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Kai Althoff

Exhibition Catalogues and Monographs
Psychic Wounds: On Art & Trauma. New York, NY: MW Editions/The Warehouse, 2021.
Butler, Emily. Kai Althoff: With Bernard Leach. London: Whitechapel Art Gallery, 2020.
Althoff, Kai. Kai Althoff: Häuptling Klapperndes Geschirr. New York: TRAMPS; London: Koenig Books Ltd., 2020.
Lowry, Glenn, ed. Kai Althoff: and then leave me to the common swifts. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2016.
Eccles, Tom, ed. Invisible Adversaries. Annandale-on-Hudson: Hessel Museum of Art, 2016.
Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age. Munich: Museum Brandhorst, 2015.
Ruff, Beatrix, ed. Kai Altoff: Souffleuse Der Isolation. Zurich: JRP Ringier, 2013.
Sgl. Wilhelm Otto Nachf. Werkräume von / Work Spaces from Kai Althoff bis / to Thomas Zip. Bönen: Verlag Kettler, 2013. 
Whitney Biennial 2012. New Haven: Yale University Press; New York: Whitney Museum, 2012.
DOCUMENTA (13) The Book of Books. Kassel: Hatje Cantz, 2012.
Althoff, Kai and Nick Z. Dream Cereal. New York: Gladstone Gallery; Cologne: Verlag Der Buchhandlung/ Walther König, 2011.
Art Works: Deutsche Bank Collection, Group Head Office, Frankfurt Passion to Perform. Berlin: Deutsche Bank, 2011.
Beyond/In Western New York, 2010, Alternating Currents. Buffalo: Albright-Knox Gallery, 2010.
Lindemann, Adam. Collecting Contemporary Art. Cologne: Taschen, 2010.
Higgs, Matthew. At Home/Not At Home: Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg. New York: CCS Bard Hessel Museum, 2010.
Bartels, Kathleen and Jennifer Volland. Kai Althoff. Vancouver: Vancouver Art Gallery, 2009.
Gingeras, Alison and Francesco Bonami, ed. Mapping the Studio: Artists from the François Pinault Collection. Venice: Palazzo Grassi, 2009.
Rattemeyer, Christian. The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collections: Catalogue Raisonne. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2009.
Fogle, Douglas. Life on Mars: 55th Carnegie International. Pittsburgh: Carnegie Museum of Art, 2008.
Althoff, Kai. Immo. Frankfurt: Revolver Books; Köln: Simultanhalle, 2007.
Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967. Chicago: Museum of Contemporary Art, 2007
Vergne, Philippe. Heart of Darkness. Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 2006.
Painting in Tongues. Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art, 2006.
The Triumph of Painting. Saatchi Gallery. Cologne: Walther Konig, 2005.
Althoff, Kai. Kai Althoff: Kein Respekt/Kai No Respect. Miami Beach: Bridge House Publishing; Boston: ICA Boston, 2004.
Steiner, Peter B. and Petra Giloy- Hirtz. Kai Althoff & Abel Auer Vom Monte Scherbelino Sehen. Freising: Diözesanmuseum Freising, 2003.
Vitamin P. New York: Phaidon, 2002.
Grosenick, Uta. Art Now: 137 Artists at the Rise of the New Millennium. Cologne: Taschen, 2002.
Cher Peintre: Lieber Maler = Dear painter Peintures Figuratives Depuis L’Ultime Picabia. Paris: Centre Georges Pompidou; Vienna: Kunsthalle Wien; Frankfurt: Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, 2002.
Schafhausen, Nicolaus, ed. Kai Althoff: Gebärden und Ausdruck. Berlin: Lukas & Sternberg, 2002.
Kramer, Armin. Armin Krämer, Kai Althoff. Cologne: Walter Konig, 2002.
Hoptman, Laura. Drawing Now: Eight Propositions. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2002.
Althoff, Kai, Ja, Herrkenn mich genau “Wo wohnt ihr?” – Ab heute bei dir. Cologne: Galerie Daniel Buchholz, 2001.
