Jürgen Klauke

Ästhetische Paranoia

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Jürgen Klauke
Ästhetische Paranoia

Ed. Peter Weibel, Toni Stooss, text(s) by Andreas Beitin, Régis Durand, Ursula Frohne, Thomas Macho, Peter Sloterdijk, Christian Katti, Peter Weibel, Toni Stooss, Heinz-Norbert Jocks, graphic design by 2xGoldstein

German, English

2010. 252 pp., 140 ills.

hardcover

29.00 x 29.00 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-2594-1

A concentrated perspective of life’s absurdity

Photo and media artist Jürgen Klauke (*1943) is known for his critical examination of socially standardized gender identities and patterns of behavior. His most recent work describes the paranoid perception as well as the paranoid structure of today’s world. He is the first to so strikingly transpose the symptoms of this situation into an aesthetic. Klauke’s photographs reflect the fundamental conditions of a fearful existence in scenes that range from the austerely minimalist to the excessive and occasionally surreal. He employs everyday materials as tools to create his scenes, succeeding in shaping a concentrated view of the absurdity of life. This publication documents groups of works the artist produced in past years, such as Ästhetische Paranoia (Aesthetic Paranoia) and Wackelkontakt (Loose Connection), as well as the Schlachtfelder (Battlefields) series, published here for the first time.

Exhibition schedule: ZKM | Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe, May 13–September 26, 2010 · Museum der Moderne Salzburg, October 16, 2010–February 27, 2011

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