Spector Books − Lektüre eines Jahres, oder Lesen als besondere Form des Grabens

Gerhard Gäbler, Ernst-Thälmann-Straße, Leipzig, Mai 1990
aus: Das Jahr 1990 freilegen, Spector Books 2019

Exhibition run: 5 August – 26 November 2022
Opens: 4 August 2022, starting 7 pm
Talk: Alexander Kluge in conversation with Jan Wenzel (Spector Books)
14 August 2022, 11 am

FOTOHOF library / Inge-Morath-Platz 11 / 5020 Salzburg / Austria

Spector Books publishes books at the intersection of art, theory and design. Here, the medium of the book becomes a stage: a place of encounter and productive debate. Based on the publication "Das Jahr 1990 freilegen" the Leipzig publisher presents its practice of bookmaking. "The question is: Why still write new books? Isn't it more rewarding to engage with the richness of what has already been produced?
Never was this question so close as now, at the beginning of the 21st century. EVERYTHING IS THERE. We can pass from the age of production to that of reception. The year 1990, when the Internet became publicly accessible, also stands for this. From here, the digital present counts, in which we are just learning to orient ourselves. Next to the computer now the scanner and stacks of books." At the new library location at Inge-Morath-Platz 11, publishers Anne König and Jan Wenzel are designing an exhibition.

On August 14 at 11 a.m., Jan Wenzel and Alexander Kluge will talk about 1990 and their joint work and read some stories from the book.