Dziewior, Yilmaz. Public Offerings. London: Thames & Hudson, 2001.
Kertess, Klaus. Drawing 2000 at Barbara Gladstone Gallery. New York: Barbara Gladstone Gallery, 2000.
Althoff, Kai. Kai Althoff: Stigmata aus Grobmannssucht. Hamburg: Galerie Ascan Crone, 2000.
Kramer, Armin. Sie suchen uns: Eine Geschichte von Armin Kramer zu Bildern von Kai Althoff. Berlin: Galerie NEU, 2000.
Kai Althoff. Cologne: Kulturkreis der Deutschen Wirtschaft im Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie, 1998.
Heetz, Nowak, Rehberger. Monchengladbach: Museum Abteiberg, 1997.
Selected Articles and Reviews
Bankowsky, Jack. “Top Ten,” Artforum, December 2021.
“Top 100,” Monopol Magazine, December 2021.
Bankowsky, Jack. “Best of 2021,” Artforum, December 2021.
Hatfull, Nicholas. “Kai Althoff,” Frieze Magazine, March 2021.
Enright, Robert & Meeka Walsh. “Sweetened with Beauty,” Border Crossings, May 2021.
“THE ARTISTS’ ARTISTS: 34 Artists Reflect on 2019” Artforum, December 2019.
Smith, Roberta. “White Cube? These 3 Art Shows Buck Convention,” The New York Times, January 3, 2019.
Saltz, Jerry. “The 10 Best Art Shows of 2018,” Vulture, December 6, 2018.
Walsh, Meeka. “Spiritualism: Hilma af Klint, Paul Klee, Kai Althoff,” Border Crossings, December 2018.
Freeman, Nate. “These 10 Artists Broke into the Art Market Big Leagues in 2018” Artsy, December 21, 2018.
Pires, Leah. “Kindling,” Art in America, June/July 2017.
Mack Joshua. “Kai Althoff and then leave me to the common swifts (und dann überlasst mich den Mauersegler),” The New Yorker, January/ February 2017.
Diederichsen, Diedrich. “Kai Althoff,” Artforum, January 2017.
Russeth, Andrew. “Kia Althoff: ‘There Is No Reason Really, Why My Things are exhibited in a Museum and Others’ Are Not,’” Artnews, July 29, 2016.
Johnson, Ken. “The Paintings Are Delicate. The Show’s a Shambles.” The New York Times, September 22, 2016.
Budick, Ariella. “Kai Althoff at the Museum of Modern Art, New York — ‘Chaotic,’” Financial Times, October 3, 2016.
Saltz, Jerry. “The 10 Best Art Shows of 2016,” Vulture, December 7, 2016.
Smith, Roberta. “The Best Art of 2016,” The New York Times, December 7, 2016.
Smith, William S. “Kai Althoff,” Art in America, December 7, 2016.
Durbin, Andrew. “Kai Althoff at Moma, New York,” Mousse Magazine, December, 2016.
Young, Allison. “Kai Althoff reveals the pain and privilege of being an artist,” Apollo, October 19, 2016.
Grubs, David, Lena Henke, Manfred Hermes, Pablo Larios, Tobias Madison, Mathieu Malouf, Yair Oelbaum, Claus Richter, Nicolaus Schafhausen. “Kai Althoff,” frieze d/e, Autumn, 2016.
Schwendener, Matha. “Art Fall Preview: From East Coast to West Coast. From Concrete to Ethereal,” New York Times, September 16, 2016.
“Datebook: Kai Althoff’s Work at the Museum of Modern Art, New York,” BlouinArtInfo, August 30, 2016.
Tabachnick, Toby. “Unlikely collaboration finds Chasid writing for N.Y. exhibition,” The Jewish Chronicle, August 25, 2016.
Bracewell, Michael. “A Tension of Moods,” Frieze, January – February 2015, p. 128-132.
Bailey, Stephanie. “Kai Althoff: Michael Werner Gallery,” Artforum, January 2015.
