Current exhibition

THE GROUP

The Shadow Ring
Filmgruppe West
hobbypopMuseum
New Theater

April 9th – June 6th

We looked at each other for what seemed like a long time, and then he said: “We might as well try.” Over the years, we had grown a little wary of one another, and by this point it was getting almost monotonous. Irony, impatience, and autocritique, all the things which had set us apart, were beginning to wear off. Maybe there was just too much to say, or rather to think about.

Workshop’s debut album was playing in the background. Open Ocean Jam, Navajo Blanket, Adolescence. “It’s maybe not the music that makes it work here for me that much, but the brilliant approach of thinking people towards being a pop group”, writes Francia Gimble Masters, a fictional spokesperson for the band, on the backcover. A band as a band, a group as a group, and their vicissitudes.

“I’m some songs” was the title of the last record by British band The Shadow Ring. Six years later they published an anthology and called it “Life Review (1993-2003)”. In “Aus Lauter Haut”, the 2001 film by Cologne-based Filmgruppe West, a self-styled Dutch radio journalist asks the members if it is at all possible for other people to relate to the group and gets confused mumbling for an answer. Hobbypop museum from Düsseldorf couldn’t care less: “thus pass our days, whilst one thing adds to another”. At New Theater, in Berlin, scripts, directions, and decors can only exist as a collective and collaborative effort, and the audience plays no small part.

“Collaboration and collectivity may be words from the last century”, she said to her later that night. I have no more sense of what we might do to get on in this world than I had when I entered the group some years ago. I am still adjusting. We might linger on for years.

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Paraguay Press

Paraguay Press is the publishing house of castillo/corrales. Browse the catalogue of our publications since 2009 and purchase them online. Read more about our series The Social Life of the Book and castillo/corrales today online.

NEW TITLES

LOVE YOUR PARASITES (BAROQUE EDITION)
Edited by Camilla Wills

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AFTER DARK (The Provence Summer Reader)

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HISTORY AND LOVE, PLEASURE AND TIME
TODAY#8 by Martin Beck

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SLOB #6 – THE LIBRARY OF HELEN CHADWICK (2015)
Will Holder

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MANGELOS

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SLOB #5 – Die Toilette (2014)
Jon Bywater, Louise Menzies and Marnie Slater (after Chris Kraus)

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PENSÉE NOMADE, CHOSE IMPRIMÉE. Histoire d’un atelier nomade de l’Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux, 1989-2013

By Michel Aphesbero & Danielle Colomine (4Taxis) and Jean Calens. With texts by Yann Chateigné, Thomas Lawson, Lili Reynaud Dewar, Pedro G Romero, and Ralph Rugoff.

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SLOR #2 – METAL IDEAS

Edited by Felicia von Zweigbergk with texts by Felicia von Zweigbergk, Pieter Kock (DJ Peacock), Janine Armin, and Ärkan Nordin.

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A BOOK ABOUT – WHAT’S MORE TO LIFE THAN BOOKS

Co-published with Publication Studio and Art Metropole
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SLOB #4 – KINÉSIQUE DE LA PAGE (2013)
Avigail Moss


Maintenant disponible en français.
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Section 7 Books

Section 7 Books is castillo/corrales’ bookshop. Installed in the back space of the gallery, it is open on regular hours: 2pm to 7pm, Wednesday through Saturday.
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Wes, McGinty, Black New Lovers Series (Badlands Unlimited)

Richard Aldrich Oh, spider-man; to be so Fair (abyss printing)

Sophie Berrebi The Shape of Evidence (Valiz)

Gregg Bordowitz Taking Voice Lessons (If I Can’t Dance)

Klingan, Sepahvdan, a.o. Textures of the Anthropocene (MIT Press)

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