Published by Moderne Kunst Nürnberg. Text by Martha Schwendener. Interview by Heike Eipeldauer.
This volume gathers Rainer Ganahl’s numerous works devoted to Alfred Jarry, the playwright, novelist, avid cyclist and chief theorist of Pataphysics. Ganahl, in whose art bicycles are a recurrent motif, here presents a series of staged photographs of himself with a bike, costumed as Jarry, as well as Jarry-related sculptures and drawings, weaving a semi-fictitious portrait of the great man.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Artwork by Ranier Ganahl.
Rainer Ganahl is a man obsessed, which he reveals in ways viewers tap into immediately: he covers white canvases with the text of his Google searches, starting with "terroroism." He traces the borders on the front page of The New York Times, filling in only the headlines that catch his eye. He videotapes the hundreds of hours he spends studying Arabic. He asks what knowledge can do. Good question.
PUBLISHER Walther König, Köln
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 6.25 x 9.5 in. / 240 pgs / 70 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 3/1/2006 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2006 p. 148
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783883759593SDNR30 List Price: $25.00 CDN $30.00