Public Space With A Roof

Beauty Unrealized: spider webs of personal universes seeking a form (2007)

A project in seven parts from December 2006 to July 2007

Project initiated by: Tamuna Chabashvili, Adi Hollander, Vesna Madzoski
Guest curator: Angela Serino Advisors: Anke Bangma, Reinaldo Laddaga
Assistants: Adriel van Drimmelen and Mathijs Lieshout
Library installation created by: Tamuna Chabashvili and Adi Hollander
Constructed by: Mathijs Lieshout, Davide Manzoni and Maurice Bogaert
Advising architect: Ofri Earon Video documentation: C-DOKU Krzysztof Wegiel Photo
Documentation: Ilya Rabinovich and Maja Novak
Publication published and designed by: Roma Publications, Amsterdam
Text Editor: Astrid Van Weyenberg
The project is kindly supported by: ‘Cine Qua Non’ film shop, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, VSB Fonds, and Stadsdeel Oud-West Amsterdam

Publication Beauty Unrealized: spider webs of personal universes seeking a form is the testimony of collaborative ventures and symbolized the closure of an important phase within the history of PSWAR. The publication also attempted to recreate the experience of past project and events and examined the possibility of translating the multi-dimensional time and space of the gallery into the one-dimensional pages of a book. The various texts together form an eclectic document that structurally follows the project’s phases, while also combining visual and semantic traces of past events with current preoccupations of the contributing artists and theoreticians. Therefore, it was not merely intended as a trace of the past, but hopefully as a source for future inspiration.

With contributions by: Thomas Hirschhorn, Keren Cytter, Michel de Broin, Maurits Fennis, Emiliano Gandolfi, Robert Garnett, Benoit Goupy, Marko Košnik, Mark Manders, Philippe-Alain Michaud, Adam Avikainen, Claudio Baroni, Francesco Bernardelli, Marc Nagtzaam, Oksana Pasaiko, Falke Pisano, Catherine Sullivan, Angela Serino, Atsushi Sasaki.