Simryn Gill, Michael Taussig
|Mai Abu ElDahab (Ed.)After Berkeley
Objectif Exhibitions, 2010–2011
Following From Berkeley to Berkeley: Objectif Exhibitions, 2008–2010, this publication is the second in a two-part series of interviews with artists who exhibited at Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp, between 2010 and 2011. The interviews are accompanied by a collection of secondary and parallel material produced in collaboration with each artist.
After Berkeley opens with a letter from Mai Abu ElDahab addressed to the book’s designer, Will Holder, about parallels between their project and Roberto Bolaño’s book The Savage Detectives. It and proceeds through a series of conversations revealing the references, methods, and interests of the participants at Objectif Exhibitions ranging from reticence and possession in artistic production to a historical account of so-called carrot jokes.