Following From Berkeley to Berkeley: Objectif Exhibitions, 2008–2010, this publication is the second in a two-part series of interviews with artists who exhibited at Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp, between 2010 and 2011. (engl.)
Interviews: Matias Faldbakken by Nikki Columbus, Will Holder by Richard Birkett, Sophie Nys by Dieter Roelstraete, Clifford Irving by Francis McKee, Patricia Esquivias by Jonas Žakaitis, Norma Jeane and Tim Etchells by Anna Colin, Michael Portnoy by Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, Hassan Khan by Brian Kuan Wood, Barbara Visser by Raimundas Malašauskas; and contributions by Mai Abu ElDahab and Dexter Sinister
The interviews are accompanied by a collection of secondary and parallel material produced in collaboration with each artist.
After Berkeley opens with a letter from Mai Abu ElDahab addressed to the book’s designer, Will Holder, about parallels between their project and Roberto Bolaño’s book The Savage Detectives. It and proceeds through a series of conversations revealing the references, methods, and interests of the participants at Objectif Exhibitions ranging from reticence and possession in artistic production to a historical account of so-called carrot jokes.
(Quelle: SternbergPress Verlag)