Aidas Bareikis Lithuanian, b. 1967

Overview

Aidas Bareikis (b. 1967, Lithuania) graduated from the Vilnius Academy of Arts with a BA in Painting Studies in 1992. A year later, he became a Fulbright Scholar and moved to the US, obtaining an MA at the Hunter College in New York in 1997. The artist creates installations characterised by junk aesthetics, chaos and a specific use of colour.

Aidas Bareikis’s installations create an entropic, post-apocalyptic atmosphere which symbolically prophesies complete collapse and decay, at the same time showing an immense potential for new ideas and a new beginning. Creating affective, emotionally impactful scenarios in his installations Bareikis manages to combine surreal humour, social commentary and the craft of alchemy. The artist stacks and wraps cultural objects in fabric and string, building altar-like assemblages showered by paint and semi-recognisable trash. Some of the sculptures are propped up by found furniture, woodwork or aluminium structures and exposed to forces such as time, gravity or natural elements. Permeated with deep, rich colours, each work operates like a junkyard relic - a curious portal into another era slowly merging with the local flora.

Aidas Bareikis has held solo exhibitions at the Leo Koenig Inc. Gallery (NY), Marta Gallery (NY), Queens Museum (NY), Asbaek Gallery (Copenhagen), Berlin’s Contemporary Art Centre, and the Kunsthalle Wien. His work has also been presented at the Athens Biennale 2007: Destroy Athens and the Migros Museum of Contemporary Art in Zürich. Bareikis has participated in numerous group exhibitions held at various contemporary art centres, museums and galleries.

 

In Aidas Bareikis' installations one can often sense an entropic, post-apocalyptic atmosphere, which while symbolically prophesying complete collapse and decay, also presents an immense potential for new ideas and a new beginning. Bareikis, in producing emotionally affective scenarios, manages to combine surreal humour, social commentary and the craft of alchemy in his installations.
He stacks and wraps cultural objects in fabric and string, building altar-like assemblages shrouded by paint and recognizable trash. The sculptures are propped up by found furniture, wood or aluminum, and exposed to forces like time, gravity, or the elements. Rendered in deep colours each work operates like a junkyard relic: a curious portal into another era slowly merging with the local flora.

He stacks and wraps cultural objects in fabric and string, building altar-like assemblages shrouded by paint and recognizable trash. The sculptures are propped up by found furniture, wood or aluminum, and exposed to forces like time, gravity, or the elements. Rendered in deep colours each work operates like a junkyard relic: a curious portal into another era slowly merging with the local flora.

