Friedrich Kunath Twilight
September 7 – October 13, 2007
Main Gallery

    September 7 - October 13, 2007

    Photo by Christopher Burke

    September 7 - October 13, 2007

    Photo By Jason Mandella

    September 7 - October 13, 2007

    Photo by Christopher Burke

    Photo by Christopher Burke

Friedrich Kunath: In My Room

Text by Paul Hobson, Michael Bracewell, Ory Dessau, Claire Le Restif, Paul Luckraft

In My Room is a major new publication surveying the work of artist Friedrich Kunath. It encompasses the last five years of Kunath's practice and is an extension of his unique aesthetic.

Complex and playful installations of paintings, sculptures and videos feature a cornucopia of imagery, brought together from such diverse sources as Old Master paintings, slapstick cartoons, anthropomorphized animals, and pop iconography from the 1960s and 70s.

A narrative around the emotional life of the artist is enacted through fictional characters, producing an in-between world filled with both humour and pathos. The catalogue is designed by Yvonne Quirmbach in close collaboration with the artist.  New essays come from Michael Bracewell, Ory Dessau, Claire Le Restif, and Paul Luckraft.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition Friedrich Kunath: Raymond Moody's Blues at Modern Art Oxford, 21 September – 17 November 2013.

Publisher: Walther König, Köln (February 28, 2014)
ISBN-10: 3863354427
ISBN-13: 978-3863354428

Friedrich Kunath: You Owe Me a Feeling

Text by David Berman; photographs by Michael Schmelling

This is Friedrich Kunath's first artist book published in the United States. In making the book, Kunath collaborated with the musician and poet David Berman and photographer Michael Schmelling.

You Owe Me a Feeling was produced alongside Kunath’s solo exhibition at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles: 2012′s Lacan’s Haircut.

Publisher: Blum & Poe (March 31, 2013)
ISBN-10: 0966350340
ISBN-13: 978-0966350340

Friedrich Kunath: The Most Beautiful World in the World

Text by Andrew Berardini and Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer

Published on the occassion of the artist's first solo exhibition in the UK, at White Cube Hoxton Square, April 15 - June 3, 2011.

Publisher: White Cube (June 2, 2011)
ISBN-10: 1906072450
ISBN-13: 978-1906072452

Friedrich Kunath: Home Wasn't Built in a Day

Text by Douglas Fogle, Matthew Thompson, René Zechlin

In his drawings, texts, objects, photographs, and videos, Friedrich Kunath deals with such themes as longing, melancholy, loneliness, wanderlust, and wistfulness from a subjective viewpoint that finds expression in titles like Homesick, I am a stranger here or I may not always love you. He combines personal life experiences with literary, musical, or art historical references into visual, ironic commentaries in various media. The installative total context of his exhibitions forms narrative contexts between the individual pieces that lead to the viewer to a fantastic world of associations. 

This catalogue is published on the occasion of Kunath’s solo exhibition at the Kunstverein Hannover, November 28, 2009–January 24, 2010.

Publisher: Sternberg Press (July 15, 2010)
ISBN-10: 1933128925
ISBN-13: 978-1933128924

Friedrich Kunath: In Someone's Shadow

Artist book: set of 32 color postcards in box. Published on the occasion of the exhibition Hello walls at BQ, Berlin, Sept. 4 - Oct. 31, 2009.

Extracts from "In someone's shadow" by Rod McKuen on verso of postcards.

Friedrich Kunath: Rising vs. Setting

by Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson, Gregor Jansen, Anna Grande, and Jeff Poe

This is the artist's first monograph, published concurrently with his first solo museum exhibition in the U.S. at the Aspen Art Museum.

Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: Aspen Art Press (February 1, 2009)
ISBN-10: 0934324441
ISBN-13: 978-0934324441

Friedrich Kunath

Artist book, published on the occassion of the exhibition Warum, at BQ, Cologne, January 19 - March 10, 2007.