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Shaking the plums, (Tim)
Shaking the plums, (Tim)
Shaking the plums, (Tim)
Shaking the plums, (Tim)
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Shaking the plums, (Tim)

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'Right after the death of my distant relative Ralf I was allowed to browse through his collection of books and ephemera. He was a passionate collector of works by Joseph Beuys and other artists like Günther Uecker or A.R. Penck. His library was a treasure trove for me. In addition he was particularly interested in esoteric and spiritual subjects. His rooms was filled with "adder stones" (a stone with a naturally occurring hole through it). These "Hühnergötter" (as you call them in Germany) lay all over the floor, in corners, on the windowsills, on the deposit in his bathroom...just everywhere! Entering the kitchen I realized an installation of framed pictures on a wall, grouped around a mirror. Cutouts in various shapes from different magazines put up individually in cheap frames, showing people giving thumbs up to the viewer...

Reminded of an old german nursery rhyme, that goes: "Das ist der Daumen, der schüttelt die Pflaumen..." ("This is the thumb, he's shaking the plums...") I decided to show the collection. The publication comes with some plum-related material for your fruity pleasure.' 

- Tim G

TBOOKS was founded in March 2010 by Cologne-based artist Tim G. Totally dedicated to the artists’ publication as an alternative form of exhibition, TBOOKS offers a platform for “the little paperproject”.

TBOOKS COLOGNE publishes short-run artists’ books and limited edition zines. Since 2022, the publication practice of TBOOKS COLOGNE has focused on a series called TPAPER. The project is based on the Art & Projects Bulletins and deals with art about art as well as more conceptual approaches.The TPAPER is usually distributed by snail mail.

Edition of 30

32 pages
145 × 210 mm




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