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Catalog: SPRING 2014 p. 115   

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Paul Chan: New New Testament

Edited by Karen Marta. Introduction by Sven Lütticken.

Featured image is reproduced from <I>Paul Chan: New New Testament</I>.New New Testament documents Paul Chan’s monumental project Volumes, a series of more than 1,000 paintings made out of dismantled book covers and the texts that complement each painting. "I began destroying books to paint on them, on weekends," Chan says. "Each cover seemed to call for different things; some expressionistic, others naturalistic, still others plainly monochrome. I never read the books I tore apart." A selection of Volumes premiered at Documenta 13 in Kassel, Germany, in 2012, but New New Testament is the first time all the paintings have been united in a single book. Each painting evokes how books and works of art now exist in our digitally interconnected world chiefly as objects of search. The texts that accompany each painting are composed with bewildering combinations of phrases and lexical marks that reflect how historical distinctions between art, media and celebrity culture are rapidly dissolving.

Featured image is reproduced from Paul Chan: New New Testament.

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FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 9/20/2014

ARTBOOK + SWISS INSTITUTE Launch Two New Books by Paul Chan

ARTBOOK + SWISS INSTITUTE Launch Two New Books by Paul Chan

In celebration of his new books, New New Testament and Selected Writings, artist Paul Chan will appear in conversation with Swiss Institute Director Simon Castets next Wednesday, September 24 at 6PM, followed by a book signing.
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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 3/3/2015

ARTBOOK | D.A.P. Congratulates Paul Chan, Winner of the 2014 Hugo Boss Prize and More!

ARTBOOK | D.A.P. Congratulates Paul Chan, Winner of the 2014 Hugo Boss Prize and More!

Thursday, March 5, the Guggenheim mounts Paul Chan: Projections for New Lovers, the artist's installation for the Hugo Boss Prize 2014 and the first launch platform for Badlands Unlimited's new erotic book series, New Lovers.
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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 6/3/2014

On Source Information: Hans Ulrich Obrist on Paul Chan's 'New New Testament'

On Source Information: Hans Ulrich Obrist on Paul Chan's 'New New Testament'

In the April issue of Swiss culture magazine Das Magazin, Serpentine Galleries curator and co-director Hans Ulrich Obrist contributes a piece on the monumental new artist's book by Paul Chan and his current solo show at the Schaulager Basel.
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FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 9/23/2014

Paul Chan: New New Testament

Paul Chan: New New Testament

"But there is no other world. What took place or was said before the first word—the place that was, for the longest time, understood as the true destiny of your kind—is no place at all. This is it. You have been marooned here. How will you get by?" Text and image are reproduced from Paul Chan's extraordinary 1082-page, leatherbound artist's book, New New Testament, launching, alongside his Selected Writings (both published by Schaulager, Laurenz Foundation & Badlands Unlimited) this Wednesday evening, September 24 at ARTBOOK @ SWISS INSTITUTE. Chan will sign both books after a conversation with Swiss Institute Director Simon Castets. continue to blog


FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 6/4/2014

Paul Chan: New New Testament

Paul Chan: New New Testament


ON WHAT FOLLOWS

Why was there in the beginning a word? Where were the stars, the birds, and the night? The mountains or moonlight? Did anyone see this word coming? Was it long and difficult or short and direct? Can a child pronounce it? Can a man remember it? Who can tell us where it came from or what it is supposed to mean? Does it sound like a word, or something else, like fireworks or the chatter from a rational parrot? What is a word?

Here the beginning was pictures. They were painted over several years, on weekends and nights, and whenever time availed itself, on book covers stripped of their pages. The first one I painted had three mountains. There are no mountains anywhere near my studio, and my Internet connection was down, so I had to paint from memory. After I finished I realized I had never seen those mountains in my life. I have been on mountains, and have been lost on a few, but not these. They were foreign to me. And the way they floated ever so slightly off the surface of the book only made them more alien and crude. They felt mocking, divine, and serene.

I kept painting. Time passed. Nothing much happened.

Later, I felt that these pictures were incomplete, no matter how finished the works were. They needed something to accompany their essential incompleteness. I began to write a text for each work composed of words I have come across and remember but have largely misunderstood. Unlike the first word, these words came from somewhere: Athens, Delphi, Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Vienna, New Orleans, Königsberg, Rome, Jena, Beijing, New York, Venice, Basel, Amsterdam, Corinth, Alexandria, Tokyo, Jerusalem, Cambridge, and so on. The words used to mean something particular: they had an address in mind. But as I wrote with them in mind they lost something crucial: their place-ness. This did not bother me. I wrote by marooning words in lexical fields that deprived them of their place in the order of things. The texts began to shimmer and unravel, becoming like what someone who did not know how words were meant to work would compose: by feel and by necessity. What is worth being words? The more I wrote, the more I realized the texts began to change the nature of the pictures. They took on an otherworldly quality.

But there is no other world. What took place or was said before the first word—the place that was, for the longest time, understood as the true destiny of your kind—is no place at all. This is it. You have been marooned here. How will you get by?

"On What Follows" is the Introduction to New New Testament. continue to blog


PAUL CHAN MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

Paul Chan: Selected Works

PAUL CHAN: SELECTED WORKS

Edited by Heidi Naef, Isabel Friedli. Foreword by Maja Oeri. Text by Daniel Birnbaum.

LAURENZ FOUNDATION, SCHAULAGER BASEL

ISBN: 9783952397176 | US $35.00

Pub Date: 7/31/2014
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Paul Chan: 2000 Words

PAUL CHAN: 2000 WORDS

Edited by Karen Marta, Massimiliano Gioni. Text by Stephen Squibb.

DESTE FOUNDATION FOR CONTEMPORARY ART

ISBN: 9786185039080 | US $22.00

Pub Date: 11/30/2014
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Paul Chan: Selected Writings 2000-2014

PAUL CHAN: SELECTED WRITINGS 2000-2014

Edited by George Baker, Eric Banks with Isabel Friedli, Martina Venanzoni. Introduction by George Baker.

SCHAULAGER, LAURENZ FOUNDATION/BADLANDS UNLIMITED

ISBN: 9783952397145 | US $25.95

Pub Date: 4/30/2014
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Paul Chan: New New Testament

PAUL CHAN: NEW NEW TESTAMENT

Edited by Karen Marta. Introduction by Sven Lütticken.

SCHAULAGER, LAURENZ FOUNDATION/BADLANDS UNLIMITED

ISBN: 9783952397152 | US $252.00

Pub Date: 7/31/2014
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Paul Chan: The Essential and Incomplete Sade for Sade's Sake

PAUL CHAN: THE ESSENTIAL AND INCOMPLETE SADE FOR SADE'S SAKE

BADLANDS UNLIMITED

ISBN: 9781936440009 | US $39.95

Pub Date: 11/30/2010
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Paul Chan: Sade for Fonts Sake

PAUL CHAN: SADE FOR FONTS SAKE

BADLANDS UNLIMITED/NATIONAL PHILISTINE

ISBN: 9781936440054 | US $70.00

Pub Date: 1/31/2011
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