Catalogues from 2011

Steven Parrino: Nihilism Is Love

Steven Parrino, by the mid-1980s, at the latest, had become one of the most important artists in New York and influenced younger artists internationally in their own work; he especially promoted young women artists. His artistic activity was primarily in the realm of painting, but music played a role that was at least as important for his artistic practice. He was equally interested in high culture and subcultural phenomena and understood, in a unique way, how to combine these worlds productively. Drawing on various sources, Parrino created an oeuvre of painting and music that contradicted increasing social and cultural conformism and also provided a fresh and intelligent contribution to the debate on modernism’s demise. This publication is the first monograph on Parrino ever.
Edited by Friedemann Malsch and Fabian Flückiger
Introduction by Friedemann Malsch and Fabian Flückiger
Texts by Konrad Bitterli, Catherine Dossin, Fabian Flückiger, Pierre Huber, Friedemann Malsch, Matthew McCaslin, Olivier Mosset, Bob Nickas, Amy O’Neill
Interviews with Amy Granat by Fabian Flückiger, with Steven Parrino by Reinhard Ermen, Marc-Oliver Wahler, with Mai-Thu Perret by Fabian Flückiger, with Rolf Ricke by Fabian Flückiger and Friedemann Malsch
Designed by Sylvia Fröhlich
Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne, 2020
Hardcover, 25 × 21 cm
208 Pages, 157 colour illustrations
Language: English
ISBN: ISBN 978-3-96098-842-7

Price: CHF 40.00