Kai Althoff: and then leave me to the common swifts

Kai Althoff: and then leave me to the common swifts
Library Shelf Location 18.ALTH
Publication Date 2016

Kai Althoff (b. 1966, Germany) is one of the most consummate – and unpredictable – artists of his generation. A painter and a draftsman, he has experimented since the mid-1990s with combinations of unconventional mediums and exhibition formats to create all-encompassing environments that might include finely detailed drawings; collage; woven textiles, knitted fabric; soft sculpture; paintings; writing; video; fragrance; and song. Published in conjunction with a major exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, this publication presents Althoff’s work in all mediums created over a 25-year career, and is the most comprehensive publication on the artist to date. Created in close collaboration with the artist in the model of old master catalogues from the period after the Second World War, the book features lavish colour reproductions of Althoff’s most significant works. Contributions by art historians, curators, a critic, a rabbi, a professor of psychology and a close friend of the artist offer multiple perspectives on Althoff’s iconographically rich work.

ISBN 9781633450189
Quantity 1
Pages 196p; 23.6 x 3.3 x 27.4 cm
Author Laura Hoptman
Format Hardback
Publisher Museum of Modern Art, New York
Related Artist Kai Althoff
Categories Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team), Painting, Drawing, Film and Artists' Moving Image
Artist's Nationality German
Language English

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