Michalis Pichler


1.    Conceptual painters are mystics rather than rationalists. They leap to conclusions that logic cannot reach.
2.    Rational judgements repeat rational judgements.
3.    Irrational judgements lead to new experience.
4.    Formal painting is essentially rational.
5.    Irrational thoughts should be followed absolutely and logically.
6.    If the painter changes his/her mind midway through the execution of the piece he/she compromises the result and repeats past results.
7.    The painter's will is secondary to the process he/she initiates from idea to completion. His/Her wilfulness may only be ego.
8.    When words such as landscape and still life are used, they connote a whole tradition and imply a consequent acceptance of this tradition, thus placing limitations on the painter who would be reluctant to make painting that goes beyond the limitations.

Books and Ideas After Seth Siegelaub, Symposion at Center For Book Arts, NY 2013

SYMPOSIUM: Books and Ideas after Seth Siegelaub
Friday, November 22, 5-9pm. Reception throughout the evening
In conjunction with the main gallery exhibition

Center for Book Arts, Incorporated 1974, A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization
28 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor. New York, NY 10001, 212-481-0295


Introducing My Gallery is the World Now / Books and Ideas after Seth Siegelaub by Michalis Pichler, Artist/Author

SONNET(S) & OTHER SONNET(S), Ulises Carrion / Michalis Pichler at PrintRoom, NL

Ulises Carrión, Michalis Pichler,
November 3 - December 3, 2013

Seth Siegelaub, Amsterdam, 2012 (c) Michalis Pichler

October 4, 2013 - December 14, 2013
Center for Book Arts
28 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001, USA

Organized by Michalis Pichler

SALON LIGHT NIGHT, Paris, October 5 2013


To celebrate it’s 10th anniversary, Salon Light will be at the heart of Paris’ Nuit Blanche program. Salon Light by Night will be a challenging 12h art marathon for the fifty international publishers presenting thousands of new artist’s books.

Conceptual Poetics Day at MISS READ, abc art berlin contemporary, 2013


Sunday, September 22, 2013: Conceptual Poetics Day

MISS READ, Lawrence Weiner, 2013

The 100+ participants include:
[ 2nd floor projects ], San Francisco | AKV, Berlin | Anagram Books, London | AND Publishing, London | Apparent Extent, Cologne | Archive Books, Berlin | argobooks, Berlin | Art Paper Editions, Ghent | Artlink Australia, Adelaide | ATLAS Projectos, Lisboa | August Verlag, Berlin | Bartleby & Co., Brussels | B/B Multiples & PlanBey, Berlin/Beirut | blisterZine, Ravenna | Boabooks, Geneva | Boekie Woekie, Amsterdam | BOM DIA BOA TARDE BOA NOITE, Berlin | Book Storage, Tokyo | Book Works, London | Brad Downey, Berlin | Broken Dimanche Press, Berlin | Bücher & Hefte, Berlin | Cabinet, Brooklyn | Camera Austria, Graz | CasCo – Office for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht | Crux Desperationis/Gegen, Montevideo | Der Wedding, Berlin | die nacht Magazin, Leipzig | Edition Fink, Zürich | edition.nord, Niigata | Edizioni Periferia, Lucerne | e-flux journal, New York | Fluens Forlag, New York | frieze, Berlin/London | From Me To You Publications, Antwerp | FUKT, Berlin | GAGARIN, Antwerp | Gloria Glitzer, Berlin | Grazer Kunstverein, Graz | Half Letter Press/Temporary Services, Chicago/Copenhagen/Philadelphia | Hank Schmidt in der Beek, Berlin | Heidi Specker, Berlin | Infinite Greyscale, Berlin | information as material, Old York | INNEN/Zug Magazine, Budapest | Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld | Kunstverein Publishing, Amsterdam | LemonMelon, London | Little & Large Editions, Berlin | Lubok Verlag, Leipzig | Mark Pezinger Verlag, Vienna | Merve, Berlin | Michael Baers & Friends, Berlin | Michalis Pichler/"greatest hits", Berlin | mono.kultur, Berlin | Mousse Publishing, Milan | NERO, Turin | no press/Derek Beaulieu, Calgary | Occulto, Berlin | OEI magazine/OEI editör, Stockholm | OMMU, Athens | Otras Obras, Tijuana | Quick Magazine, Berlin | PogoBooks, Berlin | rakete.co_E.Steinbrecher/S.Müller, Berlin | Red Sphinx, London | Raum für Publikation/Muthesius Kunsthochschule, Kiel | Revolver Publishing, Berlin | Scriptings/Achim Lengerer, Berlin | Sergej Vutuc, Heilbronn | Space Poetry, Copenhagen | Spector Books, Leipzig | Spike Art Quarterly, Vienna | springerin, Vienna | Starship, Berlin | Sternberg Press, Berlin | Susanne Bürner, Berlin | Texte zur Kunst, Berlin | THE GREEN BOX, Berlin | The Vanity Press/Fiona Banner, London | Ugly Duckling Presse, Brooklyn | Westphalie, Vienna | Wien Lukatsch, Berlin | Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam | Wordpharmacy, Copenhagen | X Marks the Bökship, London | ztscrpt, Berlin/Vienna | and many more

L'era preistorica (Früher 12.99, jetzt nur 99,-), Michalis Pichler, 2001

Critical, experimental, artist-led, self-published, expanding the boundaries of book art media


Fri, 28/6 2013: 4 – 10 pm (followed by an afterparty at Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz)
Sat, 29/6 2013: 1 – 10 pm
Sun, 30/6 2013: 1 – 6 pm

Free admission


Kunsthalle Wien, Museumsquartier
Michalis Pichler
30/6 2013 2pm / 14:00 Uhr
Lecture /Vortrag



Pavel Büchler, Studio Schwitters, 2010

The Power Plant is proud to present Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art, featuring paintings, sculpture, installation, video and works on paper from the 1960s to the present by over fifty artists and writers exploring the artistic possibilities of language.


THIRTYSIX LITHOGRAPHED SONNETS at ed. Christophe Daviet-Thery, 2013

& : Christophe Daviet-Thery Livres et Editions d’Artistes 34 rue Louise Weiss 75013 Paris tel : + 33(0)1 53 79 05 95 fax : + 33(0)1 43 54 74 93 www.

Untitled (locust #26), Michalis Pichler, 2010

Within the framework of Zone D by Zoumboulakis Galleries, the group exhibition "Mehr Als Schein / Shining Through / Αυτό που φαίνεται", curated by visual artist Mark Noll, opens on 17 May 2013.
The exhibition, in which 19 artists participate (who live and work in Germany, in Greece and in Cyprus), is held in a neoclassical building in Ermou Street near important archeological areas (the Acropolis, the Keramikos ancient cemetery, the Ancient Agora of Athens etc.).