Micha Ullman: Band 1: Bergwerk / Band 2: Sandwerk / Band 3: Bergwerk/Sandwerk.
Nürnberg: Verlag für Moderne Kunst, 2012, 1. Aufl., Bildband/Ausstellungskatalog, 27,9 x 21,7 cm, 3 Broschurbände im Schuber / 3 Softcover in a slipcase. (9783869842899) - (schönes Exemplar / nice clean book)
Sprache: Deutsch, Englisch / The slipcase contains three volumes on Micha Ullman (* 1939 in Tel Aviv, lives in Ramat Hasharon). BERGWERK documents the exhibition in the Lindenau- Museum in Altenburg which Micha Ullman prepared there to mark his being awarded the Gerhard-Altenbourg Prize for his life's work. SANDWERK shows room-sized floor works in the Leonhardi- Museum in Dresden, and the interview in the third volume, BERGWERK / SANDWERK, sheds light on more than just the connections between them. What are these works all about? Why these materials of basalt and potash in Altenburg, dark-red sand from Israel in Dresden? - The lifetime work of the Israeli artist with family roots in Thüringen, who became known with the underground library at the Bebelplatz in Berlin, one of the most 'Sandwerk', Dresden 2011, Photo: Werner Lieberknecht haunting memorials of Nazi barbarism, is acknowledged in the interview in a very personal manner. The artist brings complex political and historical problems down to elementary levels, makes connections between what is closest and what is most remote, and searches in his art continually for the right questions. Since Micha Ullman himself can speak so graphically about his creative work, this text is absolutely authentic, and acknowledges and gives insight into the work of the artist better than any laudatory speech could have done.