Catalogue book

On the occasion of the exhibition Irwin: Retroprincip 1983-2003 a comprehensive catalogue will be published by Revolver – Archiv für aktuelle Kunst (Frankfurt/Main). Edited by Inke Arns and published in German and English, it documents Irwin’s 20 year activity.

Conceived as an anthology the catalogue book is divided into four extensive thematic complexes – “Destruction and Construction,” “Rétrograder pour mieux sauter,” “Creating Connections,” and “Eastern Modernism” – which contain important contributions on Irwin/NSK.. These articles and essays have been published between 1984 and 2003 in journals, catalogues and books many of which today are out of print. The catalogue aims at making this material accessible again – in many instances for the first time in English or German translation.

Inke Arns: Irwin Navigator Retroprincip 1983-2003

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Irwin: Retroprincip 1983-2003 includes articles and essays by Inke Arns, Michael Benson, Tomaž Brejc, Georg Bussmann, Eda Cufer, Vanesa Cvahte, Katja Diefenbach, William Furlong, Marina Gržinic, Boris Groys, Jürgen Harten, Valentin Hribar, Chrissie Iles, Irwin, Želimir Košcevic, Viktor Misiano, Myroslava M. Mudrak, Gregor Podnar, Joanne Richardson, Daniel Spanke, Lilijana Stepancic, Charles Stephens, Borut Vogelnik, Peter Weibel, Igor Zabel and Slavoj Žižek.

Inke Arns (ed.)
Irwin: Retroprincip 1983-2003

ISBN 3-936919-56-9 (Engl.)

ISBN 3-936919-51-8 (Ger.)

Revolver - Archiv für aktuelle Kunst, Frankfurt/Main, September 2003

267 pages
approx. 110 colour reproductions
30,5 x 24,5 cm
approx. 25 €