Mark von Schlegell
|Raimundas MalašauskasPaper Exhibition
Selected Writings by Raimundas Malašauskas
"The what-if runs through Raimundas’s writing like the Woody Allen runs through Woody Allen—effective and contagious. It’s a pull as fervent and wistful as a hot lemon drink sloshing off of words that demand to be experienced. Speakers, objects, subjects, tenses, readers and editors are freed of their conventional roles and move around in their paragraphs like in a piece of music written, say in C Major where they’re drifting around in various other keys of course. With as much sovereignty granted to the reader of Paper Exhibition as to all other players in the essays of the book you now hold, the reader has also become the editor. Sixteen in fact. Sixteen readers have been invited to add, comment on, correct and leave their mark boldly in the margins, or way at the back, as another means of carefully replaying these words written by someone else. In this ‘book that belongs to no one and is not needed by anyone,’ according to its first author, Raimundas Malašauskas." —Maxine Kopsa
Paper Exhibition is an anthology of writings by curator and writer Raimundas Malašauskas published in collaboration with Kunstverein Publishing, Sternberg Press, Sandberg Institute, and The Baltic Notebooks by Anthony Blunt.
The publication includes texts selected and edited by Aurimė Aleksandravičiūtė & Jonas Žakaitis, Tyler Coburn, Audrey Cottin, Krist Gruijthuijsen, Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, Virginija Januškevičiūtė, Angie Keefer, Kevin Killian, Maxine Kopsa, John Menick, Vivian Rehberg, Sarah Rifky, Aaron Schuster, Vivian Ziherl, and Tirdad Zolghadr; and features contributions by Judith Braun, François Bucher, Chris Fitzpatrick & Post Brothers, Darius Mikšys, Dexter Sinister, and Lucy E. Smith.