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art book cologne, founded by Bernd Detsch in 1997, is a wholesale company and specializes in buying and selling high quality publications in art, art theory, architecture, design, photography, illustrated cultural history and all related subjects internationally. Our team includes specialists in art, culture, music, book trade and media but in spite of our diversity we have one common ground: the enthusiasm for unique art books.
We purchase remaining stocks from museums, publishers and art institutions. We sell these remainders to bookstores, museum shops, and art dealers all over the world.
|Editor||Anette Hüsch, Dörte Zbikowski|
|Type of book||Exhib'publication|
|Museum / Place||Kunsthalle zu Kiel|
SPUR symbolizes a new dawn, resistance and individualism in postwar Germany during the 1950s and 1960s. The Kunsthalle zu Kiel is taking a detailed look at the phenomenon of The Third Wave, which Gruppe SPUR artists brought to life in numerous writings as an art and social movement. It was founded by Lothar Fischer, Heimrad Prem, Helmut Sturm and H. P. Zimmer, whose names are uniquely linked to changes in German society and the art scene after 1945. The exhibition will be showing artworks by Gruppe SPUR and its contemporaries, presenting the avant-garde influences thereon and investigating the group's ideas about what art is and about its political dimensions. The Third Wave—Gruppe SPUR: artists, pop and politics palpably illustrates life of the 1960s between middle-class values and the yearning for freedom, looking at the further consequences of Gruppe SPUR and whether its aftermath can still be felt today.