Sigmar Polke - Alchimist
- 14.01.2001 – 18.03.2001
- Astrup Fearnley Museet (at Dronningensgate 4)
With this exhibition the Astrup Fearnley Museum, in collaboration with Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk, Denmark and with Sigmar Polke himself, will be showing the first large solo presentation in Scandinavia of the work of this world famous artist.
Polke has great influence on today's international art. With, among others, Gerhard Richter, Georg Baselitz and Anselm Kiefer, Sigmar Polke belongs to the first post-war generation of German artists who, following World War II, have decisively contributed towards restoring the standing and importance of German art in the international art world.
More than 50 works are to be shown and will give an excellent insight into the artist's diverse and varied production from its conceptual beginning in the 1960s to the fascinating, almost alchemical veiled colour pictures in large format from the 1990s. Also recent pictures are included in the exhibition. Polke's engaging imagery is both humorously playful and searchingly investigative, both figurative and abstract; it speaks to the eye, to the feelings and to the intellect.