Lawler, Olia Lialina und Dragan Espenschied, Robert Frank, Martin Kippenberger, Michael Krebber, Christian Philipp Müller, Michael Schuster, Josef Strau, Franz West sowie , Diedrich Diederichsen, Michael Dreyer, Clemens Krümmel, Franz Reitinger, Drehli Robnik, André Rottmann, Astrit Schmidt-Burkhardt, Tanja Widmann

The exhibition Shandyismus. Autorschaft als Genre refers to Laurence Sterne’s novel The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman from the 18th century. It will focus on Shandyism as a phenomenon or position, reflecting the diversity of points of contact with the media. A number of existing art works will be shown that express the methodological idiom of Shandyism. At the same time, artists have been invited to develop a “Shandyesque intervention” for the exhibition.

Texts: Diedrich Diederichsen, Helmut Draxler, Michael Dreyer, Clemens Krümmel, Shaun Regan, Franz Reitinger, Drehli Robnik, André Rottmann, Astrit Schmidt-Burkhardt, Peter de Voogd, Tanja Widmann

#2007 #andrérottmann #christianphilippmüller #diedrichdiederichsen #helmutdraxler #josefstrau #juttakoether #louiselawler #marcelbroodthaers #martinkippenberger #maxbill #michaeldreyer #michaelkrebber #monikabaer #secession