10 years Word:Pictures
Ed. DASMAXIMUM ArtContemporary
37 pages, color illustrations throughout, e-book, free.
Wort:Bilder, the inclusive education project about art and poetry, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Ten years ago, it was one of the first museum offerings for people with various impairments in Bavaria. With Wort:Bilder, psychologist Pauline Füg and pedagogue Dr. Henrikje Stanze, together with the museum team, have further developed a project originally conceived at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for dementia patients for DASMAXIMUM and geared it to a broader group of participants. The e-book combines a selection of the best improvisational poems created at the end of each session together with the participating groups with the exciting images of the past ten years.
Andy Warhol. The original silkscreens.
Ed. DASMAXIMUM Traunreut, Municipal Gallery Rosenheim
with an introduction by Dr. Birgit Löffler and texts by students of the University of Applied Sciences, Rosenheim, Department of Interior Design, under the direction of Freia Oliv
100 pages, softcover
Available at the DASMAXIMUM museum box office
After studying commercial art from 1949, Warhol was considered one of the most respected graphic designers in New York. From 1960 onwards, he devoted himself exclusively to free art and, as co-founder of Pop Art, became one of the most prominent artists worldwide. By legitimizing the screen printing process, which had until then usually been commercial, he expanded the boundaries of art - just as he did with the selection of his themes from the areas of consumer society. Around 100 originals from Warhol's portfolios, including the classics Marilyn, Campbell's Soup Cans, Mao, Skulls, Flowers, Lenin, Kimiko, Sunsets, and the series Love and Saint Apollonia with rare collages and test prints are collected in this exhibition catalogue. These are masterpieces of silkscreen art that demonstrate such precision, creativity and confidence in the use of artistic means that they fully confirm Warhol's fame as one of the most important artistic personalities of all time.
Ed. DASMAXIMUM Traunreut, Kunsthalle Darmstadt
The exhibition at Kunsthalle Darmstadt was the occasion to select a series from Heide Stolz's oeuvre and to present it extensively in a booklet for the first time. The series with Isolde Jovine and an unknown man was created in connection with a commissioned work for the advertising agency Foote, Cone & Belding in Frankfurt. The numerous vintage prints, contact sheets, and negatives in the estate, however, bear witness to how Heide Stolz took this commission as an opportunity to playfully examine the conservative role models of the 1960s.
The 50-page booklet is complete with the promotional brochure resulting from the commission, 5 vintage prints, 3 contact sheets and a selection of 15 negatives.
HEIDE STOLZ. The staged provocation.
Photographs by Heide Stolz from the 1960s
Ed. DASMAXIMUM Traunreut, Municipal Gallery Traunstein
with a preface by Birgit Löffler and texts by Judith Bader and Selima Niggl
149 pages, hardcover
Available at the museum box office
The black-and-white photographs of Heide Stolz (1939-1985), taken in the 1960s, bring to mind the power of a work that combines the energies and spirit of optimism of a rebellious generation with the perfection of staging and recording, and that unfolds its intensity in the balance between playful experiment and professional skill. Their outstanding aesthetic quality and lively media criticism elevate these photographs beyond the status of contemporary documents and give them the status of highly topical artistic works. The photographer Heide Stolz is a discovery,
I don't want to say anything about myself. It's about the art.
Heiner Friedrich in conversation with Corinna Thierolf
with further contributions by Duke Franz of Bavaria, Michael Govan and Elisa Schaar.
120 pages, 113 illustrations, hardcover
Available at the museum box office
On April 14, 2018, the German art promoter, museum founder, gallery owner and collector Heiner Friedrich celebrates his 80th birthday. To mark the occasion, Schirmer/Mosel Verlag is publishing a tribute to his work in the art world, which began in 1963 with the founding of Galerie Friedrich und Dahlem in Munich. The publication, which pays tribute to a career that is rare in the art world, from art dealer to patron, financier and benefactor in one person, outlines for the first time his horizon of diverse activities in a conversation between the curator Corinna Thierolf and Heiner Friedrich. The accompanying pictures of artworks and artists demonstrate the enormous contribution that Heiner Friedrich made to the art of the 20th century and made possible.
Uwe Lausen. The day after tomorrow I will be dead
325 pages, colour illustrations throughout, hardcover
Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König
EAvailable at the museum box office
Uwe Lausen, the "child prodigy," the artist who was successful at an early age, "ruined" by drugs, and "ennobled" by suicide, seems to fit the cliché of the tragically failed genius. But as effective as such a label may be for the public, it is of little help in dealing with the work and thinking of the artist, who, as a member of the Situationist International, was always very well informed. Anyone who wants to learn more about Lausen's multifaceted work and dazzling personality should read this meticulously researched and richly illustrated Monograph, which shows why Lausen in particular has become an "artists' artist", whose works and seemingly uncompromising attitude continue to fascinate artists to this day.