Published as volume 3 in the paperback series fink twice / 612 Illustrations, paperback / The series fink twice was awarded as one of the Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2014 and received an Honorary Appreciation in the competition Most Beautiful Books from All Over the World in 2015
Volume 3 in the paperback series fink twice is a re-edition of the publication “Walking through Baghdad with a Buster Keaton Face”, which was published for the first time in 2009 on the occasion of a solo exhibition by Thomas Galler at the Aargauer Kunsthaus Aarau and is now out of print.
The catalogue, conceived as an artist’s book, is a conclusive illustration of Thomas Galler’s work and his artistic strategy. Reference materials and works by the artist are presented on two parallel image levels. The photographs were taken during the exhibition at the Aargauer Kunsthaus and show more than thirty works. The reference material – the result of extensive research and an important part of Galler’s artistic activities – is arranged in thematic groups, which are integrated between the photographs of the works. This arrangement allows the works to be read in the context of the exhibition and in dialogue with the research material from which they were often developed.
Hilde Teerlinck has conducted a conversation with the artist, which provides information about his strategies and interests. Margrit Tröhler deals with Thomas Galler’s filmic works, while Madeleine Schuppli introduces some terms that are important for the work.
This new edition of this highly regarded book, which was awarded as one of the Most Beautiful Swiss Books in 2009 and received the gold medal in the 2010 Most Beautiful Books from All Over the World competition, provides an insight into the impressive work of Thomas Galer.
|Release Place||Zurich, Switzerland|
|Dimensions||16.8 × 21.0 cm|