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[Nettime-nl] Press Release: Book launch & closing party, Beauty Unrealized / PSWAR July 6, 2007

Public Space With A Roof cordially invites you 

Friday, July 6, 2007
8 pm: Launch of two Publications

Beauty Unrealized
spider webs of personal universes seeking a form
Public Space With A Roof
Roma Publication #103
56 + 32 pages

Parallel Encyclopedia
Batia Suter
Roma Publication #100
592 pages

10pm: Concert 


As part of the celebration of the long expected release of the 100th (and 103rd) edition, Roma Publications invited Furtips to give a noisy pop concert.


spider webs of personal universes seeking a form

In order to research the present status of beauty—understanding beauty not in terms of an object's internal quality but in terms of its effect on the beholder—PSWAR invited 94 persons of different professions and different backgrounds to submit lists of items or things that have inspired them professionally and privately. The result was a very personal library, a strange monument in which different intimate worlds came together. Every two weeks, the library space was also used to host events by artists whose work was inspiring to us and which engaged with the project’s main questions in new and valuable ways. The main credit for the project’s success therefore goes to its many contributors, people who dared to experiment, who enthusiastically participated in new collaborations, who were committed to test the limits of their own mediums and who made their works-in-progress openly accessible for examination and criticism.

Beauty Unrealized publication is the testimony of those collaborative ventures and symbolizes the closure of an important phase within the history of PSWAR. The publication also attempts to recreate the experience of past project and events and examines the possibility of translating the multi-dimensional time and space of the gallery into the one-dimensional pages of a book. The various texts together form an eclectic document that structurally follows the project’s phases, while also combining visual and semantic traces of past events with current preoccupations of the contributing artists and theoreticians. Therefore, it is not merely intended as a trace of the past, but hopefully as a source for future inspiration.

With contributions by: Adam Avikainen, Claudio Baroni, Francesco Bernardelli, Keren Cytter, Michel de Broin, Maurits Fennis, Emiliano Gandolfi, Robert Garnett, Benoit Goupy, Thomas Hirschhorn, Marko Košnik, Mark Manders, Philippe-Alain Michaud, Marc Nagtzaam, Oksana Pasaiko, Falke Pisano, Paul Schmelzer


Parallel Encyclopedia
Batia Suter

Batia Suter’s Parallel Encyclopedia stands for a long-term investigation on images, presented through different selections in different media. Suter’s interest can be found in iconography and the shifting tension between ‘strong impact’ and ‘immunisation’ to the human brain, and for circumstances and causes by which images become charged with an associative added value. This 592 pages voluminous book, as a result of the investigation, contains solely images from other books and reads as an extremely rich filmic sequence that invites for endless flipping. Since this book by Suter offers an autonomous ‘print specific’ experience, it can be seen as a portable exhibition in itself, on paper.



Furtips is a Dutch, Arnhem based lo-fi band, which consists of 4 members, who play: guitar, drums, bassguitar and electric violin / keyboard / percussion instruments. All of them (try to) sing and need microphones, except for the drummer – the others won’t let him sing. Furtips didn’t play live for a while but for this occasion they are happy to show up again and play mainly new songs. www.furtips.com

spider webs of personal universes seeking a form

December 14, 2006 – April 8, 2007

The project consists of seven parts from January to April 2007
Opening dates: December 14, January 13, January 29, February 10, February 24, March 10, March 24

Project initiated by: Tamuna Chabashvili, Adi Hollander, and Vesna Madzoski
Guest curator: Angela Serino
Assistants: Adriel van Drimmelen and Mathijs Lieshout

Library installation created by: Tamuna Chabashvili and Adi Hollander
Constructed by: Mathijs Lieshout, Davide Manzoni and Maurice Bogaert
Advising architect: Ofri Earon
Video documentation: C-DOKU: Krzysztof Wegiel
Photo Documentation: Ilya Rabinovich
Project assistants: Adriel van Drimmelen and Mathijs Lieshout

Publication published and designed by: Roma Publications, Amsterdam
Text Editor: Astrid Van Weyenberg

PSWAR Library participants:  Aka Morchiladze, Alena Alexandrova, Alex Fischer, Alison Gerber, Ana Riaboshenko, Andro Semeiko, Andy Moor, Anke Bangma, Aquil Copier, Arnold Marinissen, Aspasia Nasopoulou, Benoit Goupy, Bojan Fajfric Bukac, Carlos Liavata, Chris Vecchio, Christiaan Bastiaans, Claudio Baroni, Constant Dullart, Cristiano Berti, Daniela Peas Leao, David Djindjikhashvili, David Gibbs, Duba Sambolec, Duro Toomato, Effi Weiss & Amir Borenstein, Eitan Ben Moshe, Erwin van der Werve, Eva Fotiadi, Falke Pisano, Frank Konincks, Geoffrey Garrison, Hala Elkoussy, Hans Gremmen, Hans-Georg Lenhart, Hillel Roman, Ilya Rabinovich, Inatome Kyoko, Inga Zimprich, Irene Kopelman, Ivar Hagendoorn, Johana Gruzlewska, Jon Kessler, Joseph Semah, Katarina Zdjelar, Katie Duck, Katja Mater, Keren Cytter, Klaas Koetje, Krzysztof Wegiel, Lado Darakhvelidze, Lasha Bakradze, Levan Asabashvili, Malgorzata Haduch, Maria Schina, Mark Manders, Marko Ciciliani, Martine Neddam, Mathijs Lieshout, Maurice Bogaert, Meta Stular, Monika Vykoukal, Nadia Tsulukidze, Nathan Michel, Nicole Cousino, Nino Purtskhvanidze, Nir Nadier, Ofri Earon, Omer Fast, Onedaynation, Peter Adriaansz, Pieter Jan Smit, Pieterjan Ginkels, Praneet Soi, Reinaldo Laddaga, Rinat Kotler, Robert Garnett, Roger Willems, Ruben de la Neuz, Ruth Sonderegger, Sander Bloom, Sophia Tabatadze, Tahl Kaminar, Takako Hamano, Tammuz Binshtock, Thomas Hirschhorn, Tine Melzer, Tomo Savic´-Gecan, Tony Hofman, Tudor Bratu, Ulrika Sparre, Xy Yang, Yannis Kyriakides

PSWAR would like to thank:  Jeffrey Babcock, Guy Bahir, Anke Bangma, Claudio Baroni, Jeroen Boomgaard, Ellen de Bruijne, Ann Demeester, DNK- Amsterdam, Bojan Fajfric´ - Bukac?, Alex Fischer, Annie Fletcher, Eva Fotiadi, Hans Gremmen, Wartan Arror Jiftjian, Irene Kopelman, Reinaldo Ladagga, Alon Levin, Mark Manders, OneDayNation, OT301, Noa Roi, Tomo Savic´- Gecan, Gabriëlle Schleijpen, Johan Thermænius, Krzysztof Wegiel, Roger Willems, Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec, Inga Zimprich, and 66East.

The project is kindly supported by: ‘Cine Qua Non’ film shop, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, VSB Fonds, and Stadsdeel OUD-WEST Amsterdam


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