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Nolde/Kritik/Kuball, 2020

For the exhibition Emil Nolde - A Critical Approach by Mischa Kuball at the Draiflessen Collection Mettingen Mischa Kuball developed works of art that encompass a multi-layered, open, critical, and simultaneously aesthetic illumination of one of the most ambivalent German artists of the last century. His artistic approach and a series of earlier works make Kuball particularly predestined for the task of grappling with Nolde’s work and identity. Using the medium of light and photographic techniques such as film and photography, Kuball negotiates socio-political issues and questions of perception by making connections and structures visible and focusing our attention in new directions. The video installations and pictorial series created expressly for this exhibition project thus provide an unusual perspective on Emil Nolde’s oeuvre because they do not display or reproduce any of his works directly, but instead open up spaces of association whose field of reference extends beyond the specific example of Nolde. Kuball thus encourages the viewer to abstractly illuminate the processes behind the works, and to consciously recognize and critically scrutinize them.


2020: Emil Nolde – a critical approach by Mischa Kuball, hrsg. von / ed. by Draiflessen Collection. Mettingen.

Exhibition history

Emil Nolde – a critical approach by Mischa Kuball, 11.10.2020-07.02.2021, Draiflessen Collection, Mettingen /DE