Contemporary Art in Germany, Austria and Switzerland
About the Book
Richly illustrated profiles on over 40 artists are accompanied by an introduction from Dominikus Müller and other contextual reprinted essays from Graham Bader, Isabelle Graw, Daniel Birnbaum and Christoph Doswald which together explore such themes as the beginnings of commercial German art, the development of artistic practice in Switzerland and the rise of art scenes in Berlin and beyond. These writings are supplemented with historical pieces by artists Valie Export and Fischli / Weiss.
From the political video work of Harun Farocki and the sculpture of Isa Genzken, to the participatory work of Thomas Hirschhorn, Contemporary Art in Germany, Austria and Switzerland examines the practices, discourses and debates that constitute contemporary art throughout the region, across a multiplicity of thriving and ever-shifting scenes.