Archivi tag: Hatje Cantz

floating poetry, meandering mindscape / yahon chang – isang yun (berlin, 29 april 2023)

St. Elisabeth, Berlin Invalidenstraße: Der taiwanesische Kalligraf bemalt eine Leinwand von 15 x 20 Metern zu Musik von Isang Yun. Adele Bitter (Violoncello), Holger Groschopp (Klavier). Werke von Isang Yun: Espace I for Violoncello and Piano (1992), Glissées for Violoncello solo (1970), Shao Yang Yin for Piano solo (1966), Nore for Violoncello and Piano (1964), Studio Yahon Chang, Isang Yun International Society, Hatje Cantz, Bote & Bock / Boosey & Hawkes

documenta fifteen: “handbook”

Sandro Ricaldone

Hatje Cantz, 2022

Documenta 15 is no ordinary art exhibition. Working with the guiding concept of “lumbung,” the Indonesian collective ruangrupa―the exhibition’s curators―are less concerned with individual works than with models of collaborative practice. This guide offers insights into and orientation for the processes that evolved in the creation of the exhibition.
A comprehensive resource both for visitors of Documenta in Kassel and anyone interested in collective practices, this guide presents all the collectives and artists featured in Documenta 15 through in-depth profiles by international authors. Taking the question “what is lumbung?” as an organizing principle, the book offers an introduction to the concept and cultural background of Documenta 15, with documents and photographs tracing the collectives’ working processes. A chapter surveying the show’s locations in Kassel, as well as a large fold-out map and an introduction to the exhibition’s public program, are also included.

hp zimmer: tagebuch 1957-1965

Sandro Ricaldone

» es gibt im Moment keine besseren Künstler als uns in Deutschland «
(There are no better artists than us in Germany at the moment)
Tagebuch 1957 – 1965
edited by Barbara Hess, Nina Zimmer
foreword by Matthias Mühling
Hatje Cantz, 2022

“I have kept a diary since my school days,” HP Zimmer remarked in 1984. This is also true of the time of the artists’ group SPUR he co-founded in 1957. He wrote to “seek my own point of view in the midst of often turbulent events and sometimes controversial debates.” This book presents representative excerpts from the manuscript, which was reviewed by the artist in the early 1990s. Stylistically aware and (self-) critical, Zimmer comments on the cultural and social climate of postwar Germany. He provides insights into the contemporary German art scene and its European network with close ties to the Situationist International. The debates recorded by Zimmer in his diaries – about painting and artistic freedom as well as revolution, boxing matches, crime series, and the threat of nuclear war – are still strangely relevant to us today.

HP ZIMMER (1936-1992) studied at the Hamburg Kunsthochschule and the Munich Kunstakademie in the late 1950s. SPUR, which he co-founded, was one of the first post-war avant-gardes groups in the Federal Republic. In 1982, HP Zimmer became a professor of painting at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Braunschweig.

tomas schmit: “making things. drawing action language 1970–2006”

Sandro Ricaldone

Making Things
Drawing Action Language 1970–2006
Edited by Jenny Graser and Barbara Wien. Text by Jenny Graser, Dagmar Korbacher, Kasper König, Tomas Schmit, Dorothy Iannone, et al.
Hatje Cantz, 2021

When the European Fluxus group split in 1964 after two eventful years, Tomas Schmit, who had been involved in the group’s actions as a performer, gradually withdrew from performing. From 1966 he devoted himself primarily to writing and drawing. But the idea of the stage as a place where an action is performed in front of and with an audience did not vanish from his art. From then on, Schmit staged “the performance of drawing” on paper. In this catalogue, the close interlocking of performance and drawing in Schmit’s entire oeuvre is examined for the first time. The publication further reflects on the manifold spectrum of his drawing and language art spanning almost 40 years.

TOMAS SCHMIT (1943–2006) came to art as an autodidact, learning from Fluxus artists such as Nam June Paik, George Maciunas, Arthur Köpcke, and Ludwig Gosewitz, with whom he began performing in 1962. His drawings provide complex, often humorous commentary and engage with subjects as diverse as language, logic, cybernetics, biology, behavioral science, and perception.