Ich / herausgegeben von Martina Weinhart und Max Hollein ; Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt.

  • English
  • German
Köln : Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, [2016]
208 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm


Library of Congress genre(s)
Portraits [Browse]
Summary note
The traditional self-portrait is now history. In the past it was only artists, painting themselves in front of a mirror, but in the age of Facebook, self-portrayal has become a tool for anyone and everyone. We live in radically egocentric times. Our faces are part of a gigantic archive of digital images that is continuously growing. What can artists do to counter this? Günther Förg strides down stairs without a head, Wolfgang Tillmans shows only his knee, Pawel Althamer only his clothes, Michael Sailstorfer forms his name in large letters, and Sarah Lucas almost kicks the viewer in the face, while Florian Meisenberg lets you participate in his life via Smartphone live-stream. Ironic, playful and deconstructive - artists no longer flaunt their face in front of us, as was once common. They have left self-revelation behind and withdrawn from our gaze, taking detours and distancing themselves from their own self.
  • Catalog to accompany a show at Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt am Main from March 10-May 29, 2016.
  • "Ich" in strikethrough typeface (under erasure in all title instances).
  • Artists in the exhibition: Vito Acconci, Jun Ahn, Pawel Althamer, Joseph Beuys, John Bock, Mike Bouchet, Thorsten Brinkmann, George Condo, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Günther Förg, Ryan Gander, Eberhard Havekost, Olaf Holzapfel, Birgit Jürgenssen, Jürgen Klauke, Imi Knoebel, Gabriel Kuri, Alicja Kwade, Ketty La Rocca, Mark Leckey, Sarah Lucas, Urs Lüthi, Florian Meisenberg, Jonathan Monk, Robert Morris, Paik Nam June, Friederike Pezold, Jack Pierson, Arnulf Rainer, Pamela Rosenkranz, Dieter Roth, Michael Sailstorfer, Josh Smith, Wolfgang Tillmanns, Timm Ulrichs, Rosemarie Trockel, Mark Wallinger, Gillian Wearing, Erwin Wurm, Rémy Zaugg.
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Language note
Text in German with English translations.
Ich oder wie die Künstler aus dem Bild entkamen : eine Einführung / Martina Weinhart -- Ich-Fragen : Gespiegelt / Ulf Erdmann Ziegler -- Me, myself & eye : das mediale Selbst / Anja Osswald -- Die verspiegelte Verschmelzung zwischen dem Gleichen und dem Selben in einer Person mit dem Resultat einer blutigen Tat / John Bock.
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