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Political Landscape / Politische Landschaft – Kunst, Widerstand, Salzkammergut
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  Political Landscape / Politische Landschaft Kunst, Widerstand, Salzkammergut
Edited by Dirck Möllmann and Elisabeth Fiedler.
Texts by Kirsty Bell, Elisabeth Fiedler, Martin Herbert, Dirck Möllmann.

Graphic design: Johannes Schwark.

Published with the Institut für Kunst im Öffentlichen Raum Steiermark.
published in October 2015
bilingual edition (English / German)
13,5 x 21 cm (softcover)
194 pages (60 color & 8 b/w ill.)
€19.00
ISBN: 978-3-95679-161-1
EAN: 9783956791611
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An unprecedented encounter between contemporary art and World War II historic & natural sites in Austria.
The Ausseerland and the partly inaccessible landscape in the Austrian Totes Gebirge look back on a checkered political history. A great number of activities both supporting and opposing Hitler's fascism were focused there in the mid-1940's. The year 2015 sees the seventieth anniversary of the liberation of Europe from Nazi totalitarianism. Only few witnesses of these past events are still alive at this time. Many events are known, many interpretations contested, but a confrontation with contemporary art that focuses on historic sites in the landscape, and decides to interpret these sites differently, is unexampled. Six art projects in the landscape work with this individual and collective memory. This book is intended to serve as a walking guide and to give the reader insights concerning the historical background of the projects. It contains words and images about the various works, the artists, and the sites, as well as how to find them, along with details and anecdotes connected with places, events, and topics.
Published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at the Universalmuseums Joanneum, Graz, from 2014 to 2016.

Works by Clegg & Guttmann, Eva Grubinger, Florian Hüttner, Angelika Loderer, Susan Philipsz, Bojan Šarčević.