Der Mucha: An Initial Suspicion
Reinhard Mucha
Published by Hirmer Verlag, München, 2022, 312 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 23 × 29 cm, English / German
Price: €45

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Reinhard Mucha. Der Mucha: An Initial Suspicion at the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, 3 September, 2022–22 January, 2023. The exhibition united long unseen installations with works from all creative phases at its two venues, K20 and K21, creating a panorama that spans more than four decades of artistic work.

Edited by Susanne Gaensheimer and Falk Wolf.

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Reinhard Mucha
Published by Ministerio de cultura, Madrid, 1987, 34 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 24.5 cm, Spanish
Price: €18 (Out of stock)

Produced on the occasion of Raumbilder Five German sculptors in Madrid at Centro De Arte Reina Sofia in 1987. This is a single volume on the work of Reinhard Mucha from a 5 volume set.

Mucha’s meticulously constructed sculptures—he often works with industrial materials such as aluminum, float glass, felt, gloss paint, steel, or blockboard—look variously like showcases and display cabinets or like baroque theatrical installations. He moreover integrates biographical material such as a copy of his diploma from the Düsseldorf Academy of Fine Arts or a photograph that shows him as a student. Yet his purpose with such inclusions is not the personal anecdote; rather, they raise questions concerning the category of the collective—for example, to what extent social structures and the hierarchies woven into them inform our personalities.

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