The State of North Rhine-Westphalia acquired the impressive art collection of Konrad Fischer and his wife, comprising 250 works by some thirty-five artists, as well as the gallery archive, for the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen at the beginning of 2014. The exhibition catalogue now provides a summary of Konrad Fischer’s significant life’s work.

Abstract Confusion

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

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"Abstract Confusion"

May 2011

ISBN 978-3-86678-555-7

17,00 x 24,00 cm

176 Pages

113 colored and 4 b/w illustrations

Hardcover, bound

Languages: German, English


b–05 Kunst- und Kulturzentrum

Monika Machnicki and Christian Malycha

graphic design
Dorothee Heine

The illustrated book was published on the occasion of the exhibition „Abstract Confusion“, 15 May to 30 August 2011, b–05 Kunst- und Kulturzentrum, Montabaur, as well as November 2011 Kunstverein Ulm and 2012 Kunsthalle Erfurt