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Günther Selichar. The Double You Series & Nächtliches Realitätenbüro

Mittwoch, 25.1.2023, 19.00 Uhr

Günther Selichar
The Double You Series


The Double You Series is based on the eponymous body of works that Günther Selichar created in 2020 -2022. Instead of text, the artist's book contains pictures of words: color images of four different screens with varying pixel shapes and scans from a variety of printed publi-cations featuring diverse fonts. They spell the questions "Who?", "What?", "Where?" "When?" and "Why?", ,which guide journalists investi-gations and structure their output. With his text images, the media artist and theorist draws a line from early printed mass-media reproductions to texts on screens. The book prompts us to reflect on facts, which have lately often been supplanted by narratives.


Published on the occasion of the following exhibitions:
Günther Selichar
Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Mönchsberg,  26. 11.  2022 – 12. 3.  2023
Kunstsammlung Gera,  6. 4. — 11. 6. 2023


Edited by: Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Austria und/and Stadt Gera, Kunstsammlung Gera, Germany
Concept: Günther Selichar, Florian Lamm
Text by: Kerstin Stremmel
Copy Editing and Translation: Gerrit Jackson 
Design: Lamm & Kirch, Florian Lamm, Caspar Reuss
Paper: Salzer Eos 80g/m2 1,75Vol und Profi Gloss 250g/m2
Printed by: DZA, Druckerei zu Altenburg GmbH
Production Management: VfmK Verlag für moderne Kunst GmbH
ISBN: 978-3-903439-76-4
292 pages


Günther Selichar
Nocturnal Office for Real(i)ties (revisited) . Subtexts on Working in and with Mass Media


The Nocturnal Office for Real(i)ties by Günther Selichar creates a space in which questions can be posed concerning the origins of photographic images and what lies “behind” them: the production processes, technology, distribution channels, and “SUB | TEXTE” that have decisively influenced and determined the conditions under which they were made. Created between 1981 and 1983, the Nocturnal Office for Real(i)ties takes the reader back to the starting point, as it were, of the critical processing of apparatus-based images and offers a means to identify the discontinuities in discourse and the differen- ces between then and now, while at the same time marking a continuity of criticism and the political.


Accompanying the exhibition
Günther Selichar
Camera Austria, Graz, 10 . 12 . 2022 – 19 . 2 . 2023

Editor: Reinhard Braun
Production: Angelika Maierhofer, Peter Rieser 
Copy Editing: Margit Neuhold, Christina Töpfer 
Translation: Andrea Scrima
Design: Satz & Sätze, Graz
Paper: Munken Polar, 250 g/m2 and 120 g/m2 
Printed by: Florjančič, Maribor
Production Management: Camera Austria, Graz, Austria
ISBN: 978-3-902911-70-4
144 pages


For the book presentation please use the side entrance at the back of the building.

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