Katharina Fritsch – Exhibition at the Deichtorhallen Hamburg





Deichtorhallen Hamburg



Katharina Fritsch
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).





Katharina Fritsch


Katharina Fritsch
Koch, 2008.
Polyester, Farbe, 202 x 76 x 102 cm. 6. Foto (Schwarzwaldhaus), 2006/2008. Siebdruck, Kunststoff, Farbe, 280 x 375 cm.
Foto: Ivo Faber
© VG BILD KUNST, Bonn





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”.


Katharina Fritsch


Katharina Fritsch
Figurengruppe, 2006-2008.
(St. Michael, Skelettfüsse, St. Nikolaus, Riese, Vase, St. Katharina, Torso, Madonnenfigur, Schlange). Polyester, Farbe. Installationsansicht Kunsthaus Zürich.
Foto: Ivo Faber.
© VG BILD KUNST, Bonn

Katharina Fritsch


Katharina Fritsch
Frau mit Hund, Schirm und Paris- Postkarte, 2004.
Polyester, Aluminium, Eisen, Farbe. 176 x Ø 134 cm. Ausstellungsansicht: Deichtorhallen, 2009.
Foto: Deichtorhallen/Leu-Barthel.
© VG BILD KUNST, Bonn





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.




Courtesy Deichtorhallen Hamburg
Images © VG BILD KUNST, Bonn





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~ by Stampfli & Turci on December 7, 2009.

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