The Bird of Self-Knowledge: Folk Art and Current Artists' Positions


Book is in excellent condition. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. Dust jacket shows the slightest signs of shelf wear only, no tears. Published on the occasion of the exhibition same name at the Tiroler Volkskunstmuseum Innsbruck 27 June-26 October 1998. Twenty-five contemporary artistis contribute to a response to the museum's collection of folk art Artists include: Pieter Laurens Mol, Hermann Nitsch, Al Souza, Antoni Tpies, Daniel Spoerri, Hermann Nitsch, Luigi Ontani, Pedro Proenca, et al.


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Twenty-five contemporary artists invade a space normally devoted to the display of Austrian folk art and contribute inventive and interventive works in response to it.

The painting The Bird of Self-Knowledge is the central motif for an exhibition of the same name. Twenty-five contemporary artists were invited to create a work in response to the place where it would be installed in a folk art museum. The result is a provocative dialogue between the current artists' positions and the anonymous cultural heritage already in place. The new works investigate traditional concepts of folk and contemporary art while developing new approaches to anonymous popular culture.

Title: The Bird of Self-Knowledge: Folk Art and Current Artists' Positions

Author: Weiermair, Peter (ed.) Bruckner, Wolfgang, jean-Hubert Martin, Saul Ostrow, Marie-Louise Von Plessen, Beat Wyss

Categories: Art,

Publisher: Edition Stemmle: 1999

ISBN Number: 3908161649

ISBN Number 13: 9783908161646

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Type: Art

Seller ID: 148205

Keywords: Pieter Laurens Mol, Hermann Nitsch, Al Souza, Antoni Tpies, Daniel Spoerri, Tiroler Volkskunstmuseum Innsbruck, Folk Art, Responses, Artists, Statements, About, Art, Reaction, to, ,