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.


Paolo Chiasera

Unter freiem Himmel
Paolo Chiasera addresses the complex relationship that unites young people with their (role) models and traditions. The figure of the hero plays just as important a role in his projects as does the process of destruction and new beginnings. The latter idea also contains the metaphor and familiar conflict artists face between art history bearing down on them and the need to set themselves apart from it in favor of the new. Chiasera employs this drama for his paintings and installations not only with intellectual reflection and conceptual detachment but repeatedly with relish and great emotionality, nor does he shy away from the pathos of grand gestures.
This monographic catalogue provides a documentation of Paolo Chiasera first German solo exhibition at museum MARTa Herford, where he creates two extensive installations both of which deal with the classic topic of landscape.

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"Paolo Chiasera"

May 2009

ISBN 978-3-86678-301-0

25,00 x 32,50 cm

72 Pages

51 b/w illustrations

Softcover, without dust-jacket, without slipcase

Languages: German, English

MARTa Herford gGmbH

preface by
Roland Nachtigäller

Lorenzo Benedetti, Carson Chan and Thomas Niemeyer
The illustrated book was published on the occasion of the exhibition „Paolo Chiasera – Unter freiem Himmel“, 9 May 2009 to 28 June 2009, Museum MARTa Herford.