Ocula MagazineContentsView All
Featured ContentView All
transmediale Artistic Director Kristoffer Gansing Looks Back Ocula Conversation transmediale Artistic Director Kristoffer Gansing Looks Back Terence Sharpe, Berlin

Kristoffer Gansing traces eight years of change at Berlin's digital media and culture festival transmediale, as his final iteration as artistic director, End to End , opens 28 January.

Fade out copy.
Read More
Taipei Lowdown: Shows to See Ocula Report Taipei Lowdown: Shows to See Tessa Moldan, Taipei

As Taipei Dangdai returns for its second edition between 17 and 19 January 2020 at the Nangang Exhibition Center, a selection of exhibitions across the city confirm Taipei as one of the region's most exciting art hubs.

Fade out copy.
Read More
Images from Abroad: Lada Nakonechna at Galerie EIGEN + ART Ocula Insight Images from Abroad: Lada Nakonechna at Galerie EIGEN + ART Phoebe Blatton, Berlin

Images from abroad , Lada Nakonechna's solo exhibition at Galerie EIGEN + ART in Berlin, considers the barriers that exist between depictions of conflict and their viewers.

Fade out copy.
Read More
HomePage Artists

(1952 - 2013), Germany

Günther Förg Biography

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.

Read More

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’.

Förg’s work has been shown in important institutions such as the Fountain Beyeler, Basel (2009); Langen Foundation in Neuss (2007); Kunstmuseum Basel (2006); Gemeentemuseum The Hague (2006); Tel Aviv Museum of Art (2002); Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía/Palacio de Velazquez, Madrid (1998); Toyko Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (1991); Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach (1989) and SFMoMa, San Francisco (1989).

Works by Förg are part of major museum collections such as the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam); National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa); Museum für Monderne Kunst (Frankfurt); Ludwig Museum (Cologne); Tate Modern (London); Museum of Modern Art (NY); SFMoMa (San Francisco) and Hamburger Bahnhof-Museum für Gegenwart (Berlin).

Günther Förg Featured Artworks

View All (63)
Standomi 14 by Günther Förg contemporary artwork
Günther FörgStandomi 14, 2001Watercolour on paper
36 x 48 cm
Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris Enquire about this work
Standomi 44 by Günther Förg contemporary artwork
Günther FörgStandomi 44, 2001Watercolour on paper
36 x 48 cm
Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris Enquire about this work
Standomi 77 by Günther Förg contemporary artwork
Günther FörgStandomi 77, 2001Watercolour on paper
36 x 48 cm
Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris Enquire about this work
Untitled by Günther Förg contemporary artwork
Günther FörgUntitled, 2006Acrylic on canvas
165 x 195 cm
Hauser & Wirth Enquire about this work
Untitled by Günther Förg contemporary artwork
Günther FörgUntitled, 2001Oil on cardboard
50 x 40 cm
Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris Enquire about this work
Untitled by Günther Förg contemporary artwork
Günther FörgUntitled, 1988Coloured chalk and charcoal on wove paper
35.4 x 27.9 cm
Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris Enquire about this work
Untitled by Günther Förg contemporary artwork
Günther FörgUntitled, 2000Acrylic on canvas
150 x 250 cm
Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris Enquire about this work
Sans titre by Günther Förg contemporary artwork
Günther FörgSans titre, 2001Acrylic on canvas
150 x 250 cm
Galerie Lelong & Co. New York Enquire about this work

Günther Förg Current & Recent Exhibitions

View All (8)
Contemporary art exhibition, Günther Förg, « Standomi un giorno solo a la fenestra… » at Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris, Paris
Opening Soon
23 January–7 March 2020 Günther Förg « Standomi un giorno solo a la fenestra… » Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris, 13 Rue de Téhéran
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Lignes at Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris, Paris
Closed
18 May–13 July 2019 Group Exhibition Lignes Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris, 38 Avenue Matignon
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, A line (a)round an idea Selected Works on Paper at Gagosian, Geneva
Closed
2 May–27 July 2019 Group Exhibition A line (a)round an idea Selected Works on Paper Gagosian, Geneva

Günther Förg Represented By

Günther Förg In Related Press

Preview Art Basel 2019 Related Press Preview Art Basel 2019 7 June 2019, ARTnews

Art Basel 2019 opens to the public on Thursday, June 13, with two preview days, on June 11 and 12. Some 290 galleries from 34 countries will show work at the Swiss fair, which runs through June 16.

Fade out copy.
Read More
Günther Förg: Works from 1986 – 2007 Related Press Günther Förg: Works from 1986 – 2007 2 April 2019, The Brooklyn Rail

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...

Fade out copy.
Read More
Art Brussels announces details of Discovery, Rediscovery and Solo sections Related Press Art Brussels announces details of Discovery, Rediscovery and Solo sections 9 April 2016, Art Fix Daily

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...

Fade out copy.
Read More

Günther Förg In Video & Audio

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

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.

Fade out copy.
View Video

Be among the first to know when new artworks and exhibitions by Günther Förg are added to Ocula.

WeChat

Scan the QR Code via WeChat to follow Ocula's official account.

Scan to follow Ocula on WeChat.
iCal GoogleYahooOutlook