The State of North Rhine-Westphalia acquired the impressive art collection of Konrad Fischer and his wife, comprising 250 works by some thirty-five artists, as well as the gallery archive, for the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen at the beginning of 2014. The exhibition catalogue now provides a summary of Konrad Fischer’s significant life’s work.

Starker Auftritt

Experimental Shoe Design
Shoes are a source of fascination. This book features more than 100 creations: from the surprising to the bizarre, from dangerous stilettos to shark pumps to sandals made from scrubbing brushes. This catalogue showcases shoes as small-scale works of architecture, shoes with the potential to criticise society, shoes with historical references or shoes that we would scarcely recognise as such. The shoe as a work of art with its own artistic message appears side by side with the shoe as social project or fetish object.
Wearable or not? Given the original designs, this question is only of limited relevance.
“Stepping into the Limelight” presents a comprehensive overview of the contemporary shoe avant-garde and the works of world-renowned artists and designers.

Artists / Designer among others:
Zaha Hadid, Albu Mihai, Kei Kagami, Chau Har Lee, Aart van Bezooyen , JANTAMINIAU, Minna Parikka/Jani Leinonen, Birgit Jürgenssen, Paul Lespagnard, Asher Levine, Barbara Zucchi, Kobi Levi, Jeremy Scott/Adidas, Victor & Rolf, OLEK, Anastasia Radevich, Nicholas Kirkwood, Olaf Nicolai, René van den Berg, Iris van Herpen, Marloes ten Bhömer, FINSK, Winde Rienstra, TRIPPEN, Anna Korshun, Roberto Fliri, UNITED NUDE, Iris Schieferstein, Masaya Kushino, Jan Jansen
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"Starker Auftritt"

June 2013

ISBN 978-3-86678-831-2

22,00 x 22,00 cm

176 Pages

149 colored illustrations

Hardcover, bound, with dust-jacket

Languages: German

GRASSI Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Leipzig
Text by
Sabine Epple
Design by
Polina Bazir, Kerber Verlag
Exhibition: „Starker Auftritt! Experimentelles Schuh-Design“ , 28.3. – 29.9.2013, GRASSI Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Leipzig