Hoffmann, Jens (Hg.)
A Walk to Remember
"'A Walk to Remember' was an exhibition that invited a group of Los Angeles based artists to conceive and carry out guided tours through neighborhoods and areas of the city with which they have a particular relationship or affinity and that deal specifically with the rich cultural history of the city.The exhibition's concept stands in relation to Walter Benjamin's concept of the 'flâneur' as a figure who derives pleasure from the hustle and bustle of the city streets, who moves purposelessly among the urban crowd with the eye of an artist: a spectator of contemporary life and urban scenes. Yet, 'A Walk To Remember' diverts from Benjamin's idea in multiple ways as it examines a common phenomenon of the early 20th century Europe in relation to the postmodern condition of a city like Los Angeles in which walking is clearly a thing of the past. In addition, in giving each walk a purpose and in trying to bring various locations and social and cultural relations of the city to the audience the exhibition reaches beyond what Benjamin described as an 'aimless affair'."Members of the audience taking part in a walk were each given a disposable camera to document their individual impressions of the artists' walks from their distinct perspectives. The cameras were collected at the end of a walk and the photographs generated were shown inside the gallery space along with maps of the city outlining the different routes." (Jens Hoffmann Hg./ed.)
John Baldessari, Jennifer Bornstein, Meg Cranston, Morgan Fisher, Evan Holloway, Paul McCarthy, Ruben Ortiz Torres, Allen Ruppersberg, Eric Wesley; mit einem Interview von Jens Hoffmann mit Cuauhtémoc Medina.
Frankfurt/Main 2006, Revolver, 56 Seiten, zahlreiche Farbabb., 14 x 21,5 cm, broschiert, englisch