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.

Gustav Kluge

The artist Gustav Kluge focuses entirely on the human figure. His main theme is human existence in its poignant corporeality, its entrapment in slavery and degradation, in fear and intimidation.
While the thickly applied paint and ruptured surfaces emphasise the physical side of humanity, the artist also addresses the psyche: What is identity? What defines us? What conflicts exist between the body and the psyche, between our self-perception and the way in which others perceive us?
With more than 130 works dating from the early 1980s to the present day, this exhibition and catalogue provide the most comprehensive overview of Kluge’s artistic oeuvre to date.

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"Gustav Kluge"

March 2012

ISBN 978-3-86678-684-4

23,00 x 30,00 cm

200 Pages

336 colored illustrations

Hardcover, bound, with dust-jacket

Languages: German


Reinhard Spieler

preface by
Reinhard Spieler

Margrit Brehm, Harald Kunde and Reinhard Spieler

graphic design
Harald Richter, Hamburg

Exhibition: “Gustav Kluge. Egocinema”, 24 March to 28 May 2012, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein