Philipp Fürhofer


  • Book Release 2020
    by Thierry-Maxime Loriot
    With a foreword by Jean-Luc Nancy and essays by Sir Norman Rosenthal, Emily Ansenk, Ulrich Baer, Thomas Rogers, Denise Wendel-Poray and the special collaboration of Rufus Wainwright
  • April 2019
    Cover Story at Modern Painters
    »The audience is the vital ingredient for Fürhofer’s illusionism: We must move our bodies in space to feel the shifting dimensions within his artworks, to see the painted image incorporated with our own environment, to witness our own image being sucked into the world before us«
  • Set design
    Staatstheater Darmstadt
    Conductor: Michael Nündel
    Director: Jörg Weinöhl
  • Monopol Magazine
    Review about »Pique Dame«
  • [dis]connect
    Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt
    The installation was created specifically for the Schirn Rotunda, transforming the circular architecture of the building into an illusionary space. Two spatial situations alternate in a regular, pulse-like rhythm, reflecting the play between the viewers perception and their notion of reality.
  • Exhibition design
    Lost Paradise
    The Collectors Room, Hamburg
    November 2019 - February 2020
  • Exhibition design
    Thierry Mugler: Couturissime
    Kunsthal Rotterdam
    13 October 2019 - 8 March 2020
    Presented in Montreal as a world premiere, the first retrospective of the French designer Thierry Mugler curated by Thierry-Maxime Loriot brings together more than 140 outfits, created between 1973 – 2001. Philipp Fürhofer designed the configuration of the »Couture Androids« gallery. Currently the exhibition is shown at Kunsthal Rotterdam and will travel to the Kunsthalle in Munich after.
  • Book project
    Painting the Stage
    Denise Wendel-Poray
    Published by SKIRA
    Canadian author and critic Denise Wendel-Poray  considers the intertwining of visual and musical arts examined in her book Painting The Stage: Artist’s as Stage Designers, reflecting on more than 200 years of artist’s designs for opera.
  • Guest of the day at Deutsche Welle
    On January 22 Philipp Fürhofer was special guest at the anglophone program
    »Arts and Culture« and the German-speaking »Der Tag«
  • Interview at Deutsche Welle TV
    On January 22 Philipp Fürhofer was special guest at the anglophone program
    »Arts and Culture« and the German-speaking »Der Tag«
  • May 2018
    Review in Artforum International
    by Jurriaan Benschop
    »Fürhofer’s boxes are triumphs of illusionism, of ingenuous visual staging. His assemblages allow him to combine various textures and to relate these spatially – in this he has surely been informed by his work as a set designer for the opera.«
  • Solo Show
    Philipp Fürhofer
    Galerie Sabine Knust, Munich
  • Castor et Pollux
    Bayerische Staatsoper
    set design
    Conductor: Ivor Bolton
    Director: Hans Neuenfels
  • Hamlet
    Royal Danish Theatre
    set design
    Director: Morten Kirkskov