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The exhibition “Cookie-Cutter,” by Christian Philipp Müller takes
place in two parts opening with part one on January 6, 2008. Part 2
will begin on January 23, and will feature artist book collaborations
and other books published by designer Luc Derycke with MER. Paper
The first part of Cookie-Cutter presents three works by Müller: Infill
(2008), Floating Arch (for Colin) (2008) and Interpellations (1994).
Interpellations is an archive of altered travel guides, listings and
maps that describes New York’s downtown art neighborhood SoHo circa
1994 and explores the fashioning of descriptions of a single gallery
which may or may not have been included in the original materials.
Müller first presented this work at American Fine Arts, Co. in that
same year, and now exhibits four of its six book vitrines fourteen
years later at Orchard. Infill and Floating Arch are new sculptural
works, each of which responds to the perception, physicality and place
of Orchard while extending the analogy to American Fine Arts, Co.
presented by Interpellations.
These works are accompanied by a new film by Jeff Preiss that takes as
its foundation the Lower East Side walking tour Müller performed during
November and December of 2006 (from Müller’s, Zoe Leonard’s and Petra
Wunderlich’s “Around the Corner”). Preiss’s film is presented with one
of Wunderlich’s black and white photographs of local synagogues seen at
Orchard in “Around the Corner.”
The second part of the exhibition begins on January 23 when a temporary
bookstore presents books from MER. Paper Kunsthalle.
The bookstore is
featuring a program of nightly events, starting on January 23 with a
conversation between Matt Mullican and Luc Derycke about their book
collaborations (7 p.m.).
January 24: Reading and launch of latest MER.
book, Adam Lehner, The Rearrangement, at 7 p.m.
January 25, AudioMER. and Brethren of the Free Spirit hosts the
official release of their new album “All Things are from Him, through
Him and in Him,” with two performances by Jozef van Wissem and James
Blackshaw (at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.).
January 31: Performances by Jozef van Wissem and James Blackshaw (at 8
p.m. and 10 p.m.).
February 1, a festive Massive Re-launch & finale, with Adam
Lehner signing his book The Rearrangement from 7 p.m. till 8 p.m.
followed by a party with Belgian beers.