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Fig. 1. The Encyclopedia of Fictional Artists and the Addition. An Event by Krist Gruijthuijsen (10 Mar 2011)

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A book launch and event organized by Krist Gruijthuijsen

First published in 2000 in Dutch, The Encyclopedia of Fictional Artists is an anthology of imaginary biographies of the artists invented by writers across several centuries, from the beginning of the seventieth century to the present by author and editor, Koen Brams. The Addition is an editorial response from the Dutch curator and writer, Krist Gruijthuijsen, who invited artists to reflect on the aspirations and ideals of encyclopedias through the deconstruction of the notion of fiction.

During the evening there will be a film screening featuring the publication’s “spokesperson”, while on another floor a virtual ‘concert’ via Skype a.o. will take place. A selection of artists who contributed to the Addition will perform in the following time slots:

6.00 – 6.15 Adam Pendleton: THE ABOLITION OF ALIENATED LABOR

6.15 – 6.30 Benoît Maire: the concept of Cordélia

6.30 – 6.45 Heman Chong: 2.15 am (Songs About My Future)

6.45 – 7.00 Alexandre Singh: Excerpt of Part Three of The Alkahest

7.00 – 7.15 Will Holder: Rachel Blau DuPlessis and Charles Bernstein in conversation

7.15 – 7.30 Matthieu Laurette: GUY DEBORD IS SO COOL!

7.30 – 7.45 John Fare Estate: Gary Wilson

7.45 – 8.00 Michael Portnoy: Will Walk You Through His Entire Library or Biblio-Safari

8.00 – 8.15 Dirk Dietrich Hennig: WQXR Radio’s Seth Widman talks with filmmaker Michel Antoine Seurat about his 1978 newly discovered short film: A rainy day with George Cup in Easthampton.

8.15 – 8.30 Luca Frei: Chatter

8.30 – 8.45 Chris Evans: The Freedom of Negative Expression (Trailer)

8.45 – 9.00 Alan Abel: I came, I saw, I farted

9.00 – 9.15 Bik van der Pol: Replacing a moon rock with a piece of petrified wood and how this changed our perception of the world

9.15- 9.30 Michael Blum: Dear Tom

9.30 Roee Rosen: I was Kuney-Lemel
The publication is co-produced by Kunstverein and de Appel and published by JRP Ringier.

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    1/1Ryan Gander: Georges Remi’s realisation that Alph-Art was conceptually flawed, Hergé’s realisation that Alph-Art was conceptually flawed, and Kuifje’s realisation that Alph-Art was conceptually flawed, 2004. Courtesy of the artist