Presenting a representative selection of contemporary art, “Abstract Confusion” delineates twenty vital international artists, whose extremely diverse and interdisciplinary work has led to the development of a “new abstraction” over the last ten years. The issues examined here are: What is new about this “new abstraction”? Why are so many artists focusing on abstraction? Is everything that looks abstract today, really abstraction, or is it simply “lifestyle arts and crafts” or mere design?
Axel Anklam, Madeleine Boschan, André Butzer, Sean Dawson, Shannon Finley, Wolfgang Flad, Torben Giehler, Terry Haggerty, Isabel Kerkermeier, Martin Kobe, Peter K. Koch, Karsten Konrad, Gerhard Mantz, Wilhelm Mundt, Frank Nitsche, Bernd Ribbeck, Tanja Rochelmeyer, Thomas Scheibitz, Robert Seidel, Klaus-Martin Treder