Prem Krishnamurthy

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This document in front of you is the result of a conversation over lunch, which took place in the early days of Corona in Berlin. Back then, we were simply wondering: in a time in which people are, either by policy or good faith, forced to restrict their spatial radius of interaction to a bare minimum, how do we actually deal with food? Not only in the sense of what we choose to eat conceptually, but how we choose it, literally. Where do we get it, how do we prepare it, and what does something essential like food mean to ...
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PublisherPrem Krishnamurthy2021
An extended reflection on the work of designer Karel Martens, originally given at Kunstinstituut Melly in Rotterdam. “A keynote talk on Karel, I chose to explore how his work—sometimes framed as an “independent” practice—is instead a case study in collaboration at multiple scales: with his family, students, and other designers; with commissioners and existing contexts; and even with paper, ink, and printing materials themselves. The talk also delved into the entangling of my professional path over the past decade in supporting and presenting his work. It’s an homage to a truly remarkable human being, from whom I learn every day.”
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dos
dos focuses on conversations in, about, and with exhibitions. dos commissions and edits conversations between two visitors to an exhibition to emphasize subjective experience and meaning-making at large. dos conversations can be streamed, followed as an RSS feed, or accessed as a podcast. dos conjures their listeners as eavesdroppers and vicarious visitors who experience exhibitions on their own time, partaking in a continuum of physical experience and shared interpersonal thinking.
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PublisherPaper Monument2012
Draw It with Your Eyes Closed: the Art of the Art Assignment is a unique and wide-ranging anthology featuring essays, drawings, and assignments from over one hundred contributors including John Baldessari, William Pope.L, Mira Schor, Rochelle Feinstein, Bob Nickas, Chris Kraus, Liam Gillick, Amy Sillman, James Benning, and Michelle Grabner. Bringing together assignments, anti-assignments, and artworks from both teachers and students from a broad range of institutions, we hope it simultaneously serves as an archive and an instigation, a teaching tool and a question mark, a critique and a tribute.
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PublishersP!WkshpsHome Cooking2020
Organized by designer and improvisor Emily Smith, this participatory presentation, conversation, and group improvisation explored the architecture of online communications, movement, digital space, and dissonance. Featuring special guests Christa Cocciole, Christoph Knoth, Jeremiah Day, Josepha Conrad, Keyna Eleison, and others. ——
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PublisherHome Cooking2021
HOME COOKING is a digital artist-run space started in March 2020 featuring activities, movement, music, poetry, video, and more.
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PublisherPaper Monument2009
The first small book from Paper Monument, originally published in 2009 and now in its sixth printing. Features contributions from thirty-eight artists, critics, curators, and dealers on the sometimes serious and sometimes ridiculous topic of manners in the art world.
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PublisherTriple Canopy2022
“Lord, have you nothing pretty from China about you? Something that one does not know what to do with?” A video and script that tell of Chinese characters conjured by a New England industrialist to manufacture superior ceramics for the glory of the nation (and amusement of the local Orientalists).
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PublisherA.I.R. Gallery2019
It’s funny because here we are talking about listening and four out of six people around me are wearing headphones, curating their own sound environment and blocking out others. Those parties where everyone dances and listens to the same music on wireless headphones is the closest to being “in it,” together. Plus, none of the neighbors call the cops. • Empathy is a term that appears in theories of the psychology of art, according to which visual art can make the general public experience emotions. Following this school of thought, art appreciation is not a matter of reason but of feeling. This ...
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PublisherRivet2014
While there’s been an OOO buzz of late in the art world, we would like to take some time to look closely at specific suggestions made by some of the group’s most vocal advocates–Graham Harman and Levi R. Bryant–alongside some by Isabelle Stengers. We’re particularly eager to consider “object-orientedness” and/in contemporary art. We suggest two simple activities: reading and conversation. We have selected brief texts and the ICI has scanned and uploaded them to their server. These sessions are of an informal nature: while Manuela and I will give a general introduction to the text, the idea is to consider ...
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By the end of the 21st century, the Silver City, once known as Nottingham, has learned that change is the only constant. Whether its inhabitants were born there or arrived as refugees, all carry indelible memories of bewilderment and escape, of love, regret and transformation. Spinning through six decades of crisis and collapse, their stories ask: how do ordinary people fit into the great sweep of history?
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PublisherPrem Krishnamurthy2021
Dearest you, How have you been these past months? I feel like the pressures of the world—at all scales, personal, collective, structural—have kept me quiet. Hibernating amidst the summer’s burn, trying to conserve energy. But it’s time, now, to awake again, just in time for harvest. To stand up from my screen, take in a deep breath, feel the oxygen expand within me and return out again to mingle with others. Today, I’ll share some thoughts that have been gathering on how design, itself a tool for transforming the world, might look inward in order to transform itself…

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