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Subject: Book: Who Shot Immanence? - On The Dynamics Of Appropriation And Intervention In The Work Of Georg Paul Thomann.
Who Shot Immanence?
On The Dynamics Of Appropriation And Intervention In The Work Of Georg Paul Thomann.
Since the early 1960s, Georg Paul Thomann (currently official Austrian artist for the Sao Paulo Biennial 2002) has devoted himself to the grey zones where systems intersect: the art (market), politics, economics, pop, gaiety, vanity, good clean fanaticism, crisis, language, culture, self-content, identity, utopia, Georg Paul Thomann, mania and despair.
In this context, Thomann's oeuvre is a manifestation of his own personal progression through and in the counter-cultures of the post-war era. Little of his oeuvre is qualified to be memorised, kept or historicised, let alone shown in a museum. A good deal of it has simply been left by the side of the road.
"Who Shot Immanence? - On The Dynamics Of Appropriation And Intervention In The Work Of Georg Paul Thomann" is the first analytical approach to Thomann's intellectual drudgery. His works are non-dialectic dialectics of distance and nearness, presence and absence, hostile take-over and friendly separation, particularisation and formation of fractions and, of course, the everlasting readiness for alliance. "Die and let live", as he calls it himself. The book not only tries to analyse the various biographic and pseudobiographic paths and modes of this 'Great Disappearer', but it also enquires into the relevance of Thomann's "discursive undergrowth" for the time after the century of (neo-)avantgardes.
With contributions of Martin Buesser, Stella Rollig, Roland Schoeny, Stefan Grissemann, Lioba Reddeker, Peter von Trapp, Thomas Meinecke, Zdenka Badovinac, Geert Lovink, Hans Temnitschka, Cosima Rainer, Michael Nagula, Amina Handke, Andreas Findeisen, Johannes Ullmaier, Claudia Slanar, Lorenz Seidler, Frank Apunkt Schneider, Gabu Heindl, Beat Weber, Tonki Gebauer, Didi Bruckmayr, Gerhard Stoeger, Thomas Raab, Christian Kobald, and many more. German and english language.
The hardcover book contains an extensive biography of Georg Paul Thomann, a glossary for the biography as well as 130 photographs and images (some in colour).
Edited by Thomas Edlinger (FM4 Im Sumpf), Johannes Grenzfurthner (monochrom), Fritz Ostermayer (FM4 Im Sumpf)
The book is being published by "edition selene".
Special offer: Until the official release date (March 13th), the book will only cost 27 euros, app. 7 euros cheaper than the regular price , if you order directly at the publishing house (--> http://www.selene.at/ ).
Official presentation on March 13th in the Viennese club "B72".