Works
  • Aidas Bareikis, Go West, 2020
    Aidas Bareikis
    Go West, 2020
    61 x 46 cm
    24 x 18 in
    € 2,250.00
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  • Aidas Bareikis, Untitled II, 2019
    Aidas Bareikis
    Untitled II, 2019
    62 x 55 x 55 cm
    € 3,870.00
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    Aidas Bareikis, Untitled II, 2019
    € 3,870.00
  • Aidas Bareikis, Wasp patience, 2019
    Aidas Bareikis
    Wasp patience, 2019
    80 x 51 x 26 cm
    € 6,080.00
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    Aidas Bareikis, Wasp patience, 2019
    € 6,080.00
  • Aidas Bareikis, Rugiagėlės iki kelių / Knee height cornflowers, 2019
    Aidas Bareikis
    Rugiagėlės iki kelių / Knee height cornflowers, 2019
    40 x 56 x 132 cm
    € 6,000.00
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  • Aidas Bareikis, Piliakalnio daržas / Mound garden, 2019
    Aidas Bareikis
    Piliakalnio daržas / Mound garden, 2019
    118 x 86 x 95 cm
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  • Aidas Bareikis, Be pavadinimo I / Untitled I, 2019
    Aidas Bareikis
    Be pavadinimo I / Untitled I, 2019
    50 x 56 x 84 cm
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  • Aidas Bareikis, Pothead, 2018
    Aidas Bareikis
    Pothead, 2018
    53 x 24 x 23 cm
    € 4,420.00
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    Aidas Bareikis, Pothead, 2018
    € 4,420.00
  • Aidas Bareikis, Come Back Closer, 2018
    Aidas Bareikis
    Come Back Closer, 2018
    21 x 21 x 59 cm
    € 4,970.00
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    Aidas Bareikis, Come Back Closer, 2018
    € 4,970.00
  • Aidas Bareikis, Be brave, have fun, 2018
    Aidas Bareikis
    Be brave, have fun, 2018
    97 x 101 x 101 cm
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  • Aidas Bareikis, Compass, 2018
    Aidas Bareikis
    Compass, 2018
    36 x 26 x 19 cm
    € 4,420.00
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    Aidas Bareikis, Compass, 2018
    € 4,420.00
  • Aidas Bareikis, Compass, 2016
    Aidas Bareikis
    Compass, 2016
    57 x 49 x 23 cm
    € 5,530.00
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    Aidas Bareikis, Compass, 2016
    € 5,530.00
  • Aidas Bareikis, Friendship of the Bees, 2016
    Aidas Bareikis
    Friendship of the Bees, 2016
    118 x 42 x 61 cm
    46 1/2 x 16 1/2 x 24 1/8 in
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  • Aidas Bareikis, Untitled, 2016
    Aidas Bareikis
    Untitled, 2016
    103 x 76 x 48 cm
    40 1/2 x 29 7/8 x 18 7/8 in
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  • Aidas Bareikis, Line of March, 2016
    Aidas Bareikis
    Line of March, 2016
    122 x 74 x 38 cm
    48 1/8 x 29 1/8 x 15 in
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  • Aidas Bareikis, Brown Bread, 2016
    Aidas Bareikis
    Brown Bread, 2016
    79 x 61 x 53 cm
    31 1/8 x 24 1/8 x 20 7/8 in
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  • Aidas Bareikis, Untitled, 2014
    Aidas Bareikis
    Untitled, 2014
    25 x 38 x 4 cm
    € 1,000.00
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    Aidas Bareikis, Untitled, 2014
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  • Aidas Bareikis, Fancy meetings, 2009
    Aidas Bareikis
    Fancy meetings, 2009
    59 x 70 cm
    73 x 84 x 3 cm Framed
    € 2,760.00
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    Aidas Bareikis, Fancy meetings, 2009
    € 2,760.00
  • Aidas Bareikis, Fancy meetings, 2009
    Aidas Bareikis
    Fancy meetings, 2009
    52 x 59 cm
    67 x 73 x 3 cm Framed
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    Aidas Bareikis, Fancy meetings, 2009
    € 2,760.00
  • Aidas Bareikis, Fancy meetings, 2009
    Aidas Bareikis
    Fancy meetings, 2009
    57 x 69 cm
    71 x 82 x 3 cm Framed
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    Aidas Bareikis, Fancy meetings, 2009
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  • Aidas Bareikis, Fancy meetings, 2009
    Aidas Bareikis
    Fancy meetings, 2009
    61 x 64 cm
    24 1/8 x 25 1/4 in
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  • Aidas Bareikis, Easy Times, 2007
  • Aidas Bareikis, Fancy Meetings, 2006
  • Aidas Bareikis, Glad to Hear from You, 2002
    Aidas Bareikis
    Glad to Hear from You, 2002
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Biography

Born 1967 in Vilnius, Lithuania

Lives and works in New York, USA

 

EDUCATION/RESIDENCIES

1997 – Scowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine (USA)

1993-1997 – (MA) Hunter College, New York (USA)

1987-1992 – Painting (BA), Vilnius Academy of Arts, Vilnius (Lithuania)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021 – Spectropia, SLA Art Space, New York (USA)

2020 – OMENY, VARTAI Gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2016 – Barrel of Fortune, Canada, New York (USA)

2015 – Accidious (Atkakliai įsiėdęs), Post Gallery, Kaunas (Lithuania)

2015 – Accidious (Atkakliai įsiėdęs), Šiaulių art galery, Šiauliai (Lithuania)

2014 – Echo conditioner, VARTAI Gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2012 – ABWS, Martos Gallery, New York (USA)

2008 – Fancy Meetings, Leo Koenig Inc., New York (USA)

2008 – Easy Times, Leo Koenig Inc, New York (USA)

2008 – Easy Times, Diethardt collection, Graz (Austria)

2007 – Fancy Meetings, Locust Projects, Miami (USA)

2006 – The Guard of Sorry Spirit, Grand Arts, Kansas City (USA)

2005 – Straight to the Top, I'll Take..., Kunsthalle, Wien Vienna (Austria)

2004 – The World Belongs to Nobody But Me, The Happy Lion, Los Angeles (USA)

2004 – Aidas Bareikis, IBID Projects, London (United Kingdom)

2003 – Aidas Bareikis, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw (Poland)

2003 – Le Charme de la Vie, Leo Koenig Inc., New York (USA)

2003 – Rise Up, Solitude, Leo Koenig Inc., New York (USA)

2002 – Glad to Hear From You, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2001 – Silence Before the Curve, Leo Koenig Inc., New York (USA)

2000 – Aidas Bareikis, Contemporary Art Centre, Berlin (Germany)

