The State of North Rhine-Westphalia acquired the impressive art collection of Konrad Fischer and his wife, comprising 250 works by some thirty-five artists, as well as the gallery archive, for the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen at the beginning of 2014. The exhibition catalogue now provides a summary of Konrad Fischer’s significant life’s work.

Drawing a Universe

“Drawing a Universe” presents drawings, objects and installations based on the process of sketching, drafting, mapping, copying, repeating and translating. Small or even minute elements are aligned in systematic rows or form complex systems that very much follow their own laws. The focus and the isolation of the tiniest detail exist in addition to the overall picture. These surreal “universes in a nutshell” do not follow a familiar scale. They oscillate between micro- and macro-cosmoses. They are the global landscapes of our age, so to speak, in which the call for universal visibility is becoming stronger and stronger while the processes that really determine what happens in the world occur on a level that most people are unable to perceive.

William Engelen, Bettina Krieg, Jenny Michel, Anke Röhrscheid, Nora Schattauer, David Thorpe, Jorinde Voigt

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"Drawing a Universe"

March 2013

ISBN 978-3-86678-800-8

20,00 x 26,00 cm

80 Pages

44 colored and 9 b/w illustrations

Softcover with flaps, bound

Languages: German, English


KAI 10 | Raum für Kunst, Arthena Foundation

Monika Schnetkamp, Ursula Panhans-Bühler, Lisa Sintermann, Ludwig Seyfarth

graphic design
Carolin Jap Lim, Kurz Gestaltung, Berlin

Exhibition: “Drawing a Universe”, 19.1. – 23.3.2013, KAI 10 | Raum für Kunst, Arthena Foundation, Düsseldorf