Published in conjunction with the exhibition Art_Latin_America: Against the Survey Curated by James Oles, Adjunct Curator of Latin American Art the Davis Museum and Senior Lecturer in the Art Department at Wellesley College
Christiane Baumgartner: Another Country complements the artist’s first major museum exhibition in the U.S. and offers an in-depth introduction to the artist’s work at mid-career. Baumgartner is best known for monumental woodcuts, handcarved prints that literally and conceptually expand the traditional boundaries of the medium beyond expectation. Leipzig-based artist Christiane Baumgartner (b. 1967) works at the intersection of old and new media to expand the conceptual and technical capacities of printmaking. Sourcing images from cinema and TV or from her own photographs and videos, she hand-carves woodcuts that defy convention and expectation. Often monumental in scale or undertaken in large series, the work is about speed and transmission, about human sight and its elusive capture, about cultural memory and modes of representation. Essays contextualise the work in relation to German printmaking and the Leipzig school; an interview with the artist surveys her praxis at mid-career.
Reinhold Heller, Curator | Anja Chávez, Editor | Published in 2003 | ISBN-10: 0974489808 | ISBN-13: 978-0974489803 | Two and One: Printmaking in Germany, 1945-1990 is one of the first major publications to focus on the medium of printmaking in a divided postwar germany and to give a broad overview of the visual arts in the former GDR and FRG. It is published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same title that was comprised of 179 prints that evoked both the parallels and the differences between artists from former East and West Germany, including works by Gerhard Altenbourg, Horst Antes, Elvira Bach, Georg Baselitz, Eugene Batz, Willi Baumester, Joseph Beuys, K. P. Brehmer, Werner Büttner, Manfred Butzmann, Carlfriedrich Claus, Otto Dix, Paul Uwe Dreyer, Felix Droese, Erwin Eisch, Claus Felixmüller, Lothar Fischer, Martina Geist, Karl Gerstner, Herman Glöckner, Dieter Goltzsche, Gotthard Graubner, HAP Grieshaber, Ernst Hassebrauch, Erich Heckel, Erwin Heerich, K. O. Götz, Gerhard Hoehme, K. H Hödicke, Jörg Immendorff, Horst Janssen, Hubert Kiecol, Anselm Kiefer, Per Kirkeby, Konrad Klapheck, Kózik, Ferdinand Kriwet, Lea Langer Grundig, Konrad Lueg, Markus Lüpertz, Adolph Luther, Heinz Mack, Michael Morgner, Blinky Palermo, Wolfgang Mattheuer, Arno Mohr, E. W. Nay, A. R. Penck, Otto Piene, Hans Platschek, Sigmar Polke, Heimrad Prem, Thomas Ranft, Dagmar Ranft-Schinke, Dieter Rempt, Gerhard Richter, Hans Theo Richter, Dieter Roth, Wilhelm Rudolph, Jürgen Schieferdecker, Jo Schöpfer, Rudolf Schoofs, Emil Schumacher, K. R. H. Sonderborg, Peter Sorge, Helmut Sturm, Hann Trier, Jan Peter Tripp, Dieter Tucholke, Werner Tübke, Günther Uecker, Karl Völker, Wolf Vostell, Fritz Winter, Lothar Wolleh, Paul Wunderlich, and HP Zimmer. Prints have always been the vehicle for political expression. The prints by more than eighty artists discussed in this publication offer a distinct view on the question of German identity between the end of World War II and the reunification of the two Germanies. The book equally explores the claim for a second abstract movement in former East and West Germany by many of artists who were as much painters, sculptors, performance artists, and filmmakers as they were printmakers. Curated by Reinhold Heller (Professor of Germanic Languages and Art History at the University of Chicago and specialist in 20th century German printmaking) and edited by Anja Chávez, Ph. D., Curator of Contemporary Art, Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, this catalogue represents the most comprehensive study of printmaking in postwar Germany. Included are essays by scholars such as Patricia Berman, Professor at the Art History Department, Wellesley College; Dorothea Dietrich, Visiting Associate Professor for 20th century, Art & Art History Department at Duke University; Reinhold Heller; and Nina Zimmer, Ph. D., Wissenschaftliche Assistentin, Kunsthalle Hamburg. Interviews with former dealer, collector, and curator René Block, and with Gunnar Barthel and Tobias Tezner, co-founders of the avant-garde gallery Galerie Oben (Chemnitz, Germany) offer rare insights into the political and cultural conditions in the former GDR and FRG.
Author: Mieke Bal Editor: Ilppo Pohjola Artist: Eija-Liisa Ahtila Published on September 30, 2012
John H. Bowles Published in 2009
Author: Fazal Sheikh | ISBN-13: 978-3931141950 | ISBN-10: 3931141950 | Photographs & travel account of Afghanistan under Soviet occupation.