Volume VI – Thomas Geiger & Pieternel Vermoortel
Volume VI – Thomas Geiger & Pieternel Vermoortel

June 2022

Thomas’ work sheds light on topics such as democratization, economization, freedom, play, embodiment, gathering and occupation. All of these are topics whose discourses underwent rapid changes over this last year. This underpinning of change lends a sensitivity and fragility to the work that also informs the rich set of sentiments present in these conversations: alienation, family comfort, fear, loneliness, love, depression, revolt and not to be underestimated anger.

Volume VI – Thomas Geiger & Pieternel Vermoortel

Sperling

all exhibits

Taube x SPERLING #3: Publication and exhibition edited by Thomas Geiger, with Marc Buchy, Nobutaka Aozaki, David Horvitz, JaZoN Frings, Matthijs Booij, Jonathan Monk, David Sherry, É. Brot & M.Marion, Sophie Lapalu, Donna Kukama, Adnan Balcinovic, Kurt Ryslavy, Antoanetta Marinov, Dennis Tyfus, Jesús "Bubu“ Negron, Constant Dullaart, Florian Graf, Hubert Renard and *, Thomas Geiger

11.04.2018–21.04.2018

Would you like to become a collector of contemporary art despite the near-zero balance in your bank account? Don’t worry! This manual will help you to find affordable artworks that suit both your financial capacity and of course, your taste.

Here, I present you with a selection of 21 artworks encompassing drawings and sculptural objects; as well as digital, purely immaterial or even performative pieces. Not only is this manual jam-packed with amazing bargains, you also get the chance to learn about artists undertaking the brave and exciting work of exploring economic and distribution strategies outside of the art market. This is of course in order to make their works more accessible to folks not ordinarily party to its conditions, allowing the once exclusive practice of collecting works of art to become possible for all!

Your future collection will range from artists like Jonathan Monk, who invented a model to dine out for free; to Donna Kukama, who is selling the clouds out of the sky whenever and wherever possible. This is without doubt the perfect (and most of all affordable) start into your soon-to-be illustrious career as a poor collector.

Thomas Geiger

Press

  • gallerytalk
Florian Graf, FG Artist Service Group, various artistic practices and skils, installation view, 2018
Installation view: „Taube x SPERLING #3, The Collection for the Poor Collector“, 2018
Thomas Geiger, The Collection for the Poor Collector, 2018
Installation view: „Taube x SPERLING #3, The Collection for the Poor Collector“, 2018
Installation view: „Taube x SPERLING #3, The Collection for the Poor Collector“, 2018
Antoanetta Marinov, Magic Wands, dimensions variable
Installation view: „Taube x SPERLING #3, The Collection for the Poor Collector“, 2018
Sophie Lapalu, Secrets by Artists, immaterial works
Donna Kukama, The Air-State Urgency, Real cloud + certificate
Installation view: „Taube x SPERLING #3, The Collection for the Poor Collector“, 2018
JaZoN Frings, Jazon Ex., installation view, 2018
JaZoN Frings, Jazon Ex., certificate on handmade paper, 21 ×  29.7 cm
Matthijs Booij, The One-Thousand Drawing Pension Plan, drawng on paper, various sizes
Installation view: „Taube x SPERLING #3, The Collection for the Poor Collector“, 2018
David Sherry, Quality Crap & Total Crap, painred boxes, various sizes, installation view, 2018
Nobutaka Aozaki, Smily Bag Portrait, drawing on smily bag with name of the participant, date, location, signed by the artist
Kurt Ryslavy, Immersive Environment, Box of 6 bottles wine and object, dimensions variable
David Horvitz, Thinking about you, 2 e-mails, installation view, 2018
É. Brot & M.Marion, Untitled SAS, installation view, 2018
Maya Rochat
Jonathan Monk, Receipts, drawing on receipt, various sizes