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.

Limits of Knowing

What paths toward understanding exist? And what do these alternative paths look like? These are the questions addressed in the new publication Limits of Knowing, which is dedicated to other forms of cognition, and at the same time examines agnoseology, the theory of unknowability, on a scientific level. In doing so, the emphasis is put on artworks that transform ideas into sensory happenings or concepts in an “experienced” sense so as to consequently question our perception of reality. Based on immersive aesthetics, artists and scientists deal with phenomena that we are aware of, but are still not able to comprehend.


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"Limits of Knowing"

July 2017

ISBN 978-3-7356-0402-6

16,00 x 24,00 cm

232 Pages

54 colored illustrations

Broschur, paper back

Languages: German, English

Thomas Oberender und Joanna Petkiewicz
Text by
Rana X. Adhikari, William Basinski, Evelina Domnitch & Dmitry Gelfand, John Durham Peters, Ronald Jones, Rainer Kohlberger, Lundahl & Seitl, Thomas Macho, Josephine Machon, Thomas Oberender, Joanna Petkiewicz, Rimini Protokoll (Stefan Kaegi / Dominic Huber), Chris Salter, Isabel de Sena
Design by
Very, Frankfurt

Limits of Knowing, 1.7.2017 bis 31.7.2017, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin