Exchange Variation

Adriana Ramić and Elizaveta Shneyderman

March 2019
36 pages, 8.5 x 5.5. inches
Side-stapled
Printed on Risograph and laser
Edition of 75
12 USD 
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About this book

Exchange Variation is held in a wire rack inside an animal mascot convenience store. Bobby Fischer plays chess in Yugoslavia before and during its collapse. A missing encoded image of Josip Broz Tito was last seen in a furniture factory. 2,400 Belarusian Rubles can buy a reproduction of the 50-year old Крокодил Гена. “For the most long time your playmates could eggs from the other broken pigs from the puddle.” Here is an alphabet. Control of the e-file, and its corresponding outposts supported by the d-pawns (e5 for White, e4 for Black) is paramount. Anyhow, is there a name for this opening and how should Black continue?

About the authors

Adriana Ramić is an artist based in New York. She has had one and two person exhibitions at Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson; Kimberly-Klark, New York, and Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam; and exhibited at Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; New Galerie, Paris; LUMA, Westbau, Zürich,Kunstpalais, Erlangen, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit; among others. Her work has been covered in publications such as Artforum, Flash Art, the New York Times, Rhizome, SFMOMA Open Space, and Wired, and she has spoken at Signal Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö; American Medium, New York, home school, Portland, Yale School of Art, New Haven, and University of the Arts, Helsinki.

Elizaveta Shneyderman is a writer and curator based in New York. Her writing has appeared in Artforum, BOMB Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, and Rhizome, among others. She has curated exhibitions at White Columns Online, Hunter East Harlem Gallery, Fastnet, and Mana Contemporary as part of Rail Curatorial Projects. She is Co-Founder and Editor of Natasha, a magazine of new nonfiction writing.

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