Neues Rheinland: Die Postironische Generation (German Edition).
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag
By: Markus HeinzelmannNeues Rheinland: Die postironische Generation (The New Rhineland: The Post- Ironic Generation) assembles works by 30 artists who were born in the late 1960s or the 1970s. They grew up during the 1980s in an era during which Communist regimes collapsed, East-West relations changed radically, and globalization was a dominant feature. In this dissolving world, a provocative inclusion of irony as an integral part of art was indeed the thing to do. The quite diverse post-ironic positions included in this exhibition reveal that the cutting edge of irony appears to have lost its momentum and that new old artistic strategies, which formulate a changed attitude, seem to have taken its place. Using diverse media, the post-ironic standpoints reflect the multifaceted and highly exciting panorama of the Rhineland s contemporary art production. The book will introduce the individual post-ironic artistic attitudes and different essays will place them within the larger social context of the early twenty-first century. It features Jan Albers, Alexandra Bircken, Eli Cortiñas, Katja Davar, Bjorn Dressler, Luka Fineisen, Manuel Graf, Gesine Grundmann, Tobias Hantmann, Diango Hernandez, Markus Karstieb, Konsortium (Lars Breuer, Sebastian Freytag, Guido Munch), Andreas Korte, Matthias Lahme, Vera Lossau, Rosilene Luduvico, Ulrike Möschel, Elke Nebel, Martin Pfeifle, Michail Pirgelis, Anne Pöhlmann, Cornelius Quabeck, Martina Sauter, Jan Scharrelmann, Christoph Schellberg, Gregor Schneider, Felix Schramm, Monika Stricker, Gert and Uwe Tobias, and Paloma Varga Weisz.
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