the official catalog of Germany’s pavilion at the Venice Biennale festival of art 2013

 We are pleased to announce the upcoming release of the official publication of the German Pavilion at the Biennale di Venezia 2013!

Edited by curator Susanne Gaensheimer, the 240-page, cloth-bound catalogue will be available as of May 28, 2013 and is published by Gestalten, Berlin.

Eleven international authors—curators, artists, collectors, and critics as well as scholars from the fields of art history, politics, migration research, philosophy, and cultural studies—were invited to take part in this interdisciplinary discussion on cultural and sociopolitical aspects of the German contribution to this year’s Biennale di Venezia.The publication illuminates the transnational exhibition theme of the pavilion from a wide range of perspectives and examines the artistic contributions of the four selected artists, Ai Weiwei, Romuald Karmakar, Santu Mofokeng, and Dayanita Singh, in the context of contemporary issues relating to art and (inter-)nationality. The catalogue includes in-depth portraits of each artist as well as extensive illustrations.

The graphic designer of the catalogue is Chris Rehberger, Director of Double Standards.

The publication has been funded by the Goethe Intitute.

Starting now, the publication can be pre-ordered from Gestalten.


La Biennale di Venezia, 2013, German Pavillon. Ai Weiwei, Romuald Karmakar, Santu Mofokeng, Dayanita Singh

4-color, 240 pages, cloth binding, 22 x 29 cm, 39.90 € (D), $ 60.00, 37.50 £

ISBN GERMAN: 978-3-89955-500-4

ISBN ENGLISH: 978-3-89955-494-6