Gebrauchsanweisung für moderne Kunst
Erstmals im Taschenbuch
First day of sale: 13.01.2016
CHRISTIAN SAEHRENDT and STEEN T. KITTL
"DAS KANN ICH AUCH! Gebrauchsanweisung für moderne Kunst / I CAN DO THAT TOO! Instructions for Modern Art
220 pages, with 60 monochrome illustrations
“Those who are regularly driven crazy be contemporary arts, will learn tricks from the practical work of its producers”. Focus
“The authors are knowing tourguides on a trip through the topography of arts…fresh and unique.”
Neue Zürcher Zeitung
The Ultimate Guide for All Involuntary Consumers of Modern Art
Funny, biting and pointed
Nobody can get past art today. One time it is an art event, which beats all record numbers of visitors. Some other time it is the annual nomination of artists for the Turner Prize, which gives many cultivated people something to gossip about even more cultivated. Unpleasant questions on contemporary art arise at pub quizzes. And finally one is confronted with the art collection of the employer, which is scattered over the barren offices and forlorn corridors.
This book takes the widespread prejudices against modern art seriously. It offers enjoyable entertainment and valuable insider knowledge beyond the uncritical rejoicing of notorious art educationalists. Pointed and disrespectful the secrets of cultural activities are dished up: Who decides, if something is art? How do you decipher the art jargon and how do you parley best? How can you distinguish between quality and cheap stuff? What is the deciding factor for the success or the failure of an artist? And how dirty is it behind the scenes of the art world?
"I Can Do That Too!" is directed to desperate parents, whose son or daughter decides to do "something with art" after the school-leaving exam. To everyone, who is (or was) together with an artist and who wants to really understand his or her partner (or ex-partner) at last. To everyone, whose friends invite each other more and more often to brunches, just to show off with their newly bought art works.
Rights sold to:
Prophet Press (Taiwan), Yoldaerim (Korea); Robin Book (Spain), Shunjusha (Japan)
CHRISTIAN SAEHRENDT, geboren 1968 in Kassel, ist Historiker und Kunsthistoriker und wurde 2002 an der RuprechtKarls-Universität Heidelberg promoviert. Er lebt in Berlin und am Thuner See in der Schweiz. Bei DuMont erschienen u. a. 2015 ›Gefühlige Zeiten. Die zwanghafte Sehnsucht nach dem Echten‹ sowie seine gemeinsam mit Steen T. Kittl verfassten Bücher ›Das kann ich auch!‹ (2007/2013), ›Das sagt mir was!‹ (2008), ›Geier am Grabe van Goghs‹ (2010), ›Du hast die Haare schön!‹ (2014), ›Ist das Kunst oder kann das weg? Vom wahren Wert der Kunst‹ (2016).