New Ways of Doing Nothing

New Ways of Doing Nothing

Edited by Vanessa Joan Müller, Cristina Ricupero and Nicolaus Schafhausen

Distributed for Sternberg Press

Paperback $26.00 T

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“New Ways of Doing Nothing,” a group exhibition that took place at Kunsthalle Wien in 2014, devoted itself to artistic production that opposes activity and instead gives an affirmative slant to forms of doing nothing or refraining—a major influence being the titular character of Hermann Melville's “Bartleby the Scriviner: A Story of Wall Street.” The book presents the displayed works and artists, but also continues the process that led to the exhibition. Included along with a conversation between the curators is a text collage of reprints and excerpts that introduces those artists and thinkers who, in the words of Bartleby, “prefer not to.”

Featuring work by Robert Breer, Alejandro Cesarco, Étienne Chambaud, Claire Fontaine, Natalie Czech, Oskar Dawicki, Edith Dekyndt, Mathias Delplanque, Heinrich Dunst, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Marina Faust, Ryan Gander, Lasse Schmidt Hansen, Julia Hohenwarter, Karl Holmqvist, Sofia Hultén, Jiří Kovanda, Rivane Neuenschwander, Georges Perec / Bernard Queysanne, Superflex, Mario García Torres

Copublished with Kunsthalle Wien

Contributors Giorgio Agamben, Claire Fontaine, Gilles Deleuze, Julius Gavroche, Paul Lafargue, Vanessa Joan Müller, Cristina Ricupero, Tereza Stejskalová, Enrique Vila-Matas

Paperback

$26.00 T ISBN: 9783956792335 144 pp. | 8.25 in x 11.75 in 39 color illus., 7 b&w illus.

Not for sale in Europe or the UK.

Editors

Vanessa Joan Müller

Cristina Ricupero

Nicolaus Schafhausen

Nicolaus Schafhausen is a German curator at the Documentation Center for the History of National Socialism in Munich.