Asger Jorn : Restless Rebel
This exhibition catalogue for a retrospective at SMK explores the work of the internationally acclaimed artist, Asger Jorn (1914-1973).
A key artist in the European post-war Avant-Garde, Asger Jorn worked within several, sometimes-conflicting art movements. He was central to the European development of expressive, abstract painting, and at the same time a founding member of the politically engaged Situationist International, where he criticized his colleagues in the avant-garde CoBrA movement for concentrating more on painterly style than on art's political potential, but ultimately left the Situationist International when political objectives were set above artistic concerns. He believed images to be of more fundamental importance than words, but wrote a host of books himself.
This lavishly illustrated volume addresses the contradictions in Jorn's oeuvre as part of a deliberate artistic strategy and presents the full range of his work.
- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Date published: March 2014
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-3791353579
- Product Dimensions: 30.0 x 24.0 cm