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Portfolio Berlin 02

Christiane Meixner

76 pages
Distanz Verlag Gmbh Llc
BerlinThe "It Place" for Artists. After the fall of the Wall, Berlin has seen an unparalleled rise as a metropolis of contemporary art. Twenty years later, the city has become a melting pot of the most diverse cultural influences and a hub of globally operating museums and art businesses, of galleries and artists. The earlier book "Portfolio Berlin 01" focused on painting; this second edition shifts the attention toward sculpture and installation art. "Portfolio Berlin 02" surveys seven important positions staked out by internationally renowned artists who live and work in Berlin: Monica Bonvicini, Björn Dahlem, Olafur Eliasson, Alicja Kwade, Via Lewandowsky, Bettina Pousttchi, and Michael Sailstorfer. It demonstrates that the selected artists bring a genrecrossing mind to the sculputural domain as well, displacing boundaries and vigorously breaking up traditional meanings and settled structures.