Shadow Play: Shadow and Light in Contemporary Art / A homage to Hans Christian Andersen

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For the 200th anniversary of the birth of Hans Christian Andersen, a joint international exhibition project will take place at the Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik inspired by and named after Andersen’s fairytale “The Shadow,” written in 1846/1847.

“The Shadow” is one of his darkest and most complex tales, as well as one of the finest achievements of Danish Romantic literature.

The exhibition will gather about 30 international visual artists like Christian Boltanski, Giorgio de ...

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Overview

For the 200th anniversary of the birth of Hans Christian Andersen, a joint international exhibition project will take place at the Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik inspired by and named after Andersen’s fairytale “The Shadow,” written in 1846/1847.

“The Shadow” is one of his darkest and most complex tales, as well as one of the finest achievements of Danish Romantic literature.

The exhibition will gather about 30 international visual artists like Christian Boltanski, Giorgio de Chirico, Stan Douglas, Duane Michaels, Gerhard Richter, Wolfgang Tillmanns and Kara Walker, and, with the inclusion of videos, films, soundscapes, photography and painting, encompass the full range of contemporary art.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783936636413
  • Publisher: Kehrer Verlag
  • Publication date: 7/1/2005
  • Language: German
  • Edition description: Bilingual
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 12.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Sadowsky (*1960) is Curator of "Shadow Play" and Assistant Director of the Museum "Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik", Odense, Denmark. He studied history, philosophy and ethnology at the University of Hamburg, Germany. Casati is Senior Researcher at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France. His areas of specialization are Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Perception, Metaphysics, Cognitive Science, History of Psychology. Johansen is professor of General and Comparative Literature, Director of North European Regional Center for Semiotics at the University of South Denmark. Research Associate, Research Center forLanguage and semiotic Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana (1982/83). Fulbright Professor at UC Berkeley 1994-95.

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Table of Contents

Of shadows, doppelganger and caves 25
Shadow tales of knowledge and power 43
A caricature : The shadow - an anti-fairy-tale 65
The shadow in art history 107
Artists 119
Miriam Backstrom 141
Thomas Bang 145
Christian Boitanski 149
David Claerbout 152
Marcel Duchamp 155
Hubert Duprat 157
Fred Eerdekens 161
Hans-Peter Feldmann 165
Lucio Fontana 168
Ingo Gunther 172
Rebecca Horn 175
Per Kirkeby 179
Mischa Kuball 184
Bjorn Melhus 187
Duane Michals 190
Simon Dybbroe Moller 193
Tim Noble & Sue Webster 198
Sigmar Polke 202
Tal R 207
Gerhard Richter 210
Cristina Garcia Rodero 215
Vera Rohm 218
Ene-Lils Semper 222
Roman Signer 223
Leonid Sokov 229
Fiona Tan 232
Wolfgang Tillmans 235
Luc Tuymans 238
Kara Walker 241
Andy Warhol 246
Jane Wilson & Louise Wilson 252
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