The Blind Spot

Year: 2008 Type: Print publication Languages: German, English Price: 16.00 € Format: 16,5 x 24 cm, softcover, sewn binding Scope: 144 p., numerous images, color and b/w ISBN: 978-3-938515-20-4

The exhibition title The Blind spot, which in the literal sense describes a purely optical phenomenon, serves in these investigations as a metaphorical vehicle to associatively sound out the mechanisms and meanings of forgetting, selective disremembering, and memory repression, in individuals as well as in sociopolitical living contexts. Assembled here are contemporary positions by artists who exemplarily approach this theme’s philosophical, socio-political, and individual psychological dimensions in their investigations, research, and critical examinations.

In addition to a systematic introduction by curators Lith Bahlmann and Anke Hoffmann, the catalogue contains extensive text and pictorial material about the artistic works presented, complemented with essays by culture historian Max Glauner, Latvian art theorist Mara Traumane, physician and literary scholar Yvonne Wübben, and film scientist Matthias Wittmann.

Ed.: nGbK

Work group: Lith Bahlmann, Anke Hoffmann, Christin Lahr, Mara Traumane, Frank Wagner, Susanne Weiß

With contributions by: Lith Bahlmann, Nina Brodowski, Anke Hoffmann, Alexander Laudenberg, Matthias Wittmann, Yvonne Wübben