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“You who are the stranger”

2021 - Present

Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden

Works in process.






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You who are the stranger is part of a series of recent works that address the memory of Ian’s grandfather, Friedrich Wälder (Stuttgart, 1918–Antofagasta, 1989), through the story of a car he owned: an Opel Olympia. This story is linked to Ian’s own experience as the first member of his family to come back to Germany after Friedrich’s exile. As a Jew, the artist’s grandfather was captured by the Nazis in a concentration camp during Kristallnacht. Once he escaped, he managed to sell the car at a fraction of its worth, assisting him in leaving the country and saving his life [Read more]






© Ian Waelder, 2021