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.

Save the Data!

The catalog was published on the occasion of the exhibition Save the Data! at Kunstpalais from September 27 until November 22, 2015.

In Erlangen, the city where the development of the MP3-format took a significant step forward, the group exhibition SAVE THE DATA! focuses on the interference of fine art and various forms of memory storage. In what ways do artists use—current and obsolete—digital storage media for their artistic expression und how are the different levels of meaning entangled? What influence does the digitization have on the creation of pictures in photography, film, and sculpture? How are the changes, which happened to storage media within the last years and decades, questioned through artistic processing?
On the one hand, records, Compact Discs and CD-ROMs, but especially music cassettes, diskettes and VHS-tapes disappeared from daily use—on the other hand, this sort of hardware increasingly pops up in museums and galleries. As raw material, they are more and more appealing for artists and the spectator is also excited about a reencounter with this partly very familiar subject and these objects. The once dreaded jammed cassette tape, the rumble of the film projector, the mixtape for the sweetheart, or the image of shelves full of video tapes belong to the past. However, the feelings that are attached to those things, ranging from nostalgia to euphoria, grow and are used deliberately by artists. The hidden content, which is stored in these works of art, but invisible at the same time, adds to the appeal of the presented works.

This catalog is, for the first time, produced in the format of a magazine. It includes an interview with the inventors of the MP3-format, the best movies about data storage devices, and an extensive series of images about the artists and their works.
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Amely Deiss, Kunstpalais, Stadt Erlangen
Sophia Baumann, Elisa Coburger, Amely Deiss, Sarah Lampe, Milena Mercer, Ina Neddermeyer, Anja Rützel, Frédéric Schwilden, Anne Waak, Peter Zwingmann
Hardcover, 208 pages, ca. 21 × 28 cm, german, numerous colored illustrations
12.00 €
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Image of the exhibition catalog "Save the Data!"