Ulrike Ottinger

Neuer Berliner Kunstverein / Hannah-Höch-Preis

Book for the exhibition in n.b.k. (November, 26 2011 – January 22, 2012)
Edited by Marius Babias
Verlag Walther König, Cologne / Berlin 2011/12
Foreword by Marius Babias
Texts by Hanne Bergius, Nora M. Alter and Ulrike Ottinger
190 pages with partly colored illustrations, including three folding plates
exhibition directory
Paperback - text in German & Engl. language
ISBN: 978-3-86335-075-8
Price: € 29.80

This publication is the first extensive documentation of previously unknown artistic work from the 1960s by Ulrike Ottinger and marks the award of the 2011 Hannah Höch prize to the internationally renowned filmmaker. Previously unknown and unshown paintings, objects, prints and photographs open up a completely new perspective on her visual world and work.
Buchhandlung Walter König

Excerpt of the catalogue

“It seems as if the artist with this central motif of bubble gum was setting herself up against the arrogance of the art caste and the “old heights” of art. Or does she leave open at the same time whether she is not distancing herself in a critical-ironic fashion from pop art with this motif as an art of effective short-term myths? Bubble Gum seems not as clear or one sided as its Blow up-motif might suggest. On the contrary: Ottinger with her peinture nouvelle, as she herself called it, decides for an elective affinity for both, high and low: she remained true to painting as a medium and tried to revolutionize it from within. We can see her as a “double agent” (Leslie A. Fielder) of these contrary cultures of elite and popular, realities and myths, figurations and abstractions.” – Hanne Bergius


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