Franz Wanner

Foes at the Edge of the Frame

Kunst trifft Medientheorie

Franz Wanner’s (b. 1975 in Bad Tölz, lives and works in Munich) multimedia installations and artistic actions question techniques of liberal power legitimation and place local realities in global contexts.

In the examination of historiographies and the production of factuality, Wanner observes, above all, players in the German armaments industry and researches topics of migration and asylum policy, as well as the relationship of German National Socialism with the subsequent imperative of prosperity. For Wanner, this is not about the investigative moment of his research or even a historical correction, but rather an artistic method of observation – which always involves moments of uncertainty on the part of the viewer.

The monograph Foes at the Edge of the Frame mixes both dry and black humor with systematically verifiable sources and fictitious stories through Wanner’s works from the last five years.

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