Tuesday, November 21, 2023

A conversation between Elvira Dyangani Ose and Kathrin Böhm, on the occasion of the recent launch of Kathrin Böhm: Art on the Scale of Life, co-published by Sternberg Press, HDK-Valand, PUBLICS, and The Showroom.

This is a continuation of a conversation between Elvira Dyangani Ose and Kathrin Böhm that started during a major collaborative exhibition exploring over twenty years of Kathrin Böhm's practice in two phases, entitled COMPOST. Kathrin Böhm: Turning the Heap and COMPOST: For Future Use, shown at The Showroom in London in 2021. This exhibition enabled a public editorial process involving 20+ years of Kathrin’s mostly collaborative work, sifting through, assessing, archiving and reformulating Böhm’s practice using her own methods of production – working one-on-one, collaboratively and in public. Kathrin Böhm: Art on the Scale of Life emerges as a key outcome of this process and offers a significant addition to debates on contemporary artarchitecture, social action and public culture. Co-published with Sternberg Press, the book provides a comprehensive overview of Kathrin Böhm’s multifaceted, deeply collaborative and durational practice. Combining visual and textual material, it offers an overview of Böhm's exceptional modus operandi.

Kathrin Böhm: Art on the Scale of Life brings together critical dialogue and reflections by internationally acclaimed contributors such as: Dave Beech, Céline Condorelli, Elvira Dyangani Ose, Wapke Feenstra, Katherine Gibson, Joon-Lynn Goh, Lily Hall, Yolande Zola Zoli van der Heide, Grace Ndiritu, Gerrie van Noord, Paul O’Neill, Doina Petrescu, Gregory Sholette and THEMM!!, Kuba Szreder, Gavin Wade, Mick Wilson, Stephen Wright, and Franciska Zólyom.

Photographic, diagrammatic and typographic imagery appear throughout the book Kathrin Böhm: Art on the Scale of Life, demonstrating the confident and joyful visual and spatial languages embedded in Böhm's work. The visual register of the book, therefore, goes far beyond being a series of illustrations and acts as a counterpoint to and extension of the ideas elaborated in the accompanying texts. The book was designed by the innovative studio An Endless Supply.

The Independent Studies Programme (PEI) is a learning tool that aims to share and disseminate part of its content via the PEI Obert programme and the La Colonie nomade project, as well as through the occasional offer of places in certain academic courses.

Poster of the book Kathrin Böhm Art on the scale of life

The activity is held in the MACBA Meier Auditorium, but you can also follow it live on the museum’s website and YouTube channel. It is in English with simultanious translation to Spanish.

Registration can also be done at the museum, before the start of the activity, and is subject to the availability of spaces. If you have any question, feel free to contact us on 93 481 79 05 or by email at pei [at] macba [dot] cat.