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Friedrich Kunath: Rising vs. Setting

This volume attempts to demonstrate that the notion that visual recognition alone is insufficient to determine an object's materiality, forcing a re-examination of the materials used in making art. In this work, published concurrently with an exhibition at the Aspen Art Museum, the question of materiality is recontextualized -- through essays by Aspen Art Museum Director Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson and Peter Eeley, Visual Arts Curator of the Walker Art Museum -- as more than a mere struggle between content and form. Drawing on unconventional means of transformation, such as alchemy and magic, as a way to examine the metaphysical changes that occur when materials are used to conceptualize complex ideas.

Physical description:
Paperback; 200 pages
Aspen: Aspen Art Press, 2009
ISBN: 9780934324441
8 x 10 inches
Weight: 2 lbs. 

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