Christian Friedrich Spectres of Want
28 Oktober 2017 – 28 january 2018
The prize consists of € 10,000,-, a publication and an exhibition at the Cobra Museum. In Friedrich’s work there is always a lot at stake: eschewing recognizable formats or artistic methods, he continuously and freely explores the ways power structures operate in the domain of the physical and the intellectual. A sense of threat is typically permeating his works, while something highly personal is at risk: the integrity of the human body, for example, or the power balance in intimate relations. For Spectres of Want, Friedrich developed three new groups of works, in which he obsessively and sensorially explores the human body as site for crisis and ecstasy.
Christian Friedrich at the Amsterdam Art Weekend
Skins is a temporary extension of Christian Friedrich’s solo exhibition Spectres of Want. Skins can be seen at the Goethe Institut in Amsterdam during the Amsterdam Art Weekend from 23 to 26 November. Daily visit: 11:00 – 17:00hrs.
Alongside Spectres of Want, a publication with texts by Martin Herbert and Xander Karskens will be published, designed by Studio Felix Salut.