“Things can only be diverse and should be diverse,” wrote Donald Judd in 1964 about the art scene in New York, and hence rejected a one-dimensional ordering of art history in favor of an open encounter with works of art.

Miriam Vlaming

„<…> I do not understand much of art. I cannot say what a good picture agrees – painting techniques, brushwork, to me all this is strange and I would not claim the interpretation or art-historical classification of a painting for myself. But frankly, I am interested in nothing of this really. <…> I do know that pictures, sentences and songs are able to open up the world by narrowing it. By overwhelming us observers, listeners and readers, by leading us to a point in our inside and there arousing a feeling that exceeds far beyond the moment <…>. They can arouse longing, mourning, fear, joy and melancholy. A picture which succeeds in this is a good picture, I think. Miriam Vlaming has painted several such pictures. Pictures which give shape to the longing, the melancholy. Melancholy has nothing to do with depression or misery, melancholy is a special form of luck. In Miriam Vlamings pictures this luck can be found.” Jörg Böckem

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"Miriam Vlaming"

September 2007

ISBN 978-3-86678-087-3

30,00 x 24,00 cm

120 Pages

53 colored and 10 b/w illustrations

Softcover, bound, with dust-jacket

Languages: German, English

Torsten Reiter, maerzgalerie, Leipzig
Miriam Vlaming, Berlin
Text by
Jörg Böckem, Susanne Altmann, Gerhard Charles Rump, Norbert Wartig
The illustrated book was published on the occasion of the exhibitions „Miriam Vlaming. Good Morning Revival”, 2007, Moti Hasson Gallery, New York, USA, and “After All” 2007, maerzgalerie, Leipzig, Germany.

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