Sometimes Attention Should Be Paid to the Absence of Everything
Buried in the remote Icelandic desert, this one-of-a-kind book is encapsulated in the Kunsthalle Tropical, a contemporary art institution that draws artists to a place where no spectator is ever present. Documenting the Kunsthalle’s mission, the book details the curator’s vision for a new kind of art institution, where possibilities for creative innovation are endless.
The book is buried at +65° 20' 14.76", -15° 51' 8.40" at a depth of 93cm.
ThoughtsColophon: All illustrations in the book are by Johanna Schaible. The book was written and illustrated in the Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève in Paris. The Kunsthalle Tropical was founded by curator Sandino Scheidegger and artist Marcel Meury in 2012.
Typeface: Handwriting with Pilot Sign Pen FAT; Faber-Castell, PITT, XS; and MUJI Gel Ink Pen, 0,38. Illustrations made with a selection of Faber-Castell PITT artist pens.
Binding: Semikolon, Munich
Shoveling on-site: Luca Müller (R~I), Sandino Scheidegger (R~I), David Pestalozzi, Ramon Stricker, Jessica Brassler
InformationThe book was completed on July 19, 2012.
On October 11, 2014 the book was buried in the Kunsthalle Tropical at a depth of 93cm. The coordinates are +65° 20' 14.76", -15° 51' 8.40".
The burial marked the official founding of the Kunsthalle Tropical Library.