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.



Perception of Time and Contemporary Design
Golden, larger-than-life everyday objects placed on a pedestal like icons of consumption, surrounding by auras, a human skeleton covered in leather that is playing electric guitar, crockery with signs of use that is used to decorate surfaces: in an enigmatic and also critical way Now. Perception of Time and Contemporary Design examines a theme that is always present – albeit latently – in our daily lives, and furthermore calls inherited images and themes from our times into question. Contemporary design appears here as a glittering medium that functions in a range of different contexts: In the postmodern culture of consumption, as well as art, seduction and visions of the self.

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ISBN 978-3-86678-592-2

12,00 x 19,40 cm

200 Pages

115 colored and 7 b/w illustrations

Broschur, bound, without dust-jacket, without slipcase

Languages: German, English

MARTa Herford gGmbH
Friederike Fast, Rainer Funke, Jörg Hundertpfund, Michael Kröger, Tido von Oppeln, Wolfang Pauser and Wolfgang Ullrich
graphic design
Oliver Otto
Exhibition „JETZT. Zeitempfinden und Gegenwartsdesign“, 10 September to 6 November 2011, MARTa Herford