About Müller Josh 1–5

Müller Josh 1–5 (2014) is a self-published artist's book developed collaboratively by artist Josh Müller (DE/AT) and typographer Nik Thoenen (CH/AT). The project contains documentary material from five individual bodies of work, however without providing an overview — nor a review — of Müller's artwork. While two of the five slim volumes expand on or parallel to existing works, the other three elaborate on non-shown long-term documentary and archival projects from 2001-2013. As a whole, the book engages with the generation of narrative. Far from being a fragmented linear reproduction of existing works, the publication demands montaging as an unbound collage, an exploration of the literary and the visual, enhancing the experiences of cross- and close reading.
A self-published project: a work in the form of a book. Unbound and loose-leafed, an installative work in itself, a tribute to the non-linear character of the five volumes. Essays by Roland Graffé, Lina Morawetz, Gaëlle Obiégly and Axel Stockburger. Printed in an edition of 300 + 50 on Munken paper 70g/m2, perforated and boxed. The fonts Korpus and Areal BL were created by Nik Thoenen and Michael Mischler (Binnenland).


Five-part Artist's Book
Camouflages / The Non–Titled Files / la construction du ciel /
jetzt gleich — soon now / A Face that Turns its Face Away

With essays by
Roland Graffé, Lina Morawetz, Gaëlle Obiégly, Axel Stockburger (German/English/French)
Graphic design Nik Thoenen

Published independently, Vienna 2014
176 pages, 30.5 x 21.5 cm & 32 x 22.5 cm, 115 b/w and 26 colour images

Perforated and boxed
Edition of 300 / 50
56.- / 450.- Euro
ISBN 978-3-200-03371-9



About Josh Müller

Born in Mainz, Germany in 1973, based in Vienna (AT). After graduating in sculpture
at the University of Applied Arts Vienna in 1999 he spent several years living between New York, Berlin and Pietrasanta. His installations, moving and still images, often in the form of long-term projects, occupy an interface between documentation, facts and the creation of an event.
With the self-published project Müller Josh 1–5 (2014) his work recently expanded on the possibilities of a book.
Müller's work has been shown nationally and internationally in solo shows at Galerie Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart, De Chiara Stewart, New York, Kunstbüro, Vienna, and he has participated in group shows, including at Spencer Brownstone, New York, Kunsthalle Wien, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne.
Grants include the State Scholarship for photography from the Federal Chancellery of Austria, the ISCP studio residency, New York and state stipends for artistic photography in New York and Rome.






Salon für Kunstbuch, Wien
Salon für Kunstbuch, 21er Haus, Wien
Buchhandlung Walther König, Wien
Kunstgriff, Zürich
Lehrerzimmer, Bern


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