Jörg Herold. Zeugnisse und Schriften der Reise eines Dokumentararchäologen 2000-5 *
Susanne Pfleger, Jörg Herold (Eds.)
Hatje Cantz, 2006
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Jörg Herold (*1965 in Leipzig) became internationally known thanks to his participation in the Venice Biennale and documenta X. The artist, who lives in Berlin and Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, is a frequent traveler. He goes on exploratory journeys of places in our recollection, searching out both the real as well as the imaginary sites of the memory. His performances, drawings, films, and installations direct attention to things that have been forgotten or are in the process of being forgotten. In his research, Herold deliberately chooses paths less traveled, pursuing the traces of history down to the last detail. One of his best-known projects, Heldenfriedhof (Heroes’ graveyard), is a creative exploration of a contemporary artistic myth. Not only does it document Joseph Beuys’s crash in the Crimea, but it also sheds light on the fate of the Crimean Tartars. This book presents nine projects from 2000 to 2005 and allows readers and observers to participate in the exciting research conducted by Herold in his role as a documentary archaeologist.