The First Art Newspaper on the Net    Established in 1996 Thursday, January 27, 2022


Tim Van Laere Gallery presents a solo exhibition of Franz West
Franz West, Zäh und zahm, 2011. Papier-mâché, styrofoam, acrylic, steel, artist pedestal ,155 x 86 x 50 cm. ©Archiv Franz West.



ANTWERP.- Tim Van Laere Gallery presents its third solo exhibition by the internationally acclaimed Austrian artist Franz West (1947, Vienna - 2012, Vienna). West is without doubt one of the most important sculptors and environment artists of contemporary art. His oeuvre is characterized not only by the forms he invents, but also for the communicative quality with which he directly addresses the viewer, urging him/ her to participate. The exhibition brings together various aspects from the broad oeuvre of Franz West. Both collages, sculptures from papier-mâché, plaster and polyester, furniture and installations from different periods of his career are shown.

In the mid-1970s, West made his so-called Paßstücke (Adaptives), movable sculptures made of plaster and metal that were intended to be moved, touched, and handled—transforming viewers into participants. For West, the essence of the artwork is not the aesthetic quality, but how the work is used. These objects stimulate the ingenuity of the public and disrupt conditioned behavior in the exhibition space. From the 80s, he incorporated more fragile materials, such as papier-mâché and glass bottles in his sculptures, which he combined in the Labstücke (Refresher Pieces).

As a consistent continuation of the Paßstücke, West has been working since 1987 to construct furniture for sitting and reclining, using prefabricated elements and discarded industrial products which he covered by stretching fabrics or carpets over them. His work makes us think about our living space and the social and personal activities that are happening there. The artist aims to create a certain interaction between artwork and viewer, between object and subject. An interaction that must ensure that art becomes an open and interactive process.

Later in his career, Franz West also focuses on sculptures in the public space.

Franz West (1947-2012) received international recognition since the 1980s. His work has been a fixture in countless international survey exhibitions such as Documenta and Biennales all over the world, and it is included in major public collections including Center Georges Pompidou, Paris; Tate, London; Middelheim Museum, Antwerp; M HKA, Antwerp; S.M.A.K., Ghent; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum for Modern Art (MMK), Frankfurt; Museo Nazionale delle Arte del XXI Secolo (MAXXI), Rome; Albertina, Vienna; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia; and Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.

In fall 2018, a major retrospective will open at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, and will travel to the Tate Modern, London the following year.










Today's News

December 8, 2017

Donald Trump beats North Korea's Kim Jong-Un, sort of, at Art Basel in Miami Beach

Saudi crown prince bought $450 mn Da Vinci: report

The Oriental rug market viewed as a pyramid

New species of 'marsupial lion' found in Australia

Walker Art Gallery displays Lowry painting of the River Mersey and Three Graces

Tim Van Laere Gallery presents a solo exhibition of Franz West

Sotheby's to offer Italian, French, Spanish, German & British drawings spanning 500 years of Western art

$18M Alloy Ferrari LWB Cal Spider Competizione Leads RM Sotheby's ICONS Sale

Ancient Mediterranean Collection given new gallery space, visibility at Newark Museum

Naples pizza-making wins UNESCO heritage status

Illustrator Quentin Blake holds auction for 'overlooked' art

Exhibition examines the uses of photography to document, record, and identify individuals

In greying east Germany, a community for sale

MFAH announces the Jeanie Kilroy Wilson Endowment for the Curator of American Painting and Sculpture

New exhibition at SMK delves into the relationship between artistic creation and institutional support

Exhibition at the India House Art Gallery in Pune, India features Alyssia Lazin, Pavel Kapic and Arti Kirloskar

Sotheby's Important Watches totals $7.6 million: Robust online buying drives results

Christie's New York Magnificent Jewels totals $62,592,750

Aaron Angell presents new ceramic sculpture, inflatables, and painting at Glasgow's Gallery of Modern Art

Cortesi Gallery opens Serena Maisto's first solo show in London

Solo exhibition of Nikita Makarov opens at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art

National YoungArts Foundation announces Daniel Arsham Fellowship for Early Career Visual Artists

BMW Art Journey artist shortlist announced during Art Basel in Miami Beach

Cochrane gift endows painting conservatorship




Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 



Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful