Wahlverwandtschaften / Elective Affinities

Wahlverwandtschaften / Elective Affinities

Hubert Klocker (ed.)

9th volume in the series of Sammlung Friedrichshof exhibition catalogues

German / English, 92 pages, 26.5 × 30 cm, numerous color illustrations, softcover

November 2018

ISBN 978-3-903172-34-0

€ 22,00 [A]

€ 21,40 [D]

This catalogue is published on the occasion of the exhibition Wahlverwandtschaften / Elective Affinities (May through November 2018) at Sammlung Friedrichshof, Zurndorf and Vienna, Austria.

How can different portraits be connected? How can they communicate with each other? Which positions reinforce each other in their attraction? And which contradict each other? Curated by Denise Wendel-Poray and Huber Klocker, the exhibition Elective Affinities poses these questions through a selection of portraits by a group of innovative, technically brilliant artists. The title is borrowed from Goethe’s 1809 novel, which also features a series of portraits—of individuals brought together through divergent forms of attraction. The question of determinacy and choice in the artistic process is a compelling one that the exhibition at Sammlung Friedrichshof explores.

Featured artists: Ellen Berkenblit, Lea Draeger, Sofia Goscinski, Sandro Kopp, Bjarne Melgaard, Bjorn Melhus, Jonathan Meese, Otto Muehl, Sabine Pigalle, Iris Schomaker, Spencer Sweeney, Erwin Wurm