Hermann J. Painitz


English, German, 2014

Authors Dieter Bogner, Hermann J. Painitz, Elisabeth von Samsonow, Alexandra Schantl and Thomas D. Trummer; reprint of Adam Jankowski and Christian Theo Steiner
Will be published in May 2014

Edited by Alexandra Schantl

Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld
Cover: Softcover with flaps, bound
Format: approx. 21,00 × 26,00 cm; Pages: approx. 400
Illustrations: with numerous illustrations
ISBN: 978-3-86678-980-7

Can art be objective? This is the question that Viennese concept artist Hermann J. Painitz (b. 1938) addresses. This monograph focuses particularly on the period of the 1960s and 1970s, providing a detailed picture of his extraordinary and highly topical work. This is characterized by his intention to create a type of art that is based on verifiable laws: art as language. Painitz deals with the philosophy of language and develops semiotic systems based on pictograms or objects. His work also includes numerous theoretical essays and poems.