Don’t Smile

On the Humour of Art (English)

Humour is expressed in art largely by the overlapping of linguistic and visual levels, puns, logic being turned on its head, or by the reflection upon one’s own system of understanding. Humour is created through the meeting of different worlds and value systems, everyday realities and ideas or by the removal of objects from their normal frame of reference.
“Don’t Smile” traces the paths of humour, with ironic and erudite comments on its systems. The contemporary artists presented evoke an atmospheric narrative, complemented by exemplary 20th-century art – you are expressly requested to laugh!
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Don’t Smile

ISBN 978-3-86678-783-4

16,00 × 22,00 cm

180 Pages

89 colored and 34 b/w illustrations

Gatefold Brochure, bound

two language editions

Languages: English

Editor
Christiane Meyer-Stoll, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein authors Susanne Bieri, Silvia Eiblmayr, Rhoda Lieberman, Hanne Loreck, Friedemann Malsch, Christiane Meyer-Stoll, Sabine Maria Schmidt, Roland Wäspe graphic design Sylvia Fröhlich

Events
Exhibition: „Don’t Smile. Vom Humor der Kunst / On the Humour of Art“, 21.9.2012 – 20.1.2013, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz