The Shop: Books, Art and Pretty Things

The artworks, the atmosphere, the joy, the interesting and the special can also be taken home – on paper. In close cooperation with the respective artist, we produce elaborate catalogs and artist books, which are as individual in form and content as the corresponding artworks themselves. You can find more details about the layout, authors and texts below under the individual title.
In keeping with the Municipal Art Collection, which specializes in multiplied art, some artists also produce graphics or multiples so that we can offer them to visitors to Kunstpalais. So far, one of a kind 3D-printed sculptures by Florian Meisenberg, a cap with LED lights by Alona Rodeh, and prints by Grace Weaver and Vivian Greven are available here.
People who like art also like to surround themselves with beautiful things, as we know from our own experience. That’s exactly the reason why Kunstpalais has a curator-curated museum store with jazzy, eye-catching, unconventional things that we’d like to own ourselves or would love to give as gifts: Jewelry made from laser-cut Plexiglas or crocheted yarn from Japan, England, and Australia, fine leather cooking aprons from the Netherlands, plant planets and gem galaxies from Denmark, special pieces of tableware and vases from ancient times – and whatever else we are able to find.
Our books, prints, and multiples can also be ordered online; everything else can be found exclusively on our store shelves in Kunstpalais until further notice. For urgent repeat orders or desires awakened via our Instagram account – we will gladly try to send you these things as well. 
Purchases with a value of up to 100 EUR will be sent to you on account within Germany. For purchase values over 100 EUR we send the good immediately after receipt of a proof of payment.
Altered States. Substances in Contemporary Art
This catalog was published on the occasion of the exhibition Altered States. Substances in Contemporary Art at Kunstpalais, Erlangen from March 4 until May 21, 2018.

People have always consumed substances for purposes other than nutrition—as a cure, for intoxication, to expand the consciousness, in religious rituals, for self-optimization, in protest, or out of boredom. The changing categorization of a substance—be it as a pharmaceutical, drug, hormone, or doping agent—suggests that this differentiation has little to do with the effects or dangers of a substance. Rather, hidden behind individual stances on substances, you find an entire social history shaped by issues of race, gender, class, and economic interests. This international group show presented twelve artistic positions that approach the topic via photography, video, sculpture, installation, and performance. The exhibition critically questions the societal view and handling of substances, and sheds light on global consequences as well as future potentials.


The text contributions from the interdisciplinary conference examine the topic from the viewpoint of, among others, criminology, psychology, art history, philosophy, neuroscience, and sexology. They enquire about the effects and potentials of various substances, their societal context as well as the associated individual and collective responsibility. The latest (natural) scientific knowledge gets linked to central ethical questions.

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Milena Mercer, Kunstpalais, Stadt Erlangen
Hatje Cantz Verlag
Amely Deiss, Milena Mercer, Malte Kröger, Max Daly, Jan Fährmann, Anna Henkel, Michael Klipphahn, Christian P. Müller, Ina Neddermeyer, Warren Neidich, Katrin H. Preller, Stephan Schleim, Heinz-Jürgen Voß
Daniel García Andujar, Cassils, Rodney Graham, Sidsel Meineche Hansen, Carsten Höller, Joachim Koester, Mary Maggic, Joanna Rajkowska, Thomas Rentmeister, Marten Schech, Jeremy Chaw, Suzanne Treister
Hardcover, 320 pages, 240 illustrations, 19 × 24 cm
40.00 €
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Image of the exhibition catalog "Altered States. Substances in Contemporary Art"