Since 2001 Prinz Gholam have been dealing with the self and the body as cultural constructs in their performative work. In the actions they perform together, the two artists succeed in revealing and breaking through the postures of our iconographic heritage that are consciously or unconsciously inscribed in us. Their artistic practice is laid out in this artist’s book—which follows in the spirit of the self-published booklets that Prinz Gholam have printed in recent years. It can be seen in a sequence of images that runs through a selection of performances from the last fifteen years, including the work they did for documenta 14. Writers Rawi Hage and Madeleine Thien also offer a personal take on the work of the German Lebanese artist duo.
Prinz Gholam (founded in 2001) is a German/Lebanese artist duo consisting of Wolfgang Prinz (b. 1969, Leutkirch) and Michel Gholam (b. 1963, Beirut). Both are performance and video artists living in Berlin.