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Konkrete Oberflächen
Vincent Grunwald and Wilhelm Kotzek

Konkrete Oberflächen

Konkrete OberflächenKonkrete Oberflächen (Concrete Surfaces)
Vincent Grunwald and Wilhelm Kotzek
AKV Berlin


52 pages
200 x 270 mm
ISBN 9783433029893


Both texts in this book are based on a script for a radio feature, aired in 2010 in Argentina. The linking element between the two texts is the use of concrete as a material. Vincent Grunwalds text “Investorenlandschaft” (Investors Landscape) shows a diverse picture of a process which is local, but at the same time international: Changes of urban space in favor of capitalistic thinking, drugged voices from nowhere that spell imaginary penthouse prices and youth who are hanging around construction sites.

Wilhelm Klotzeks “Betonplastiken im Gespräch” (Concrete sculptures in Conversation) deals with the treatment of concrete sculptures in the territory of the former GDR. The concrete sculptures are guests in a talkshow where they have a debate about demontage, political responsibility and guilt.

About the Artist
Vincent Grunwald Is a visual cultural producer that predominately works with the relation of text and image.

Wilhelm Klotzek (*1980, East Berlin) lives and works in Berlin. His last solo shows, inter alia, were, “Der Pudding der Apocalypse” (2019), Galerie Tobias Naehring, Leipzig; “Donationsdystopien” (2017), Institut für Kunst und Kontext, Berlin; as well as “Fast nur Haut, Margarine” (2017), Memphis, Linz.

About the Publisher
AKV Berlin was an art book collective run by Anna Szaflarski, Kevin Kemter, Max Stocklosa and Vincent Grunwald from 2008 to 2021. After the dissolution of the core group in April 2021, AKV Berlin continues to exist as a shell that is indefinitely in a reorientation phase which is currently accompanied by Max Stocklosa.

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