Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Susanne Pfeffer. Text by Hal Foster, Marion von Osten, Susanne Pfeffer.
Locating the unlikely midground between architecture and alcohol, Cyprien Gaillard (born 1980) created a pyramid of beer crates for his exhibition at Berlin’s KW Institute. Sitting on the pyramid at the opening, the audience drank the beer, so that the cases eventually collapsed, leaving behind a ruined monument.
Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Florence Derieux, Rein Wolfs, Susanne Gaensheimer, Adam Szymczyk.
Described as a "world atlas against disappearance," this artist's book from Cyprien Gaillard (born 1980) presents 900 Polaroid photos, arranged into diamond-shaped grids, of architectural dilapidation, from ancient times to the present. Approaching the world as an archeological dig, Gaillard unites form with content by using an analogously outmoded instrument--the Polaroid--to depict these ruined or about-to-be ruined buildings.