Asta Gröting.

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n.b.k. Exhibitions Vol. 6 – Asta Gröting.

Edited by Marius Babias and Stella Rollig

200 pages, with illustrations (mostly in color), soft cover, German/English, 19.80 Euro / 15.00 Euro (members), Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne 2010, ISBN 978-3-86560-786-7


This publication emerged in cooperation with Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz and provides a comprehensive overview of Asta Gröting’s oeuvre from 1981 to today. In an essay by Stella Rollig, continuities and breaks in Gröting’s sculptural and film work are sketched out. Her sculptures have received international recognition ever since the 1980s. As of the 1990s, her work expanded in terms of media by way of video and performance. In the block of film works The Inner Voice (1993–2004), Gröting developed a series of videos with ventriloquists around the world. At the foreground of this study are everyday psychosocial actions as artistic material, in contrast to the materiality of the sculptures. To that extent, Gröting’s sculptures possess a social dimension by engaging with their physicality in an expanded debate about developments that take place in the field of tension between self and the community.

With a preface by Marius Babias and Stella Rollig, as well as a text by Stella Rollig.

The book was published on the occasion of the exhibition
Asta Gröting.

The publication can be purchased at local bookshops, via the website of Buchhandlung Walther König, and at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein. Members of Neuer Berliner Kunstverein can buy the book at n.b.k. for the special price of 15.00 Euro.