Julius von Bismarck: Talking to Thunder



ISBN: 9783775745611 Category:

Karsten Heller, Stephen Pyne


Julius von Bismarck’s art can be thought of as artistic research, as both an experiment and a method alike, combining the systems of art and science. Through his installations, videos, and performances von Bismarck investigates the apparatus of human perception, while challenging our habits of perception. His interdisciplinary approach involves creative inquiry into the world and nature, which humankind is altering at an increasing rate. The book contains essays by the philosopher Dehlia Hannah and the curator Nadim Samman, and provides an overview of von Bismarck’s latest work, in which the artist explores the destructive beauty of natural forces, such as lightning strikes, tornadoes, and forest fires, as well as natural catastrophes caused by humans.

Additional information

Weight 972 g
Dimensions 28.1 x 23 cm
Publisher name Hatje Cantz Verlag
Publication date 29 November 2019
Number of pages 160
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Foreword by Susanne Pfleger, Text by Dehlia Hannah and Nadim Samman, Contributions by Julius von Bismarck and Jürgen Trittin
Dimensions 28.1 x 23 cm
Weight 972 g
JULIUS VON BISMARCk (*1983) grew up in Riad, Saudi Arabia, and Freiburg, Germany. He studied visual communications at the Berlin University of the Arts and at Hunter College in New York, and finished his graduate studies under Ólafur Elíasson in 2013.