Does the Bauhaus still contribute to further developments in photographic pictorial languages? What role does the avant-garde photography play for contemporary artists today? At the center of Bauhaus and Photography is the reconstruction of László Moholy-Nagy’s photography-section at the legendary 1929–1930 Werkbund-exhibition Film und Foto (Film and Photo).

To substance

Material in contemporary art

In art today no material seems to be extrinsic anymore, no medium left untried. The publication illustrates the pointed use of varying materials as artistic media. Thirteen contemporary positions elucidate in the diversity of their approaches the pluralism of current art production. At the same time the strategy, using the material as an influential key factor, fundamentally references a common use. This applies as much to the classic media as it does the materials formerly alien to art.

Artists: Chris Bierl, Jochen Brandt, Marco Di Carlo, Clarissa Dietrich, Jesse Magee, Tobias Maring, Ingo Mittelstaedt, Janis E. Müller, Lydia Paasche, Günter Stangelmayer, Malte Struck, Nina Yuen, Jürgen Zähringer


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"To substance"

September 2013

ISBN 978-3-86678-889-3

21,00 x 28,00 cm

68 Pages

34 colored and 3 b/w illustrations

Softcover with flaps, bound

Languages: German


Gemeinnützige Stiftung Kreissparkasse Syke / Syker Vorwerk
Johanna Adam, Nicole Giese

graphic design
Nina Maria Küchler

exhibition „An die Substanz. Das Material in der zeitgenössischen Kunst“, 4.8. – 27.10.2013, Syker Vorwerk – Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst