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Franz West - Benedikt Ledebur. A Talk


40 Pages, 8.3 x 10.8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $27.00 (US $27.00) (CA $30.00)

Publication Date: October 2012

ISBN 9783902833006

Rights: US & CA

Schlebrügge Editor (Oct 2012)
Schlebrugge Editor

Price: $27.00


EXTROVERSION is published on the occasion of Franz West's participation in the exhibition ILLUMInations curated by Bice Curiger at the 54th Biennale di Venezia 2011. For this installation he transferred the kitchen from his studio in Vienna to Venice, turning the space inside out and creating a Parapavilion. The kitchen is the space where West keeps a collection of artworks realized by assistants, friends and colleagues (Michelangelo Pistoletto, Otto Mühl, Gelitin, Sarah Lucas, Urs Fischer, Jean-Marc Bustamante and others). The talk between Franz West and philosopher Benedikt Ledebur revolves around Wittgenstein and Heidegger, language and space, „the democracy of the ugly“ in art and the human need to philosophize.

Author Biography

Benedikt Ledebur (Author) : Franz West (Author) : Franz West is an artist who was recently awarded the Golden Lion of the Biennale di Venezia 2011. Benedikt Ledebur is a writer and philosopher. Both live and work in Vienna.