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Title When humour becomes painful / edited by Felicity Lunn & Heike Munder.

Published Zurich : JRP/Ringier, [2005]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  709.04075 Whe    DUE 16-12-19
Physical description 231 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 24 cm
Notes "... published on the occasion of the exhibition 'When humour becomes painful' at the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst Zurich, August 27 - October 30, 2005" -- p. 231.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Foreword = Vorwort / Felicity Lunn & Heike Munder -- Humour : the secret of aesthetic sublimation = Humor : das Geheimnis der ästhetischen Sublimierung / Heike Munder -- The pathos of distance = Das Pathos der Distanz / Felicity Lunn -- Did you hear the joke about the philosopher who wrote a book about humour? = Kennen Sie den? Ein Philosoph schreibt ein Buch über Humor / Simon Critchley -- The Christian-Hegelian comedy = Die christlich-hegelianische Komödie / Slavoj Žižek.
Summary "From Dada to Fluxus and Conceptual art to the 1990s, humour is often at the heart of art as much as a visual strategy as an intellectual process. Based on an exhibition, this anthology does not try to illustrate the grotesque, the satirical, or the comic, but to separate the mechanisms of humour. Since Freud, humour is generally envisaged as a manifestation of the unconscious, like a kind of negotiation with repressed elements or collective fears. It is this subversive and social role of humour that is the subject of enquiry by artists such as Vito Acconci, Anna & Bernhard Blume, John Bock, Olaf Breuning, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Fischli & Weiss, Martin Kippenberger, Peter Land, Piero Manzoni, John Miller, Bruce Nauman, Martin Parr, Sigmar Polke and Jean-Frédéric Schnyder"--Publisher.
Language notes English ; texts in English and German.
Other author Lunn, Felicity.
Munder, Heike, 1969-
Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst.
Subject Acconci, Vito, 1940-2017 -- Exhibitions.
Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst -- Exhibitions.
Black humor in art -- Exhibitions.
Wit and humor in art -- Exhibitions.
Conceptual art -- Switzerland -- Zurich -- Exhibitions.
Installations (Art) -- Switzerland -- Zurich -- Exhibitions.
ISBN 3905701049