And Now the Good News

Works from the Nobel Collection

And Now the Good News

Focusing on the relationship between mass media and art, the exhibition entitled And Now the Good News brings together a comprehensive selection of works from the Annette and Peter Nobel Collection. Curated by Christoph Doswald, the exhibition traces the history of modern art while discussing the most critical issues in science, culture, and politics in the last 150 years. Featuring around 300 works by 164 artists who have used a variety of media such as painting, photography, collage, drawing, installation, and video, the exhibition displays the most important periods of modern and contemporary art. 

In the publication accompanying the exhibition, collectors Annette and Peter Nobel’s text "Notes on the Exhibition" includes a short text written by Friedrich Dürrenmatt in a satirical language. In his curatorial text, Christoph Doswald discusses the sections of the exhibition in detail. Jean Baudrillard’s essay, which was published for the first time in Press Art catalogue, “Violence of Images, Violence Against Images” discusses how violence has become a recurring theme in media via images. In her text titled “More Light! Reading Pictures”, Dorothea Strauss talks about various ways of engaging with art based on her personal experience. Last but not least, Felix Uhlmann and Cristina Bognuda focus on the relationship between art and law in their article titled “Ten Thesis on Artistic Freedom and the Promotion of Art”. The publication also presents the illustrations of the displayed works in the exhibition and short texts about the sections of the exhibition. 

Publication Date: 2022
Number of Pages: 343
ISBN: 978 605 712 05-2-6

4 Foreword
İnan Kıraç 

6 Notes on the Exhibition
Annette & Peter Nobel 

14 And Now the Good News: On the Ambivalent Relationship Between Art and Mass Media
Christoph Doswald 

28 Violence of Images, Violence Against Images
Jean Baudrillard 

38 More Light! Reading Pictures
Dorothea Strauss 

44 Ten Thesis on Artistic Freedom and the Promotion of Art
Felix Uhlmann & Cristina Bognuda 

Catalogue

60 There’s Nothing to See Here

70 In the Beginning Was the Word

88 The World Is a Picture: Photographical Perception as a New Access to Reality

150 How to Deal with Uncertain Times

164 Serving the Revolution: The Age of the Pioneers

184 Flower Power and Arte Povera 

204 Cold War and Hot Art 

226 Globalization and Other Consequences of 1989

252 The War of Genders, The Clash of Cultures

276 The Medium Is the Message

292 A Living Man Declared Dead: The Crisis of the Media

308 How to Look Good on Facebook: The Post Press Era

324 La Promenade de Vénus (The Promenade of Venus)

And Now the Good News

Focusing on the relationship between mass media and art, the exhibition entitled And Now the Good News brings together a comprehensive selection of works from the Annette and Peter Nobel Collection.

And Now the Good News