Mortadella
Christoph Hänsli

Mortadella
Christoph Hänsli
Edition Patrick Frey
English

Text by John Berger
Designer Nazareno Crea and Cornel Windlin

 

Softcover
First Edition
348 pages
210 x 290 mm
2008
ISBN 9783905509717

 

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.

About the Artist
Christoph Hänsli is represented by Gallery Yudin, Berlin and Galerie Bob Gysin, Zurich.
christophhaensli.ch

About the Publisher
The purpose of Edition Patrick Frey is to provide particularly young artists an opportunity and a platform with a first publication, but the publishing house has also been engaged in long-term collaborations with several artists such as Walter Pfeiffer, Karen Kilimnik, Anne-Lise Coste, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, and Andreas Züst. With an output of up to 25 books per year, the publisher focuses mainly on photography, art and projects dealing with everyday and popular culture.
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