A matrix of life, nature and the cosmos, Antje Majewski's World of Gimel is the artist's own private universal museum in a nutshell, featuring a septet of objects: a clay teapot in the form of a human hand, a shell, a pot made of fragrant wood, a Buddha's hand citron, a hedge apple, a white stone, a meteorite—acquired by Majewski during her numerous travels and encounters. The exhibition is a book; the book is an exhibition; the World of Gimel—a hybrid of Aleph and Babel, of fantasy and scientific knowledge—is a language laboratory, a structure en abîme, Majewski's unique venture into the universe of things and their other identity.
Participating artists: Thomas Bayrle, Helke Bayrle, Marcel Duchamp, Didier Faustino, Paweł Freisler, Delia Gonzalez, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Edward Krasiński, Leonore Mau, Markus Miessen & Ralf Pflugfelder, Dirk Peuker, Agnieszka Polska, Mathilde Rosier, Gavin Russom, Issa Samb, Juliane Solmsdorf, Simon Starling & Superflex, El Hadji Sy, Neal Tait
Co-published with Kunsthaus GrazIncluding a DVD with films by Antje Majewski and postcards with installation views
ContributorsAdam Budak, Clémentine Deliss, Antje Majewski, Ingo Niermann, Peter Pakesch, Xu Shuxian, Marcus Steinweg; transcripts of interviews with Issa Samb, El Hadji Sy, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Thomas and Helke Bayrle; and reprints by Jorges Luis Borges, Friedrich Hölderlin, Chuang Tzu, John Joseph Mathews