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—09/2014
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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Craft Beer Portraits n°2: Heidenpeters

In our second excerpt from Barley & Hops: The Craft Beer Book, we meet an artist-turned-brewer from Berlin.
Posted by Gestalten—09/2014

"You need only three knives for nearly everything you do in the kitchen"

A particularly sharp interview with Tomer Botner, founder of Florentine Kitchen Knives.
Posted by Gestalten—09/2014

Craft Beer Portraits n°1: Brewers & Union

To celebrate the launch of Barley & Hops: The Craft Beer Book, we're introducing some of the most interesting breweries from all over the world.
Posted by Gestalten—09/2014

Barley & Hops—The Craft Beer Book

May the Craft Be With You
Posted by Angie—09/2014

The Monocle Guide to Good Business on Schöner Wohnen.

Knife and Fork in the October issue of PAGE. "Einladung zum Genießen."

Hallo, ich bin Erik recommended on Boersenblatt."Eine kluge, detailversessene und mit viel Empathie gefertigte Werkschau eines der ganz Großen im Grafikdesign. Die Verbeugung vor einem Hitzkopf, der Aufregung stets in Tätigkeit umsetzte."

Hallo, ich bin Erik in the October issue of PAGE. "320 Seiten zu Stationen seines Lebens und Schaffens - da findet jeder Geschichten, die er noch nicht kennt. Schön sind auch die vielen Beiträge von Kreativen, die ihm verbunden sind und aus dem Nähkästchen plaudern ... Vor allem aber lebt das Buch von den vielen, vielen Fotos, die oft einen unbekannten Erik zeigen."

Full-page feature on Wunderkammern in the October issue of Weltkunst. "Das bunte Leben der Anderen. (Das) Bildband erzählt vom neuen Eklektizismus des Wohnens."

Los Logos 7 recommended on Slanted.

Hallo, ich bin Erik in the September 18 issue of Horizont. "Ein Album der Fundstücke, eine Werkschau mit überraschenden Akzenten. Erstmals wird das fünf Jahrzehnte umspannende Werk von Spiekermann ... greifbar."

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