Wolfgang-Hahn-Preis 2015 Michael Krebber / R.H. Quaytman

Published by Walther König, Köln, 2015, 64 pages (colour ill.), 14.8 × 21 cm, English / German

Price: €8

Established in 1994 in honour of the Cologne art collector Wolfgang Hahn, the Wolfgang Hahn Prize has since been awarded annually to an exceptional, internationally known artist who is nonetheless not yet well known in Germany. In 2015 the prize was awarded for the first time to two artists, R. H. Quaytman and Michael Krebber. This publication honours the prizewinners, both of whom approach the medium of painting from a decidedly conceptual standpoint. With a foreword by Mayen Beckmann, an introduction by Yilmaz Dziewior, a laudation by Daniel Birnbaum, and an afterword by Hanspeter Sauter.

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Haldesleben ∙ Bibette headland ∙ Hotel Hangelar Manfred Pernice

Published by Snoeck, Köln, 2017, 200 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 23 × 20 cm, clothbound embossed with dust jacket with 20 page translated text-inlay, German/English

Price: €25

This complex book by Manfred Pernice goes back to an exhibition at Museum Ludwig Cologne in 2007. At that time, he had combined the early work ­Bibette Headland (1999) with Haldensleben (2005) a work developed further specifically for the exhibition, and the Hotel Hangelar (2007), exhibited for the first time back then. These three large and, to some extent, accessible sculptures refer to the architecture of bunkers, airport towers and small town neighborhoods. Today, after a decade, it is clear that these three sculptures occupy a central ­position in the work of the artist. They illustrate Pernice’s long-standing examination of the historical and socio-political contexts of ­architecture and the aesthetics of everyday life. At the same time, his sculptures, despite their references to reality and history, exist as independent objects, as ­objectification, that present themselves in a productive reciprocal relationship of the familiar and the foreign, turning aesthetic experience into insight. The book displays, for the first time, the varied text and image material of Manfred ­Pernice’s research and ­presents it together with a survey of the realized works of art at Museum Ludwig Cologne. Texts (German/English) by Barbara Engelbach, Yilmaz Dziewior, Kasper König and various facsimiles.

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