Fabian Knecht changes patterns of perception and action, transgresses art concepts and power structures, and questions social relations and norms by countering them with strong and provocative images.

The Ear of Giacometti.

(Post-)Surrealist Art from Meret Oppenheim to Mariella Mosler.
The subversive visual programme of the Surrealists was expressed in the interplay of the contradictions, with the goal of radically dismantling the expectations of the hitherto experienced.
Today, in a time shaped by increasingly impenetrable and contradictory fragments of information, a new generation of artists is rediscovering the multifarious poetic stylistic devices of Surrealism. Using a disparate, curious and ambiguous aesthetic, they respond to our uncertain and long since incomprehensible world. The catalogue The Ear of Giacometti evokes the main lines of development of central (post-)surrealist themes and is richly illustrated with images from classical and contemporary Surrealist art.


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"The Ear of Giacometti."

October 2010

ISBN 978-3-86678-478-9

15,00 x 21,00 cm

224 Pages

168 colored and 8 b/w illustrations

Hardcover, bound

Languages: German, English


Levy Galerie

text by
Belinda Grace Gardner

Graphic design
Claas Möller

The illustrated book was published on the occasion of the exhibition “Das Ohr von Giacometti - (Post-)Surreale Kunst von Meret Oppenheim bis Mariella Mosler”, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Levy Gallery, 1 November 2010 to 18 February 2011, Levy Galerie Hamburg.