In 2016, Despacio’s program and Central Archive, located alongside the exhibition space, will plunge with relish into an ocean of paradox and possibilities, freed from the necessity of making sense. Newly comprised of artworks, correspondence and traces of happenings and actions, it will stand as a testament to an extraordinary freedom from convention.
Critical voices of reason will be deconstructed in pursuit of free thinking.
While most archives are banished to remote corners of their institutions, Despacio’s archive shares center stage within the exhibition space.
Despacio will realize its artistic and intellectual pursuit of absence in three acts that will unfold over three years:
Each act brings together exhibitions, happenings, and Libraries in Residence around the theme, as well as a Central Archive, which is a collection of works that are carefully compiled and include physical art objects, correspondence, and traces of happenings and actions. At various times over the year, a selection of these works will be activated in the exhibition space alongside the archive itself.
Following 15 books are carefully chosen from an infinite universe of artist books, books on artist, and photo art books
Zilla and the 7th Room
JRP Ringier Kunstverlag, ISBN-13: 978-3905829723
Weak Messages Create Bad Situations:
A Manifesto by David Shrigley
Canongate Books, ASIN: B0184X5I2Y
Legend of the things
Edition Haus am Gern, ISBN-13: 978-3952369180
Without a viewer
Distressed Securities & Books Ltd.
Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec
Drawing by Cornel Windlin
JRP Ringier, ASIN: B019TMBKKS
Edition Patrick Frey, ISBN-13: 978-3905929492
Kunsthalle Wien, ISBN-13: 978-3852470757
This is the house that Jack built
Steidl Books, ISBN 978-3-86930-935-4
Ben Vautier: Is everything art?
Museum Tinguely Basel
KEHRER Heidelberg, ISBN-13: 978-3868286496
Panorama der Menschheit in 942 Photos
3+4 Weltausstellung der Photographie, Karl Pawek
Gruner + Jahr, ASIN: B0063GD2IC
Menschen Tiere Abenteuer
Edition Patrick Frey, ISBN-13: 978-3905929935
The Home Front
Mack, ISBN-13: 978-1910164150
Peter Weber, Mara Züst
Edition Patrick Frey, ISBN-13: 978-3905929003
Zorn: Eine Dokumentation der Verbrennungen
Benteli Verlag, ISBN 3-7165-0473-4
Utopics – Systems and Lanmarks
JRP Ringier, ISBN 9783037640562
The books will be on display from March 3, 2016 on.The selection of books was made by Barbara Hoffmann, as well as the design of the bookshelf. Hoffmann currently designs for Büro 146 in Zurich, Switzerland. Her participation in the Libraries in Residence initiative is made possible by the support of Pro Helvetia.