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EXTRA, the book, edited by Marc-Olivier Wahler, 440 pages, full color, price: $39.95
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Sylvie Fleury, From Sprouts. They flourish into twin leaves /
The Persimmon Seeds
, 2002.

With EXTRA, the book, 28 artists have come together, joined by critics, curators and physicists, to expose the depth and complexity of reality in a grand collaboration.

Each artist has contributed an 8 to 12 page original visual essay in full color. These images are complimented by several fascinating texts. David Deutsch and Seth Lloyd, quantum physicists, deliver a passionate round of "Brain Tennis" in their correspondence discussing the concept of multiple universes. Marc-Olivier Wahler's text about gliding through the folds of reality is an intricate companion to his exhibition. The texts of art critic Bob Nickas and several artists (John Giorno, Jutta Koether, Olivier Mosset and Steven Parrino) serve to round out and complete this multilayered collaboration.

with: Virginie Barré, Olivier Blanckart, Olaf Breuning, Stéphane Dafflon, Wim Delvoye, Daniel Firman, Urs Fischer, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Sylvie Fleury, Gelatin, John Giorno, Janine Gordon, Fabrice Gygi, Lori Hersberger, Christian Jankowski, Olivier Mosset, Gianni Motti, Eric Parker, Steven Parrino, Jutta Koether, Bruno Peinado, Ugo Rondinone, Jean-Claude Ruggirello, Stéphane Sautour, Jim Shaw, Roman Signer, Olav Westphalen and Erwin Wurm
published by the Swiss Institute-Contemporary Art (ISBN 1-884692-07-9) and Christoph Merian Verlag,
distributed in North America by D.A.P.
EXTRA, the book and the exhibition were made possible by the generous support of the following:
swisspeaksFESTIVAL, Pro Helvetia, PRS Presence Switzerland, Swiss International Airlines, Swiss World Cargo, Etant Donnés,
Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation, Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Cliff Diver and Transcontainer Transport, Inc.