Art of the Eighties and Seventies
This catalogue written in both English and German and produced in Germany by the Museum Abteiberg Monchengladbach encapsulates the work of New Zealand artist Michael Stevenson and is accompanied by a series of essays and interviews. Stevenson’s project uncovers a previously forgotten history from the nineteen seventies and early eighties. A city, its museum director, an architect and a collector constitute the protagonists. The marketisation of museums, the growing power of private collections and the almost forgotten roots of postmodernism are observed, in this retrospective account as key moments in the scenario.
First published in the Federal Republic of Germany in 2006, by Revolver, Frankfurt am Main
Printed and bound in Germany