“Things can only be diverse and should be diverse,” wrote Donald Judd in 1964 about the art scene in New York, and hence rejected a one-dimensional ordering of art history in favor of an open encounter with works of art.

Dieter Mammel

Much of what Dieter Mammel tries to express in the unmistakable visual language that he uses in his painting, his stage designs, his films – and which must be seen as a courageous move on his part – is embarrassingly private, improperly intimate. The stories and dramas in his life remind us of our own fears, aspirations and fantasies. Whoever strolls around his installations or even sleeps, as in Mammels Traum (Mammel’s Dream), in a Berlin hotel room in which they feel like a child in their parents’ huge bed, is part of an emotionally turbulent world that cannot be escaped. In this catalogue, seven friends and collectors of the artist relate for the first time how it is to live in and with his art. In addition to private photos of friends and collectors, film stills and stage designs, Mammel also allows us a glimpse of his studios in Berlin and Frankfurt. The focus in this catalogue is on the artist’s recent Blueberry Cycle series, comprising works in which human emotional expression is pushed to the limits through the use of dissolves and distortions.

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"Dieter Mammel"

October 2008

ISBN 978-3-86678-217-4

21,00 x 27,00 cm

104 Pages

71 colored and 7 b/w illustrations

Hardcover, bound

Languages: German, English

Jutta Meyer zu Riemsloh, Kunstverein Münsterland e.V.
Text by
Jutta Meyer zu Riemsloh, Dieter Mammel
The illustrated book was published on the occasion of the exhibition „Dieter Mammel. Privacy“, 10 April to 6 May 2009, Galerie Hübner & Hübner, Frankfurt am Main, 10 May to 21 June 2009, Kunstverein Münsterland, Coesfeld, and 5 July to 16 August 2009, Kunsthaus Potsdam.

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