Compiled by Christoph Keller

KIOSK: Modes of Multiplication

11 May — 03 Jun 2006

After spending five weeks at ARTSPACE in Auckland, its first New Zealand destination and its first stop outside Europe, The Physics Room is pleased to introduce KIOSK- Modes of Multiplication to Christchurch.

KIOSK is a traveling archive of independent publishing projects on contemporary art. Continually growing, the non-representational and informative collection currently comprises over 4000 publications of artists’ books, periodicals, video and audio labels. The archive presents a worldwide selection of contemporary art publications which are available to browse through, making it a significant resource for students, lecturers, arts practitioners and the public.

Organised and compiled by Christoph Keller, the founder and former director of Revolver - Archiv für aktuelle Kunst in Frankfurt, the archive illuminates the possibilities of alternative publishing and distribution. KIOSK focuses on the ideas, motivation and strategies behind developing art projects in and beyond the printed form. The exhibition will provide a forum for discussion on ideas and methods of independent publishing on a more local level. At each destination KIOSK takes on a new appearance, The Physics Room has invited Christchurch-based artist Robert Hood to develop an environment in which the collection will be displayed.

The most recent of the previous fifteen stops of the traveling archive include ICA, London; the 9th Istanbul Biennial; KW Institute of Contemporary Art, Berlin; and Witte de Witte, Rotterdam. From The Physics Room the KIOSK travels to the Emily Carr Institute in Vancouver, Canada.

An ARTSPACE touring exhibition with support from Creative New Zealand