press release

The project of German artist Michael van Ofen consists in a painting cycle elaborating a new iconography starting from the nation-building process in Germany and Italy in the second half of the 19th century. In order to stress this historical development, the artist has collected and interpreted in his own fashion objects of artistic testimony of that epoch-making moment, through which he has highlighted the unbroken agreement between political power and public euphoria from the past to the present of contemporaneity.

Michael van Ofen
The Continuance of the Contemporary