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Germann, Martin 1974-

Works: 52 works in 116 publications in 5 languages and 1,466 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Interviews  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Contributor, Author, Collector, Creator, wat, win, wst, Translator
Classifications: TR647, 709.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Martin Germann
Katherine Avenue by Larry Sultan( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing : the bottom line by Philippe Van Cauteren( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Presents the works of fifty-three artists from around the globe, all working within the medium of drawing and exploiting its versatile nature in a wide variety of ways. From brief sketches to fully realized and complex constructions, drawing provides the preliminary foundation for all of these works, whether they are simply functional process materials or products of careful consideration. This extensive survey features works from a wide range of prominent contemporary art figures, including Francis Alÿs, Paul McCarthy, Tacita Dean, Roni Horn, Gabriel Orozco, Raymond Pettibon, and many others, as well as written contributions and short introductory texts from dozens of renowned critical voices, many of which have been selected by the artists themselves. Furthermore, the volume contains an essay by influential British writer John Berger. While drawing is often thought of as an incomplete or loosely defined form, this unique anthology and the varying practices of its participants help to demonstrate drawing's extraordinarily distinctive properties and nearly infinite possibilities, affirming its significance as an artistic language"--Back cover
Michael Buthe : Retrospektive = retrospective by Martin Germann( Book )

10 editions published in 2015 in German and English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meine Sonne ist für mich, wie alle Bilder, ein Gebrauchsgegenstand zum Sehen, zum Fühlen, zum Träumen, zum Sich-etwas-Klarmachen', beschreibt Michael Buthe sein wiederkehrendes, zentrales Motiv. In leuchtenden Farben oder strahlendem Gold sammelt der Künstler im Rund dieses Himmelgestirns die gesamte Welt, ja den ganzen Kosmos ein. Michael Buthe kennt keine Berührungsängste: Ausgehend vom deutschen Informel und der amerikanischen Minimal Art begeistert er sich für außereuropäische Kulturen, setzt dem kühlen Konzept des Minimalismus ausgeprägte Sinnlichkeit entgegen und inspiriert das Publikum ebenso zu spirituellen wie zu gesellschaftlichen Fragestellungen. Die Retrospektive versammelt archaisch wirkende Assemblagen, leuchtende Papierarbeiten, intensiv bearbeitete Leinwände, Collagen, Gemälde in Gold und Installationen, die in ihrer Üppigkeit alle Sinne ansprechen. Die Publikation wird mit zahlreichen Abbildungen und neuen Interpretationsansätzen der ganzen Bandbreite von Buthes reichhaltigem Werk gerecht. 0Exhibition: Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern, Switzerland (31.10.2015#x96;31.01.2016) / S.M.A.K. Gent, Ghent, Belguim (05.03-05.06.2016) /Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany (2016)
James Welling : Metamorphosis by James Welling( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in German and English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph, designed by Joseph Logan in close collaboration with the artist, presents a selection of works from the early 1970s to today, demonstrating the artist's conceptual foundations. Welling's series are dialogues between image and matter, process and result, representation and abstraction. This volume includes, amongst other series, selections from 'Diary/Landscape, ' in which Welling matched the writing of his ancestors' letters with Connecticut winter landscapes; 'Glass House' a meditation on Philip Johnson's 1949 residence, shot using colored filters; examples from his 'Degrade s, ' pure color photograms created in the darkroom as well as selections from his recent 'Wyeth' and 'Choreograph' track his early interest in painting and dance. The illustrations are accompanied by an extensive interview with the artist and critical essays that discuss Welling's work in connection with American painting, post-modernism, and authorship, and the artist's eloquently emotional photographic language. 0Exhibition: S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium (28.01. - 16.04.2017) / Kunstforum Wien, Vienna, Austria (05.05. - 16.07.2017)
Fake Titel : Rachel Harrison by Kestner-Gesellschaft( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aaron Curry : bad dimension by Aaron Curry( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michaël Borremans : Automat by Michaël Borremans( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht van het werk van de succesvolle Belgische schilder (1963- )
Thomas Ruff : Lichten by Thomas Ruff( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in German and English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Lerooy : Bittertweet by Thomas Lerooy( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his sculptures and drawings, Thomas Lerooy (*1981 in Roeselare) conjures up a fantastical world that takes spectators to the intimate frontiers of humanity, probing the dark areas and the flaws that define man's mental and physical limits. Each work evokes metaphysical questions as the artist offers his richly ironic explorations of themes such as creation, duality, captivity, transitoriness, and sexuality. Lerooy's drawings celebrate an aesthetic tradition reaching back to Leonardo da Vinci, but also recall the vanitas paintings of the seventeenth century melded with the grotesque and macabre humor of James Ensor. In his sculptures, the artist reveals his great fascination for the monumental tradition of sculpture and the meaning of "the aura" around art. Style and technique are handled in a perfectionist and mannerist way with an eye for detail and proportion
Michaël Borremans : as sweet as it gets by Michaël Borremans( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in 3 languages and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the late 1990s, when he first began to produce drawings and paintings, Michaël Borremans has created an extraordinarily mature body of work that has captured international attention. The disparate spaces he imagines in his paintings, drawings, sculptures and films are unified by an uncanny sense of dislocation and an often unsettling beauty. Rendered in complex palettes and exquisite techniques, Borremans' works in all media embrace a rich legacy of artistic progenitors, but remain firmly anchored in the present. Presenting over 100 works created by the artist over a 14-year period in all media, this publication includes many works not previously reproduced in books or catalogues, offering the most complete overview of Borremans' oeuvre to date. Contributions include a concise and incisive overview of Borremans' practice; a revealing, in-depth interview between the main author of the book, Jeffrey Grove, and the artist, addressing process, influence and philosophical and critical issues; as well as more than 50 individual entries and mini-essays on individual works in the artist's oeuvre by notable writers, curators, filmmakers and musicians. Described by the artist as "the mother of all Borremans books," Michaël Borremans: As Sweet As It Gets is published on the occasion of a major mid-career retrospective. Initially trained in photography and graphic design, the Belgian artist Michaël Borremans (born 1963) turned to painting at the age of 30. Work by the artist is held in numerous public collections, including The Art Institute of Chicago; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Borremans lives and works in Ghent.", viewed August 14, 2014
