The examination of time, language, and history is central to the artistic work of the Raqs Media Collective, which was established in New Delhi in 1992.

Marlon Wobst


Marlon Wobst’s works celebrate an exciting realism in the midst of a world of body optimization and obsession with beauty: the radical normality of physical interaction—the shyness, awkward positions, desire, humor, and curiosity. When Wobst shows the moment of a sexual encounter, his bodies, however, dissolve into abstract forms. Fleshly heaps encounter fragments of naked bodies, sometimes blown up into miscellaneous parts.

This publication presents a group of ceramic sculptures characterized by a very humorous approach for the first time. The conversation with the artist conducted by Annika Karpwoski offers a felicitous approach to Wobst’s oeuvre. In his essay, the New Zealander Anthony Byrt takes an in-depth look at questions regarding the erotic relationships in the oeuvre in an open and lively manner.


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"Marlon Wobst"

March 2017

ISBN 978-3-7356-0352-4

24 x 29 cm

160 Pages

84 colored illustrations

Hardcover, bound

Languages: German, English

Text by
Annika Karpwoski, Anthony Byrt
Design by
Verena Gerlach, Berlin

Exhibition: Marlon Wobst, 10.3. - 15.4.2017, SCHWARZ CONTEMPORARY