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Reality Bites: Making Avant-Garde Art in Post-Wall Germany/Kunstnach Dem Mauerfall Sabine Eckmann

Reality Bites: Making Avant-Garde Art in Post-Wall Germany/Kunstnach Dem Mauerfall

Sabine Eckmann

Published May 1st 2007
ISBN : 9783775719063
Paperback
320 pages
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The Berlin Wall fell almost 20 years ago, and since then a generation of artists has come of age in reunified Germany. Reality Bites investigates the effect of that historical context, identifying the new kinds of work that have grown out of it,MoreThe Berlin Wall fell almost 20 years ago, and since then a generation of artists has come of age in reunified Germany. Reality Bites investigates the effect of that historical context, identifying the new kinds of work that have grown out of it, full of strategies and materials borrowed from and referring back to one kind of recent German reality or another, aesthetic exploration of experience in which the themes of reality and history take on increased meaning. This representative selection of about 70 pieces created since 1989 includes work from Franz Ackermann, Kutlug Ataman, Sophie Calle, Tacita Dean, Thomas Demand, Sabine Hornig, Christian Jankowski, Andre Korpys, Markus Loffler, Via Lewandowsky, rude_architecture, Gregor Schneider, Collier Schorr, Wolfgang Tillmans. Among those less known to U.S. audiences are Cosima von Bonin, born in Kenya, who plays curator, critic, DJ and producer in the course of her sometimes risque work- Rudolf Herz, whose Lenin on tour put busts of the great leader on the back of a flatbed and took them on the road- and Renata Stih and Frieder Schnock, whose Places of Remembrance, in Berlins Bavarian Quarter and Bus Stop, Holocaust Memorial project build the citys history into its streetscape.