Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, unified Germanys new capital city has experienced an extraordinary renaissance and a triumphant return to the ranks of Europes tastemaking cities. New Berlin has not only attracted contemporary artists formerly based in the regions of Cologne, Hamburg, and Dusseldorf, but many internationally renowned artists as well.
"Berlin Art Now" explores the mindsets, mentalities, and working practices of twenty-three painters and sculptors whose work is now shaping Berlins burgeoning art scene. The city itself plays an integral role in each artists style, distinguishing Berlins resident artist culture from those of other Western European cities. With text by Mark Gisbourne of the Courtauld Institute in London and photographs of both the artists and the city by noted portraitist Jim Rakete, "Berlin Art Now" poses (and answers) the question, Why Berlin, and why now?
About the Author :
Marc Gisbourne has contributed to Berlin Art Now as an author.
Marc Gisbourne, art historian, curator and critic, has taught at the Courtauld Institute of Art, Slade School of Fine Art, and many other prestigious institutions. He lives and works in Berlin.
Jim Rakete has contributed to Berlin Art Now as a photographer. Jim Rakete is one of Germanys most prolific portrait photographers. Apart from his portraits of international celebrities, he works in advertising for such brands as Toni Gard, Loewe, Nil, and Jacques Brit. He lives in Berlin.
|Title:||Berlin Art Now||Publisher:||HNA Books|
|Author:||Marc Gisbourne, Ulf Meyer Zu Kuingdorf, Jim Rakete|
|No. of Pages:||206|
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