Published by Mousse Publishing. Edited by Christophe Gallois, Marion Vergin, Enrico Lunghi, Mariette Schiltz.
Accompanying the first retrospective of Berlin- and Milan-based artist Bert Theis (1952–2016), this publication surveys his poetic and politically engaged architectural structures—including his pavilions constructed in various cities across Europe and Asia, which he conceived as “concrete utopias.” Collected essays reflect on Theis’ career as artist and activist.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Edited by Florian Matzner. Essays by Christian Bernard, Walter Grasskamp, Pierluigi Tazzi and Angela Vettese.
Bert Theis regularly opens up spaces for creative interaction which can be occupied by the public, offering the possibility of transforming monotony into something much more monumental: at the 1995 Venice Biennale, Theis erected a Luxembourg pavilion where none had existed before, between the Dutch and Belgian pavilions, both neighbors having denied him a building permit.