The Fall of the Stars

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This puclication juxtaposes three visions of the end of the world and what comes afterward. Albrecht Dürer, in 1498, turned his artistic attention to the Book of Revelation. In the late fourteenth century, Jean Gerson, an influential French theologian, taught his readers the fifteen signs that precede the end of the world and God’s Judgement. These two medieval/early-modern works are presented alongside contemporary artist Julian Rosefeldt’s In the Land of Drought, a bleak, meditative film installation in which Rosefeldt ponders a future after the end of the world as we know it.

As different as the works by Rosefeldt, Dürer, and Gerson may seem, they do have one thing in common: the vision of an end of the world that can be understood not as the final end but rather as the beginning of something new, of a world after the world.

Draiflessen Collection
Iris Ellers, Eva Horn, Andrea Kambartel, Tanja Kemmer, Corinna Otto

64 pages with numerous coloured illustrations, Softcover, 29 x 21 cm
ISBN 978-3-942359-40-5 (DE/GB/NL)

Cover The Fall of the Stars | © Draiflessen Collection