Work Description

Doris Lasch and Astrid Seme focus in their project The imaginary museum (2017) on a political text work by US-American artist Barbara Kruger originally shown at Kunsthalle Basel in 1994. It gains new topicality in today’s political environment, even as Lasch and Seme’s reprise renders its content not immediately accessible. They re-exhibit Kruger’s work in the form of offset sheets arranged for the orientation and layout of their artists’ book such that Kruger’s original work is literally deconstructed and only becomes legible again by flipping through the book. The book was published on the occasion of the exhibition Exposed Exhibitions – Fotoarchiv der Kunsthalle Basel at Kunsthalle Basel.

Publisher Note

Doris Lasch and Astrid Seme focus in their project The imaginary museum (2017) on a political text work by US-American artist Barbara Kruger originally shown at Kunsthalle Basel in 1994. It gains new topicality in today’s political environment, even as Lasch and Seme’s reprise renders its content not immediately accessible. They re-exhibit Kruger’s work in the form of offset sheets arranged for the orientation and layout of their artists’ book such that Kruger’s original work is literally deconstructed and only becomes legible again by flipping through the book. The book was published on the occasion of the exhibition Exposed Exhibitions – Fotoarchiv der Kunsthalle Basel at Kunsthalle Basel.

Artists’ Book

The Imaginary Museum

— Astrid Seme & Doris Lasch featuring «Untitled» 1994/2017 a work by Barbara Kruger

by Doris Lasch, Astrid Seme

Publisher
Edition 1st edition
Release Date 2017
Credits
Designer: Astrid Seme
Printrun 350
Identifiers
ISBN-13: 9783950452501
Original Price 15.00 Euro
Availability Available
Work  
Subform Photography
Topics Feminism, Imaginary Museum, Politics, Typography
Methods Photography
Language German, English
Format Softcover
Dimensions 24.0 × 33.5 × 1.0 cm
Weight 330 gram
Pages 128

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Data Contributor: Vice Versa

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