To celebrate the #exhibition of #christoandjeanneclaude at #moenchehaus#museumgoslar , we are super glad to share this #book published by #distanzverlag#distanzpublishing with you!
Christo and Jeanne-Claude (b. Gabrovo, Bulgaria, 1935 / b. Casablanca, 1935, d. New York, 2009) were one of the most popular #artistcouples of our time. More than virtually any other team of partners in #life and #art , they succeeded in breaking out of the parochial art world and enchanting wide public audiences with their spectacular wrapping actions. They enveloped not just objects but entire #buildings , #islands , and #landscapes . Among their best-known works are The Iron Curtain, Rue Visconti, Paris, 1962; Running Fence, California, 1976; The Pont Neuf Wrapped, Paris, 1985; Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin, 1995; and, most recently, The Floating Piers, Lago d’Iseo, Italy, 2016. Since Jeanne-Claude’s death, Christo has continued to pursue the realization of projects he planned together with her. The photographer Wolfgang Volz (b. Tuttlingen, 1948) has worked with the two artists since 1971, creating exclusive #documentations of their monumental #projects . It is through his lens that they see their finished works; his photographs mark the true completion of a creative process that begins with the first plans—it often takes years to make the extravagant works a reality.
The book presents a survey of all major projects Christo and Jeanne-Claude undertook in five decades of artistic collaboration and includes numerous drawings in color by Christo and gorgeous photographs by Volz.
Christo & Jeanne-Claude
Fotografien von Wolfgang Volz
Werke aus der Sammlung Ingrid und Thomas Jochheim
The Norwegian-German artist #YngveHolen (b. Braunschweig, 1982; lives and works in Berlin) uses #sculpture and imaging techniques to explore themes of #transportation , #technology , and the #body . The multiple series of works he made between 2010–2015 illustrate Holen’s use of #3Dprinting , #watercutting , #tailoring , and consumer spare parts to test the #material limits that define today’s industries and our everyday surroundings.
Trypophobia is Holen’s #firstmonograph and includes seven essays by #writers and #artists . Repeatedly alternating between satin and uncoated papers, the book phases between serial images and text.
It begins with a SWOT analysis of the artist by #AedrhlsomrsOthryutupt Lauecehrofn that evaluates Holen’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. #VictoriaCamblin discusses Holen’s use of industrial #objects that feature holes, exploring the esoteric and erotic significance of the form in #arthistory . Combining an essay with an interview with the artist, Thom Bettridge considers our #obsession with #hygiene , the consumer-as-product, and how far an idea can go before it stops working. S01E01 writes about the psychological implications of today’s #industrial speed, particularly through our relationship to commercial air travel. Outlining the problems of “the contemporary,” Pablo Larios examines the #animism and #fetishism of #capitalism , coded forms of closed trade knowledge, and biological humor in sculpture. #KarlHolmqvist looks at Holen’s 3D-printed, titanium-grade metal Hater Head screw and the role such tiny objects play in the built environment as well as in our minds and #fantasies . Finally, Eric Schmid probes the gap between the spaces of thought of philosophers Alain Badiou and Jacques Rancière, arguing for determinism in our preoccupation with the event.
The show “Rose Painting” is still on view @galerie_neu til 14th of July!
Yngve Holen / Trypophobia
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#stunningshots by #contemporaryartist#candidahoefer
In 2014, Candida Höfer (b. Eberswalde, Germany, 1944; lives and works in Cologne) traveled to Mexico, visiting the eight cities Ciudad de México, Guadalajara, Guanajuato, Oaxaca, Puebla, Tepotzotlán, Tlacochahuaya, and Tonantzintla, where she photographed old and new libraries, #theaters and #operahouses , #churches and #museums , #poorhouses and #palaces . Most of the pictures are organized by symmetry along a central axis, a characteristic feature of her #art . If these works suggest her training with ##berndandhillabecher , who taught photography in Düsseldorf—she is now the best-known of their students—others show a “new” Candida Höfer: old-fashioned offices, weather-beaten walls, and simple stores as well as a few expertly captured details of façades, floors, and interiors. With an essay by the Mexican historian and economist José N. Iturriaga.
Candida Hoefer / In Mexiko
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When you don’t know what to do in #Berlin and you search for secret #bars and hidden #artcollections , idiosyncratic #cafés and extravagant #restaurants , eccentric #conceptstores and native #originals :
Cee Cee is Berlin’s most widely read online medium. Launched as a newsletter for friends in 2011, it covers and comments on the capital’s perpetually changing urban landscape and the multifaceted goings-on in the culture and restaurant scenes. The selection of recommendations is carefully vetted and has become an indispensable guide for Berlin lovers in Germany and abroad, for expats and locals. Working with a small team of photographers and authors, the people behind Cee Cee, Sven Hausherr and Nina Trippel, have now compiled a book presenting over two hundred of the most exciting features. The mix is diverse and surprising and, more importantly, subjective and authentic: secret bars and hidden art collections, idiosyncratic cafés and extravagant restaurants, eccentric concept stores and native originals. Numerous illustrations and full-page views show the Berlin of today. Exclusive recommendations, cross-references, guest columns by fashion designers and musicians, and insider’s advice sourced from the Cee Cee community make this book a treasure trove of information for explorers. A Berlin book for Berlin visitors, Berlin lovers, Berlin residents, and future Berliners.
ceecee / Berlin 1 + 2
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