For the first time, this book gives a coherent survey of André Butzer’s œuvre and shows the insistent consequence from its beginning in 1994. 

Wer ist die Kunst?

Funktion und Selbstverständnis
In 2004, in collaboration with Kerber Verlag, Kunstverein Hildesheim began its series of thematic readers on fundamental questions in contemporary art with Wo ist die Kunst? Zur Geographie von Schnittstellen (Where is art? The geography of interfaces). The series continued with the second reader Wann ist die Kunst? Prozess, Moment, Gültigkeit (When is art? Process, moment, validity), and now the third volume asks the question Wer ist die Kunst? Funktion und Selbstverständnis (Who is art? Function and self-image).
This reader focuses on people; on the visible and necessary human resources of the art system. What roles will it play; and on what levels does (inter-)action or even manipulation take place? Who makes use of power and in what way? Who makes decisions about definitions and the allocations of meanings? And, in the final analysis: who needs whom? Or is it all actually possible without using communication and consensus?

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"Wer ist die Kunst?"

April 2006

ISBN 978-3-938025-65-9

21,50 x 28,00 cm

160 Pages

56 colored and 2 b/w and 40 duplex illustrations

Softcover, without dust-jacket, without slipcase

Languages: German

Thomas Kaestle
for the
Kunstverein Hildesheim
The book was published as a view of the exhibition programme 2006 of the
Kunstverein Heidelberg.