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Kai Althoff's Punkt, Absatz, Bluemli (period, paragraph, Bluemli) at Gladstone Gallery
Kai Althoff, "Punkt, Absatz, Bluemli" (period, paragraph, Bluemli), January 15 - March 5. Photo: Kai Althoff. © Kai Althoff. Courtesy Gladstone Gallery, New York.


NEW YORK, NY.- Someone who saw the work said the following: "The images herein depict mundane and fantastic situations enacted by human and animal souls, figures ill and ecstatic about the situations they have been granted. Some figures cannot help but stare or grab at each other, while others step on their companions, soiling any hope of communion. Their wills, like twisted wicks, burn distinct but unified fires. They are composed of several species but they cannot tell themselves apart, awakening loathsome blood in the veins of each body. With sycophantic excitement they conduct every modern day sacrament—murder, construction, commerce, and hygiene (among others). Yet their tangled wills act not in the name of altruism or holiness, but from their everlasting yearning for life’s sweet spots and the age-old wish to dissociate from (or marry) all carnal cravings. These acts set the figures at odds with their surroundings, as flowers ill through winter’s scour."

Kai Althoff was born in Cologne, Germany in 1966. Althoff has been the subject of solo exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad including: Vancouver Art Gallery; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Kunsthalle Zürich; and Simultanhalle, Cologne. His work has also appeared in many group shows at institutions including: CCS Bard, Hessel Museum of Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt. Althoff was included in “Of Mice and Men,” the 2006 Berlin Biennial. He was most recently included in “Beyond/In Western New York 2010: Alternating Currents” at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York.





Today's News

January 19, 2011

Retrospective of the Leading Mexican Artist Gabriel Orozco on Display at Tate Modern

Rediscovered Painting by Dutch Artist Rembrandt on Loan at the Toledo Museum of Art

Kai Althoff's Punkt, Absatz, Bluemli (period, paragraph, Bluemli) at Gladstone Gallery

Rutger's Zimmerli Art Museum Returns Rare Renaissance Portrait to Rightful Owners

First British Portrait of a Black African Muslim and Freed Slave Goes on Display

John Hancock Tower in Boston Selected to Receive AIA Twenty-Five Year Award

Adjunct Curator at ICP, Okwui Enwezor, Appointed as Director of Haus der Kunst

Scale Model of the Warsaw Ghetto at the "From Holocaust to Revival" Museum

A Special Exhibition on the Phenomenon James Dean Opens at the Kennedys in Berlin

Social Documentary Photographer Milton Rogovin Dies at Age 101 in New York

Just a Few Months Before Opening, Minefields Circle Jesus' Traditional Baptism Site

Artists, Designers Join Forces for the Second Annual Green Auction at Christie's

The Wallace Collection Announces the Appointment of Dr. Christoph Vogtherr as New Director

Carlton Hobbs Presents Inspired by Antiquity: Classical Influences on 18th and 19th Century Furniture and Works of Art

Restoration Of The Much Loved Waterloo Poem by Sue Hubbard

Stunning Installation of New Oil Paintings by Carlos Luna at Heather James Fine Art

Stealing the Mystic Lamb: The True Story of the World's Most Coveted Masterpiece

The Enduring Beauty of Jewelry Across the Ages Dazzles in Newark Museum's Lore Ross Jewelry Gallery

A Dynamic Array of Art as Throngs Visit the Second Miami International Art Fair

Group Exhibition to Examine Art and Democracy in Europe

Art Madrid 2011 Maintains the Number of Galleries and Increases the Quality Level

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Brooklyn Museum Acquires 18th Century Painting by Agostino Brunias Depicting Colonial Elite

Helsinki Mayor Jussi Pajunen Explores Possible Guggenheim Museum in Finland

O'Keeffiana: Art and Art Materials from the Extensive Collection of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

Mixed-Media Artist Katya Bonnenfant Opens Second Exhibition Under New Moniker at Haines Gallery

Texas Foundation to Sell Matisse Set 'The Backs'

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