관리자 2020-09-05 12:28
Born 1957 in Büdingen, Germany
Lives in Bad Wiessee
Stephan DILLEMUTH,The Pleasures of Now, 2016, Lifesize body cast, variable dimensions
The relationship between the artist and society is been a central issue to Stephan DILLEMUTH’s work. It is his conviction that art has the potential to trigger social and societal changes, and not merely to reflect upon them. He raises questions such as: How and for whom is society shaped? And: What is the artist’s role in society? DILLEMUTH has a research and documentation-based artistic practice and when engaging with the above-mentioned subjects, he studies their historical, sociological, and political aspects. Generally, he sees research, analysis, and experimentation as an integral part of the artistic practice. He further investigates the importance of globalization in relation to our conception of the “public sphere”, and he has gained recognition for his exploration of the entanglement of “artistic life” with neoliberal agendas and capitalist valuation structures. He also combines historical research with artistic experiments. He works with mediums such as installation, video, performance, painting, and text, and he is an active participant in collaborative and self-organized activities.