My father, mon père, mein Vater
Jeanne Tremsal (Ed.)
The book “My father, mon père, mein Vater” emerged from the legendary exhibition “My father, my neighbors, my friends and their friends”. Legendary because almost no one could see it. It did take place from 11 December 2020, to 14 February 2021, at the Fahrbereitschaft in Berlin Lichtenberg, but it was during the lockdown. And we were in a timelock, the artist around whom the exhibition was built, Benoît Tremsal (the father), was seriously ill. So there was a long video conversation with some of the artists and Jeanne (the daughter) and Benoît Tremsal, which is in English and French and forms the core of the book. Writing about the exhibition for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, Niklas Maak called Benoît Tremsal “one of the most interesting French artists of Land Art.” The book also contains a much too long footnote about Martin Heidegger's notorious SPIEGEL conversation and, of course, photographs of the exhibition.
Albert Oehlen, Angela Bulloch, Aylin Langreuter, Benoît Tremsal, Björn Dahlem, Christopher Roth*, Constanze Haas, Cosima von Bonin, Isa Melsheimer, Joel Tauber, Lisa Seebach, Manfred Holtfrerich, Manfred Pernice, Paul Hance, Reena Saini Kallat, Roman Moriceau, and terra0.
*presents: Anne Tismer, Dieter Meier, Joseph Beuys, Lothar Baumgarten, Marcus Coates and Paul Klee