October 14, 2008

A Pie Bible by M+M

Presentation of "Pie Bible" by M+M at the Frankfurter Buchmesse, Stand of Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg

Frankfurt Book Fair, Halle 4.1 M 107, Oct. 16, 2008, 2-3 pm.

With the “Pie Bible” the artistic duo M+M turns a fictitious book from the US movie “American Pie” into reality: a continually growing collection of experiences, tips and impressions with regard to love and sexuality. In the movie the book circulates at a high school. It is passed on from year to year to one selected, “worthy” pupil, who can add his own entry to it.

For the “Pie Bible” M+M asked selected artists to reveal personal experiences, ingenious techniques and fantasies that lead to secret areas of the world of sensual lust and erotic abysses, because according to society’s general impression, artists are regarded as experts when it comes to en sexual experiences and initiation rites. The idea was to approach the subject as directly as possible, as in a letter to a close friend. The entries published range from texts to collages, drawings and photos with hand-written commentaries. The, in part, extremely intimate entries are not allocated directly to a specific artist. Only at the end of the book can they be encrypted by means of a concealed list. This erotic compendium is printed in what is almost facsimile style.

With contributions by:

Gerd and Uwe Tobias, Richard Phillips, Shelly Silver, Sands Murray-Wassink, Emanuelle Antille, Birgit Brenner, John Isaacs, Marc Aschenbrenner, Stefanie Trojan, Cuoghi e Corsello, Ragnar Kjartansson, Olaf Breuning, Sue de Beer, Cesare Pietroiusti, Tina Bara, Thomas Palme, Wilfried Hoppe, Evil Knievel, Stefan Panhans, OLGA, Inna Levinson, Ralf Ziervogel, Sabine Gross, Noritoshi Hirakawa, Michael Kalmbach, Lia Anna Hennig, Alfredo Barsuglia, Julia Kissina, Lilli & Lola, Jonathan Meese, Heike Mutter & Ulrich Genth, Katja Eckert, Peter Land, Alexander Laner, Aneta Steck, Stefan Wissel, Via Lewandowsky, Chicks on Speed, Thomas Steffl, Frances Scholz, Benjamin Bergmann, Dellbrügge & de Moll, Madeleine Berkhemer, Tobias Rehberger, Atelier van Lieshout, Giancarlo Norese, Miguel Rothschild, Carlos De los Rios, Jeanne Faust, Anna Gaskell, Katarina Maciunas, Monika Leitner u. Khalid Nuhu Mohammadu, Peter Sauerer, Bülent Kullukcu, Martin Fengel, Johannes Wohnseifer, Tobias Zielony / Laetitia Gendre.