On the Extremes of Good and Evil Hugo Canoilas

Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2021, 104 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 24.5 × 34 cm, English / German

Price: €15

Produced on the occasion of Hugo Canoilas being awarded the Kapsch Contemporary Art prize 2020, and the resulting exhibition at MUMOK, Vienna.

Canoilas’s combination of painting with strategies of installation and performance is evidence of an expanded concept of painting based on an awareness of contemporary social and political developments and of the appertaining philosophical and art-historical discourses. These take a critical view of our world order shaped by humanism, with its hierarchical structures of values, and they advocate an empathetic approach to nature and all creatures and animals.

You can see a video on the exhibition here.

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