Philipp Lachenmann


Inspired by the Oracle of Delphi

The exploration of collective memory is central to the work of conceptual artist Philipp Lachenmann (b. Munich, 1963; lives and works in Berlin and Los Angeles). Using a variety of media and materials—from painting, photography, and sculpture, to text, sound, installation, video, film, and computer-generated works—he examines the conditions of image production and how they function, as well as the social confrontations, chasms, and fractures they bring about. In addition to media events, Lachenmann’s work also looks at art history and historical events.

The starting point for the monograph DELPHI_Rationale is the artist’s comprehensive solo exhibition at ACE Gallery in Los Angeles (2017). With texts by Heike Mertens, and Marcus Steinweg.

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