The State of North Rhine-Westphalia acquired the impressive art collection of Konrad Fischer and his wife, comprising 250 works by some thirty-five artists, as well as the gallery archive, for the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen at the beginning of 2014. The exhibition catalogue now provides a summary of Konrad Fischer’s significant life’s work.

There is …

Reflections from a damaged Life?
Setting up the world, furnishing, decorating and finally inhabiting the world is the starting point in order to examine the tension between critique of the present and the longing for a “beautiful world” – asking to what extent the mentality of a certain time can be read.
All artists – ranging from De Stijl, Minimalism, the 1980ies to the present –, are related by the oppositional, aesthetic response to the everyday world. They do not just accept the present as a given fact, between folk art, kitsch and cutting social analysis, between Hornbach and Adorno so to speak, they reveal exciting alternative drafts.
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"There is …"

ISBN 978-3-86678-717-9

17,00 x 24,00 cm

176 Pages

114 colored and 3 b/w illustrations

Broschur, bound, without dust-jacket, without slipcase

Languages: German, English

Christian Malycha for b-05 Montabaur

Theodor W. Adorno, Leisa Brubaker und Jan Nebgen, Bruno Hillebrand, Robert Kudielka, Hendrik Lakeberg, Christian Malycha, Volker Pietsch, Andi Schoon and Klaus Theweleit
graphic design
Dorothee Heine
Exhibition „There is … Reflections from a damaged Life?“, 13 May to 16 September 2012,  b-05 Kunst- und Kulturzentrum Association e. V., Montabaur