Albert Oehlen's collages (artist's book): a spatial and temporal journey into the tradition of artistic representations of domestic interiors, from the great names of art history to the artist's own works.
Coming out in the series STUDIOLO / Edition Patrick Frey, In der Wohnung
is a book about the long-standing tradition of representations of domestic interiors. Since antiquity, painting has played with the motif of the interior: the symbol of depth, evoked by every form of illustration. In his latest collages Albert Oehlen works with source materials drawn from art history, transforming works by the likes of Vuillard and Dali
into pop art
It is a journey through time that begins in a landscape in which the viewer comes across works from Oehlen's oeuvre referring to paintings by Thomas Arnolds, Richard Artschwager, Mike Kelley
, Martin Kippenberger
, Roy Lichtenstein et al.
Then we see a building in the landscape, rooms inside that building, and we have arrived for a tour of the Albert Oehlen exhibition In der Wohnung
Published following a collective eponymous exhibition with Albert Oehlen, Fredi Fischli and Niels Olsen in the Spring of 2014 at the Gebert Stiftung für Kultur in Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland.
Awarded: “Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2015”.
Albert Oehlen is born in 1954 in Krefeld, Germany. He lives and works between Germany and Spain.