Kapielskis Buch-, Flach- und Krachwaren

Cabinet Exhibition at the Centre for Artists' Publications

17.05.2019 - 01.09.2019

The exhibition presents an overview of the published works of the Berlin artist, writer and musician Thomas Kapielski (born 1951), with artists’ books from “Bestwerliner Tunkfurm” (1984) to “Leuchten. A- und So-phorismen” (2016). His reflections on daily life and on art are exceptionally comical, critical and philosophical, precise and accurate in word and image. His acoustic and musical work will also be presented. Among his other activities, Kapielski is an active member of the Original Oberkreuzberg Nose Flute Orchestra.
Kapielski studied Geography, Philology and Philosophy at the Freie Universität Berlin. He taught at art academies and literature institutes. From 1998 to 2004 he was guest lecturer in Performance at the Academy of Fine Arts in Braunschweig. He held numerous readings and slide shows and took part in concerts and theatre performances. His distinctions include the Preis der Literaturhäuser (Literature Houses Prize) (2010), the Kasseler Literaturpreis für grotesken Humor (Kassel Literature Prize for Grotesque Humour) (2011) and the Sondermann-Preis für komische Kunst (Sondermann Prize for Comical Art) (2016).