Florian Göttke



Paris Photo 2011

with gallery The Empty Quarters, Dubai

New work in collaboration Rebecca Sakoun: "Iglu - Failed Iconic Arcitecture" at

diep festival de la cote d-albatre - le modernisme 10.07. - 21.08.2011

Toppled nominated for the Dutch Doc Award 2011

Friday 20 May 2011 Centraal Museum Utrecht exhibition of the nominated projects
Dutch Doc Award

FOTODOK "Snow is White"

10 dec - 31 dec Van Asch van Wijckskade, Utrecht with: Rob Johannesma, Florian Göttke, Geert van Kesteren, Lidwien van de Ven, Gert Jan Kocken

23 October 2010 lecture: "Propaganda and Counter-Propaganda - the Images of Saddam Hussein in the Media" at the conference "The Personality Cults of Modern Dictators" at the University of London

23 September 2010 lecture about Toppled at the Studium Generale at the AKV/St. Joost

29 April 2010, 20:00, Stroom, Den Haag

book launch

Toppled-about the fallen statues of Saddam Hussein - by Florian Göttke


by Dario Gamboni Asymmetrical Conflicts and Symmetrical Iconoclasm? Recurring Patterns and Recent Developments (Dario Gamboni is professor of art history at the University in Geneva and author of The Destruction of Art: Iconoclasm and Vandalism since the French Revolution)

July 6, 2010, 17.00 - 19.00

ekwc, european ceramic workcentre final presentation

Flowers of North Korea – the Kim Dynasty

an approach to the representation of power

The flow of images from all around the world has grown immeasurably with the rise of the mass media and the Internet and has expanded our access of information to a global scale. In spite of this, a few countries do still succeed to tightly control the distribution of information concerning their state of affairs.

Very little information and few images reach the world about the ruling dynasty of communist North Korea: the obligatory photographs of the Eternal (already deceased) leader’s statue; the photos of a former American President with the current leader intentionally blurred to obscure the reading; the single verified photo of the anointed next leader as a young boy.

This informational void leaves an enormous imaginary space that is filled with expert analysis, far-fetched assumptions and wild ideas. One single photograph can become the starting point for the re-construction of a whole configuration of mental and political entanglement.

Isn’t that similar to the task of the portrait artist? Reading the face of the portrayed to peer into the world behind, to infer from the visible the invisible essence of this person? 

Werkplaats Thorbecke

presentation of four concepts for a statue of the 19th century Dutch statesman in The Hague Florian Göttke, Hans van Houwelingen, André Kruyssen, Gerlinde Schuller
19 Oct - 16 Nov
opening saturday 18 October 16:00
Den Haag
Hogewal 1-9
2514 HA Den Haag

Schaal 1: °

10 t/m 31 augustus 2008
Toussaintkade 55
2513 CL Den Haag

The Urban Tendency

9 July to 9 August 2008
P3, University of Westminster
35 Marylebone Road, London

Mermaid Hair in the Outboard Motor

artist talk by Rebecca Sakoun & Florian Gšttke
2 July 2008, 19.30

Smart Project Space
Arie Biemondstraat 105-113

Toppled: Lecture about the fallen statues of Saddam Hussein by: Florian Göttke

Thursday 27 September, 20:00
Galerie Metis_nl, Amsterdam

U bent welkom in de galerie vanaf 19:30
reserveren aanbevolen - reservation requested


1 september t/m 29 september 2007
Galerie Metis_NL
Lijnbaansgracht 316
1017 WZ Amsterdam
wednesday - saturday 13:00 - 18:00

april 05 - june 14, 2007
artist in residence program at Banff Art Center / CA