Sexy Mythos

Ideas and Images of Artists

Year: 2006 Type: Print publication Languages: German, English Price: 18.00 € Format: 16 x 23 cm, softcover, thread binding Scope: 208 p., 102 ill., color and bw ISBN: 978-3-938515-01-5

This book is a discursive contribution to the exhibitions of the same name that took place over the course of 2006 at the nGbK, at Forum Stadtpark in Graz, and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Leipzig. The shows addressed “the historical constitution and the continuing presence and attraction of artist myths.” The book allows the narrative structures of myths to be analyzed in a way that is not possible within the exhibition format. The artworks, the research conducted by the editors, and the essays with titles like “Sexy After All These Years” or “Portrait of an Artist as Young God” reflect on the “imaginary and real conditions of the artistic profession from a contemporary point of view,” as the work group’s introduction puts it. Featuring artworks by Jean Le Gac, Christoph Girardet and Volker Schreiner, annette hollywood, Kai Kaljo, Martin Kippenberger, Tanja Ostojić, Mladen Stilinović, and Sibylle Zeh.

nGbK, Verein Forum Stadtpark (Graz)

Work group: Doris Berger, Franziska Lesák, Julia Schäfer, Antje Schiffers, Thomas Sprenger, Moira Zoitl

With contributions by: Doris Berger, Beatrice von Bismarck, Karin Gludovatz, Marine Grzinic, Daniela Jauck & Andreas Unterweger, Sabine Kampmann, Julia Schäfer, Hans Peter Thurn