Regarded as a systematic investigation of the possibilities of structuring information and of presenting it via the constitution of an archive of artistic utterances in situ as reflection of one's own action, the work of Christian Wulffen proves to be a constant estimation and measurement: of his own action, of the possibilities of artistic utterance, of the chosen locations, of the art system.
It soon appears that the balance of analysis and presentation loses impact as the presentation itself takes on an analytical character. This is what characterizes the work of Christian Wulffen, and it is in this its individual gestures are hidden.
This all adds up to the fast that Christian Wulffen's work is to be seen against the background of the resumption of concrete and conceptual patterns in present-day art, and against the background of a binding art-on-art mechanism and of the impetus of the reflection of the compression phenomenon in Western industrial societies.
This all comes out in the exhibits, remains perceptible - and is yet unimportant. For precisely the way, in which the terrain is safeguarded is marked by that analytical character which in its formal culmination provokes a maximum of presentational variety.
Nikolai B. Forstbauer
For Christian Wulffen