Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Mischa Kuball. Foreword by Andreas F. Beitin, Blair French. Text by Andreas F. Beitin, Hans Belting, Horst Bredekamp, John C. Welchman, et al.
In Platon’s Mirror Mischa Kuball (born 1959) draws upon Plato’s famous allegory of the cave. Kuball’s installation uses projectors, silver foil, photographs and videos to create analogous experiential spaces.
Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Mischa Kuball, Harald Welzer. Text by Harald Welzer.
Düsseldorf-based artist Mischa Kuball (born 1959) spent over a year photographing and interviewing 100 immigrants from 100 different nations in Germany's Ruhr region. Together, the individual stories of these immigrants offer a cross-generational perspective on the area and the cultural and industrial transformations that are helping to define Western Germany as the “New Pott” or new melting pot.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Edited by Florian Matzner. Text by Boris Groys, Peter Weibel, Armin Zweite, Peter Sloterdijk, et. al.
Mischa Kuball, born in 1959 in Düsseldorf, has projected the flickering aqua light of a swimming pool bottom onto the surface of a Berlin bridge, built a glittering solar system from a disco ball and mirrors and hung spotlights over the footprint of an old bunker hidden under the streets of Lünenburg, Germany. He's also trained his spotlights on contemporary politics, hanging 10 of them over a red carpet outside the Parliament Building in Copenhagen, and then again trained them on his viewers, installing the same piece at the entrance to a museum space. Throughout all this he's been featured in solo exhibitions in Europe, Australia, and the U.S., and as far afield as Tokyo and São Paulo. A forthcoming midcareer retrospective--to include all of the works documented here--is expected to travel to Denmark, Finland, Austria, Italy, Great Britain, Australia, China and Japan.