October 1, 2017 to February 4, 2018
Contemporary artists whose works reflect nature and landscape keep returning to books and typography as a form of expression. Pages of script or stacks of books are used to compose landscapes, and natural materials serve to create book objects. Written myths of the creation of the world and human beings, herbariums and herbal books, poetry anthologies and lexical collections all try to grasp the phenomena of our natural world. The book as a medium with all its haptic qualities, and script as a manner of expression with many possibilities, have been taken up by many visual artists – especially in the context of the great subject of “nature”. At the same time, the destructive confluence of fire and books is reflected by contemporary artists. With this exhibition the Museum Sinclair-Haus turns into a universal library where very different artistic means of expression find a home.
Featuring works by Su Blackwell, Jonathan Callan, Thimo Franke, Hubertus Gojowczyk, Sharka Hyland, Anish Kapoor/Brighten the Corners, Gunther Keusen, Anselm Kiefer, Cornelia Konrads, Alicja Kwade, Guy Laramée, John Latham, Alicia Martín, Michael Merkel, Nanne Meyer, Hannes Möller, Lori Nix, Katie Paterson, Max Schmelcher, Irem Tok, Stephanie Wolff, Peter Wüthrich, Yi Sun