On Everyone’s Lips. The Oral Cavity in Art and Culture – catalogue


Publi­ca­tion on the occcasion of the exhibi­tion On Everyone’s Lips. From Pieter Bruegel to Cindy Sherman

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Mouth, lips, tongue, and teeth, speech, pain, and screaming, eating, devouring, spitting, and spewing, lust and stimu­la­ting: The oral cavity is an extremely attrac­tive bodily zone. Not only have science and medicine always been involved in the explo­ra­tion of the oral cavity, but also art and cultural history, from antiquity to the present. For the first time in Germany, the Kunst­mu­seum Wolfsburg will trace the broadly diver­si­fied path of the history of the motif within the frame­works a compre­hen­sive exhibi­tion dedicated to the area around the mouth.

With texts by Andreas Beitin, Hartmut Böhme, Horst Bredekamp & Kolja Thurner, Roland Garve, Birte Hinrichsen, Olaf Knellessen, Harald Lemke, Karin Leonhard, Jürgen Müller, Uta Ruhkamp, Marcus Stiglegger and Ulrike Vedder.

published by Hatje Cantz, German or English version, ca. 350 pages, 350 illustrations.

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english, german