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The Artists' book 'common sense'

This article deals with the artists' book Common Sense, an almanac published by Ulrich Tarlatt and Jörg Kowalski (Bernburg/Halle) in 1989 for the first time and since then appearing regularly in the Edition Augenweide once a year around Christmas. It contains texts by both famous and unknown authors and high-quality pictures (original drawings, graphic works etc.) by mostly young artists. With more than 140 participants so far from all over the world, this almanac has become the centre of the literary and artistic avant-garde in the new Germany. Half of the 75 copies published are given to the participants, the other half is purchased by private collectors and specialist libraries like the Staatsbibliothek München, CentrePompidou, Ford Foundation etc.

Reinhard Grüner