Wolfgang Fütterer

Researcher Fine Art

01.01.09 - 31.12.10

fuetterer@googlemail.com

 

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.


1979

Neustadt/WN, DE

 

Studies

2008

Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg, DE.

2005 – 2006

Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, GB.

2002 – 2007

Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg, DE.

2001

Institute für Kunst und Design, Neustadt, DE.

2000

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


Stipends

2007 – 2008

Karl-Heinz-Ditze Begabtenstipendium.


Prizes

2009

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


Organised events

2009

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.


Lectures

2009

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


Discussions

2009

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


Exhibitions (selection)


Solo exhibitions

2009

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.

2007

Sweet home. Hamburg, DE: Elektrohaus.

Xaverl. Hamburg, DE: Hinterconti.

2005

(Untitled). Hamburg, DE: Galerie Nomadenoase.


Group exhibitions

2009

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.

2008

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.

2007

(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.

2006

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

2005

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.

2004

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

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

2002

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

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


Film/Video

2008

Wolfgang F. II. 8 min.

2007

Wolfgang F. 26 min.


Screenings

2009

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


Performances

2007

Behind. Glasgow, GB: Tramway.

2006

See and hear. Glasgow, GB: Garage Space.