A well known publishing company for artistic books, Die Gestalten Verlag had released “Hidden Track – How Visual Culture Is Going Places” in this October, which shows how contemporary visual culture is breaking out of the second dimension and printed form and entering into three-dimensional space, where it can be experienced.

The book demonstrates how rooms are being occupied creatively and how items are being transformed. It presents the diverse exhibition possibilities that currently exist – a spectrum ranging from live painting to installations and 3D objects. At the same time the book illustrates how urban and street art have recently broken even further out of the subculture and are being featured more often in galleries and museums worldwide.

It analyses how these public art forms are being perceived in an international art context and investigates the fundamentally different forms of presentation that this new context demands. Through abundant images and incisive text Hidden Track also introduces the artists and exhibition spaces that are taking current visual culture out of the underground to the level of high culture.

Hidden Track – How Visual Culture Is Going Places
Edited by R. Klanten, S. Ehmann
Specification: 208 pages, 224 x 28 cm, hardcover, full color
Released: October 2005
Price: €39.90 / $59.00 / £29.00
ISBN: 3-89955-084-6
Published by Die Gestalten Verlag

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