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.

Tessa Knapp

Istanbul-Cologne: the video pieces and site-specific installations of Tessa Knapp trace the contemporary experience of traditionally and religiously shaped spaces within their cultural context. These works of art play with the foreignness, hidden mysteries and staged shifting of their contents  from the critical perspective of the present: subjective perception as the driving force behind the construction of meaning is an essential contrasting medium in Tessa Knapp‘s art.
The video piece “99 Beautiful”, which highlights the tense interaction between name charms, religious beliefs and the worldly attitude towards life of its Turkish protagonists, is discussed in this catalogue from both a German and Turkish perspective.

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"Tessa Knapp"

December 2013

ISBN 978-3-86678-936-4

16,50 x 23,50 cm

72 Pages

29 colored and 2 b/w illustrations

Hardcover, bound

Languages: German, English, Turkish


Kai Kullen

Silke Grigo, Kai Uwe Schierz

graphic design
Kai Kullen

"Iskele", 2010, Kunststation St Peter Köln; "99 Beautiful", 2013, Galerie b Stuttgart