Published by Koenig Books. Edited by Isabel Podeschwa, Bernhart Schwenk, Joe Scotland, Amelie von Wulffen. Text by Manfred Hermes, Bernhart Schwenk, Amy Sillman.
A monograph on the German painter Amelie von Wulffen (born 1966) has long been overdue.
For more than 20 years, the artist has been developing a formally and stylistically diverse oeuvre (including collages, installations, animated films, drawings, sculptures and paintings) that possesses a remarkable thematic consistency. Amelie von Wulffen: Works 1998–2016 shows the artist returning again and again to the process of coming to terms with the repercussions of German cultural history. These heavy themes are lightened by an acid humor, most obvious in Wulffen’s drawings and comics, which spares no sacred cows. Richly illustrated with texts by Bernhart Schwenk and Amy Sillman, Amelie von Wulffen: Works 1998–2016 presents the painter as a role model for a younger generation of artists.
Published by Aspen Art Press. Foreword by Cay Sophie Rabinowitz. Text by Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson.
Published on the occasion of her Aspen Art Museum exhibition, the artist’s first solo presentation in an American museum, this catalogue focuses on Amelie von Wulffen’s recent work, including paintings created during her time as the AAM’s 2012 Jane and Marc Nathanson Distinguished Artist in Residence. The artist deploys a host of painterly techniques that--while departing from the photographic collage practice for which she is best known--remain deeply referential, wryly revisiting and reprocessing tactics and tropes of modern painting from European Romanticism onward. The lavishly illustrated publication features an essay by AAM CEO and Director, Chief Curator, Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson, as well as a foreword by Cay Sophie Rabinowitz.
Published by Hatje Cantz Publishers. Edited by Philipp Kaiser and Rita Kersting. Essays by Manfred Hermes, Philipp Kaiser, Josef Strau.
German artist Amelie von Wulffen accomplished her breakthrough into the international art scene with presentations at the 50th Venice Biennale and Manifesta 5. Von Wulffen explores collective memory through her vast works on paper--collages, drawings and photographic overlays--which are the products of her experiments in biographical investigation and reconstruction. In some of her works Von Wulffen spans an imaginary web of coordinates between her grandmother, Solchenizin and John Travolta, connecting them by traumatic spaces such as ruins and her own objects of memory. Consistently emphasizing the historical dimensions of her autobiographical experience, von Wulffen appropriates avant-garde techniques in her poetic blending of divergent realities. From the artist's early series to her most recent works, Amelie von Wulffen is a thorough examination of an astoundingly complex and extensive oeuvre.