Ellen Berkenblit, Lea Draeger, Sofia Goscinski, Sandro Kopp, Bjarne Melgaard, Bjørn Melhus, Jonathan Meese, Otto Muehl, Sabine Pigalle, Iris Schomaker, Spencer Sweeney, Erwin Wurm

curated by Denise Wendel-Poray and Hubert Klocker

6 May – 25 November 2018

Sammlung Friedrichshof Zurndorf &
Stadtraum Vienna

How can different portraits be connected? How can they communicate with each other? Which positions reinforce each other in their attraction? And which contradict each other? The exhibition Elective Affinities, poses these questions through a selection of portraits by a group of innovative, technically brilliant artists. Our title is borrowed from Goethe’s 1809 novel, which also features a series of portraits, those of individuals brought together through divergent forms of attraction. The question of determinacy and choice in the artistic process is a compelling one that the exhibition at Sammlung Friedrichshof explores.