The Long Tomorrow, by Hofer, Andreas
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- ISBN: 9783865605115 | 3865605117
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 3/1/2009
Andreas Hofer has been developing a style of art which activates very different sources since the early 1990s. Some of these sources are generally acknowledged while others are dubious or even submerged. They range from American comic strips, German art and architecture dating back to the Nazi era and the painting of Kazimir Malevich to the popular fascination with the world of dinosaurs and science fiction as well as pre-modern forms of image worship. Andreas Hofer discovers in diverse media - including paintings, furniture, action figures and computer printouts - images conjuring up horror, amazement and heroes in an unpredictable manner leading to the present day. Attributing the same importance to jumble sale pictures as to icons of modern art and combining religious symbols with youthful fantasies, he operates on the edge of art and questions the fundamental principles of accepted values in the system of art. Hofer withdraws from the one-dimensionality of individual systems of interpretation with the idea of an 'end to grand narratives' and creates a mysterious, pluralistic 'world without end' or 'long tomorrow', with no clear distinction between good and evil. English, German and Italian text.