Call And Response by Helen HirschCall And Response by Helen Hirsch

Call And Response

EditorHelen Hirsch

Paperback | August 15, 2015

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An artist, musician, and researcher, George Steinmann is widely recognized as a crucial intermediary between the worlds of art and the sciences in Switzerland. One of his key interests for years has been the relationship between ecology and aesthetics, an exploration that has involved him in acts of creation with not just other artists, but scientists as well, working together on interdisciplinary topics.
            Call and Response presents a close look at Steinmann’s thinking and working methods and analyzes the development of his work and his collaborations across disciplines. From there, the book goes on to feature selected works from the past thirty years of Steinmann’s career, setting them in the context of contemporary artistic discourse. Published to coincide with an exhibition at Kunstmuseum Thun in Switzerland, the book is a testament to a groundbreaking, restlessly creative artist.
Helen Hirsch is an art historian and director of Kunstmuseum Thun in Switzerland.
Title:Call And ResponseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 12.5 × 9 × 0.6 inPublished:August 15, 2015Publisher:Scheidegger and SpiessLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3858814466

ISBN - 13:9783858814463

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Table of Contents



Foreword and Acknowledgements - Helen Hirsch


A Mind Sculpture for Tallinn - Anu Liivak


Of Blueberries and People - Helen Hirsch


Poetics of Liberation - Dr. Rachel Mader


Trans Selma Dubach - Prof. Christoph Schenker


Converging Parallels. George Steinmann in a Polylogue on Arts, Sciences and Ethics - Hans Rudolf Reust




Das fossile Zeitalter (The fossile Age) (1983/1989)


Zeichnungen (1989–2014)


From-To-Beyond (1995–1997)


Komi. A Growing Sculpture (1997–2007)


Metalog (1999–2000)


Kunst ohne Werk aber mit Wirkung (2010 –2013)


Mittendrin am Rande (2012–)


Eutopia - Prof. Dr. Konrad Ott


Tunduk (2012–2014)


Blues Ainʼt No Stranger (2013/2014)


Prix Thun für Kunst und Ethik (2014–)




Insights into George Steinmann’s Intellectual Cosmos - Anja Seiler




Table of Illustrations


Biography George Steinmann


Author’s- and Artist’s biographies