Julian Irlinger – Fragments of a Crisis


In Fragments of a Crisis Julian Irlinger investigates the relationship between aesthetics and ideology through artistic work in the Weimar Republic. His source material is emergency money (notgeld), which was issued during inflation (1918-1923) in parallel with the official currency. The graphics on the bills were designed by artists who are largely ignored in the history of art. With scanned excerpts of notgeld, Julian Irlinger develops a method of pointing that emphasises the dialectic of images. Notgeld becomes a form of artistic work which addresses the crisis it has produced and tries to approach a political subconscious. The theoretical text about emergency money by Nora M. Alter is part of the work.

112 pages, 30 x 21.5 cm, Spector Books (Leipzig).