DIRK SKREBER: NDAA: DER NA(H)TAZ-HUMMER II
Catalogue of an exhibition held at Leopold-Hoesch-Museum & Papiermuseum Düren, Jun. 3-Aug. 12, 2012, with essays by Joachim Bessing, Will Heinrich, Dirk Skreber, and Christian Wassmann.
The thrill of speed, the aesthetic quality of destruction, and the fascination of overcoming physical limitations: these are the central themes in the art of Dirk Skreber, who paints landscapes in large formats, as well as semi-abstract figures. He makes fearsome sculptures out of cars that were used in crash tests and creates giant installations that take up entire rooms. The artist has also increasingly used film as a medium to stage the theme of the catastrophe in new ways. He slows down a car accident, that in reality takes 3.19 seconds, to thirty minutes to make it look like a supernova.
Hardcover; 284 pages, 240 color images
Berlin: Distanz, 2012