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Das Buch: Book as Art Object

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)

Duration

24 Apr 1992 to 14 Jun 1992

Artists:

Hans Alvesen, Manfred Bartling, Peter Below, Joseph Beuys, Sulpiz Boisseree, Victor Bonato, Botond, Jürgen Brodwolf, Christa, Feuerberg, Jochen Gerz, Hubertus Gojoczyk, Wolfgang Hainke, Ursula Haupenthal, Axel Heibel, Horst Hellinger, Gitta van Heumen-Lucas, Oskar Holweck, Halina Jaworski, Jürgen Kierspel, Wulf Kirschner, Kubach-Wilmsen Team, Burgi Kühnemann, Laszlo Lakner, Helmut Löhr, Lusici, Antje Möbius, Wolfgang Nieblich, Manfred Ott, Renate Paulsen, Barbara Schmidt-Heins, Gabriele Schmidt-Heins, Fanny Schoening, Rolf Scholz, Chris Siebenrok, Sigrid Sigurdsson, Paul Stein, Günther Uecker, Timm Ulrichs, Thomas Virnich, Jan Voss, Franz Erhard Walther, Dorothee von Windheim, Paul Wunderlich

Guest Curator:

Siegfried Salzmann

About the exhibition

Das Buch: Book as Art Object was an exhibition of the work of 40 German artists. The title of the exhibition can be literally translated as 'the book’, however these works only bore the faint traces of resemblance to the form of the book.

A number of the works retained close relationships with books but they were modified or destroyed in some way; some were constructions with books but without text and no pages; still others used traditional materials but adopted forms which are not generally identified with traditional books.