Pawel Althamer: Survey by Roman Kurzmeyer, Interview by Adam Szymczyk, Focus by Suzanne Cotter, writings by Pawel Althamer

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Pawel Althamer is responsible for some of the most expansive artworks of the past decade -- expansive not in the traditional, physical sense but in the social and experiential sense. Though he creates stunning sculptures of the human form, much of his work consists of human interaction, often placing the viewer's own consciousness in the starring role. Specifications:

  • Format: Paperback
  • Size: 290 x 250 mm (11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in)
  • Pages: 160 pp
  • Illustrations: 130 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9780714860855

Roman Kurzmeyer is a curator and art historian based in Switzerland. His books include Harald Szeemann: With Through Because Towards Despite (2007), a major monograph on the influential Swiss curator.

Adam Szymczyk is the Director of Kunsthalle Basel. Formerly Curator at the Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw, he was co-curator of the 5th Berlin Biennial (2008) and one of the ten curators of Phaidon’s Creamier (2010).

Suzanne Cotter is Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation Curator, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Project. From 2002 to 2010 she was Senior Curator at Modern Art Oxford, where her exhibitions included 'Mike Nelson: Triple Bluff Canyon' (2004), 'Out of Beirut' (2006) and 'Pawel Althamer: Common Task' (2009). In 2011 she co-curated the Sharjah Biennial.

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