DEINE KUNST – Chapter 4 – "Informal, the / Style, the - The Silence of the Pictures as a Mindless Imposition or the Speechlessness"
Exhibition Period: May 16 to August 9, 2020
Berlin-based artist Michael Müller has been invited by the Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg to curate an experimental, new presentation of the museum‘s collection through an exhibition cycle “DEINE KUNST” spanning two years in multiple chapters.
In DEINE KUNST, Michael Müller explores the concepts of the original and copy, and the coexistence, juxtaposition and contradiction of the individual. Working with Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg’s collection and its space, Müller arranges, sorts and creates completely new, surprising references.
The fourth chapter of DEINE KUNST bears the title “Informal, the / Style, the - The Silence of the Pictures as a Mindless Imposition or the Speechlessness”. The first part of the title makes reference to the post-war art movement: Art Informel.
Art Informel is a key development in the realm of visual art after 1945. After the Second World War, the world was disoriented. Fascism has turned progressive artistic tendencies to a standstill in Europe. There were persecution, ostracism, expulsion or even murder of artists – the art world was calling for a radical reorientation. In turning away from form, representation and theory, the focus was now on material, signs and gestures. Gestural painting and drawing as an act of departure as well as individual and artistic liberation developed simultaneously in Europe and America. Pioneers and important artists of this art movement are represented in the collection of the Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg, selected works by 19 artists have been featured in the fourth chapter of DEINE KUNST.
Michael Müller created artist rooms, each room featuring an artist representative of Art Informel. However, there will be no references or information about the artworks or the artists in these rooms, as indicated in the second part of this chapter’s title. The artist curator Michael Müller lets the artworks speak for themselves and removes them from the didactic description and historical art context – a mindless imposition!
Exhibiting artists --
Peter Brüning, Carl Buchheister, Emil Cimiotti, Karl Fred Dahmen, Jean Dubuffet, K.O. Götz, Hans Hartung, Gerhard Hoehme, Henri Michaux, Michael Müller, Gerhard Richter, Emil Schumacher, K. R. H. Sonderborg, Pierre Soulages, Fred Thieler, Mark Tobey, Hann Trier, Fritz Winter, Wols.
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