This artist's book, conceived by Tobias Rehberger (born 1966), contains over 300 pages of images, based on views from an installation at the Hans Thoma Museum Bernau in Germany titled "The Great Disarray Swindle." For this work, the artist rigged the space with miles of cable and lamps in a looping disarray of twists and entanglements.
Published by Progetto Prada Arte. Foreword by Miuccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli. Edited by Antonella Soldaini. Text by Germano Celant, Ina Blom.
This instantly collectible exhibition catalogue for German artist Tobias Rehberger's exhibition at Milan’s Fondazione Prada includes two brightly colored volumes bound together by four colored, custom-made elastic bands. Once these are pulled from the set, two very independent pieces are revealed. The first is an exhaustive reconstruction of Rehberger's solo exhibitions from 1990 to 2007, reproduced in glossy color, with installation views and details of his architecture-based sculptures and other works. The second volume is a more concise artist's book, including an interview with prominent curator and art historian Germano Celant. In this second, slimmer book, which presents his audacious film and installation project, On Otto (featuring work by Kim Basinger, Willem Dafoe, Danny DeVito, Ennio Morricone and others), Rehberger investigates the dynamics of filmmaking by reconstructing the process itself, going backwards. This book, imaginatively designed by Double Standard, includes texts by Miuccia Prada, Celant and Ina Blom.
Published by JRP|Ringier/Whitechapel. Edited by Anthony Spira. Essays by Iwona Blazwick and Rirkrit Tiravanija.
Tobias Rehberger produces atmospheric environments that play with light, space, furniture, signage and clothing inspired by Modernist art history and design classics. Colorful, sociable, interactive, utopian and playful, Rehberger's work usually thrives on chance connections and unexpected encounters, but in Private Matters, things take a more personal turn. An abstract design which he uses as wallpaper is actually a picture of the artist's internal organs. And at the center of his solo show at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in London, from which this catalogue is derived, is an enclosed chamber--a futuristic yellow pod containing a lamp, which is switched on and off randomly by another Tobias Rehberger who lives in Germany. This catalogue provides complete documentation of the Whitechapel project, as well as a searching interview by curator Anthony Spira.
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 8 x 11.25 in. / 64 pgs / 40 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 8/15/2005 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2005 p. 178
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9782940271467TRADE List Price: $35.00 CDN $47.50
Published by Hopefulmonster. Artwork by Tobias Rehberger. Edited by Margrit Brehm, Alessandra Pace. Text by Laura Cherubini.
Deaddies: a sarcastic-sounding neologism that can be found in no dictionary, but is by now well established in American slang. Its lexicographic roots stem from both the father and death, thereby providing a convenient shorthand for the Oedipal complex, while at the same time sounding cute when spoken out loud. Tobias Rehberger took this word as the name for his exhibition in Turin, and he takes it again as the title of this book. From his earliest works thorugh his most recent, the span of which is represented in this publication, Rehberger has perplexed viewers by confronting them with his constant production of new and unusual methods of art making. Uncategorizable in their ever varying style and medium, Rehberger's works share an existence as open communication systems, in both their production and their reception. Often reflecting the artist's preoccupation with his personal environment--his friends, other artists, gallery owners, and art collectors--Rehberger's installations create public spaces for unexpected but familiar interractions, questioning context, society, and environmental issues.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 8.25 x 11 in. / 126 pgs / 90 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 3/2/2003 No longer our product
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2003
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9788877571540TRADE List Price: $18.00 CDN $20.00
Published by Hatje Cantz. Edited by Florian Matzner. Essays by Daniel Birnbaum, Francesco Bonami, Markus Muller, Pier Luigi Tazzi.
This is the first full-length publication devoted to Tobias Rehberger, a shooting star on the German art scene. Born in 1966, Rehberger studied at the Frankfurt St‚delschule, and has worked in a dizzying variety of media--architecture and sculpture as well as painting, design, and film--over the past five years. Rehberger is a new breed of artist--one whose work combines a future-oriented modernist ethic with a postmodern sense of play and disdain for categorical distinctions.Tobias Rehberger: 005-000 provides an overview of the artist's exhibition activities in museums and galleries as well as in public spaces, including the Tsutsumu garden, his recent installation at the Hanover EXPO 2000. This publication, one of the first books devoted to Rehberger alone, features personal and critical texts by such artists and scholars as Daniel Birnbaum, Francesco Bonami, Florian Matzner, Markus Mller, and Pierluigi Tazzi.