Mortadella

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Mortadella
Christoph Hänsli
Edition Patrick Frey
Text: John Berger

 

Softcover
348 pages
290×210 mm
2013
ISBN: 978-3-90550-971-7

 

Meticulously Christoph Hänsli paints and works his way through 166 slices of a whole cut Mortadella, and not only that but each piece from front and back. In the end there are 332 paintings. Actually now everything would be covered. Not, however, that this sausage-sliced-world creates an almost hypnotic universe between meditative Mortadella Mandalas and the slow changing tenderpink constellations. An ontological approach to the being of a sausage. The renowned, British writer John Berger has for the second time written an exclusive text examining Hänsli’s work.

Christoph Hänsli is represented by Gallery Yudin, Berlin and Galerie Bob Gysin, Zurich.
www.xn--christophhnsli-fib.ch

Starting in 1986, Edition Patrick Frey has published more than 190 books until today. Collaborating closely with mainly Swiss but also international artists, the publishing house focuses on unique projects and produces books in small print runs.

 

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