A Stage for Art
Andreas Baur (Ed.)
“Crossover” is the keyword for Crossing Media, an annual performance festival—and this, its accompanying chunky handbook—blurs genres and artistic disciplines. All the selected works share a reference to a stagelike presentation for their realization, expanding the performative possibilities of contemporary art. Among them is Banks Violette’s delicate construction Kill Yourself, a gleaming black stage floor and ceiling from which a jumble of neon tubes appears to fall. In the piece Public Sculpture, Julien Berthier’s empty sculpture plinth stands illuminated on a red carpet as the artist’s symphonic hammer strikes on bronze statues in the open space, creating an ephemeral sound situation. Also included are works by Nevin Aladag, Daniele Buetti, Kurt Caviezel, Johan Grimonprez, Christine Hill, Eva Kotátková, Atelier van Lieshout, Philippe Ramette and many others. Essays by Andreas Baur, Anne Horny, Tina Plokarz and Anka Wenzel.
Exhibition catalog / Softcover
3 3/4 x 5 2/3 inches / 536 pp / 500 color
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