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7000 Eichen — documenta. (7000 Oaks — documenta.)

Aspects of an Exhibition of Contemporary Art in German Books

From a ‘dilettantish project’ to the most important modern art exhibition series in the world: Every five years, documenta turns the Hessian city of Kassel into an epicentre of modern art. From the first documenta in 1955 to the documenta of 2017, visitor numbers rose steadily to over one million. Different curator teams and concepts guarantee a lively, international view of contemporary art and social dialogue.

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Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat

At 21 years old, Jean-Michel Basquiat was the youngest artist to participate in the documenta in 1982. He first appeared...

At 21 years old, Jean-Michel Basquiat was the youngest artist to participate in the documenta in 1982. He first appeared on the New York art scene in the late 1970s. As that underground milieu, with its street art, hip-hop, post-punk and DIYfilmmakers, forced itself into the mainstream, his painting attracted a great deal of attention. His collaboration with Andy Warhol began in 1983. When he died at the age of just 27, he was one of the most successful artists of his time.

Publisher:
ISBN:
978-3-8365-8090-8
Author:
Eleanor Nairne
Pages:
512
Price:
€ 20.00
Isa Genzken

Isa Genzken. Werke von 1973 bis 1983

Isa Genzken was represented at the documentas of 1982, 1992 and 2002. She became famous at documenta 7, with her...

Isa Genzken was represented at the documentas of 1982, 1992 and 2002. She became famous at documenta 7, with her ellipsoids and hyperbolos made of colourfully painted wood. This book features sculptures, computer prints, sets of drawings, photography and film. Genzken mixes conceptual approaches with personal themes; many works that initially appear abstract become recognisable at second glance as traces of her own existence, telling of personal relationships.

Publisher:
ISBN:
978-3-96098-872-4
Author:
Søren Grammel, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen (Eds. / Hrsg.)
Pages:
240
Price:
€ 39.80
Thomas Schütte

Thomas Schütte

Spurning all the trends, since the 1980s Thomas Schütte has created an idiosyncratic, enigmatic and diverse body of work. This...

Spurning all the trends, since the 1980s Thomas Schütte has created an idiosyncratic, enigmatic and diverse body of work. This volume provides insights into his work, with its multifaceted artistic processes. As well as bronze, wood, ceramics and steel, he also works with materials such as aluminium and Fimo modelling clay. His subjects range from voluminous women, gnome-like weaklings and monumental warriors, to constructive intellectual and architectural models.

Publisher:
ISBN:
978-3-7774-2309-8
Author:
Marc Gundel, Rita E. Täuber
Pages:
160
Price:
€ 29.90
Marina Abramovic. Jenes Selbst

Marina Abramovic. Jenes Selbst — Unser Selbst (Marina Abramovic. That Self — Our Self)

Marina Abramovic has fascinated her audiences worldwide with performances, films and, most recently, the opera project "7 Deaths of Maria...

Marina Abramovic has fascinated her audiences worldwide with performances, films and, most recently, the opera project "7 Deaths of Maria Callas". Following in a tradition of European mysticism, over the last five decades of her work she has developed an undogmatic, individual approach to the transcendent, expanding religious traditions to include elements of shamanism, alchemy and Buddhism. This book is the first to address the spiritual aspects in her work.

Publisher:
ISBN:
978-3-7533-0006-1
Author:
Marina Abramovic, Nicole Fritz
Pages:
296
Price:
€ 39.80
Candida Höfner

Candida Höfer — Libraries: The Return

Candida Höfer was one of 13 German artists who presented work at the documenta in 2002: The 13- part photographic...

Candida Höfer was one of 13 German artists who presented work at the documenta in 2002: The 13- part photographic work "The Burghers of Calais" focuses on the twelve casts of Rodin's sculpture. Höfer's photographs wander around their subject, seeking the unusual view. Her iconic photographs of libraries, however, present the spaces as cathedrals of the spirit and temples of wisdom. This book gathers an essence of these photographs and juxtaposes them with Höfer's current work.

Publisher:
ISBN:
978-3-86206-833-3
Author:
Freunde & Förderer der Neuen Galerie Gladbeck, Gerd Weggel, Kasia Lorenc et al. (Eds. / Hrsg.)
Pages:
48
Price:
€ 18.00
AiWeiwei 100 Jahre Freud und Leid

Ai Weiwei — 1000 Jahre Freud und Leid. Erinnerungen (Ai Weiwei — 1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows. Memories)

Ai Weiwei is one of the most famous artists of our time. In "1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows" he...

