Published by Edition Patrick Frey

SUMMARY by Swiss artist Manuel Burgener is a companion piece to his 2018 Manor Prize exhibition at the Kunsthaus Pasquart in Biel, Switzerland. The idea behind this artist's book is to undertake a fundamental examination of the purpose of an exhibition catalogue. It asks whether an artwork, especially a sculpture, can be documented at all in the form of a readable depiction.
Burgener claims that photographic documentation fails to encompass the ambient space of an exhibition, showing merely the purely formal photographic aspect of that space. Instead of representing the experience of moving through a show, the setting of the camera lens alters the perspective, making it harder to identify an object or an installation.

Burgener takes an artistic stance in forgoing conventional documentation of his exhibition and instead giving it an autonomous form of its own within a book. In an attempt to render the very essence of his work rather than showing its placement in space, the four- color o






August 2018

ISBN 9783906803685

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