Ferdinand Kriwet - Yester'n'Today Book 22160

Ferdinand Kriwet - Yester\'n\'Today Book 22160
288 pages, hardcover, bilingual english/german, with many images. Essential survey of Kriwet's 2011 major exhibition at the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf. Ferdinand Kriwet is regarded as a pioneer of media art. Ahead of his time, he already dealt in the 1960s with our way of seeing that has been influenced by the sensory overload of the mass media in exhibitions, stage appearances and radio plays, analysing the process the language of television, advertising and photography. Kriwet, whose work is rooted in concrete poetry, describes himself as a visual poet. Aside from his neon signs and wall paintings, the versatile Düsseldorf-born artist also worked in subsequent years on numerous art projects in conjunction with architecture. He furthermore produced a large number of texts for radio.