Markus Draper : Haus, Wand, Spiegel by Markus Draper( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michaël Borremans : Fixture by Michaël Borremans( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in 3 languages and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Ruff : Interieurs by Thomas Ruff( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in German and English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This publication presents Thomas Ruff's series of "interiors", which was created during his student days at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. Most of the pictures were taken in the apartments of relatives or parents of his classmates in the Black Forest. Individual elements are shown with as much simplicity and distance as possible and capture the mood and the character of the whole room without being additionally lit or staged. Thomas Ruff's inner stance towards these rooms is ambivalent: on one hand they are the "epitome of petite bourgeoisie", but at the same time convey a feeling of belonging and stand for a sentimental view of the setting of his childhood. The renovation of these rooms, beginning in the early 1980s, ended his work on this project"--Publisher's website
Michael Sailstorfer by Michael Sailstorfer( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Sailstorfers (geb. 1979 in Velden an der Vils, lebt und arbeitet in Berlin) Interesse gilt zumeist dem Spannungsverhältnis von Statik und Bewegung, den nackten physikalischen Bedingungen der Objekte, die er mit eigenen Ideen und Verwendungsweisen anreichert. Seine Arbeiten gehen weit über die visuelle Wahrnehmung hinaus und sprechen durch Sound, Vibrationen und sogar Gerüche auch die anderen Sinne des Betrachters an. Transformation und Dematerialisierung sind wiederkehrende Schwerpunkte seiner Arbeitsweise. Sailstorfer entzieht die alltäglichsten Dinge ihrem ursprünglichen Kontext, zerlegt und deformiert sie, setzt sie neu zusammen und lässt auf diese Weise kraftvolle Installationen und Skulpturen entstehen: Er verwandelt Straßenlaternen in Sternschnuppen, stellt in einem Betonmischer Popcorn her oder baut ein Schlagzeug aus einem Polizeiauto. Diese erste umfassende Monografie stellt Sailstorfers Werk chronologisch mit einer Vielzahl von Farbabbildungen dar. Sie umfasst Beiträge von Birgit Sonna, Martin Germann, Kristin Schrader und Ellen Seifermann sowie ein Gespräch zwischen Thomas Caron und dem Künstler
Dirk Braeckman by Dirk Braeckman( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In each of his monumental photographic works, Dirk Braeckman (Eeklo, °1958) creates an enclosed, isolated world that nevertheless appears, as a result of its tactility, to be infinite and gives short shrift to the illusions of the photographic medium. These images do not intend to tell a story and yet they are suggestive of complete narratives. His photos leave the moment of the shot far behind and reach beyond their frames. Dirk Braeckman began his career as a (self) portrait photographer, but later consciously turned away from portrait photography. Braeckman finds the subjects for his photographic works in his immediate environment and he has a preference for places or spaces, particularly interiors. The undertone of his work thus remains autobiographical. In his monumental photographic works, he creates an enclosed and isolated world. Braeckman’s images are neither clinically observational nor anecdotal. The images stand alone. The tactility of his work is highly unusual for the photographic medium and gives short shrift to the illusions of the medium. We see the different textures, materials and holders the artist experiments with."
Julian Göthe, you are living in a world of magic [anlässlich der Ausstellung "The Shadows Took Shape" in der Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover, 24. Februar - 8. Mai 2011] by Julian Göthe( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new publication is the first comprehensive catalogue on the work of Julian Göthe. It presents an overview of his work and is published on the occasion of Julian Göthe's solo exhibition at Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover. The publication is produced in collaboration with Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln and Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover
Koen Theys : home-made victories by Koen Theys( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oliver Beer by Oliver Beer( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This catalogue accompanies the exhibition at Ikon Gallery by artist British artist Oliver Beer. Through film and sculpture, with a strong emphasis on sound, it exemplifies his preoccupation with both the physical properties and emotional value of objects.00Exhibition: Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK (15.03.-04.06.2017)
The photographic by S.M.A.K. (Ghent)( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalog accompanying the first part of a diptych exhibition in S.M.A.K., Ghent, spread over two years, curated by Martin Germann with Tanja Boon and Steven Humblet. The exhibition comprises new and existing work by artists and photographers including Lewis Baltz, Tina Barney, Mohamed Bourouissa, Moyra Davey, Marc De Blieck, Sara Deraedt, Patrick Faigenbaum, Peter Fraser, Alair Gomes, Jitka Hanzlová, Roni Horn, Stephanie Kiwitt, Aglaia Konrad, Jochen Lempert, Zoe Leonard, Jean-Luc Moulène, Zanele Muholi, Jean-Luc Mylayne, Trevor Paglen, Doug Rickard, Torbjørn Rødland, Michael Schmidt, Arne Schmitt, Allan Sekula, Ahlam Shibli, Malick Sidibé, Dayanita Singh, Wolfgang Tillmans, Marc Trivier and Tobias Zielony. The selection, ranging from the 1960s to the present, demonstrates a lively interest in the power of the still image as a means of examining the world. It concentrates on indefinable images with an open view, whose multi-layering requires slow reading. Exhibition: S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium (07.10.2017-07.01.2018)
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