June 22, 2009 - db artmag - Issue 55: Online Now
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June 22, 2009

Issue 55: Online Now

Imi Knoebel
Untitled
1968/72
Deutsche Bank Collection
© Deutsche Bank Collection
VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2009

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NEO-MODERNISM
db artmag issue 55

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db artmag issue 55
NEO-MODERNISM

Modernism’s not over yet, but continues to inspire a younger generation of artists. And they revere Imi Knoebel—whose exhibition ICH NICHT / ENDUROS is currently on view at the Deutsche Guggenheim. db artmag on the return to the avant-garde of the past.

From the austere black and white Line Paintings of the late sixties to his responses to Barnett Newman’s question “Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue”—Jörg Heiser on Imi Knoebel’s use of the series form and his celebration of color.

Russian Constructivism meets New Wave: German artist Markus Amm is one of the most prominent figures in young abstraction. In an interview, he explains why he’s not merely interested in a reflection of modernism, but a very contemporary aesthetic mode of expression.

With over 220 works from the Deutsche Bank Collection, ENDUROS at the Deutsche Guggenheim traces Imi Knoebel’s work from the ’60s to the present. Friedhelm Hütte, Global Head Art, Deutsche Bank, on Knoebel’s importance for nonobjective art.

The architecture visionary and the Venice Biennale: in an interview, Biennale director Daniel Birnbaum explains why Yona Friedman’s utopian ideas for the cities of tomorrow play such a key role in the exhibition Making Worlds. In addition: Miwa Yanagi’s Windswept Women in the Japanese Pavilion and Tobias Rehberger’s award-winning art café.

She dissects film footage by directors like Jean-Luc Godard and reassembles the material. Eske Schlüters’ subtle works defy all narrative. For his series on the Villa Romana fellows of 2009, Kito Nedo met with the artist in Florence.

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