Kommando Friedrich Hölderlin Berlin

Werner Büttner, André Butzer, Björn Dahlem, Günther Förg, Thilo Heinzmann, Thomas Helbig, Georg Herold, Andreas Hofer, Erwin Kneihsl, Albert Oehlen, Markus Selg, Thomas Struth, Thomas Zipp

Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin 2007
With a text by Katrin Wittneven and a conversation between Max Dax and André Butzer

Kommando Friedrich Hölderlin Berlin – the title of the exhibition is evocative of secret push plans and guerrilla actions in the 1970s. But it is really an homage to the most sensitive of all German poets, who was born in 1770 – a hypochondriac who translated Sophocles and who once set out to walk all the way to Greece. He actually only got as far as the Swiss Alps: his ambitious hike came to an end after he was attacked and robbed. As I generally known, Hölderlin spent the late 36 years of his life living in a tower. And somehow this contradictory hero – of whom the French specialist in German studies, Pierre Bertaux, said he only pretended to be mad – fits in with the tragi-comic paintings and weird sculptures in this exhibition, with the young artists from the Galerie Guido W. Baudach and the established ones from Max Hetzler’s roster who revolutionised art in the 1970s.”

K. Wittneven, 'Sons of the Sun', in exh. cat., Kommando Friedrich Hölderlin, Berlin: Galerie Max Hetzler and Holzwarth Publications, 2007

Publisher: Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin
Text: Katrin Wittneven and a conversation between Max Dax and André Butzer
Publication date: 2007
Binding: Hardcover
Dimensions: 29 x 21,9 x 1,3 cm
Pages: 92

€ 35.00

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Kommando Friedrich Hölderlin Berlin

Werner Büttner, André Butzer, Björn Dahlem, Günther Förg, Thilo Heinzmann, Thomas Helbig, Georg Herold, Andreas Hofer, Erwin Kneihsl, Albert Oehlen, Markus Selg, Thomas Struth, Thomas Zipp

(organized by Andre Butzer - in cooperation with Galerie Guido W. Baudach) (catalogue)
Oudenarder Straße 16-20, Berlin-Wedding January 27 – March 17, 2007 Works on paper

Zimmerstraße 90/91, Berlin-Mitte

2007

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