Jennifer Allora (b. 1974) and Guillermo Calzadilla (b. 1971), both based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, began collaborating in 1995. Together they represented the United States in the 2011 Venice Biennale. Recent solo exhibitions include Performance 9: Allora & Calzadilla”, MoMA, New York (2010); “Allora & Calzadilla”, The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo( 2009); “Stop, Repair, Prepare: Variations on Ode to Joy for a Prepared Piano”, Haus der Kunst, Munich,“Never Mind that Noise you Heard”, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam(2008); “Allora & Calzadilla”, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich; “Clamor”, Serpentine Gallery, London; “Wake Up”, The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago, Chicago, (2007).
Paul Chan (b. 1973)
Thomas Bayrle (b. 1937) lives and works in Frankfurt. Recent solo exhibitions include La Chaufferie – Ecole Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Strasbourg (2011); Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Genève (2009); Raven Row, London (2008); Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (2009), and Museum Ludwig, Köln (2008).
For the printing of this edition Wolfgang Tillmans primed four different printing inks into the running printing press. Once dry, the printed sheets were carefully hand-folded. The sheet should not be smoothed when unfolded but hung with the creases and the surface tension visible, as each crease will reflect light in varying hues. The two fastening clips are to be attached 5cm from the top edge within the white margins. The whole sheet should then be hung on two nails, relaxed and loose against the wall.
Wolfgang Tillmans (b. 1968) is based in Berlin. Recent solo exhibitions include Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland (forthcoming) and The Serpentine Gallery (2010). Lighter, his 2008 retrospective at the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, was accompanied by an exhibition catalogue of the same name, comprising installation views by Tillmans and others of his exhibitions and installations over the course of the last 20 years. Tillmans was included in the 2008 Carnegie International, Pittsburgh and in the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009. His monograph, Abstract Pictures, was published earlier this year by Hatje Cantz.
Rirkrit Tiravanija (b. 1961) lives and works between New York, Berlin, and Bangkok. A recent retrospective exhibition was presented by the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam and traveled to Paris and London. Tiravanija is on the faculty of the School of the Arts at Columbia University, and is a founding member and curator of Utopia Station, a collective project involving artists, art historians, and curators.