Editor: Ellen Kobe/Marvin Altner GERMAN 112 Pages with 95 col. Images Softcover Dimensions: 21 x 27,5 cm Sold out ISBN 978-3-86859-030-2
Date of publication: September 2008
The lavish ballrooms and intimate chambers of Frederick the Great’s guest house in the park of Sanssouci become a showplace for current art. Neue Kunst in den Neuen Kammern! bids farewell to the white cube in the guise of Frederician rococo and attempts a bold, exciting balancing act between the desire to break with history and an emphatic plunge into the splendours of the past. In works that are humorous, critical, or rich in association, twenty international artists stage the eighteenth century world from the perspective of contemporary art—and so change our perspective: on the present, but also on the secrets of past epochs.