December 22nd, 2008

Martin Kippenberger at MOCA Los Angeles

Ohne Titel (Untitled) 1988, oil on canvas, 94 1/2 x 78 3/4 in., private collection, © Estate Martin Kippenberger, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne

Artist: Martin Kippenberger

Venue: MOCA Los Angeles

Exhibition Title: The Problem Perspective

Date: September 21, 2008 – January 5, 2009

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Untitled, 1991, watercolor on paper, 16 9/16 x 22 1/16 in., Friedrich Christian Flick Collection, © Estate Martin Kippenberger, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, photo by Stefan Rötheli, Zürich

Worktimer, 1987, steel, briefcases, and rubber, 95 11/16 x 101 3/16 x 55 1/8 in., Grässlin Collection, St. Georgen, Germany, © Estate Martin Kippenberger, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne

The Modern House of Believing or Not, 1985, oil on canvas, 70 7/8 x 88 9/16 in., Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt am Main, © Estate Martin Kippenberger, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne

Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump.


Images courtesy MOCA Los Angeles. All installation views photographed by Brian Forrest.

Press Release:

One of the most significant and influential artists of our time, German artist Martin Kippenberger (1953-97) produced a complex and richly varied body of work from the mid-1970s until his untimely death in 1997 at the age of 44. Kippenberger’s life and work were inextricably linked in an exceptional practice that centered on the role of the artist in the culture and within the system of art. With references, subjects, and sources as wide-ranging and diverse as his production, his oeuvre examined and expanded upon that role as he also cast himself as impresario, entertainer, curator, collector, architect, and publisher. The first major retrospective exhibition to be mounted in the United States, Martin Kippenberger: The Problem Perspective includes key selections and bodies of work from Kippenberger’s entire career: paintings, sculpture, works on paper, installations, multiples, photographs, posters, announcement cards, and books. This ambitious, large-scale exhibition is curated by MOCA Senior Curator Ann Goldstein and accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue- published by MOCA and co-published by the MIT Press- which constitutes a comprehensive and scholarly examination of the artist’s career. The exhibition travels to The Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA), where it is on view from March 1 to May 11, 2009.

Link: Martin Kippenberger at MOCA Los Angeles

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