Re-reading the 80s

A decade is being rediscovered: Not only the fashion, film, and advertising of the 1980s is extremely present, but also the art of that time. Martin Kippenberger and Richard Prince are being celebrated, a new generation is making reference to the strategies of the eighties. But what is it exactly that makes this decade so interesting? Oliver Koerner von Gustorf and Achim Drucks take an excursion.


Tim Rollins and K.O.S.

From the South Bronx to the Museum of Modern Art: The artist and educationist Tim Rollings has offered pupils from socially deprived areas an alternative to drugs and violence for more than 25 years. But K.O.S. is more than an ordinary social project, because paintings from the artists' collective have made it into the MoMA collection. Cheryl Kaplan talked with Tim Rollins in his New York studio.


Barbara Kruger

Black, white, red: Barbara Kruger's collages consisting of pictures and text had a strong impact on the 1980s visual landscape. The artist's works have not lost any of their force today. And this comes as no surprise: Her themes such as sexism, social power structures, and consumerist terror remain topical. Oliver Koerner von Gustorf on the subversive strategies of the U.S. artist.


Interview Rainer Fetting

Glowing colors, expressive gestures, large formats - at the beginning of the 1980s Rainer Fetting was represented with works in important exhibitions such as "Zeitgeist" and "A New Spirit in Painting." Subsequently, however, the star of the Junge Wilde faded from the limelight. No the painter has been rediscovered. Daniel Völzke interviewed Rainer Fetting.


Eighties Reloaded

The 1980s are making a comeback - in fashion, film, and art. While the works of young U.S. artists such as Wade Guyton and Kelley Walker show the huge influence that the protagonists of the "appropriation generation" - Richard Prince, Cindy Sherman and Barbara Kruger - have on today’s art scene, artists like Martin Kippenberger and Robert Gober are being celebrated in major retrospectives. But what is it exactly that makes the eighties so interesting? db artmag takes a journey back to the 1980s.+++ Re-reading the eighties: In New York, Berlin, and Cologne, a young art scene caused a sensation following the punk era. But what elements of the artistic positions at the time are still relevant today? +++ From the South Bronx to Museum of Modern Art: For more than 25 years, the social project K.O.S has offered pupils from socially deprived areas an alternative to drugs and violence. Cheryl Kaplan visited the initiator Tim Rollins in his New York studio +++ Black, white, red: Barbara Kruger’s collages consisting of pictures and texts had a big impact on the visual landscape of the 1980s. Oliver Koerner von Gustorf on the U.S. artist’s subversive strategies +++ Bright colors, expressive gestures, large formats - Daniel Völzke met Rainer Fetting, the star of the "wild" painters from Berlin, for an interview.