Raymond Hains et al.
Antworten auf die Wirklichkeit (group show)
Forum Frohner, Krems-Stein
12 September 2020 – 9 May 2021
In the 1960s, the Austrian artist Adolf Frohner (1934–2007) travelled several times to Paris, where he encountered Nouveau Réalisme for the first time. Behind this movement were thirteen artists around the art critic Pierre Restany, a group that between 1960 and 1970 became a forum for a lively exchange of ideas. The approaches taken by the Nouveaux Réalistes were manifold, ranging from an interest in the materiality of objects and an ironic reinterpretation of form to a performative conception of the artwork.
With selected objects, the exhibition Answers to Reality: Adolf Frohner’s Encounter with Nouveau Réalisme explores the connection between Adolf Frohner and the Nouveaux Réalistes. Particularly Frohner’s material pictures, objects, and assemblages of the 1960s reveal distinct references to Nouveau Réalisme. This sheds new light on Frohner’s work of this time, but also on his iconography of the figurative in the late 1960s and 1970s.
Key works from the collection of Vienna’s mumok – Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig by Christo and Jeanne-Claude, César, Raymond Hains, and Daniel Spoerri will be presented. In honor of Spoerri’s ninetieth birthday, his work will constitute a focal point of the show.
The exhibition is presented in cooperation with the mumok – Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien.
William N. Copley, Raymond Hains et al.
Impasse Ronsin. Murder, Love, and Art in the Heart of Paris (group show)
Museum Tinguely, Basel
16 December 2020 – 29 August 2021
Impasse Ronsin, a dead-end street in the midst of Paris's Montparnasse district, was a unique artists' colony, known for more than a century as a place of art, contemplation, conversation, celebration, innovation, creation and destruction. With Impasse Ronsin. Murder, Love and Art in the Heart of Paris, Museum Tinguely devotes the first ever exhibition to this unusual urban network that was often in the headlines, presenting over 50 artists with more than 200 works, all made at Impasse Ronsin. The place was marked by a broad range of diverse artistic identities that went far beyond the avantgarde, with artists including Constantin Brâncuși. Max Ernst, Marta Minujín, Eva Aeppli, Niki de Saint Phalle and Larry Rivers, through to André Almo Del Debbio and Alfred Laliberté. The exhibition layout is based on the original architectural plan of the colony, surprising visitors with an unprecedented mixture of artworks and stories that bring Paris to life as a melting pot and cosmopolitan city of art.