Talking Heads

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Edited with text by Stella Rollig, Axel Köhne. Text by Johanna Aufreiter, Georg Lechner, Bert Rebhandl, Judith Elisabeth Weiss.

Using the famous, bizarre Character Heads of Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (1736–83) as its basis, this book considers contemporary uses of facial affect in videos by Douglas Gordon, Bruce Nauman and Tony Oursler, and photographs by Arnulf Rainer, who engaged directly with Messerschmidt’s heads.

2019; paperback; 6.75 x 9.25 inches; 280 pages, 127 color; ISBN: 9783903269514.