A certain contradiction inheres in the idea of presenting a histor of wall painting in a museum exhibition, because the wall painting is always a temporary matter. These temporary exhibitions in Baden-Baden and Bielefeld explore the genre of wall painting and other works that deal with the materiality of the wall.
Taking works from the 1960s avant-garde as a point of departure, this catalogue explores the subject of wall painting from expressionims to contemporary graffiti. The volume is complemented by installation shots showing the exhibitions in Baden-Baden and Bielefeld, attempting to capture the fleeting medium of wall painting in its multifarious forms.

AUF ZEIT. Ed. Johan Holten and Friedrich Meschede with the assistance of Regine Ehleiter and Christina Lehnert. Texts by Michael Diers, Regine Ehleiter, Laszlo Glozer, Béatrice Gross, Christiane Heuwinkel, Friederike Horstmann, Johan Holten, Jutta Hülsewig-Johnen, Susanne Küper, Christina Lehnert, Friedrich Meschede, Henrike Mund, Dirk Teuber and Anne Vieth. 160 pp. In German and English. Graphic Design by strobo Matthias Friedrich Julian von Klier, Berlin.

© 2013 Catalogue: Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Kunsthalle Bielefeld and Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther KönigPublished on the occasion of ›FOR THE TIME BEING‹

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