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Reto Pulfer Zustandskatalog: Catalog of States and Conditions

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Published by Sternberg Press, 2017
English, 32 x 24 cm, 280 pages, 475 color images, softcover, 35 euros
ISBN 978-3-95679-302-8

Partners: Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève

Musée régional d’art contemporain Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerrannée, Sérignan

Spike Island, Bristol

Centre international d’art et du paysage de l’île de Vassivière

Fórum Eugénio de Almeida, Évora

In the style of a catalogue raisonné, Reto Pulfer’s comprehensive monograph, Zustandskatalog: Catalog of States and Conditions, follows the artist’s work over the past fifteen years. Excerpts from the artist’s novels as well as insightful texts by Anselm Franke and Benoît Maire are juxtaposed with 475 documentary photographs of Pulfer’s technical drawings, one-off exhibitions, large-scale installations, and performances. Categories such as living ceramics, food advice, ghostology, synesthesia, and transformation are woven throughout the book, giving unique insight into the ideas and imagination that are part of the work itself.

Published in collaboration with Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève; Musée régional d’art contemporain Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerrannée, Sérignan; Spike Island, Bristol; Centre international d’art et du paysage de l’île de Vassivière; Fórum Eugénio de Almeida, Évora