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March 12, 2007

The Best Surprise is No Surprise at the Serpentine Gallery

The Best Surprise is No Surprise
Friday March 16th , 2007,
6:30 – 8:30 pm — Book launch

Serpentine Gallery
Kensington Gardens
London W2 3XA
Tel: 44 (0) 20 7298 1522
www.serpentinegallery.org

ISBN 10: 3-905770-05-9
ISBN 13: 978-3-905770-05-6

e-flux and JRP|Rngier are pleased to announce the book launch for a new publication, The Best Surprise is No Surprise. The program will include Julieta Aranda and Anton Vidokle in conversation with Julia Peyton-Jones and Hans Ulrich Obrist.

e-flux and JRP|Ringier are pleased to announce a London book launch for a new publication, entitled The Best Surprise Is No Surprise. The book launch will take place at the Serpentine Gallery, London, on Friday, March 16, 2007, from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm. The evenings program will include Anton Vidokle and Julieta Aranda in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist and Julia Peyton-Jones, as well as surprise guests.

Over the past several years, electronic communications have had a transformative effect on the public discourse on contemporary art by removing temporal and geographical barriers to the flow of information and, for the first time, putting local exhibition makers and institutions in contact with an international art public unmediated by the univocal perspective perpetuated by the few leading art journals.
The Best Surprise Is No Surprise covers a 7-year period beginning in 1999, and chronicles communiqués for exhibitions, publications, events and symposia chosen from the archive of electronic announcements originally distributed by e-flux, and selected both by the e-flux readers and by some of the most active international curators, artists, critics and art historians of our time, including:
Zdenka Badovinac, Ariane Beyn, Mircea Cantor, Binna Choi, Elena Filipovic, Liam Gillick, Jörg Heiser, Jennifer Higgie, Jens Hoffmann, Eungie Joo, Samuel Keller, Francesco Manacorda, Viktor Misiano, Naeem Mohaiemen, Jessica Morgan, Molly Nesbit, Ernesto Neto, Natasa Petresin, Brian Sholis, Nancy Spector, Christine Tohme, Barbara Vanderlinden, Octavio Zaya, andTirdad Zolghadr.

The book, published by JRP|Ringier press, contains an essay by Daniel Birnbaum and an interview by Hans Ulrich Obrist with Anton Vidokle & Julieta Aranda.
The Best Surprise Is No Surprise
copyright: 2006 e-flux, JRP|Ringier, participating institutions
all rights reserved
4-color printing, 316 pgs.

ISBN 10: 3-905770-05-9
ISBN 13: 978-3-905770-05-6

For further information regarding the publication and the launch please contact the Serpentine Gallery, JRP|Ringier, or e-flux

We hope to see you!
Serpentine Gallery
Kensington Gardens
London W2 3XA
www.serpentinegallery.org
t. 020 7298 1522
f. 020 7402 4103

JRP|Ringier
Letzigraben 134
CH-8047 Zürich
T. 41 (0) 43 311 27 50
F. 41 (0) 43 311 2751
www.jrp-ringier.com / info [​at​] jrp-ringier.com

e-flux
53 Ludlow Street
New York City
10002 USA
T/F 212 619 3356
www.e-flux.com / liz [​at​] e-flux.com

JRP|Ringier books are available internationally at selected bookstores and the following distribution partners:

Switzerland: AVA Verlagsauslieferung AG, 8910 Affoltern a.A., buch 2000@ava.ch; www.ava.ch

Germany and Austria: vice versa Vertrieb, D-10405 Berlin, info@vice-versa-vertrieb.de;
www.vice-versa-vertrieb.de

France: Les Presses du réel, F-21000 Dijon, info@lespressesdureel.com; www.lespressesdureel.com

UK: Art Data, London W4 5HB, info@artdata.co.uk; www.artdata.co.uk

USA: D.A.P. Distributed Art Publishers, NY 10014, dap@dapinc.com; www.artbook.com

Other countries: IDEA Books, NL-1011 RK Amsterdam, idea@ideabooks.nl; www.ideabooks.nl

Asia: D.A.P. Distributed Art Publishers and IDEA Books

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