Version: April 20th, 2004
Last Press Release:
Georg Paul Thomann (AC:Collaborative)
Obituary: Prof. Georg Paul Thomann
- OTS/APA, July 21, 2005
- Funeral, July 29, 2005
- Death Announcement
- Funeral Video (.wmv, .mov, embed blip.tv)
The Taiwan Incident (monochrom/A. L. Findeisen 2002/03)
Sao Paulo Biennale 2002:
Info about Thomann Monography:
"Who shot Immanence?"
monochroms Sao Paulo Diary (german)
Maybe of interest for Thomann fans: Tonki Gebauer
"Self-Portrait As A Copied Schilling-Euro Converter"
Paul Thomann, 2001
Carton (40x25 cm)
it possible for a single person to actually represent a whole
country? The Austrian pavillion curator Zdenka Badovinac, found
a creative response to this question by selecting an impossible
artist named Georg P. Thomann [and some friends of him], a complete
invention faked by the Austrian monochrom group. Through the
implementation of this ironic mechanism - even the catalogue
includes the biography of the non-existent artist - both the
curator and the group solved with pure fiction the philosophical
and bureaucratic dilemma usually attached to the system of representation.
(And fiction always is, I definitely believe, the best strategy
art can employ.)"
(Eva Grinstein in "Flash Art", Mai/Juni 2002)
"After all, nearly everyone in Vienna knows that I really
do exist. Anyone who doesn't believe it should come to the Eisenbahn
Café (14 Opernplatz) on Thursday next week at 2pm. I
shall be eating pancakes there and reading the Kronenzeitung
in the presence of a lawyer as a witness. This should be proof
enough of my existence."
(G. P. Thomann, Summer 1994)