FRIEDRICH KUNATH

The End Is My Beginning, 2017 (film screening)
Studio Mondial, Kurfürstendamm, Berlin
16 and 17 September 2023, 6:30 pm

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Friedrich Kunath, The End is My Beginning, 2017, 1080p HD 16:9 digital video, duration: 21 minutes, © Friedrich Kunath
Friedrich Kunath, The End is My Beginning, 2017, 1080p HD 16:9 digital video, duration: 21 minutes, © Friedrich Kunath

Friedrich Kunath’s film The End Is My Beginning, 2017, will be screened as part of the Berlin Gallery Weekend Festival. The screenings will take place on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September, at 6:30 pm on both days. 

The End is My Beginning, 2017, delves the viewer into the artist’s quintessentially beguiling and nostalgic world. The opening scene presents an older man walking alone along a railroad track, as tinkling music floats through the air. The man, it becomes clear, is an imagined form of alter ego, representing one of many possibilities. Drawing on themes of mortality and reinvention of the self, the film offers a contemplation on the composite fabrics of life, filled with all its wistfulness and whimsy.  

Berlin Gallery Weekend Festival

Friedrich Kunath, The End is My Beginning, 2017, 1080p HD 16:9 digital video, duration: 21 minutes, © Friedrich Kunath
Friedrich Kunath, The End is My Beginning, 2017, 1080p HD 16:9 digital video, duration: 21 minutes, © Friedrich Kunath

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FRIEDRICH KUNATH

Only Lovers Left (duo show)
Kunsthalle Düsseldorf
16 March – 9 June 2024

Installation view: Only Lovers Left, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 2024, Photo: Katja Illner, courtesy of Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 2024
Installation view: Only Lovers Left, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 2024, Photo: Katja Illner, courtesy of Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 2024

In their first joint exhibition, artists Margarete Jakschik and Friedrich Kunath transform the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf into a space of contemplation, reflection and melancholy. Under the title Only Lovers Left, the exhibition presents photographs, paintings and installations by both artists, thus bringing their aesthetic positions into focus. The artists capture journeys both inward and out, reckoning with the legacy of German Romanticism while unravelling its conceptual ironies and clichéed motifs of longing. In other words, the Romantic is brought firmly into the present.

Kunsthalle Düsseldorf

Installation view: Only Lovers Left, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 2024, Photo: Katja Illner, courtesy of Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 2024
Installation view: Only Lovers Left, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 2024, Photo: Katja Illner, courtesy of Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 2024