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The Future of Art – A Diary
Erik Niedling & Ingo Niermann [see all titles]
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 Erik Niedling & Ingo Niermann The Future of Art A Diary
Texts by Tom McCarthy, Erik Niedling, Ingo Niermann, Amy Patton.
published in September 2012
English edition
14 x 20 cm (softcover)
256 pages (146 b/w ill.)
€19.00
ISBN: 978-3-943365-02-3
EAN: 9783943365023
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The sequel to The Future of Art – A Manual (2011), in which Niedling joined Niermann on his search for a new, epic artwork.
Average life expectancy can fool you into thinking you still have many years ahead. But what would it be like if you had only one left? What would you want to—what could you—experience in this limited period of time?
Artist Erik Niedling would like to be buried in Pyramid Mountain, the largest tomb of all time, conceived by writer Ingo Niermann. To make this goal a reality, Niedling lives one year as though it were his last. The Future of Art: A Diary recounts the joys and horrors of that year. A letter by Tom McCarthy examines the social and philosophical implications.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition “18.10.1973–29.02.2012” at the Neues Museum Weimar in 2012.
See also: Ingo Niermann; Antje Majewski & Ingo Niermann.