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Philipp Fürhofer
Phantom Islands

12 May 2023 – 5 Nov 2023

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Palm leaves, sunsets, forests—at the interface between installation and painting, tropical landscapes by the artist Philipp Fürhofer radiate towards the viewer in light boxes and paintings. However, the romanticism of nature is deceptive: Beneath layers of paint bursts, questions regarding the existential, reciprocal influence of humans and nature, of capitalist civilisation, and the constant destruction of our living environment are revealed.

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About the Exhibition

Illusion and the questioning of reality are key motifs in the oeuvre of artist Philipp Fürhofer (born 1982). At the interface between installation and painting, his works depict complex pictorial worlds. The Städel Museum is presenting a solo exhibition with altogether 16 pieces by Fürhofer, including a site-specific work.

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    Philipp Fürhofer (*1982)
    Forever, 2022

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    Philipp Fürhofer (*1982)
    Ersatzwelt, 2022

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    Exhibition film


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