Astrid Klein

Astrid Klein : Transcendental Homeless Centralnervous

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Astrid Klein is best known for her large-format "photoworks"; since the 1970s she has combined found photographic images and textual excerpts with drawn and painted elements to produce striking black-and-white artworks. Less well known, but equally complex, are the black and white paintings, collages, neon sculptures, mirror works, transparencies and "Schriftbilder" she has created in over four decades of artistic practice. This publication provides the first comprehensive overview of Klein's oeuvre, which is noted for its 'cool' aesthetic, intellectual acuity and emotional intensity. Purity and elegance are coupled with a seismographic sensitivity for critical contemporary issues such as the role of women in society, notions of success and failure, or wider themes of remembering and forgetting, time and transience. Reflecting her wide-ranging interests in literature, film, philosophy, perception theory and neuroscience, Astrid Klein's artworks open up aesthetic and intellectual realms for viewers to experience and explore.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 420 pages
  • 240 x 305 x 44mm | 2,407g
  • Cologne, Germany
  • English, German
  • 410 colour
  • 3960983352
  • 9783960983354

About Astrid Klein

Dorothea Zwirner, geboren 1965, Studium der Kunstgeschichte in Köln. Promotion über Marcel Broodthaers. Seit 1990 freie Kuratorin und Autorin mit zahlreichen Publikationen zur zeitgenössischen Kunst.
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