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Raimundas Malašauskas - Paper Exhibition
An anthology of writings by curator and writer Raimundas Malašauskas.
“The what-if runs through Raimundas's writing like the Woody Allen runs through Woody Allen—effective and contagious. It's a pull as fervent and wistful as a hot lemon drink sloshing off of words that demand to be experienced. Speakers, objects, subjects, tenses, readers and editors are freed of their conventional roles and move around in their paragraphs like in a piece of music written, say in C Major where they're drifting around in various other keys of course. With as much sovereignty granted to the reader of Paper Exhibition as to all other players in the essays of the book you now hold, the reader has also become the editor. Sixteen in fact. Sixteen readers have been invited to add, comment on, correct and leave their mark boldly in the margins, or way at the back, as another means of carefully replaying these words written by someone else. In this ‘book that belongs to no one and is not needed by anyone,' according to its first author, Raimundas Malašauskas.” —Maxine Kopsa
Raimundas Malašauskas (born 1973 in Vilnius, lives and works between Paris, Brussels and San Francisco) is a curator, writer and tutor at the Sandberg Institute. From 1995 to 2006, he worked at the Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius, where he produced the first two seasons of the weekly television show CAC TV, an experimental merger of commercial television and contemporary art that ran under the slogan “Every program is a pilot, every program is the final episode.” He co-curated “Black Market Worlds,” the IX Baltic Triennial, at CAC Vilnius in 2005. From 2007 to 2008, he was a visiting curator at California College of the Arts, San Francisco, and, until recently, a curator-at-large of Artists Space, New York. In 2007, he co-wrote the libretto of Cellar Door, an opera by Loris Gréaud produced at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. Malašauskas curated the exhibitions “Sculpture of the Space Age,” David Roberts Art Foundation, London (2009); “Into the Belly of a Dove,” Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City (2010), and “Repetition Island,” Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2010). His other recent projects, Hypnotic Show and Clifford Irving Show, are ongoing. Malasauskas is an agent for dOCUMENTA 13 and on the advisory board of Kunstverein.
Texts selected and edited by Aurimė Aleksandravičiūtė & Jonas Žakaitis, Tyler Coburn, Audrey Cottin, Krist Gruijthuijsen, Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, Virginija Januškevičiūtė, Angie Keefer, Kevin Killian, Maxine Kopsa, John Menick, Vivian Rehberg, Sarah Rifky, Aaron Schuster, Vivian Ziherl, Tirdad Zolghadr; contributions by Judith Braun, François Bucher, Chris Fitzpatrick & Post Brothers, Darius Mikšys, Dexter Sinister, Lucy E. Smith.
published in August 2012
English edition
12 x 19,5 cm (softcover)
240 pages
ISBN : 978-3-943365-00-9
EAN : 9783943365009
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