‘martin kippenberger: the problem perspective’
 
‘martin kippenberger: the problem perspective’
sep 19, 2008

‘martin kippenberger: the problem perspective’

‘the happy end of franz kafka’s “amerika”’ at museum boijmans van beuningen, rotterdam, 1994 (mixed media) © estate martin kippenberger, galerie gisela capitain, cologne

‘martin kippenberger: the problem perspective’

museum of contemporary art, los angeles september 21, 2008 – january 5, 2009

german artist martin kippenberger produced a varied body of work from the mid-1970’s to his death in 1997, at the age of 44. kippenberger’s work centred around the role of the artist in culture and art. through many different mediums, kippenberger examined himself in his art. ‘martin kippenberger: the problem perspective’ is the first major US retrospective of his work. It includes paintings, sculpture, works on paper, installations, multiples, photographs, posters, announcement cards and books. MOCA senior curator ann goldstein curated the show that will end early next year and then move to the MoMA in new york.

‘…kippenberger challenged and re-envisioned the role of an artist. his was an unsettling presence,
breaching the boundaries that reinforce conventions and decorum in order to articulate and objectify
the connections and relationships between an individual and their culture… he leaves an exhaustive
and challenging oeuvre, a few lifetimes of work in just twenty years, with numerous trails of associations
that will take many years and many exhibitions to unfold. it is a most problematic practice—and that is
its great gift.

– ann goldstein

http://www.moca.org

‘martin kippenberger: the problem perspective’ ‘spiderman-atelier (spiderman studio)’, 1996 (wood, metal, plastic, plexiglas, mirrors, bronze, styrofoam, painted canvases, vodka bottle, and balsa) (photo by philippe degobert)

‘martin kippenberger: the problem perspective’ ‘martin, ab in die ecke und schäm dich (martin, into the corner, you should be ashamed of yourself)’, 1989 (cast aluminum, clothing, and iron plate) © estate martin kippenberger, galerie gisela capitain, cologne

‘martin kippenberger: the problem perspective’ ‘worktimer’, 1987 (steel, briefcases, and rubber) © estate martin kippenberger, galerie gisela capitain, cologne

‘martin kippenberger: the problem perspective’ ‘capri bei nacht (capri by night)’, 1982 (ford capri, rolled oats and paint) © estate martin kippenberger, galerie gisela capitain, cologne

‘martin kippenberger: the problem perspective’ ‘ohne titel (untitled)’ from the series ‘jacqueline: the paintings pablo couldn’t paint anymore’, 1996 (oil on canvas)  © estate martin kippenberger, galerie gisela capitain, cologne

‘martin kippenberger: the problem perspective’ ‘ohne titel (untitled)’ from the series ‘fred the frog’, 1990 (oil on canvas) © estate martin kippenberger, galerie gisela capitain, cologne

‘martin kippenberger: the problem perspective’ ‘ohne titel (untitled)’, 1988 (oil on canvas) © estate martin kippenberger, galerie gisela capitain, cologne

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