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The New Earthwork: Art, Action, Agency

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Die spanische Journalistin und Kuratorin Paula Llull hat einen Artikel über Hermans Arbeit für das neue Buch The New Earthwork: Art, Action, Agency geschrieben. Das Buch ist in diesem Monat erschienen und ist ein Projekt des International Sculpture Center, dass auch die Zeitschrift Sculpture Magazine herausbringt. Die Herausgeber des Buches sind Twylene Moyer und Glenn Harper. Es folgt eine kurze Inhaltsangabe des Buches (auf Englisch):

“For more than 40 years, sculptors have been at the forefront of environmental and ecological/social innovation, making works that treat the earth as creative partner rather than resource and raw material. The new earthwork, which is currently at the leading edge of sculptural practice, means art for the future of humanity and the planet; it means a new approach to aesthetics and the role of art in our lives; it means a sustainable and vital artistic practice that not only solves problems but dares to ask questions and seek answers across disciplinary boundaries. Working in the land to solve agricultural, habitat, and water problems; using new materials and technologies; employing, and sometimes generating, alternative energy sources; taking action and educating about recycling, frontier biology, and genetic engineering, these artists demonstrate how art can open people’s eyes, drive change, and envision more than one possible future.” – from The New Earthwork: Art, Action, Agency


The synopsis mentioned above is from the book The New Earthwork: Art, Action, Agency, published this month by the International Sculpture Center, publishers of Sculpture Magazine, and the University of Washington Press. Spanish journalist and curator Paula Llull wrote an article about Herman’s work for the book, which was edited by Twylene Moyer and Glenn Harper.


La sinopsis mencionada más arriba es del libro The New Earthwork: Art, Action, Agency, publicado este mes por el International Sculpture Center, editorial del Sculpture Magazine y del University of Washington Press. La periodista y comisaria, Paula Llull, escribió un artículo sobre el trabajo de Herman para el libro, que fue editado por Twylene Moyer y Glenn Harper.


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January 15, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Krise, 1974

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Wir fangen das neue Jahr mit einer kleinen Online-Ausstellung an. Die Idee ist es monatlich ein Bild von Herman auf diesem Blog zu veröffentlichen, eine Auswahl an Werken von den 70ziger Jahren bis zu seiner späteren Malerei. Dieses Bild stammt aus Hermans Hamburger Zeit.

Krise, 1974. Acryl auf Leinwand, 191.5 x 171 cm.


We would like to begin the new year with a small online exhibition. The idea is to publish one of Herman’s paintings on this blog every month; a selection of works spanning several decades, from the 1970s until the 2000s. The painting inaugurating this show dates from Herman’s years in Hamburg.

Krise (Crisis), 1974. Acrylic on canvas, 191.5 x 171 cm.


Nos gustaría comenzar el año con una pequeña muestra en la red. La idea es publicar un cuadro de Herman en este blog cada mes – una selección de obras que abarca el período de los años setenta hasta principios de los 2000. La obra que inaugura esta muestra data de la época que Herman pasó en Hamburgo durante los años setenta.

Krise (Crisis), 1974. Acrílico sobre lienzo, 191.5 x 171 cm.

Hermans Malerei wurde von Olaf Kroenke fotografiert / Herman’s paintings were photographed by Olaf Kroenke / Los cuadros de Herman fueron fotografiados por Olaf Kroenke.

Written by frannyink

January 15, 2012 at 5:15 pm

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