TARWUK, "Conceived for the Stage"

White Cube Editions

October 17, 2023

Published to coincide with TARWUK’s solo exhibition at White Cube Paris (October – December 2023), this large format artist book serves as both a guide and a libretto for the exhibition. Printed in risograph, the artist book features illustrations by TARWUK alongside black-and-white documentation of the artists’ private performances, or ‘Moon Sessions’.

The publication includes an essay by Elizaveta Alexandrovna Shneyderman, who explores the entangled hybridity of the artists’ work, as well as a libretto written with the guidance of Fetva, a Moldovan psychoanalyst and Parisian DJ. This artist book offers a distinctive insight on TARWUK’s interdisciplinary practice, demonstrating a commitment to collaboration and a studious interest in the artifice and narrative potential of theatre. Each copy of the artist book is signed by TARWUK and includes a drawing by the artists.

Designed by Timur Akhmetov
Text by Elizaveta Alexandrovna Shneyderman, Fetva and TARWUK

Printed by Drucken3000, Berlin
330 x 255 mm, softback
24 pages, 34 illustrations
ISBN 978-9-535075-10-3