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THE 21ST CENTURY: INTO THE FUTURE WITH PARACELSUS/DAS 21. JAHRHUNDERT: MIT PARACELSUS IN DIE ZUKUNFT. Kunsthalle, Basel, 1993. 152 pp. with 81 ills. (22 col.). 30 x 25 cm. LC 93-225751 Bilingual in German and English.
Documents an exhibition of some 30 recent sculptural and video installations, photo-based compositions, paintings and drawings by Wolfgang Laib, Roni Horn, Marlene Dumas, Gary Hill, Saint Clair Cemin, Hiroshi Sugimoto and seven other international artists who were invited to submit works conveying their visions of mankind's social, ecological and spiritual future. Interviews with and statements by the artists supplement four essays that include a discussion of the ambivalent attitudes reflected in the featured works and a summary of the views on art and the future expressed in the writings of Swiss physician and alchemist Paracelsus (1493-1541).
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-1990 — Several Media
Plans: 75
Worldwide Number: 055449
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