Das achte Feld/The Eighth Square – Geschlechter, Leben und Begehren in der Kunst seit 1960/Gender, Life and Desire in the Arts since 1960 – Catalogue Museum Ludwig, Cologne, 2006



Tekst: Frank Wagner e.a.

Uitvoering: Paperback 

Aantal pagina’s: 304

Illustraties: Kleur en zwart-wit

Uitgever: Hatje Cantz, 2006

Taal: Engels/Duits

Staat: Goed (omslag heeft klein vouwtje)

Catalogus bij de tentoonstelling in Museum Ludwig, Keulen, 2006

There is more to sexuality than family politics and TV shows lead one to believe. Sexuality also always means metamorphosis, desire, power, seduction, sorrow, glamour, and misery. Through art the entire spectrum and fascination of this theme can be experienced. Art not only permits people to safely play with gender, with forbidden desires, but it is the only thing that comprehends sexuality’s contradictions. What does that mean for deviant desires? What does it mean after liberalization, in a world that has been normalized to death? What does this world look like for feminine men, for masculine women? Are these categories valid any longer?
Featuring essays by Judith Butler, Douglas Crimp, Diedrich Diederichsen, Harald Fricke, Julia Friedrich, Hanne Loreck, Thomas Meinecke, Eva Meyer, Cristina Nord, and Frank Wagner, and works by more than eighty artists, The Eighth Square is not limited to historical and social developments. The book focuses for the first time on all facets of drag, gender, queerness, and transsexuality – here they are treated as more than just a motif, and they are even allowed to be erotic.