Sven Druehl (b.1968, Nassau/Lahn, Germany) ::: Article
Artist, critic, art historian. From 1991 to 1996 studied Fine Arts and Mathematics at the University of Essen (Germany). Held a number of solo exhibitions in Germany and abroad, incl. "Mut zur Lucke" (Kunsthaus, Essen, 1997), "So richtig slick sind nur die Anderen" (Gallery X, Duesseldorf, 1999), "Diskurstheorie" (Jurgen Kalthoff Gallery, Essen, 2001), "Remixes" (Fassbender Stevens Gallery, Chicago, 2002), "New Paintings" (Kunstraum Bruxelles, Brussels, 2002) and others. Also participated in several group international exhibitions in Hamburg, Frankfurt, Cologne, Dortmund, and Madrid. Author of numerous articles on art history, critical reviews and essays published in various magazines, catalogues and anthologies, incl. "Kunstforum International" (Ruppichteroth), "Padagogische Korrespondenz" (Wetzlar), "Kunst-Bulletin" (Zurich), "Schreibkraft" (Graz) and others. Among the problems he focuses on are transformation of body, and strategies of death representation in 20th century art. These problems were considered in his publications covering work of such artists as S.Wissel, A.Braun, Stelarc and others. Guest editor (with Prof. Dr. B.Richard) of the art magazine "Kunstforum International." Together with B. Richard made four issues focusing on the following problems: "Duration, Simultaneity, Real Time" (151/2000), "Choreography of Violence" (153/2001), "Transgenic Art. Clones and Mutants" (157/2001), "Transgenic Art. The Invented Twins" (158/2001). From 1997 to 1999 taught at the Essen University, Department of History. Since 1999 he has been professor at the Goethe University (Frankfurt/Main, Germany).