The Coup of the Blameless Men
G.R.A.M., a politically-oriented artist group, was founded in 1987 by Günther Holler- Schuster, Ronald Walter, Armin Ranner and Martin Behr. The group lived and worked in Graz and Linz, Austria, and for years focused on the performative staging of press photography which it was subjected to a brutal and hilarious multi-layered artistic interrogation in the form of reenactments. G.R.A.M. worked to capture the pictorial raw material of the mass media’s spirited, garrulous photo reportage, and bring unrest into the world of the images using repetition and displacement. In their new performance, created within the pages of this publication, current political scenes are the theme: American secretary of state John Kerry, for example, shows up during a meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin in Moscow, or surrounded by bodyguards during the Iranian atomic negotiations in Vienna. The G.R.A.M. team continues to create humor out of the absurdity of daily political and social life. Each books dust jacket is made from a different fragment of a newspaper image.
9 ½ x 7 in. / 80 pp / 43 b&w and color
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