Ingo Niermann with Erik NiedlingThe Future of Art: A Manual
With guidance by Thomas Bayrle, Olaf Breuning, Genesis and Lady Jaye Breyer P-Orridge, Olafur Eliasson, Harald Falckenberg, Boris Groys, Damien Hirst, Gregor Jansen, Terence Koh, Gabriel von Loebell, Marcos Lutyens, Philomene Magers, Antje Majewski, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Thomas Olbricht, Friedrich Petzel, and Tobias Rehberger; and commentary by Chus MartÃnez
In 1831 Honoré de Balzac wrote a short story, “The Unknown Masterpiece,” in which he invented the abstract painting. Almost 200 years later, writer Ingo Niermann tries to follow in his footsteps to imagine a new epoch-making artwork. Together with the artist Erik Niedling he starts searching for the future of art and, seeking advice, meets key figures of the art world.
Including the DVD The Future of Art by Erik Niedling and Ingo Niermann (HD, 157 min.).
Design by Judith Banham, Middlecott Design
September 2011, English 14 x 20 cm, 320 pages, 37 b/w ill., softcover ISBN 978-1-934105-63-4 €25.00