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Trefferia
Wilhelm Klotzek [see all titles]
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Wilhelm Klotzek Trefferia
Edited by Wilhelm Klotzek and Vincent Grunwald.
Text by Wilhelm Klotzek.

Graphic design: Vincent Grunwald.
published in June 2017
bilingual edition (English / German)
17 x 24 cm (softcover)
208 pages (color & b/w ill.)
€26.00
ISBN: 978-3-943514-71-1
EAN: 9783943514711
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Monograph spanning a decade of works by the multidisciplinary artist Wilhelm Klotzek: The Berlin-based artist embeds his practice around his personal stories from 1980s-1990s Germany with dark and humorous texts that strengthens the interconnection between his visual work and his personal interest with the medium of language.
Trefferia – a made up word – mixing the words Treff and Cafeteria together. Appropriated from a cafeteria-like meeting place with filter coffee, beer and cold smoke. For Wilhelm Klotzek an ideal place to invite his own works to.
Central to this book is Klotzek's personal relationship with the medium of language. He embeds his body of works of the last ten years around his personal stories—growing up in East Berlin, going through his adolescence in the years of the post-fall-of-the-wall years. In sculpting his memories in dense moving texts that take us into the corners of the broken German past his dark and humorous approach creates a specific aesthetic language that he stretches and bends in various directions. Therefore Klotzek doesn't only act as a sculptor of words, objects, memories and situations but furthermore also as a performer, display and furniture designer and collaborator when he works with his artist's colleagues Konrad Mühe or David Polzin.
Born 1980, Wilhelm Klotzek lives and works in Berlin.