Dash Snow & Jonathan Meese

Softcover, 1st edition. 2011
published by Walther König, Köln/Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin
Not yet published in the U.S. (publication date: 5/31/2011)

Not only was the Yvon Lambert gallery a good experience, but their bookstore also is worth the trip especially if you like fanzines, contemporary art books and other delights. My shopping there included this fanzine created by German artist JONATHAN MEESE and published by Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery Berlin in memory of DASH SNOW (1981 -2009), a friend of MEESE.

In 2007, SNOW had visited Berlin for his exhibition The End of Living, the Beginning of Survival, held at CFA. Photographers JAN BAUER, BRUNO BRUNNET, JOCHEN LITTKEMANN, FRANZISKA SINN, and LUTZ WEINMANN were on hand to record the visit. For this fanzine/artist’s book, JONATHAN MEESE has selected from their photographs, then he collages abstract geometrical paper shapes, scrawls comments, adds big globs and splashes of paint to the images, rendering the chaotic, prolific creative energies of both SNOW and himself in a defiant visual eulogy.

The exhibition It’s a Circus by JONATHAN MONK is actually on view at Yvon Lambert gallery until 8 April, 2011

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