May 2013

Norbert Bisky

Jurriaan Benschop

When he was a younger artist, Norbert Bisky felt he had to deal with his childhood years in what was then still East Germany, or, as he told me recently, to “paint the GDR out of my soul.” His later work demonstrates a broader concern with themes such as violence, death, intoxication, and physicality. In his most recent exhibition, “Paraisópolis,” Bisky made a new …

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