Texte und Bilder zum Ernst des Lebens

Für alle!

Product   Book
Title   Für alle!
Subtitle   Texte und Bilder zum Ernst des Lebens
Authors   Martin Heller, Lukas Bärfuss
Editor   Martin Heller, Julia Stoff, Juri Steiner
Publisher   Verlag Scheidegger & Spiess, Zurich
Year   2022
Print run   -
Language   German
Number of pages   580
Format   180 x 270 mm
ISBN-10   -
ISBN-13   978-3-0394-2048-3
Price   CHF 49.00 - www.scheidegger-spiess.ch

The curator, author and cultural entrepreneur Martin Heller, who died in October 2021, became widely known as the director of the Museum für Gestaltung in Zurich, as the artistic director of the Swiss national exhibition Expo.02, as the artistic director of Linz 2009 European Capital of Culture and as the person responsible for planning the content of the Humboldt Forum in Berlin. The book Für alle! (For all!), which he compiled himself and which has now been published posthumously, brings together about one hundred of Heller's most important writings and their relation to his visual worlds. They are texts that he has written in his various functions as critic, curator, exhibition organiser, cultural mediator and author since the 1980s: Essays, reflections, interviews, reviews, catalogue contributions and manuscripts. They provide insight into Heller's diverse work and his incisive thinking along ten thematic fields that have shaped his work.

The richly illustrated book covers important, often surprising topics on everyday culture, art, popular design, exhibition issues, Expo.02, photography or urban development. These fields of work and the associated contributions are each commented on in precise reflections from today's perspective, in search of decisive changes and their consequences. Thus, the volume offers two discourses at once: a wealth of insights into Heller's text and image archive as well as a well-founded discussion of current relevance. The afterword by the writer Lukas Bärfuss provides an external assessment and offers personal insights from a companion.

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