“günther selichar’s preferred thematic field of work, and his oeuvre has revolved around it since the early 1980s, is the media and mass media. this publication not only documents in its entirety what is probably his most extensive body of work who’s afraid of blue, red and green? (1990–2017), which comprises 30 projects working with photography, painting, print and most notably public (media) space, but also includes references to all important work series made during this time and connected to it in terms of content, as well as the cooperations with his wife, loredana flore-selichar. the book further brings together texts written by longstanding companions, both theorists and curators, as well as interpretations by a younger generation of writers from usa, germany, switzerland and austria, who approach this multi-layered and much discussed oeuvre in an extremely interesting way, and a text by günther selichar himself, in which he reveals programmatic reflections on the thinking behind his work. the book was meticulously and elaborately designed with three different covers by leipzig based graphic design agency lamm&kirch and was honored by the „the mayor of the city of brno award“ at the 28th international biennial of graphic design brno 2018 and the book was on the shortlist of “die schönsten deutschen bücher 2018″ – stiftung buchkunst, frankfurt.” (verlag für moderne kunst, wien).
the graphic design by florian lamm was honored with “the mayor of the city of brno award” at the “28th international biennial of graphic design brno 2018” and was also shortlisted in the “artbooks“- section of “the most beautiful books“/”stiftung buchkunst, frankfurt“ 2018.
günther selichar, who’s afraid of blue, red and green? (works 1990 – 2017).
texts by uli bohnen, dieter buchhart, christoph doswald, ruth horak, kathy rae huffman, robert c. morgan,
marc ries, dieter ronte, amy ingrid schlegel, günther selichar, franz thalmair, claudia tittel.
312 pages, german/english, approx. 370 color illustrations, hard cover – three different covers,
cloth binding, 24 x 32 cm, with color interventions by florian lamm.
verlag für moderne kunst, wien 2017.