MICHALIS PICHLER – published by Printed Matter, Inc. and Spector Books, 2015

MICHALIS PICHLER – a monograph published by Printed Matter, Inc. and Spector Books

June 5, 2015

6:00-8:00 PM

Printed Matter is pleased to present MICHALIS PICHLER, the first artists’ book/monograph focused on the practice of Berlin-based artist and author Michalis Pichler, co-published by Printed Matter and Spector Books. The book is edited by Annette Gilbert and Clemens Krümmel.

Please join us for an opening reception and book release party with Pichler on Friday, June 5, 6-8 pm, featuring readings from publication editor and contributor Annette Gilbert, poet Rob Fitterman, and artist Chris Habib, co-hosted with Ugly Duckling Presse, who will release Pichler´s The Ego and Its Own. Gilbert will also release her new title REPRINT: Appropriation (&) Literature, a compendium of appropriative works, published by Lux Books.

The publication explores a body of artists’ publications and other works by Pichler that makes strategic use of found and pre-used material, including sources derived from image, object, sound, text or thought. Its longish subtitle is derived from a Lucy-Lippard-publication:

Thirteen Years: The materialization of ideas from 2002 to 2015: a cross-reference book of information on some esthetic boundaries: consisting of a bibliography into which are inserted text, critical essays, art works, documents, arranged chronologically and focused on so-called “greatest hits” and conceptual poetics with mentions of such vaguely designated areas as appropriation, post-naive, unboring boring, détournement, objet perdu, erasure poetry, or writing through, occurring now in the work of Michalis Pichler (with occasional political overtones), edited by Annette Gilbert and Clemens Krümmel.

Michalis Pichler, The Ego and Its Own, Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015

"Shame on the egoist who only thinks of himself!" — Max Stirner Michalis Pichler's appropriation/erasure of Max Stirner's 1844 manifesto of individual anarchism, 

Illustrations of the Society of Spectacle, Michalis Pichler, 2014

OEI Colour Project, Saturday February  7, 2015

Exhibition and reading by Michalis Pichler: The Complete Films (+ release of Den ende och hans egendom Pichler’s appropriation/erasure/rewriting of Max Stirner’s Der Einzige und Sein Eigentum (OEI editör and “greatest hits”)) and the release of Ulla West’s book Tankegångar (OEI editör)

Michalis Pichler: The Complete Films

At OEI Colour Project Michalis Pichler will show his “complete films” including:

Un Coup de Dés Jamais n'Abolira Le Hasard (Musique), 2:20 min, loop
Une seconde d’éternité 00:1 min, loop
Heimatfilm (preview)

Books & Co., Gagosian Paris, 2015

“Books & Co.” presents Ruscha’s books together with those of more than 70 contemporary artists from all over the world—from Russia to Japan to the Netherlands—who have responded directly and diversely to his inspiration. Some of the books are installed so that viewers can browse their pages.

Carrion/Pichler, OEI Colour Project, Stockholm 2014

Ulises Carrión, Michalis Pichler, December 20, 2014

OEI, Färgkontoret, plan 1, Lövholmsgränd 12, 117 43 Stockholm, Sweden


John Stezaker, Blind No.1, Conceptual Poetics Day

Literaturwerkstatt Berlin

Knaackstr. 97, 10435 Berlin

Sunday, December 7th 2014, 4–9pm

free entry

FLORIBUNDAROSEN, Michalis Pichler, Lubok Verlag, Leipzig 2014

Künstlerheft mit 24 ganzseitigen Abbildungen im vierfarbigen Offsetdruck
Broschur, 24 Seiten, 19,6x24,5 cm, Auflage 500


Three Letter Words Launch and Fair
Rochelle School & Club Row
Arnold Circus, Shoreditch
London, E2 7ES
Saturday 22 November 2014
Fair open: 11 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Performance by Anat Ben-David at 7.15 p.m.

over 50 artist-publishers including: Akerman Daly, AND, Arcadia Missa, Art Licks, Arty and Garageland, Banner Repeater, Behind the X, The Block, Book Works, Claire de Rouen Books, Clod Magazine, The Coelacanth Press, Copy Press, coveredintoner, Dent De Leone, E.R.O.S., The Everyday Press, Exitstencil Press, Four Corners, Fourteen-Nineteen, Gnommero, The Grantchester Free Press, Grey Tiger Books, Hard Mag, Hato, Kate Morell, LemonMelon, Mark Pawson/ Disinfotainment, Michalis Pichler, Mono Kultur, Monster Emporium Press, New Documents, Novel, Occasional Papers, OOMK, PICPUS, Ridinghouse, Sara MacKillop, Schizm, Sender Brocken, Spector, Test Centre, TG/Beck books, thingsthatfall/Joe Scanlan, T-R-E-M-O-R-S, Unrealised Projects, Vargas Organisation, X Marks the Bökship, zeitschrift.



555 SCHNAPSPRESSE SONNETS, FOLDED, STAPLED AND SOLD IN CHUNKS OF 5 is a variation of a SONNET written by Rossetti in 1871, re-written by Carrión in 1972 and subsequently re-written by Pichler since 2009. 
It is exploring the materiality of language, how books travel into the world, and how a fragmented printrun can still constitute an organic piece.
It is awkward to read, and the awkwardness certainly is half of its charme. Due to their rotated binding and blurring through the pages, they also look like Rorschach-drawings.