The Phillips Collection’s retrospective of works by the German artist Markus Lüpertz traces the entirety of the artist’s five-decade career from the 1960s through the present. The exhibition was curated by Dorothy Kosinski and in collaboration with the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden’s “Markus Lüpertz: Threads of History”.
The Hirshhorn presents the early works of Markus Lüpertz, one of the most influential contemporary German artists, with an in-depth exploration of his groundbreaking paintings from the 1960s and 1970s. Featuring large-scale works curated by Evelyn Hankins —this exhibition brings more than thirty paintings to the museum in a striking exploration of one artist’s response to a uniquely charged cultural moment. The exhibition coincides with The Phillips Collection’s exhibition “Markus Lüpertz” which spans the artist’s entire career. Together, the two presentations form Lupertz’s first major US museum retrospective.
Michael Werner Gallery presents James Lee Byars's sculpture “The Golden Tower” in the Campo San Vio, Venice with the support of Fondazione Giuliani, Rome and the curation of Alberto Salvadori. Byars envisioned “The Golden Tower” as a colossal beacon and oracle that would bridge heaven and earth and unify humanity – a contemporary monument surpassing the grandeur of the Lighthouse of Alexandria. The idea of “The Golden Tower” first began in 1976 and was developed with numerous conceptual studies throughout the artist’s career. This presentation is an event of the LVII Venice Biennale and the first installation of “The Golden Tower” to fully realize the artist’s intentions of presenting the sculpture in a public space.
This installation of Per Kirkeby’s “Torso Branch” offers a unique opportunity to experience Kirkeby’s painted bronze sculpture in dialogue with the grounds of the Franz Marc Museum. “Torso Branch” is complimented by a selection of works on paper and bronze figurines by Per Kirkeby from the 1980s and 1990s as well as work from the museum’s permanent collection.
Museum der bildenden Künste presents a dialogue between the provocative drawings, sculptures and paintings of Max Klinger and Markus Lüpertz. This installation features thirty sculptures, twenty paintings and fifty drawings by Lüpertz alongside major works by Klinger.