Der Einzige und sein Eigentum (The Ego and Its Own) / Michalis Pichler

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Identifier: FA.B109.1980
Object type: Books
Dimensions: 5.9 x 3.94 in;15 x 10 cm
Creation dates: 2011
Created by: Michalis Pichler
Sewn bound paperback, offset printed in black and white. 460 p. Book cover and glossary with Chinese translation. "Pichler works conceptually, often in series and with vernacular material, while in the 'greatest hits' series he appropriates historical and contemporary predecessors. Internationally known for his conceptual work in text, image, object, and sound, Pichler appropriates Max Stirner's original 1844 publication, Der Einzige und sein Eigentum (The Ego and Its Own), to create a new vision of this classic manifesto of individual anarchism. In his version of the book, Pichler has edited the source text to include first-person pronouns only. As author and theorist Craig Dworkin writes of Pichler's work, 'The most abstract, conceptual gestures must always be embodied. Here then is conceptual art as confessional lyric, the spirit and the letter, the flesh made word.'" -- from the publisher