Gen Atem

Meditated Vandalism

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Gen Atem
Meditated Vandalism

Text(s) by Gen Atem, Rémi Jaccard, graphic design by Miriam Bossard

German, English

2016. 200 pp., 188 ills.


21.00 x 27.40 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-4183-5

Revolution in the White Cube

A Zen monk who sprayed graffiti on subway cars and threw paint at famous people: Gen Atem, the wild pioneer of the European urban art movement. In the eighties and nineties Gen Atem worked with New York hip hop legend Rammellzee. Their joint, multimedia performances were legendary: even Madonna, the Beastie Boys, and Public Enemy were among the spectators.

Now his latest work is presented in this book: a clash with everyone and everything. Both the beautiful and fascinating as well as the horrible and insignificant, even the intangible and incomprehensible is attacked and questioned: is globalization destroying our culture, and does self-representation preserve my identity? Gen Atem relies on the power of images and invites viewers to devise their own answers: only he or she who participates is ready for the revolution.

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