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Ocula 报告|Condo Shanghai 2019 展览看点 Ocula Report Ocula 报告|Condo Shanghai 2019 展览看点 11 Jul 2019 : Penny Liu for Ocula

即将于2019年7月13开幕的第二届 Condo Shanghai,联合上海7座画廊/艺术机构与14 家来自全球11个不同的城市,如东京、首尔、雅加达、巴尔的摩、洛杉矶、伦敦、纽约、危地马拉城、利马和墨西哥城,为实验性展览营造了一个更切实可行的国际环境。以下是Ocula的展览看点。周奥,《景观/对象WA》(2016)。橡木上固化油墨打印,左: 55.88 × 147.32 cm,中: 121.92 × 152.4 cm,右: 55.88 × 147.32 cm,图片提供:马凌画廊,上海。马凌画廊 × 80m2 Livia Benavides × LABOR × Proyectos Ultravioleta马凌画廊 |...

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Wong Ping: Hong Kong Fables Ocula Conversation Wong Ping: Hong Kong Fables

There is something irrepressibly compelling about the lewd animated videos of Wong Ping. Is it their flat surfaces rendered in popping colours? Or their dark narratives that resonate with the deepest recesses of the human psyche? They have been included in an impressive repertoire of group exhibitions in recent years, including One Hand Clapping at...

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Get Up, Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers at Somerset House Ocula Report Get Up, Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers at Somerset House 5 Jul 2019 : Jareh Das for Ocula

Get Up Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers at Somerset House in London (12 June–15 September 2019) surveys more than half a century of black creativity in Britain and beyond across the fields of art, film, photography, music, design, fashion, and literature.Curated by Zak Ové, works by approximately 100 intergenerational black...

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Imi Knoebel

b. 1940, Germany

Born 1940 in Dessau, lives and works in Düsseldorf

Imi Knoebel studied at the Werkkunstschule (School of Applied Arts) Darmstadt 1962–1964, after which he was a student in Joseph Beuys’ class at the Kunstakademie (Academy of Art) Düsseldorf.

Imi Knoebel is one of the most well-known abstract artists worldwide. He developed his fundamentally abstract vocabulary of forms already while studying at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. In his room-filling installation Raum 19 (1968), which now stands out as a key work in his oeuvre, he layered pieces of hardboard on top of each other in an investigation of the relationship between forms and planes in space. During the same time, Knoebel was also working on a series of line pictures based on a radical reduction of painting (inspired by Kasimir Malevich’s Black Square from 1915), with the goal of fundamentally redefining the notion of the picture. In addition to creating light projections, Knoebel worked with the 'non' colours black and white and unpainted hardboard panels until 1975, after which he turned to the qualities of pure colour, in a reference to Blinky Palermo. He then created a series of plywood panels in free forms that were painted in monochrome colours. For his Mennigebilder (red lead pictures), he also used rust-proofing paint, which (like his hardboard panels) is an industrial product. Since the 1990s, Knoebel has also been using aluminium as a medium for colour.

The bright and luminous colour pictures and objects in his current phase complement and expand on issues that can already be found in his earlier work. In his continuous reinterpretation of the entire spectrum of his vocabulary of non-representational forms, Knoebel relies on the principle of layering individual elements in constantly new variations, pictures, and spatial compositions.

A retrospective of Imi Knoebel’s work from 1968 to 1996 was shown at the Haus der Kunst, Munich; the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam; the IVAM, Valencia; the Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf, and the Musée de Grenoble in 1996/1997. The Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg also held a Knoebel retrospective in 2014 with works from 1966 to 2014. Further selected solo exhibitions include: 2015 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen K21 Ständehaus, Düsseldorf; 2015 Museum Haus Esters, Krefeld; 2014 Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg; 2009 Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin; 2009 Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin; 2008 Dia:Beacon, New York; 2007 Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen. Imi Knoebel participated in the documenta in Kassel in 1972, 1977, 1982, and 1987.

In 2006, Imi Knoebel was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Jena. He received the Kythera Award in 2011, the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2016. In 2008 Knoebel was commissioned to design the glass windows of the Reims cathedral, which were completed in 2011, followed by three more in 2015.

Imi Knoebel’s works can be found in many renowned museum collections all over the world, including the Bayrische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Munich; Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Dia:Beacon, New York; FNAC, Paris, Fundaçao de Serralves, Porto; Gemeentemuseum Den Haag; Kunstmuseum Basel; MoMA Museum of Modern Art, New York; Reina Sofia, Madrid; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota.

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Featured Artworks

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Anima Mundi 79-2 by Imi Knoebel contemporary artwork
Imi KnoebelAnima Mundi 79-2, 2018 Acrylic on aluminium
Galerie Christian Lethert
Siebeneck by Imi Knoebel contemporary artwork
Imi KnoebelSiebeneck, 1987 Acrylic on wood
52.5 x 56.7 x 6.7 cm
Galerie Christian Lethert
Anima Mundi 2019-7 by Imi Knoebel contemporary artwork
Imi KnoebelAnima Mundi 2019-7, 2019 Acrylic on aluminium
46 x 36 x 6.8 cm
Galerie Christian Lethert
Face 25 by Imi Knoebel contemporary artwork
Imi KnoebelFace 25, 2003 Acrylic on aluminium
38 x 38 x 9.2 cm
Galerie Christian Lethert
Tafel DCCXXXIV by Imi Knoebel contemporary artwork
Imi KnoebelTafel DCCXXXIV, 2016 Acrylic on aluminium, wood
35.7 x 25.4 x 4.3 cm
Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder
Tafel 712 DCCXII by Imi Knoebel contemporary artwork
Imi KnoebelTafel 712 DCCXII, 2016 Acrylic on canvas
26.4 x 19 x 4 cm
Galerie Christian Lethert
Tafel 724 DCCXXIV by Imi Knoebel contemporary artwork
Imi KnoebelTafel 724 DCCXXIV, 2016 Acrylic on aluminium
26.4 x 19 x 4 cm
Galerie Christian Lethert
Tafel 768 DCCLXVIII by Imi Knoebel contemporary artwork
Imi KnoebelTafel 768 DCCLXVIII, 2016 Acrylic on aluminium
19.6 x 14 x 3.5 cm
Galerie Christian Lethert

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Imi Knoebel, Imi Knoebel at Galerie Christian Lethert, Cologne
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16 November 2018–23 February 2019 Imi Knoebel Imi Knoebel Galerie Christian Lethert, Cologne

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