Travail 1964-2006 Peter Friedl

Published by Museu d 'Art Contemporari de Barcelona, 2006, 380 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 17 × 21 cm, French

Price: €25

Produced on the occasion of Peter Friedl: Work 1964-2006 at Museu d ‘Art Contemporari de Barcelona (MACBA) from 26 may to 3 September 2006.

Peter Friedl’s practice has continually challenged the art world, as “conceptual acts,” his works take on the role of models: as exemplary articulations and solutions of aesthetic problems involving political and historical consciousness. With them, Friedl continues to transgress the borders of art, a process begun by the Conceptual Art of the 1960s, opening contemporary art to its social, economic, and institutional conditions. “Overcoming the dictate of visibility, without using text as a substitute,” is how Friedl outlines his artistic program.

With texts by Mieke Bal, Roger M. Buergel, Norman M. Klein, Bartomeu Mari;, Jean-Pierre Rehm.

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Work 1964-2006 Peter Friedl

Published by Museu d 'Art Contemporari de Barcelona, 2006, 380 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 17 × 21 cm, English

Price: €25

Produced on the occasion of Peter Friedl: Work 1964-2006 at Museu d ‘Art Contemporari de Barcelona (MACBA) from 26 may to 3 September 2006.

Peter Friedl’s practice has continually challenged the art world, as “conceptual acts,” his works take on the role of models: as exemplary articulations and solutions of aesthetic problems involving political and historical consciousness. With them, Friedl continues to transgress the borders of art, a process begun by the Conceptual Art of the 1960s, opening contemporary art to its social, economic, and institutional conditions. “Overcoming the dictate of visibility, without using text as a substitute,” is how Friedl outlines his artistic program.

With texts by Mieke Bal, Roger M. Buergel, Norman M. Klein, Bartomeu Mari, Jean-Pierre Rehm.

#2006 #normanmklein #peterfriedl #rogermbuergel
Secret Modernity, Selected Writings and Interviews 1981–2009 Peter Friedl

Published by Sternberg Press, Berlin, 2010, 272 pages, 14 × 21 cm, hardcover with dust jacket, English

Price: €24

Edited by Anselm Franke

Since the early 1980s, Friedl has written on a variety of subjects. The book Secret Modernity: Selected Writings and Interviews 1981–2009 compiles for the first time a representative selection of his (partly unpublished) texts, along with a series of interviews. As in his artworks, Friedl’s writings quote from and rework multiple genres. He offers reviews and portraits of George Sand and Clarice Lispector, of Alighiero Boetti and Jean-Luc Godard; articles and documents contributing to theater and film history, which examine the work of, among others, Richard Foreman, Robert Wilson, or Glauber Rocha; as well as comments and reflections on his own projects. Alongside these are essays delving deep into the past, exploring mainly colonial history and its paradoxical traces in the present: narratives about Haiti, South Africa, and Italy’s repressed colonial rule in Africa.

Co-published with Extra City Kunsthal Antwerpen. Designed by NODE Berlin Oslo

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