The artistic work of Peter Friedl (born 1960), one of the most important artists of his generation, appears varied, heterogeneous and difficult to grasp. His works have been described as conceptual acts and aesthetic models, which make use of various forms, genres and figures of thought. Like hardly any other contemporary artist, he invites you to trace the hidden and effective references from the history of ideas and culture as well as their global counter-histories, open and connections. The ten essays gathered here in German for the first time were written between 2001 and 2012, four of them especially for this reader. In their interdisciplinary interpretations, the authors locate Friedl's work in art and media history, in literary studies, political theory, philosophy and curatorial practice.
With essays by: Mieke Bal, Roger M. Buergel, Jean-François Chevrier, Norman M. Klein, Bartomeu Mari, Maria Muhle, Eva Schmidt, Marco Scotini, Dirk Snauwaert, Hilde van Gelder, Leide Vergara