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 Art of Repetition from Dürer to YouTube
The phenomenon of copying is as old as art itself. Yet today, in the age of ‘copy & paste’, questions about the significance of originality are topical – sometimes even explosive – in a way rarely seen before.
This publication is intended as a compendium, whose role is to comprehensively examine, for the first time, the variety of forms, functions and motivations inherent in copying. It does this using selected examples from an image-based and art-historical perspective. The selection features works ranging from those produced in the late Middle Ages, through the Modernist period to contemporary art and the world of the Internet.

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ISBN 978-3-86678-676-9

24,00 x 30,00 cm

324 Pages

204 colored and 96 b/w illustrations

Softcover with flaps, bound

Languages: German


Ariane Mensger, Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe and Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung

preface by Pia Müller-Tamm and Wolfgang Ullrich

greetings by Hubert Burda

Juliane Betz, Lars Blunck, Martina Dlugaiczyk, Thomas Dreier, Alexander Eiling, Henry Keazor, Bärbel Küster, Ariane Mensger, Gerd Roos, Agnes Tietze, Wolfgang Ullrich and Christoph Zuschlag

graphic design
Carsten Wolff and Lilli Zeiler, FINE GERMAN DESIGN, Frankfurt/Main

Exhibition "Déjà-vu? Die Kunst der Wiederholung von Dürer bis YouTube", 21 April to 5 August 2012, Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, in collaboration with the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe