FRIEDRICH KUNATH

AT THIS POINT IN MY LIFE (I’LL HAVE THE CALAMARI) (solo show)
G2 Kunsthalle, Leipzig
7 June – 8 September 2024

Installation view: AT THIS POINT IN MY LIFE (I’LL HAVE THE CALAMARI), G2 Kunsthalle, Leipzig, 2024, photo: dotgain.info
Installation view: AT THIS POINT IN MY LIFE (I’LL HAVE THE CALAMARI), G2 Kunsthalle, Leipzig, 2024, photo: dotgain.info

The G2 Kunsthalle in Düsseldorf presents AT THIS POINT IN MY LIFE (I’LL HAVE THE CALAMARI), a solo exhibition of work by Friedrich Kunath. Spanning painting, objects and installation, Kunath shows supposedly ideal landscapes that are saturated with romantic and pop-cultural references which, at second glance, nullify their perfectionism. By interweaving historical epochs with contemporary mass cultures, he creates an anachronism that unites past and present and gives rise to a universal timeline.

G2 Kunsthalle

Installation view: AT THIS POINT IN MY LIFE (I’LL HAVE THE CALAMARI), G2 Kunsthalle, Leipzig, 2024, photo: dotgain.info
Installation view: AT THIS POINT IN MY LIFE (I’LL HAVE THE CALAMARI), G2 Kunsthalle, Leipzig, 2024, photo: dotgain.info

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FRIEDRICH KUNATH

Only Lovers Left (duo show)
Kunsthalle Düsseldorf
16 March – 9 June 2024

Installation view: Only Lovers Left, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 2024, Photo: Katja Illner, courtesy of Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 2024
Installation view: Only Lovers Left, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 2024, Photo: Katja Illner, courtesy of Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 2024

In their first joint exhibition, artists Margarete Jakschik and Friedrich Kunath transform the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf into a space of contemplation, reflection and melancholy. Under the title Only Lovers Left, the exhibition presents photographs, paintings and installations by both artists, thus bringing their aesthetic positions into focus. The artists capture journeys both inward and out, reckoning with the legacy of German Romanticism while unravelling its conceptual ironies and clichéed motifs of longing. In other words, the Romantic is brought firmly into the present.

Kunsthalle Düsseldorf

Installation view: Only Lovers Left, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 2024, Photo: Katja Illner, courtesy of Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 2024
Installation view: Only Lovers Left, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 2024, Photo: Katja Illner, courtesy of Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 2024