The existence of social classes has never ceased to shape how we live together. At the outset of the 21st century however, it has become neglected in public discourse and politics. Contemporary societies are witnessing their effects in growing economic and financial inequalities, fears of social and economic decline, rising populism, political radicalization, and trends towards authoritarianism. This book aims to contribute to the overdue discussion of class in the field of contemporary art, exploring their dynamic interplay with society, perception, and politics from artistic, curatorial, theoretical, philosophical, and sociological perspectives.

Klassenverhältnisse / Phantoms of Perception - Kunstverein in Hamburg
Reader / Catalogue edited by Benjamin Fellmann & Bettina Steinbrügge, Hamburg 2020

With texts by: Frank Adloff, Barton Byg, Didier Eribon, Harun Farocki, Benjamin Fellmann, Ted Fendt, Hanna Klimpe, Catherine Perret, Bettina Steinbrügge & Jean-Marie Straub.

With works by: Neïl Beloufa, Benedikte Bjerre, Monica Bonvicini, Harun Farocki, Antje Ehmann, Jan Peter Hammer, Thomas Hirschhorn, Katie Holten, Sven Johne, Los Carpinteros, Henrike Naumann, Driss Ouadahi, Sigmar Polke, Ariel Reichman, Joe Scanlan, Andrzej Steinbach, Danièle Huille, Anna Witt and Tobias Zielony

 388 pages with 9 b/w and 81 farb colored illustrations, paperback - texts in german & english

Distribution: Koenig Books