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PALMS. Visions of the good life. A dream, a hope, an escape from everyday life. With candles and ashtrays in the shape of palms or a glitter palm in an ice-cream sundae, we take a bit of it home—an admission that we dream a dream of great happiness, combined with a genial petty bourgeois mentality.
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Ballkünstler

This book playfully sets two teams against each other: eleven international works of art from the genres of sculpture, painting, graphic design, photography, media art, video, film and installation are displayed next to eleven exhibits from Germany.
This game and the representation of the game – images directed by media – provoke the artists to share in and question the event. Their images do not duplicate in the sense of reporting what has happened. Instead, they focus on the images created and allow them to appear in a different light through a shift in context. The great variety of the individual viewpoints of the artists unfolds a revealing panorama rich in associations, presented in dialogic situations next to documentary photography from the world of football.
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"Ballkünstler"

June 2006

ISBN 978-3-938025-98-7

0,00 x 0,00 cm

168 Pages

52 colored and 21 b/w illustrations

Hardcover, bound, without dust-jacket, without slipcase

Languages: German, English

Editor
Hans-Werner Schmidt und Jan Nicolaisen,
Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig,
Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig


authors
Andreas Höll, Jan Nicolaisen, Daniel Theweleit, Klaus Theweleit, and Franz-Joachim Verspohl
Events
The illustrated book was published on the occasion of the exhibition “Ballkünstler“, Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig, 2006.