Call and Response

Edited by Helen Hirsch

Call and Response

Edited by Helen Hirsch

Distributed for Scheidegger and Spiess

120 pages | 94 color plates, 22 halftones | 9 x 12 1/2 | © 2014
Paper $55.00 ISBN: 9783858814463 Published August 2015
An artist, musician, and researcher, George Steinmann is widely recognized as a crucial intermediary between the worlds of art and the sciences in Switzerland. One of his key interests for years has been the relationship between ecology and aesthetics, an exploration that has involved him in acts of creation with not just other artists, but scientists as well, working together on interdisciplinary topics.
            Call and Response presents a close look at Steinmann’s thinking and working methods and analyzes the development of his work and his collaborations across disciplines. From there, the book goes on to feature selected works from the past thirty years of Steinmann’s career, setting them in the context of contemporary artistic discourse. Published to coincide with an exhibition at Kunstmuseum Thun in Switzerland, the book is a testament to a groundbreaking, restlessly creative artist.


Foreword and Acknowledgements - Helen Hirsch

A Mind Sculpture for Tallinn - Anu Liivak

Of Blueberries and People - Helen Hirsch

Poetics of Liberation - Dr. Rachel Mader

Trans Selma Dubach - Prof. Christoph Schenker

Converging Parallels. George Steinmann in a Polylogue on Arts, Sciences and Ethics - Hans Rudolf Reust


Das fossile Zeitalter (The fossile Age) (1983/1989)

Zeichnungen (1989–2014)

From-To-Beyond (1995–1997)

Komi. A Growing Sculpture (1997–2007)

Metalog (1999–2000)

Kunst ohne Werk aber mit Wirkung (2010 –2013)

Mittendrin am Rande (2012–)

Eutopia - Prof. Dr. Konrad Ott

Tunduk (2012–2014)

Blues Ainʼt No Stranger (2013/2014)

Prix Thun für Kunst und Ethik (2014–)



Insights into George Steinmann’s Intellectual Cosmos - Anja Seiler


Table of Illustrations

Biography George Steinmann

Author’s- and Artist’s biographies


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