Published by Ministerio de cultura, Madrid, 1987, 34 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 24.5 cm, SpanishPrice: €18
Produced on the occasion of Raumbilder Five German sculptors in Madrid at Centro De Arte Reina Sofia in 1987. This is a single volume on the work of Reinhard Mucha from a 5 volume set.
Mucha’s meticulously constructed sculptures—he often works with industrial materials such as aluminum, float glass, felt, gloss paint, steel, or blockboard—look variously like showcases and display cabinets or like baroque theatrical installations. He moreover integrates biographical material such as a copy of his diploma from the Düsseldorf Academy of Fine Arts or a photograph that shows him as a student. Yet his purpose with such inclusions is not the personal anecdote; rather, they raise questions concerning the category of the collective—for example, to what extent social structures and the hierarchies woven into them inform our personalities.