Radical Cut-Up: Double Book Launch

Book launch and Presentation

Directed by Lukas Feireiss, Radical Cut-Up was a temporary Master of Fine Arts and Design program at Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam between 2017-2019. The program celebrated the emergence and evolution of the cut-up or the art of carefully crafted juxtaposition as the contemporary mode of creativity and dominant global model of cultural production today. Against this backdrop, two brand new books critically reflect upon upon the two year program:

The theory book RADICAL CUT-UP: NOTHING IS ORIGINAL published by Sternberg Press as part of the Sandberg Series assembles text from multifarious eras and origins that share the urgency to question the dichotomy of original creation and appropriation. With contributions by Thom Bettridge, Marcus Boon, Nicolas Bourriaud, Lars Eckstein, Rachel Falconer, Lukas Feireiss, Joerg Koch, Jonathan Lethem, Lucas Mascatello, Paul D. Miller, Eduardo Navas, Tamar Shafrir, Robert Shore, Stacey Waite, and Jan Verwoert.

Published by Possible Books, the second book THE RADICAL CUT-UP READER: NO SINGLE NARRATIVE brings together all of the program’s Master theses spanning topics as wide as post-capitalist strategies of civil disobedience, narratives of cyber-symbolism, financial models in the realm of digital art, models of history and time, queer club culture, personal histories, mushrooms, the electromagnetic spectrum, gender and hip hop culture, misogyny in Greek mythology, mirror neurons and the power of imitation, the city as character, scientific illustrations, Nuclear power and genetic crops in the future city, Wile E. Coyote, tricksters and a happy Sisyphus. With contributions by Adam Bletchly, Lou Buche, Daan Couzijn, Rebecca Eskilsson, Zsofia Kollar, Wes Mapes, Juliana Maurer, Barnaby Monk, Alex Murray, Fabian Reichle, Javier Rodriguez, Fenna Schilling, Farida Sedoc, Athony Smyrski, and Agustina Woodgate.

November 8, 2019

The Gallery Store — Various Artists

Pop-Up Store

On occasion of the Art Week Berlin THE GALLERY STORE brings together an eclectic selection of contemporary art, print, design, photography, fashion, product design and many more things. THE GALLERY STORE is an unique combination of a temporary exhibition space and retail shop for art, design and beyond.

Hand-picked and curated by Arun Markus and Lukas Feireiss over thirty artists, designers, and brands from around the world over their work and special editions for relatively affordable prices.

September 16–24, 2016

The Melting Black — Carla Chan


Site-specific installation by artist Carla Chan from Hong Kong. Her specially conceived new work The Melting Black is a multichannel video installation that visually explores tidal movement unfolding in space. Displayed on five video monitors, each with a slight offset of distance and scale, a seemingly coherent but erratic spatial and kinematic experience is generated. The inversion of the vertical and horizontal visual axes further enhances the ambiguity of the work. It challenges our visual customs and perceptual habits and opens up a new dimension of seeing movement and change in nature.

April 29 – May 8, 2016

Q Revolt — Rita Braz

Exhibitin & book launch

Q Revolt is a portrait book by Rita Braz about women who love women, aiming to break the stereotype so alive in our society. From the butch to the lipstick, and everything in between, this book is about celebrating the whole spectrum and the diversity of women who have in common their sexual orientation.

The show curated by Ben Merten featured a selection of portraits and a book presentation

October 10, 2017

Savage Architecture — Gian Piero Frassinelli, Superstudio and 2A+P/A


Studiolo Berlin presents Savage Architecture, an exhibition by Gian Piero Frassinelli, Superstudio and 2A+P/A previously showcased at Architectural Association of London and in various schools and institutions in Florence, Milan, Bruxelles and Rome

Assuming the form of an exhibition and a book, curated by Davide Sacconi, Savage Architecture portraits the research developed by Gian Piero Frassinelli – former member of Superstudio – and his recent collaboration with 2A+P/A which explore the intersection between architecture and anthropology. Savage Architecture is a journey to the root of the relationship between architecture and man in four episodes. Departing from Frassinelli’s unpublished graduation thesis for an Anthropology Research Center (1968), lingering on the dystopian and revealing scenarios of The Twelve Ideal Cities (1972), the trajectory culminates in the recent collaborative projects of Frassinelli and 2A+P/A for the Budapest Ethnographic Museum (2014) and the Central Archive of Human Cultures (2015).

April 17 18, 2017

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