The catalogue is published on the occasion of the exhibition “Sound and Smoke – a Revue in Pictures,” which is shown at Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien in spring 2017.
The exhibition shows newly conceived works by Stephan Dillemuth (*1954 Büdingen, lives in Munich), hand in hand with some older works from the 1980s. In the exhibition, the artist creates a new way of presenting his oeuvre, setting up site-specific scenes that have a certain theatricality, as well as an alluring effect.
Again and again, questions arise about the role of the artist in society and the artistic means employed in his practice. For Dillemuth, art has the potential not only to reflect upon social changes, but to trigger them as well. Limitations, conventions, and taboos can be explored and also altered through research, reflection, analysis, and experimentation, if necessary.
This publication, published by Sternberg Press in Berlin, contains comprehensive essays by Helmut Draxler, Kerstin Stakemeier.