Günther Selichar: The Double You Series

We would like to invite you to the book presentation of Günther Selichar: The Double You Series at the Vienna Secession on Wednesday, January 25.


Besides the art publications of Mr. Günther Selichar, you will have the opportunity to see other art publications on SALZER PAPER.

We will also reveal the secret of how SALZER PAPER – known all over Europe as the manufacturer of book papers – then devoted itself to art years ago.


Below you will find the program for this evening.


Book Presentation
Wiener Secession


Wednesday, January 25th, 2023, 7 pm




Kerstin Stremmel:
Curator and head of the collection of photography and media arts, Museum der Moderne Salzburg


Reinhard Braun:
until the end of 2022 artistic director of Camera Austria and curator ot the exhibtion “SUB | TEXTS”, since 2023 independent author and curator, Graz


Silvia Jaklitsch:
Managing director and publisher & head of program & editing, Vienna


Florian Lamm:
Designer and typographer, Berlin


Erika Pfaffinger:
Sales manager graphic papers, Salzer Papier, St. Pölten


Harald Egger:
CEO sales, Salzer Papier, St. Pölten


Günther Selichar:
Artist, Vienna



For the book presentation please use the side entrance at the back of the building.

Vereinigung bildender Künstler*innen Wiener Secession

Friedrichstraße 12, 1010 Wien


+43 1 587 53 07


Günther Selichar: The Double You Series


Edited by:
Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Austria und/and Stadt Gera, Kunstsammlung Gera, Germany
Concept: Günther Selichar, Florian Lamm
Text by: Kerstin Stremmel
Copy Editing and Translation: Gerrit Jackson
Design: Lamm & Kirch, Florian Lamm, Caspar Reuss
Paper: Salzer Eos 80g/m2 1,75Vol und Profi Gloss 250g/m2
Printed by: DZA, Druckerei zu Altenburg GmbH
Production Management: VfmK Verlag für moderne Kunst GmbH
ISBN 978-3-903439-76-4
292 pages



The Double You Series is based on the eponymous body of works that Günther Selichar created in 2020 -2022. Instead of text, the artist’s book contains pictures of words: color images of four different screens with varying pixel shapes and scans from a variety of printed publications featuring diverse fonts. They spell the questions “Who?”, “What?”, “Where?” “When?” and “Why?”, which guide journalists investigations and structure their output. With his text images, the media artist and theorist draws a line from early printed mass-media reproductions to texts on screens. The book prompts us to reflect on facts, which have lately often been supplanted by narratives.


Published on the occasion of the following exhibitions:


Günther Selichar – Schirmherrschaft
Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Mönchsberg,  26. 11.  2022 – 12. 3.  2023
Kunstsammlung Gera,  6. 4. — 11. 6. 2023