Schafhausen, Nicolaus. “A Line That is A Circle,” Mousse, April - May 2-14 2014, p.42-47.
Grubbs, David. “Kai Althoff,” Bomb, Winter 2013-2014, p.58-64.
Bankowsky, Jack. “Best of 2012,” Artforum, December 2012, p. 211.
Fox, Dan. “Biennial 2012 – Whitney Museum of American Art, New York” Frieze, September 2012, p. 187.
La Rocco, Claudia. “Mothers in Search of a Child,” The New York Times, May 18, 2012.
Liebs, Holger. “Manni und Renate,” Monopol, February 2012, p. 60-63.
Pollack, Maika. “Be Here Now,” The New York Observer, March 5, 2012, p. B7.
Yablonsky, Linda. “Fashioning This Year’s Whitney Biennial,” The New York Times Style Magazine, February 27, 2012.
Bankowsky, Jack. “KAI ALTHOFF: PUNSK, ABSATZ, BLUMLI (PERIOD, PARAGRAPH, BLUMLI),” Artforum, December 2011, p. 208.
Graw, Isabelle. “Ecce Homo,” Artforum, November, 2011, p. 241-247.
Rosenberg, Karen. “Art in Review: Invitation to the Voyage,” The New York Times. September 22, 2011.
Johnson, Paddy, and Kai Althoff: “Punkt, Absatz, Blumli,” Art Agenda, 2011.
Boucher, Brian. “Kai Althoff,” Art in America, April 2011.
Archey, Karen. “First Impressions can be Fatal,” Art Info, 2011.
Kley, Elisabeth. “Kai Althoff: Lonely Heart,” Art Net, 2011.
Everitt Howe, David. “Kai Althoff,” Flash Art, July-September 2011.
“Kai Althoff,” Modern Painters, April 2011.
“Goings on About Town: Art, Kai Althoff,” The New Yorker, February 2011.
Yablonsky, Linda. “Artifacts – Kai Althoff’s Crash Pad,” The New York Times, January 26, 2011.
Smith, Roberta. “Kai Althoff,” The New York Times, March 4, 2011.
“Kai Althoff & Gedi Sibony,” Mousse 23, April-May 2010, p. 40-43.
“Grämen sie sich nicht,” Paper, Issue 18 November 2009, p. 32-33.
Groubbs, David. “Workshop: Defended Against ist Admirers,” Afterall, Issue 20 Spring 2009, p. 115-122.
Vecchio, Gigiotto Del. “Kai Althoff,” Flash Art, March 2008, p. 140.
Roelstraete, Dieter. “Agonies and Ecstasies: Kai Althoff’s Dreamworks,” Afterall, issue 19, Autumn/Winter 2008, p. 37-44.
Himes, Alexandra. “Pictures from a Damaged Life,” Afterall, issue 19, Autumn/Winter 2008, p. 45-52.
Henderson, Lee. “Kai Althoff,” Border Crossings, 2008, p. 97 – 99.
Goldmann, Renate. “Ikonen des Deliriums: Eine Anmerkung zu Kai Althoff Jonathan Meese,” Maß oder Maßlosigkeit: Kunst und Kultur in der Gegenwart, ATHENA-Verlag, Oberhausen, 2007, p. 277-286.
Columbus, Nikki. “Preview: Kai Althoff, Kunsthalle Zurich,” Artforum, September 2007, p. 209.
Latimer, Quinn. “Reviews: Kai Althoff and Nick Z, Gladstone Gallery,” Modern Painters, July-August 2007, p. 80.
Smith, Roberta. “Art in Review: Nick Z. and Kai Althoff,” The New York Times, June 8, 2007, p. E34.
Bankowsky, Jack. “Best of 2007,” Artforum, December 2007, p. 334.
Kröner, Magdalena. “Haus de Geister: Kai Althoff und Nick Z. treffen sich zum Spielen in New York,” Monopol Magazin für Kunst und Leben, July 2007, p.122.
Falconer, Morgan. “New York Round-Up,” Art Monthly, June 2007, p. 35-36.
