Stephan von Huene: The Song of the Line

Die Zeichnungen / The Drawings. 1950–1999

Cover of the publication »Stephan von Huene: The Song of the Line«
Type of publication
Exhibition catalog
Author / Editor
Hubertus Gaßner und Petra Kipphoff von Huene (Hg.)
Publishing house, place
Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern
Stephan von Huene (1932–2000) gained international acclaim primarily with his sound sculptures. From these beginnings in the sixties, however, he developed a rich, multilayered body of drawings until well into the late nineties. This publication provides a detailed examination of the artist’s sketches, autonomous drawings, prints, collages, and mind maps, and interprets the various functions and contexts of the works on paper. It explains the influences of European and North American art and culture on von Huene’s work, and demonstrates how essential his works on paper were for the conception and design of his sound sculptures. The texts assembled here reflect the lines of thought and working methods of an artist who, as far as his work was concerned, was also a scientist.
German and English
144 p. : ill.
Organization / Institution
ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe ; Hamburger Kunsthalle ; Stiftung Brandenburger Tor im Max Liebermann Haus
Hamburger Kunsthalle ; Stiftung Brandenburger Tor im Max Liebermann Haus
Gerda Henkel Stiftung, Düsseldorf ; Jakob Stuber Stiftung ; Susanne und Michael Liebelt Stiftung, Hamburg ; Familienverband der Freiherrn von Hoyningen-Huene ; Uwe ; Karen ; Horst ; Martin ; Peter ; Saskia