Katharina Grosse Wish I Had a Big Studio in the Center of the City Cover

Katharina Grosse. Wish I Had a Big Studio in the Center of the City

The German artist Katharina Grosse has fulfilled her dream of a tailor-made studio, a place large enough to accommodate her large-scale works and where an industrial atmosphere is combined with soft light and neutral walls. In close cooperation with the artist, the firm Augustin und Frank Architekten planned the studio in Berlin’s Mitte neighborhood and completed it in 2007. The result is a compact reinforced concrete cube containing workrooms, storerooms, an archive, offices and living space. The contributors to this publication use Grosse’s studio as a springboard to explore the relationship between painting and architecture, and the role that studios play in the production of art. Numerous photographs show the raw architecture of the new building and the artist’s appropriation of the space.

With contributions by Georg Augustin, Laura Bieger, Andreas Denk, Ulrich Loock and Philip Ursprung.

The German artist Katharina Grosse has fulfilled her dream of a tailor-made studio, a place large enough to accommodate her large-scale works and where an industrial atmosphere is combined with soft light and neutral walls. In close cooperation with the artist, the firm Augustin und Frank Architekten planned the studio in Berlin’s Mitte neighborhood and completed it in 2007. The result is a compact reinforced concrete cube containing workrooms, storerooms, an archive, offices and living space. The contributors to this publication use Grosse’s studio as a springboard to explore the relationship between painting and architecture, and the role that studios play in the production of art. Numerous photographs show the raw architecture of the new building and the artist’s appropriation of the space.

With contributions by Georg Augustin, Laura Bieger, Andreas Denk, Ulrich Loock and Philip Ursprung.

This book is also available in German

Edited by Katharina Grosse

With contributions by Laura Bieger, Andreas Denk, Ulrich Loock, Philip Ursprug

Design: Heimann und Schwantes

17 x 23 cm, 6 ¾ x 9 in

144 pages, 73 illustrations

hardback

2009, 978-3-03778-170-8, English
CHF 24.00 CHF 30.00

Katharina Grosse

Katharina Grosse, born in 1961 in Freiburg Breisgau, lives and works as an artist in Berlin. From 2000-2010 she was Professor at the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee and since October 2010 she is Professor at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf.