Erik Niedling with Ingo Niermann

Burial of the White Man


Burial of the White Man is a Bildungsroman about the friendship between artist Erik Niedling and writer Ingo Niermann. While in their thirties, they begin collaborating on a series of projects of ever-increasing ambition and scope: a tomb for all humans, a dissident replica of the U.S. Army, a German-Mozambican liberation movement, a ritual of living one year like it’s your last, a transformation of the oldest and most troubled German political party, a global fitness cult … Each failure is answered with an even more outrageous endeavor—culminating in the burial not only of themselves, but of the entire subspecies of the white man.

Burial of the White Man is an autofiction by Erik Niedling, interpolated by manifestos and proposals by Ingo Niermann and expanded by Austrian-American poet Ann Cotten and German novelist Jakob Nolte. The third volume of the Future of Art series, the book accompanies Erik Niedling’s web series, →Pyramid Mountain: A Video Diary.

Erik Niedling with Ingo Niermann: Burial of the White Man
With contributions by Ann Cotton & Jakob Nolte
April 2019, English
12.5 x 19 cm, 288 pages, 81 b/w ill., softcover
Design by Judith Banham
Published by →Sternberg Press



Book Launch with Erik Niedling and Ingo Niermann
Sunday, April 27, 3pm
Richard Wagner Monument
10785 Berlin, Germany

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Book Launch & 2nd Anniversary: Seizure of Pyramid Mountain
Wednesday, May 8, 12pm
Kleiner Gleichberg
Top of the Mountain 
98630 Römhild, Germany
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Book Launch  & Screening: Pyramid Mountain - A Video Diary 
Saturday, May 18, 3pm
Elisabethstraße 24  
1010 Vienna, Austria  

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Elisabethstr 24, 1010 Vienna