Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Katia Anguelova, Juan Pablo Macías, Alessandra Poggianti, Andrea Wiarda.
This publication consists of a conversation between Czech artists Zbynek Baladrán (born 1973) and Jirí Kovanda (born 1953), in which they discuss everything from the fifteenth-century Voynich Manuscript to ornithology, zoology and the films of Fellini.
Published by JRP|Ringier/Tranzit series. Edited by Vit Havranek. Text by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Pawel Polit, Georg Schöllhammer, Jiri Sevcik, Igor Zabel.
This first complete record of Prague artist Jiri Kovanda's actions, installations and interventions over the past 30 years replicates the A4 pages (with photographs and typewritten texts attached) on which he documented his activities in the 1970s and 1980s. That first ephemeral work focused on the discoveries of new types of relationships, enacted with his friends and anonymous passersby in the streets. His installations from the 1980s were ironic responses to American Minimalism, set up in peripheral public spaces during the period of so-called "real socialism." Actions and Installations 1975-2006 covers those evolving performances and interventions up through 2005 and situates Kovanda's work in the history of Conceptualism. Among its three interviews is a talk with the artist by Hans Ulrich Obrist. Kovanda has been invited to participate in Documenta 2007.