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Is That Biedermeier?
Is That Biedermeier?
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“Is that Biedermeier?”, we often ask of pictures which date from the same period but do not look typically Biedermeier. The publication concentrates on these works in particular by showing the wide range of painting in the years between 1830–1860 through portraits, landscapes and genre pictures. The main focus lies on Austrian painters like Ferdinand Georg Waldmuller, Rudolf von Alt and Friedrich von Amerling, together with artists from Northern Italy, Hungary, Bohemia and Slovenia including Giuseppe Tominz, Jozsef Borsos, Bedrich Havranek and Francesco Hayez. There are also references to the changes in style in furniture production at that time, which also demonstrated a remarkable diversity.

Andreas Horlitz: Equilibrium
Andreas Horlitz: Equilibrium
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Although he started out as a photographer, Horlitz was quick to break away from purely mimetic representation. Cross-fading images and text layers, and using transparency to create photos with double meanings, he also experimented with lightboxes. Today, they constitute a key element of his work. His works range from small and medium-sized objects to large in situ installations and architectural projects. His artworks are often based on scientifically sourced material and are the result of his creative exchanges with scientists. Horlitz’s series, Autoportraits, began with a sample of his own DNA; today it includes eight biometric portraits. This year, the artist’s most recent and largest installation project, Interdependence, was inaugurated in The Hague. The partly mirrored, 250-metre-long glass fence symbolises information streams, velocities, waves and multiple horizons. Equilibrium describes a state of suspension, a balance which is achieved by uniting differing forces. Horlitz is equally interested in references to both historical and contemporary visual cultures which can be found in texts and symbols.

Benjamin Katz: Gerhard Richter At Work
Benjamin Katz: Gerhard Richter At Work
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Using a pair of compact Leicas, Katz produced and hand-developed eighty black and white portraits of Richter painting, sketching and mentally processing his work. These candid photographs reflect genuine moments in the life of his subject, encompassing humour, melancholy and love. Katz, a veteran of the art world himself, has captured many other legendary figures in his work, and has exhibited in some of the world’s most important galleries. Among his subjects are Joseph Beuys, Sigmar Polke, Rosemarie Trockel, Martin Kippenberger and Georg Baselitz. Katz’s striking photographs offer new insights into the celebrated career of Gerhard Richter. Text: German / English / French

Magnificence of Marble
Magnificence of Marble
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Two of the most important Spanish sculptors of the sixteenth century and their work in Naples can be found here together in an opulent art book. During the period between 1513 and 1518, Bartolomй Ordусez and Diego de Siloй from Burgos in Castile made the southern Italian city blossom into one of the most important European centres of marble sculpture. Ordусez and de Siloй were influenced in their art by the work of Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael, and continued to develop their own style: poetical and expressive, it was modelled on the Italian Renaissance mixed with borrowings from Antiquity, but without giving up the Naturalism typical of the Iberian peninsula.As masters of a variety of techniques they found in Naples that the unique marble from Carrara provided a fertile environment for their creative work. Their activities here provided the decisive impetus for the continued development of artistic taste towards the High Renaissance and laid the foundation stone for the Neapolitan “School” with its main representatives Girolamo Santacroce and Giovanni da Nola.

Form And Light: From Bauhaus To Tel Aviv
Form And Light: From Bauhaus To Tel Aviv
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The fragment - an essential part of the structure which carries within it the genetic code of the whole, is in the core of this visual inquiry depicting Tel Aviv’s White City. The encounter between a building style originating in Europe and the Mediterranean glare, is highlighted by the colour photography. While paying homage to the Bauhaus spirit and the avant-garde photographers of the 1920s, it is also a tribute to past ideals and present renewal, enhancing the current relevance of the Modern Movement in an exceptional urban setting. The images add up to create a portrait of a place by revealing the poetic essence of its architecture and the role light takes in shaping it. English-German edition