Elisabeth Tonnard

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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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June 26, 2019 at 5:08 pm

Documentation of exhibition ‘The Library’

Below is some documentation of my exhibition ‘The Library’ at Galerie Block C, a wonderful art space run by Marinus Augustijn and Agnes Scholte in Groningen. The exhibition will be up until February 27. Click on any image to enlarge.

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February 5, 2016 at 2:23 pm

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Song of Myself

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I celebrate myself, and sing myself

My book Song of Myself: American Renaissance launches on December 11. The book consists of texts collected from the Facebook pages of Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson, Henry David Thoreau, Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Walt Whitman.

It is available as a small pocket book priced at €15,- and as a special edition that can also be used for exhibition. The image above is taken of an installation of the latter at Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin where the book will launch at Friends with Books.

The special edition consists of 58 inkjet printed sheets at A3 size in an archival folder. There are seven copies plus one artist proof. In the colophon each of the seven copies is associated with one of the poets that appear in the project, i.e. there is Edgar Allan Poe’s copy, Emily Dickinson’s, Henry David Thoreau’s, Herman Melville’s, etcetera. If you are ordering the edition you can choose which copy you’d like (check if it’s still available). The edition is priced at €745,-

More images and information can be found here.
Order the book through my webshop or by email.
Order the special edition through my webshop or by email.

The project will be exhibited at the Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam from January 24 – May 8 in the exhibition Quickscan.

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Friends with Books at Hamburger Bahnhof

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From December 11 to 13 I’m participating in Friends with Books. My new work Song of Myself will be installed in the exhibition ‘I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library’ also featuring works by Susanne Bürner, Natalie Czech, Anita Di Bianco, Dominique Hurth, Ines Lechleitner, Jonathan Monk, Joachim Schmid, and Erik Steinbrecher.

On Saturday December 12 at 13.00 Dr. Michael Lailach, Kunstbibliothek Berlin, leads a panel discussion with Céline Duval, Joachim Schmid, Erik Steinbrecher and myself on the artist and author as publisher. Strategies of text and image collection, of arrangement and publishing are to be discussed.

I’m also participating in the book fair, you’ll find my table at the entrance to the main hall (table E4). Both the limited and the regular edition of Song of Myself will be available, as well as my other new title The Library.

Location:
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart
Invalidenstraße 50–51
10557 Berlin-Mitte

 

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December 3, 2015 at 5:33 pm

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Performance 3 at the Stedelijk Museum

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This coming Saturday, December 27, I will install One Swimming Pool on the floor of the Teijin auditorium at the Stedelijk Museum. Visit the auditorium between 10 am – 6 pm and watch the pool as it appears. Note this is a one day event, and the final in a series of three such demonstrations. It is connected to the exhibition On the Move. The swimming pool will remain on view in the auditorium during the weekend. More info on the website of the Stedelijk.

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December 22, 2014 at 8:29 am

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One Swimming Pool in One Minute

Tetsuro Miyazaki made a timelapse of my installation of One Swimming Pool at the Stedelijk Museum on November 29. Click here to see it (scroll down on the page). The next, and final, installation in the auditorium of the Stedelijk will be on December 27. The installation takes a day to complete, but will remain on view December 28 as well.

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December 8, 2014 at 12:36 pm

Performance 2 at the Stedelijk Museum

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This coming Saturday, November 29, I will install One Swimming Pool on the floor of the Teijin auditorium at the Stedelijk Museum. Visit the auditorium between 10 am – 6 pm and watch the pool as it appears. Note this is a one day event, and the second in a series of three such demonstrations. It is connected to the exhibition ‘On the Move’. More info on the website of the Stedelijk.

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November 25, 2014 at 5:24 pm

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