February 3, 2007 - Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart - Anna Oppermann
February 3, 2007

Anna Oppermann

Credit: Anna Opermann
 

Anna Oppermann
Re-Visions of Ensemble Art
May 17-August 12, 2007

Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Schlossplatz 2
D 70173 Stuttgart
Fon: 49 (0)711 – 22 33 70
Fax: 49 (0)711 – 29 36 17
info [​at​] wkv-stuttagrt.de

www.wkv-stuttgart.de

Parallel to Documenta 12, from May 17 to August 12, 2007, Württembergischer Kunstverein in Stuttgart is presenting the world wide first comprehensive solo exhibition of the German artist Anna Oppermann (born 1940 in Eutin/Germany) after her death in 1993.

With a total of seven ensembles, the exhibition sets out to spotlight the international significance of the artist, who combined process, concept and pictorial art in a unique manner: both in terms of the art of the 1970s and with regard to current artistic practices. While exhibitions in recent years in Sydney, Paris, Odense or New York have evidenced the international interest in Oppermanns work, what has so far been lacking is a comprehensive revision and redefinition of her complex uvre and artistic methodology. This is precisely the focus of this exhibition.

Oppermann expert Ute Vorkoeper (Hamburg) has agreed to curate the exhibition. The works she has selected demonstrate both the artistic development and the links within Oppermanns ensemble art.

In the course of the 1970s, Anna Oppermann gained international fame among other things by featuring at documenta 6 and documenta 8 with works that she called ensembles. Each ensemble frequently developed over a period of several years begins with a small still life consisting of a found object that the artist treated as an allegory of a certain question. She reflected further on the topic under scrutiny in drawings, photographs, pictures, found objects and texts, that she successively added to the original still life. At various stages, the artist recorded this process also on large photo-canvasses which, in turn, became an integral part of the constantly growing ensemble.

With this presentation of seven large ensembles, that the artist varied again and again during her lifetime, each consisting of thousands of individual components, the Kunstverein takes up the challenge of re-performing art works that are intimately based on a particular space, process and context.

An extensive catalogue will be published on the exhibition, that will be accompanied by a symposium.

Curator
Ute Vorkoeper In Cooperation with
Hans D. Christ, Iris Dressler, Herbert Hossmann
Hours
Tue, Thu – Sun: 11 am 6 pm
Wed: 11 am 8 pm
Press Conference
16.th May, 2007, 11 am
Opening
16.th May, 2007, 7 pm
Address
Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Schlossplatz 2
D 70173 Stuttgart
Fon: 49 (0)711 – 22 33 70
Fax: 49 (0)711 – 29 36 17
info@wkv-stuttagrt.de

www.wkv-stuttgart.de

Contact Press
Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Yvonne Mielatz
Schlossplatz 2
D 70173 Stuttgart
Fon: 49 (0)711 – 22 33 721
Fax: 49 (0)711 – 29 36 17
mielatz@wkv-stuttgart.de
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Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart

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