German artist Olaf Nicolai has been exhibiting for over thirty years and was part of the first wave of artists to exhibit outside of East Germany after the fall of the wall in 89. Nicolai uses a conceptual approach and diverse media to question the way in which we view our everyday environment and his works have been included in exhibitions including Documenta, Biennale of Venice, Sao Paulo Biennale and many more. Nicolai’s illustrated talk at the Goethe Institut, on Friday 7th of October, covered a range of his works including installation, film, sculpture and books. While Nicolai has traveled to Australia twice in the past to exhibit his works at the MCA in Sydney this was his first visit to Melbourne where he spoke to attentive audiences at the Goethe and Monash University.
Olaf Nicolai’s visit to Melbourne was made possible through the generous support of the Goethe Institut.