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.


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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