Transparenzen / Transparencies

Transparenzen / Transparencies

The Ambivalence of a New Visibility / Zur Ambivalenz einer neuen Sichtbarkeit

Edited by Simone Neuenschwander and Thomas Thiel

Distributed for Sternberg Press




The globalized world seems at once transparent and opaque. The exhibition project “Transparencies” examined the cultural facets and atmospheres of these (non-)transparencies. The two-part, joint exhibition project in Bielefeld and Nuremberg was dedicated to developments in “transparent society,” asking how these are reflected in the current work by contemporary artists. The paradigm of transparency and the ambivalence of the term was addressed by participating artists in multiple, diverse ways. This book documents both exhibitions and outlines all of the contributions to this substantial project. Conceptually designed by Metahaven, it contains artistic statements and scientific essays that encourage an ongoing discussion of the subject.

Copublished with Bielefelder Kunstverein and Kunstverein Nürnberg – Albrecht Dürer Gesellschaft

ContributorsEmmanuel Alloa, Neïl Beloufa, Clare Birchall, Juliette Blightman, Ryan Gander, Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff, David Horvitz, Metahaven, Simone Neuenschwander, Katja Novitskova, Yuri Pattison, Manfred Schneider, Thomas Thiel


$34.00 T ISBN: 9783956792236 162 pp. | 9.5 in x 13.5 in b&w illus.

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Simone Neuenschwander

Thomas Thiel