Inside Out : Paintings by Stefan Kürten & Text by Rebecca Solnit.
San Francisco, New York: ARTSPACE BOOKS, 2006, DEA, 56 S./pp., m. Abb. / illustr., 21 x 15,9 cm, ill. OPappband. / Hardcover. (9781891273063) - (Sehr gut erhalten - neu / in very good condition - as new)
Sprache: Englisch - / A meditation on the dilemmas and desires for home that combines the writings of art critic and cultural historian Rebecca Solnit with painter Stefan Kurten's lush images of domestic interiors, buildings, and landscapes. Solnit reflects on emotional privatization, real-estate fetishism, and aesthetic pleasure, while Kurten's paintings of state bourgeois suburban homes project a dogged attempt to make life perfect, at least on the surface. His armchairs, ottomans and planter boxes suggest that we are living in a peculiar state of safety and bliss. Together, the text and images question the equation of ideal houses with ideal lives, the images that shape our perception of childhood, and our notion of a fulfilled adulthood.