Without Firm Ground – Flusser and the Arts

Cover of the brochure »Without Firm Ground. Flusser and the Arts«: portrait Viém Flusser
Type of publication
Exhibition brochure
Publishing house, place
ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe
With texts bearing programmatic titles, such as lnto the »Universe of Technical Images« and »Towards a Philosophy of Photography«, Vilém Flusser (1920-1991) became one of the most influential thinkers on communication and media in the latter decades of the twentieth century. In a supremely positive way he took up the challenge of rethinking the arts in view of the fact that our lives have become highly influenced and determined by technology. His particular variant of anthropology sought to forge a link between scientific methods and a new understanding of culture.
– exzerpt from the introduction
German and Englisch
Organization / Institution
ZKM | Center for Art and Media