Opening of the exhibition A.R. Penck
Ralf Winckler, better known under the name A.R. Penck, is one of the greatest German artists of the late twentieth century along with Georg Baselitz, Markus Lüpertz, Sigmar Polke and Jörg Immendorff. A.R. Penck was born in East Germany in Dresden and will be 78 years old at the opening of his exhibition at the Fondation Maeght. In 1980, he moved to the West, near Cologne. The criticism of the division of his country has been an influence on his work. A number of analyses and interviews have highlighted this aspect of his work.
The exhibition at the Fondation Maeght, from March 18 to June 18, 2017, has chosen another point of view. It’s focus is on the challenges of his painting and sculpture through different periods chosen to give a better understanding of the richness of his aesthetic, existential, philosophical and literary worlds. The exhibition will present some one hundred paintings, sculptures, large sets of drawings, prints and artists' books.
More information http://www.fondation-maeght.com/en/exhibit/211/a-r-penck