OUTSIDE BEFORE BEYOND is the first comprehensive monograph on Alicia Frankovich, one of New Zealand’s most significant mid-career artists. The publication documents the artist’s major works and projects between 2016 and 2019, beginning with the performance World Is Home Planet (Basel, 2016) and continuing with the temporal exhibition experience OUTSIDE BEFORE BEYOND (Düsseldorf, 2017), the performances Twins and Lovers (Düsseldorf/Glarus, 2017) and Atlas of the Living World (Amsterdam, 2017/Melbourne, 2018), the billboard series After Blue Marble (Bregenz, 2018) and the solo exhibitions Exoplanets (Melbourne, 2018) and Microchimerism (Auckland, 2019).

Edited by Eva Birkenstock and published by Koenig Books, London, the bilingual monograph (German/English) is a substantial contribution to the theoretical and art historical contextualisation of the artist’s multidisciplinary and performative practice. Alongside numerous colour illustrations, scripts and choreographic notes, newly commissioned texts by authors, cultural theorists and curators Karen Archey, Eva Birkenstock, Rosi Braidotti, Daniel Falb and Hannah Mathews provide insight into the artist’s engagements with performance, notions of the public, our entangled planetary existence and discourses of posthumanism.

This publication has been published subsequent to Alicia Frankovich’s solo exhibitions at the Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, and Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), Melbourne, in 2017 and 2018 respectively.

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291 pages, softcover, 27 x 20 cm, colour, German and English
Texts: Karen Archey, Rosi Braidotti, Daniel Falb, Eva Birkenstock and Hannah Mathews
Editor: Eva Birkenstock
Design: Dan Solbach
Edition: 900
Year: 2020
ISBN: 978-3-96098-770-3
Published by: Koenig Books, London
Distribution: Germany, Austria, Switzerland / Europe (Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne), UK & Ireland (Cornerhouse Publications Ltd), outside Europe (D.A.P. / Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.) and Australia (MUMA)


This publication was supported by Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf, Stadtwerke Düsseldorf, Creative New Zealand and Starkwhite.


Publication photography courtesy of Alicia Frankovich

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