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In the distorting mirror of the mass media - Rocky-Horror-Comic-Show: Four decades of "Political painting" by Erró at the Haus am Waldsee | Review by Elfie Kreis, 1997 | Mao: Young, serious and radiantly beautiful, he strides across the rain-soaked St. Mark's Square in an ankle-length robe. Erró makes him walk across the puddle water in Venice as a Jesus-face. Sometimes photorealistic, sometimes in the cloying style of Peking opera, the series "Chinese Paintings" sends the revolutionary hero and his comrades on a sightseeing tour through the Western hemisphere in the 1970s. The "red danger" as a group of tourists addicted to pleasure, wonderfully absurd and prescient. more

The Art of ERRO. | Review by Gwen Stolyarov, New York 2004 | From April 13 to July 17, 2004, the Grey Art Gallery at New York University will host the first major American exhibition of works by Iceland's best-known contemporary painter. | Worldscapes: The Art of Erró features some 80 paintings and collages, as well as props from the artist's avant-garde films. At the same time, 10 large paintings from Erró's Femmes Fatales series, 1987-95, will be on view at the Goethe-Institut New York, while a recent series of lithographs, Mao's Last Visit to Venice, will be on view at NYU's Lillian Vernon Center for International Affairs. more

"Art and Politics - Erró, Fahlström, Köpcke, Lebel" - Art and Politics in the Museum Morsbroich - Visual and Political-Poetic Structures | Review by Sabine Boehl (2005) | According to the director of the Museum Morsbroich in Leverkusen, Gerhard Finckh, political approaches by artists today no longer have an impact on society. Instead, they are immediately absorbed by the art market and by private collections. This was different in the 1960s and 1970s, the time of Fluxus and Happenings in Germany. Back then, it was still possible to move the public with politically inspired art. more

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