Like biting into sugar cane
Soloshow and Book Launch at Broken Dimanche Press Berlin
May 24th - May 30th 2017
It is with great pleasure that BDP inaugurates the series ‘a book, a room’ with the solo exhibition and book like biting into sugar cane by Simon Speiser. Both the exhibition and book are intended to co-habit the same arena, operating in and around each other in a pas de deux that maps the artist’s many interests. Ranging from science fiction, erotica, animalism and the exploration of worlds both distant and near, these interests mark Speiser as an artist of the already-present future, distinct with a singular visual and text vocabulary.
In the gallery space of Buro BDP, Speiser exhibits a number of prints of his work that
incorporate manga and anime imagery, spacecraft and sex, they act like timestamps
of a hallucinatory imagination. In tandem with the physical exhibit is the book of the
same name that is printed in an initial limited edition run. These texts, collecting for the first time the artist’s writing, some of which have previously appeared alongside or as part of his artwork and exhibitions, allows the reader, in the words of Mark von Schlegell, to ‘encounter perhaps the strangest recognizable texts yet concocted outside her own head’.
like biting into sugar cane Simon Speiser 78 pages, A5, English Book design: Form Und Konzept Initial 50 limited edition copies 10 EURO
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