Does the Bauhaus still contribute to further developments in photographic pictorial languages? What role does the avant-garde photography play for contemporary artists today? At the center of Bauhaus and Photography is the reconstruction of László Moholy-Nagy’s photography-section at the legendary 1929–1930 Werkbund-exhibition Film und Foto (Film and Photo).

Constructing the World

Art and Economy 2008-2018

How does contemporary art reflect the world of work today? The catalogue for the second part of the exhibition Constructing the World at the Kunsthalle Mannheim takes a look at this question. The focus of it is primarily on artistic positions of the past decade that deal with the social, political, and economic effects of the most recent economic crisis after 2008. The works address and interrogate new production conditions and developments on the labor market as well as political conflicts. The accompanying publication provides fascinating insights into the diverse artistic positions.

Artists: Maja Bajevic, BBM (Olaf Arndt und Janneke Schönenbach), Bureau d'Etudes, Claire Fontaine, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Chto Delat, Jeremy Deller, Simon Denny, Tatjana Doll, Harun Farocki mit Antje Ehmann, Thierry Geoffroy, Andreas Gursky, Thomas Hirschhorn, Olaf Holzapfel, Sanja Ivekovic, Alicja Kwade, Charles Lim Yi Yong, Maha Maamoun, Antonio Vega Macotela, Tobias Rehberger, Oliver Ressler, Mika Rottenberg, Andreas Siekmann, Superflex, Zefrey Throwell, Volume V, Maya Zack, Artur Zmijewksi


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"Constructing the World"

October 2018

ISBN 978-3-7356-0459-0

24,00 x 28,00 cm

192 Pages

85 colored and 20 b/w illustrations

Softcover with flaps, paper back

Languages: German, English

Kunsthalle Mannheim, Dr. Sebastian Baden
Text by
Sebastian Baden, Paco Barragan, Alexander Bauer, Johan Hartle, Onur Nobrega, Berit Sandberg
Design by
Vera Rammelmeyer, Mischen GmbH, Berlin

Constructing the World – Art and Economy 2008-2018, 12.10.2018-3.2.2019, Kunsthalle Mannheim