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Thinking Searching Waiting

Exhibition Catalogue

Through her drawings, Efimija Topolski conveys archaic and existential experiences between conception and death. To be able to share the experiences with her through the Basel exhibition “From intimate to public” is at once intimate and public. As the intimate merges into the public, the two are no longer marked by contrast but by connection.


Efimija Topolski’s works are two- dimensional, they are not non-relational pieces of art, but representational or abstract depictions of a felt world, so can only indirectly be compared to these sculptures. However, they, too, demand the immediate engagement of the beholder by revealing deep emotions: the resignation of the captive animal, its vulnerability, its bristling anger, its loneliness and longing for contact, but also its hope, its curiosity and its joywhen it feels free. It’s not expression in the expressionist sense, in which the artists show themselves, but rather an expression of the animals’ feelings which challenges us to make a connection through them to our own inner worlds. We are all familiar with these existential feelings from our own experiences. And so the animals lead us to face ourselves. In these archaic and existential feelings, we find both humans and animals, and often also plants.


Quotations from Denise Ellenberger’s Catalogye esey: The Intimate and the Public, The exhibition Thinking Searching Waiting by Efimija Topolski

Title:
Thinking, Searching, Waiting, Exposition Catalogue

Text:
Denise Ellenberger: The Intimate and the Public, Biography; Theo Schäfer: Thinking, Searching, Waiting

Languages:
English, German

Translation:
Intimität und Öffentlichkeit; Biografie, Sophie Debrunner Hall, edited, Rebecca Morton
Lyrics, p. 134, Igor Cvijanović, Denise Ellenberger

Edition:
May 2018, 1st edition, 200

Number of pages: 136

Format: 22 x 17cm

Paper: GardaPat Klassica (1st edition), 150gr

Photography: Vlada Popović, Dragan Nenadović (p. 126, 129)

Book Cover Drawings: Efimija Topolski

Design and Concept: Dragana Radivojević

Print: Alta Nova, Belgrade 2018

ISBN 978-3-907135-00-6

Price: CHF 32

Orders are welcome and to be directed to the address under Contact.

Swiss law is applicable (under exclusion of Vienne sales law).
Exclusive place of jurisdiction is Basel (Switzerland).

2018 All rights reserved

THINKING SEARCHING WAITING MISLIM TRAŽIM ČEKAM

Serbian translation of the exhibition catalogue

Serbian translation of the exhibition catalogue “Thinking Searching Waiting”, issued in May 2018, in the German along with English translation, on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition of Efimija Topolski that was held in Basel. Exhibition was curated by DS art, Binningen and within the project „From Intimate to Public“. Publication includes: introduction text by Theo Schäfer, Thinking, Searching, Waiting, catalog essay by Denise Ellenberger, The Intimate and the Public, biography and bibliography of Efimija Topolski.


U izvrsnom prevodu sa nemačkog Bojane Denić, kao zasebno izdanje objavljeni su tekstovi kataloga “Thinking Searching Waiting”, izdatog maja 2018. na nemačkom jeziku uporedo sa engleskim prevodom, povodom istoimene bazelske izložbe Efimije Topolski (u organizaciji DS art i u okviru kuratorskog koncepta Od intimnog ka javnom). U dodatku: biografija i bibliografija Efimije Topolski. Ćirilično pismo.


Title:
Thinking Searching Waiting
serbian translation of the exhibition catalogue / prevod kataloga

Publisher:
Dušan D. Stefanović

Editor:
Dragana Radivojević

Text:
Theo Schäfer: THINKING SEARCHING WAITING (introduction text); Denise Ellenberger: The Intimate and the Public (catalogue essay), dsbooks: biography and bibliography of Efimija Topolski /Teo Šefer, MISLIM TRAŽIM ČEKAM (uvodni tekst); Deniz Elenberger, INTIMNO I JAVNO, o izložbi Mislim Tražim Čekam Efimije Topolski (kataloški esej), kratka biografija; dsbooks: biografija i bibliografija Efimije Topolski

Translation:
Bojana Denić

Editing:
Marija Lazović

Language:
Serbian (Cyrillic)

Edition:
2019, 1st edition, 150

Number of pages: 48

Format: 22 x 17cm

Paper: GardaPat Klassica (1st edition), 150gr

Photography: Vlada Popović, Dragan Nenadović (p. 126, 129)

Book Cover Drawings: Efimija Topolski

Design and Concept: Dragana Radivojević

Print: Alta Nova, Belgrade 2019

ISBN 978-3-907135-01-3

Price: CHF 12

Orders are welcome and to be directed to the address under Contact.

Swiss law is applicable (under exclusion of Vienne sales law).
Exclusive place of jurisdiction is Basel (Switzerland).

2018 All rights reserved

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