Thinking through Painting

From Sternberg Press / Institut für Kunstkritik series

Thinking through Painting

Reflexivity and Agency beyond the Canvas

Edited by Isabelle Graw, Daniel Birnbaum and Nikolaus Hirsch

Distributed for Sternberg Press

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Painting has demonstrated remarkable perseverance in the expanding field of contemporary art and the surrounding ecology of media images. It appears, however, to have dispelled its own once-uncontested material basis: no longer confined to being synonymous with a flat picture plane hung on the wall, today, painting instead tends to emphasize the apparatus of its appearance and the conduits of its circulation. With contributions by Peter Geimer, Isabelle Graw, and André Rottmann, Thinking through Painting investigates painting's traits and reception in cultural and socioeconomic discourse.

Contributors Peter Geimer, Isabelle Graw, André Rottmann

Institut für Kunstkritik Series

Paperback

$16.00 T ISBN: 9783943365108 70 pp. | 4.75 in x 7.5 in 7 b&w illus.

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Editors

Isabelle Graw

Isabelle Graw is the publisher of the journal Texte zur Kunst, which she cofounded with Stefan Germer (1958-1998) in 1990, and professor of art history and art theory at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste–Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main. Her previous books include In Another World: Notes, 2014–2017 (2020), The Love of Painting: Genealogy of a Success Medium (2018), and High Price: Art Between the Market and Celebrity Culture (2010).

Daniel Birnbaum

Daniel Birnbaum is a Swedish art critic, theoretician, and curator. He was the director of the Museum of Modern Art (Moderna Museet) in Stockholm from 2010 to 2018, and currently directs the VR company, Acute Art.

Nikolaus Hirsch

Nikolaus Hirsch is an architect, curator, editor, and educator. He is the director of CIVA in Brussels and was the Dean of Städelschule and Director of Portikus in Frankfurt. He is the author of the books On Boundaries (2007), Institution Building (2009), Cybermohalla Hub (2012), and co-editor of the Critical Spatial Practice series at Sternberg Press and co-founder of e-flux architecture.