Opening: Markus Lüpertz
A darkly held abstract image shows a crow.
Kunst, die im Wege steht
Fri, April 28, 2017 8 pm CEST, Opening

The »Markus Lüpertz. Kunst, die im Wege steht« [Markus Lüpertz. Art which Stands in the Way] exhibition honors the credit and work of Markus Lüpertz. Together with fellow painters, such as Georg Baselitz or Per Kirkeby, Lüpertz positioned Karlsruhe as an outstanding centre of German painting during his time at the Academy of Fine Arts, Karlsruhe (1974–1986). 

The show draws an arc to the beginnings of Lüpertz’ artistic career: »Art that stands in the way« was one of his first presentations that took place in Berlin in 1966. The ZKM shows the lifework from five decades of one of the most significant German artists of the post-war generation.

The opening of the exhibition takes place on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 8 pm – we look forward to welcoming you!

Speakers at the opening: 

  • Frank Mentrup, Mayor of the City of Karlsruhe 
  • Walter Smerling, Management Foundation for Art and Culture
  • Peter Weibel, Managing Director of ZKM | Karlsruhe
Organization / Institution
ZKM | Karlsruhe

In cooperation with the Foundation for Art and Culture, Bonn and the MKM Küppersmühle Museum of Modern Art, Duisburg. 

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