14.0 x 8.0 (cm)
5.5 x 3.1 (inch)The concept of ‘Living Sculptures’ is largely associated with the UK-based duo Gilbert & George. It refers to an artistic mindset the two artists presented to the public towards the end of the 1960s when they decided to make their lives – or rather themselves – the subject of their art.
Gilbert & George’s ideas made quite an impact on Germany’s Rhineland where the closely affiliated artists Konrad Lueg, Sigmar Polke, and Gerhard Richter had been seeking new ways of making art, both individually and collectively since the early 1960s. Known mainly through the medium of painting, these three artists also experimented with works that, to differing extents, approached the genre of sculpture and developed a more participatory approach – all along accompanied by a dose of humor. This presentation brings together significant works by Konrad Lueg, Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter, and Gilbert & George with the aim of raising the awareness of little-known yet still-influential encounters with the medium of sculpture.
image: © The Estate of Sigmar Polke, Cologne/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2018