November 25, 2005 - Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary - Janet Cardiff / Candice Breitz
November 25, 2005

Janet Cardiff / Candice Breitz

Janet Cardiff / Candice Breitz

Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (T-B A21)

Janet Cardiff recording with dummy head in the forest of Wanas, Sweden. Foto: Anders Norrsell / Wanas Foundation.

Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (T-B A21) presents:

Janet Cardiff:
THE WALK BOOK, Art Basel Miami

Candice Breitz:
LEGEND (Bob Marley), Kingston, Jamaica

Janet Cardiff: THE WALK BOOK

Limited edition book presentation and signing:
DAP Booth no. X9, Art Basel Miami Beach
December 1, 2005. 8 PM

The Walk Book, commissioned and edited by T-B A21, is an art book and monograph all in one. It works like a garden, inviting you to follow its paths that branch off in different directions. You may enter it to read the texts, or to look at the pictures, or else to hear Janet Cardiffs voice on a CD enclosed in the book as it leads you through the texts and images. Its about the disappearance of places, and memory loss, but also about offering something unique to whoever picks the book up, something to take along over time.

The Walk Book offers different approaches to the nature and the experience of an artistic practice that has revealed itself as one of the most potent and thought provoking sites in contemporary culture.

The Walk Book was edited by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, in collaboration with Public Art Fund, New York.
Published by Walther König, Köln. English, 350 pages, ca. 200 illustrations.

Author: Mirjam Schaub. Texts by: Janet Cardiff, Susie Allen, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Tom Eccles, Bruce Ferguson, Marnie Fleming, Gary Garrels, Donald Goodes, Ulrike Groos, Madeleine Grynsztejn, Francesca von Habsburg, Martin Janda, Kasper König, Markus Landert, Matthias Lilienthal, James Lingwood, Réal Lussier, Joel Mallin, Ivo Mesquita, Rochelle Steiner, Marika Wachtmeister, John Weber, Daniela Zyman.

Limited artists edition of 100 numbered and signed copies, each in a box (with photograph and headphones)

Candice Breitz : LEGEND (Bob Marley)
Bob Marley Museum, Kingston, Jamaica
Opening: December 3, 2005, 7 PM

LEGEND (2005) is one of the first art commissions generated by T-B A21 within the context of the Foundations emphasis on collecting unique works. Candice Breitzs thirty-channel installation explores the contrasts between the Bob Marley who has become a brand name outside of Jamaica, and the Bob Marley, who was reverently described to her by Jamaicans on her first visit to the island. Produced during a residency in Port Antonio, Jamaica, in early 2005, a project launched by T-B A21, the work now returns to its point of departure with the presentation at the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston, Jamaicaformerly Marleys home and Tuff Gong recording studioin the year that Bob Marley would have been sixty.
Duration of exhibition: December 4, 2005, until January 3, 2006
Monday to Saturday from 9.30 AM to 7 PM Location: Bob Marley Museum, 56 Hope Road, Kingston / Jamaica

The Foundation:
Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (T-B A21) was founded by Francesca von Habsburg in Vienna in 2002. The foundations mission is to support through co-productions and unique commissions the creation of new works from artists that contribute important positions to the contemporary art practice. T-B A21 seeks to achieve this through multi-disciplinary projects that break down the traditional boundaries that define and categorize artistic expression in its different forms, whilst at the same time empowering the audiences with a living experience of contemporary artistic expression. T-B A21 produces, collects and displays important and challenging works at its headquarters Space in Progress in Vienna and world-wide. It publishes special art editions, launches innovative, site specific projects, supports new international artist in residence programs and presents cutting-edge exhibitions away from the usual art venues and presentation formats.

Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (T-B A 21), Himmelpfortgasse 13, A-1010 Wien,
Fon 43 1 513 98 56 14, Fax 43 1 513 98 56 22

Press relations T-B A21:
Goldmann PR München, Evelyn Pschak, Bruderstrasse 5, 80538 München,
Fon 49 (0)89 – 211 164-14, Fax 49 (0)89 – 211 164-29, Email:

Goldmann PR Berlin, Andrea Schmidt, Zimmerstrasse 11, 10969 Berlin,
Fon 49 (0)30 – 259 357-10, Fax 49 (0)30 – 259 357 29, Email:

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