Thomas Thiel

  • Transparenzen / Transparencies

    Transparenzen / Transparencies

    The Ambivalence of a New Visibility / Zur Ambivalenz einer neuen Sichtbarkeit

    Simone Neuenschwander and Thomas Thiel

    The globalized world seems at once transparent and opaque. The exhibition project “Transparencies” examined the cultural facets and atmospheres of these (non-)transparencies. The two-part, joint exhibition project in Bielefeld and Nuremberg was dedicated to developments in “transparent society,” asking how these are reflected in the current work by contemporary artists. The paradigm of transparency and the ambivalence of the term was addressed by participating artists in multiple, diverse ways. This book documents both exhibitions and outlines all of the contributions to this substantial project. Conceptually designed by Metahaven, it contains artistic statements and scientific essays that encourage an ongoing discussion of the subject.

    Copublished with Bielefelder Kunstverein and Kunstverein Nürnberg – Albrecht Dürer Gesellschaft

    ContributorsEmmanuel Alloa, Neïl Beloufa, Clare Birchall, Juliette Blightman, Ryan Gander, Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff, David Horvitz, Metahaven, Simone Neuenschwander, Katja Novitskova, Yuri Pattison, Manfred Schneider, Thomas Thiel

    • Paperback $34.00
  • Museum Off Museum

    Museum Off Museum

    Thomas Thiel and Bielefelder Kunstverein

    “Museum Off Museum,” the two-part exhibition at Bielefelder Kunstverein, explored the concept of the museum from an artistic and outside perspective. The exhibition investigated the subjective potential of museum-based narratives and the current interest among artists in the “museum” as a space of reflection within global circumstances.

    This book documents each of the exhibition phases and outlines all of the contributions to this substantial project. Lavishly illustrated, with color throughout, it contains more than thirty artistic and scientific statements in form of essays, interviews, visual statements, and exhibition documentations.

    Copublished with Bielefelder Kunstverein

    Contributors Özlem Altin, Kader Attia, Eric Baudelaire, Juana Berrío, Beatrice von Bismarck, Peggy Buth, Nikita Yingqian Cai, Cathy Carpenter, Isabelle Cornaro, Jeremy Deller, Sam Durant, Dirk Fleischmann, Lucie Fontaine, Simon Fujiwara, Camille Henrot, Luis Jacob, Anna Jehle, Cynthia Krell, Bruce Lacey, Dainius Liškevičius, Antonia Marten, Chus Martínez, Doreen Mende, Mihnea Mircan, Yuki Okumura, Karl-Josef Pazzini, Philippe Pirotte, Kevin Schmidt, Slavs and Tatars, Barbara Steiner, Nora Sternfeld, Thomas Thiel, Steven ten Thije, Peter Weibel, Ricardo Valentim

    • Hardcover $34.00
  • Schaubilder

    Schaubilder

    Thomas Thiel

    In recent years, it has been possible to discern a growing interest in diagrams. The exhibition "Schaubilder" (Diagrams) explores how these developments affect the worlds of images in contemporary art. This publication presents ten artists who deal with diagrammatic forms in their work. The additional text contributions from the perspectives of art theory, philosophy, and information design encourage an ongoing discussion of the theme.

    Copublished with Bielefelder Kunstverein

    Contributors Nicolas Bourquin, Ruth Buchanan, Gerhard Dirmoser, Nikolaus Gansterer, Philipp Hamann, Luis Jacob, Eva Kotátková, Susanne Leeb, Michael Najjar, Alexandre Singh, Marcus Steinweg, Niloufar Tajeri, Thomas Thiel, Jorinde Voigt, Kirsten Wagner

    • Hardcover $27.00
  • Gabriel Kuri

    Gabriel Kuri

    join the dots and make a point

    Caroline Käding and Thomas Thiel

    On the occasion of his first institutional exhibition in Germany, Gabriel Kuri (*1970, Mexico City) has created four new groups of works, which provide an insight into different aspects of his practice. Accordingly, Kuri is showing sculptures and installation; all of them are made out of found materials or industrially manufactured products, including marble slabs, sand, paper, cigarette butts, or body care products. A precise and deliberate positioning and a surprising casualness always characterize the presentation of his objects in the exhibition. With their humor and lightness of touch, his works level criticism as well as political, economic, and social conditions. In the sense of an extended notion of sculpture, he shifts the boundaries of art and the everyday, as the viewers and the everyday become part of the aesthetic form.

    Gabriel Kuri lives and works in Mexico City and Brussels. He has contributed to numerous international group exhibitions, such as the 5th Berlin Biennale (2008), “Brave New Worlds” at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2007), and “Unmonumental” at the New Museum, New York (2007). In addition to the Kunstverein Freiburg and Bielefelder Kunstverein, Museion – Museum of modern and contemporary art Bolzano and the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston will also display solo exhibitions of Kuri's works in 2010.

    This catalogue is published on the occasion of Gabriel Kuri's solo exhibition at Bielefelder Kunstverein and Kunstverein Freiburg. It is the first monograph on the artist to appear in Germany.

    • Paperback $19.95