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Aesthetic Basic Chronicle, Vol. 1
Krüger & Pardeller [see all titles]
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 Krüger & Pardeller Aesthetic Basic Chronicle, Vol. 1
Contributions by Sabeth Buchmann, Johan Frederik Hartle, Kathi Hofer, Ilse Lafer, Martin Prinzhorn, Ruth Sonderegger, Georg Toepfer.

Graphic design: Yvonne Quirmbach.
published in February 2015
bilingual edition (English / German)
18 x 23 cm (hardcover, cloth binding)
424 pages (55 b/w & 220 color ill.)
ISBN: 978-3-95679-028-7
EAN: 9783956790287
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First comprehensive monograph.
This publication is a work of both art and theory, and aligns itself with a socially activated, political understanding of aesthetics. A concept of production emerges—in the words of Krüger & Pardeller, “concrete openness.” The artist duo, to ensure that this is retained in book form, offers the readers and authors the precise aesthetic space of experience that constitutes their artistic practice. Crucially, this openness does not only stand for a transgression of the traditional concept of work, but also brings the concrete rules and conditions of a participative practice into play, a work form invested with continuation and completion. Together with the authors, Krüger & Pardeller experiment with developing a theoretical and carnal thinking that condenses on the pages of the book and, as a visual and conceptual encyclopedia, opens up for further use.
The publication comes with three different covers, randomly distributed.
Doris Krüger (AT) and Walter Pardeller (IT), began their collaboration in 2005, they live and work in Vienna. Working predominantly with sculpture and photography, Krüger & Pardeller transcend architecture, design, and engineering to question the function and use of space, place, and objects. Initiating collaborations is part of their artistic practice. In Krüger & Pardeller's work, forms of presentation are questioned and an abstract, modular form is adopted as an interactive tool.