Axel Grünewald looks at the edges of the present. For more than five years, he has repeatedly traveled through the coastal regions of Morocco and southern Spain, to the continental border between Europe and Africa.

Horst Janssen as Hotshot X

Incivilities and Genuflections
In 1982 Horst Janssen published his pamphlet “Horst Janssen als Angeber X. Eine Quijoterie” (Horst Janssen as Braggart X. A Quixotry) that discussed painting and drawing quality in a very egocentric manner. This amusing polemic attacks his contemporaries and their art via drawings, collages and commentaries. His assessment criteria are based largely on the ‘Old Masters’; his rebuttal of Modern art is however uncompromising. In this catalogue, Janssen’s works are juxtaposed with art from his contemporaries – both maligned and revered – and he examines the discourse on art and commerce of the 1980s on the basis of a great number of often surprising exponents.

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"Horst Janssen as Hotshot X"

October 2012

ISBN 978-3-86678-746-9

26,00 x 38,00 cm

154 Pages

150 colored and 2 b/w illustrations

Softcover with flaps, bound

Languages: German, English

Friedrich Scheele für die Stadt Oldenburg
Text by
Claus Clement, Klaus Honnef, Jutta Moster-Hoos, Paula von Sydow, Antje Tietken
Design by
Gerlinde Domininghaus
Exhibition: „Horst Janssen als Angeber X – Flegeleien und Verneigungen“, 12.10.2012 – 3.1.2013,  Horst-Janssen-Museum Oldenburg