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Motoko Dobashi 14.09.2011 - 16:58

RISING – Young artists to keep an eye on!
Editor Olaf Salié

And these are the artists to watch

They are young, inspiring and challenging. They are surprising and convincing. And they are unmistakable. For all that, the 100 young artist personalities showcased in Daab’s new book project, RISING, do have something in common: their work is already firing great hopes that they’ll occupy commanding positions in the art scene.

Be it admitted from the start: this is of course a subjective choice. But the question has to be: can any small selection from the diverse young art world be objective? Of course not! So the editorial board of this project quite deliberately embraced the difficulty in making its choices. And a good job too, because the contestable process resulted in an unusual book.
Editor Olaf Salié and the selection board are all intimately familiar with the vast spectrum of contemporary art. The team consists of Alexandra Wendorf, editor-in-chief of Junge Kunst; gallery owners Dr. Rupert Pfab and Thomas Rehbein; collector Dr. Thomas Rusche; businessman and co-founder of Kirschpflücker e.V. Fritz Conzen; artist, designer and curator Mike Meiré; and Gérard Goodrow, former director of Art Cologne. The last-named is also one of the team of authors, which also includes art historians Rebecca Maria Jäger, Thomas w. Kuhn, Sabine Elsa Müller and Julia Ritterskamp. The editorial and organisational coordination was managed by experienced Cologne editor Christiane Blass. All of them contributed their knowledge and judgement skills to the project.
The result is a compendium of personalities and positions, across the spectrum of artistic disciplines – all of which one should literally keep an eye on. All of these young national and international artists have a connection with Germany. Their will to make, their seriousness, and the exciting, relevant work they have created, merit attention and critical commentary. There are very young artists among them, who have not yet graduated from their academies, as well as others who are already achieving success in the art world. The team who worked on this book felt this range was important in order to display the full range, relate different positions to each other, and in the process survey the current art scene as revealingly as possible. This publication is a watchlist, essential for art lovers, collectors, gallery owners and curators. Uninfluenced by hype, it blazes a trail through the lively, fascinating, and virtually impenetrable world of young artists on the fringe of the established art scene. In alphabetical order, the book presents highly impressive personalities whose work covers a broad spectrum of the visual arts. whether abstract or figurative, colourful or monochrome, stimulating, impulsive, provocative or wistful, they all open up new perspectives to the beholder. Mike Meiré’s understated design gives the works the space they need to make this entrance into the world of new artists a sheer pleasure.
list of all 100 artists:

Yesim Akdeniz Graf, Jan Albers, Aljoscha, Thomas Arnolds,Tilman Aumüller, Gili Avissar, Florian Baudrexel, Nelleke Beltjens, Guilia Bowinkel und Friedemann Banz, Lars Breuer, Andreas Breunig, Eli Cortiñas, Nicolai Crestianinov, Frauke Dannert, Jeff Depner, Motoko Dobashi, Kaye Donachie, Robert Elfgen, Angela Fette, Mitja Ficko, Luka Fineisen, Shannon Finley, Andreas Fischer, Max Frintrop, Sven Fritz, Martin Galle, Christine de la Garenne, Rabi Georges, Markus Golz, Manuel Graf, Anna Lena Grau, Benjamin Greber, Tobias Grewe, Thea Gvetadze, Ann-Kristin Hamm, Wolf Hamm, Nschotschi Sarah Haslinger, Simon Hemmer, Vanessa Henn, Tina Isabella Hild, Julius Hofman, Franziska Holstein, Benjamin Houlihan, Gregor Hylla, David Jablonowski, Monica Ursina Jäger, Cathy Jardon, Johannes Jensen, Sabrina Jung, Anna K.E., Heike Kabisch, Agnieszka Kalinowska, Behrang Karimi, Ruprecht von Kaufmann, Yury Kharchenko, Christoph Knecht, Seb Koberstädt, Gereon Krebber, Matthias Lahme, Roman Lang, Oliver Laric, Vera Lossau, Pauline M'barek, Fabian Marti, Christof Mascher, Florian Meisenberg, Alexej Meschtschanow, Philipp Messner, Adriana Molder, Ulrike Möschel, David Ostrowski, Ulrich Pester, Martin Pfeifle, Chloe Piene, Christian Pilz, Michail Pirgelis, Kai Richter, Nikola Röthemeyer, Sebastian Rug, Yasam Sasmazer, Franz Schmidt, Katharina Schmitt, Dennis Scholl, Jana Schröder, Philip Seibel, Niels Sievers, Michael Sistig, Chris Succo, Ken'Ichiro Taniguchi, Alexander Tovborg, Angelika J. Trojnarski, Jannis Varelas, Christian Vetter, Anna-Skrollan Virnich, Marcel Walldorf, Sven Weigel, Sam Windett, Alexander Wissel, Dominic Wood, René Zeh.

ISBN 978-3-942597-03-6
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