migros museum für gegenwartskunst
/ Hubertus Exhibitions
19 November 2011–15 January 2012

In his wide-ranging cycles of works, each of which is devoted to a unifying thematic narrative, the Swiss artist Florian Germann (b. 1978; lives and works in Zurich) creates complex systems of reference, playing with the role of the artist-researcher. As points of departure for these individual experimental arrangements, Germann uses characters from history such as Napoleon or motifs from myth and fantasy such as lycanthropy (from the Greek lukos, “wolf,” and anthropos, “man”: the werewolf motif), which he subjects to a revisionary rewriting, interweaving factual and fictional aspects.

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