Remembering Landscape

Cat. Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen

Exhibition catalogue, edited by Eva Schmidt and Kai Vöckler
texts (German/Enlish) by Isabelle Busch, Branislav Dimitrijevic, Brenda Hollweg, Jeroen Laureyns, Friedrich Meschede, Sean O’Hagan, Ludwig Seyfarth, Eva Schmidt, Sabine M. Schmidt, Alexander Streitberger, Ursula Panhans-Bühler, Kai Vöckler, Raluca Voinea
352 p with 330 coloured illustrations
270 x 210 mm, hardcover

ISBN 978-3-86442-260-7

48,00 €

What does landscape mean today?

Still the ­romantic ideal of a diversified natural, agricultural and settlement area? Modern landscapes today are often »non-places«. They bear traces of eco­nomic interventions, changing demarcations, are marked by displacement and war as well as by urban sprawl and mining. Quite often, only a kind of residual nature remains, where a few ruins tell of historical events. Barren landscapes that speak of past violence are degraded to (illustrative) ­material. At the same time, (war) memories are ­visibly embodied in architectural monuments from the 20th century. In this exhibition and in numer­ous contributions to the extensive book, 24 artists and artist groups bring the theme of landscape to life. Landscapes between fiction, symbolism and documentation are presented, and they appeal to our ability to read and decipher these images – and, quite naturally, call upon our imagination and our ability to feel empathy

Anca Benera und Arnold Estefán, Nico Bleutge, Bogdan Bordeianu, Lucian Bran, Helwig Brunner, Marianna Christofides, Luc Delahaye, Chloe Dewe Mathews, Lukas Einsele, Daniel Falb, Cyprien Gaillard, Dani Gherca, Anne Heinlein und Göran Gnaudschun, Nico Ilfoveanu, Markus Karstieß, Thomas Kellner, Jan Kempenaers, Anselm Kiefer, Aglaia Konrad, Susanne Kriemann, Armin Linke in collaboration with Aristide Antonas and Estelle Blaschke, Richard Mosse, Andreas Mühe, multiplicity, Cyprian Muresan, Paul Nash, Alexandra Navratil, Cristian Rusu, Larisa Sitar, Milica Tomic & Sans Souci Collective, Unknown Fields, Danny Veys, Paul Virilio, Kristof Vrancken

Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, 10/6 – 30/9/2018
MNAC Muzeul National de Arta Contemporana, Bucharest, 16/11/2018 – 17/3/2019
Sint-Lukasgalerie & De Markten, Brussels, 24/4 – 8/6/2019