Peter Wächtler

23 August - 19 October 2014

OpeningFriday, 22 August 2014 at 
(Admission free)
VenueWestfälischer Kunstverein Rothenburg 30, 48143 Münster
Opening hoursTue-Sun 11am - 7 pm
Admission4 € / concessions 2 € / members free

Peter Wächtler (b. 1979, Hanover) works with different mediums such as sculpture, drawing, animation, sound and video. His work is concerned with the specific guises of different traditional genres like book illustrations, animated animals, erotic drawings, or the depiction of nature. While partially adapting their formal characteristics, Wächtler always alters their educational, empathic or oppressive intentions. A re-occurring part of his work are our own, collective pathologies and especially those moments when they collide with the bigger picture. Short stories, prose verses or song texts might accompany an animated video as a voice-over or “speak” out of a piece of pottery. These naïve to absurd texts are reminiscent of exaggerated love stories, horror scripts, historical dramas, or coming of age legends. Mostly told by a multi-souled first person narrator, these stories never reveal to which degree they are pure fiction, real memories, or common anecdotes of the self. For the show at the Westfälischer Kunst- verein Peter Wächtler produced a new video, which he will present alongside sculptures and drawings.


Curated by Kristina Scepanski


The exhibition was supported by the ministry of family, youth, culture and sports of North Rine-Westphalia. 



Public Programme

Exhibition walkthrough with Peter Wächtler
Sunday, 28 September at 2pm


Film screening

in Schloßtheater (Melchersstr.81): "Singer", 2004 und "Untitled", 2013

subsequently at 5 pm


Guided tours with Kristina Scepanski

Wednesday, 10 September at 6 pm

Saturday, 18 October at 2 pm



> Slideshow