The Art Of Failure
[Exhibition catalogue]
Editor: Sabine Schaschl, Claudia Spinelli
Pages: 66-
Publisher: Christoph Merian Verlag
Year: 2009
ISBN: 978-3-85616-461-4
Associated Exhibition:
The Art Of Failure, Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel

Whether it is unrequited love, despair over ones own shortcomings, an ideology in disarray or an existential crisis, states of emotional overdrive are a fertile breeding ground for art. And ever since Samuel Beckett, failure has been a facet inextricably linked with artistic production. This edition presents a journey through a collection of contemporary works by young artists that are united by ambivalence, irony and the ability to emphasise ones own failure and that of others.