Günther Förg was an artist who sought a dialogue with the modernist tradition. Considered one of the most significant figures of the postwar generation in Germany, he was a prolific painter, sculptor, graphic artist and photographer. He sought to give brilliant and witty responses to the figuration of Paul Klee, the formal abstraction of Blinky Palermo and the expressionism of Edvard Munch, among other artists he most admired. He has left us a conceptual revision of the history of art through a work that avoids fixed categorisation. His pictorial language resorts to abstraction. Förg appropriated the hidden meanings of modern art and architecture in his ceaseless transformations of colour, form and composition, imitating and reacting against gestures or principles of image making that he pushed to the limit. Entitled Trunk Road and Branch Roads, this ambitious presentation brings together around 100 paintings made throughout the artist's career, focusing entirely on Förg's painting practice and combining distinctive series, such as his Spot Paintings, Grid Paintings and Gray Paintings.
Reality and Fiction in the Feature Film by Diane Severin Nguyen
Known for her kaleidoscopic approach to photography, film and installation, Diane Severin Nguyen presents two new immersive installations. Located on the second floor of the museum, her video In Her Time is a commissioned work for the exhibition and the artist's first feature film.
Gabriel Rico’s work is characterized by the interrelation of seemingly disparate objects. Rico pairs found, collected, and manufactured materials to create sculptures that invite viewers to reflect on the relationship between humans and our natural environment.
"I am a poet and a Buddhist" are the two ways John Giorno defined himself. These two identities are fundamental to understanding the artist and his art practice. An exhibition to celebrate the poet who was also a great performer.