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58th Venice Biennale: May You Live In Interesting Times Ocula Report 58th Venice Biennale: May You Live In Interesting Times 24 May 2019 : Mohammad Salemy for Ocula

The 58th Venice Biennale, May You Live In Interesting Times (11 May–24 November 2019), certainly benefitted from low expectations, given the lacklustre curatorial of the previous edition, when different segments of the show were conceptually framed with titles like 'Pavilion of Joys and Fears' and 'Pavilion of Colours'. Add to this the...

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Zheng Bo Ocula Conversation Zheng Bo

Hong Kong-based artist Zheng Bo's social, ecological, and community-engaged art practice has, in recent years, focused on moving beyond a human-centred perspective to an all-inclusive, multi-species approach. He takes up marginalised plants and communities of people as subjects in his large-scale interventions, which reintroduce wildness into...

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Auckland Art Fair 2019: Conversations Extended Ocula Report Auckland Art Fair 2019: Conversations Extended 24 May 2019 : Sherry Paik for Ocula

The weather was clement for the annual Auckland Art Fair (2–5 May 2019), which was again at The Cloud on Queens Wharf. This year's edition was a get-together of 41 galleries, mostly from around Auckland and across New Zealand, with 5 spaces hailing from Sydney and the rest from Cook Islands (Bergman Gallery), Hobart (Michael Bugelli Gallery),...

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Günther Förg

(1952 - 2013), Germany

German artist, Günther Förg was born in 1952, and studied from 1973 to 1979 at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich. From 1992 until 1999, he taught at the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung in Karlsruche. He died in 2013.

An extraordinarily versatile artist, Förg’s multidisciplinary practice spanned more than thirty years and included paintings, sculptures, installations, wall paintings, as well as a great body of architectural photographs. His work often reflects on modernity and its aesthetics, often paying homage to its masters—such as Mark Rothko, Brice Marden and Barnett Newman—, but equally undermining their authority, and extrapolating the failure of modernist ideals.  As Paul Schimmel observed, ‘Förg makes formal work which seems to eschew formalism and even undermine its purity’.

Featured Artworks

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Untitled (Faltenwurf) by Günther Förg contemporary artwork Günther FörgUntitled (Faltenwurf), 1995 Bronze
34 x 48 x 19 cm
Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris
Untitled by Günther Förg contemporary artwork Günther FörgUntitled, 1993 Watercolour on paper
59.5 x 42 cm
Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris
Untitled by Günther Förg contemporary artwork Günther FörgUntitled, 2007 Acrylic and oil on canvas
290 x 400 cm
Hauser & Wirth
Monte Verità by Günther Förg contemporary artwork Günther FörgMonte Verità, 1990 C-print in artist frame
270 x 120 cm
Hauser & Wirth
Monte Verità by Günther Förg contemporary artwork Günther FörgMonte Verità, 1990 C-print in artist frame
270 x 120 cm
Hauser & Wirth
Untitled by Günther Förg contemporary artwork Günther FörgUntitled, 1989 Acrylic on canvas on wood
Hauser & Wirth
Untitled by Günther Förg contemporary artwork Günther FörgUntitled, 2007 Acrylic and oil on canvas
290 x 400 cm
Hauser & Wirth
Untitled by Günther Förg contemporary artwork Günther FörgUntitled, 2005 Acrylic on canvas
280 x 1200 cm
Hauser & Wirth

Current & Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, A line (a)round an idea Selected Works on Paper at Gagosian, Geneva
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2 May–27 July 2019 Group Exhibition A line (a)round an idea Selected Works on Paper Gagosian, Geneva
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Lignes at Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris, Paris
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18 May–13 July 2019 Group Exhibition Lignes Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris, 13 Rue de Téhéran
Contemporary art exhibition, Günther Förg, Works from 1986 – 2007 at Hauser & Wirth, New York
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24 January–6 April 2019 Günther Förg Works from 1986 – 2007 Hauser & Wirth, 22nd Street, New York

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Hauser & Wirth's exhibition Günther Förg: Works from 1986 – 2007 presents painting, sculpture, and photography by the German artist, whose estate is now represented by the gallery, in a new institutional setting. Förg, who died on his birthday in 2013 at the age of 61, experimented with mimicry in his exploration of mid-20th century painting,...

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Art Brussels announces details of Discovery, Rediscovery and Solo sections Related Press Art Brussels announces details of Discovery, Rediscovery and Solo sections Art Fix Daily : 9 April 2016

From April 21 to 24, the 34th edition of Art Brussels will take place in a new location, Tour & Taxis, a spectacular example of industrial architecture built in 1904, formerly a customs house. This year, the fair has been reduced in size, bringing together 141 galleries from 28 countries, represented in three main sections: PRIME, DISCOVERY and...

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GÜNTHER FÖRG: A FRAGILE BEAUTY Related Video & Audio GÜNTHER FÖRG: A FRAGILE BEAUTY Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam : 25 June 2018

The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam presents a major survey of the work of German artist Günther Förg (1952–2013). 'A Fragile Beauty' explores the work of a rebellious artist whose oeuvre embodies a critical, witty, yet rigorous and penetrating critique of the canon of modern art.

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