The first catalogue of Gitte Schäfer's work, traces her artistic development since
Just as Gitte Schäfer's pictures and objects are often
based on foreign motifs and discovered items, the
catalogue is inspired by an edition of the magazine “Die
Kunst, Monatsschrift für Malerei, Plastik, Graphik,
Architektur und Wohnkultur”, a Munich based magazine,
which was founded in 1900 and morphed into other
titles towards the end of the 1980s. Schäfer used the the
first edition of 1970. She borrowed the cover, format and
layout, but removed all the articles and images. The
latter, she replaced with photographs of her own works
as well as views from her exhibitions. The rear text part
also follows the template typographically. The design
corresponds with Gitte Schäfer's appropriative
procedure, in which the artist alienates known materials
by putting them into new contexts. Thus, the catalogue
can equally be seen as an artist's book.
Edited by Gitte Schäfer.
Texts by Fanni Fetzer,
Jakob Fabricius, Dominic Eichler and Eva González-Sancho, interview between Jean-Paul Abribat and Frédéric Oyharçabal.
Published by Mehdi Chouakri Gallery.
published in 2008
trilingual edition (English / German / French)
22,5 x 29,5 cm (softcover)
128 pages (97 colour & 13 b/w ill.)
ISBN : 978-2-913994-30-0
EAN : 9782913994300
(last copies available!)