At a time when blank spots have by and large disappeared from maps, “wilderness” has returned in art. The Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt has dedicated an extensive theme-based exhibition to this recurring fascination.


Gott ist tot!?

Ein Gespräch über zwölf Werke europäischer Malerei um und über Jesus Christus
The special exhibition Gott ist tot!? Twelve European Paintings on the Subject of Christ was presented from October 2006 to February 2007 in Situation Kunst (for Max Imdahl) in Bochum. Portrayals of Christ from a period of five hundred years illuminate the chequered relationship between religion and the different ways its message has been represented. Whether they show the triumphant God incarnate or the suffering of the son of God, the portrayals are always a reflection of a certain understanding of religion and the connected view of the world.
A public interdisciplinary podium discussion accompanied the exhibition in December 2006. It looked at the works presented from a philosophical, sociological, theological and art-historical perspective; a revised transcript in this publication documents this process.

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"Gott ist tot!?"

December 2007

ISBN 978-3-86678-112-2

12,00 x 16,40 cm

96 Pages

29 colored illustrations

Hardcover, bound, without dust-jacket, without slipcase

Languages: German

Hilke Wagner, Stiftung Situation Kunst, Bochum

Hilke Wagner

Reinhard Hoeps, Volkhard Krech, Valeska von Rosen, and Gunter Scholtz
The book will be published in our series art & forum.