Editors: Annette Rupp, Villa Aurora
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Release-Date: June 2015
Format: 20 x 25 cm
Features: 128 pages, approx. 70 color images, hardcover
Language: German / English
ISBN: 978-3-95476-111-1
Catalog Price: €29.90 / $45.00 / £27.50

The catalog is available here.

About This Book

Hollywood and Silicon Valley, palm trees and blue skies—California, to many, is the “Land of Milk and Honey,” and Villa Aurora is a very Californian place. It became Marta and Lion Feuchtwanger’s home in exile and a meeting spot for European intellectuals in the 1940s. Now an artists’ residence, the villa stands for much more than “California dreaming.”

Villa Aurora celebrates its twentieth anniversary with an exhibition and accompanying book titled “Checkpoint California.” Organized in collaboration with Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, the project presents work by nine Villa Aurora fellows—Nairy Baghramian, Rosa Barba, Peggy Buth, Sabine Hornig, Christian Jankowski, Michael Just, Philipp Lachenmann, Albrecht Schäfer, and Thomas Struth—that unfold experiences of transit and exile, transatlantic differences and contradictions.

The art is discussed in essays by the curators Hans-Jörg Clement, Alexandra von Stosch, and Laurence Rickels and contributions by additional authors.