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Measuring the Universe

Roman Ondak, 2008

Monography

Hard cover
Edited by: Christine Kintisch
Texts by: Magali Arriola, Tim Etchells, Jeanine Griffin, Bernhard Schwenk
Publisher: jrp|ringier
ISBN: 978-3-03764-024-1
Dimensions: 156 x 215 mm
Language: English
168 pages
Images 96 color


€ 25  


In this volume the artist Roman Ondak (*1966) has brought together some of his works that deal with time, measurement,
boundaries, and experience. Alongside a complete documentation of the exhibition “Measuring the Universe,” where the museum attendants checked the body size of the visitors throughout its duration, one also finds “Failed Fall” (2008), a greenhouse floor filled with dried autumn leaves, “Across that Place” (2008), the story of the no longer existing Canal Zone by the Panama Canal, and “Concealed Episode” (2007), which recounts the fictional escape to Miami South Beach of a parachutist from Cuba.
Whether working with installation, photography, drawing, or performance, Ondák underpins his work with processes, embedding them into the course of an action. The action extends over time, transcribes a scenario rather than explaining it, and can be attached to radically minimalist objects, or—as in this case—to extremely narrative books. Anything that plays a role in his work has its place in this book: the displacement of people and places, presence and absence, the
economy of time.
Roman Ondák, who represented the Slovak Republic at the 2009 Venice Biennial, tracks down situations which, without his intervention, would perhaps have remained unnoticed, and charges them with new energy–aesthetic, social, and political energy.

The publication is part of the series of artists’ projects by Christoph Keller Editions in collaboration with BAWAG Foundation.

Les voix blanches (map)
Dominique Petitgand
€ 1200
Mes écoutes
Dominique Petitgand
€ 12
Fail to Fall
Roman Ondak
€ 20
It might never happen (Poster encounter)
Ryan Gander
€ 290
AMA. Ľubomír Ďurček, Květoslava Fulierová, Július Koller and Amateur Artists
Július Koller
€ 25
Collective Exhibition for a Single Body – The Private Score – The Licence
Pierre Bal-Blanc
€ 14
Deux mille quinze
Mark Geffriaud
€ 29
HOWOHWHWOOWHWHOWOH
Yann Sérandour
€ 21
On False Tears
Cally Spooner
€ 45
Collective Exhibition for a Single Body - The Private Score
Pierre Bal-Blanc
€ 6
Robert Breer: A à Z
Robert Breer
€ 25
Robert Breer: A to Z
Robert Breer
€ 25
Spoon
Pratchaya Phinthong
€ 250
And You Were Wonderful, On Stage
Cally Spooner
€ 13
Project Phalanstère at CAC Brétigny – or “Of museum orgy or mixed omnigamy in composite and harmonic order” Treatise
Pierre Bal-Blanc
€ 25
Toast
Mark Geffriaud
€ 25
écoute 3
Dominique Petitgand
€ 40
History Repeats Itself
Roman Ondak, Brigitte Huck
€ 30
One Man Anti Show, Dokumentation, Documentation, Dokumentàcia
Daniel Grúň, Kathrin Rhomberg, Georg Schöllhammer (eds.)
€ 25
Picasso and I
Ryan Gander
€ 10
Règle du jeu
Elina Brotherus
€ 35
One Man Anti Show
Július Koller
€ 25
Soleil Politique
Pierre Bal-Blanc
€ 25
The light from the north
Elina Brotherus
€ 30
Da Capo Fifteen Films
Deimantas Narkevičius
€ 30
Disasters
Pratchaya Phinthong
€ 70
Le présent continue
Omer Fast
€ 35
Les femmes de la Maison Carré
Elina Brotherus
€ 20
Sans son chien (Cadbury purple)
Yann Sérandour
€ 100
Tango-Housut / Tango Trousers
Elina Brotherus
€ 20
Culturefield
Ryan Gander
€ 55
D E I M A N T A S : Cupboard and a song
Deimantas Narkevičius
€ 5
Július Koller: Galéria Ganku
Július Koller
€ 30
Roman Ondak: Time Capsule
Roman Ondak
€ 35
5,000 Feet Is the Best
Omer Fast
€ 25
Le Dit du dé
Ryan Gander
€ 20
Loop
Roman Ondak
€ 40
Observations
Roman Ondak
€ 30
No. 2
Ryan Gander
€ 12
Roman Ondak - Notebook
Roman Ondak
€ 50
Rosa's Letters
Pia Rönicke
€ 24
Robert Breer
Robert Breer
€ 45
Július Koller: Science-Fiction Retrospective
Július Koller
€ 65
Bez Názvu - Jiří Kovanda, 1970‑2001
Jiří Kovanda
€ 35
Inside the White Cube – Overprinted edition
Yann Sérandour
€ 25
Notes on It’s a Right Heath Robinson Affair
Ryan Gander
€ 5
Measuring the Universe
Roman Ondak
€ 25
Etudes d'après modèle, danseurs
Elina Brotherus
€ 50
Roman Ondak
Roman Ondak
€ 30
Robert Breer: Films, Floats & Panoramas
Robert Breer
€ 30
Roman Ondak
Roman Ondak
€ 35
The New Painting
Elina Brotherus
€ 50
I wanna tell you something
Omer Fast
€ 15
(textes/sons)
Dominique Petitgand
€ 10
Float
Robert Breer
€ 300