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The last days of mankind : a visual guide to Karl Kraus' great war epic

Author: Deborah Sengl; Museum Essl,
Publisher: Los Angeles : DoppelHouse Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"With critical success over the past four years, artist Deborah Sengl (b. 1974) has exhibited taxidermied rats, drawings, and paintings in order to restage Karl Kraus' nearly-unperformable play The Last Days of Mankind (Die Letzten Tage der Menschheit, 1915-22). Featuring Sengl's entire installation, the DoppelHouse Press edition also includes essays that examine her ambitious dramaturgy, which condenses Kraus'  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Art
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In art
Named Person: Deborah Sengl; Karl Kraus; Deborah Sengl
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Sengl; Museum Essl,
ISBN: 9780999754412 0999754416
OCLC Number: 1030609406
Language Note: Translated from German.
Notes: Feature of an exhibition held at the Essl Museum - Kunst der Gegenwart, Klosterneuburg, January 31 - May 25, 2014.
Sengl's artwork visualizes over 40 scenes from Karl Kraus's 'Die letzten Tage der Menschheit,' staged in three-dimensional scenes with taxidermy-prepared white rats, accompanied by paintings and drawings.
Description: 175 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
Contents: Deborah Sengl's Karl Kraus --
"The Document is a Figure" --
Trench rats: Deborah Sengl's "The Last Days of Mankind" --
The Last Days of Mankind --
Karl Kraus and animals.
Responsibility: artwork by Deborah Sengl.

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The Great War drama by Viennese satirist Karl Kraus, restaged by Sengl in "stunning display" of taxidermied rat-actors, with commentary.  Read more...

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Sengl expressly states that she is not in a position to offer a quick solution for all the injustices of our times. But her works urge us to cast a more open and more empathic view of our Read more...

 
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