PORTRAITS, Ghislaine Leung 2021; Courtesy die Künstlerin und MAXWELL GRAHAM / ESSEX STREET New York; Fotos: Achim Kukulies, Düsseldorf

Ghislaine Leung in conversation with Susanne Titz about her new box catalog and her exhibition at Museum Abteiberg.

The format of the box catalog was first introduced by former museum director Johannes Cladders. As a result, a legendary series of innovative artists’ publications emerged, published between 1967 and 1978, that challenged the traditional form of exhibition catalogs. Instead of a printed exhibition catalog, the idea revolved around a small box that each artist could freely experiment with. Ghislaine Leung’s project continues this long tradition, which includes Joseph Beuys, Hanne Darboven, Palermo, Marcel Broothaers, Daniel Buren, Carl Andre, and Stanley Brouwn.

The box catalog by Ghislaine Leung again contains surprising items, plus text contributions by Bruce Hainley (art historian, Rice University Texas) and Eleanor Ivory Weber (writer and artist, Brussels), as well as a draft of the speech by the Minister of Culture on the occasion of the exhibition opening, written by Susanne Titz (Director, Museum Abteiberg) and Felicia Rappe (Head of Collections and Deputy Director, Museum Abteiberg). The publication is available in the museum store at a price of 44 EUR and is published in an edition of 220 copies.

The conversation will be held in English and German.