Daniel Birnbaum

 
Curator, art critic and philosopher, director of the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main and director of its Portikus Gallery until 2010, currently director of the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Daniel Birnbaum is is also a member of the board of the Institut für Sozialforschung. A contributing editor of Artforum, he is the author of numerous texts on art and philosophy.
 
Daniel Birnbaum - Spacing Philosophy - Lyotard and the Idea of the Exhibition
2019
English edition
Sternberg Press - Institut für Kunstkritik
Daniel Birnbaum and Sven-Olov Wallenstein analyze the significance and logic of Lyotard's “Les Immatériaux” exhibition while contextualizing it in the history of exhibition practices, the philosophical tradition, and Lyotard's own work on aesthetics and phenomenology.
Daniel Birnbaum - Life on Sirius - The Situationist International and the Exhibition after Art
2017
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
sold out
Exploring the relationship between the Situationist International and the museum.
Daniel Birnbaum - The Hospitality of Presence
2008
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
A study of the concept of otherness in Edmund Husserl's phenomenology (with a special project by Olafur Eliasson).
Daniel Birnbaum - As a Weasel Sucks Eggs - An Essay on Melancholy and Cannibalism
2008
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
sold out
As a Weasel Sucks Eggs examines the enigmatic relation of melancholia to an early kind of cannibalism, which psychoanalysis, in particular, stressed. It contains readings of, amongst others, Franz Kafka, Samuel Beckett, Thomas Bernhard, Sigmund Freud, G. W. F. Hegel, and the Swedish poet Gunnar Ekelöf.
Daniel Birnbaum - Chronologie
2007
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
JRP|Editions - Documents (co-edition Les presses du réel)
A philosophical essay on time, phenomenology and beyond by the curator and art critic, around the works of Stan Douglas, Eija-Lisa Athila, Doug Aitken, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Tacita Dean, Darren Almond, Tobias Rehberger, Pierre Huyghe and Philippe Parreno.
Daniel Birnbaum - Chronology - With a Special Project by Paul Chan
2007
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
Fully illustrated 2nd edition with a new introduction and afterword by the author, annotated artwork illustrations, a special insert by Paul Chan, and flip-book sequences from two films.
Daniel Birnbaum - Chronology
2005
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
A philosophical essay on time, phenomenology and beyond, Daniel Birnbaum's Chronology was presented in frieze as a “compelling and sophisticated take on the common theme of Deleuzian immanence."


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