Alejandro Cesarco, whose work often explores the relationship between words and images, took part in Don't Talk to Strangers by publishing a booklet that retraces a dialogue he held with the collector Christoph Schifferli. The two exchanged stories (contributed by Cesarco) and images (taken from Schifferli’s collection of film stills), which were compiled for the occasion of the exhibition.
Everything starts with an idea that leads to a dialogue.
During the Don't Talk to Strangers exhibition in Zurich, the publication was placed in Christoph Schifferli’s extensive library on a shelf where Alejandro Cesarco’s previous books were usually stored. Those same books were put on display in the art space.
Cesarco dedicated the booklet to John Baldessari and Raymond Roussel.
The publication is kindly supported by Stadt Zürich and Ernst and Olga Gubler-Hablützel Stiftung.
Images: Selected film stills from the collection of Christoph Schifferli.
Texts: Excerpted from the bookshelves of Alejandro Cesarco.