Printed for a 2005 exhibition at Art Metropole, this catalog presents images of one-of-a-kind artists’ books made out of mass produced catalogs from exhibitions held at the Secession in Vienna. The Secession’s director, Matthias Herrman, invited fifty artists to take a catalog that had been produced for their show and to alter it in some way. The results range from minimal additions and subtractions to complete transformations. The catalogs from Doug Aitkin, Monica Bonvicini, AA Bronson, Brian Jungen, Terence Koh, Silvia Kolbowski, Albert Oehlen, Rikrit Tiravanija, Sue Williams, Christopher Wool and others are each displayed in two-page spreads and are indexed at the back with complete information about the interventions.
The book features a text by Michael Krebber writing about Henrik Olesen’s Secession book; Matthias Herrmann in conversation with AA Bronson; and an introduction by Ann Dean.
Participating artists: Doug Aitken, Michael Beutler, Monica Bonvicini, Herbert Brandl, AA Bronson, Alice Creischer, James Coleman, Ines Doujak, Sam Durant, Ayse Erkmen, Marcus Geiger, Martin Gostner, RenÃƒï¿½Ã¯ï¿½ï¿½e Green, Henrik Hakansson, Charline von Heyl, Koo Jeong-a, Brian Jungen, Johanna Kandl, Silvia Kolbowski, Terence Koh, Elke Krystufek, Albert Oehlen, Henrik Olesen, Rita McBride, Muntean/Rosenblum, Florian PumhÃƒï¿½Ã¯ï¿½ï¿½sl, Josephine Pryde, Trina Robbins, Hans Schabus, Eva Schlegel, Gregor Schneider, Simon Starling, Diana Thater, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Sue Williams, Manfred Willmann, Christopher Wool, Mel Ziegler, and Heimo Zobernig.