Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
After the Red Army FactionGender, Culture, and Militancy$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Charity Scribner

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780231168649

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231168649.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM COLUMBIA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.columbia.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Minnesota Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CUPSO for personal use.date: 02 July 2022

Regarding Terror at the Berlin Kunst-Werke

Regarding Terror at the Berlin Kunst-Werke

(p.161) 7 Regarding Terror at the Berlin Kunst-Werke
After the Red Army Faction

Charity Scribner

Columbia University Press

This chapter examines the exhibition Zur Vorstellung des Terrors (Regarding Terror), held at the Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin in 2005. Here, the Kunst-Werke curators set out to demonstrate how forcefully the media had shaped the Red Army Faction (RAF) legacy. Indeed, many of the artworks displayed highlighted their indebtedness to news sources, especially stock photographs of Ulrike Meinhof and Gudrun Ensslin. The chapter analyzes this mediatized condition, moving beyond the apparently mechanical reproduction of RAF imagery that typified Regarding Terror, both in the curatorial propositions of the show and in some of the individual works chosen for it. Focusing on the work of four artists included in Regarding Terror—Johan Grimonprez, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Gerhard Richter, and Yvonne Rainer—it explores the margins between art and terror, aesthetics and politics. It argues that the social impulses that motivated these and other artists included in the exhibition were all but eclipsed by the curators' decision to highlight the power of the media.

Keywords:   exhibition, Zur Vorstellung des Terrors, Regarding Terror, Kunst-Werke Institute, media, Red Army Faction, art, terror, aesthetics, politics

Columbia Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .