Récentes reconstructions, 2009
Edition of 15 signed and numbered copies + 8 A.P
Edition size book: 33,5 x 37 cm- 10 Accordeon pages.
This book has been silkscreened on Kölner Pappe by Axel Bohlen, Cologne.Binding by Buchbinderei & Prägerei Schaefer, Cologne.
Published by Christophe Daviet-Thery,2009,Paris.
Price upon request.
Johannes Wohnseifer finds the needs for his work in history,both the history of Germany as well as his own, whether personal memories or those of his generation.He develops a strategy primarily grounded in the appropriation of historic and cultural symbols, which he infuses with an ironic and affective, almost melancholic mood.Nonetheless, while at first glance close to Pop this practice is ultimately revealed as purely conceptual.
This project remits exclusively to the personal memory of the generation of the artist in the covers of the 1980s.English pop group The Smith. At the time, the group used existing well-known images of people from their own imagery, and now Wohnseifer repeats the same design but replacing them with people from the universal imagery of British culture.
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