When Kunsthaus Zürich invited me to be in a heavenly exhibit called “Fly Me To The Moon”, I sat back, listened to sound from outer space – and remembered a photo series I’ve produced once upon a time at the various Star Cities. The following weeks I tried to recap that very moment when people for the first time left the Earth behind and set off towards the Stars. Scientists – from Galilei to Tsiolkovsky – came to my mind, and formulae, and pictures from cosmic voyages.
The result of this endeavour is “Bring Me To The Stars”. Eight photographs, with annotations in the margins, elucidatory or lunatic, a fusion of dreams and reality.
Thanks to my wonderful supporters, I’m ready to announce the arrival of a new artist’s book. I’ve called it a “Thoughtbook”. It’s full of inspiration. With plenty of empty pages, it invites to draw and to write down thoughts of all kinds. I’ve carefully “curated” fourteen of my favorite works into this book, and two big essays by curators whom I really admire.
“Thoughtbook” appears in a signed and numbered limited edition of 500.
A book launch cocktail in Vienna is scheduled for January 12, 6–9 pm. Location: the brand-new Graetzlhotel at Belvederegasse 26 (directions: here). Menu: Rauch Juicebar Yoga Relax, Stoli Mule, Sizzling Spices Cinnamon Kisses, De Beukelaer Creamy Cookies Bakery, Ethical Coffee, and more…
Lena Lapschina: “Thoughtbook”. 168 pages, 14.8 x 21 cm. With essays by Cathérine Hug and Matt Bowman. Includes 14 works by Lena Lapschina: Money Love, Void, Art is …, Paradise total, Do You Really Need It?, Art-Free Territory, Und plötzlich war es wieder da, C-Level, Stuff, Curators’ Water, Propaganda, Girls wanted, Yes/No, Back On Tuesday.