Tony Cragg, Flotsam, 1997, untitled, 1997
Art Space Germany
Dates: Saturday 8 April to Saturday 27 May
Opening: Friday 7 April, 6-8pm
Artist: Armando, Tony Cragg, Marianne Eigenheer, Ayse Erkmen, Christine Hill, Magdalena Jetelová, Per Kirkeby, Joseph Kosuth, Marie-Jo Lafontaine, Simone Mangos, Nam June Paik, Giuseppe Spagnulo, Wawrzyniec Tokarski, herman de vries
An exhibition of contemporary visual art by artists who have lived and worked in Germany over the past thirty years.
While many German artists moved to the art metropolis Paris in the 50's or to New York in the 60's, the artists of other nations made Germany the centre of their life and work. Their successful integration is visible in their innovative ideas which not only influence the art of the time but which form an integral part of the local scene today. It is above all the artist who have immigrated to Germany, who now shape creative life there, alongside their German colleagues; they teach at art academies and attract young students from all over the country and abroad.
This exhibition throws light on Germany as a 'location of art', upon the development of which the country's open federal policy has had a great influence. The exhibition is the first to be put together in a transnational form, based on foreign cultural policy of the European Union. Transcending the borders put up by categories of art forms, the works stand for the myriad artistic variety to be seen in transcultural unity. By presenting the exemplary positions of the last thirty years, the exhibition follows the meaning and the influence that the men and women artists, living here and known internationally, have had on themes, media and forms of expression in the art discourse of today.
The exhibition, Art Space Germany, has been coordinated by the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations in Germany and will be brought to Australia by the Goethe Institut.
Additional exhibition information can be found on the ifa website and the Goethe Institut website
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