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Rudolf Herz

Rudolf Herz is a German artist who is an Honorary Professor at the Munich Art Academy. He is author of Marcel Duchamp: Le Mystère de Munich (Moser: 2012), as well as full-scale concrete floor-plan realized with the architect Peter Ottmann of the apartment Duchamp resided in during his Munich sojourn positioned on its side (see Naumann, The Brooklyn Rail, November 2012: https://brooklynrail.org/2012/11/art/marcel-duchamp-slept-here).

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One does not mention Hitler and Duchamp in the same breath, and certainly one does not show them next to each other, even if it is only their portraits. The consciousness of the difference between image and depiction is indeed critical for all self-reflexive art (such as in Rene Magritte’s This is not a pipe). But does this critical consciousness fail in the case of traumatically occupied images?

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NOV 2022

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