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Aspekte zeitgenössischer Malerei
Since the beginning of the 1980s, works of Appropriation Art critically question the value and the claim of the originality of artworks as well as the innovation myth of their creators. Thus quoting, copying or overpainting are seen as acts of appropriation. Although repetitions have a long tradition in art history, the artist–s unmistakable signature style as the possibility of an unambiguous classification was usually guaranteed. Not till the copy becomes the original is the question of the recognition of pictures newly posed, particularly since the digitalization and use of collage techniques or the duplication of a file have become even easier.
American artists–like Sherrie Levine who creates a new or –double picture? by simply superimposing two images, or Elaine Sturtevant, who copies other artists–take up a radical position in comparison to European artists.
The artists introduced in this publication refer just as unmistakably to picture sources, but offer them the means of artistic reciprocation by their interpretation of the original: Ian Anüll, Philip Akkerman, Francis Baudevin, Svenja Deininger, Klodin Erb, Pia Fries, Markus Gadient, Michael van Ofen, Giacomo Santiago Rogado, Thomas Scheibitz, Uwe Wittwer and Robert Zandvliet.