An eclectic contemporary master of figuration examined through multiple lenses in this career-spanning catalogue
Kai Althoff 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 made over a 25-year career. Created in close collaboration with the artist, the book features lavish color reproductions of Althoff’s most significant works. Contributions by scholars, art professionals and friends of the artist offer multiple perspectives on Althoff’s iconographically rich work.
Kai Althoff is an internationally-known German artist who lives in Cologne and New York.
Laura Hoptman is Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Whitney Chadwick is Professor Emerita of Art History at San Francisco State University.
Margaret Ewing is Curatorial Assistant in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Rita Kersting is the Landeau Family Curator of Contemporary Art at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
DovBer Naiditch is a Chabad Lubovitch Rabbi in Brooklyn, New York.
Yair Oelbaum is a social worker in Brooklyn, New York.
Constantin Rothkopf is Associate Professor at the Institute of Psychology, Technical University Darmstadt.
Rob Storr is Professor of Painting/Printmaking and Dean of the School of Art at Yale University.
Rein Wolfs is Director of the Bundeskunsthalle Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany, Bonn.