Exhibition catalogue edited by Fredi Fischli, Niels Olsen & Moritz Wesseler

Kassel/Zurich 2020/21, 21 × 29.7 cm, paperback
256 pages
ISBN: 978-3-96098-981-3
EUR 28.00


The new artist’s book #GIVEPOETRYATRYCOLLECTEDPOETRY1990-2020… features thirty years of Karl Holmqvist’s artist’s writing in the form of spoken word and concrete poetry, together with signature “cover versions” of lyrics from singer-songwriters such as Robyn and Taylor Swift. The book’s tightly written A4 format pages and cardboard-box-brown no-nonsense cover has been designed in a collaborative effort between the artist and designer Dan Solbach.

#GIVEPOETRYATRYCOLLECTEDPOETRY1990-2020…Karl Holmqvist’s artist’s book of collected poetry is published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther und Franz König on the occasion of projects at the Fridericianum, Kassel and gta exhibitions, ETH Zurich.

Karl Holmqvist lives and works in Berlin. Recent one-person exhibitions include a site-specific project at the Fridericianum, Kassel, Laxart, Los Angeles, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, Indipendenza, Rome (with Klara Liden), Kunstverein Braunschweig (with Klara Liden), Power Station, Dallas and Camden Arts Centre, London. He has participated in the Venice Biennial in 2003 and 2011 and Performa, New York in 2005, 2007 and 2013. In 2013 he received the Arthur Köpcke Memory Fund Award. Holmqvist’s work is represented in the collections of Moderna Museet, Stockholm and the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris.