Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2010, 120 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 22 × 27 cm, EnglishPrice: €20
Edited by Suzanne Cotter. Text by Catherine Wood, Jan Verwoert.
Rendered in pallid, ghostly tones, Silke Otto-Knapp’s watercolors and gouaches recall turn-of-the-century painters such as Bakst, or children’s illustrators like Arthur Rackham. Her delicately delineated vignettes of encounters, dances and isolate doings seem to take place beyond a veil, in a submarine realm of amphitheaters and botanical gardens. Present Time Exercise surveys her work from the past five years.