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.
MATTHEW BARNEY, FRIEDRICH KUNATH et al.
Au bout de mes rêves (group show)
Vanhaerents Art Collection, Tripostal, Lille
6 October 2023 – 14 January 2024
Three works from Matthew Barney’s Drawing Restraint 9, 2005, will be on view in Au bout de mes rêves. Showcased over the three floors of the Tripostal, Lille, the exhibition brings together works from the Vanhaerents Art Collection, one of Belgium’s most significant private collections of contemporary art.
Vanhaerents Art Collection
MATTHEW BARNEY, FRIEDRICH KUNATH, GLENN BROWN, FRIEDRICH KUNATH et al.
DIX AND THE PRESENT (group show)
30 September 2023 – 25 February 2024
Works by Glenn Brown and Friedrich Kunath will be included in a large-scale exhibition on Otto Dix and his continuing influence on art today. Presented in the Deichtorhallen’s Hall for Contemporary Art, the exhibition reveals the shifting cultural and social parameters in the reception of Dix’s oeuvre, while at the same time showing how his work continues to hold great fascination for about forty of the world’s most renowned artists of our day.
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.