The catalogue is dedicated to the monumental painting "Der geschenkte Tag" [The Given Day], measuring approx. 6 x 65 m, which Michael Müller created for his solo exhibition at the Städel Museum in Frankfurt, 2022/23. The 24-part painting as well as the exhibition as a whole elaborate on the Greek myth of the twins Castor and Polydeuces [Castor and Pollux], the Dioscuri. In addition to the history of the work’s creation and an extensive interview with the artist, essays, and a lyrical composition by American literary scholar and translator Stanley Lombardo will update the story of the Dioscuri for the 21st century.
Accompanying essays by Hubertus von Amelunxen, Stanley Lombardo, Lukas Töpfer, Cora von Pape and Rudolf Zwirner, poems by Stanley Lombardo and Michael Krüger, a foreword by Gero Heschl and introductory words by Philipp Demandt.
Deutscher Kunstverlag / De Gruyter, Berlin 2023