TURKS, JEWS, AND OTHER GERMANS IN CONTEMPORARY ART
BOOK PRESENTATION 15.12.2021 19:00
WITH Peter Chametzky and Arlette-Louise Ndakoze
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We cordially invite you to a presentation of and conversation on the book "Turks, Jews, and Other Germans in Contemporary Art" with the author Peter Chametzky, and Arlette-Louise Ndakoze.
Peter Chametzky presents a view of visual culture in Germany that leaves behind the usual suspects – those artists who dominate discussions of contemporary German art, including Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, and Rosemarie Trockel – and instead turns to those artists not as well known outside Germany, including Maziar Moradi, Hito Steyerl, and Tanya Ury. In this first book-length examination of Germany's cosmopolitan art scene, Chametzky explores the work of more than thirty German artists.
American discussions of German contemporary art have largely ignored the emergence of non-ethnic Germans as some of Germany's most important visual artists. Turks, Jews, and Other Germans in Contemporary Art fills this gap.
Artists discussed include Rozbeh Asmani, Said Baalbaki, Candice Breitz, Esther Dischereit, Nezaket Ekici, Parastou Forouher, Özlem Günyol & Mustafa Kunt, Manaf Halbouni, Silke Helmerdig, Mwangi Hutter, Natasha A. Kelly, Maziar Moradi, Farkhondeh Shahroudi, Hito Steyerl, Nasan Tur, and Tanya Ury.
PETER CHAMETZKY has been Professor of Art History at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, since 2012. From 1998 to 2012 he taught in the School of Art and Design at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. In addition to this book, he is the author of Objects as History in Twentieth-Century German Art: Beckmann to Beuys (University of California Press, 2010). He has published articles in such journals as Art in America, The Art Bulletin,The Massachusetts Review, Modern Intellectual History, and Oxford Art Journal. Exhibition catalogue essays for the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid and Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt a. M. are forthcoming in 2022.