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.

Hermann J. Painitz

Can art be objective? This is the question that Viennese concept artist Hermann J. Painitz (b. 1938) addresses. This monograph focuses particularly on the period between the 1960s and 1970s, providing a detailed picture of his extraordinary and highly topical work. This is characterised by his intention to create a type of art that is based on verifiable laws: art as language. Painitz deals with the philosophy of language and develops semiotic systems based on pictograms or objects. His work also includes several theoretical essays and poems.

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"Hermann J. Painitz"

ISBN 978-3-86678-980-7

21,00 x 26,00 cm

400 Pages

224 colored and 55 b/w illustrations

Softcover with flaps, bound, without dust-jacket, without slipcase

Languages: German, English

Alexandra Schantl
Dieter Bogner, Hermann J. Painitz, Elisabeth von Samsonow, Alexandra Schantl and Thomas D. Trummer; reprint of Adam Jankowski and Christian Theo Steiner

graphic design
Christoph Fuchs, Vienna
Exhibition: "Hermann J. Painitz. Selbstverständlich", 29.3. – 24.8.2014, Zeitkunst Niederösterreich, St. Pölten