BOOK PRESENTATION & ARTIST TALK

The Book of Record of the Palm Capsule

Tue, 22.09.2020 7.00 pm

MAK – Museum of Applied Arts

The Book of Record of the Palm Capsule
Welcome adress
Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, General Director, MAK
 
Artist Talk
Christian Kosmas Mayer, author, with Bärbel Vischer, Curator MAK Contemporary Art Collection
 
Among the millions of palm trees in Los Angeles, there is one whose extraordinary life history makes it unique. The Exposition Park Palm has been a silent witness of LA’s transformation from the pueblo of the city’s early years to the megalopolis of today. During these 170 years, it has been replanted three times, thus assuring its survival in this constantly evolving city—whose oldest palm tree it remains to this day. When in the year 2115 a time capsule—containing artistic and scientific artefacts inspired by the palm tree and its history—is excavated at its current location and opened, the tree itself will long have disappeared and been forgotten. This book is the official documentation of the Palm Capsule, buried by Christian Kosmas Mayer in 2015.

The Book of Record of the Palm Capsule; published by Christian Kosmas Mayer
With texts by Andrew Berardini and Geoff Tuck; graphics: Astrid Seme; 116 pages; language: English; Mark Pezinger Verlag; ISBN: 978-3-903353-00-8
 

PLEASE NOTE

Please register for the event.
 
Free admission for MAK ticketholders
Every Tuesday 6–9 p.m. Admission only € 6
 
A mask covering mouth and nose must be worn during the entire visit to the museum. This includes for the duration of the book presentation.
 
 
Welcome adress
Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, General Director, MAK
 
Artist Talk
Christian Kosmas Mayer, author, with Bärbel Vischer, Curator MAK Contemporary Art Collection
 
Among the millions of palm trees in Los Angeles, there is one whose extraordinary life history makes it unique. The Exposition Park Palm has been a silent witness of LA’s transformation from the pueblo of the city’s early years to the megalopolis of today. During these 170 years, it has been replanted three times, thus assuring its survival in this constantly evolving city—whose oldest palm tree it remains to this day. When in the year 2115 a time capsule—containing artistic and scientific artefacts inspired by the palm tree and its history—is excavated at its current location and opened, the tree itself will long have disappeared and been forgotten. This book is the official documentation of the Palm Capsule, buried by Christian Kosmas Mayer in 2015.

The Book of Record of the Palm Capsule; published by Christian Kosmas Mayer
With texts by Andrew Berardini and Geoff Tuck; graphics: Astrid Seme; 116 pages; language: English; Mark Pezinger Verlag; ISBN: 978-3-903353-00-8
 

PLEASE NOTE

Please register for the event.
 
Free admission for MAK ticketholders
Every Tuesday 6–9 p.m. Admission only € 6
 
A mask covering mouth and nose must be worn during the entire visit to the museum. This includes for the duration of the book presentation.
 
 
Free admission for MAK ticketholders
Every Tuesday 6–9 p.m. Admission only € 6