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Both the content and the extraordinary layout of this publication leave the conventional, structured exhibition catalogue behind, and instead aspire the appearance of an encyclopedic volume in the style of late 19th-century publications. With its idiosyncratic character, the concept enfolds a specific connection to Markus Schinwald's artistic method. A library of terms related to the idea of lexicons was chosen and explained through short definitions of approximately 800 words. The artist accompanies these definitions with images. Thoughtful comments and touching illustrations alternate throughout this diverse book.
Also available: Markus Schinwald, Sternberg Press (monograph / catalogue / artist's book).
Markus Schinwald (born in 1973) has been dividing his life between Vienna and Los Angeles. Between Freud and Lynch, Prater and Mulholland Drive, Biedermeier and the Black Sun. He moves from one world to the other the way people switch channels. In a trice. With the same fluidity, he tacks between performance, visual arts and films, without sticking to any particular medium. Schinwald came to art via fashion and theory, and displays a pronounced liking for detail and curiosity, a fascination which sets his œuvre—a highly charged aesthetic collection of curios in which the human being, transformed into marionette-like dolls by physical extensions, prostheses, and mechanical apparatuses, stands in the focal point of observation—in the depths of contemporary desire, alienation and fetishism.
Edited by Husslein Agnes and Heike Munder.
Texts by Virginia Dellenbaugh, Nicole Dietrich, Alexandra Hennig, Anina Huck, Agnes Husslein, Heike Munder, Markus Schinwald, Raimar Stange, Robert Treichler, Thomas Trummer.

Published with the Migros museum für gegenwartskunst, Zurich, and the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna.
published in 2007
bilingual edition (English / German)
19,5 x 24 cm (hardcover)
208 pages (100 colour ill.)
ISBN : 978-3-905829-22-8
EAN : 9783905829228
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