The art book "Birgit Zinner: Being with Art" is a work of art that the artist Birgit Zinner, together with her brothers Johannes (photography) and Matthäus (graphic design), created in an iterative process typical of her work. She considers it part of the Gesamtkunstwerk she has been developing since 1986. The publication shows works in an exemplary way and is at the same time a self-referential example of her work.
With regard to both content and form, the pictorial material and the texts of the five authors are closely interlinked and entwine around the question of the relationality and the identity of artwork, artist and recipient. "In the encounter with abstract art, one is neither art itself, nor an autonomously creating subject, nor merely external observer, but stands transversely to art, included as excluded by it." (Edgar Landgraf, 2019)