Song of Growth
"Growth lines of a leaf, fluctuations of particles and pollutants in a city’s atmosphere, the increase in food production or a self-portrait in the style of thermal imaging, KP Brehmer (1938–1997) employed a wide range of subjects. Made between the late 1960s and 80s, the works on view in the exhibition at Weiss Falk have been selected because of their allusion in one way or the other to a seemingly immortal metaphor that continues to grab the collective imagination: growth. It penetrates every scale of modern societal organization and production, every aspect of public and utmost personal life, from the “miracles” of birth and death to the accumulation of waste along shorelines or the managed increase of yields in industrial farming."
This catalogue, containing an interview with Hans Haacke, was published on the occasion of the exhibition KP Brehmer Song of Growth, curated by Elisa R. Linn and Lennart Wolff, 27.06.–08.08.2020 at Weiss Falk, Basel.
1st Edition 2020
Edited by Elisa R. Linn and Lennart Wolff
Designed by Anne Stock
Softcover, 124 pages
23.5 × 18.5 cm
Texts in English