Charley n°04 – Checkpoint Charley

Charley is a voracious creature, fixated on assimilation and consumption. Charley digests everything in site without discrimination or judgment: it’s a publication that courts confusion and flirts with both celebrity and failure. This 4th issue, Checkpoint Charley, was born out of the research conducted by the curators of the 4th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art (www.berlinbiennale.de). This publication brings together images produced by more than 700 artists encountered in studios, found in catalogues, and recommended by friends and colleagues. Charley is a contemporary art publication series edited by Maurizio Cattelan, Massimiliano Gioni and Ali Subotnick. A do-it-yourself magazine, Charley is an inclusive publication relying on assimilation, rather than on selection : Charley is a machine for redistribution, a mechanism for spreading and exploiting information, rumors, and communication. Like most information, it is partial, unstable, and untrustworthy. There are no hierarchies and no favorites in Charley : it flirts equally with celebrity and failure. Charley is a multiform creature, bound to transform with each issue. Charley is a pre-digested combine, with pages assembled from catalogues, brochures, press clips, postcards, and other visuals. But what is Charley really? Charley is a new publication on emerging artists. Prominent curators, writers, artists, and other arts professionals from around the world were asked to suggest up to 10 up-and-coming artists and/or submit materials on the artists for inclusion in Charley. 400 art makers from around the globe responded, and each of them is represented by one page of Charley.

cm 21×29; pp. 800; BW ills.; paperback. Publisher: Les Presses du Reél, Dijon, 2005.

ISBN: 9783980426565 | 3980426564

ID: AM-8631

Product Description

Charley is a voracious creature, fixated on assimilation and consumption. Charley digests everything in site without discrimination or judgment: it’s a publication that courts confusion and flirts with both celebrity and failure. This 4th issue, Checkpoint Charley, was born out of the research conducted by the curators of the 4th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art (www.berlinbiennale.de). This publication brings together images produced by more than 700 artists encountered in studios, found in catalogues, and recommended by friends and colleagues. Charley is a contemporary art publication series edited by Maurizio Cattelan, Massimiliano Gioni and Ali Subotnick. A do-it-yourself magazine, Charley is an inclusive publication relying on assimilation, rather than on selection : Charley is a machine for redistribution, a mechanism for spreading and exploiting information, rumors, and communication. Like most information, it is partial, unstable, and untrustworthy. There are no hierarchies and no favorites in Charley : it flirts equally with celebrity and failure. Charley is a multiform creature, bound to transform with each issue. Charley is a pre-digested combine, with pages assembled from catalogues, brochures, press clips, postcards, and other visuals. But what is Charley really? Charley is a new publication on emerging artists. Prominent curators, writers, artists, and other arts professionals from around the world were asked to suggest up to 10 up-and-coming artists and/or submit materials on the artists for inclusion in Charley. 400 art makers from around the globe responded, and each of them is represented by one page of Charley.