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Revealing by Concealing

  • Author: Rainer Fuchs
  • Artist: John Baldessari
  • Section: Collaboration

What do you plan to do next? A Conversation between James Welling and John Balde…

  • Author: John Baldessari / James Welling
  • Artist: John Baldessari
  • Section: Collaboration

With Baldessari's Marilyn

  • Author: Alexander van Grevenstein
  • Artist: John Baldessari
  • Section: Collaboration

Style and Pastiche. A Conversation with Bettina Funcke

  • Author / Artist: Carol Bove
  • Section: Collaboration

Style and Pastiche. A Conversation with Carol Bove

  • Author: Bettina Funcke
  • Artist: Carol Bove
  • Section: Collaboration

The Problem with Library Taxonomy. A Conversation

  • Author: Philip Smith
  • Artist: Carol Bove
  • Section: Collaboration

The Problem with Library Taxonomy. A Conversation with Philip Smith

  • Author / Artist: Carol Bove
  • Section: Collaboration

The Wormhole Theory

  • Author: Martin Herbert
  • Artist: Carol Bove
  • Section: Collaboration

About Overlapping Cultural Histories of Production in Art, Design and Fashion. A…

  • Author: Lynne Cooke
  • Artist: Josiah McElheny
  • Section: Collaboration

About Overlapping Cultural Histories of Production in Art, Design and Fashion. A…

  • Author: Josiah Mc Elheny
  • Artist: Josiah McElheny
  • Section: Collaboration

Play and Display

  • Author: Branden W. Joseph
  • Artist: Josiah McElheny
  • Section: Collaboration

Shadow Play

  • Author: Tom McDonough
  • Artist: Josiah McElheny
  • Section: Collaboration

A Polyphonic Conversation. A Conversation with Charles Arsène-Henry and Philipp…

  • Author: Hans Ulrich Obrist
  • Artist: Philippe Parreno
  • Section: Collaboration

A Polyphonic Conversation. Charles Arsène-Henry and Hans-Ulrich Obrist in Conve…

  • Author / Artist: Philippe Parreno
  • Section: Collaboration

A Sensation of Asphyxia

  • Author: Luc Lagier
  • Artist: Philippe Parreno
  • Section: Collaboration

A Single Piano Note and a Giant Snowflake

  • Author: Liam Gillick
  • Artist: Philippe Parreno
  • Section: Collaboration

Back to Her Future

  • Author: Zoe Stillpass
  • Artist: Philippe Parreno
  • Section: Collaboration

Coexistence, Yes. Equivalence, No.

  • Author: Francesco Bonami / Benjamin H.D. Buchloh
  • Section: Miscellaneous / Varia

Terminal Crisis of the Transatlantic?

  • Author: Rachel Price
  • Section: Miscellaneous / Varia

A Conversation with Jay Sanders

  • Author / Artist: John Knight
  • Section: Miscellaneous / Varia

John Knight in Conversation with Jay Sanders

  • Author: Jay Sanders
  • Artist: John Knight
  • Section: Miscellaneous / Varia

The Transatlantic Delusions (An Evaporated Essay)

  • Author: Mark von Schlegell
  • Section: Les Infos du Paradis

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Introduction

The first collaboration with John Baldessari dates back 18 years. Celebrating 25 years of Parkett gives us a welcome opportunity to express our delight in the numerous exhibitions currently devoted to this artist’s clear, serene and complex oeuvre. Since the 1960s, the Californian artist has also been well received in Europe, particularly among art professionals, and he has now become an important point of reference for many younger artists. Our relationship with John Baldessari is indication, once again, of Parkett’s wide-ranging transatlantic trajectory—the theme of our 25th anniversary year (see Mark von Schlegell’s contribution).

The other collaboration artists in this issue, Carol Bove, Josiah McElheny, and Philippe Parreno, share a predilection for imponderables; they work with the unfathomable, the spaces in between and the immaterial, consistently probing the potential of “as if.” They enrich exhibition spaces, generating an atmospheric fluidum as in Philippe Parreno’s speech bubbles on the ceiling and his glowing portico of light bulbs reproduced on the back cover. In contrast to the solemnity and promise of that installation, Josiah McElheny’s display cases draw us into a “cold” self-contained universe of infinitely repeated reflections, where viewers can no longer recapture themselves.

Carol Bove assembles small items, relics, and shapes to create a pastiche universe and conjure a “historical past”—actually the 1960s, which also mark the transition between modernism and postmodernism, and, as Martin Herbert remarks, represent “an attempt to figure unreachable time as denser and trickier than popular history allows. In the same spirit, Liam Gillick comments on the “artist as a conduit not between things and people but between ideas and reception”. Benjamin Buchloh and Franceso Bonami take up the notion of faceto-face, introduced in the last issue, to talk about the art world and “the absorption of artistic practices into the larger apparatus of the culture industry”. Not plain initials, but monograms resembling the embroidery of our logo distinguish between John Knight and Jay Sanders, adding a playful note to the rational, analytical nature of their discussion on product design strategies. The Insert has been designed by Frances Stark.