Friday, March 14th, 2014, 24:00 | midnight
#53: Marcel Odenbach

The close critical engagement with the problem of how to deal with the past, in particular, illustrates that Marcel Odenbach's art is an exemplary reflection on the German post-war era and its social situation. Yet he also worked early on to embed this thematic emphasis in a wider horizon, expanding on the specifically German issues to achieve a more universal perspective. He studied different cultures and political constellations and integrated his observations into his work, drawing connections between the German trauma of Nazi rule and the Rwandan genocide, between images of masculinity in Turkey and the role of women in Venezuela, between the familiar and the foreign, between his own biography and the history of others.

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