Special Interest Item
broadsides periodical; box (museum board, paper covered, engraved); box "exhi" contents; print (photocopied, collaged, rubberstamped); 6 prints (photocopied, ink, watercolor, pencil colored); collage (paper, woven); 6 drawings (ink); 5 drawings (ink, watercolor); 15 prints (photocopied); 2 prints (photocopied, collaged); 13 collages (paper); collage (ink, graphite, handwriting, 2 photographs b&w); drawing (rubberstamped, collaged); drawing (ink, graphite, handwriting, recto-verso); 2 drawings (crayon, watercolor); 2 drawings (acrylic paint); 2 collages (paper, acrylic paint); 2 drawings (watercolor, collaged); drawing (crayon, collaged); 2 drawings (paint, ink, handwriting); print (photocopied colored, unconventionally shaped); drawing (ink, ink colored); drawing (graphite, ink, crayon, handwriting, collaged, wood); drawing (graphite, paint, crayon, collaged); print (linocut, handcolored additions); collage (paper, recto-verso); drawing (typed, collaged, unconventionally shaped); drawing (ink, ink colored, crayon, handwriting); collage (paper, perforated, painted additions); monoprint (acetate, paper, printed); 2 prints (linocut); 2 drawings (watercolor, rubberstamped); print (offset, ink additions); 2 prints (silkscreen); drawing (acrylic paint, collaged, hair, paper); print (photocopied colored, collaged); drawing (watercolor, rubberstamped); 4 photographs b&w (collaged); collage (paper, ink, graphite, handwriting, leaves, recto-verso); collage (paper, handcolored additions); drawing (graphite, ink, watercolor, magic marker); drawing (ink, ink colored, handwriting); print (offset); photograph b&w (painted additions); drawing (watercolor, collaged); photographs c (painted); photograph c; collage (paper, magic marker, handwriting, recto-verso); collage (acetate, paper, photograph b&w); drawing (letraset, crayon, collaged); drawing (ink, handwriting, magic marker); drawing (paint, crumpled paper); collage (paper, metal foil, letraset, metal clips); drawing (ink, letraset); 3 prints (photocopied colored); print (photocopied, rubberstamped); 2 prints (photocopied, crayon, ink, handwriting); 2 unbound pages (laser printed); print (photocopied, ink, handwriting); print (photocopied, ink, handwriting); drawing (ink, handwriting); box "bition" contents; 4 envelopes (paper, rubberstamped); booklet; 2 photographs c; 2 envelopes (paper, ink, handwriting); pamphlet; pages (ink, photocopied, handwriting); envelope (paper, magic marker, rubberstamped); print (photocopied, folded, handcolored additions); card (collaged, crayon, handwriting); card (rubberstamped); card (rubberstamped, ink, handwriting); print (photocopied, ink, handwriting); 3 envelopes (paper, rubberstamped, collaged); 12 prints (photocopied); brochure (folded); card (photocopied colored); soft cover book; 2 posters (folded); envelope (cardboard); floppy disc; painting (acrylic paint); collage (stone, ink, handwriting, paper); painting (acrylic paint, canvas); wrapping (canvas); hard cover book; 90 pages; page (fold-out); contents of plastic insert on inside back cover (label, brochure)
Andryczuk H --Blaine J --Bennett JM --Becker D --Bulatov D --Breuer T --Baroni V --Block F --Bartkowiak H --Bleus G --Crozier R --Corbett M --Collins P --Cook G --Dellafiora D --Dencker KP --Ebel G --Fabry A --Fierens L --Groh K --Garnier I --Garnier P --Gomez A --Jaschke G --Jensen KF --Knistoff F --Lohr H --Melnikov W --Mittendorf H --Nikonova R --Nold W --Noel A --Bogdanovic N --Olbrich JO --Pietsch F --Padin C --Perneczky G --Putz C --Segay S --Strada G --Schwarz C --Sorgel H --Scherstjanoi V --Selbar K --Selby S --Tarlatt U --Unger D --Riha K --Weber FJ --Williams E --Warnke U --Zielke H --Milesi R --Ariadna B --Janke E --Wunderer G --Pollard M --VanZomeren M
Assembling --Artist Book --Anagram --Calligraphic Text --Visual Art --Visual Poetry --Text Over Text --Fluxus --Neo-Expressionism --Critical Text --Visual/Verbal --Letter Picture --Colored Text --Calligraphic Markings --Typewriter Art --Fragmented Text --Political Poetry --Concrete Poetry --Picture Poetry --Cancelled Text --Conceptual Text --Correspondence Art --Stamp Art --Musical Notation --Diagram --Experimental Music Score --Mathematical Poetry --Worded Photograph --Abstract Expressionism --Abstract Markings --Conventional Poetry --Repetitious Text --Documentation --Neo-Dada
This unique bookwork, which included 114 contributors, about life and death was shown at an exhibition at Studio im Hochhaus in Berlin, Germany from June 2 -September 4, 1996. The exhibition is enclosed within a large purple, clamshell box, which when opened revealed division of the box into two parts. One part contained a box labeled "EXHI," the other section, a box labeled "BITION." The "EXHI" labeled box contained prints and drawings with a size about 31 x21 cm. The "BITION" labeled box contained a hard cover book that was the catalogue for the exhibition, and artists' envelopes, booklets, prints, photographs. It includes a small acrylic painting, "Nice," done by Martin van Zomeren.
The catalogue is a hard cover book that provides documentation and reproduces some of the works in the exhibition. It also has some original works as well, This book is included in the "BITION" box along with documentation and original works. It begins with a handwritten, introductory essay by Andryczuk. This is followed by brief biographic sketches of the contributors. The book has reproductions of the original contributions by Dencker, Gruner, Kulmenin and Heruth on translucent paper, a suite of 37 visual poetic, ink drawings by Pierre Garnier, an ink picture poem by Otto Zielke, a collaged print by Heinz Bartkowiak, an ink drawing by Harmut Sorgel, and an ink and magic marker drawing by Andryczuk. The catalogue also contains printed poems and color reproduction of a montage of the original contributions. This catalogue was printed in a tirage of 30 copies. The label on the cover of the clamshell box, the label within the plastic insert on the inside cover of the catalogue, and the illustrations on the covers of the catalogue depict designations of identities of dead Germans as might be found in a morgue or on a coffin.