Katharina Fritsch

06 Nov 2009 - 07 Feb 2010

© Katharina Fritsch
Oktopus, 2006/2009
Metall, Polyester, Farbe, Holz
140 x 120 x 120 cm

November 6, 2009 – February 7, 2010

Since the artist’s inaugural exhibition of the K 21 in Düsseldorf in 2001, Deichtorhallen are the first to present a comprehensive solo exhibition of Katharina Fritsch (born in Essen, Germany in 1956). The work show, set up in cooperation with Kunsthaus Zürich, will be exclusively presented in Germany at Deichtorhallen Hamburg. As one of the leading female artists in Germany and on the international scene, Fritsch represented Germany at the Biennale in Venice in 1995 and exhibited at Tate Gallery in 2001.

Around 15 mostly large-sized work groups – presented in Germany for the first time – will give an overview of the artist’s very recent production of the past decade. The exhibition will also review on Fritsch’s striking, partially well known works such as “Tischgesellschaft / company at the table” (see fig.; Museum Moderner Kunst Frankfurt am Main) and “Elefant / Elephant”.

By means of sarcastic humour, Fritsch examines the world of everyday life, tourism and consumption. Collective symbols and personal reminiscences, emerging in her pictures and large-sized object sculptures, may cause deep emotions in the observer. During the last few years, Katharina Fritsch has particularly dealt with photography and its conversion into monumental pictures as well as with personal memories from childhood.

Katharina Fritsch legt die aus den 1980er Jahren bekannten Arbeiten „Madonna“ und „Gehirn“ als Künstlereditionen für die Deichtorhallen neu auf. Preis je 980,- €

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