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Marcel Odenbach

So Oder So

The multi-layered media-critical work of Marcel Odenbach.

The German artist Marcel Odenbach is known for bold and unforgiving works that critique Germany’s traumatic history. Odenbach’s work touches on subjects such as Nazi crimes, remembrance culture, the effects and after-effects of European colonialism in Africa, and the relationship between the individual and society.
Odenbach, who splits his time between Cologne, Berlin, and Ghana, is best known as a video artist. Since 1976, his film collages and installations have helped define video art as a central medium of the contemporary international art scene. Parallel to his video work, Odenbach has also created a wide-ranging body of graphic works including sketches and collages. With a joint consideration of his video and paper works, this publication explains Odenbach’s art from a socio-political perspective, at the same time celebrating its sensual and aesthetic strength.

288 pages | 230 color plates | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2

Art: Art--General Studies, European Art

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