Hermann Josef Hack

On Display in Sao Paulo
Posted by Gestalten—02/2013

The travelling exhibition Examples to Follow! Expeditions in Aesthetics and Sustainability is setting foot next in Brazil and opening on February 21st.The Memorial da América Latina in Sao Paulo is hosting the group show, which also features the ongoing project “World Climate Refugee Camp” by the German artist Hermann Josef Hack.

Hack’s climate refugee camps, consisting of over a thousand miniature tents, make the needs of those who have already lost their homes through climate change visible in the very places where the causes for human-influenced global warming lie, in the markets and pedestrian zones of the consumer metropolises. More of his work is published in Art & Agenda, Cause and Effect and Urban Interventions.

Sustainability requires a cooperative expansion of perception. Hence, the boundaries between artistic and technical creativity, between feasibility and idea are deliberately suspended. Sensuality is the connecting element in the creations and presentations of visual artists, inventors and scientists as well as in exemplary works from the fields of design and architecture, but also in instances of sustainable economic activities, each of which in their own way challenge the individual dimension of action. 
Besides participatory projects and networks, the exhibition presents technical innovations and materials in the areas of renewable energies, climate change and re/upcycling, as well as in examples of sustainable management, each challenging the individual dimension of action in their own way.

Sustainability requires a cooperative expansion of perception. Hence, the boundaries between artistic and technical creativity, between feasibility and idea are deliberately suspended. Sensuality is the connecting element in the creations and presentations of visual artists, inventors and scientists as well as in exemplary works from the fields of design and architecture, but also in instances of sustainable economic activities, each of which in their own way challenge the individual dimension of action.

Art & Agenda

Posted by Gestalten—11/2014
Explores the current interrelationship between politics, art, and activism.
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Cause and Effect

Visualizing Sustainability
Posted by Gestalten—01/2013
This book reveals the new visual language of sustainability.
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Urban Interventions

Personal Projects in Public Spaces
Posted by Gestalten—11/2013
The first book to document the next quantum leap in artistic work now hitting public spaces.
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The Great Wide Open

New Outdoor and Landscape Photography
Posted by Angie—02/2015

“The new outdoor culture is a renewed sense of freedom and the spirit of adventure.”

Jeffrey Bowman reveals how he came about working on “The Outsiders” with Gestalten and his story behind the book
Posted by Gestalten—02/2015

Mzin

Leipzig — Zentrum West
Posted by Gestalten—02/2015

February Shop of the Month

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Karlo – A Superfamily by Sofie Beier

Read Our Full Interview with Font Designer Sofie Beier about Her Approach to Type Design and Inspiration for Karlo
Posted by Gestalten—01/2015

Recent Book Releases

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The Great Wide Open featured in The Independent on Sunday's February 8 issue.

Barley & Hops recommended in the January 2 issue of Il venerdì di Repubblica.

Does This Happen to Everyone? reviewed in the Winter 2014 issue of The School Librarian journal.

3-page interview with Monocle editor Tyler Brûlé published in the magazine supplement to Belgian daily De Morgen.

The Monocle Guide to Good Business featured in the New York Post's October 2 issue. "Filled with detail-rich reporting, the hardcover features entrepreneurial ideas, case studies of successful businesses and Monocle's great design."

Out of the Blue featured in Deutsche Welle Euromaxx's interview with Ville Kokkonen, Design Director of Artek.

Das Craft-Bier Buch in the December 14 issue of Welt am Sonntag.

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