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.

Geometrie der Arbeit

Transfer von Kunst in gesellschaftliche Funktionsbereiche
The transformation of work is viewed as one of the major challenges of contemporary society. Contemporary art is directly affected by this process since it has an effect not only on the content, form and media of art practice but also includes new contexts and thus opportunities for the functional linking of fine art to the social working world. “The geometry of work” is a many-layered project that is part of the degree course in Art Education at The Burg Giebichenstein School of Art and Design in Halle. Here, presented in both the artistic processes of research and reflection on the heterogeneity of the contemporary interpretation and understanding of work and its various forms, and documented in artistic transfer projects in the actual world of work. It takes place in connection with a symposium in the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst (Gallery for Contemporary Art) in Leipzig; here sociological, art-theoretical and economic perspectives will be discussed.
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"Geometrie der Arbeit"

May 2008

ISBN 978-3-86678-182-5

26,00 x 18,50 cm

192 Pages

89 colored and 22 b/w illustrations

Softcover, bound, without dust-jacket, without slipcase

Languages: German

Magdalena Drebber, Una H. Moehrke, Joachim Penzel
Jan Apitz, Ute Büchele, Madalena Drebber, Kathrin Ganser, Steffen Glöge, Stefan Jepsen, Katrin Lauterbach, Georg Lisek, Una H. Moehrke, Joachim Penzel, Jörg Reckhenrich, Julia Schäfer, Juliane Schickedanz, Janina Schmidt, Carola Schneider, Steffen Schulz-Lorenz, Judith Siegmund, Dorothea Sommer, Barbara Steiner
This catalogue was published as documentation of a research project of Burg Giebichenstein, University of Art and Design, Halle/Saale.