Amelie von Wulffen
The German artist Amelie von Wulffen, who was born in 1966 and now lives in Berlin, accomplished her breakthrough into the international art scene with presentations at the 50th Venice Biennale and Manifesta 5. Her collages, drawings, and photographic overlays are the products of experiments in biographical investigation and reconstruction. Expressive of profound longing, traumatic spaces, ruins, and objects of memory span an imaginary web of coordinates between Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, John Travolta, and her own grandmother in which she consistently emphasizes the historical dimensions of her autobiographical experience. Amelie von Wulffen appropriates avant-garde techniques in her poetic blending of divergent realities.
The publication is published on the occasion of the exhibitions Amelie von Wulffen at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel (August 20 – October 16, 2005) and at the Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf (March 12 – June 11, 2006). With texts by Manfred Hermes, Philipp Kaiser, Josef Strau and an interview by Rita Kersting with Amelie von Wulffen.
Amelie von Wulffen, ed. by the Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel and the Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Berlin (Hatje Cantz Verlag) 2005.
Softcover, 208 pages, in German and English.