Christian Megert Glasbuch (Glass book), 1972
16 1/2 x 11 3/4 in. (42 x 30 cm)
Four thick mirrored glass panes serve as ‘pages’ of the book. The exterior cover of the book is toned in black, with the title screenprinted in white on front cover. Bound with black tape spine. Published in a proposed edition of 100 copies, signed by Megert in silver marker pen on the front cover.
Mirror works comprise the fundamental pictorial element in Christian Megert’s oeuvre since the late 1950s. Megert uses mirrors as reflectors of light and movement in the manner of Zero art; they dissect space and give way to monochrome worlds of colour. In the Glasbuch, with its pages composed of mirrored glass, Megert even goes a step further: he mirrors the mirrors in his compositions, thus enclosing the viewer in the reflecting mirrors and releasing him into a seemingly infinite space. In this way, Megert creates countless multiplying possibilities of new pictorial spaces and realities, without beginning and end - a theory the artist first posited in his manifest 'Ein neuer Raum' (1961), which proclaimed a passable room without borders made possible through the mirror.
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Christian Megert | Glasbuch (Glass book) | 1972 | Zucker Art Books
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