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Volker März

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Unlike many other contemporary artists, Berlin-resident Volker März opts to taks a narrative approach to his politically motivated art rather than a conceptual one.


  • Editor

    Volker März

  • Text

    Volker März

  • Design

    Volker März, Carola Wilkens

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  • Details

    Paperback, 24 x 17 cm, 270 pages, 320 ills. in color

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About the product

The starting point for his project developed especially for the Gerhard-Marcks Haus in Bremen and Georg Kolbe Museum in Berlin is an artist book that he both wrote and richly illustrated: His fictionalized alter ego Franz Mai looks back on his life. After spending a pensive boyhood in Mannheim, Mai comes of age in Bavaria and it is here that the adolescent is astonished by what he sees as an often silent acceptance of the country’s Nazi past. The astonished confusion he feels as a child develops into outright mistrust as an adult, and finally he not only rejects the accepted interpretations and rules, but also the forms of rule that accompany them and the exclusions they take for granted.

Finally, the protagonist moves to Berlin to work there as a political artist and explore these recurrent issues. The narrative by Volker März reads like a script in which realistic figures encounter imaginary ones, different moods are generated and recollections evoked.