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This publication mirrors in book form the 2-phase exhibition held at the Kunsthalle Zürich in 2013, and reflects the artist’s understanding that an exhibition is not a format limited by space, but the possibility of temporal and physical expansion and intensification. Madison worked with feedback loops and shifts in the exhibition format: the presentation took place at several sites in Zurich—including the artist-run space AP News and the notorious Longstreet Bar—that were connected spatially and conceptually by numerous events; the gallery’s newsletter not only announced the events but also became an ephemeral publication, in which a text by the artist and other contents were disseminated. This material is now included in this book, mingled with a deconstruction of the poster series by artist Mathis Altman (*1987) that publicized the club nights during the exhibition, which were shown in the entrance area of the exhibition space. English/German edition.
The book is the first monograph dedicated to Tobias Madison’s work and is published in the Kunsthalle Zürich series. It includes a newly commissioned text by John Beeson, and two conversations with the artist, one with Beatrix Ruf and one with Bruce Hainley. [publisher's note]