World out of Joint

Cat. Kunst Museum Winterthur

Exhibition catalogue, edited by Lynn Kost
texts (German/English) by Simon Baier, Konrad Bitterli, Lynn Kost
160 p with 60 coloured full page oder double page illustrations
270 x 210 mm, softcover with dust jacket

ISBN 978-3-86442-392-5

39,80 €

Once Again for the Installation

Since the 1960s, the installation has developed into an essential form of art. It confronts the ­audience with an abundance of information and a range of simultaneous events that constantly challenge the receptivity – an omnipresent condition in today’s knowledge society. In spatial installations, classical art forms are hardly encountered anymore; they are presented mainly with everyday objects, ready-mades and new media. The spectators find themselves in the middle of the work, all senses are addressed and especially film, video, light, sound, and smells expand the usual aesthetic experience into a holistic experience. Inner density is generated continuously by arrang­ing the numerous impressions subjectively and ­assembling them situationally. Through the use of new digital media, installations have gained additional complexity. The clear demarcation between artwork and audience disintegrates in favour of multimedia spaces in which the world virtually seems out of joint. The publication »World out of Joint« demonstrates how contemporary art responds to today’s acute issues such as climate change, artificial intelligence, crypto-evolution, ecology, identity politics and migration. And the volume also provides a multilayered overview of the essential terminology with a glossary.

Kunst Museum Winterthur, 21/5 – 14/8/2022

Ed Atkins, Julian Charrière, Simon Denny, Lizzie Fitch / Ryan Trecartin, Fabien ­Giraud & Raphaël Siboni, Anne Imhof, Pamela Rosenkranz, Sung Tieu, Raphaela Vogel