Funktionen bildender Kunst in unserer Gesellschaft 1970

Year: 1970 Type: Print publication Languages: German Scope: ca. 150 p., numerous images, color and b/w

Functions of fine art in our society, 1970

The basic research working group set out to explore the links between the aesthetic and society. Fine art, the group argued, should not be viewed in isolation, set apart from prevailing economic conditions and the ideology of the capitalist system, of which it is part. Art should play an applied, communicative role, using aesthetic means to highlight the functional constellations of social phenomena. As well as containing a large number of texts, the catalogue also uses various forms of visualization including sketches, graphics, fold-out diagrams, and illustrations.

Ed.: nGbK

Work group: Hans-Jürgen Diehl, Arwed Gorella, Manfred Hülsewede, Heinz-Dietrich Kemmer, Otto Mertens, Herbert Mondry, Jens Petersen, Catrin Sello, Reinhard Spier, Greta Tüllmann, Gerd Wulff