FRIEDRICH KUNATH: THINGS WE DID WHEN WE WERE DEAD
Published on the occasion of the exhibition Things We Did When We Were Dead at Gallery BQ, Berlin, April 28 - June 30, 2012.
"The works by the artist reflect ambivalent subjects such as hope and failure, longing and boredom, or enthusiasm and melancholia within the different media of drawing, painting, photography, video, sculpture and installation. However, Kunath avoids any pathetic or sentimental romanticisation of these topics by taking up absurd situations from everyday life that confront us with existential questions and thus enable an (self-) ironic twist. Within the installative context of his exhibitions, the artist very often uses supplementary props such as fabric, lamps, or decorative objects from everyday life that stage his works in an autonomous context and create a universe that corresponds to an ideal état d’âme or to a parallel, predominately grotesque reality." Excerpt from BQ press release on the occasion of the exhibition, 2012.
Paperback; 64 pages
Berlin: BQ, 2012