Schjeldahl, Peter. “Critic’s Notebook: All Inclusive,” The New Yorker, June 4, 2007.
Goodbody, Bridget L. “Kai Althoff and Nick Z, ‘We Are Better Friends for It’,” Time Out New York, May 24- 30, 2007, p. 88.
Kunitz, Daniel. “The Gallery Crashers: Puppets, egg dudes, and devil worship duke it out in an unsteady mash-up,” The Village Voice, May 29, 2007.
Aldarondo, Cecilia. “Heart of Darkness,” Art Papers, March/April 2007, p. 63.
"Top 100 Artists,” Flash Art, October 2006, p. 68.
Ellis, Patricia. “Catching up with Charles Saatchi,” Flash Art, October 2006, p. 64.
Hainley, Bruce. “Kai Althoff, Acme,” Artforum, January 2006, p. 229-230.
Kantor, Jordan. “The ties that Bind,” Parkett, No. 75, 2005, p. 68-71.
Loers, Veit. “With Bellbottoms to the Underworld,” Parkett, No. 75, 2005, p. 86-89.
Koerner von Gustorf, Oliver. “Super Creeps: Cruising the Work of Kai Althoff,” Parkett, No. 75, 2005, p. 96-101.
Perez, Christopher. “That’s All Folk? Barry McGee, Kai Althoff and Beyond,” Big, Red & Shiny, Issue 09, 2004.
Niermann, Ingo. “Als die Jungs noch stricken sollten,” Welt am Sonntag, No.40, October 2004.
Rimanelli, David. “Kai Althoff, ICA, Boston,” Artforum, September 2004, p. 260-261.
Morton, Tom. “Kai Althoff, Abel Auer, Armin Krämer, Robert Elfgen,” Frieze 84, 2004.
Millis, Christopher. “Diamonds in the Rough: Kai Althoff at the ICA,” The Portland Phoenix, June 4-10, 2004.
Sachs, Britta. “Glaube versetzt Bilder,” Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, April 7, 2003.
Brooks, Adams. “Picabia, The new Paradigm,” Art in America, March 2003.
Zeaman, John. “Drawn back to a respect for the craft,” The Record, November 22, 2002.
Knitz, Daniel. “Drawing That Provokes Exasperation and Admiration,” Arts&Letters, November 7, 2002.
Holert, Tom. “Band of outsiders – The Art of Kai Althoff – Critical Essay,” Artforum, October 2002.
Schjeldahl, Peter. “The Draing Board,” The New Yorker, November 4, 2002.
Smith, Roberta. “Retreat From the Wild Shores of Abstraction,” The New York Times, October 18, 2002.
“Drawing Now: Eight Propositions,” Journal of the Print World, 2002.
Budick, Ariella. “Drawing on History,” Newsday, November 3, 2002.
Rosenberg, Angela. “Kai Althoff, general rehearsals for a new language,” Flash Art, 224, May-June 2002, p. 94-97.
Harris, Susan. “Kai Althoff at Anton Kern,” Art In America, July 2002.
Kimmelman, Michael. “Kai Althoff,” The New York Times, November 23, 2001.
Saltz, Jerry. “History painting,” Village Voice 69, December 4, 2001.
Schwendener, Martha. “Kai Althoff,” Artforum, December 7, 2001.
Müller, Katrin Bettina. “Kastenwelten,” tip berlin magazine, 2001, p. 78.
Siepen, Nicolas. “Grüße aus der Steppdecke,” Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, June 2001, p. 8.
Kerkmann, Michael. “Die Lust der Entspannung,” Texte zur Kunst, September 2001, p. 207-210.
Löffler, Petra. “Krippenspiel,” Stadt Revue, Köln, August 2001, p. 89.
Koerner von Gustorf, Oliver. “Rückzug aus der Kulturkritik,” die tageszeitung berlin, June 2001, p. 24.
“Kasten Welten,” tip berlin magazine, January 2001, p. 78.
Roos, Renate. “Kai Althoff,” Kunstforum International, January 2000, p. 308.
