Opening and book presentation by Michael Glasmeier: November 20, 2019 at 7 pm
An exhibition on the occasion of the publication of the book “Claus Böhmler – Smart Artist” (edited by Michael Glasmeier, Naho Kawabe and Nora Sdun, Textem Verlag Hamburg, 2019)
Smart Artist is not only an artist’s book, but can also be understood as a handbook, which not only conveys the most diverse tasks of Böhmler as a media craftsman in pictures, but also – updated to the latest state of media achievment by QR code – mediates them in film and sound by simple scanning using a tablet or smartphone app.
The exhibition FUZZY DARK SPOT at the Falckenberg Collection brings together 56 video works by over 30 mostly Hamburg-based artists ranging from the 1970s to the present day, featuring historical and contemporary productions in both thematic and monographic groups. The exhibition examines how video in art interprets social and media irritations and manipulations.
Participating artists: John Bock, Claus Böhmler, Öyvind Fahlström, Harun Farocki, Jeanne Faust, Britta Gröne/Peter Piller, Romeo Grünfelder, Christian Jankowski, Naho Kawabe, Paul McCarthy, Vanessa Nica Mueller, Wolfgang Oelze, Nam June Paik, …
Exhibition catalogue, edited by Dirk Luckow and Wolfgang Oelze texts
(German/English) by Friedrich Heubach, Dirk Luckow, Thomas Macho,
Wolfgang Oelze, Claudia Reiche, Gerd Roscher, Siegfried Zielinski as
well as introductory texts on the artists 324 p with 210 coloured illustrations 240 x 180 mm, softcover embossed
Press release: “Artists’ books tell stories, are manifestos, archives or political proclamations. They break with traditional forms of design, open up new spaces, are programmatic, narrative, playful or even abysmal. Discovered as an open and versatile medium through conceptual art and the Fluxus movement, the artist’s books have established themselves as an independent art genre since the 1960s. With the exhibition “Künstlerbücher. Die Sammlung”, the Hamburger Kunsthalle presents for the first time a selection of the best-known publications from its collection of around 1,700 exhibits. […] Dieter Roth, the most important and most stubborn as well as uncompromising protagonist of the artist’s book, and the Hamburg artist Claus Böhmler, who died last year, each have their own rooms dedicated to them.”