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Philipp Timischl
They were treating me like an object. As if I were some sextoy or shit. I don’t wanna see them again.

Catalogue, 2015
14.5 × 20.5cm, 111 pages 

14.5 × 20.5cm
111 pages
Illustrations in color

Edited by:
Felix Gaudlitz; Alexander Nussbaumer; Sandro Droschl, Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien, 2015

Concept and idea:
Felix Gaudlitz, Alexander Nussbaumer, Philipp Timischl

Graphic design:
Alexander Nussbaumer

Print and binding:
Theiss GmbH

saxpublishers, Wien


This publication has been supported by Aaron Bogart, Alexander Jäger, Amelie von Wulffen, Anette Freudenberger, Anne Speier, Aurelien Duboc, Ben Loeffler, Charles Teyssou, Christian Kobald, Cory Scozzari, Daphne Ahlers, Elise Lammer, Emanuel Layr, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Helga Droschl, Ivan Pérard, Jakob Braeuer, Janus Høm, Jessica Silverman, Johanna Braun, Julie Boukobza, Laurent Gaveau, Lucia Stamati, Lucie Stahl, Mads Westrup, Mark Dickenson, Markus Krennmayr, Martin Lenikus, Martyn Reynolds, Min Yoon, Oliver Evans, Oswald Seitinger, Pierre Caessa, Pierre-Alexandre Mateos, Rachel Williams, Rasmus Myrup, Roland Gaberz, Sebastiaan Pieter Groenen, Severin Dünser, Signe Rose, Simon Castets, Simon Delacroix, Sixtine Fabre, Sonja Dunkl, Stefanie Sargnagel, Tenzing Barshee, Will Benedict, Yilmaz Dziewior

26.00 €

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The publication has been published on the occasion of the exhibition Philipp Timischl: They were treating me like an object. As if I were some sextoy or shit. I don’t wanna see them again (12.6.20141.22.2015) at Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien.

Despite its special manufacture, and the fact that selected works from recent years have been reworked, it is not really a resume of Timischl’s work up till now. Rather, it expands upon individual projects, giving them – similar to the exhibition – a voice of their own. With his show, Philipp Timischl explored the process of questioning the critique of representation amid a media-saturated society, the traps involved in inquiring into identity and its constructions, or the adequate production of art by the next generation in an astonishingly relaxed and productive way. Rather than displaying autonomous objects, Timischl presents a pool of information. He reveals the process of conceiving and producing an exhibition, bringing all of the elements together onto one equal level by using printed banners hanging evenly throughout the space, fog machines, and a commissioned soundtrack.

Philipp Timischl: They were treating me like an object. As if I were some sextoy or shit. I don't wanna see them again.

Participating artists

Philipp Timischl

*1989 Graz, lives in Vienna

studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and at the Städelschule in Frankfurt. In 2012 he founded the HHDM showroom together with Daphne Ahlers and Roland M. Gaberz in Vienna. His works has been shown at the Kunsthalle Bern (2019), Secession, Vienna (2018), Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg (2016) and 21er Haus, Vienna (2013).