Hans Haacke by Walter GrasskampHans Haacke by Walter Grasskamp

Hans Haacke

byWalter Grasskamp, Hans Haacke

Paperback | June 1, 2004

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Born in Cologne in 1936 and based in New York since 1965, Haacke's strong political, cultural and social concerns are reflected in his installations, texts and sculptures.Throughout his fifty-year career Haacke has frequently changed the presentation of his art to get his message across. Often borrowing from non-art sources such as corporate advertising, questionnaires or scientific experimentation, Haacke is probably the most successful and best-known late twentieth-century artist to create a political art that manages to hit its mark with succinct elegance.Haacke sometimes works almost as a sleuth-like reporter, uncovering museum politics in his art. This practice has famously led on occasion to museum officials cancelling his exhibitions. For example, his 1971 one-person show at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, was cancelled in response to his proposal to present the questionable real estate dealings of several New York companies.
Critics have said that Eric Bentley has given a new direction to theatrical history and represents the German avant-garde in drama. Brecht's most ambitious venture in verse drama, Saint Joan of the Stockyards (1933), was written in Germany shortly before Hitler came to power. Brecht left his homeland in 1993. Before he came to the Unit...
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Title:Hans HaackeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 11.5 × 10 × 0.62 inPublished:June 1, 2004Publisher:Phaidon PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0714843199

ISBN - 13:9780714843193

Appropriate for ages: 13

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