Respiration du Silence
Editor: Ruth Martius (ed.)
with 150 col. Images
Dimensions: 25 x 30 cm
Euro 55.00 sFr 75.00
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|Hands that are permeated with rich memories and emotions work on the sheets of newspaper. These hands rip them up and rearrange them in new ways, creating the Papiers maroufflés.
The now 86-year-old artist shreds newspaper pages, then shrinks or enlarges the scraps by photocopying them repeatedly, thereby making the words unreadable. “He adds another dimension to written words: an artistic dimension,” says the art historian Andreas Haus. His large formats, ranging from granite black to snow white, have no center, no edge, no top and no bottom. Only shapes and patterns remain of their raw material, a sea of randomly scattered and fragmented letters.
In an interview with Klaus Dermutz, Max Wechsler speaks about his exile in Paris, his work and his personal story.
With contributions by Maurice Benhamou, Klaus Dermutz and Andreas Haus.
The first extensive monography of the work of the artist, who fled from Berlin from the Nazis when he was thirteen and since then has been living in Paris.