With texts by: Barbara Engelbach, Hans-Jürgen Hafner, Markus Heinzelmann, Martin Hentschel, Ulrich Loock, Stephan von Wiese
Starting from Lucio Fontana’s epochal work, the publication asks how ceramic sculpture developed after 1945. Fontana influenced the history of 20th century art mainly with his perforated and slashed canvases. Another of his major art forms was ceramics, which Fontana radically reinterpreted. While Fontana’s ceramic works have remained largely unknown to the wider public, they preoccupied his fellow artists for decades. Together with Fontana himself, therefore, the focus is on those artists who in contending with his work from the 1980s onward contributed substantially to the reassessment of ceramics as an art form. In the 1980s, for example, Norbert Prangenberg created a diversified collection of ceramic works between object and abstraction. At the same time, Thomas Schütte also initiated a figurative approach to ceramic sculpture. In the 1990s, Rosemarie Trockel made postmodernist strategies accessible to the younger generation of artists through her innovative treatment of the traditional medium. Over the past decade an extremely diverse, innovative scene has emerged, represented in this publication by the work of Markus Karstieß.
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