The catalogue shows, in addition to early works, the large ensemble titled "Künstler sein" (Being an artist), which was originally presented at the Documenta 6 in Kassel in 1977. The work represents the way that a new generation of artists regarded itself in the late 1960s and early 1970s Jahren, as they sought to break through the limitations of art in many directions, in terms of both form and context. Anna Oppermann's art articulates her demand to be regarded as an artist on an equal level with her male colleagues. Containing many biographical references, Künstler sein tells of Oppermann's attitude and how the visual world she created liberated her.
Meta Marina Beeck, Friedrich Meschede, Anna Schäffler