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.



Measures for Managing Risks. Overseen by Jana Gunstheimer
Suppose there was an organisation called NOVA PORTA. Suppose that this organisation conducted a large-scale pilot project that simulated the potential for conflict within a labour society in which there was less and less work and whose government attempted to control more strongly the unemployed for fear that they could pose a threat. Just suppose ...
The simulated scenarios conceived by Jana Gunstheimer in her projects are critical of society. Yet they are documented in the most precise detail using ostensibly authentic material. Like major media-packaged events, the projects play off the feigned Possible against the Real, raising the question of how reality as such is constructed in human consciousness.

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January 2010

ISBN 978-3-86678-386-7

19,50 x 26,50 cm

320 Pages

91 colored and 188 b/w illustrations

Softcover, bound, without dust-jacket, without slipcase

Languages: German

Galerie Conrads, Düsseldorf, and Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck

authors among others
Lisa Dorin, Jana Gunstheimer, Arnold Hofhaus, Herbert Trondtheim u. a.
The illustrated book was published on the occasion of the exhibition „Daß es ernst ist, wissen wir, aber wir glauben es nicht“, 6 February to 27 March 2010, Galerie Römerapotheke, Zurich, as well as 23 July to 12 September 2010, Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck.