Antje Majewski

The World of Gimel. How to Make Objects Talk

With texts by Adam Budak, Clémentine Deliss, Antje Majewski, Ingo Niermann, Peter Pakesch, Xu Shuxian, Marcus Steinweg, as well as transcripts of interviews with Issa Samb, El Hadji Sy, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Thomas and Helke Bayrle and reprints by Jorges Luis Borges, Friedrich Hölderlin, Chuang Tzu and John Joseph Mathews. The catalogue includes a DVD with films by Antje Majewski as well as postcards with installation views.

Participating artists: Thomas Bayrle, Helke Bayrle, Marcel Duchamp, Didier Faustino, Paweł Freisler, Delia Gonzalez, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Edward Krasiński, Leonore Mau, Markus Miessen & Ralf Pflugfelder, Dirk Peuker, Agnieszka Polska, Mathilde Rosier, Gavin Russom, Issa Samb, Juliane Solmsdorf, Simon Starling & Superflex, El Hadji Sy, Neal Tait
 

 

Sternberg Press, German or English, € 29.90
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A matrix of life, nature and the cosmos, Antje Majewski’s World of Gimel is the artist’s own private universal museum in a nutshell, featuring a septet of objects: a clay teapot in the form of a human hand, a shell, a pot made of fragrant wood, a Buddha’s hand citron, a hedge apple, a white stone, a meteorite—acquired by Majewski during her numerous travels and encounters. The exhibition is a book; the book is an exhibition; the World of Gimel—a hybrid of Aleph and Babel, of fantasy and scientific knowledge—is a language laboratory, a structure en abîme, Majewski’s unique venture into the universe of things and their other identity.

 

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