Hollis Frampton: ADSVMVS ABSVMVS

Anne Breimaier, Matthias Gründig (Ed.)
Hollis Frampton: ADSVMVS ABSVMVS, in memory of Hollis William Frampton, Sr., 1913–1980, abest
Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen, 2021
Folkwang Edition | Book 007

192 pages, 18 color illustrations
softcover, 15 × 24 cm

The book can be obtained via the order form of the university's own Folkwang Shop. All revenues are used exclusively to increase the number of copies.

An e-book is available free of charge at arthistoricum.net.

The publication, edited by Anne Breimaier and Matthias Gründig, documents the first European solo presentation of conceptual photography by US-American artist and art critic Hollis Frampton (1936–1984) at UG im Folkwang, Essen, in 2018. Known primarily as a filmmaker, two years before his passing Frampton created »ADSVMVS ABSVMVS, in memory of Hollis William Frampton, Sr., 1913–1980, abest«. The work consists of 14 color photographs and an exhibition brochure. It is addressed by the texts in this volume as a collection of individual images and an installation, situating »ADSVMVS ABSVMVS« within the history and theory of art, photography and exhibition making. The book features reproductions of Frampton’s eleventh edition of »ADSVMVS ABSVMVS« as well as a re-design of his exhibition brochure and installation views in Essen. The exhibition and the catalog resulted from a collaboration between Freie Universität Berlin and Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen.

With contributions by Mark Baranovskiy, Niklas Baumberger, Anne Breimaier, Elena Bonometti, Pilar Caballero Alvarez, Francesco Gianni Consentino, Joshua Eckstein, Matthias Gründig, Max Hytrek, Raphael Janzer, Xiaole Ju, Jonas Kamm, Veronika Kurnosova, Gregor Lietzau, Anastasia Ekatherina Luck, David Richard Müller, Duc-Vinh Nguyen, Franca Maisha Oettli, Agnesa Schmudke, Cora Straßburg, Diana Toporkova, Céline van de Velde and Elsa Wehmeier. Prefaces by Karin Gludovatz (Freie Universität Berlin) and Elke Seeger (Folkwang Universität der Künste, Essen). Design: Malte Lambert.

The exhibition, design, and printing of the catalog were made possible by funding from the Ernst Reuter Association of Friends, Supporters, and Alumni of Freie Universität Berlin e.V., Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen, the Society of Friends and Sponsors of Folkwang University of the Arts e.V., and a donation from Charles Sims.

Images © The Estate of Hollis Frampton