1999 – Embarkation for Cythere, Leo Koenig Inc., New York

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 – In the Abstract, MASS MoCA, North Adams (USA)

2014 – Inversion. Evil Goods, Jonas Mekas Visual Arts Center, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2014 – The Shine, National Gallery of Art, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2013 – Part of a Larger Whole, Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2011 – Dirt Don't Hurt, Jolie Laide Gallery, Philadelphia (USA)

2011 – Free Soil, Canada Gallery, New York (USA)

2011 – Bill Saylor — Aidas Bareikis, Shoot The Lobster, New York (USA)

2010 – In There, Out Here, Loe Koenig Inc., New York (USA)

2010 – Lithuanian Art: 2000 - 2010, Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2008 – Faxination, Galleri Loyal, Stokholm (Sweden)

2008 – The Apocalypse, Bonelli Arte Contemporanea, Canneto sull’Oglio (Italy)

2007 – The Harder You Look, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens (Greece)

2007 – Pie in the Face, The Jail Gallery, Los Angeles (USA)

2007 – Destroy Athens (Easy Times), 1-st Athens biannial, Athens (Greece)

2005 – When Humor Becomes Painful, Migros Museum, Zurich (Switzerland)

2005 – Self-Preservation Society, Leo Koenig Inc., New York (USA)

2004 – Artspace, Auckland (New Zealand)

2002 – Leo Koenig Las Vegas, Neonopolis, Las Vegas (USA)

2001 – Escape Velocity, Miller Durazo Gallery, Los Angeles (USA)

2001 – Come on Feel the Noise, Asbaek Gallerie, Copenhagen (Denmark)

2001 – Crossing the Line, Queens Museum, New York (USA)

2001 – Galerie Eleni Koroneou, Athens (Greece)

2000 – Greater New York, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York (USA)

1999 – US Exchange, Nova Scotia School of Art & Design, Halifax (Canada)

1999 – Machine Gun Etiquette, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York (USA)

1999 – The Leo Koenig Project, John Weber Gallery, New York (USA)

1999 – Generation Z, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York (USA)

1998 – After Painting, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (Lithuania)

1996 – Update, Turbinehallerne, Copenhagen (Denmark)

1996 – SoHo Annual, New York, USA

1995 – 3-rd Soros, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania

1995 – Spring Gallery, New York (USA)

AWARDS/GRANTS

 1993-1997 – Fulbright Scholarship

1993-1994 – Lithuanian National Scholarship

1993 – Chicago Lithuanians Scholarship

1993 – New York Lithuanians‘ foundation Scholarship

1993 – Soros Foundation Grant

COLLECTIONS

Lewben Art Foundation (Lithuania)

Lietuvos išeivijos dailės fondas

Hort Family Collection (USA)

Volkman Collection (Germany)

Collection Hoffman (Germany)

diethARdT Collection (Austria)

The National Museum of Contemporary Art (Greece)

Private collection of Les Rodgers

Private collection of Bill Saylor

Private collection of Anke Weyer

Private collection of Steve Shane

Private collection of Auste Nakiene

Private collection of Radvile Buivydienė

Exhibitions
Art Fairs
Bibliography

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Aidas Bareikis, Rachel Kushner, Aidas Bareikis, Köln: Walther König, 2008

 

Aidas Bareikis, Straight to the Top. I`ll Take... , Köln: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2005

 

BOOKS/CATALOGUES

“Inversion. Evil Goods”, catalogue, ed. Laima Kreivytė, Vilnius: Lewben Foundation, 2014

ARTICLES/INTERVIEWS

 

2020 – Marta Silvi, “Lituania: Le promesse mantenute nel paese baltico“, in: Artribune, Nr. 56, 2020

 

2020 – “What artists are doing now. Aidas Bareikis in New York”, in: Arterritory.com, 2020

2020 – Ona Juciūtė, “Kokio dydžio yra daiktai? Aido Bareikio paroda ‘Omeny’ galerijoje ‘Vartai”, in: artnews.lt, 2020-01-02

2019 – Rūta Mikšionienė, “Niujorke gyvenančio lietuvių menininko kūryba subręsta dėžėje ant stogo”, in: Lietuvos rytas, 2019-11-04

2018 – Jolanta Marcišauskytė-Jurašienė, “Impresija apie Aido Bareikio parodą ‘Records’ galerijoje namuose ‘Trivium”, in: artnews.lt, 2018-07-21