Ai Weiwei is one of the most famous artists of our time. In "1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows" he describes for the first time his extraordinary artistic career against the background of the history of his family in China. The very personal memoirs, richly illustrated by the artist himself, not only provide a captivating insight into Ai Weiwei's life and work, they are also a warning to keep on defending freedom of expression.

Publisher:
ISBN:
978-3-328-60231-6
Author:
Ai Weiwei
Pages:
416
Price:
€ 38.00
Ai Weiwei Taschen

Ai Weiwei

Conceptual artist, painter, sculptor, architect, self-promoter, dissident, thorn in the side of the Beijing regime – Ai Weiwei is almost...

Conceptual artist, painter, sculptor, architect, self-promoter, dissident, thorn in the side of the Beijing regime – Ai Weiwei is almost as well known for his political stances and social media presence as for his art. This monograph highlights all the stages of Ai Weiwei's career up to his release from custody in Chinese. The book includes texts by Roger M. Buergel, who curated documenta 12 in 2007 and made it possible for Ai to show his work, "Fairytale", there.

Publisher:
ISBN:
978-3-8365-8195-0
Author:
Hans Werner Holzwarth
Pages:
512
Price:
€ 20.00
Exchange Exchanger

Ibrahim Mahama. Exchange-Exchanger (1957—2057)

Mahama uses tattered jute sacks to wrap buildings. For him, the history of world trade is manifested in these sacks....

Mahama uses tattered jute sacks to wrap buildings. For him, the history of world trade is manifested in these sacks. They also reveal relationships within the international working class. Those who weave and pack and transport also leave behind their sweat, their names. The sacks are sewn into huge sculptures. The sculpture embodies the spirit that prevails in this place. What emerges is a new cartography of these cities.

Publisher:
ISBN:
978-3-96098-156-5
Author:
Bernard Akoi-Jackson, Ibrahim Mahama, Kwasi Ohene-Ayeh
Pages:
180
Price:
€ 45.00
Vanishing Points

Ibrahim Mahama. Vanishing Points 2014—2020

For his installation "Vanishing Points 2014–2020" in Leipzig, the Ghanaian artist Ibrahim Mahama (*1987) arranged 100 old wheelbarrows that he...

For his installation "Vanishing Points 2014–2020" in Leipzig, the Ghanaian artist Ibrahim Mahama (*1987) arranged 100 old wheelbarrows that he collected from workers in Ghana. The worn-out wheelbarrows bear the traces of hard work and stand as symbols of that work. The idea of social sculpture also informs his project “Parliament of Ghosts”, which was displayed in Tamale, Ghana, in 2020. Both projects are documented in this book.

Publisher:
ISBN:
978-3-7356-0778-2
Author:
Alexander Bär, Torsten Reiter
Pages:
88
Price:
€ 38.00
Statista

Statista. Towards a Statecraft of the Future

The House of Statistics was built by an East German architects’ collective in the late 1960s, on the edge of...

The House of Statistics was built by an East German architects’ collective in the late 1960s, on the edge of Berlin's Alexanderplatz. Today it is a unique model project: on around 100,000 square meters, space is being created for cultural, social and educational projects; there is affordable housing, a new city hall for Berlin-Mitte and more besides. From May to December 2019, the art project Statista explored ways in which cooperation in urban development can succeed if oriented towards the common good.

Publisher:
ISBN:
978-3-03860-188-3
Author:
KW Institute for Contemporary Art, ZK/U Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik (Eds. / Hrsg.)
Pages:
200
Price:
€ 29.00
Jimmie Durham

Jimmie Durham — Revised and Expanded Edition: Contemporary Artists Series

This book traces the life of the legendary American iconoclast Jimmie Durham, from his experiences in the United States, Mexico...

This book traces the life of the legendary American iconoclast Jimmie Durham, from his experiences in the United States, Mexico and Europe – including his early involvement in the American Indian Movement – to his most recent work. It gives an assessment of his sculptures, performances, wall collages, and surrogate ethnographic exhibitions, which represent ironic attacks on the colonising processes of Western culture.

Publisher:
ISBN:
978-0-7148-7401-2
Author:
Mark Alice Durant, Kate Nesin, Dirk Snauwaert
Pages:
240
Price:
€ 66.00
Date:
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