photo text text photo - The Synthesis of Photography and Text in Contemporary Art
144 S., 23,5x22 cm, ISBN/ISSN 3908162483
Grauer Leineneinband mit Schutzumschlag.
Katalog zur Ausstellung im Museion, Museum für Moderne Kunst Bozen, 13.09.-17.11.1996, Frankfurter Kunstverein, 21.01.-03.03.1997."Purely visual perception and viewing of pictures is impossible. We always encounter pictorial images - as in this book description itself - in contexts. It is to this complex of interrelationships between text and photography and the aesthetic potential it holds that the book photo text text photo is dedicated. Based upon a representative selection of important examples of this work across media boundaries from recent photographic history since 1967, the theme of the fertile tension between words and images is explored in images (more than 100 works by 32 different artists) and words (texts by Andreas Hapkemeyer and Peter Weiermair). This revealing look at the art of combining text and photography begins with the milestone works of Conceptual Artists such Joseph Kosuth, Robert Barry, Douglas Huebler, On Kawara, John Baldessari and Hamish Fulton. Alongside other early examples from Italy - Maurizio Nannucci, Giulio Paolini, and Vincenzo Agnetti - the book also features representatives of utopian and critical approaches to social issues, including Josef Beuys and Klaus Staeck. The 1970s and 1980s are represented by the artists Ketty La Rocca, Jochen Gerz, Karen Knorr and Urs Luthi. More recent and current positions are evident in the works of Louise Lawler, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Ken Lum, Heiner Blum, Laura Padgett and Marie-Jo Lafontaine. The publication photo text photo provides a long-awaited inventory of the most recent developments in the aesthetic exploration of the relationships between text and images in contemporary art."
Text vom Schutzumschlag