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The Plan at museum Villa Stuck

Here are some first installation photos of my presentation of The Plan in the exhibition Von Ferne. Bilder zur DDR (From Far Away. Images of the GDR) at Museum Villa Stuck in Munich. The show focuses on art projects that are concerned with the visual legacy, specifically when it comes to photographic images, of the GDR. More information is available here (in German). Thanks to Joachim Schmid for the images below.

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Installation of The Plan. A copy of the Plan in wooden frame, 9 GDR folders containing further copies of the Plan, 24 photographs in vitrine, text in golden letters on wall.

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Vitrine with 24 photographs.

Floor plan

I was asked to develop a concept for the floor plan of the show, relating it to my project. Visitors to the exhibition receive this floor plan when entering the museum, the blank side is stamped then and there. When using the plan, visitors automatically take on poses analogous to the ones shown in The Plan.

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Floor plan.

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A visitor with the floor plan.

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Further study of the floor plan.

Catalogue

The catalogue for the show was published by Walther König Verlag. It is bilingual in German and English and gives a good overview of the wealth of work in the show through artist’s contributions and several essays. Editors: Michael Buhrs and Sabine Schmid.

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Written by Elisabeth Tonnard

June 26, 2019 at 5:08 pm

Exhibition in Munich

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An installation version of The Plan will be on view in the exhibition Von Ferne. Bilder zur DDR which opens on June 5 at Museum Villa Stuck in Munich. The show focuses on art projects that are concerned with the visual legacy, specifically when it comes to photographic images, of the GDR.

More information is available here (in German).

The show is curated by Sabine Schmid. Works by Tina Bara, Sven Johne, Jens Klein, Jürgen Kuttner, Christian Lange, Emanuel Mathias, Katrin Mayer, Simon Menner, Einar Schleef, Christine Schlegel, Joachim Schmid, Erasmus Schröter, Maya Schweizer, Seiichi Furuya, Gabriele Stötzer, Paul Alexander Stolle, Tamami Iinuma, Elisabeth Tonnard, Andreas Trogisch, Joerg Waehner and Ulrich Wüst.

The exhibition runs from June 6 to September 15. The opening is on June 5 at 7 PM. There will be a catalogue published by Walther König Verlag (ISBN 978-3-96098-619-5).

Museum Villa Stuck
Prinzregentenstraße 60
D-81675 München

Written by Elisabeth Tonnard

May 20, 2019 at 6:43 pm

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The Plan

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I’m happy to announce my new book titled The Plan.

My interest in white space in texts and fascination for printed materials and propaganda books from East Germany brought me to discover the Plan. The Plan is the chameleonic directive to every situation of societal life – whether it is playing sports, writing a book, or practicing for war. Always think of the Plan. Better yet: always have it in your hand.

The Plan consists of a book and a folder, together forming one object. The book contains 26 pictures reproduced from miniature books published in the German Democratic Republic during the 1980s. Each book is accompanied by an original, pre-owned GDR folder, each different and individually obtained from households in the former state. The folder comes with a foldout sheet of the Plan.

Edition of 150 copies, numbered.

Digital print, full color paperback, A5 size, 48 pages. Plus original GDR folder, A4 size, with a folded and stamped A2 sheet.

See more images of the book here.

Priced at € 45,- plus shipping. Order through the webshop or by email. The book will also be available at my table at the upcoming NY Art Book Fair.

If you really want to understand what the GDR was about, you need to look at The Plan.
Joachim Schmid

 

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August 30, 2016 at 11:36 am

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