January 09, 2014
HONG KONG: Book Launch | Hong Kong Trilogy

Saturday 22 Feb 2014 | 4-6pm

Venue: Michael Wolf’s studio
Kailey Ind’l Building, Block A, 5/F, unit4
12 Fung Yip Street, Chai Wan, Hong Kong

Contact: Sarah Greene | sarah@bluelotus-consultancy.com | + 852 6100 1295

Press Kit: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6ef00ljezf24qep/9cUG5GvHhS




January 09, 2014
BERLIN: Book Launch | Hong Kong Trilogy

Friday 24 Jan 2014 | 7 pm

Venue: 25 Books /Peperoni Books
Hannes Wanderer
Brunnenstraße 152
10115 Berlin

Mi, Fr und Sa 14-19 Uhr

fon + 49 (0) 30-43 735 707
+ 49 (0)30-43 735 808




Even after 20 years, Michael Wolf has yet not seen enough of Hong Kong´s rich vernacular culture. In his new book ›Hong Kong Trilogy‹ he thanks the workers who build their elaborate roadside installations with mops, gloves, carts, chairs and the like in alleys and side streets. Ingenuity, talent for improvisation, lack of space, necessity and chance shape ludicrous temporary sculptures – chaotic, individual and above all useful.Also magical winds and mighty typhoons leave visible traces when they spill pieces of laundry onto power lines and billboards, window sills and projections.With ›Hong Kong Trilogy‹ Michael Wolf has created another monument for the breathless untidy everyday culture of his beloved city.
January 08, 2014
SHANGHAI: Michael Wolf | The Real Toy Story
Exhibition dates: 11 Jan – 12 Feb 2014
Book Signing & Artist Talk: 11 Jan, 4-5 pm
Organiser: K11 Art Foundation
K11 Art Space, B/3 300 Huai Hai Road Central, Huangpu
Partner: M97 Gallery | Sponsored by: ERCO, SENNHEISER
K11 and M97 are pleased to present the “The Real Toy Story” by Hong Kong-based German artist, Michael Wolf. “The Real Toy Story” is an elaborate photographic installation comprised of 16,000 used children’s toys, all made in China and collected by the artist from second-hand shops and flea markets across the United States. Wolf captures the contrast of the innocent plasticity of the toys with the rich individuality of the workers who hand-produce them, as an homage to the faces of China’s nameless factory workers who make most of the inexpensive mass-produced plastic toys consumed by children around the world.
Michael Wolf will give a talk about the exhibition and will also be signing copies of his new book Hong Kong Trilogy.
December 10, 2013
LONDON: Michael Wolf | ‘Architecture of Density’

17 Jan – 22 Feb 2014

at Flowers Gallery

21 Cork Street, WIS 3LZ London

December 04, 2013
SHANGHAI: Michael Wolf | ‘Small God Big City’

M97 Gallery is pleased to present SMALL GOD, BIG CITY, an exhibition of photographic works by internationally renowned artist Michael Wolf. The SMALL GOD, BIG CITY exhibition takes the viewer through the oeuvre of one of Asia’s most prolific photographers. The exhibition features over 100 photographs from seven of Michael Wolf’s bodies of work: My Favorite ThingHong Kong Back Door (2003), Architecture of Density (2003-07), Industrial Architecture (2006), Tokyo Compression (2010), Small God, Big City (2012), and Scout Shots; the recently released collection of small format pictures of buildings taken by Wolf in scouting trips around Hong Kong, while working on his Density and Industrial series.

Beginning with his back alleyway street photography with the series My Favorite Thing and Hong Kong Back Door (2003), Wolf’s camera is always interested in the human footprint and traces of the individual left, and often lost, amidst the chaotic density of the Asian megacity of Hong Kong, where Wolf has lived since the 1990s. The traces of human makeshift ingenuity recorded by Wolf is not sardonic whimsy, but fascination with the creative and improvisational ability and resilience of the individual, who is forced to be resourceful in an unfriendly environment where physical space has been commercialized and commoditized perhaps more than anywhere else on the planet. This struggle of the human spirit reclaiming and reinventing the limited physical space and means we are giving is a constant throughout Wolf’s photographic oeuvre.

M97 Gallery address: No. 97 Moganshan Road, 2nd floor, Shanghai, China 200060 T. (+8621) 6266 1597 – info(at)m97gallery.com

November 30, 2013
SHANGHAI: Michael Wolf | Industrial Architecture

SHANGHAI Fri Dec 6th, 7-10pm

paustian / m97 / anken

invite you to an evening with michael wolf and his acclaimed large format photography works [industrial architecture]

Address: Paustian: 1C, Ground Floor, No. 668 Huai An Road, Jing An District, Shanghai

Tel: + 86 139 1645 2400 | info@m97gallery.com

October 14, 2013
talk: constructing the view

2 November 2013, Irish Museum of Modern Art  (10am – 6pm)

A day of conversations between photographers, architects and theorists exploring the ways in which photography may be used not just in recording built space, but also in its conception, design, evaluation and investigation.

This event aims to focus in particular on ‘lived space’- meant in two senses, firstly that space is something inhabited and occupied, and secondly that space itself can take on aspects of life, can appear as an organic, animate entity. There will be three conversations over the course of the day, culminating in discussion involving photographer Thomas Struth and Michael Wolf.



October 14, 2013
exhibition at Bau-Xi Gallery in Toronto

solo exhibition showing Transparent City and Architecture of Density

from 9 – 23 November 2013

opening reception saturday 9 november, 2-4 pm


b a u – x i p h o t o

324 dundas st west 

toronto, ontario, m5t 1g5
tel: 416 977 0400 

email: info@bau-xiphoto.com



September 01, 2012
exhibition: paris street view

on view: oct 11 – dec 15, 2012
opening reception: wednesday, oct 10, 2012

kulturhaus osterfeld
osterfeldstr. 12
75172 pforzheim

August 29, 2012
book launches “bottrop ebel 1976” and “tokyo compression 3”

the new books of michael wolf will be presented:

– september 22nd, 2012 at the unseen photo fair in amsterdam/netherlands
– october 5th, 2012 at 25books in berlin/germany.

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