Cows by the Water / Albert Oehlen
Apr 8, 2018 – Jan 6, 2019

Albert Oehlen

Palazzo Grassi presents Cows by the Water, a personal exhibition dedicated to German artist Albert Oehlen (1954, Krefeld, Germany) and curated by Caroline Bourgeois.

The exhibition lays out a path dedicated to Albert Oehlen’s production through a selection of approximately 85 works, including some lesser-known ones, created between the 1980s and today. The works brought together come from the Pinault Collection as well as from other major private collections and international museums.

 

Albert Oehlen

Cows by the Water is not chronological but rather suggests a syncopated rhythm between various genres and periods, thereby underlining the central role played by music in the artist’s practice. Music emerges as a real metaphor of his work method, where contamination and rhythm, improvisation and repetition, density and harmony of sounds become pictorial gestures.

 

Albert Oehlen

Albert Oehlen (1954, Krefeld, Germany) reveals himself to be a major figure of contemporary painting thanks to his artistic research in constant evolution, dedicated to experiments and to overcoming formal limits rather than to the subject represented.

 

Albert Oehlen

Albert Oehlen

Albert Oehlen

Albert Oehlen was born in 1954 in Krefeld, Germany. He graduated in 1981 from Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg. From 2000 to 2009, he worked as a Professor in painting at Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf. Oehlen’s work has been exhibited in several solo and group exhibitions including the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana in 2017, the Cleveland Museum of Arts and the Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao in 2016, the New Museum of New York in 2015, the Moderner Kunst Museum in Vienna in 2013, the Kunstmuseum of Bonn in 2012, the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris and the Museo di Capodimonte in Naples in 2009.

This exhibition at Palazzo Grassi is his largest monographic one in Italy, to date. For the duration of the exhibition, Albert Oehlen presents his project Cofftea/Kafftee in the atrium of Palazzo Grassi.

 

Cows by the Water / Albert Oehlen
April 8, 2018 – January 6, 2019 / Palazzo Grassi
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