Dominic Eichler

Dominic Eichler (*1966, Ballarat, Australia) lives and works in Berlin. He is an art critic, artist, musician, curator, and co-founder of the contemporary art space Silberkuppe. He is also a contributing editor of frieze. In 2005 he was awarded the AdKV Prize for Art Criticism. In 1999 he co-founded the pop band Dominique. Dominique has released three albums “Speak to Me” (2002), “The Same You” (2004), and “More Love Now” (2008).

  • PS


    Jahresring 61

    Dominic Eichler and Brigitte Oetker

    The Jahresring series is one of the longest continually published annual journals for contemporary art in Germany. The 61st edition is a reader and visual sampler with contributions from visual artists, writers, poets, musicians, choreographers, and designers. Bringing together a discursive array of forms and timbres, it takes an intertextual and interdisciplinary approach to exploring some contemporary cultural resonances with respect to gender and sexuality. In this sense, a “PS” or postscript might be understood as a place where relations or realities not explicitly stated in the main body of any given text, but nevertheless underpinning them, are revealed. A “PS” is a place of interpersonal agency; a compelling textual gesture that might add a “by the way” and an “also” and a “you know what we're really talking about.” By its nature, a “PS” is contextualized and contextualizing. Though it may parade as the last word, it never is.

    The Jahresring is published annually on behalf of Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft im BDI e.V.

    ContributorsManuela Ammer, Julie Ault, Monika Baer, Nairy Baghramian, Gerry Bibby, Jennifer Bornstein, Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz, Dragana Bulut, Katarina Burin, Françoise Cactus, Leidy Churchman, Ann Cotten, Juan Davila, Dominic Eichler, Elmgreen & Dragset, Yusuf Etiman, Isa Genzken, Susanne Ghez, Margaret Harrison, Daniel Herleth, Annette Kelm, Janette Laverrière, Adam Linder, Lee Lozano, Charlie Le Mindu, Shahryar Nashat, Gina D'Orio, Stephen Prina, Dean Spade, Ming Wong

    • Paperback $36.00
  • Shahryar Nashat

    Shahryar Nashat

    Downscaled and Overthrown

    Dominic Eichler

    “As soon as I see a male nude sculpture made between 1500 and 1700, I can't help but chop its top off at thigh, calf, or foot-height.”

    Downscaled and Overthrown is the first monograph on the work of the Swiss artist Shahryar Nashat (*1975). Whether he truncates Renaissance bronze sculptures through photography, or redesigns a section of the Louvre to accommodate the baroque frescoes of Rubens while filming a well-trained athlete performing a one-armed handstand while looking at the paintings, Nashat's works and exhibitions involve his interest in art collections, art libraries, reproduction of works of art, as well as questions relating to appropriation and artistic reuse, display issues, and apparatus. Lighting, plinths, pedestals, and the mode of projecting and positioning all play pivotal roles in Nashat's video installations, sculpture, etchings, and photographs. Wherever he draws his source or reference material from, he consistently makes a certain artificiality or constructedness obvious in order to generate the possibility of critical reflection about the medium itself. The monograph appears on the occasion of Shahryar Nashat's first solo exhibition in Germany at the Kunstverein Nürnberg – Albrecht Dürer Gesellschaft.

    Co-published with Kunstverein Nürnberg – Albrecht Dürer Gesellschaft and Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen

    • Hardcover $34.00
  • Written All Over Us

    Written All Over Us

    Dominic Eichler

    The whiteness descended from up NorthBut this whiteness is salt not snowEarth laid himself out like an old mattressfucked on and repeatedly left in the rainthen dried out—ten years of drought or more—then fucked again(excerpt from “The Whiteness”)

    Dominic Eichler's poems are deeply perceptive. Filled with an acute sense of the transient, they capture precious moments—moments that are potentially better let go of. With their succinct melancholic tone, these moments come across as subtle, yet insistent attacks on the way hangovers, delusion, and pleasure are processed. Eichler's poems are ultimately suggestive of both real places and people, and the magical frailty that inhabits them.

    With illustrations by Nairy Baghramian, Julian Göthe, Shahryar Nashat, Henrik Olesen, Danh Vo

    • Paperback $15.00