Museum Exhibition Catalogues, Monographs, Artist's Projects, Curatorial Writings and Essays
"A wunderkind was born whose initial creative attempts encompassed the usual poems and paintings, amazingly giving expression to the latter in an untypically self-assured manner for a 15-year-old in an exhibition in the forest. It was imperative for him that his poems be published. A strong will to express himself is recognizable." Gregor Jansen, excerpted from the The World is a Sign in Yester 'n' Today.
A pioneer in the field of media art, Ferdinand Kriwet (born 1942) began exploring the consequences of mass media and sensory overload in the 1960s through neon signs and wall paintings, stage appearances and radio plays. Analyzing the language of television, advertising and photography, the German artist describes himself as a visual poet. This book surveys 40 years of Kriwet's work.