2017 – Paulina Blažytė, “Tapatybės kaita: Paroda ‘Nuo realizmo iki objekto. Pasaulio lietuvių menas Lietuvos išeivijos dailės fondo kolekcijoje’ Vytauto Kasiulio dailės muziejuje”, in: 7 meno dienos, no. 23 (1217), 2017

2017 – Žibuoklė Martinaitytė, “Aidas Bareikis: ‘Konceptualumas man neaktualus’, in: Literatūra ir menas, no. 12-13 (3608-3609), 2017

2015 – Andrius Bielskis, “Ontologiškai išgyventi porą sekundžių su Aidu Bareikiu”, in: Aplinkkeliai, 2016-05-21

2015 – Ainė Jacytė, “Akistata su šiukšlių baime”, in: Šiaurės Atėnai, 2015-04-11

2014 – Kęstutis Šapoka, “Trys parodos sostinėje: (Ne)malonu girdėti”, in: Kultūros Barai, no. 12, 

2014 – Rūta Mikšionienė, “Aidas Bareikis menu paverčia ir Vilniaus, ir Niujorko šiukšles”, in: Lietuvos rytas, 2014-12-02

2014 – Viktorija Jazdauskaitė, “Niujorkietis A. Bareikis naujausius savo darbus pasirinko pristatyti Lietuvoje”, in: Universiteto žurnalas, 2014-11-17

2014 – Danutė Gambickaitė, “Pokalbis su Aidu Bareikiu ir Billu Sayloru”, in: artnews.lt, 2014-11-07

2014 – Kęstutis Šapoka, “Archeologija su antropologinio tyrimo užmačia”, in: Kultūros barai, no. 5, 2014

2014 – Lukasz Drewniak, “Neišvengiamybė”, in: Kultūros barai, no. 2, 2014

2012 – Inch, Rachael, “A Natural Curiosity | A Studio Visit with Bill Saylor”, in: Muse Magazine, 2012-10-01

2010 – “Kiti (teatro?) balsai, kiti kambariai”, in: Menų faktūra, 2010-12-03

2008 – Barbara Bierach, “King Leo”, in: Capital, 2008-07, p. 138-139, 162-164

2007 – Kathrin Heimburger, :Pure Garbage”, in: Sleek, no. 16, 2007, p. 87

2006 – Ray T. Barker, “Junkyard Love”, in: Metro Kansas City, Vol. 25, no. 33, 2006, p. 31

2006 – Alice Thorson, “Going For Baroque”, in: The Kansas City Star, 2006-01-29, p. G1 & G8

2005 – Vaidas Jauniškis, “Between Romanticism and Reality”, in: Menų faktūra, 2005-11-12

2005 – Nick Paumgarten, „Salesman“ in: The New Yorker, 2005-10-17, p. 144-151,153-155

2005 – “Aidas Barekis”, in: Falter, no. 06/05, 2005-02-09, p. 32

2005 – “Aidas Barekis”, in: Heute, 2005-01-31, p. 4

2005 – “Aidas Barekis”, in: City, no. 4, 2005, p. 10

2005 – “Aidas Barekis” in: tv.ORF.at, 2005-01-24

2004 – Johanna Hofleitner, “Traumer und Schocker”, in: Schoufenster, 2004-12-17, p. 19

2004 – Jurgen Raap, “Meese & Markte”, in: Kunstforum, 2004-11, p. 390-391

2004 – Sandra Ebert, Michael Wand, “Art Cologne: der Chef Zigt Ihnen, Was Sie Sehen Mussen”, in: Express, 2004-10-28, p. 42

2004 – Deimantas Narkevicius, “Kestutus Kuizinas”, in: Flash Art, 2004-07/10, p. 57-59

2004 – Jutta Koether, “Ich Will Eine Stadtkunstlerin Sein”,  in: Texte Zur Kunst, Vol. 54, 2004, p. 70

2004 – Stephen Maine, “Dateline Brooklyn”, in: Artnet, 2004-04-15

2004 – Christian Schaernack, “Den Talk of the Town provoziert eine Neuentdeckung”, in: Handelsblatt, Nr. 46, 2004

2004 – Holland Cotter, “ART IN REVIEW; Aidas Bareikis”, in: The New York Times, 2004-02-27

2003 – Kim Levin, “Voice Choices, shortlist, galleries”, in: The Village Voice, 2003-04-21/27, p.72

2003 – Alexi Worth, “Galleries-Soho”, in: The New Yorker, 2003-05-26, p. 20

2003 – “Litwini w Zachecie“, in: Gazeta Finansowa, no. 14, 2003

2003 – Thomas Mediodia, “Aidas Bareikis”, in: Grand Street, no. 71, 2003, p. 56-61

