Escape to Berlin: A Travel Memoir

Bilingual edition (English/German)

Author(s): PIPER, Adrian
ISBN13/Barcode: 9783981376340

“Takes on the urgency and melodrama of a psychological thriller” -- The New York Times

“Brilliant and harrowing” -- Artforum

"Brilliantly lucid, entirely engaging, destined to become a classic American memoir” -- Hyperallergic

In 2005 Adrian Piper secretly emigrated from the United States. Several months passed before anyone realized she had disappeared. She resurfaced in Berlin and has lived there ever since. Piper has consistently and firmly refused to return to the U.S. or explain why she left. Many assume it was because she discovered her name on the U.S. Department of Transportation Security’s Suspicious Travelers Watch List. Others point to Wellesley College’s forcible termination of her tenured Full Professorship. Yet others speculate that George W. Bush’s presidency, or American racism, or the invasion of Iraq compelled her to leave. All of these conjectures are groundless. Escape to Berlin: A Travel Memoir is a gripping autobiographical narrative that provides a full account of the facts.

230 x 170 mm
110 full-colour illustrations throughout)


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Adrian Piper (b. 1948) is a first-generation Conceptual artist who started exhibiting her artwork internationally at the age of twenty and received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Harvard University in 1981. She taught philosophy for 30 years. Her two-volume study in Kantian metaethics, Rationality and the Structure of the Self (2013) integrates desire into reason and standard decision theory into classical predicate logic. Her mixed media installation, The Probable Trust Registry, won the Golden Lion Award for Best Artist at the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015.

Piper’s seventh traveling retrospective, Adrian Piper: A Synthesis of Intuitions 1965-2016, will open at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in March 2018.

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ISBN13/Barcode 9783981376340
ISBN10 398137634X
Author PIPER, Adrian
Binding Hardback
Date Published 1 Jan 2018
Frequency No
Report Date N/A
Pages 328
Publisher APRA Foundation Berlin

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