"Quando si lavora per piacere agli altri si può non raggiungere lo scopo ma le cose che si compiono per far piacere a noi stessi hanno sempre la probabilità di interessare qualcuno."
Marcel Proust







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catalogo generale della mostra d'arte contemporanea
a cura di Carolyn Christov Begarkiev
9 giugno - 16 settembre 2012 a Kassel in Germania

Il catalogo The Book of Books, edito da Hatje Cantz, comprende 100 Notes 100 Thoughts, raccolta di edizioni brevi pubblicate nel corso di due anni, dove artisti, critici, poeti e filosofi hanno messo a confronto idee, progetti e pensieri in dialogo crescente. Molto più di un catalogo, è un evento editoriale di grande interesse.

"Note-taking encompasses witnessing, drawing, writing, and diagrammatic thinking; it is speculative, manifests a preliminary moment, a passage, and acts as a memory aid. By commissioning essays over two years, we have progressively published texts so that each author might read what was already there before writing a new text, thus creating a cumulative form of writing. This choreography of publications is driven by the logic of the mind-at-work, presenting and drawing scenarios that point outside the normative bounds of academic text production; it is based on the wish to publish the unpublishable. The 100 Notes - 100 Thoughts are an experiment in writing, imagining, and thinking through imagination in a cosmopolitan endeavor to forge possible alliance across the world today. ...the series of  100 Notes - 100 Thoughts  could be described as a temporary rupture in discursive intelligence; they do not direct us toward reason as such, but toward a different understanding of the role of consciousness, of the mind in a prologue state; a space of mortal, finite, vulnerable life before decisions are taken as to what is to be done, but that informs those decisions, and risks taking them." in Preface by C. Christov Bagarkiev, pagina 15.