2003 – “Litwini w Zachecie“, in: Rzeczpospolita – W2, no. 75, 2003

2003 – Agnieszka Kowalsa, “Co po nas zostanie”, in: Gazeta Wyborcza, no. 75, 2003-03-29/30

2003 – “Kobiety I litewskie duchy“, in: Trybuna, no. 75, 2003-03-29/30

2003 – “Odpadki wspólczesnej, cywilizacji“, in: Gazeta Wyborcza – Stolecnza, no. 74, 2003-03-28

2003 – “Litewskie impresje“, in: Zycie Warszawy, no. 73, 2003-03-27

2002 – Laima Kreivyte, „Ar gali Lietuvoje nupirkti Bareiki?“ in: Verslo žinios, 2002-07-17

2002 – Rūta Mikšionienė, „Instaliacija koridoriuje – raktas į elito pasaulį“, in: Mūzų Malūnas, no. 25, 2002

2002 – Austė Nakienė, „Įsibėgėjau, atsiplėšiau nuo žemės ir pakilau. Su dailininku Aidu Bareikiu kalbasi muzikologė Austė Nakienė“, in: Kultūros barai, no. 6, 2002, p. 47-48

2002 – Virginija Januškeviciute, „Sugydytos atliekos“, in: 7 Meno Dienos, no. 26, 2002, p. 8

2002 – Austė Nakienė, „Aidas Bareikis apie šiuolaikinio meno rinką Amerikoje ir Lietuvoje“, in: www.omni.lt, 2002-06-25

2002 – Austė Nakienė, „Aidas Bareikis: Kaip iš putų sukurti objektą?“, in: Šiaurės Atėnai, 2002-06-08, p. 2.

2002 – Rasa Pakalkienė, Rasa, “Lietuvis Niujorko Katile,“, in: Lietuvos žinios, no. 113, 2002-05-18, p. 20

2002 – “Chaos i nostalgia z Litwy“, in: Fluid, 2002-04

2001/02 – “Aidas Bareikis“, in: Artext, no. 75, 2001/02, p. 81

2001 – Robert Mahoney, “Aidas Bareikis –  Silence Before the Fall’ Art Reviews”, in: Time Out NY, no. 303, 2001, p. 80

2001 – Sylvia Plachy, “Aidas Bareikis”, in: The New Yorker, 2001-07-09, p. 15

2001 – Ken Johnson, “Aidas Bareikis”, in: The New York Times, 2001-07-06

2001 – Kathleen Louis, “Queens Museum Of Art Crosses Line To Reach Communities”, in: Queens Spotlight, 2001-07, p. 33/36

2001 – Ken Johnson, “ART IN REVIEW; Aidas Bareikis – ‘Silence Before the Curve’, in: The New York Times, 2001-06-29

2001 – Kim Levin, “Aidas Bareikis”, in: The Village Voice, no. 25, 2001-06-26, p. 85

2001 – Herkus Kunčius, “Nelinksmos Babilono Sodo Dienos”, in: Kultūros Barai, no. 4, 2001, p. 64-65

2001 – Gerhard Waldherr, “Prinz” Konig”, in: German Vogue, 2001-04, p. 117-118

2001 – Robert Rigney, “Confessions of an Art Freak”, in: ArtNews, 2001-03, p.100-102

2000 – Corinna Daniels, “Fantasche Sammler am Rande des Tabubruchs”, in: Die Welt, 2000-04-26

2000 – Petra Reichensperger, “Im Warenkorb der Wüste”, in: Der Tagesspiegel, 2000-04-18

2000 – Christina Wendenburg, “Auf der Durchreise Heimisch warden”, in: Berliner Allgemeine, 2000-04-06

2000 – “Come in and find out Vol. 3“, in: Berlin Ticket, no. 11, 2000

2000 – “Todes-Geschichten”, in: Suddeutsche Zeitung, 2000-03-28

2000 – “Ausstellung”, in: Berlin Magazin, 2000-03-28

1999 – Charles Labelle, “Generation Z”, in: Frieze, no. 48, 1999-10/11, p. 98.

1999 – “Grenzen Übertreten”, in: Berlin Magazin, no. 7, 1999

1999 – Nancy Princenthal, “Generation Z: Slacker than Thou”, in: Art in America, 1999-10

1999 – Paul Aster, “Brooklyn Spice”, in: Artnet.com, 1999-05-26

1999 – Christian Rattemeyer, “504-New York Passage”, in: Blitz Review, 1999-04-14

1999 – Alanna Heiss, “Gesprache Mit Ausstellungsmachern, ‘Eine Art Guerrilla”, in: Kunstforum International, 1999

 

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