About the publication
We are pleased to present Bilder, 1998–2016,
a new monograph surveying von Wulffen’s practice, published by Koenig Books and Studio Voltaire in partnership with Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich. Encompassing nearly 20 years of the artist's work the publication includes new essays by Bernhart Schwenk, Curator of Contemporary Art at Pinakothek der Moderne, writer Manfred Hermes and artist Amy Sillman.
This monograph coincides with The misjudged Bimpfi,
von Wulffen's major new commission at Studio Voltaire, her first solo exhibition in the UK. Von Wulffen presents a significant new body of work that combines her interest in the confessional and the unconscious. In new paintings, von Wulffen has blended traditional figuration with dream-like scenarios that disconcert in their a-historic, misplaced sense of time. Differing styles of dress, location and painterly convention are folded in on each other in ludic juxtapositions. Found works by unknown artists are pasted directly onto canvases, combined with tromp l'oeil and heavy impasto, kitschy images of fruit bowls and kittens, or reproductions of pleasant farmsteads. Significantly, von Wulffen also presents her most ambitious sculptural installation to-date.Read more here...About the artist
Amelie von Wulffen (b. 1966, Breitenbrunn/Oberpfalz, Germany) lives and works in Germany. In 2015 the survey exhibition Amelie von Wulffen, Works 2000–2015, was staged at the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich. Other recent solo exhibition include; Portikus, Frankfurt (2013); Aspen Art Museum (2012) and Kunstraum Innsbruck (2009). Recent group exhibitions include Zeitgeist, Mamco–Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Geneva (2017),Ein Schelm, wer böses dabei denkt, Künstlerhaus Bremen (2016); Raw and Delirious, Kunsthalle Bern (2015); Abandon the parents, Statens Museum for Kunst, National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen;La voix humaine, Kunstverein Munich, Liverpool Bienniale (all 2014); and A TOP-HAT, A MONOCLE, AND A BUTTERFLY, etablissement d`en face, Brussels (curated by Anthony Huberman, 2013).
Between 2006-2011 she was Professor of Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. In 2002 she was awarded the ars viva Fine Art Prize, and in 2016 the Ruth Baumgarte Prize.