Coming Home Was As Beautiful As Going Away (solo show)
26 March – 30 July 2023
KINDL Berlin will present a solo exhibition of works by Friedrich Kunath, encompassing painting, sculpture, installation and video. With references to landscape painting, GDR television, and pop music, the presentation will revolve around questions of distant wanderings and arrival. Kunath combines themes such as longing, loneliness, euphoria and fear with impressions of his adopted home in California. The works, often exaggerated to the point of the grotesque, comment on the present in a way that is as melancholy as it is astutely humorous.
There Must Be A Spanish Word For This Feeling (solo show)
17 February 2023 – 21 May 2023
CAC Malaga will present Friedrich Kunath’s first museum exhibition in Spain. Kunath’s oeuvre spans painting, drawing, installation, sculpture and video. Informed by the artist’s own personal history, but also music, German Romanticism and American pop culture, the works are imbued with both tradition and modernity, and illustrate themes of tragedy, comedy and romance, freely shifting between the three and occupying a unique space between irony and sincerity.