Art and Theory Publishing and Marta Gnyp announce the launch of the book Made in Mind: Myths and Realities of the Contemporary Artist on the 11th of April at Salon Dahlmann in Berlin.
This book analyzes the fascinating phenomena that have influenced and shaped the context in which contemporary artists produce their artworks and present them to the public and collectors. In exclusive and personal interviews, several prominent contemporary artists have reflected on the situation of artists today, talking about their private motivations and ambitions, about art in general and their art in particular. In her introductory talk, Marta Gnyp will discuss the changing position of the contemporary artist, the traditions underpinning his role, and a few strategies that the artist has employed then and now.
The following artists included in the book will be present for personal and open conversations: Valérie Favre (Berlin), Michael Kunze (Berlin), Gabriel Lester (Amsterdam), Stefan Ruitenbeek (Berlin), Ulay (Amsterdam, Ljubljana), and Artur Zmijewski (Warsaw).
At the book launch you will also have the opportunity to meet Annika Wik, co-editor of the book Imagining the Audience: Viewing Positions in Curatorial and Artistic Practice. This book focuses on the role that notions regarding the audience play in artistic and curatorial practice, in the development of concepts and ideas, as well as in the actual production of artworks and exhibitions. It is an attempt at circumscribing an approach to the audience within contemporary art that differs from audience education and communication—which are both processes that start after the production stage—rather highlighting the experience of the individual viewer, which the artist and the curator carry with them throughout the creative process. Imagining the Audience: Viewing Positions in Curatorial and Artistic Practice is a collaboration between the Swedish Exhibition Agency and Mobile Art Production.
Made in Mind and Imagining the Audience are published by Art and Theory, a publishing house dedicated to contemporary art, photography and aesthetics. The focus lies on publishing quality books within different fields of art and aesthetics and on creating a forum for the meeting of aesthetics and art. Made in Mind and Imagining the Audience are available at selected bookstores and on amazon.com.
April 11 at 7:30pm at Salon Dahlmann, Marburger Strasse 3 D – 10789 Berlin
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