ARTIST BOOK (edition of 500, 2001)
EXHIBITION FORMAT (2000; 2019)
The Handke Collection is an unfinished self portrait consisting of countless objects, memories, remains and works by Amina Handke and other people.
The artist book publication of the Handke Collection assembles texts and reproductions of artistic works, correspondences, photographs, newspaper clippings, video stills and notes which join in a picture story that recounts life and work of the artist, stage designer, ex- tv station
co-owner and DJ Amina Handke.
Including texts, fragments, pictures, correspondences and findings by and with Andrea Pesendorfer, Annette Messager, Erich Joham, Max Goldt, Tobias Urban, katsey, Thomas Rottenberg, Hermes Phettberg, Peter Handke, Ruth Ehrmann, Paul Divjak, Wolfgang Kopper, Yves Chaudouet, H. M. Enzensberger, Maria Ziegelböck, Maja Stefanovic and many others.
(17. 01. — 15. 03. 2014)
Curator: Amina Handke
The title of this exhibition quotes the film Copie Conforme by Abbas Kiarostami, in which an art expert plays the leading female role. Copying, imitation and referencing are not just the basis of artistic production but also of all cultural systems. Against the background of timeless and current discourses on copyright and the freedom of art, this exhibition project seeks to offer an insight into contemporary artistic positions that link methods of creative appropriation or referentiality with sociopolitical statements or explicitly to use them as instruments.
Jamika Ajalon and Marion Porten
simon INOU and Mara Niang