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The World of Gimel. How to Make Objects Talk

Antje Majewski

Edited by Adam Budak, Peter Pakesch
With texts by Adam Budak, Clémentine Deliss, Antje Majewski, Ingo Niermann, Peter Pakesch, Xu Shuxian, Marcus Steinweg; transcripts of interviews with Issa Samb, El Hadji Sy, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Thomas and Helke Bayrle; and reprints by Jorges Luis Borges, Friedrich Hölderlin, Chuang Tzu, John Joseph Mathews

(English)

A matrix of life, nature and the cosmos, Antje Majewski’s World of Gimel is the artist’s own private universal museum in a nutshell, featuring a septet of objects: a clay teapot in the form of a human hand, a shell, a pot made of fragrant wood, a Buddha’s hand citron, a hedge apple, a white stone, a meteorite—acquired by Majewski during her numerous travels and encounters. The exhibition is a book; the book is an exhibition; the World of Gimel—a hybrid of Aleph and Babel, of fantasy and scientific knowledge—is a language laboratory, a structure en abîme, Majewski’s unique venture into the universe of things and their other identity.

Participating artists: Thomas Bayrle, Helke Bayrle, Marcel Duchamp, Didier Faustino, Paweł Freisler, Delia Gonzalez, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Edward Krasiński, Leonore Mau, Markus Miessen & Ralf Pflugfelder, Dirk Peuker, Agnieszka Polska, Mathilde Rosier, Gavin Russom, Issa Samb, Juliane Solmsdorf, Simon Starling & Superflex, El Hadji Sy, Neal Tait

Co-published with Kunsthaus Graz
Including a DVD with films by Antje Majewski and postcards with installation views

(Source: Sternberg Press)