Walter Dahn: About Today

Walter Dahn: About Today
Library Shelf Location 18.DAHN
Publication Date 2009

This volume presents outdoor sculptures, both those recently produced for the new arrangement of the Cologne Sculpture Park and works that already exist, on numerous colour plates. It grapples with the decline of outdoor sculpture and the debate on its current forms, as well as the aspects of modern society and environment that are reflected in the subject range of these works. Reaktor by Dirk Skreber, Herbert-Bayer-Zigarettenkiosk / Atomskulptur by Michael Sailstorfer and Disappearing Forest of Germany by Alan Sonfist all deal with the burning issues of our times. The focus is on the current discussion about the financial and economic crisis, the dominance of technology, the shift in global power, climate change and over-population, but also 'celebrity culture', success and fame. In this way, KölnSkulptur 5 affords a representative view of the positions taken by contemporary outdoor sculpture and makes the vitality of this genre clear for all to see. Published alongside an exhibition at Galerie der Stadt Remscheid, Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg and Sprüth Magers Galerie, Berlin / London in 2009 / 2010. English and German text.

ISBN 9783865606211
Quantity 1
Pages 96p; 17.3 x 1.3 x 23.6 cm
Editor Oliver Zybok
Authors Marietta Franke, Susanne Pfeleger, Oliver Zybok
Format Paperback
Publisher Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig
Related Artist Walter Dahn
Categories Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team), Painting, Sculpture, Photography
Artist's Nationality German
Languages German, English

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