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Charley #04 – Checkpoint Charley
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  Charley Checkpoint Charley
Edited by Maurizio Cattelan, Massimiliano Gioni and Ali Subotnick.

Designed by Jenelle Porter and Conny Purtill of Purtill Family Business.
published in 2005
21 x 29 cm (softcover)
800 pages (b/w illustrations)
ISBN: 978-3-9804265-6-5
EAN: 9783980426565
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Charley 04 (Checkpoint Charley) is born out of the reasearch conducted by the curators of the 4th Berlin biennal for contemporary art (2006) and brought together images of works produced by more than 700 artists.
Charley is a voracious creature, fixated on assimilation and consumption. Charley digests everything in site without discrimination or judgment: itís a publication that courts confusion and flirts with both celebrity and failure.
This 4th issue, Checkpoint Charley, was born out of the research conducted by the curators of the 4th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art. This publication brings together images produced by more than 700 artists encountered in studios, found in catalogues, and recommended by friends and colleagues.
« All of the artists are represented without their consent. We are extremely grateful for this. »
Charley is a contemporary art publication series edited by Maurizio Cattelan, Massimiliano Gioni and Ali Subotnick. A do-it-yourself magazine, Charley is an inclusive publication relying on assimilation, rather than on selection : Charley is a machine for redistribution, a mechanism for spreading and exploiting information, rumors, and communication. Like most information, it is partial, unstable, and untrustworthy. There are no hierarchies and no favorites in Charley : it flirts equally with celebrity and failure. Charley is a multiform creature, bound to transform with each issue. Charley is a pre-digested combine, with pages assembled from catalogues, brochures, press clips, postcards, and other visuals. But what is Charley really? Charley is a new publication on emerging artists. Prominent curators, writers, artists, and other arts professionals from around the world were asked to suggest up to 10 up-and-coming artists and/or submit materials on the artists for inclusion in Charley. 400 art makers from around the globe responded, and each of them is represented by one page of Charley.