Book launch: We All Laughed at Christopher Columbus

1 June 2007

Following exhibitions at Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam and Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, the third presentation formed under the title 'We all Laughed at Christopher Columbus', is realized in the form of a publication. Again several artists, selected by curators Krist Gruijthuijsen and November Paynter, reflect on historical events, this time in print. The result of this trilogy is a series of connected chapters which each individually form a subjective and artistic statement of a past event. The book will be presented in the Turkish pavilion at the Venice Biënnale on June 9.

We All Laughed at Christopher Columbus contains visual and written contributions by: Mieke Bal, Matthew Buckingham, Jeremiah Day, Omer Fast, Leyla Gediz, Runo Lagomarsino, Deimantas Narkevicius and Florian Wüst. Design: Roosje Klap.

Made possible by: Platform Garanti Istanbul, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam and the Mondriaan Foundation

At the Venice Biënnale

9 June, 4 p.m., Turkish Pavilion