Wolfgang Fütterer

Researcher Fine Art

01.01.09 - 31.12.10



Diet to Zero

The image of masculinity has changed dramatically in the last century; yet, at the same time, it has stayed the same. If one believes in advertising, a man today is different from a man several centuries ago.

Is the ‘Diet Coke man’ now the ‘Zero man’? How has the image of masculinity and man's perception of himself changed, what is different and how is masculinity perceived in the shadow of the new femininity? These are the questions which I would like to investigate, and thereby develop an artistic form.

Inspired by Andy Warhol's observations and illustrations in his book Men, I want to explore this topic in the form of interviews, and to examine how men's take on their own masculinity has changed over the course of the years. From appearance to upbringing and religion to sexuality – all these things play a role in the perception of the male sex. There are hardly any societal roles and professions anymore, which are only for men or women; everyone can do what he/she likes. But what then remains to identify our sex with? Where are the boundaries and how have they shifted? I am particularly interested in the boundaries of shame and embarrassment, and their associated physical aspects.

Also see joint text Please understand, under Neda Firfova.


Neustadt/WN, DE




Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg, DE.

2005 – 2006

Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, GB.

2002 – 2007

Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg, DE.


Institute für Kunst und Design, Neustadt, DE.


Betriebswirtschaftslehre (BWL). Fachhochschule Amberg Weiden, Weiden, DE.


2007 – 2008

Karl-Heinz-Ditze Begabtenstipendium.



First prize winner of Bundeswettbewerb des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung.

Organised events


About presence and absence. (9 May). In: Cameracartell scenario III. Absence and presence. Talk and discussion. Maastricht, NL: Hedah.

Cameracartell scenario III. Absence and presence. (8 May). Screening programme. Maastricht, NL: Hedah.

German films #1. Sushi with Alexander, Herbert and Werner. (24 February). In: Janvantastic cineclub. Maastricht, NL: Jan van Eyck Academie.



Difference. In: Opening week 2009. (12 – 16 January). Maastricht, NL: Jan van Eyck Academie.



Platform3. Ein wegweisendes Modell künstlerisch-kulturellen Arbeitens? (21 March). Munich, DE: Platform 3.

Exhibitions (selection)

Solo exhibitions


Menu#1. (15 November 2009 – 17 January 2010). Bayreuth, DE: Kunstverein Bayreuth.

Breath. Feel. Live. On life after the Berlin wall. (24 October 2009 – 17 January 2010). With Michelle Letowska. Glasgow, GB: The Lighthouse.


Sweet home. Hamburg, DE: Elektrohaus.

Xaverl. Hamburg, DE: Hinterconti.


(Untitled). Hamburg, DE: Galerie Nomadenoase.

Group exhibitions


Jeugdzonde. Over opus één en opus min één. (5 September – 4 October). Maastricht, NL: Hedah.

Eleven three fourteen. (29 June – 12 July). Maastricht, NL.

True lies. (6 March – 5 April). Essen, DE: Kunsthaus Essen.

Ring frei. (13 February – 15 March). Bonn, DE: Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle Bonn.

We move. (3 – 31 January). Berlin, DE: Wilde Gallery.

Galerie der Besten. Bonn, DE: Bundesausstellungshalle.


Velvet video projekt #1. (14 – 20 March). Berlin, DE: Galerie Gillian Morris.

Mullhouse 008. (May – June). Mullhouse, FR.

Cameracartell. Szenario #2. (30 October). Brussels, BE: Kranfilm.


(Untitled). Glasgow, GB: Tramway.

Hommage an Ramona. In: Machine Raum. A biennale for video art and digital culture. (8 November – 2 December). Vejle, DK: Vejle Kunstmuseum.

Picknick im Morgengrauen. (22 October). Hamburg, DE: Pudelkollektion.

En vecka i solen. Del 4 [A week in the sun]. (31 July – 4 August). Gerlesborg, SE: Botnik Studios.

Ereignisse #3. (27 June – 3 July). Hamburg, DE: Hochschule für Bildende Künste.


Platform #3. (3 – 7 November). Hannover, DE: Kunstverein Hannover.


Muh. In: Artplayers. Hamburg, DE.

Steinwaldeche. In: Festival Cine Fleuve. Saarbrücken, DE: Kino im Fluss.

(Untitled). Düsseldorf, DE: Künstlerverein Malkasten-Parkhaus.

Radio Suchlauf. In: Jahresausstellung der Hfbk Hamburg. (7 – 10 July). Hamburg, DE: Hochschule für Bildende Künste.

Auswahlausstellung der Künstlerförderung des Cusanuswerks, Bonn. (18 February – 3 April). Gelsenkirchen, DE: Kunstverein Gelsenkirchen.


Szenarien L-Z. Hamburg, DE: Hochschule für Bildende Künste.

(Untitled). Hamburg, DE: Galerie Feld für Kunst.


(Untitled). Weiden, DE: Galerie der Regionalbibliothek Weiden in der Oberpfalz.

(Untitled). Hamburg, DE: Galerie für Landschaftskunst.



Wolfgang F. II. 8 min.


Wolfgang F. 26 min.



(Untitled). (20 March). Munich, DE: Platform 3.



Behind. Glasgow, GB: Tramway.


See and hear. Glasgow, GB: Garage Space.