Magazine article Sculpture

Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden

Magazine article Sculpture

Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden

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Baden-Baden, Germany

Bilderbedarf: The Civic and the Arts

Through February 17, 2013

"Bilderbedarf," the first of two exhibitions exploring the relevance of art to public discourse, examines the past 60 years, asking whether and through what means art has impacted the world at large. While some of the featured artists are known for their activist intent (Francis Alÿs, Joseph Beuys, Jeremy Deller, and Alfredo Jaar), other choices seem unusual at first glance (Karin Sander and Gerhard Richter). Curators Johan Holten, Hendrik Bündge, and Jacob Racek made their selections according to one primary criterion-concrete and verifiable effect in the social realm. Such effects can be indirect (René Block's 1968 giftof German art to the Czech village of Lidice, which was destroyed by the Nazis, closed not one, but two painful histories when it was finally handed over after a 30-year disappearance in the wake of the Prague Spring), as well as direct (Christoph Schlingensief's Ausländer Raus! …

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