ana torfs

Album/Tracks A+B, 2010

ALBUM/TRACKS A+B is the title of the comprehensive publication accompanying Ana Torfs’ solo exhibitions in K21, Düsseldorf and Generali Foundation, Vienna, which the artist conceived in collaboration with the curators. The book, congenially designed by Jurgen Persijn, comprehensively documents Torfs’ œuvre between 1993 and 2010, with deliberately brief and subjective remarks about each individual work from multiple critical voices such as Mieke Bal, Michael Glasmeier, Sabine Folie, Anselm Franke, Doris Krystof, Steven Jacobs, Gabriele Mackert, Friedrich Meschede, and Catherine Robberechts. An introductory essay by Kassandra Nakas and a correspondence between Gabriele Mackert and the artist complete the wide spectrum of perspectives on Torfs’ work.

For more information about this publication, please contact Verlag für moderne Kunst Nurnberg or
Generali Foundation


Kassandra Nakas: Beauty in Doubt. On Ana Torfs’ Work with Pictures and Texts
Sabine Folie: A Sentimental Journey to the North
Anselm Franke: Missing Bodies
Catherine Robberechts: Out of the Picture
Doris Krystof: Elegies on the World Wide Web
Gabriele Mackert: Images of Condensed Rhetoric
Friedrich Meschede: Elective Metamorphoses
Mieke Bal: Intertwined Dualities
Steven Jacobs: A Conversation Piece
Michael Glasmeier: Sound, Body, Language
Gabriele Mackert, Ana Torfs: “Never Trust the Artist, Trust the Tale.” An Email Correspondence

Generali Foundation, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Verlag für moderne Kunst, Nürnberg, 2010
204 p., more than 200 color and black-and-white illustrations, hard cover, 285 × 220 mm
ISBN 978-3-86984-015-4
graphic design: N.N. (Jurgen Persijn)