Working Drawings and Other Visible Things on Paper Not Necessarily Meant To Be Viewed
Chatou: CNEAI Centre National de l’Estampe et de l’Art Imprimé, 2008, Berlin: ”greatest hits”, 2008
edited by Michalis Pichler, with contributions from: AA Bronson, Anonymous*, Inaki Bonillas, Mel Bochner, Marcel Broodthaers*, Heath Bunting, Alice Creischer, Brad Downey, Kenneth Goldsmith, Ellen Harvey, Burkhard Holdorff, Douglas Huebler*, Deborah Kelly, Sol LeWitt*, nature*, Akim Nguyen, Edgar Orlaineta, Grisha Perelman*, Michalis Pichler, Peter Piller, Adrian Piper, Johannes Raether, Allen Ruppersberg, Stefan Schuster, Andreas Siekmann, Evgenia Tsalagrada, Xerox*, Haegue Yang, Adam Zaretsky
* “found” material
Xeroxed, spiral binding
ed. 600 copies
A conceptual collection of xeroxes of drawings, notices and other material of artists and other people, put together by Michalis Pichler. The title is a paraphrase of Mel Bochners landmark project from 1966 as organized with the SVA, which is nowadays considered the first exhibition of conceptual art. The last two words “As Art” have been omitted from the original title. Produced during a residency at the maison flottante, Chatou, on the photocopiers of the CNEAI, namely, a Toshiba e-studio 210c, a konica 2223 and a Toshiba e-studio 120.
The whole edition with its more than 100.000 photocopies serves also as an encyclopedia of Xerox-errors (paper-jams, heat-wrinkles, smearing ink etc.) showing up occasionally.
Mel Bochner (editor), Working Drawings and Other Visible Things on Paper Not Necessarily Meant To Be Viewed As Art (New York: 1966)