Amelie von Wulffen

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Edited by: Rita Kersting, Philipp Kaiser Texts by: Manfred Hermes, Philipp Kaiser, Josef Strau Contributions: Rita Kersting German, English August 2005, 208 Pages, 238 Ills. Softcover 311mm x 235mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-1634-5
The publishing debut of Amelie von Wulffen, who was recently honored with an exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

The German artist Amelie von Wulffen, who was born in 1966 and now lives in Berlin, accomplished her breakthrough into the international art scene with presentations at the 50th Venice Biennale and Manifesta 5. Her collages, drawings, and photographic overlays are the products of experiments in biographical investigation and reconstruction. Expressive of profound longing, traumatic spaces, ruins, and objects of memory span an imaginary web of coordinates between Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, John Travolta, and her own grandmother in which she consistently emphasizes the historical dimensions of her autobiographical experience. Amelie von Wulffen appropriates avant-garde techniques in her poetic blending of divergent realities. Illustrated throughout with full-color reproductions, this book presents both early series and very recent works by the artist. Exhibition schedule: Kunstmuseum Basel, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, August 20-October 16, 2005 · Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, December 11, 2005-February 19, 2006