20 July 2020
New Publication: Ann Wolff. The Early Drawings – Frühe Zeichnungen

The occasion for a new publication by the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung is a generous donation of 130 unpublished drawings from the 1980s by the artist Ann Wolff. As a pioneer of the European studio glass movement, Ann Wolff is internationally known for her sculptures, which are primarily made of glass, but she has also always drawn. In 2014, the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung dedicated a solo exhibition to the German-Swedish artist. The selection of sixty charcoal drawings in the volume focus on a female figure seen in reflections and duplications, sometimes surreal and whimsical in connection with animals and intermediate beings, and sometimes with a man or a child: dream worlds, pictures of the subconscious, often inspired by fairy tales. The pictures unfold their narrative potential as investigations of the female self in the social milieu of an age  characterised by feminist movements and discussions regarding the relationship between the sexes. This special book is available in bookstores and through our web shop.
Petra Giloy-Hirtz & Eva-Maria Fahrner-Tutsek. Ann Wolff. The Early Drawings. Hirmer Verlag, Munich 2020.