Retrospective Martin Kippenberger Bundeskunsthalle Bonn

Martin Kippenberger had apparently been a fighter for the freedom of art, and he had taken great care not to make false friends, according to Kia Vahland in her major review in the Süddeutsche Zeitung on 2/3 November 2019. Just how unbitter and silly such a celebration of artistic freedom might look is demonstrated by the retrospective at Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn. Fortunately, our present is close enough to the 20th century that the outrageous lightness of Martin Kippenberger’s art, with which he negotiated questions of meaning, can still inspire and motivate us.

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  • June 1, 2017
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    A LIQUID STAR OF BOILING WATER

    Kunstraum Düsseldorf (june 2 – july 9, 2017), Himmelgeister Str. 107E; opening: june 1, 2017, 19.00: Jan Bonny and Alex Wissel, Jimmie Durham, Christoph Faulhaber, Adela Goldbard, Andrea Winkler, curated by Sabine Maria Schmidt

  • June 1, 2017
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    PETER SAUL

    Kunsthalle Schirn Frankfurt (june 2 – september 3, 2017), Römerberg; opening: june 1, 2017, 19.00; first high regarded retrospective in Germany!

  • May 19, 2017
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    Magdalena Kita at WIELS, Brussels

    21 May 2017, 4 pm, at the auditorim of Wiels is an event to mark the debut of »Californication«, the first major book by Magdalena Kita, published by Snoeck, Cologne. The programme will be presented in a »talk show« format, with panel interviews of the book's contributors and a performance display of Kita's work. Participants include Matthew Licht (writer for the book, Florence), JL Murtaugh (editor and designer of the book, director of Syndicate, Cologne), and moderator Marthe Ramm Fortun (artist, Oslo, Norway).

    »Californication« represents the culmination of Kita's two-year project conducted in Los Angeles and several other cities, consisting of a large series of painted beach towels, choreographed performances with fitness models, and television advertisements. The book connects these outcomes with ten essays from art critics, professional colleagues, and the artist's ex-boyfriends, establishing a tone typical for her work which blurs the boundaries between Kita's personal life, public persona, and the social consequences of sexual politics.

    Magdalena Kita was awarded 2016 with Van Bommel Van Dam Prize at the eponymous museum in Venlo, Netherlands, and completed a six-month residency in Brussels and Athens developing a new series of Byzantine-style icons. Kita is the resident artist at SUPERDEALS, Brussels this May.

  • April 19, 2017
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    Maria Brunner in COLOGNE

    April 26, 2017, from 5 to 6 pm, Maria Brunner signs her book at Art Cologne, Hall 11.2. booth B.011 as well as the launching of a special book edition takes place, presented by Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne and Galerie Klaus & Elisabeth Thoman, Innsbruck/Vienna

  • March 22, 2017
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    SCULPTURES MADE OF PAPER – From Kurt Schwitters to Karla Black

    At Saturday, March 18, 2017, the opening took place with these wonderfull pieces at Kunsthalle Vogelmann, it is on view till July 2, 2017.

    See a Diashow here

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