Germany: Düsseldorf

“The Bread”, 2012, HD Video; by Michaël Borremans, Foto © Kunstsammlung NRW.

“The Bread”, 2012, HD Video; by Michaël Borremans, Foto © Kunstsammlung NRW.

 

WHERE: K21 Ständehaus.

WHEN: On view through January 24, 2016.

The Problem of God

BRIEF ABOUT: Christian iconography is omnipresent in our collective memory, and many contemporary artists incorporate elements of it in their work.  This is not a show of sacred art or even about religion in general, but themes include fundamental questions of human life and existence, philosophical and spiritual challenges and explorations, ranging from critical to humorous of different aspects of religion and faith.

 “The Problem of God”, 2007, by Pavel Büchler, Foto © Kunstsammlung NRW.

“The Problem of God”, 2007, by Pavel Büchler, Foto © Kunstsammlung NRW.

The selection of works focuses on art of the last 25 years, and some represent essential movements in art history from 1950 to 1980 and serve as important reference points for contemporary art.  Included are paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, video and film as well as art installations, some especially created for this exhibit.

Artists included are: Georges Adéagbo, Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Francis Alÿs, Francis Bacon, Michaël Borremans, Pavel Büchler, Andrea Büttner, Flavio de Carvalho, Paul Chan, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Tacita Dean, Andrew Esiebo, Harun Farocki, Katharina Fritsch, Douglas Gordon, Gary Hill, Emma Kay, Hubert Kiecol, Katarzyna Kozyra, Little Warsaw, Thomas Locher, Kris Martin, Aernout Mik, Boris Mikhailov, Santu Mofokeng, Hermann Nitsch, Robert Rauschenberg, Ad Reinhardt, Rosemberg Sandoval, James Turrell, Bill Viola, Paloma Varga Weisz, Danh Võ and Aby Warburg.

MORE DETAILS: www.kunstsammlung.de.




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