|Artist’s Monographs from the Friedrich Christian Flick Collection, one of the world’s most significant (and yes, controversial) collections of contemporary art.|
|Friedrich Christian Flick Collection|
Deceptively simple, these ‘time sculptures’ appeal to the viewer through their mix of visual beauty, mobile poetry and pitch-perfect humour. This elegant survey of Signer’s artistic career features an essay relating his works to ideas about time, humour and the environment, and an in-depth interview with the artist, as well as 150 illustrations of his memorable time sculptures…
Despite his untimely death at the age of 42, Los Angeles-based artist Jason Rhoades (1965-2007) left behind a large body of sculpture that seized the imagination of a generation of artists, curators and collectors in the 1990s. In this substantial new survey, Cologne-based independent curator Eva Meyer-Hermann traces the unfolding of Rhoades’work and provides revelatory interpretations of his large and intricate installations…
A recent work, Big Spirits (1996), is a collection of larger-than-life-size aluminum figures that seem to be morphing before one’s eyes. They are at once ghost, human, and machine. Also riveting is The Innocents (1994), a series of photographs of the heads of handmade figurines, and United Enemies, A Play in Ten Scenes (1993)—offset lithographs, also of figurines wrapped in Schütte’s clothes. His watercolors are beautiful, ranging from drawings of fruit to portraits of women. Whatever the project, Schütte is tapped in to a particular humanity…
This is a beautiful and excitingly designed monograph containing reproductions of paintings, works on paper, sculpture, photographs and installation work, as well as a very strong reading of Kippenberger’s work by Manfred Hermes. All of the work reproduced here is in the collection of Friedrich Christian Flick, one of the best in-depth assemblages of contemporary art in the world…
One of today’s most influential Conceptual artists, Dan Graham (born 1942) is one of that generation’s most eclectic practitioners, in the range of materials and disciplines he has requisitioned for his art. Graham is also an autodidact who has turned his hand and mind to many disciplines: photography, performance, audio, film and video installations, sculptures and architecture have all played a role in his activities. Graham has also authored numerous articles on music and art. In this superb survey of several decades’ worth of activity, replete with color illustrations and commentary by the artist, Gregor Stemmrich traces the fascinating unfolding of Graham’s career…
Berlin Flick show stirs controversy
An art exhibition belonging to the wealthy grandson of a convicted Nazi industrialist has opened amid controversy in Germany. The BBC’s Berlin correspondent Tristana Moore went to visit the show.
We were standing in a warehouse, the Rieckhallen - next to the Hamburger Bahnhof museum, which Friedrich Christian Flick paid around eight million euros to convert.
It is packed with exhibits - Rodney Graham, Wolfgang Tillmans, Thomas Ruff, to name only a handful of the artists whose work is on show.
Over the next seven years, more than 2,000 works of art will be on display in the museum - they all belong to the private collection of Friedrich Christian Flick. read on >>