Fassbinder’s prominence, his creative non-conformity and artistic radicalism led to now legendary films, television series and theatrical plays. Works such as Ali: Fear Eats the Soul, The Marriage of Maria Braun, Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day, Berlin Alexanderplatz and Querelle have etched themselves into our collective visual memory. He was exceedingly prolific in his short life, writing, directing or shooting some 45 feature films and 25 plays. Fassbinder was an artist who succeeded in synthesizing radical subjectivity and social analysis in his works. He lived and demanded intensity. His sometimes unwieldy, critical stance that stood in contrast to often affectionate portrayals of people regardless of their respective social backgrounds was unparalleled and also of deeply respectful consistency. Often viewed controversially during his lifetime, Fassbinder’s work has lost none of its relevance, intensity and charisma to this day.
Texts by: David Barnett, Isabelle Bastian, Ines Bayer, Elisabeth Bronfen, Rai Gandra, Andrea Hartmann, Udo Kier mit Ulrich Sonnenschein, Susanne Kleine, Juliane Maria Lorenz-Wehling, Verena Lueken, Hans-Helmut Prinzler, Hans-Peter Reichmann, Annette Reschke, Ralf Schenk, Wolfram Schütte, Bernd Schultheis, Petra Terhoeven, Michael Töteberg, Barbara Vinken, Nicolaus Wackerbarth, Wim Wenders