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.

Shadow & Substance

Nine exhibitions at the Kunstverein Schwerte
For two years, Kunstverein Schwerte curated a very special project on the work of two artists: Christian Freudenberger and Markus Karstieß.
The cave as a place of creativity formed the focus of interest and - without any pre-determined “master plan” - two artists were invited to develop their own ideas and projects. Both the selection of the artists and the projects themselves were relatively random – a world away from the usual projections of a curator’s ideas – which led to an accumulation of fascinating contributions from the artists.
This book documents the finished projects and how the “invisible and visible, public and private, artificial and natural” are questioned, producing inspiring moments of visual thought for the viewer – and thus opening “ a hot window into contemporary art”. 

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"Shadow & Substance"

October 2010

ISBN 978-3-86678-486-4

21,50 x 28,00 cm

120 Pages

70 colored and 7 b/w illustrations

Softcover with flaps, bound, with dust-jacket

Languages: German, English

Christian Freudenberger, Markus Karstieß
Kunstverein Schwerte e. V.
Text by
Christian Freudenberger, Markus Karstieß, Stefanie Kreuzer, Ulf Weingarten
Design by
Adeline Morlon, Düsseldorf
The illustrated book was published on the occasion of the exhibition series „Schwerte 0809“, 2008 to 2010, Kunstverein Schwerte.