Published by Kerber. Edited by Rebecca Krämer. Text by Jörg Daur, Peter Forster, Rebecca Krämer, Roman Zieglgänsberger.
For his sculptures, Japanese artist Katsura Funakoshi (born 1951) carves torsos out of fragrant camphor wood, transferring the medieval art of woodcutting into a modern format. This catalogue focuses on his complex series A Tale of the Sphinx, consisting of several busts and selected drawings.
Published by Kerber. Edited by Ernst Barlach Haus and Annely Juda Fine. Essays by Katja Blomberg, Sebastian Giesen and Karin Schick.
In a dialogue across time and continents, the figurative works of contemporary Japanese sculptor Katsura Funakoshi (born 1951) and Ernst Barlach (1870-1938), one of the masters of German Expressionism, meet in this book. Both artists use wood as their medium, Barlach showing in oak and walnut and Funakoshi carving from soft camphor wood and implanting marble eyes.
Published by Kerber. Essays by Anna Bechinie, Dieter Brunner and Ferdinand Ullrich.
This catalogue on the Japanese sculptor Katsura Funakoshi documents his first solo show at a museum in Europe, following his successful showings at the 1988 Venice Biennale and Documenta IX in Kassel in 1992. His wooden figurative sculptures reveal a remarkable synthesis of Eastern and Western artistic traditions.