ARTandPRESS | Art. Truth. Reality

March 23 – June 24, 2012
Exhibition in the Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin

Cézanne, Warhol, Picasso, Braque, Beuys and many other artists explored the issue of the media which both informed and even inspired much of their output. Yet how do contemporary artists deal with the press today? Staged in Berlin’s Martin-Gropius-Bau, the exhibition ARTandPRESS presents key exponents of the contemporary international art scene whose works examine the current state of the press, as a daily opinion-forming institution and mediator of information, and the associated questions relating to perception, reality and truth. The show documents the diversity of approaches to the medium adopted by artists, highlights the interaction between art and the press and seeks to identify the different concepts of truth.

For ARTandPRESS, around 30 artists have selected works from their oeuvre or fashioned new pieces especially for the exhibition. Included among the positions represented here are those by Gilbert & George, Damien Hirst, William Kentridge, Anselm Kiefer and Gerhard Richter. Similarly, artists such as Christian Boltanski, Marlene Dumas, Olaf Metzel, Farhad Moshiri, Elisabetta Benassi, Rirkrit Tiravanija and Erwin Wurm have also addressed this issue. An historical section, presented in digital form, complements the show with a documentation of works from the second half of the 19th century.

Credits: ARTandPRESS, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin 2012 © Stiftung für Kunst und Kultur


Ai Weiwei | John Baldessari | Elisabetta Benassi | Joseph Beuys | Christian Boltanski | Denmark | Marlene Dumas | Angus Fairhurst | Günther Förg | Gloria Friedmann | Nikolas Gambaroff | Gilbert & George | Robert Gober | Douglas Gordon | Melissa Gordon | Andreas Gursky | Eberhard Havekost | Damien Hirst | Jenny Holzer | Marine Hugonnier | Jörg Immendorff | On Kawara | William Kentridge | Anselm Kiefer | Yves Klein | Jannis Kounellis | Barbara Kruger | Sigalit Landau | Robert Longo | Markus Lüpertz | Adam McEwen | Jonathan Meese | Mario Merz | Annette Messager | Olaf Metzel | Gustav Metzger | Aleksandra Mir | Farhad Moshiri | Sigmar Polke | Richard Prince | Robert Rauschenberg | Daniel Richter | Gerhard Richter | Thomas Ruff | Julian Schnabel | Gregor Schneider | Nedko Solakov | Rirkrit Tiravanija | Luc Tuymans | Günther Uecker | Marcel van Eeden | Angel Vergara | Kelley Walker | Andy Warhol | Franz West | Erwin Wurm