Until 7 September 2014
Katharina Fritsch is one of over 20 leading international artists featured in Hayward Gallery’s exhibition ‘The Human Factor: The Figure in Contemporary Sculpture’. The exhibition surveys how, over the past 25 years, artists have reinvented figurative sculpture. Looking back to earlier movements in art history and drawing on contemporary imagery, the exhibition examins how artists confront the question of how we represent the ‘human’ today.
Katharina Fritsch’s theatrical ‘space pictures’ feature life-sized cast figures in front of large screen prints of exterior scenes, functioning as photo backdrops. In Reise und 4. Postkarte (Franken) /Giant and 4th Postcard (Franconia) (2008), we encounter a tall male figure, holding a club and dressed caveman style, who stands before a green-tinted mountain gorge.
The exhibition also includes works by Pawel Althamer, Frank Benson, Huma Bhabha, Ryan Gander, Rachel Harrison, Georg Herold, Thomas Hirschhorn, Jeff Koons, Paul McCarthy, John Miller, Cady Noland, Ugo Rondinone, Yinka Shonibare, Thomas Schütte, Paloma Varga Weisz, Rebecca Warren, Andro Wekua and Cathy Wilkes among others. The exhibition is curated by Hayward Gallery Director Ralph Rugoff.
‘Katharina Fritsch: The Human Factor’
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Katharina Fritsch 'Riese und 4. Postkarte (Franken) (Giant and 4th Postcard [Franconia])' 2008