Anna-Maria was a Juliane and Franz Roh Postdoctoral Fellow in Modern and Contemporary Art at the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte in Munich.
“Communication Fever”: West German Art during the Cold War reexamines crucial transformations within the visual arts of the period through the lens of communication. The project makes the case that a focus on West Germany and its unique geopolitical position enables a diversified account of the ways in which communication was elevated during the Cold War to a politically charged trope, propelling and pulling artistic production in differing directions. Spanning from the early 1950s to the late 1980s, and embracing a heterogeneous breadth of artistic trends and practices – from Art Informel to post-conceptual art – it promises to reveal a shared cross-generational preoccupation with the communicative potentials and procedures of art and will offer new insight into the work of prominent and lesser-known West German artists, amongst them Karl Götz, the group SPUR, Gernot Bubenik, Bazon Brock, Marcel Odenbach and Anna Oppermann.
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