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Gen Atem: Meditated Vandalism

Gen Atem

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Hatje Cantz
29 October 2016
Art & design styles: from c 1960; Graffiti & street art; Individual artists, art monographs
A Zen monk who sprayed graffiti on subway cars and threw paint at famous people: Gen Atem, the wild pioneer of the European urban art movement. In the eighties and nineties Gen Atem worked with New York hip hop legend Rammellzee. Their joint, multimedia performances were legendary: even Madonna, the Beastie Boys, and Public Enemy were among the spectators. Now his latest work is presented in this book: a clash with everyone and everything. Both the beautiful and fascinating as well as the horrible and insignificant, even the intangible and incomprehensible is attacked and questioned: is globalization destroying our culture, and does self-representation preserve my identity? Gen Atem relies on the power of images and invites viewers to devise their own answers: only he or she who participates is ready for the revolution.
By:   Gen Atem
Imprint:   Hatje Cantz
Country of Publication:   Germany
Dimensions:   Height: 274mm,  Width: 209mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   880g
ISBN:   9783775741835
ISBN 10:   3775741836
Pages:   200
Publication Date:   29 October 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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