Covertext: Is the artist necessary for making art today?

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With contributions by Jono Podmore, Nick Montfort, Hannes Bajohr, Scott Myles, Daniel Scott Snelson, Birgit Kempker, Sveinn Fannar Jóhannsson, Max Stolkin, Antonia Low, Derek Beaulieu, Nick Thurston, Mara Genschel, Mi You, Dag Erik Elgin

»Covertext(dot)org« is a Cologne-based curatorial research-project interested in conceptual works in both literature and contemporary art. The project started in late 2013, with the introduction of the website and a book-presentation and performance by Vanessa Place at Kölnischer Kunstverein in Cologne. Now, in its second season, »Covertext« continues as an online magazine, cross-examining the relationship between conceptual writing and the usage of language (as a material) in contemporary art

»Covertext: Is the artist necessary for making art today?«, our second publication, is both excerpt and conclusion to an editorial project emailing friends and colleagues about a statement to the question »Is the artist necessary for making art today?«. Compilations of answers and contributions were published online and subsequently as a selection in this book

Covertext: Is the artist necessary for making art today?
Edited by Swantje Lichtenstein and Tom Lingnau

Designed by Tom Lingnau
56 pages, b/w, paperback, english, 17,4 x 11,6 cm
Printed in Cologne, September 2015
Edition of 350

Available at Buchhandlung Walther König Cologne, Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin & Charing Cross Road London, and soon at Printed Matter New York (re-opening mid-October)

September 26, 2015, Category: Works, Tags: ,