(Market) trends, rankings and performance reports meanwhile play an important role as regards the review of contemporary art. How have life and work models of visual artists changed within the last years? How high rates an autonomous artistic development in the age of "artist rankings"?
These questions were addressed by "The Artist Feeling - Existenzanalysen", planned and moderated by annette hollywood, Frank Michael Zeidler and Uli Aigner, a project by IGBK and Lothringer13 - Städtische Kunsthalle München on July 11, 2009
Different models of artistic production and self-expression were discussed and life models confronted with artists’ biographies and real working situations. For some it seems to be naive to ignore the machinery of the market and to go on without any career planning at all. Others insist on developing own positions contrary to trends and market requirements.
In the following "The Artist Feeling – Existenzanalysen" was documented by a report of the Munich based journalist Heinz Schütz, which you can download here (PDF, in German).