Publication in English version
Alias is a book which was published as a completion of exhibitions and projects realized during Krakow Photomonth 2011 – curated by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin. Just like the main program, ALIAS is closely connected to strategy of heteronym used in art. The first part of the publication is dedicated to a presentation of projects created and ordered by foreign curators, and made by duets “writer- artist”. This part of book consists from texts presenting imaginary charactersis as well as from depicting them photographs. The second part of this publication is a review of works made by artist who did use the heteronym strategy in their accomplishments e.g. Balthus, Marcel Duchamp, Patrick Ireland, Ray Gun.
ALIAS describes not only various incarnations of characters but also realizations of specific works (photography, painting or installation).
ALIAS is an extraordinary publication – most of all because there has never been such a collection of information about works made by imaginary artists and characters gathered and connected with critical reflection about the place of that kind of autocreative strategy in contemporary art.
Projects created for the Festival in 2011 and presented in this book as a text illustrated with photography, are at any time the first and the last realization – characters created by artists invited for this cooperation are “back to live” only for purpose of the publication and projects created during Krakow Photomonth Festival 2011.
Autors of the ordered texts: Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili, Polly Braden, Rachel Brown & Brighdin Farrer (Brown&Bri), David Campany, Clare Carolin, Helen DeWitt, Brian Dillon, Alexander García Düttmann, Ekow Eshun, Beatrice Gibson, Łukasz Gorczyca, Avery Gordon, Johan Grimonprez, John Haskell, Jennifer Higgie, Siddhartha Mukherjee, Chris Mullen, Sean O’Toole, Łukasz Ronduda, Ella Saltmarshe, Gemma Sieff, Karolina Sulej, Janek Simon, Lynne Tillman, Ivan Vladislavic, Brad Zellar.
Autors of the ordered photographs: Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili, Belfast Exposed Archive, Polly Braden, Lisa Brice, Adam Broomberg, David Campany, Oliver Chanarin, Michael Chanarin, Celine Condorelli, Jeremy Deller, Godfried Donkor, Roe Etheridge, Beatrice Gibson, David Gill, David Goldblatt, Marine Hugonnier, Rafil Kroll-Zaidi, Rut Blees Luxemburg, Elizabeth McAlpine, Gordon MacDonald, Gabriel Orozco, Max Pinckers, JanekSimon, Clare Strand, Alec Soth, Andro Wekua.