Thursday 03/09/23 6:30PM-8PM
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Book Launch: “Para Psychics”

Cover Image:

Kerstin Brätsch, Para Psychics, 2022. Editor: Bettina Funcke (Ludwig Forum Aachen, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther and Franz König). Courtesy: the artist and Gladstone Gallery. Photo: © David Regen

Please join us for a book launch and celebratory conversation on Para Psychics, a new publication on Kerstin Brätsch’s work. Join Massimiliano Gioni, Edlis Neeson Artistic Director, who will moderate a panel discussion featuring Brätsch, Bettina Funcke, Editor, and Lauren O’Neill-Butler, co-founder of November magazine, discussing the artist’s recent exploration of painting in a digital age.

A recording of this conversation can be found on our YouTube channel and below:


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About the Artist

Kerstin Brätsch (b. Hamburg, Germany) is a New York-based painter who seeks to expand and challenge the definition of painting through a materially varied practice. By inviting artisanal skills (e.g. stained glass, paper marbling, stucco marmo) and collaborative projects into her process, she destabilizes the traditional notion that links painting with authorship from the singular to the collective.

Brätsch works both autonomously and in collaboration with other artists; she has been a part of DAS INSTITUT (with Adele Röder, from 2007), KAYA (with Debo Eilers, from 2010), UNITED BROTHERS (Ei and Tomoo Arakawa), and others. Select solo exhibitions include presentations at Serpentine Galleries, London, UK (2016); Museum Brandhorst, Münich, Germany (2017); Fondazione Memmo, Rome, Italy (2018); Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany (2022); and Leopold Hoesch Museum, Düren, Germany (2022). She was the recipient of the second edition of the Edvard Munch Art Award (2017) and the Helen Frankenthaler award for painting from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York (2020). Special commissions by Brätsch include Fossil Psychics for Christa in the Terrace Café at the Museum of Modern Art (2019) and MEMORY in the Cafe du Parc at LUMA Arles (2021). In 2022, Brätsch participated in the 59th Venice Biennale.

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