Vertrautes Terrain

Aktuelle Kunst in & über Deutschland

Cover of the publication »Vertrautes Terrain«

Type of publication
Exhibition catalog, Anthology
Author / Editor
Gregor Jansen and Thomas Thiel (Eds.)
Publishing house, place
Kehrer, Heidelberg

The publication »Vertrautes Terrain - Contemporary Art in & about Germany« is the product of an exceptional exhibition project organized by the ZKM I Karlsruhe. Here the focus was placed on works of art which engage with themes, events, and personalities in Germany's historical past through to the present-day. It is precisely against the background of the two jubilees, namely, the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Federal Republic of Germany and 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, that artistic reflection about Germany becomes interesting and highly topical. Not only will the estimated 100 artist and the 200 persons and projects from the areas of music, dance, literature, fashion, design, architecture, theater, and film represented in the exhibition be exhibited, but so also will excerpts from lectures and discussions which accompanied the project. This comprehensive publication comprises a handbook of sorts on the complex thematic field of Germany as a familiar but also unfamiliar terrain.

German and English
464 p. : numerous ill.
Organization / Institution
ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe

Kulturstiftung des Bundes ; Stadt Karlsruhe ; Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg ; LBBW Landesbank Baden-Württemberg ; EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG