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Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin

Reflections of contemporary art on the newspaper medium. Exhibition with 56 international artists and their work concerning truth and reality in the media. Many artists have created new work especially. Anselm Kiefer, for example, shows his view on the subject of media change in a large installation in the central atrium; Ai Weiwei has created an installation of steel reinforcements especially for the show.

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The newspaper has served as material and subject matter for art since the mid-19th Century. Artists deal with this medium in many ways, whether in its function as an instrument of information or of manipulation. The motivations and meanings behind the use of the medium are always different. The exhibition ARTandPRESS shows 56 artistic positions on this issue.

Many artists have created new work especially for the exhibition or have selected pieces from their oeuvre.
Anselm Kiefer, for example, shows his view on the subject of media change in a large installation in the central atrium of the Martin-Gropius-Bau. The young Iranian artist Farhad Moshiri deals with the subject of censorship with his installation "Newsstand". In their series of paintings "London Pictures", Gilbert & George pose questions on the production of news and the truth by quoting headlines. Ai Weiwei has created an installation of steel reinforcements especially for the exhibition. The material for this comes from earthquake-damaged school buildings, under which around a thousand pupils were buried - the steel serves as evidence in search of the truth, which was not allowed to be reported in China ARTandPRESS is a project initiated by the Foundation for Art and Culture in Bonn under the artistic direction of Walter Smerling. Among those serving on the expert advisory council are Götz Adriani, Heiner Bastian, Robert Fleck, Siegfried Gohr, Peter Iden Dieter Ronte and Norman Rosenthal.

Hans-Joachim Petersen is the project coordinator.

Ai Weiwei
John Baldessari
Elisabetta Benassi
Joseph Beuys
Christian Boltanski
Marlene Dumas
Angus Fairhurst
Günther Förg
Gloria Friedmann
Nikolas Gambaroff
Gilbert & George
Robert Gober
Douglas Gordon
Melissa Gordon
Andreas Gursky
Eberhard Havekost
Damien Hirst
Jenny Holzer
Marine Hugonnier
Jörg Immendorff
On Kawara
William Kentridge
Anselm Kiefer
Yves Klein
Jannis Kounellis
Barbara Kruger
Sigalit Landau
Robert Longo
Markus Lüpertz
Adam McEwen
Jonathan Meese
Mario Merz
Annette Messager
Olaf Metzel
Gustav Metzger
Aleksandra Mir
Farhad Moshiri
Sigmar Polke
Richard Prince
Robert Rauschenberg
Daniel Richter
Gerhard Richter
Thomas Ruff
Julian Schnabel
Gregor Schneider
Nedko Solakov
Rirkrit Tiravanija
Luc Tuymans
Günther Uecker
Marcel van Eeden
Angel Vergara
Kelley Walker
Andy Warhol
Franz West
Erwin Wurm

ARTandPRESS is supported by RWE. The media partner BILD is following the exhibition with extensive features about the participating artists and their works.

Well-known authors such as Robert Fleck, Peter Iden, Eva Karcher, Rainer Laabs, Frank Schirrmacher, Peter Sloterdijk and Peter Weibel accepted the invitation to contribute to the accompanying catalog, which will be published by Wienand Verlag.

In autumn ARTandPRESS is coming to Karlsruhe: ZKM Center for Art and Media will show the exhibition from 15.09.2012 to 10.02.2013.

Image from left to right: Andy Warhol, Five Deaths, 1963 © 2012 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York William Kentridge, Could anyone be more like me? 2008 © William Kentridge, Photo: Marc Domage

Press contact:
BUREAU N Silke Neumann Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 7 10178 Berlin T 030.3087 4085

Organizer: Stiftung für Kunst und Kultur e.V. (Foundation for Art and Culture, Bonn, Germany)

Thursday, 22 March 2012 h 10 am - 10.45 am - Exhibition Preview, Press conference h 11 am
Present at the press conference:
Prof. Dr. h.c. Walter Smerling - Chairman, Foundation for Art and Culture in Bonn
Volker Heck - Head of Corporate Communications, RWE AG
Dr. Nicolaus Fest - Editorial Department, BILD
Prof. Peter Iden - Academic Advisory Board
Prof. Dr. h.c. Peter Weibel - Executive Board, ZKM Karlsruhe
Prof. Gereon Sievernich - Martin-Gropius-Bau, Director

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Tuesday closed
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and Tuesday after Whitsun (29.5.)
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