special ed (butterfly): Years: The materialization of ideas from 2002 to 2015 (Hardcover)
with contributions by Tobias Amslinger, Matthias Bleyl, Craig Dworkin, Annette Gilbert, Mark Gisbourne, Patrick Greaney, Jean-Claude Moineau, Ariane Müller, Michalis Pichler, Stefan Ripplinger, John Stezaker, Eleanor Vonne Brown, Magnus Wieland
New York: Printed Matter, Inc., 2015, Leipzig: Spector Books, 2015
302 x 216 mm, 240
26 copies, numbered A/Z to Z/Z
In the special ed there is an assisted ready-made, a butterfly pop-up on pages 191-200.
The special ed. of 26 is numbered A/Z to Z/Z.
A cross-reference book of information on aesthetic boundaries, consisting of a bibliography into which inserted text, critical essays, art works, and documents, are arranged chronologically and focused on a selection of so-called »greatest hits« and conceptual poetics. It contains mentions of such vaguely designated areas as appropriation, postnaive, unboring boring, détournement, object perdu, and erasure poetry — or writing through — as they currently occur (with occasional political overtones) in the work of Michalis Pichler.
This book is the first monograph focused on the practice of artist/author Michalis Pichler. Featuring eleven critical essays, an extensively illustrated catalogue, a conversation with John Stezaker, and selected writings by the artist, the book delivers a solid introduction into conceptual poetics.