Stange, Raima. “Kai Althoff, Ascan Crone,” Flash Art, Summer 2000, p. 118-119.
Ebner, Jörn. “Wer Geschichten nicht erzählt bekommt, darf sie selbst erfinden,” Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, June 2000, p. 54.
Dziewior, Yilmaz. “Kai Althoff,” Artforum International, May 2000, p. 186-187.
Graw, Isabelle. “Nichts geht verloren,” Tagesspiegel, December 1999.
Regan, Margaret. “How German is it,” Tucson Weekly, July 15- July 21,1999.
Dziewor, Yilmaz. “Kai Altoff,” Artists, Heft 38, 1999, p. 26-29.
Althoff, Kai. “Urian-Bündner,” Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger vom 20/21, 1999.
Ebert, Sandra. “Eine Teufelssekte wird zum bunten Kunstwerk,” Kölner Express, November 1999.
Bange, Holger Emil. “Männergesellschaft,” Die Zeit, November 11, 1999.
Pesch, Martin. “Installationen,” Kunstforum, 145, May-June 1999, p. 380-381.
Hierholzer, Michael. “Bühnenbild, Strandgut, Gerüst,” Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, March 31, 1999.
Wolff, Thomas. “Auf Montage: die Kunst,” Frankfurter Rundschau, March 13, 1999.
Kempkes, Anke. “Monumente und Momentaufnahmen. Ein Rückblick auf Berliner Staats- und andere Kunst,” Spex, January 1999, p. 29.
Hermes, Manfred. “Kai Althoff, Bezirk der Widerrede,” Paradex, November 1998, p. 27-28.
Preuss, Sebastian. “Lebensformen aus der Neuzeit,” Berliner Zeitung, September 28, 1998.
Böker, Carmen. “Zeichen der Annäherung,” Berliner Zeitung, September 28, 1998.
Kempkes, Anke. “Kai Althoff: Reflux Lux,” springerin, vol. IV, issue 2, 1998.
Dziewior, Yilmaz. “Verwobene Fiktionen,” neue bildene kunst, 1998, p. 52-55.
Heiser, Jörg. “Bohemian Rapsody,” Frieze, November/December, 1997, p. 66-70.
N.N. “Interieurs in den Deichtorhallen,” Kunstzeitung, July 11, 1997, p. 19.
Coomer, Martin. “Kai Althoff,” Time Out, April 9-16, 1997.
Hunt, Ian. “Kai Althoff,” Art Monthly, May 1997, p. 38-39.
González, Alexandra. “Alice hinter den Spiegeln,” Architectural Digest, June/July 1997, p. 66.
Bauer, Silke. “Heetz, Nowak, Rehberger,” Texte zur Kunst, N. 25, March 1997 p. 129-132.
Dziewior, Yilmaz. “Das Beste aller Seiten,” Texte zur Kunst, N. 25, March 1997, p. 136-139.
Kerkmann, Michael. “Ladomat 2000,” Spex, January 1997.
Bonami, Francesco. “Kai Althoff,” Flash Art, November/December 1996.
Dziewior, Yilmaz. “Kai Althoff. Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne,” Frieze, November/December 1996, p. 73-74.
Diedrichsen, Diedrich. “House Style,” Artforum International, N. 3, November 1996, p. 32, 33.
Karcher, Eva. “Kai Althoff, Bilder vom Hoffen und Scheitern,” art, N. 10, October 1996, p, 49.
N.N. “Verzauberung wie im Märchen,” Kölner Stadtanzeiger, July 5, 1996.
Diederichsen, Diedrich. “Nach dem Exzeß, vor der Zerealie,” Spex, April 1996.
Butzer, André. “Hast du heute Zeit? – Ich aber nicht,” Texte zur Kunst, N. 19, August 1996, p. 168-169.
Hess, Barbara. “Kai Althoff,” Flash Art, June 1996.
Heiser, Jörg. “Eine Kapelle für die Moderne,” Texte zur Kunst, N. 18, May 1996, p. 194-197.