Artwork of the Month

ifa presents an exhibit from its Touring Exhibition. In the Touring Exhibitions ifa presents contemporary art from Germany worldwide. After years of travelling through international museums, the exhibitions are transferred to the ifa's art collection, which houses several thousand works of art—works ranging from Rebecca Horn to Gerhard Richter, from Helga Paris to Marcel Odenbach.

With the exhibition "Weltreise", curated by Matthias Flügge and Matthias Winzen, for the first time a comprehensive and at the same time exemplary insight into ifa's exhibits was given. The exhibition was opened in 2013 at ZKM in Karlsruhe, and has since been presented at nine locations—as its journey around the world continues!

The series "Artwork of the Month" is intended to expand access to ifa's invisible art collection and offer a glimpse "behind the scenes". The "Artwork of the Month" will be presented as the original in ifa’s Gallery in Stuttgart and will be published digitally.

October 2019: "Papier auf Papier" Created by Fritz Klemm

© Fritz Klemm, Paper on paper, black, 1984, 140 x 100 cm

Fritz Klemm
Papier auf Papier, schwarz

140 x 100 cm

First, there is a black image. Structures are hidden and at the same time form new connections. Lines run across the surface and shape spaces of ideas. Papers overlap like palimpsests.

The Mannheim-born artist Fritz Klemm created the work Papier auf Papier, schwarz in 1984—at the age of 82. The work, which Klemm developed after his retirement from the State Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe, comes from what Jürgen Partenheimer calls a "late early work".

Since the mid-1980s, the work was part of the ifa - touring exhibition Prinzip Collage, which was shown at over 50 locations worldwide until 1991.