At a time when blank spots have by and large disappeared from maps, “wilderness” has returned in art. The Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt has dedicated an extensive theme-based exhibition to this recurring fascination.


Andrew Gilbert

Andrew, Emperor of Africa
With extravagant flourishes and gestures, Andrew Gilbert grapples with the familiar images of British colonial history. And with the less familiar: Hindu Kush, Zulu Wars, Amritsar.
The artist identifies with both the colonial troops of the British Empire and with their victims or enemies.
Nevertheless, by carelessly slipping into the historical uniform of the day, he also adjusts the history of imperialism. In his hyperbolically warmongering, inhumanely cruel, sometimes grotesquely exaggerated escapades of drawings, this type of "adjustment", however, enables us to focus our attention on the hitherto subdued madness and perversion of war and art.

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"Andrew Gilbert"

November 2010

ISBN 978-3-86678-509-0

24,00 x 30,50 cm

112 Pages

99 colored and 1 b/w illustrations

Hardcover, bound

Languages: German, English

Galerie Andreas Höhne, München, Polad-Hardouin, Paris, power galerie, Hamburg, Svit, Prag und Ten Haaf Projects, Amsterdam
Text by
John Zarobell, Zdenek Felix
Design by
Kerber Verlag

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