On November 23, 2018, the famous Düsseldorf gallery owner Alfred Schmela would have celebrated his hundredth birthday. To mark this occasion, the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen is organizing an exhibition that shows the wide-ranging network of this “pioneer of the avant-garde.”

Wolfgang Ernst

Light Lead & Shadow
This monograph comprehensively documents the very unique, often ironic work of concept artist Wolfgang Ernst (b. 1942). In 1970, he joined other artists at the renowned Galerie nächst St. Stephan, which at that time was the centre of Viennese Art Informel. Ernst’s exhibitions and actions often turned into spectacular happenings. In 1973, Ernst turned his back on the art scene, but continued to work intensively with objects and Concept Art. His engagement with the philosophy of language also resulted in several sculptures and works on paper whose key elements include graphic characters and scribbles.

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"Wolfgang Ernst"

ISBN 978-3-86678-981-4

21,00 x 26,00 cm

124 Pages

65 colored and 8 b/w illustrations

Softcover with flaps, bound, without dust-jacket, without slipcase

Languages: German, English

Alexandra Schantl
László Földényi, Werner Reiss, Margareta Sandhofer and Alexandra Schantl

graphic design
Christoph Fuchs, Vienna
Exhibition: "Wolfgang Ernst. Licht Blei & Schatten", 8.6. – 19.10.2014, Zeitkunst Niederösterreich, Krems