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Parabol Magazine #02

Vienna Vienna  •  Austria [AT]

Publication Launch JANUARY 2007

The displacement issue
curated by Ami Barak (Paris)

The Displacement Issue is a Parabol issue that brings together artists displaying pieces and ideas that are atypical, unrepresentative or even, antithetical to the work for which they are best known.
By reversing expectations through this presentation of the unexpected, the unfamiliar, the unknown, the peculiar, this issue is both a revelation and a challenge to the ideas we readily impose on exhibiting contemporary works of art. Essentially, the aim of Displacement is to focus on art’s specific ability to point out what we do not know, as well as allowing us to recognize what we do. As a strategy, this highlights the increasing importance attached to an artist as a personality, rather than focusing on their practice or the qualities of their individual pieces of work. Further, what will be presented only support a somewhat unknown representation of the artist’s output and conversely increase the interest in further exploration of his or her personality.

by Ami Barak


Participating Artists

Adel Abdessemed Boris Achour Maja Bajevic Pierre Bismuth Ulla von Brandenburg Mircea Cantor Carsten Höller Ben Kinmont Peter Kogler Zbigniew Libera David Maljkovic Valérie Mrejen Melik Ohanian Roman Ondák Dan Perjovski Joe Scanlan Simon Starling Kerry Tribe


Bag concept by Peter Kogler
ISBN: 3-9502144-1-0
Size: 570 ✕ 420 mm
Pages: 56
Price: 20 Euro


Parabol Art Magazine