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Langanke, Cathrin

Overview
Works: 9 works in 29 publications in 2 languages and 422 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Academic theses  History 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Editor, Creator
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Cathrin Langanke
David Smith - Medals for Dishonor (1936-40) by Cathrin Langanke( )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and German and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lang/Baumann : more is more by Daniel Baumann( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Smith - Medals for Dishonor (1936-40). Ein ikonografischer Vergleich by Cathrin Langanke( )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in German and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Smith, who is known in the United States mostly for his abstract sculptures, starts in 1936 with his series Medals for Dishonor (1936-40). By using surrealistic motifs he is showing within this series the horrors of war. Compared with artworks of leading surrealists at that time you can see that there is also a change of iconography: Motifs of violence increase. Could Smiths series of medals therefore be seen as an example for the change of iconography in Surrealism within the 1930s?
Liebe = Love by Wilhelm-Hack-Museum( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in German and English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capacity for enthusiasm, fascination and abandon - these are factors of pivotal importance in both art and love. This catalogue documents a wide variety of attitudes to the subject since the 1970s
David Smith - Medals for Dishonor (1936-40) : Ein ikonografischer Vergleich by Cathrin Langanke( )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in German and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American steel sculptor David Smith (1906-65), best known in the United States for his abstract steel sculptures, began on his return from a nine-month trip through Europe to New York in July 1936 - one that was consequently high in political terms controversial time - working on his 15-part figurative medals series Medals for Dishonor (1936-40). Within this series, Smith depicts the horrors of war in a surrealistic way in general, but always uses various motifs to refer to the events of the time. Due to the genre as well as the combination of surrealist style and socially critical theme, the medals completely fall out of Smith's remaining, predominantly sculptural and abstract work. Compared to works by leading surrealists or artists close to surrealism, such as Salvador Dalà (1904-89), Max Ernst (1891-1976), André Masson (1896-1987), Joan Miró (1893-1983) and Pablo Picasso ( 1881-1973) it is also noticeable that these representations of violence are integrated into their works in order to express themselves in a socially critical manner. Can Smith's series of medals exemplify a new accentuation of surrealism in the 1930s?
Liebe [Hamra Abbas ... ; anlässlich der Ausstellung Liebe, 22. März bis 29. Juni im Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein] = Love( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in German and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Smith : Medals for Dishonor (1936-40)( )

1 edition published in 2014 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der amerikanische Stahlbildhauer David Smith (1906-65), der in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika hauptsächlich für seine abstrakten Stahlskulpturen bekannt ist, beginnt nach seiner Rückkehr von einer neunmonatigen Reise durch Europa im Juli 1936 nach New York - zu einer folglich in politischer Hinsicht hoch brisanten Zeit - mit der Arbeit an seiner 15-teiligen figurativen Medaillenserie Medals for Dishonor (1936-40). Innerhalb dieser Serie stellt Smith auf surrealistische Art und Weise die Schrecken des Krieges im Allgemeinen dar, verweist mittels unterschiedlichster Motive aber immer wieder auf das damalige Zeitgeschehen. Durch sowohl die Gattung als auch die Kombination aus surrealistischem Stil und sozialkritischem Thema fallen die Medaillen vollständig aus Smiths restlichem, vorwiegend skulpturalem und abstraktem Werk heraus. Im Vergleich mit Werken führender Surrealisten, oder dem Surrealismus nahestehender Künstler, wie beispielsweise Salvador Dalà (1904-89), Max Ernst (1891-1976), André Masson (1896-1987), Joan Miró (1893-1983) und Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) fällt darüber hinaus auf, dass auch diese Gewaltdarstellungen in ihre Werke integrieren, um sich sozialkritisch zu äußern. Kann Smiths Medaillenserie folglich exemplarisch für eine Neuakzentuierung des Surrealismus in den 1930er-Jahren stehen?
Lang / More is More( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More is more? The Swiss artists Lang/Baumann are renowned for their extraordinary interventions, which radically alter public space or occupy the interiors of art institutions. Beautifully presented in this monograph, their colorful, experimental, and rigorous projects are a call for more audacity in creating temporary installations that often seem to promise access to a hidden world. While some of their works--such as their street painting in the Swiss mountain village of Vercorin or their Beautiful Steps series of absurd staircase constructions--have garnered Lang/Baumann worldwide attention, they have also done a variety of other work that gives new impulses to our perception and can breathe new life into museum exhibitions or site-specific interventions. They have, for example, created installations using huge inflatable pipes woven into the windows of facades, realized large wall paintings with complex geometries, and transformed a whole house into a sculpture by connecting all the doors and windows with tunnel-like passages
David Smith : Medals for Dishonor (1936-40) : ein ikonografischer Vergleich by Cathrin Langanke( Book )

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

 
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Liebe = LoveLiebe [Hamra Abbas ... ; anlässlich der Ausstellung Liebe, 22. März bis 29. Juni im Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein] = LoveLang / More is More
Languages
German (15)

English (14)